To all my gorgeous customers, friends, staff and family,

The last six years have been an amazing journey. I have had so much support, loyalty and love come through the doors at my quaint little Mt Lawley Store.

In the beginning when it was just myself, you (my customers) made a little community, a family for me. You have supported me not only by loving my product but simply by coming in to visit and letting me be apart of your life story. I have treasured getting to know you all personally and hearing about your families and adventures.Natalai at a show

Then, as Tayha Designs grew I have had the pleasure of working with one of my best friends, Natalia, by my side. She took the shop and the customers on as her own and made career and a place for herself in this little Astor Arcade. She was definitely thrown in the deep end when she started with me and she took it all in her stride, I couldn’t be more grateful. You are a beautiful person Natalia.

 

ShopFrom this small beginnings the shop just grow. I have had a fantastic group of people working with me along the way. Monica, Hannah, Sabah, Ben, Erin, Elizabeth, Hayley, Wendy (Mum) and Tamuy you have all added your own touch to Tayha Designs. You have all helped me see different ways of approaching business. It amazed me the dedication and hard work you all put into everything you did at Tayha Designs. For a small shop full of girls (plus Ben) it has been a fantastic work environment. I thank each and everyone of you. I also want to thank all the jewellers that have exhibited in my little gallery, the people of Mt Lawley have really appreciate your unique talents.

Life is full of adventures and challenges and my Mt Lawley store has been both. I honestly feel like I have achieved everything I could of hoped for. Of course I could not have done this with out the love, support and encouragement from my family. Thank you Bree for helping me open, thank you Mum for working for me when all my staff left were on maternity leave. Thank you to Alex for putting up with my long hours and thank you to the rest of Alex and my  family for being there as always. And also thank you to my friends for always being around to help and support.

As most of you know last year I started a family of my own, as did Natalia, Erin and Hayley (almost, due any day now). We have all had (or are having) little girls and with this new chapter in our lives I have decided it is time to change the direction of Tayha Designs a little. No I am not closing up and disappearing, I just couldn’t do that, I love it too much.

I have decided to let the shop front go. I will be putting a bit of time into the web site for a refresh and revamp as Tayha Design will run online and by appointment. I will still provide all the same services but I will be more flexible, being able to come to you and provide a really personalised jewellery experience. I would still love to be your jeweller and help with designing and creating those cherished pieces of jewellery you will love forever.

Once again I just can not thank you all enough and I hope I can continue working with you all. Please don’t hesitate contacting me through the web site, email or facebook I look forward to working with you all soon.

Lots of Love and Kind Regards

Taryn Compagnoni


Wedding shoesEthereal;

“Extremely delicate and light in a way that seems not to be of this world.”

Ethereal wedding theme is something out of a fairytale, a dream. By using neutral shades such as beige, ivory, taupe or nude as a wedding colour theme, this inspiration can be achieved effortlessly. It is suitable for fall weddings, especially if it was held outdoors surrounded by nature.

We adore the slip on sandals with the large bow. It is feminine, elegant and charming. The sandals are beige in colour and what appears to be white lace covering the base. From the distance it looks like it has been sprinkled with fairy dust that glitters.

ethereal hairstyleTousled, long and loosely plaited hairstyle is the perfect look for an ethereal wedding theme. The hairstyle can be swept to the side or left loose at the back. Neutral flowers can be added to the overall hairstyle for a whimisical look.

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This bouquet has various shades of rosy and neutrals, with the greens breaking up the colour palette and providing a perfect contrast. We prefer roses for this ethereal theme as it symbolises different meanings such as spirituality, romance and grace. There is also a sense of quiet beauty about the pink and white roses.

 

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This wedding dress is an absolute dream. Floaty, voluminous yet lightweight at the same time, we love how the blush dress elegantly swishes from the back of the train. We adore the backless V shape of the lace which gives just a hint of sensuality but ultimately it is romantic and whimsical.

 

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The ethereal and neutral theme extends to the bridesmaids. We fell in love with these Grecian inspired dresses in taupe that are either strapless or one shoulder. The hair is elegantly styled in low buns or left loose with wavy tresses. The chiffon material creates a sophisticated and elegant effect that will compliment the bride without overshadowing her on the special occasion.

 

 

 

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Our favourite ethereal engagement ring is this oval champagne diamond surrounded by a halo of diamonds in grain-set, milgrain design. This ring truly embodies a true sense of identity.

 

 

 

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Launched in 2011 as a creative platform for her ‘relaxed minimalist’ aesthetics, Jiawa Liu of Beige Renegade is one of Australia’s most influential style bloggers as well as a highly sought after stylist and photographer. Her editorial quality imagery and witty yet informative content continues to inspire her readers to live a beautiful minimalist lifestyle. With her preference of simplicity luxe jewellery it is not suprisingly she comes to adore jewellery designers Rei-Minohara Starke and Natalia De Burgh‘s unique collections from our quaint jewellery boutique in Mt Lawley. Here we had the pleasure of interviewing Jiawa to gain an inner access into her life in Perth, as well as chatting about fashion, travels, her favourite coffee shop and of course, jewellery.

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 How would you define your personal style?

I’m all about simplicity, comfort and livability, with a bit of tomboy thrown in. Comfort and style are synonyms in my dictionary.

What are your favourite Australian fashion brands?

My favourites include Toni Maticevski, Ellery and Dion Lee. These brands are redefining Australian fashion design on the world stage at the moment, and taking it by storm.

Where is your favourite place to go shopping?

The only real ‘shopping’ I do is probably at opshops or designer consignment – it’s a treasure hunt. Apart from this, I wouldn’t really say I ‘go shopping’. I don’t browse, and therefore I don’t normally go into shopping malls or even boutiques. As boring as it sounds, ‘shopping’ for me is really more of a list checking exercise, and I do this mostly online. My favourite online destinations are usually my favourite label’s e-boutiques.

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Who is the influential figure in your life?

I am influenced by so many amazing people in my life, including people I know personally, and those that I admire from afar. At the moment, I am very inspired by Sophia Amoruso of Nasty Gal. Reading her book Girl Boss confirmed to me that it was ok to simply hit the ground running doing what you love without a plan or an end game, just to see where the journey will take you. What’s important is aligning your life with what you are passionate about.

Are there any hidden gems in Perth you’ve discovered recently?

I don’t think this one would be considered ‘hidden’ to most Perthians, but it’s certainly something I didn’t know about before. I recently dropped by Helen Swift Designer Consignments in Cottesloe and couldn’t believe the calibre of designer pieces she has in from all my favourite international designers.

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Where is your favourite holiday destination so far?

While it might not pass as a holiday destination, my birth place, China is my absolute favourite place to visit. Every time I’ve gone back to visit it’s been a life changing experience. The richness of culture you experience in China is both overwhelming and eye-opening.

Where do you wish to visit one day?

I’m going to be really cliché and say Paris, if only it’s because I keep seeing all those gorgeous photos of café strips, tree lined avenues and the Eiffel Tower circulating Pinterest. However, I’m sure I’ll go there and be immediately disappointed by how little resemblance reality has to social media hype!

How would you describe your jewellery style?

I’m extremely minimal when it comes to jewellery. I believe that jewellery should be delicate, simple and personal. It should blend quietly into your personality, rather than upstage you.

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What is your favourite piece/or a piece that stood out from Tayha Designs.

I am in love with just about everything made by Rei Minohara-Starke, especially the Branch Ring and the Beaded Horseshoe Pendant. These designs are beautifully simple, are so full of personality. I also love the Pearl Studs by Taryn Compagnoni.

Where are your favourite places in Perth for

i. Coffee:

Harvest Expresso – their Matcha Latte is to die for, and they’re just around the corner from where I live.

ii. Dinner:

Nandos. I’m a fan of simple comfort food.

iii. Breakfast/lunch:

Mary Street Bakery in Highgate – best almond croissant ever.

iv. Bars:

Andaluz. The atmosphere at this place is very me. I don’t go out much, but when I do, I like to feel like I’m still at home!

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What’s the best thing about living in Perth?

I think Perth has the best of both worlds of a small town and big city. We have everything that you would get, for example, in Sydney or Melbourne, with great shopping, cafes and local events, but we don’t have to deal with the pollution, crowds and infuriating traffic.

5 words to describe yourself.

Obsessive, socially awkward, and methodically beige.

Jiawa is wearing Natalia De Burgh‘s Smile collection and Rei Minohara-Starke‘s Wattle and Branch collections.

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asscher-cut-diamondA versatile diamond that boost a royal heritage and decadent prestige, the Asscher Cut is one of the most beautiful and glamorous diamonds in the world. First created by Joseph Asscher of the Netherlands in 1902, he was famously commissioned by King Edward VII to cut the world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan diamond weighing at 3,106 carats. It still holds the record as the largest diamond ever found.

Quick Fact: The original Asscher has 58 facets whereas the Royal Asscher cut has 74 facets.

Although it was first developed in the early 1900s, the Asscher cut came to prominence in the 1920s during the art deco movement. It was seen in many art deco inspired designs and that popularity continued on during World War II. Until the resurgence of interest and re-invention of the Asscher in the late 1990s the cut was a valuable collector’s item and found in antique shops.

Elizabeth Taylor with her 33.19 carats Asscher cut diamond from Richard Burton.

Elizabeth Taylor with her 33.19 carats Asscher cut diamond from Richard Burton.

Quick Fact: One of the world’s most iconic women wore an Asscher cut – Elizabeth Taylor. Richard Burton gave her a Krupp diamond at 33.19 carats. It is now known as the Elizabeth Taylor Diamond.

The Asscher cut is similar to an emerald cut, and also described as as square cut emerald or stepped square cut. Like the Emerald, the Asscher has cropped corners and clean, defined lines. The diamond can be held by four claw prongs setting to create a square shape or surrounded by round brilliant diamonds in a halo style setting to reveal the cropped corners. Unlike the Emerald cut however, the positioning of the facets creates extra sparkle and brilliance, where it draws you in to the centre of the stone.

The Asscher cut is now a sought after engagement ring for fashion-conscious, professional women in this modern society. Due to its versatility, it can be designed in modern, art deco or vintage style of settings. If you prefer an engagement ring that is not too old fashioned or too sparkly, then the Asscher cut is the perfect engagement ring for you as it has the best of both characteristics.

A timeless and sophisticated diamond, the Asscher cut will continue to retain that element of beauty and aura for many decades to come.

At Tayha Designs we are lucky enough to have designed engagement rings with an Asscher cut stone. Here are a few selections of beautiful Asscher cut rings for happy customers;

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sculpture by the seaWe went to see the hugely anticipated Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at one of Perth’s most popular beaches; Cottesloe Beach. An annual event, it is a free exhibition for the public showcasing 70 local, interstate and international artists which has dramatically transformed the beach into a huge art space overlooking the Indian Ocean. The sculptures are exhibited along the sea wall, along the sand stretching as far as North Cottesloe and on surrounding grass areas. Due to its larger than life sculptures it is easily spotted in the distance however curiosity draws you in for a closer inspection. We were awed and mystified at the same time, it is definitely a conversation starter and we often wonder about the story behind the artworks.

Sculptures we love;

Photo by Clyde Yee

Photo by Clyde Yee

Wendi Zhang

‘Flamingos’

Bright red flamingos made with stainless steel mesh. They look oddly at home in Cottesloe Beach especially against the stunning backdrop of the sunset.

 

 

 

Kim Perrier

Photo by Pauly Vella

Photo by Pauly Vella

‘Ashes to ashes’

A celebration of the relationship between trees and humanity, the tree becoming the vessel for the transmigration of soul. It is mystical and dark at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Michael Stribling

Photo by Michael Stribling

 

 

Virginia King

‘Turning Stones’

The sculpture represents a diatom, an algae group at the beginning of the food chain. Her sculpture allows you to view the ocean in an entirely new perspective. Her work represent the fragility of the natural world.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Jessica Wyld Photography

Photo by Jessica Wyld Photography

Russell Sheridan

‘Sisters’

Is that a pineapple they caught? Or a bait? Sculptures of two girls surrounded by their dogs have kids jumping for joy trying to reach the pineapple.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ron Gomboc

‘Cycle of Life Living’

A striking sculpture made entirely out of aluminium. It is inspired by the journey we have to go through in life.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Garry Norris Photography

Photo by Garry Norris Photography

 

Peter Lundberg

‘Warrior’

The sculpture represents the artist’s state of unconscious mind, exploring life’s journey and uncovering mysteries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Film Garden

 

Ken Unsworth

‘My home is your home’

Whimsical and magical playhouses joined together by a bridge.

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Terrific Picture Aus

 

Ayad Alqaragholli

‘Hearts in Paradise’

A graceful sculpture depicting two figures in acrobatic posture, perfectly balanced and beautiful to look at.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Gary Norris

 

 

Hugh McLachlan

‘Cube Melt Transition’

A mind blending sculpture that play tricks on your vision, the mirror finish provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to see the world in a different perspective.

 

 

 

 

 

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518-_IGP0559hkWe have created wonderful, one of a kind and imaginative engagement and wedding rings for same sex couples over the years. The preference for custom made is at an all time high as couples endeavour to put their own personal touch on their ring designs.

There are various options and ideas for same sex engagement rings and wedding bands. Two ladies could go for the same engagement rings they both would like to wear. Or one would surprise the other with an engagement ring where they would both return to design a second engagement ring.Picture 031

As for guys, an engagement ring can also be a option depending on their personal preferences, it could have a bit of sparkle, unique textures or something a lot more reserved like a plain traditional band. Alternatively, some couples prefer the combination of both engagement and wedding ring that is stunning on its own.

menIt is not entirely necessary for the engagement and weddings rings to be completely identical to each other. There are options to go for rings that differs from one another or alternatively, a slight difference between the two. To make it symbolic and personal, the ring can feature the birthstone of the partner. Changes can be made by colour, metal, size, stones and design. The rings can be personalised, have meaningful symbols or messages. The choices are endless.030-_IGP4657aa

At Tayha Designs, we offer a full one to one consultation for same sex couples who want to create a bespoke engagement rings and wedding bands with a difference. Our experienced designers can help to assist in turning your ideas into reality.

 

 

 

Here are some of the rings we have designed;

 

Pink diamonds and rose gold

These understated yet stunning engagement rings are created for a wonderful couple who wanted an engagement ring that matches but with a slight difference. We used a combination of white gold, rose gold, pink and white diamonds and created them so the placement is different for each band. A clever way of matching an engagement ring but with a subtle twist.black diamond

 

 

 

Sleek, simple and traditional, this handmade 6mm men’s platinum wedding band has a matte finish centre and polished outer edges for a modern touch. The design is then finished off with a square cut black diamond stone in the centre.

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If considering a different wedding band, only the slightest alterations can be made. For example, round black diamonds can be used instead with the grooves in the centre with an all over matte finish.

 

 

Mokume Ring    Love creating this luxurious and sophisticated multi – coloured Mokume wedding band for our customer. Mokume has a rich cultural history and translate from Japanese as ‘wood grain’. Individual and unique, there are different Mokume designs to go for and a perfect wedding band for couples.

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet the very sweet and charming Allison who won our design prize package aallisont UWA’s most recent annual GMA black tie dinner.

We were honoured to be invited to attend the fabulous event as a new sponsor.

Our prize package, valued at $1200, included a whopper sized (12mm) beautiful Tahitian South Sea pearl and also a sit down with one of our designers to discuss how Allison would want to wear her new pearl and of course the make itself.

Allison decided on a rounded sterling silver bangle and because they’re her favourite we added natural emeralds to her bangle to enhance the pearls blue green colour.

 

pearl bangleThis is the beautiful result. We’re pleased as punch at how it looks and Allison loves it so much she wants even more made!

Stay tuned for more bangles made but using lava rock and other semiprecious gemstones!


As life changes, you grow, learn and change your likes, tastes and styles change.

It is okay to change your jewellery. Some people believe that jewellery holds a memory, this makes it hard to let go of, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be changed to suit you and your style now. We can use you existing gold pieces melt them down, re-work them and add to them to create exactly what you are after today for this moment in your life.

 

As our work is all done on site you can have peace of mind that your original piece of jewellery will be part of your finished piece. We work with you we assess what you have, help you design what you want and then hand-make your new jewellery design.

Here is an example that has recently left the work shop.

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Oscars 2015There is always a reason why the Oscars cause a stir of excitement during the awards season. We’re not talking about the show stopping couture gowns, expensive designer shoes or even the glitzy occasion itself, ultimately we had our eyes peeled for the exquisite jewellery being worn on the red carpet. The jewellery tends to be more dazzling, one of a kind and are worth millions, and the Oscars 2015 didn’t disappoint.

Here we have highlighted the best jewels worn on the night.

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1. Australian actress Margot Robbie wore an iconic 1930s inspired Van Cleef and Arpels antique Colombine ‘zip’ necklace which was originally created for the Duchess of Windsor. It consists of 18ct yellow gold, diamonds and blue sapphires gemstones with tassel drop. The zipper is fully functional and can be adjusted and transform into a drop choker. It can also be zipped all the way and worn as a bracelet.

2. Cate Blanchett

2. Cate Blanchett

 

 

 

2. Oscar winning Australian actress Cate Blanchett is the essence of elegance wearing a stunning multi-row turquoise, aquamarine and diamond statement bib necklace by Tiffany and Co from their new collection Tiffany Blue Book 2015. It is contemporary with an element of playfulness at the same time.

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3. Pitch Perfect actress Anna Kenderick looks like she belongs to a European Royal family when she wore a stunning Norman Silverman diamond cluster earrings which consists of marquise and pear shape diamonds approximately 13cts in total. Worn with an updo hairstyle, the earrings accentuate her flawless feature and goes perfectly well with the diamond halterneck.

4. Lupita Nyong'o

4. Lupita Nyong’o

 

 

 

4. Jewellery with a fabulous twist. Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o wore a pearl-embellished ivory dress by Calvin Klein consisting of 6,000 pearls. It is luxurious and created using a variety of different pearl sizes for intricate texture. I couldn’t imagine how long it would have taken to create this memorable gown. This dress will surely be exhibited in a museum one day.

 

5. Zoe Saldana

5. Zoe Saldana

 

 

5. Zoe Saldana wore an absolute stunner on the night; a breathtaking $1 million Neil Lane platinum diamond choker consisting of pear shapes, baguettes and round brilliant cut diamonds 100ct in total. Although the choker does not instantly jump out from the crowd, you could definitely appreciate the fine craftsmanship and flawless quality of the piece.

6. Emma Stone

6. Emma Stone

 

 

 

 

6. Emma Stone wore an elegant art deco inspired rose cut diamond cuff in 18ct yellow and white gold by Tiffany and Co which drew inspiration from the 1940s glamour. It has a swirly/wavy shape that blends naturally into the yellow gold embellished sequin design of her dress. The cuff is part of Tiffany and co’s newest collection in 2015.

7. Chloe Moretz

7. Chloe Moretz

 

 

7. Sophisticated and attention-grabbing, Chloe Moretz looked simply stunning in her ForeverMark pear shape and marquise cluster diamond ear cuff that is very much on trend this season. It adds an extra edge to her feminine frock.

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8. It may be part of her figure hugging dress but Scarlett Johansson’s emerald bib statement necklace has a wow factor. We love how the necklace seemlessly cascades down like a waterfall. Is green the new jewellery colour trend for this season? She paired this with a Piaget ear cuff for a trendy look.

 

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9. Karoline Kurkov

 

 

 

 

9. It wouldn’t be Oscar night without the iconic Harry Winston jewels. Model Karoline Kurkova wore a diamond cluster wrap around bracelet and multi layered statement diamond ring. This overall look epitomised golden Hollywood glamour in the 1930s – 1060s.

10. Laura Dern

10. Laura Dern

 

10. Lastly, Laura Dern wore a ring that is more special than most. She wore a statement Bulgari turquoise emerald cut cocktail ring in support for the Lung Force, where turquoise is the signature colour for the charity group. The ring features miniscule diamonds on the sides for a classic yet contemporary look.

 

 

 

 

 

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1978870_301156020072865_246248017473243936_nLiving in the ‘City of Lights’ Perth and the innate love of its surrounding nature provides an instant source of inspiration for Silver by Kat designer Kathleen Genat, who joins Tayha Design’s quaint gallery of talented West Australian jewellery artists in Mt Lawley. Silver by Kat is a charming and delightful collection of sterling silver jewellery that is thoroughly modern with a romantic edge. Using delicate and creative processes such as detailed etching and printing, Kat creates sentimental snippets of everything around us, particularly the natural beauty of the world. The use of patina and reticulated silver in her jewellery collection is uniquely individual as each piece differs from one another, providing the wearer a truly one of a kind jewellery.

 

1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. When did you first aspire to become a jewellery designer?

My name is Kathleen Genat. I live in the beautiful Perth hills with my two small boys, Winston and Hugo.
Art has been a passion of mine throughout my life, doing T.E.E art, and then many art electives while studying teaching at University. After living for six years in New York, I moved back to Perth, and it was at that point I found my passion for designing sterling silver jewellery.

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Floral Dome

2. What is your main source of inspiration when designing your jewellery collection?

Being from the hills and surrounded by nature, I find this is my main source of inspiration. I love the texture, movement and shape of the world around us, and I try to incorporate that into my jewellery.

3. What is your signature style?

My signature style is modern with a romantic edge. I am developing unique and wearable pieces that are individual and suggest a story.

 

Ring Pendant

Ring Pendant

 

4. Provide a little insight into your creative and technical process?

I am constantly thinking of new ideas which develop on paper and from    there I often let the creativity take over. I incorporate nature by roller      printing and photo etching to give depth and uniqueness to my pieces,    and often use the patina process to antique the silver.

 5. Describe the person wearing your jewellery. What type of    person did you have in mind when designing your jewellery?

The wearer of Silver by Kat is confidant, loves to tell a story, has a romantic edge, and a sense of contemporary style. She is not a person who can be pigeonholed, but she appreciates simplicity with depth.

Two Hearts Pendant

Two Hearts Pendant

6. What is your motto in life/Your favourite quote?

My motto in life is to stand firm in what I believe and to follow through with my dreams and goals.

“I have decided to stick with love,

hate is too great a burden to bear”

Martin Luther King Jr.

I aspire for my jewellery to be an expression of love, and to bring joy to the wearer.

7. How do you relax when you’re not making jewellery?

When I’m not making jewellery I love to spend time with family and friends, going to the beach and enjoying outdoor activities.

8. What is the best thing about Perth? Any recommendations?

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island

I have been lucky enough to have travelled widely, and nothing beats Perths climate, beaches and relaxed lifestyle. Rottnest Island is a particular favorite of mine.

9. What is your favourite piece from your own collection? What is your most treasured or significant piece?

My favorite piece would be the bar pendant with the Banksia leaf print. I love the asymmetrical lines contrasted by the organic shape of the leaf.

My most treasured piece would be my ring with the three tiny hearts, which represents myself and my two boys.

Bar Pendant with Banksia Leaf Print

Bar Pendant with Banksia Leaf Print

10. 3 words to describe your jewellery.

3 words;

Silver

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Kat.

 

Shop Online: Silver by Kat

 

 

 

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211Love is in the air… for jewellery.

In the week leading up to Valentine’s Day we have spent an enjoyable afternoon at Tayha Designs picking out a vast range of stunning jewellery that would certainly be an ideal gift and to make the day even more special for your loved ones. Although traditional Valentine’s Day gifts such as a box of chocolate, stuffy animals and a bloom of flowers seems like an obvious choice, however deep down we all know what women really wants, a symbol to represent longevity, enduring romance and coming straight from the heart. There’s nothing more romantic than receiving a piece of jewellery that has been carefully considered, chosen and beautifully wrapped for the celebration of love.

From traditional heart shapes, simple classics to thoroughly unique pieces, we carefully selected a versatile collection of Valentine’s Day jewellery gift ideas that we would absolutely love to receive, and we’re pretty sure you would to. Each jewellery piece we have selected will be cherished forever, have a unique story to tell and the ability to interpret your own story through the sentimental gift.

Drop a hint by sharing this with your loved ones <3

Silver By Kat

Perth-based jeweller Silver By Kat landed in Tayha Designs only a mere week ago and the girls are already gushing over this handmade sterling silver disc pendant with symbolic two heart motif. The carefree and rustic texture of the disc against the smooth surface of the hearts creates a modern yet meaningful contrast. We could imagine this being worn alone or layered with other pendants.

 

                                                            

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Ted EllyardEnchanting and delicate, this 18ct yellow gold ring by Ted Ellyard moves away from the standardised tulip setting normally found in engagement rings for a literal and almost-bloomed tulip ring. The stigma is a 0.10ct round brilliant cut diamond in a rub-over setting which led us to daydream if only real flowers feature diamonds! This would certainly make a unique and romantic Valentine’s Day gesture.

 

Gillian Cordiner

It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without the heart theme would it? We absolutely love these dainty and precious sterling silver enamel hook earrings with a highly unusual texture, alligator print! The red enamel is rich and vibrant, which allows the earrings to stand out from the crowd. The heart drop sits just underneath your lobe as if it’s floating. We’re on cloud nine…

 

                                     

                                                               Claire Townsend

256(1)Claire Townsend used silver and anodised aluminium to create this fashionably large circle flower pendant using detailed etching technique. Instead of flowers this pendant will be a enduring fixture for your heart’s desire. It is elegant yet has an element of playfulness. The long black cord necklet adds a modern touch to the overall pendant.

 

 

 

 

Taryn Compagnoni

Taryn CompagnoniYou can’t go wrong with pearl jewellery. At all. Pearls has survived the consistent waves of ever-changing and buckling trends that would make even the most seasoned fashionista overwhelmed. Pearl jewellery are modernised, re-imagined and innovative yet maintains its history and classic aura. We love Taryn Compagnoni’s lustrous South Sea white pearl subtly enhanced by two round brilliant diamonds on either side in a beautiful modern setting. A gift to last a lifetime.

 

                                                         Rei Minohara Starke

rei minohara starkeThis stunning ring is inspired by the quiet beauty of Australia’s distinctive nature and drawn from Perth Jeweller Rei Minohara Starke’s own memories, stories and feelings. However, this awe-inspiring ring also tells the story of the person who wears it. The ring is handmade in sterling silver and casted using a golden wattle branch, a floral emblem of Australia. We adore the large quartz stone with resin surrounds to create a wearable version of a single stem of rose. This ring is so versatile it can also be worn as a pendant. Ultimately, two gifts in one!

 

 

 

259Lastly, a hidden treasure! Made in 18ct yellow gold and Mouchite stone the pendant depicts a lit candle flame or a yellow rose bud, we are instantly mesmerised by it.

These unique selection are what we secretly crave from our loved ones however, we are completely spoiled for choice with endless Valentine’s Day gift ideas at Tayha Designs so do visit our gallery during your free time and we can assist you in choosing your ideal gift that will be treasured forever.

 

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View our online Jewellery rangeIn my industry Engagements are my favourite thing. I get to work with people at one of the happiest times in their life. There is nervousness, excitement and anticipation.

One big thing I have noticed is the trends of the engagement ring have changed over the last 14 years while I have been in the industry. Not only in styles, metal choice, average size of diamonds but also in the way the rings are designed and chosen. More and more we are seeing couples making this life choice together. Traditionally the man would come and select a ring for his partner and it would all be a surprise. Now we are getting up to 40% of engagement ring sales chosen and designed by the couple.

The engagement ring is a big investment but most importantly it is a symbol of love that you want to be able to wear forever. It is a daunting thing for a man or women to do on their own but there is still something magical about the surprise and romance of the tradition.

With social media and the World Wide Web we have found a great way to keep this tradition alive and so far have had great success. What and How? Pinterest! We have regular customers, friends and referrals that use a private board that they only share with us. You may not know if your partner is planning on proposing or your husband planning a birthday present but keeping your inspirations on a boards so in the event of an engagement or anniversary they know we know your like, dislikes, styles and colour preferences but the romance of him designing something for you is still alive.

Here is an example of and inspiration board http://www.pinterest.com/tayhadesigns/example-engagement-ring-inspiration-board/

We love individually designing jewellery to perfectly suit each customer and a little bit of personal inspiration does go a long way. So share your board with us info@tayhadesigns.com and tell your partners about Tayha Designs and where to find us.


Moganite GemstoneToday we are working on a Morganite ring that has been two years in the design process with our customer. It will feature a rose gold setting, channal set princess diamonds and tiny diamonds beads set over all surfaces. The ring is being made from her old engagement rings. It will be a statement piece.


Princess cut diamondsWe are currrently working with a customer to design a Princess cut Diamond engagement ring. Here is a little bit about how the process works. This is the first stages of our design process. You come to us with an idea, you sit with the designer and work through what you would like in terms of style, peronality and practacality, we then hand sketch your idea. AT this stage we also personally select several stones that will both fit your budget and really stand out in your design. We take pride in selecting the right diamonds for you that are beautiful quality, conflict free and afforable. When having a engagement ring made the diamond will take up a large percentage of your cost and it is to be worn forever, as it will last forever, so it is important to get the right diamond. The best advise I could give anyone looking at Diamonds is ALWAYS look at your diamond before you buy it, buying on line and unseen can end terribly.