New Services & Hours
I have introduced the following new services & procedures. We’ve been delighted to see how many people are making use of them.
New Ground Floor Store in Brisbane Arcade
There is no Stephen Dibb Jewellery without our customers so thank-you for another amazing year. We’d like to share the highlights with you and our plans for 2019.
I’ve always dreamt of having a store in the beautiful Brisbane Arcade so when the opportunity came to move downstairs we jumped at it! We’ve taken over the old Hofstay’s House of Diamonds store and made it our own. It has been a team effort so a big thank-you to my family and my staff. Please come in & visit the new store.
Stephen Dibb Jewellery supports Beyond Blue
Stephen Dibb Jewellery is 30 years old
We’ve been designing & making jewellery for the people of Brisbane, by the people of Brisbane for 30 years. We will be celebrating with drinks at the our new store in the Brisbane Arcade on Sunday 10th February. Drop in any time to celebrate with us, we’ll be there from 12noon until 6pm.
The Dibb Sisters join the team!
Here are my beautiful daughters in the social pages of the Brisbane News while representing Stephen Dibb Jewellery at the Brisbane Arcade Fashion Parade & Cocktail Party September 2018 (see page 21). Both of them currently work for me & I’m so proud! Tarik has joined us in the accounting department working with her grandmother Betty as well as the marketing department working with her mum. She is now our photographer & we’re loving her work!
Gedarm has returned as a designer working in our new Brisbane Arcade store. She has recently submitted her first entry into a jewellery design drawing competition. I’m delighted with the quality of her work. My jewellers loved the detail. What do you think of her head piece (two-thirds view)?
Brisbane City’s only Daniel Bentley Stockist
We are delighted to annouce that we are now a major stockist of this stunning Australia designed silver jewellery range. To see just some of the range, go to Designer Silver. These gorgeous pieces of jewellery start from $165. They are ideal Christmas presents. It is what I’m giving my daughters.
The Best Jewellers
We employ the best jewellers! I’m delighted to announce that the fabulous Richelle has joined us. We spotted this extraordinarily talented jeweller when she won Queensland Jewellery Apprentice of the year. We’d always hoped that she would join our team. See her latest creation at Richelle lastest creation.
New Wedding Ring Collection
Introducing our New Wedding Ring Collection, hope you love them!
8th Apprentice for Stephen Dibb Jewellery
My personal aim is to train 10 jewellery apprentices during my career. Thanks to your ongoing support we have just taken on our 8th apprentice. Brock is already following our tradition of being a high achiever. See the stunning ring he designed & made for a national jewellery design competition. We are overjoyed that he made finalist & very proud of how he equiped himself in the workshop & at the glamorous awards night as it is a lot of pressure. Brock is pictured here learning from “Tappy”, Brendan Tapp, our master diamond setter.
Diamond Guild of Australia’s Jewellery Design Awards
We are very proud to be a member of the Diamond Guild of Australia which organises these awards to promote jewellery design in Australia. Jessica Rowe was a fabulous compère handling the complex technical descriptions of the jewellery design with ease. My wife, Lisa, sat with her at dinner & really enjoyed her company.
The glamous awards night was organised by Fleur Events. The beautiful Neon models did a wonderful job of displaying the jewellery as there is nothing like seeing the jewellery, as it should be, on a person. The models were dressed by the fabulous Australian fashion desiger, Carla Zampatti. Carla has been a long-time supporter of Australian jewellery design. The event was held at the beautiful Aerial – Food & Desire in Melbourne.
Jewellery Lovers’ High Tea
In September we hosted our first Jewellery Lovers’ High Tea at Room with Roses in Brisbane Arcade. The highlight was a diamond ring that featured a green & an orange diamond amongst other pastel coloured diamonds – learn more about this beautiful ring. It was a fabulous success! We plan to do another in March / April so please register firstname.lastname@example.org with us to receive your invitation.
Brisbane Arcade’s Spring Fashion Parade & Cocktail Party
What a wonderful night of glamor! We walked the catwalk and had four fabulous models present our jewellery to a packed Queen St Mall! If you are interested in attending this year in very early September please contact us email@example.com.
The Irma J Smith House of Fashion, Pia du Pradal, Tengdahl & Darb Bridal Couture provided the beautiful outfits & were wonderful to work with. The event was captured by Cory Rossiter Photographer, Leisa Hale Photography & Stephen Archer Photography along with Tarik Dibb of Instagram:@tarikdibb. Thank-you to Tarik Dibb & Lisa Dibb for curating. Thank-you to Brisbane Arcade & all who came together to make a magical evening.
In April there was a great article about Damien’s wedding proposal to Ariane in Queensland Brides Magazine. Thank-you to Damien & Ariane for sharing their lovely story with us & choosing Stephen Dibb Jewellery. Photos by John Montague. Big thank-you to Queensland Brides as we loved being a part of this article. Here is our listing with them.
Lisa’s Community Work Continues
My wife, Lisa, has had a busy year with catching up with Deborrah-lee Furness in Canberra for the launch of the Parliamentary Friends of Adoption & being part of the organising team for Adopt Change’s National Permanency Conference in Brisbane as well being a speaker. My daughter, Tarik, also spoke at the conference about harnessing the power of difference in her life. Yes, that is Deborrah-lee Furness, beautiful wife of Hugh Jackman, yes Hugh supports Deb’s work & yes they are both as nice as they seem.
This year also saw the start of implementation of legislation that will provide permanent safe homes to Queensland child in foster care. Lisa has been a huge part of making these changes. Read about her work at Stephen & Lisa pay it forward.
Thank-you John for 30 amazing years. It was wonderful to see how many past & present team members came to your ocean-side send-off at the The Lighthouse Restaurant. You helped me create the fantastic culture we have where customers, team members, innovation & integrity are all respected. Good luck in your retirement, you will be missed. Don’t worry Cleveland customers Paula & John have selected a wonderful new head jeweller called Lee for the Cleveland team.
More news …
September 2017 – Stephen Dibb Jewellery featured in Queensland Brides Magazine.
August 2017 – Brisbane Arcade Fashion Parade
December 2016 – Best Jewellers Brisbane.
December 2013 – Stephen & Lisa Dibb’ old high school mentions them! See page 2.
November 2012 – Redland’s Mayor helps Stephen celebrate 25 years in business!
October 2012 – Featured on Ben Clark Photograph website.