All That Glitters: Discover Subi’s Premier Jewellers

It’s not just gold which catches our eye in a jeweller’s shop window and in Subiaco.

If you’re on the hunt for precious gems, a wearable piece of art or treasured family heirloom then Subiaco has a host of options for you to explore. Many jewellers offer Western Australian treasures including pearls sourced from our spectacular coastline and locally-mined diamonds, while others have an international flair created overseas many moons ago. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something special and sparkly on the streets of Subi.

Allure South Sea Pearls

316 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Allure South Sea Pearls is a proud family business with over 40 years of knowledge and experience, providing clients with friendly and personalised service, and known for their timeless pieces of jewellery. Allure pearls are sourced from the pristine waters off the coast of Western Australia, Tahiti and the Philippines, and are known for their ‘orient’ lustre and range in size from eight to an enormous 18-millimetres. Pearls have been in the Allure family for multiple generations, with Managing Director Lindsay Youd being a second generation jeweller who first came to appreciate the natural beauty of South Sea pearls as a child in his father’s workshop. Now his own son, Louis has joined him at Allure as retail manager making it truly a family affair.

Linneys

37 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Another family business, Linneys, celebrated 50 years in the jewellery business in 2022, with 40 of those spent in Subiaco. Founder Alan Linney has set an impeccable standard for high quality pieces that not only look beautiful but last the test of time and his son Justin followed suit, leaving behind a law degree to major in jewellery design and create his own masterpieces. Linneys is known for its bold and contemporary style of jewellery, frequently adorned with Australian South Sea pearls. They also source pink and white Argyle diamonds to create spectacular engagement and wedding rings, all handcrafted on site behind their Subiaco showroom.

Thomas Meihofer Jewellery

171 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Swiss-born jewellery designer Thomas Meihofer may prefer Northern-European style jewellery with its chunkiness and bold lines, but in his 30 years working from Subiaco, he has created an incredible variety of designs with one common theme – integrity. Thomas works with the timeless charm of diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires predominantly but also loves creating pieces with not-so-precious gems such as garnets, tourmalines and the intense orange of fire opal. Thomas works closely with his clients to design beautiful, bespoke pieces while also presenting his own stunning collections in his Subiaco showroom.

Subiaco Antiques and Fine Jewellery

Shop 9, Forrest Walk, 97 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Jewellery runs in the blood of husband and wife team Eddie and Emma Gryg, owners of this treasure trove of both collector’s items and modern, bespoke pieces. Second-generation jeweller Eddie started his career aged eight, helping his family business The Gemmology House in the 70s and now creates jewellery for special occasions. Emma has followed her antique dealer mother’s footsteps and travels the globe to source jewellery from the prestige of European auction houses to the wild world of American vintage malls. You could spend hours poring over the resulting pieces Emma has collected and Eddie designed, so set aside plenty of time to visit Subiaco Antiques.

Diamond Collective

77 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Relative newcomer to the Subiaco jewellery scene, Diamond Collective is run by female directors Parys McClean and Kate Skinner who are diamond specialists providing an uber-modern, bespoke experience. Customers choose their own diamond, from natural to lab-grown options, via 3D videos that showcase the gems from all around the world. Once the perfect diamond is found, Diamond Collective brings it in and designs the piece to the client’s taste while enhancing the chosen gem.

Smales

143 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

This family-owned business originated in Kalgoorlie over
80 years ago and is a Subiaco stalwart in the jewellery scene. Ron Smales Jr opened the Subiaco store almost 35 years ago until his passing in 2018, now his brother Tony Smales has taken the reins and continued the family legacy retail. While custom-made, fine jewellery is a big part of its collection, Smales also boasts being the sole Perth retailer for luxury watch brand Grand Seiko. World-class diamonds ‘Hearts on Fire’ are also exclusively sold
through Smales, their only Western Australian stockist.

Kul Kul

151 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

And the most colourful award goes to . . .  Kul Kul, laden with vibrant and quirky jewellery at a more affordable price point than the aforementioned luxury brands. 19 years of brightening our suburb, Kul Kul’s shelves are filled with sterling silver, semi-precious stones and pearl jewellery (plus some fashion and giftware) from local and international designers from Mexico, Spain, Israel and the UK. If you’re on the hunt for some cute earrings to make a blah outfit brilliant or a birthday gift, this is the boutique for you.

We weren’t joking about Subi being ‘the one’ for jewellery shopping.

Here are a couple more honourable mentions.

Ecali Fine Jewellery

91 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Another bespoke jewellery option for beautiful engagement rings, but we particularly love Ecali for its interesting play with more colourful gems such as amethyst, green tourmaline and aquamarine. Visit them for a playful, rainbow-hued twist on jewellery design.

Kavalri Diamonds & Jewellery

Level 1/177 Rokeby Road, Subiaco

Another studio using a mix of natural and lab-grown diamonds, Kavalri is a national brand with its Perth presence in Subiaco. Using 100% recycled gold as much as possible is also part of its operating model, making Kavalri a sustainable jewellery option.

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