Above one of Melbourne’s iconic lanes is the boutique and design studio of Tallulah Designer Jewellery. For the past 25 years, owner Rebecca Sampson has been creating beautiful jewellery for discerning clients across Australia. I first met Rebecca while on a gemmology tour of the Top End in June 2019. I am excited to now be sitting in her design studio, a clutter of tools, materials and drawings around us. Drifting up through windows open to catch an afternoon breeze, are fragments of conversations from the coffee shops in the alley below.
How people step into their respective occupations has always fascinated me. Rebecca’s journey is an interesting story.
Rebecca Sampson established Tallulah in 2006, with the sole aim of bringing romance back to the jewellery industry. A niche business, Rebecca is motivated more by sophisticated aesthetics rather than commercial purpose. Tallulah provides a truly unique jewellery experience. Clients connect personally with Rebecca, the artisan directly responsible for the design and production of the desired piece of jewellery, working from the bench in Tallulah's Melbourne studio. By being involved throughout the entire process, clients feel a deep sense of connection to the final product. Clients become absorbed in the creative atmosphere at Tallulah, where imagination is nurtured and flourishes. Starting...