For almost 20 years I’ve called Australia home. However, it was as a teenager in France that I first fell in love with beautiful jewellery, marvelling at gorgeous pieces sparkling in the windows of our town jewellery stores. I worked during the summer to save money for the holidays, but would always keep enough to buy a lovely ring, bracelet or earrings. Even then, wearing jewellery made me feel more confident, comfortable and elegant. Special.
After working in marketing for many years I finally followed my calling and opened Natalie Barney Jewellery, a French-inspired boutique jewellery boudoir on Sydney’s Lower North Shore. For almost 10 wonderful years I sourced gems and jewellery from around the world, sold famous brands and lesser known pieces, and devoured everything I could about the art of jewellery design. Then in 2012, I released my first collection: ‘Les Cabochons ’.
This year, I bid adieu to my store to focus on my true love, designing jewellery that makes the people feel the way it has made me feel since I was that young girl.