From the beginnings of MDTdesign we have always hand-crafted everything we sell.
Today, we have a complete jewellery studio above our store at 166 Swanston Street, in the heart of Melbourne.
Our team of fully qualified jewellers make every single piece of jewellery in our store by hand, using time-honoured techniques and finely-honed craftsmanship.
Once you have chosen your design, we guarantee your ring will never leave our hands, until it is passed to your hands forever. We do not send out our rings for any work whatsoever. Everything is done by us, from design, to metalworking, stone setting, finishing and polishing. We also do not import any jewellery to sell in our store. All our work is 100% Australian.
When you visit our store you may hear the sounds of our jewellers above the shop, working away, hammering, filing, grinding and shaping your ring into the hand-made masterpiece we want it to be for you.
Handmade jewellery has many qualities that mass-produced jewellery simply does not. One of the most important is that by working the metal by hand, you get a much stronger ring that will last longer. Of course, having your jewellery hand-made on site means that we can make alterations to the design or finished product easily.
You will be equally glad to know that most of our sales staff are also qualified jewellers, designers and diamond graders, so you will always be speaking with an expert. Once you have chosen your design, your piece will stay with your individual jeweller, who will hand-craft the entire piece from start to finish. Even if you chose a design identical to something we have made before, your piece will still be individually hand-made to your exact needs. Nothing we make comes off a production line.
Of course, we keep ourselves at the forefront of Australian jewellery craft, working with advanced techniques such as Mokume Gane, a Japanese technique of layering metals or Tension Setting Diamonds in modern ring designs.
If you have any questions about how we make your ring, the materials, the stones, what options you have, please do not hesitate to ask us. We will gladly share our lifelong jewellery knowledge, expertise and advice with you. We want to help bring to life a design that you have your heart set on.