Carla Maxine Jewellery

Carla Maxine Jewellery provides Exclusive Bespoke Jewellery Design. Together, let’s create the ring of your dreams.

Carla Maxine Germann creates bespoke pieces of Jewellery that tell stories, magical tales of the alchemy of nature’s own jewels – precious metals and gems found in the earths core. These pieces are put together in a way that undermine and question traditional conceptions of “jewellery”. It’s something different, something unique.

Something made specially for you.

Custom Jewellery

Learn more about the process behind commissioning a custom jewellery piece. Explore our gallery of previous commissions.

All Carla Maxine bespoke commissions are created exclusively for Courtesy of the Artist in the Strand Arcade in Sydney, Australia.

Feel free to contact us for a digital or in person consultation.

Articles & Advice

Read all about the different components of our industry, and arm yourself with the knowledge to enter the process of commissioning a custom piece of jewellery with confidence. Learn about the different colours of Sapphires and Tourmalines, the 4 C’s of Diamonds, how to take care of your jewellery and how to get your ring finger sized.

Sapphires

Sapphires are part of the Corundum family of gems. Rubies are also a part of this family. Sapphires come in so many different colours. Most people when they think of Sapphires they think of the Deep Royal Blue that is the colour of the centre stone in Princess Diana...

White Gold

White Gold has also become a very popular choice for jewellery making over the last couple of decades. It used to be a more cost effective alternative to Platinum, but with the rise of the Gold price in recent months, the two prices per gram are now almost equal....

Yellow Gold

It is impossible to know when the first humans started mining gold. Perhaps a fleck of alluvial gold picked up from a river bed; or an alluring seam of glimmering in an exposed rock face. Our first interaction with gold is lost in the shroud of time. Much coveted for...

Platinum

When Platinum was discovered by modern European metalurges, it was mistaken for Sterling Silver. In fact, its name comes from the Spanish word Platina which means 'little silver'. Platinum is a very dense metal, and this makes it hard to work with, and it has a high...

Diamonds

Diamonds are some of the most sought after gemstones on earth. The hardness of diamond and light dispersion through the facets causes that well loved ‘fire’ and brilliance. Diamonds are also the hardest material on earth. It is 58 times harder than anything else on...

Ring Sizing

To get an accurate ring size is one of the most important pieces of information when placing your order. The best way to get your finger sized is to go into any jeweller’s shop or studio, and they will be able to accurately size it up for you. If you have not gotten...

Tourmaline

Tourmalines are some of the most colourful gemstone varieties. The various colours are commonly believed to be the result of certain minerals being present in the Earth’s core as the gemstone was forming. For example, Iron and Titanium are responsible for the Blue and...

Rose Gold

Rose Gold is the result of a mixture of Pure Gold and Copper. The pinkish Gold has become quite popular for jewellery in the 21st century. 18ct Rose Gold is some of my favourite metal to work with. The subtle Pink tint to the Pure Gold makes it a perfect accompanyment...

Rare Earth:

Australian Made

Rare Earth: Australian Made is a collective of incredible Australian Gems set by the seven Resident Artists who make up Courtesy of the Artist Custom. Carla Maxine Germann is one of these resident artists, and she will be premiering for the first time in Rare Earth: Australian Made, the digital exhibition, in October 2020.

Courtesy of the Artist have one of the most spectacular collections of Australian Gems, including Australian Sapphires, Opals, Australian Zircons, Chrysoprase, etc. Read more about this incredible vault of gemstones on their website.

Hybrid

The Hybrid Collection is an ongoing project. It was inspired by my love of hybridity in aesthetics, the development of my Cluster Collection as well as our move to Australia from our country of birth, South Africa. My husband and I made the move in April 2016, and it has been an interesting experience and amazing journey – setting up a life in a new country, especially a new continent that I visited for the first time only in December 2015.

I find that creating art is a way of dealing with emotions when overcoming something big that happened in your life. That’s the way it is for me, anyway. And that is how I see my jewellery – as little pieces of art.

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