“It was June 2021; the start of COVID Lockdown 2.0 in Sydney. The Matthew Ely Queen St boutique, along with all other retail and hospitality venues across the state, had officially shut up shop.
Some people were making sourdough.
Others were embracing Netflix and Zoom drinks.
Matthew was embarking of one of his most remarkable custom-made projects to date – a diamond and pearl wedding tiara, which could be also worn as a necklace.
650 hours. 11 South Sea Pearls. 580 diamonds, weighing 40.25cts.
Since the doors of his luxury jewellery boutique and workshop opened on Ocean Street in Sydney’s Woollahra in August 2014, Matthew Ely has firmly established himself as a leading luxury jewellery designer and gemmologist in Australia.
Matthew works closely with clients to create unique pieces that often become prized assets and precious family heirlooms. Using his expertise, comprehensive knowledge and resources, he sources some of the rarest and most precious diamonds and gemstones in the world
Matthew has accumulated his own following of clients with an appreciation for bespoke, luxury design. His Woollahra boutique, now located on Queen Street, is a truly unique space for personalised consultations with his high-end clientele.
It’s not simply the jewel, but the experience behind it. I want to educate my clients on the complex world of gems and diamonds; how and where they are sourced, before being handcrafted into fine jewellery. My boutique is designed to evoke trust, creativity, and a shared appreciation for wearable art.
– Matthew Ely
The architecture of the Matthew Ely Jewellery boutique is open, safe, transparent and enchanting with its hues of pink, blue, silver and gold. The atmosphere is inviting, complete with sides of handmade chocolate and French champagne, encouraging clients to participate in the design and creative process of their bespoke jewellery creations.