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Metal Couture | unique Luxury handcrafted jewelry

Melbourne, Australia

Announcement    All Metal Couture works are designed and handmade in the Metal Couture Workshop & Boutique based in Melbourne, Australia. The boutique houses an eclectic mix of artifacts, inventions, taxidermy and antiques, as well as Metal Couture’s resident cat, Prince. New projects are being conceived and created in the studio every day, and visitors are welcome to watch the objects being made on site.

This shop specializes in Metal Couture's range of unique and unusual bridal and engagement jewellery, along with handcrafted pieces for everyday wear.

Master jeweller William Llewellyn Griffiths has over 40 years experience crafting intricate pieces that have an intoxicating allure of danger and romance. A potent cocktail of hand-worked stones, metals and gems.

If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us - we'd love to hear from you!

Metal Couture

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 10, 2019

All Metal Couture works are designed and handmade in the Metal Couture Workshop & Boutique based in Melbourne, Australia. The boutique houses an eclectic mix of artifacts, inventions, taxidermy and antiques, as well as Metal Couture’s resident cat, Prince. New projects are being conceived and created in the studio every day, and visitors are welcome to watch the objects being made on site.

This shop specializes in Metal Couture's range of unique and unusual bridal and engagement jewellery, along with handcrafted pieces for everyday wear.

Master jeweller William Llewellyn Griffiths has over 40 years experience crafting intricate pieces that have an intoxicating allure of danger and romance. A potent cocktail of hand-worked stones, metals and gems.

If you have any enquiries please don't hesitate to contact us - we'd love to hear from you!

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William Llewellyn Griffiths - Owner and creator of Metal Couture

The son of an artist and an inventor, William Llewellyn Griffiths the mastermind behind Metal Couture is a self-taught manipulator of precious metals.

Born in England and raised in a creative household in New Zealand, William developed a great appreciation for the arts, history and engineering from an early age.

Griffiths’ colourful career began in his late teens, in the heart of London’s jewellery district – Hatton Garden. Establishing himself both in Europe and Australasia, he has honed his skills across the globe, working in Auckland, London and Melbourne.

Following a serious car accident in his early 30s, William spent six months in hospital, gravely ill. During this dark time, he experienced morphine-induced lucid dreams, haunted by skulls, biomorphic machines and dead animals. Profoundly affected by the experience, darker themes emerged in his work, along with the Latin philosophy of ‘Memento Mori’—translated as ‘Remember That You Will Die’.

Griffiths’ prolific output reveals a rich tapestry of historical and cultural influences, inspired by his own life experience. From gothic architecture, tattoo art and baroque ornament to the biomechanical, his bespoke creations range from delicate whispers of diamonds, daggers and swallows to massive, opulent cathedral rings, both distinctive and breathtaking to behold.

Dedicated to creating unique pieces with soul, Griffiths seeks out rare and unusual stones and materials for his work. The resulting pieces have a unique effervescence and otherworldly intensity to them – not unlike the maker himself.

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  • William Llewellyn Griffiths

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    The son of an artist and an inventor, William Llewellyn Griffiths the mastermind behind Metal Couture is a self-taught manipulator of precious metals. Dedicated to creating unique pieces with soul, WLG's output reveals a rich tapestry of influences.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Many thanks for your interest in my work.

My work draws inspiration from a variety of sources, such as medieval history, architecture, renaissance couture, and tattoo culture. I use a concoction of these elements to create pieces layered with symbolism and possessing a rich historical undercurrent. All of my designing and handcrafting is done in my studio/gallery in Fitzroy, Melbourne Australia, using precious metals, and a variety of precious and semi precious stones.

For information about my extensive jewellery career, please see my profile.

Have a question? Please get in contact with me via Etsy’s conversation tool.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please don't hesitate to contact me with any concerns you may have. I want you to love your purchase, and appreciate the opportunity to correct any problems/mistakes prior to receiving feedback. If you are unhappy with your order for any reason, I will gladly offer you an exchange or refund if you post the item back within 14 days in its box in it’s original condition. Please also ship back to me with registered post.
Payment
I accept payment via PayPal. It is safe and secure. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still pay with your credit card without signing up. If you are new to Etsy, here is a link that explains the process:
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If you need further help, please see this link:
http://www.etsy.com/storque/search/title/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card/

Please make your payment at the time of your purchase. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact me. If payment or contact with me has not been made within 48 hours, unfortunately your transaction will be cancelled.
Shipping
All my pieces are precious, so will be sent with registered post. I will contact you with a parcel's reference number once it is in the post.

My creations are of varying complexity, some pieces can be completed and ready to post within a week, others can take up to a month to hand-make. It is best if you expect to receive your order 4 - 6 weeks from making the purchase. If we happen to already have a piece you have ordered in stock it is your lucky day and we will ship within 2 - 4 days.

URGENT ORDERS: If you have a deadline please don't hesitate to ask. It's important to me that your order gets to you as soon as possible, and I always do my best to work in a rush if needed. International registered post usually takes up to 2 weeks, but if you are happy to pay for FedEx (usually around an extra $60) we can get your order to you faster.

All orders are sent to the address provided by Etsy so please ensure this is up to date and let me know if you require postage to another address. If you are sending to someone other than yourself as a gift, please let me know in the 'notes to seller' so that I can include an appropriate note.

I am required by law to state the value of the item on a customs form. Please be aware that each country may require extra fees or taxes upon arrival, and that these fees are your responsibility.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me with any custom orders you are considering. I often design and make special occasion pieces, please use the conversation tool if you would like to discuss ideas.