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Come follow us for updates on whats happening in our workshop. This includes the newest hand made items from our workshop, before and after repairs and client designs from start to finish.

Follow the creativity of our talented jewellers here or make an appointment to design your own 03 96503830. info@abrecht.com.au

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​Greg began his apprenticeship in 1970, trained in the highly respected workshop of LW Designers under the keen eye of Master Jewellers, Kurt Lenk and Herbert Wiesboech. This was a period when the Melbourne jewellery industry was flourishing and Greg was fortunate to have the opportunity to learn a wide range of hand-making skills and manufacturing techniques.

It quickly became apparent to those who mixed with Greg in these formative years that here was a rare talent, eager to learn but also to think though processes and experiment with design. A shrewd observer, David Bird, was amongst those who became one of Greg’s major customers, opening up a market for his earliest designs on diamond and coloured stone rings to retail jewellers around Australia.

After some years running his own manufacturing retail businesses in Bentleigh and Mornington, Greg travelled to Queensland where he established and ran a large jewellery manufacturing facility in the rich gemstone area of Emerald in central Queensland.

Even at this distance, contact remained with the Bird business as Greg continued to produce jewellery for distribution to the Australian retail sector.

For family reasons Greg returned to Melbourne in 1988 and was eagerly recruited by highly respected jewellers, Precious Metals, and later, Makers Mark, where he established the workshop in the Collins street gallery. As evidence of how frequently paths cross in our industry, Greg for some time ran the jewellery workshop of Fred Robert Abrecht.

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It is important to have your jewellery checked on a regular basis for signs of wear and the consequent risk to gemstones. In line with our commitment to ongoing after sales service, we visit regional Victoria throughout the year, offering a complimentary check, clean and polish of your jewellery. Invitations are sent about four weeks prior to the visit with half-hour appointments accepted. We encourage you to tell others about this service as they may not be on our mailing list. On many occasions these visits have saved gemstones being lost with the timely discovery of worn or missing claws during inspections.

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