About us

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A Sydney jewellery designer creating contemporary jewellery

With each piece of jewellery we design and make, our aim is to create a beautiful and unforgettable piece, of value and soul. Jewellery that evokes real emotion and real connection.

We are a family business, so value family and relationships, and believe in marriage and equality. Designing and crafting jewellery pieces that hold sentimental value is of great importance to us. We're bold and obsessed with clean design, high quality craftsmanship and beautiful gemstones. 

Our brand founder, Maria Lizunova, started her jewellery design practice over 15 years ago, when she was still pursuing a career in graphic design and advertising. As Maria's obsession with jewellery and gemstones grew, she decided to dedicate herself to jewellery design full time, and in 2012 established her eponymous fine jewellery brand. Maria is focused on purity of design and being proud of each jewel the brand produces - it has to be a striking presence yet respond to practical considerations such as wearability and comfort. Maria is very hands-on in the day to day running of the business, as well as being the creative mastermind behind each of our precious creations.

Our jewels have been featured in various publications, such as AFR Magazine, Weekend Australian, Ellements Magazine (USA), Sunday Telegraph, Ben & Co and worn on air by Channel Ten's Sandra Sully and SBS's Janice Peterson. 

Lizunova is passionately committed to ethical, local manufacturing, with each jewel meticulously handcrafted by our expert jewellers in Sydney. We use Australian-made gold, silver and platinum, with hand-picked coloured gemstones and diamonds sourced from Sydney suppliers. We invite you to visit our Sydney CBD jewellery store at  Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square.

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Inspiration

Maria's Russian heritage, with its opulent art, buildings and jewellery, is a strong influence on her work, balanced by her love of geometry, clean design and Modernist and Art Deco architecture. Each of our impeccably crafted jewels explores the tension between opulence and simplicity, symmetry and asymmetry, joyful exuberance of hand-picked gems and elegance of sculptural forms.

"I aim to harmonise and balance the restraint of clean lines with lusciousness and exuberance of gems, reaching for an internal response that resonates. My goal is to make each piece an elegant wearable sculpture, a statement, that emotionally resonates with the wearer. The physicality of each piece, expressed through the shape, weight and size of materials, plays an important role in establishing an intimate connection with the wearer."

Alongside our collections, we design and make bespoke engagement rings, wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and dress rings. We can source and custom cut practically any coloured gem or diamond. Drop us a line to enquire.

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Craftsmanship

All of our jewellery is ethically handcrafted in Sydney by experienced master jewellers who translate Maria's designs to impeccably made jewellery pieces.

We use hand-picked natural gemstones that come from ethical suppliers. We can source and custom cut top quality coloured gemstones and diamonds for your bespoke jewellery pieces. We also offer remodelling of existing jewellery using customers' gems and metal – a wonderful way to maintain a connection with a sentimental piece of jewellery in a contemporary new design.