This month we meet up with one of our boutique designer jewellers from the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, Jeff Einstein. Although now firmly a proud and award winning member of the Australian Jewellery industry, Jeff’s love of jewellery started at a young age in his homeland South Africa.
Tell us the story of how you established Jeff Einstein Jewellery?
‘After completing my jewellers apprenticeship in the early 1970’s, I secured my first position as an inhouse jeweller and designer for a very upmarket store in Johannesburg where I had grown up. In 1979 I established my own small workshop and Jeff Einstein Jewellery was born. I was fortunate that we were so busy that in 1985 we opened my first retail boutique that had an onsite workshop with jewellers on the bench.
In 1989 my wife and I made the decision to immigrate to Australia with our young family and so the business was sold. This meant starting again in our new home city of Sydney. I gained experience within the Australian industry and in 1992 Started working from a workshop at my home where I also employed other jewellers on the bench. By 1993 I was able to open my first retail boutique in Double bay which is the suburb where we are still located today.’