Nature’s beauty comes in many forms - from the majesty of towering cliffs and cascading waterfalls, to the delicate wonder of precious gemstones and fine metals. Carved by time, these gifts are often perfect in their natural form, at other moments their splendour is enhanced by human intervention. Inspired by the unspoilt wilderness of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, jeweller Fairfax & Roberts has partnered with the ultra-luxury resort to create the spectacular Wolgan Necklace, brought to life by skilled artisans.
The history and cultural heritage of Wolgan Valley is told through two, very different, perspectives. Firstly, by the indigenous Australian people and most recently with two centuries of colonial settlers. Indigenous Australians inhabited the valley for thousands of years and the name Wolgan comes from a local Aboriginal word “wolga” - a vine known as old man’s beard.
With its awe-inspiring beauty, bountiful foliage, tumbling waterfalls and millennia of history, the majestic natural surroundings of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley provided the ideal inspiration to create an exceptional piece of luxury designer jewellery. Fairfax & Roberts’ award-winning designers were influenced by both the rugged landscape and the delicate nature of the fauna and water, to design an ethereal diamond-encrusted necklace that perfectly captures the fragile beauty amidst the hardiness of the natural landscape. Fairfax & Roberts is known for its Art Deco-inspired designer jewellery and craftsmanship, and this piece is no exception – seamlessly fusing the timeless signature design elements of the time with nature’s most precious gifts.
“It’s been a pleasure to work with Fairfax & Roberts, who are a perfect fit for the brand and the resort,” commented James Wyndham, General Manager of Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. “Our guests will absolutely love the beautiful pieces they have created for us and we look forward to working together on future collaborations.”
The Wolgan Necklace is made up of hundreds of different cuts of diamonds set in white gold and finished with a stunning pear-cut emerald that celebrates the beauty of nature, the elegant style for which Fairfax & Roberts is admired, and the refinement of its owner. A detailed sketch will be on display at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, and the piece will be custom-made on request. Learn about our bespoke jewellery design process here.
An elegant, everyday version of The Wolgan Necklace has also been created by Fairfax & Roberts, to be worn as a daily reminder of the beauty of nature. Enhanced with strategically placed diamonds, this pendant is the perfect way to elevate the everyday to an extraordinary moment. It can be worn both in a lariat style as well as wound more tightly as a choker. While the design of the piece remains constant, personalisation is possible through the choice of the interchangeable briolette stones.
The Wolgan Necklace is now exclusively available at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Fairfax & Roberts Sydney flagship store on 19 Castlereagh St.
A truly exceptional piece of jewellery is a rare thing.