Christensons owner and Master Jeweller, Gary, started in the jewellery industry in 1969 with an apprenticeship to the top manufacturing firm in Australia. After eight years with this company Gary then spent the next twenty odd years designing and handcrafting jewellery for many high end, well known stores. He also became involved in, and a partner in, a diamond wholesaling business in the late 80's specialising in Australian Argyle diamonds.
In 1995, Christensons was established, and for the first time the public were now able to deal directly with a high end manufacturer and knowledgable diamondteer. In 1997 Christensons won the inaugural Australian Bridal Industry award as the top jeweller. In 1998, we won our first National Design Award and have picked up over twenty awards in the years since. At the end of 2008, Gary was invited to join a judging panel for a National Design Competition which is held annually and since this time has withdrawn from all competition.
Christensons was created to be an old fashioned, honest and friendly business, with our workshop located on the premises where you can come and relax in our no pressure, low key environment and talk to our qualified master jewellers and friendly staff about all of your jewellery requirements.
We specialise in Australian gemstones, especially Australian Argyle Pink, White and Champagne diamonds. We also operate our own opal mine. We show every client their stone under a microscope and allow you the pleasure of selecting your own stone with peace of mind that comes with the genuine and honest information that we are willing to provide, when many others in the trade try to push you into purchasing a stone that they are biased towards. We believe it is up to you to choose and we have a very open, informative and no pressure approach. Just quality, and we always give you our best price up front !
We have never needed to spend a great deal on advertising as our clientelle are our best form of advertising and we now find ourselves doing work for people in many countries around the world.
We have an excellent display of jewellery but find that in 70 - 80 % of cases, we custom make a design especially for our clients.