About us

Founded in 2012 by Maria Lizunova, Lizunova Fine Jewels is a boutique Australian jewellery brand. Each Lizunova jewel is designed by Maria and handcrafted in Sydney, using a range of traditional and modern techniques. Our jewellery boutique is located at  Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square in Sydney's CBD.

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

Maria's Russian heritage, combined with her background in graphic design, is a strong influence on her work, with inspiration drawn from architecture, art and the natural beauty of gems. The opulence of Russian art, jewellery, objects and architecture are balanced with elegant simplicity of lines, resulting in exuberant contemporary jewels.

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

"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 in-house gemologist  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 gemologist who currently lectures at the Gemological 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 handcrafted in Sydney by experienced master craftsmen who translate Maria's designs to impeccably made jewellery pieces.

We use hand-picked natural gemstones that come from ethical suppliers. We 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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