FIRST LOOK: Bell & Brunt unveils chic refurbishment

Bell & Brunt—Australia’s only women-owned and operated premium custom jeweller— has unveiled its newly renovated jewellery studio.

Tucked away in the heart of the city’s shopping mecca is the iconic Bell & Brunt—Australia’s only women-owned and operated premium custom jeweller—with over a century of rich history combining tradition with innovation in the world of fine jewellery, renowned for its elegance, artistry, and bespoke diamond rings.

This fifth-generation South Australian institution, which has played a ‘sparkling’ role in the special days of thousands of customers for over a hundred years, has recently undergone a makeover of its own, unveiling its newly renovated jewellery studio, inviting guests to immerse themselves in a realm of luxury and uncompromising quality, not experienced before.

Officially opening on May 27, CEO Cheri Brunt is excited to share the new studio with their customers, welcoming them into a space that captures the essence of Bell & Brunt’s impressive history.

“My vision was to create a studio that reflects the heart and soul of our craftsmanship and the incredible talent behind it,” says Cheri.

“I wanted this new studio to pay homage to the 100-year Bell & Brunt legacy, the heritage of my family, and to be a space where our customers can have a celebratory experience in capturing their stories of love in our world-class pieces.”

The studio’s refurbishment is a testament to Bell & Brunt’s commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, with one of the studio’s standout features the Diamond Lounge, now adorned with a bespoke champagne wall. This elegant display, crafted with European walnut finish and double-sided glass, showcases a selection of Veuve Cliquot, setting the stage for a first-class experience for every visitor.

Stepping into the Diamond Lounge, guests are greeted by restored jewellers’ benchtops seamlessly integrated into custom-designed service desks. Their European walnut finish and retractable display shelves which showcase antique tooling or hidden gems, not only add a touch of vintage charm but also reflect Bell & Brunt’s dedication to preserving heritage while embracing modernity.

The studio features a meticulously curated historical display, showcasing the brand’s evolution over the decades. From Keith Brunt’s hand-restored workbench to original signage and antique jewellery tools, every corner narrates a story of craftsmanship and passion that has defined Bell & Brunt for generations.

Complementing the luxurious feel is the newly introduced concierge service, which offers personalised assistance to clients, featuring a custom-designed concierge desk and display cabinet crafted with a Jarrah finish, which embodies the brand’s ethos of attentive care and attention to detail.

Beyond the opulent aesthetics, Bell & Brunt’s jewellery workshop sets a new standard in the industry. Equipped with state-of-the-art welding and micro-soldering systems, ergonomic benches tailored to each jeweller’s needs, and eco-friendly hydrogen welders, the workshop is a testament to the brand’s commitment to craftsmanship and sustainability.

Delving into Bell & Brunt’s illustrious history unveils a legacy built on passion and innovation. From humble beginnings in 1920 to becoming a household name in Adelaide, the brand’s journey is intertwined with milestones of creativity and excellence.

Keith Brunt’s pioneering spirit in jewellery manufacturing and Glenda Brunt’s marketing acumen propelled Bell & Brunt to prominence, establishing it as a symbol of South Australian heritage and craftsmanship.

Today, under the leadership of Cheri Brunt, the fifth generation of the family, Bell & Brunt continues to thrive as Australia’s premium custom-made jeweller. With a team of expert Master Jewellers, Designers, Repair Jewellers, and Gemmologists, the brand remains dedicated to crafting bespoke pieces that transcend time, becoming cherished heirlooms for generations to come.

If you’re ready to pop the question, are looking for something timeless, or want to treat yourself or that special someone to the best in handcrafted design and luxury, step into Bell & Brunt’s newly renovated studio in James Place and embark on a journey of elegance and unparalleled artistry, where every piece tells a story and is waiting to be part of yours.

Bell & Brunt Jewellers
: 14a James Pl, Adelaide SA 5000
When: 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday
For more info, click here.

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