KATHERINE JETTER proudly presents a luxury Australian Opal Jewelry Brand to the International world of fine jewelry. With great vision and talent, she introduces an exciting new era for this exquisite gemstone, representing a uniquely Australian brand with a luxury appeal and International sophistication.
Historically a Royal gemstone adorned by the 13th century Roman Emperor and Queen Elizabeth I, Opal has not had a re-awakening for hundreds of years. With 96% of the world’s Opal coming from Australia, Katherine Jetter is casting a new light on Australia’s National Gem. With an eye for beauty, she selects gem quality opal, cutting it into sleek, 3 dimensional color, creating modern geometric shapes and sophisticated forms. Suddenly opal’s ‘fire’ alights from every angle, reflecting brilliant flashes of color from its surface and illuminating it with light from within.
Katherine Jetter showcases these exquisite opals in her fine jewelry collection currently on display at Neiman Marcus. Using only the finest gems and metals, her designs spare no attention to detail, combining stunning artistic form with bold use of color and superior workmanship.
Inspired by the natural landscapes of her home country, Australia, her signature collection lays tribute to the lush Daintree Rainforest. Earrings and bracelets feature lush green ferns of sparkling Tsavorites scattered with dewy opal water droplets. Exotic flower petals carved from luminescent blue opal are wrapped in twisting emerald green vines, poisonous red ruby buds peek out from the foliage. Necklaces of tumbling aquamarine briolettes weave their way like a water stream through the dense green ferns.
Each piece is beautifully presented in the designer's unique packaging, which reflects her attention to detail and imagination of design. The color palette embraces the deep blues of the endless Australian Outback sky and its saturated burnt red earth below. The company’s logo evokes the crest of Australia and the formality of the British Empire, the center of which lays tribute to the Lore of the Turtle. All jewelry and packaging materials are eco-friendly and recyclable.