About us

Founded in 2012 by Maria Lizunova, Lizunova Fine Jewels is an independent Australian jewellery brand. Each Lizunova jewel is designed by Maria and hand crafted in Sydney, using a range of traditional and modern techniques. Our first jewellery boutique opened in Sydney, in 2015 at 33-35 Orwell St, Potts Point. In 2017, our boutique relocated to Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Sq in Sydney's CBD.

Sophisticated simplicity, hand picked natural coloured gems and diamonds of the highest quality and impeccable craftsmanship are at the heart of Lizunova brand ethos. Our pieces are limited edition and many are made to order, ensuring the best possible quality and attention to detail.

Maria's background in graphic design and art direction has a strong influence on her work, with inspiration drawn from geometry, architecture, art and the natural beauty of gems. Beautiful, clean lines, interesting juxtaposition of shapes, and unexpected coloured gemstone combinations are the signature of Lizunova brand.

Contemporary classics, Lizunova jewels explore the tension between symmetry and asymmetry, balancing simplicity and complexity in each impeccably crafted piece.

Cultural influences of Maria's rich Russian heritage, combined with the years of travel and a keen interest in art, sculpture, architecture and history, also have an influence on the brand's aesthetic.

"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 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.

Lizunova is a member of the Australian jewellery industry body, JAA (Jewellers Association of Australia), and adheres to its ethical principles.

   

Hand picked gemstones 

All of our gemstones are individually hand picked by Maria and curated by our resident gemmologist, Melanie Gale, to ensure each gem's impeccable cut, colour and clarity.

Studying and collecting rare gemstones is Melanie's  all-consuming passion. She  is a trained gemmologist who currently lectures at the Gemmological Association of Australia’s (GAA) Sydney-based school.

Melanie greatly enjoys sharing her knowledge and appreciation of precious gems with our clientele and can identify unknown stones belonging to customers and advise on their value.

“Gemstones have a magical quality that we are all sub-consciously drawn to on a metaphysical level. Being able to marry this fascination with a sound scientific knowledge of the properties of gems enables me to assist customers in selecting the perfect stone that resonates with them. Jewellery symbolises who we are so it’s important that we have a strong connection to the gemstones we wear.”

    

Craftsmanship

All of our jewellery is lovingly handcrafted in Sydney, by a team of top quality jewellers and gem setters who translate Maria's designs to impeccably made jewellery pieces.

We use hand-picked natural gemstones, sourced from ethical suppliers. 

We have great supplier networks and can source top quality coloured gem stones and diamonds for your bespoke jewellery pieces. Please  contact us if you would like to enquire about having a special jewel designed for you. We also offer remodelling of existing jewellery using customers' gems and metal.

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