About Black Finch

“At Black Finch, our passion is alchemising your story into a treasured piece of contemporary jewellery. Honouring the earth’s most precious materials to create a wearable artwork to last a lifetime.  You are the dreamer, we are the dream-weavers.”

Black Finch has been connecting with clients, designing and crafting jewellery in Melbourne, Australia, for 13 years. With a focus on ethically and sustainably sourced precious stones in rare and exciting colours, they craft their pieces with 100% recycled refined gold. Leading with a personalised customer experience, inspired design, and exceptional quality, Black Finch specialises in fulfilling jewel dreams.

Behind The Brand

Where are your gemstones and diamonds sourced from?

We pursue the highest standards of ethical and sustainable practice relating to sourcing materials used in our powerful pieces.

The majority of our green and parti-sapphires are sourced from the gem fields around Sapphire and Rubyvale in Queensland. Lava plains, also in Queensland offer up the most dazzling blue stones, and Inverell in NSW has small deposits of coloured sapphire which we treasure. We have lovely working relationships with small scale artisan miners. For Australian diamonds, we love Argyle certified coloured diamonds. We especially enjoy featuring the sought after pink diamonds that add a unique dimension to many of our designs.

 

Do you offer a custom design service? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?

We love custom design! As trained visual artists and jewellers, nothing excites us more than rising to the challenge of an interesting design brief. We are inspired by sitting with our clients and finding the exact collection of stones that resonates with their story. We adore coloured sapphires and diamonds and our gem selection is a full representation of the rainbow! Orchestrating unusual cuts and colours into a singing collection is the basis from which Black Finch has grown. We work within a 6-8 week turnaround from the client confirming their design. For simpler pieces and special circumstances, we can work to a tighter time frame.

 

What is your most popular piece?

Anything parti-sapphire especially in emerald cut! We are also known for our customised cluster designs from subtle palettes of pale pinks and champagne diamonds to more vibrant bright blue and green sapphires accentuated by crisp white diamonds. We are also proud of our certified Australian diamonds which are becoming more sought after with our clients, especially the Argyle pinks!

 

What advice would you give to a couple looking for their wedding jewellery?

Take a moment to really reflect on what is important to you, your personal style and the story of you as a couple. The more meaning and resonance you can imbue into the piece, the more it will come to symbolise your love. I would also add having a clear idea of budget is very helpful as the range of prices in the world of precious gems is very broad.

 

What tips do you have for couples to care for their jewellery?

When you work with Black Finch you have a lifetime of complimentary cleaning and claw check-ups on your piece to make sure everything is in place. Secondly, keep them close! The more frequently your rings are removed the more opportunity there is for them to get lost. We are currently crafting some beautiful handmade jewellery cleaning kits with custom bowls, eco cleaning solution, and soft bamboo brushes so you can maintain the sparkle in-between visits. Oh, and watch out for the hungry ocean, when your hands are cold they shrink and pieces can be lost!

Editor’s Notes

Why we love it…

Bold, artistic pieces unique in their composition, designed with exquisite stones in a kaleidoscope of colours. We love their indelible, dreamlike allure.

 

For the bride…

For the artful bride unafraid to don something striking and unconventional, who values ethical design and exceptional craftsmanship.

 

Styling tips…

Black Finch pieces make a statement and deserve their time in the spotlight. When accessorizing, hero your wedding rings by avoiding any other adornments on your hands or wrists. Consider a neutral or complementary nail colour tone, as not to clash with your jewels.