Bassike is a select chain of stores, eight of which are situated in Australia and one in Los Angeles.

They have their own clothing line  but feature a few other specialist brands as well – one of which is Karolin. Their philosophy fits my own design concept perfectly; minimal and discreetly eye-catching, this disguises the top- quality materials and construction, all of which I aim for when designing my jewellery collection. I find my pieces truly compliment the pure lines and organic colors of the clothes, and at the same time add a subtle but strong statement about the wearer’s personality.

Karolin is exclusive to Australia through Bassike stores and Bassike is also to be found online at

BOUTIQUE:                       BASSIKE

      LOCATION:                       AUSTRALIA



It was a real pleasure to collaborate with designer/painter Steven De Wilde on this project.

Steven had in mind a series of paintings, all depicting a timelessly elegant and sophisticated woman, a type of ‘mecenas with a mission’. And one with a weakness for jewellery.

In one painting Renée ( for that was to become  her name) would wear a brooch Steven designed and which I would then create.

To this end  I decided to use 18 carat yellow gold, softly polished GVS diamonds, offset by the strength and beauty of agate geodes. When all was realised I was excited to see how in tune my jewellery was with the subtle sophistication exuded by the woman in the painting

Although  the brooch and the painting have since been sold, a few paintings do remain for sale.
20% of the proceeds would be donated to  promote a promising young fashion talent.

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                   PAINTER:                       STEVEN DE WILDE