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Alchemy in Nature: The Turning of the Fagus

Alchemy is defined as the process of taking the ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary. Each year, this is precisely what happens in April. At this time the Tasmanian Central Highlands come to life with the changing colours of Tasmania’s last beech, a relic of the days of Gondwana. This process of alchemic beauty is known as the Turning of the Fagus.   Each year, On ANZAC day (25th of April), wanderers venture out into the ancient forests of the Tasmanian highlands in search of the Nothofagus Gunnii.  This is undeniably among the most enriching experiences one can have. To witness the Turning of the Fagus as its leaves change from emerald green to tawny russet and vibrant gold, before falling to the ground is...

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Furneaux Collection: The Story Behind the Stone

Our Furneaux Collection is the epitome of love. Our collection, showcasing the Killiecrankie diamond is sourced, designed and handcrafted with love and care. Each piece reflects the subtle beauty of its birthplace – Killiecrankie Bay in Flinders Island. The Story Behind the Furneaux Collection A secluded island. Treacherous waters. Rugged granite massifs. Silky sand. Hidden gemstones. Flinders Island is one of many the wild and untamed islands dotted across Bass Strait, home to the Killiecrankie diamond and the inspiration behind our Furneaux Collection. For Scott and Freya, founders of Claudia Jewellers, Flinders Island is of particular significance as this is the place where their love story begins 25 years ago. From the beginning, it has been a desire of Freya and Scott to create a collection inspired by the place so...

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