HIDDEN GEM IN HEART OF BRISBANE CITY
Jewellery Designer Christie Nicolaides is thrilled to announce the opening of her flagship store on October 23 in Brisbane City. It will stock the label’s full collection of statement earrings, bracelets, neckpieces and crowns, including designs that will be made exclusively for the store. Nicolaides wanted to create a space reminiscent of Venice’s grand palazzos and she has, working with renowned architects Richards & Spence. Nicolaides says, “I wanted to create something a little extravagant, yet comfortable enough for someone to feel that they can come and try on my designs– a little oasis for my customer to escape everyday life, even just for a moment”
Peek through the brass leaves of the vintage palm tree on entering, a lamp that was sourced from Paris on one of Christie’s trips. You’re then hit with the full effect of the curved pink marble staircase running through the middle of the store, connecting the retail space to the Head Office below. Pale pink, mint green and cream aged porphyry walls laid by female convicts in the early 1800’s clash perfectly with the Italian marbled floors. More shades of pink adorn the walls leading to a berry pressed iron ceiling, whilst the magnificent marble counter looms in the corner. A sensory overload – of the right kind. The jewels themselves are housed in handmade ebony wood cabinetry with pink linen lined drawers, inviting the customer to discover the handcrafted collections featuring colourful semi-precious stones, glass, enamel, and gold and silver plated brass. There is also a change room and salon area for private viewings.
Since launching her namesake four years ago, Nicolaides has built a very loyal customer base, through her successful online store as well as through her national and international stockists.
The store is located on the ground level of a Heritage building from the early 1800’s, not far from the Botanical Gardens and Brisbane River.
PH: 07 32219263
Shop 1, 41 Edward Street, (corner of Margaret Street), Brisbane City
TUESDAY- THURSDAY : 10AM -5:00PM
FRIDAY: 10AM – 6PM
SATURDAY: 10AM – 4PM
MONDAY & SUNDAY: CLOSED