All Meg Maskell Fine Jewellery pieces are Australian made, created using ethically sourced diamonds, coloured gemstones and precious metals. We aim to use locally available products wherever possible and operate with two manufacturing techniques. All of our pieces state in their descriptions that they are either Handmade or Handcrafted, these methods are explained in greater detail below.
All pieces that fall under our handmade range are completely handmade in house from start to finish using Australian supplied precious metals. The MM team prides themselves on using traditional methods of making jewellery, techniques that have been refined over many years and passed down through generations of jewellers. That being said we are also realistic in that modern tools certainly help make the job easier, our workshop is fully equipped with many of the latest tools in the jewellery industry, along with those who's designs haven't changed in hundreds of years.
We begin with the raw metal, we call this stock gauge, it is rolled out to the required measurements before painstakingly being formed into the final piece. From there the gemstones are set into the piece before the final polish. This process is one that actually looks far different from what many people expect. It is quite a dirty operation with the piece looking very industrial until it is near completion and the final polishing steps bring the piece to life.
All of our custom designs and many other pieces in our range are completely handmade using this exact process.
Our handcrafted process differs slightly from the handmade range in that we have used modern 3D CAD design and casting techniques to make up the basic structures of each piece. These are then hand assembled, set and finished in house by the MM team.
These pieces are all designed by Meg, to the same specifications and standards that we expect from our handmade range. This means that all of our handcrafted pieces are completely solid and cast right here in Sydney by some of Australia's largest suppliers using only Australian precious metals. From there the MM team begin the process of assembling the final piece, setting any gemstones and final finishing.