Roxanne Watts is a Melbourne based jeweller who specializes in working with Jet, particularly Whitby Jet.
Inspired by the history of Medieval and Victorian Europe, Roxanne is particularly influenced by Victorian jewellery.
A beautiful gem that is formed from the fossilised monkey-puzzle tree, Jet is black and velvety in appearance, light in weight and it warms to the touch. In Australia, Jet is difficult to source. Even more so is the superior Whitby Jet. Roxanne combines silver and 18ct gold in her pieces to accentuate the blackness of this unique material.
Roxanne creates original pieces that are a blend of traditional techniques and style. Each piece is then given a twist of individual contemporary flair. As a Maker, Roxanne strives to make quality pieces that will last: perhaps even until another ornate era has come.
Designs include scrollwork, ornate frames, Victorian symbols, Fleur de Lys, Crosses, Victorian architectural themes, and floral motifs are reflected in a memoir of style: an homage to a romantic and decadent time now gone.
All pieces are unique and hand-finished. A personal element is thus infused into each piece. Many are totally unique, with no similar items having been produced. Custom consignments are welcomed.
Roxanne’s reputation as a unique and quality Maker has seen her sell pieces to Collectors in Australia and New Zealand.
Roxanne intends to return to the UK to gain further inspiration for pieces yet to come.
Ken Gray and Alister Reid Gallery
Studio 606,37 Swanston Street,Melbourne email@example.com
0403 214 464