"My desire is two fold, to create beautiful affordable heirloom quality jewellery with a story and symbolism woven into the design AND to celebrate the unique beauty of natural gemstones, in particular Australian Opals and to set them in one of a kind designs".
Tonya Gilbett launched her Symbolic Collections and one of a kind Fine Jewellery online and in select stores in Australia in 2014. She utilizes fine quality precious gemstones from ethical sources around the world, in particular Australian Opal.
Gilbett received a Bach Applied Science from Sydney University in 1989 and then went on to study at Enmore Design Centre receiving a Certificate in Jewellery Trade (Distinction). She has trained with the highly regarded Raphael Jewellers in The Strand Arcade and then with the prestigious jewellery company, Fairfax and Roberts in Sydney. In 2001, following her passion for gemstones, Gilbett completed a Diploma of Gemmology (High Distinction) for which she was awarded 3 gemmology prizes, The Australia Prize, The NSW Trustee Award and NSW Management Committee Prize.
Gilbett moved from Sydney to Hobart Tasmania in 2010 where from her studio her beautiful designs are meticulously created. Her jewellery is available through selected outlets as well as online. Commissions available through private appointment.