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GBJ IS RELOCATING - SEE YOU DOWN THE WEST END!

On Tuesday 6th March, 2018 we are relocating Gemma Baker Jewellers and Rustic Treasures Jewellery into a fine new larger showroom with a lovely spacious workshop down in the West End of Marine Terrace. We have loved our Railway Station space but have outgrown it and are allowing our ‘wings to spread’ into this new larger space.

OUR NEW ADDRESS Shop 3, 180 Marine Terrace Geraldton Telephone 08 9921 7776

Penny, our Silversmith (Rustic Treasures Jewellery) will be offering silversmithing workshops where you will be able to learn silversmithing techniques and make your own products. We will keep you informed for when the first intake will be.

Gemma and Rachel and Penny will be offering work experience opportunities for students studying jewellery at school and casual jobs for the students that show potential. Students will be contributing to the manufacture of some of our handmade jewellery collections like the Everlasting, Geraldton Wax and Gum Leaf Collections as well as our hand-carved Abrolhos Island Mother of Pearl surfboard and flora-inspired pendants. Our new Showroom / Workshop is going to enable us to do all these things and more, you will be able to shop in comfort with plenty of space to move about! There are cafes and interesting shops all around with a lovely homely feel about the open courtyard area that our shop opens onto. Thanks for all your support over the four years we have been at the Railway Station and we look forward to seeing you ‘down the West End!’

Our new opening hours will be: Mon – Fri 8.30am to 5pm Sat 8.30am to 3pm Sun 10am to 2pm

Apart from our current Jewellery Collections, we will be focusing on building up our Engagement Ring Designs and offering a lot more Precious Gemstone Jewellery, so its going to be a busy, fun 2018!

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Welcome to our August newsletter, we have lots of interesting news to share so please enjoy having a browse. We look forward to keeping in touch with you more often now that we have a new website, we can keep you up to date with all our new designs much easier. Also please like our facebook page to keep in touch that way.
Abrolhos Island Pearls harvest We have just had the pleasure of being the first to select from the Pelsaert Pearl Farm 2017 harvest. This is a very exciting time, as we pick the pearls we would like to buy for the year. We are now busy making some new pieces with them. View them on our website gemmabakerjeweller.com.au or come into our studio for a look!         Made from the Pelsaert Pearl Harvest Abrolhos Baroque Pearl Ring, Stg Sil with 18ct yellow and rose gold $1995 sold; Abrolhos Baroque Pearl Ring, 9ct yellow gold with 18ct rose gold, white and pink diamonds $4350      
  Congratulations to the winners in our Abrolhos Pearl Pendant competition, Karen Young and Cheryl Britz. Enjoy ladies!
Penny Layton, Silversmith - Rustic Treasures Jewellery Penny and I have been sharing our studio and showroom space for 12 months and are excited to be celebrating our 1st Birthday together! Our business relationship is a truly harmonious one. Rustic Treasures Jewellery falls within a great price range, from approx $30 - $300. Penny uses silver with copper and brass, or silver with yellow and rose gold, and she has a very unique style. You can see Penny working in our studio, or visit her at the Upmarket or the Makers Market in Perth.          
Rachel Black, apprentice jeweller We are very pleased to introduce Rachel Black to our team. Rachel, in the final year of her four-year apprenticeship, is already very capable and highly skilled, and is rated as 'one of the most talented young Jewellers' from the Perth Metropolitan Tafe by lecturer Peter Keep. Rachel sees nature as the inspiration for making beautiful jewellery and has very quickly taken to our new Geraldton Wax Jewellery Collection, which she enjoys making. Rachel is born and bred in Geraldton and enjoys playing board games and walking her dog on the beach.            

NEW! Geraldton Wax Collection

Celebrating Geraldton's humble wax flower located throughout the Midwest - in Rhodolite Garnet or Natural Abrolhos Island Keshi Pearls, Gold, Silver, Titanium
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So it all began when my website designer Bradley Dawson said 'Gemma it would be really good to have some photos of your jewellery on a model'.  We had just begun building my new site and I agreed with his suggestion – I just had to pull it off, find a model, make-up artist, hair designer, manicurist, clothing etc etc etc ... without letting too much time pass .... Tegan Winterbottom is a customer who, over the years, has become a friend (as they do!). Tegan is a farmer from Mingenew and a catwalk model by night so she was the logical choice – I just had to see whether she was available at short notice. Tegan was in the middle of seeding when I asked if she would be 'the face of GB Jewellers'. She accepted and we made a date for the Wednesday of the next week. I've seen Tegan over the years accumulate wounds from charging bulls, bruised legs, scars on her hands and shoulders – to mention only a few 'war wounds' from her line of work, but I didn't want that to hold us back. I didn't want to photoshop Tegan's scars out of the photos because that’s who she is: she's a real working woman who also loves her jewellery. She loves working the land as much as she loves looking glamorous and putting on 'her style' when she comes to town! To me, Tegan represents the theme of the Midwest woman well, with her confidence, her style, her ability to play more than one role at a time. She is exactly the kind of 'face for Gemma Baker Jewellery' I was looking for. We had fun on the day of the shoot, visiting iconic places around town, focusing on the scenes around the beautiful waters of Champion Bay. I wanted to show off Geraldton to the world and deliver the message of 'Made in Geraldton', as all of our jewellery is just that – which is something to be proud of. All designs are original and of the highest standard. In the real world, Tegan wears a lot of our jewellery, including pieces by Larry Williamson and Jane Liddon, and I had the pleasure of making her latest piece of jewellery. We are so pleased Tegan modelled for us – her practicality, sense of originality and style, plus her appreciation of quality is what GB Jewellers are all about. Thanks Tegan!
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Gemma Baker is a fourth-generation jeweller whose family tradition was begun in England in 1886 by Douglas Hubert Baker who immigrated to Geraldton in 1911. Gemma started her career in the jewellery industry as a teenager in her father's business, and she now carries 28 years of experience into her own business, which she established in 2007.
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