Welcome to Fifth Heaven Designs!
We're an independent handmade jewellery studio based in sunny Brisbane. We've always loved making things, whether that be crocheted ponchos, a fancy corset, or a Viking knit necklace, so we took to metalsmithing like a duck to water. There's something very satisfying about forging metal, and watching it take shape.
Our story began back in 2012, when we branched out from beaded jewellery to start smithing with a little butane blowtorch in a tiny tin shed - not so pleasant during the hot Queensland summers! Now we've expanded into a solar powered workshop and sell all over the world. It's an amazing feeling knowing that that our jewellery is worn all over the globe! Being entrusted with the job of making someone's engagement ring is an honour and never ceases to delight us.
At present we work with 14K gold filled wire, sterling silver & solid 14K gold. We have a wide array of gemstones, from ethereal natural moonstones to vibrant lab grown sapphires, in a range of different sizes and cuts. We also use a range of synthetic (lab grown) stones so we can be sure of their provenance. We do not deal in conflict diamonds, and do our best to avoid stones such as natural emeralds if there is doubt as to how ethically they were sourced.
With lower-value stones it can be difficult to prove that they were ethically handled every step of the way (from the mining, to the sale of rough, to the cutting into finished shapes), as it is extremely rare to have a certificate following an inexpensive stone from start to finish, so we make sure only to source our gemstones from trusted suppliers.
Our silver and gold are ethically sourced, mainly recycled, and eco-friendly. We want our footprint on the earth to be as light as possible :)
If there's something you're interested in but can't find in our store, do get in touch as we'd be delighted to work with you. If you're interested in wholesale enquiries, please contact us and we'll send you our catalogue.