This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Darlinghurst-based jeweller Jason Moss. Establishing his business in 1999, Moss’ beautiful, bespoke pieces are still crafted in his South Dowling Street studio and shop, and where he remains a constant despite a much-changed retail scene during the last two decades.
As an ‘atelier-style’ jeweller, Moss applies the European model and his expertise to stunning fruition; handcrafting one-of-a-kind pieces through traditional methods, not technology. Drawing inspiration from the Art Deco period, his pared-back designs reflect a love of geometry and the way it highlights the beauty of the materials. Working with gold, silver, precious stones and beads, the detail and character make for something truly special; something his clients appreciate and know they won’t see anywhere else.
And that’s Moss’ ethos: to create unique pieces that bring joy and complement the wearer. “I love creating jewellery with a ‘look twice’ element,” he says. ”Unexpected custom jewellery that makes people feel good – that brings enjoyment and forms a personal connection.”
His bespoke wedding rings are testament to this. One of Moss’ specialities, the one-and-only pieces are highly sought-after and particularly popular with the gay community. Having designed gay wedding bands for the last 20 years – well before marriage equality came into being, Moss has, quite literally, been ‘hands on’ the pulse of positive change.
From delicate strands to bold statements, Moss’ pieces are a rarity in today’s mass-produced world. “I love what I do. To still be growing and earning a living in the design and craft industry brings me so much joy… I’m looking forward to the next twenty years.”