Be inspired by Matthew Ely Originals. Timeless and irreplaceable, these one-off pieces of handmade jewellery are sourced, shaped and placed with outstanding craftsmanship and flawless application.
Having trained and worked in London alongside some of the best in the luxury jewellery industry, Matthew is the recipient of multiple honours, including Showcase, World Skills and the prestigious dual Pearl and Diamond Awards at the 2019 Jewellery Design Awards. His exclusive Ocean St boutique opened in 2014, relocating to Queen St in 2019.
It starts with a sketch. Unique to you – and only you – Matthew Ely can impeccably recreate artwork from your imagination.
This is your story displayed on a hand, an ear, a wrist or a heart.
Matthew’s custom made jewellery, immaculately designed and unparalleled in quality, is created and finessed in consultation with his clients. From diamond rings to statement necklaces, wedding and engagement bands, and personalised jewellery recreations, every custom creation is sketched, designed and handcrafted in store; each gem individually sourced, polished and placed, with its own story to tell.
Family heirlooms are transformed into modern classics in Matthew Ely’s jewellery restorations.
Melding original gemstones and reflections of family history with modern styles, Matthew will literally “transform Grandma’s jewels” into contemporary works of wearable art.
No story is ever lost in these personalised, delicate recreations.
The M.E. Experience
It is not simply the jewel, but the experience behind it. Unsurpassed luxury with that ‘little something extra’, a hint of enchantment and alluring surprise – every step of the way.
It’s a private consultation while sipping French champagne. In a luxury boutique, you’ll watch as artwork is created; the jewels you imagine – or those you can’t yet fathom – transformed onto paper by Matthew’s own hand.
It’s a leather-bound book, featuring original sketches, certificates, and photographs of your artwork handcrafted in store. The makings of an heirloom.
It’s intimate event invites as a Matthew Ely client, to experience and reimagine the rarest of jewels alongside collectors and industry veterans.
Expect the unexpected. It’s the Matthew Ely Experience.
Matthew was extremely generous and patient in educating us on the complex world of all diamonds and helping me through my indecisiveness. He took the time to understand my style and personality and with his amazing eye for design and attention to detail, created a ring that’s perfectly suited to me and that I’m constantly complimented on. We loved the design as soon as he sketched it but the finished product was even more beautiful than we could have hoped for. When the time came to create our wedding bands, we again called on Matthew to work his magic and were thrilled with his creations.
- Paul & Nicole
Matthew Ely was a delight. From the first moment we spoke about the design for my ring, I had absolute confidence in his eye for detail and design. The final product was better than I could have imagined and is testimony to his incredible skill and craftsmanship. He is the consummate professional and lovely to deal with.
We are so absolutely in love with our ring. A perfectly crafted, stunning piece that I am so lucky to be wearing. Matthew and the entire team are just gorgeous and walked my fiancé through every step of the way. Thanks so much guys! Wouldn’t recommend any other jeweller!
- Chas & Corina
At 18,200 feet on the summit of Mount Kala Patthar, Nepal with the sun rising just over the tip of Everest and basecamp below as the backdrop, I got down on my knee and asked the love of my life, Marcy to marry me. With tears freezing on her face since it was -20 degrees and heavy breaths due to the low oxygen, she managed to make out a ‘yes’. I worked really closely with Matthew on designing the perfect ring based on Marcy’s style and interests. I can’t thank him and his team enough for working with me on the perfect engagement ring and will definitely be coming back again.