For the past 25 years, jewelry designer and maker Simone Walsh has combined sterling silver, gold and gemstones for an alchemic, yet delicate collection of unique handmade designer jewelry.
These contemporary and handmade jewelry designs have entranced customers around the world they're now available directly to our customers in the United States with local currency and fast, free local delivery via our USA online jewelry store. Hooray!
We're a family run business and we're passionate about real jewelry made using high quality precious materials like sterling silver and gold. We also aim to be affordable, eco-friendly and ethical. What's not to love?
Is this you?
You're a creative, independent-minded woman who has a unique sense of style and who strives to be herself rather than be like everyone else. You're never too serious, love being adventurous and have an appreciation of quality.
Sound like you? Then we're sure you'll love what we do.
Simone in her own words
I’ve always been drawn to the sparkly and the ornamental. When I was a kid growing up in Australia I had a large collection of ornate, vintage buttons that I would play with for hours on end. These days, you can still see some of that continuing fascination with ornament in my designs.
Prior to becoming a professional jewelry designer, I worked in the music industry and non-profit sector for some years. I also spent time shuttling between London, Sydney and Adelaide.
Around 1992 my love of beautiful and intriguing objects came back into focus when I stumbled across a simple yet fascinating statement necklace. I got myself some pliers, wire and glass to see if I could replicate the unusual jewelry design.
I was hooked and not long after I decided to study art full time with jewelry as my major subject. In my first year, I won a Most Outstanding Student award for jewelry. I completed a Degree in Visual Arts with a Jewelry Major at the University of Sydney in Australia.
Now, over 20 years after discovering that unusual necklace, what began as a small part time hobby has grown into a full time business and top jewelry brand that caters to people seeking unique fine and fashion jewelry — and it’s still growing.
I'm very happy that we're now selling direct to our lovely American customers through our USA online store. We first found a market online for our designs in the United States via Etsy and it's great to be coming full circle back to where our first online customers live.
It’s been an exciting ride — and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Watch our video introduction
Watch our quick video for an overview of Simone Walsh Jewelry: what we do, who we are, how we work and what our customers say.
The world’s resources are precious and we believe in ethical and sustainable design - and particularly for jewelry - so we aim to run an ethical and eco-friendly jewelry business:
- We aim to source ethically mined gemstones, often opting for more ethical man-made (lab grown) gemstones instead.
- We never use corals or other threatened resources.
- We carefully recycle our gold and sterling silver to ensure that none is wasted.
- We endeavour to use as much recycled precious metal as we can in our designs.
- We also choose to use low impact and environmentally friendly chemicals and other materials as much as possible in our business.
As our jewelry business has grown, we needed assistance to help us keep up with production demands and enable us to make our intricate designs possible. We now partner with an ethically-run jewelry workshop in Indonesia which is staffed by skilled local artisans.
However, the majority of our jewelry pieces are still finished and assembled in our workshop in Australia, with many designs being made from scratch in our studio.
Watch Simone handcraft a silver chain
Want to see some jewelry making in action?
Our super sparkly handmade silver chain has been one of Simone's personal favorite designs for years. It's a beautiful original silver jewelry design. Each one is still entirely made by hand by Simone personally, with every link in the chain having its own unique finish, giving you a truly special piece of precious jewelry.
Here's a time lapse video of Simone making this simple and delicate contemporary sterling silver chain.
As you can see, the making of the chain is a labor of love. In real time it takes quite some time to complete each one.
Discover the magic of handmade designer jewelry today —
visit our online store.
You'll find stud earrings, cocktail rings, statement necklaces, dangle earrings, silver pendants, stacking rings, gemstone earrings, silver chains, forget-me-nots, wedding jewelry and more.