white diamond leafbud necklace vine leaf bracelet (black diamonds) vine leaf earrings (black diamonds) effloresce1 effloresce2 vine leaf necklace (white diamonds) vine leaf necklace (white diamonds) detail vine pod pendant, ring shepherdess brooch autumn leaves brooch autumn leaves necklace abstract brooch abstract earrings abstract pendant titanium brooch 1 titanium brooch 2

white diamond leafbud necklace

14ct white gold, 18ct white gold bezel, .30ct E VS diamond, argentium, white stainless steel cable
2017

vine leaf bracelet

925 silver with black diamonds
2014

vine earrings

925 silver with black diamonds
2014

effloresce 1

necklace in 925 silver with 22ct yellow gold
2014

effloresce 2

necklace in 925 silver with 22ct yellow gold
2014

vine leaf necklace

925 silver with white diamonds
2014

vine leaf necklace

925 silver with white diamonds (detail)
2014

pod pendant and ring

925 silver
2014

shepherdess brooch

925 silver with diamonds, 18ct yellow gold and 18ct white gold pin
50h 57w 17d (mm)
2011

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This brooch was made at the invitation of Artisan for its exhibition Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories. The exhibition began in Brisbane in 2011 and visited most States during 2012-14.

Prudence Arber (1852-1932) was born in the Mount Barker region of Western Australia. She had no formal education, but learnt bush lore from Indigenous people. She became a shepherdess, living rough and sleeping under the stars. Later in life she used a tent, but always slept on the ground. She made a fortune from her wool, which she kept as gold sovereigns in a bank in Albany.

The open weave and white-finished silver wire are references to wool and the wide outdoors. The diamonds in their gold bezel settings speak of the stars she slept under and the wealth she eventually amassed.

autumn leaves brooch

925 silver, 14ct yellow gold
2007

autumn leaves necklace

925 silver, 14ct yellow gold
2007

abstract tree brooch

925 silver, black rhodium plating
2006

abstract earrings

925 silver, 18 ct gold, black rhodium plating
2006

abstract pendant

925 silver, 18 ct gold, black rhodium plating, stainless steel cable
2006

titanium brooch

flame coloured titanium, sterling silver
2003

titanium spiral brooch

flame coloured titanium, 9ct yellow gold
2002