Artisan Jewelry - Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings & Rings

Melbourne, Australia | 1738 Sales


Artisan Jewelry - Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings & Rings

Melbourne, Australia 1738 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars (623)

RiverGumJewellery is taking a short break


Note from shop owner I am taking a short break away from my studio to celebrate my son's engagement 💍🎊, a friend's wedding 🥂 and then a little holiday in the sun 😎🌻
Back early in March,
♥ Robyn

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Feb 17, 2019

I am taking a short break away from my studio to celebrate my son's engagement 💍🎊, a friend's wedding 🥂 and then a little holiday in the sun 😎🌻
Back early in March,
♥ Robyn

Robyn Anderson

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Robyn Anderson


Thin gold filled hoops, just polished in steel shot so that they are really sparkly, ready to be shipped out today! These are available in two sizes ok_handskin-tone-2
Here I am (excuse the wrinkles haha) wearing the larger size oxidised hoops. So light in my ears. A very versatile earring. Great everyday hoops or will dress up any outfit for night time wear. They come in a bright, shiny finish too ok_handskin-tone-2
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My name is Robyn and I live on a 2½ acre property not far from the historic Emu Bottom homestead in Sunbury, Victoria, Australia, with my gorgeous husband Stuart and our Jack Russell terrier, Ellie. We are ‘empty-nesters’, our daughter and son now adults leading their own, very exciting lives.

I absolutely adore living in this semi-rural spot with its kangaroos, echidnas and birdlife despite seeing the occasional snake or nasty ant or spider. My career path has been varied, starting off with a degree in Theology and a Diploma in Education and Pianoforte, playing piano and teaching music. These days I help my husband daily with bookkeeping, teach my piano students after school and make jewellery in between.

My interest in jewellery making began when my daughter left home at 18 to study music theatre in WA, another state of Australia that is four hours by plane from where we live. I was heavily involved in her music activities, taking her to singing and dancing classes around Melbourne and I knew there would be a huge hole to fill when she left. My niece arrived from across the country with a little box of beads and some jewellery tools. She was inspired by her friend. I was inspired by her and I haven't looked back. There is always a challenge and something new to learn. Several years ago I did a Stone Setting course at Northern Metropolitan Institute of Technology and this has set my work off in a new direction.

Much of my creative process comes while sitting peacefully in my studio with my metal and gemstones with some soulful jazz music playing in the background. An idea starts to form, time stops and a new creation begins.

My inspiration often comes from designing a piece that suits the style of clothing that I am currently wearing. I love layering and love earthy colours and many of my designs have been made as part of my wardrobe first, before they are seen in my shop. I prefer simple pieces with easy, fluid lines. I try and test each piece for durability and ease of wear. If it doesn’t sit right and needs constant adjusting, it goes back to the design board.

I try not to look at other people’s work or be swayed by what is in fashion.

The name ‘RiverGum’ came about through an intersection of ideas and events – my love of semi-precious stones created in and by the earth over many years, a beautiful old gum tree at the front of our property that we can see from every window and the name of the paint we were using on our pergola at the time. For me, the name evokes a feeling of timelessness, enduring and long-lasting, the kind of qualities I would like for my jewellery pieces.

When I am not creating a new piece, I love to read and listen to music. I always have a book on the go (I average at least a book a week so I am always on the lookout for a new author) and there is always music playing in the house and studio. Gardening is also a passion. We have an indigenous garden. It has been lots of years in the making and design, battling the elements, clay and rocky soil, and the rabbits, but it is great to see it taking shape.

Finally, I love travelling with my husband, something we have been able to do since the family have left home. Overseas or a day in the country, it doesn’t matter. I feel so inspired and refreshed when I return.

You can watch a little bit of my process and my surrounds in the video on this page. It was filmed and edited by my very clever friend Liz from hundredsofbuttons.etsy.com for an ABC Open project called Makers and Creators.

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Last updated on Nov 30, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Shipping for Australian customers

Parcel post within Australia has tracking on all parcels. Express post is also available on checkout.

Shipping for International customers

Parcels for International customers are shipped by Australia Post. The least expensive economy shipping does not have tracking. If you prefer to track your item, and I would highly recommend this for more expensive purchases, International Tracking is available on checkout. Parcels generally take from 7 to 14 business days to arrive.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I love sending out my jewellery in my signature black & white boxes. The postage is a little more expensive than a flat envelope but I know your jewellery will arrive safely and undamaged. I am also very happy to gift wrap and include a handwritten message.

Refunds and Exchanges

Your purchase will be packed very carefully to ensure your item arrives safely.
Should any item reach you in damaged condition, please let me know at once. Also, if you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason, please contact me. I want you to be happy with your order and I will do whatever I can to work with you for a resolution.

Refunds or exchanges are made on a case-by-case basis.

Returns should be in new and unused condition and carefully packaged, as I will not be able to accept returns which have been damaged in transit. All initial and return shipping costs are non-refundable.

Missing Items

If your package does not arrive within the expected time frame, please contact me. I like to wait 30 days from the date of shipping within Australia and 6 weeks internationally before I consider the parcel lost. I will then be happy to refund or replace the item.

Computer Rsolution

I do my best to capture the true colour of the stones in the photos. However all computer resolutions are different, therefore there may be some slight variations.