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How to choose an engagement ring to suit her personality

proposalIf you are planning on proposing to your partner, then this article is a must read!

Did you know that diamond shapes can say a lot about someone’s personality?

Knowing what shape of diamond best reflects her personality’s shows your partner that you have thoughtfully considered each and every shape possible to truly ensure a perfect match between her and her new engagement ring.

At Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we have provided a list of diamond shapes available and their associated personality meanings to help you along your journey to finding the perfect ring for your soon-to-be fiancée.

Round Brilliant – Traditionalist

Classic and timeless, this is the most popular cut. Round brilliant is a 58-facet cut that is calibrated through a precise formula that achieves maximum fire and brilliance. Brides who favour this classic shape are traditionalists at heart, and recognize a good thing when they see it.

Oval – Sophistication

This cut is oval in shape with faceting of the round brilliant cut diamond.  Essentially an elongated circle, an oval-shaped diamond can have just as many facets as a round-cut stone, which means it has the capacity to sparkle just as much. This elegant shape is a favourite among sophisticated brides who are also striving for something unique.

Marquise – flair for adventure

The marquise cut was named after the Marquise de Pompadour after King Louis XIV commissioned its creation in honour of her dazzling smile. It has an elongated shape with pointed ends. Because of their shape, marquise-cut diamonds often appear larger than life. The shape of the stone is made to maximize carat weight, which can appeal to brides with a flair for drama or want a life full of adventure

Pear Shaped – individualist

Shaped like a sparkling teardrop, the pear-shaped diamond is a hybrid of styles. Taking its cues from both the oval and marquise, this unique shape is a perfect choice for those who play by their own set of rules and think that two is better than one.

Heart Shaped – confidence queen

When choosing a heart-shaped cut, look for a stone with an even symmetrical shape, cut deep enough for maximum brilliance. Bashful brides who shy away from the spotlight need not consider this finely-crafted shape, as they’ll be sure to attract attention wherever they go.

Princess Cut – Modern sensibility

This is a square cut that is the square equivalent to the round brilliant in terms of fire and brilliance. Brides who want a traditional-shaped engagement ring, but with a little something extra tend to fancy the princess cut. The stone’s four pointed corners make it an excellent choice for a bride with a modern sensibility.

Radiant Cut – Classic at heart

True to its name, a radiant-cut diamond catches the light in a big way. The shape mimics an emerald-cut stone but the facets allow for extra sparkle. Brides who don’t want to stray too far from the classic shapes appreciate this stone’s timeless nature.

Cushion Cut – effortless romantic

An antique style, this cut looks soft and pillowy, with rounded edges. A cushion cut can be a rectangular or square shape. cushion-cut diamond is a softer version of the princess-cut diamond. Everything from the name of the cut to the shape of the diamond is effortlessly romantic, as is the bride who wears one.

All Kennedy Jewellers engagement rings are designed and hand-crafted to stand the test of time.

With our range of services at Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we can help you express your love in the most unique way possible. We love creating individual pieces of jewellery that will continue to bring joy to the wearer for many years to come.

Our pieces are backed by a lifetime workmanship warranty which includes registration for our complimentary clean and check service. No less than the finest conflict-free diamonds, highest quality precious metals and materials, all strictly sourced to the Kennedy Standard without exception.

To discover more about our unique, one-of-a-kind jewellery or to find out more about how we can help you design the perfect ring for your partner, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Planning on proposing? 12 ways to say will you marry me…

proposingAre you planning on proposing to your loved one?

Have you decided how you are going to ask for her hand in marriage? Are you opting for the traditional down on one knee approach or something a little different?

At Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we understand the importance of such an event. In this article we have listed just a few ideas to help spark a little creativity and inspiration for those popping the big question….

Declare your love publicly

  • Take out a full-page ad in a newspaper you know your girlfriend reads daily.
  • Pay the divers at an aquarium to put on a proposal show inside their biggest fish tank. Give them a handwritten sign that says, “Will you marry me?” to hold up against the glass. Go out for a night of dancing and ask the DJ or bandleader to pass you the mic so you can dedicate a song and propose on the dance floor.
  • Flying anytime soon? Arrange with the flight attendants to use the plane’s loudspeaker system and propose at 35,000 feet.
  • Arrange with a theatre to run an ad featuring your proposal and make sure you get there in time for the previews.

Something to consider: Just remember to think about how your partner will react.  Is she the shy type? Will she be embarrassed by such a display of affection in front of the rest of your world?

Low-key approach: at home proposals

  • Write her a love note with the proposal at the end of it. Tuck it into her favourite book or the one she happens to be reading at the moment, and when she finds the note, surprise her with the ring – just make sure you’re around to do it, of course!
  • Turn off all the lights in your apartment and make a trail of candles that leads to a circle of votives positioned around the ring.
  • Slip the ring on her finger while she’s sleeping and wake her with champagne and strawberries. At first, the gesture will simply seem romantic — the real surprise comes when she notices her new piece of jewellery.
  • Tie a red ribbon from one spot in your home to another. Attach little notes recalling perfect moments in your relationship along the way. You wait at the last stop, ring in hand.
  • Spell your proposal out in glow-in-the-dark star stickers on your ceiling. Get into bed, turn the lights off and wait for the inevitable gasp.

Get a ring size chart and ask your partner to look up her ring size. When she accuses you of ruining the surprise that your planning on shopping for a ring, you can say, “Okay, try this one instead,” and pull out the ring you have already purchased for her.

Embrace technology

  • Take the scavenger hunt high-tech: Send your partner a text message leading her to a secret spot. Keep her engaged by text messaging her sweet nothings along the way (and directions, of course) as you lead her to you, on bended knee.
  • Create a web page declaring your love. Leave your partner a clue with the web address written on it and wait for her to find it
  • Set up a live-stream channel (on and invite all your friends and family to watch the proposal live from wherever you propose!

Perfect partner? check! perfect proposal? check! perfect ring?

If you haven’t already found the perfect ring to accompany your perfect proposal, then Kennedys Jewellers in Coffs Harbour can help you.  We have all the designs styles and diamonds and gemstones to suit a range of tastes and budgets.

Expect the best at Kennedy Jewellers

At Kennedys Jewellers you can expect no less than the finest conflict-free diamonds, highest quality precious metals and materials. A range of Signature and Couture Collection rings are available for purchase online and in store and many of these designs can be customised to your requirements

At Kennedy Jewellers we also offer a full in-house design and hand-crafting service, allowing you to custom design your own unique engagement ring – a perfect way to match the ring to suit your partners style…

For  an engagement ring that she will cherish for a lifetime, contact us today.

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The Grooms guide to engagement ring shopping


Many men find the process of choosing a wedding ring a little daunting. Between knowing the right cut, colour, style, shape and set of the diamond, it is no wonder men feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding the “perfect” ring.

Here at Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we are here to help make the process and seamless as possible.  It is important though that you are planned before heading out to shop for that special ring.  Firstly, you need to consider three key points as this will help narrow down the selection of rings that will be right for your and your partner:

1.     Know her lifestyle

It is important to consider her day to day life and where she works given she spends a lot of her time there. Does she work in a profession where highly detailed statement pieces would look out of place? One thing to remember is that high pronged rings they can snag clothing and is harder to keep clean.

2.     Know her ring size

You don’t want to be down on bended knee when proposing to find the ring doesn’t slip over her knuckle comfortably or doesn’t it at all.  While ring sizes can always be corrected it is always more thoughtful to show your partner you have gone the extra mile to make the experience that much more personal.

We recommend getting a ring that she isn’t wearing and bring it with you to be measured. But try your hardest to keep this a secret – of your plan is to make it a surprise engagement. Try to obtain a ring that you don’t see her wearing very much; one that sits in her jewellery box. This way she’ll be less likely to notice its absence.

3.     Know what she likes

It’s important to pick a ring that fits your woman’s unique style and preferences. Take note of the type of jewellery she wears: does she wear yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, or silver? Is there a particular stone she likes to wear such as a ruby or sapphire gemstone?  Or does she prefer diamonds? Does she favour understated pieces or does she favour the glitzy big and bold variety? Answering these questions can make a dramatic difference to the outcome of her reaction when she lays her eyes on the ring.

4.     Consider a budget

Your engagement ring budget is a top consideration. It’s good to have an idea of your budget before visiting us to narrow down the selection range. Don’t stress if your budget is limited, because here At Kennedy Jewellers we have a large range of excellent options that can fit within your budget without compromising on quality.

Once you are equipped with this knowledge we can help you throughout the entire buying process. During you consultation here at Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour,  we will help you find the perfect ring taking into considering those three key attributes. We will help you with:

  • Selecting a Quality Diamond: The Four C’s
  • Selecting the Diamond Shape
  • Choose the Setting
  • Insuring the Engagement Ring

For the latest in our range of signature and couture collection of engagement rings click here

To learn more about how we can help match the perfect ring with the perfect proposal please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 6650 9940.


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It’s true: Johnny Depp & Amber Heard are engaged!

After weeks of speculation about whether Johnny Depp is off the market, rumours have been confirmed…

The two lovebirds have been engaged since Christmas Eve but have kept the news underground top secret — until now.

The reports were confirmed by many tabloid magazines such as E!Online after Amber was spotted watching her fiancé play at a charity rock show in Anaheim in California, where the paparazzi caught her sporting the dazzling ring.

Although we can’t make out its exact shape or colour of the stone, it is most certainly large in size! If you’re looking to dazzle your partner with an engagement ring that is equally as exquisite then here at Kennedy Jewellers located in Coffs Harbour we can help you.

Kennedy Jewellers have the region’s largest selection of fine designer jewellery on display including an extensive selection of engagement rings and wedding bands. Our qualified jewellery consultants and designers can help find the perfect engagement ring to suit for every taste.

Below we have compiled just a few engagement rings we offer that are sure to dazzle your partner.

18ct Crisscut Cushion and Kite Cut White Diamond Ring

Princess Cut White Diamond and Yellow D Cut Diamond Ring

Yellow Radiant Cut Diamond Ring with White Shield Cut Diamond

18ct Princess & Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

For an unforgettable experience and for an engagement ring that will be cherished for a lifetime, contact us today.

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Gemstones, Pearls and Diamonds: Discover Their Symbolic Meaning

Have you ever wondered why gemstones are so popular (apart from the fact they are utterly exquisite)? Below you will find some of the most popular gemstones and their ancient symbolic meanings. Many of these gemstones feature in our designer collections and are also available as loose gemstones. To discover more about these beautiful gems, read on…




The fiery red ruby of July represents devotion, integrity, courage, and happiness. It also stands for vitality, confidence, and strength. The deep red colour is associated with power and importance. Rubies are also known to enhance energy and generosity, and bring prosperity and success. Wearing rubies is supposed to increase positive thoughts and heal infections.


Blue Saphire

The beautiful deep blue sapphire is September’s gemstone. The Sapphire stands for truth, sincerity and insight. In ancient times, a gift of a sapphire was a pledge of trust and loyalty. It is for this reason that the sapphire has long been a popular choice for engagement rings. This gemstone is said to have healing properties for fevers, inflammation, cancer, and burns.



Amethysts range from light purple to dark purple in colour, which is the colour of royalty. They are associated with stability, peace, balance, courage, inner strength, sincerity, and a calm disposition. If you are wondering about their healing properties, amethysts are said to help with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, and pain. Interestingly, they are also considered to be a wonderful gemstone for healing addictions.

For our clientele who enjoy classic and timeless elegance, the diamond and the pearl are always popular choices.



Diamonds are truly one of the world’s most treasured and cherished stones. We offer a complete collection of beautiful diamond jewellery and loose stones, in a range of stunning hues and intensities that are certified and investment grade diamonds. Diamonds are supposed to enhance relationships. They also increase inner strength, balance, clarity, and abundance


At Kennedy Jewellers we have a vast range of pearls set in white, rose and yellow gold, from simple to elaborate designs; all pieces feature the highest quality hand chosen pearls. Our pearls are sourced for rings, pendants, enhancers, earrings and strands, with many pieces featuring the interchangeable mechanism, for versatility. The pearl, being the June birthstone represents modesty, chastity, and purity and is known to enhance personal integrity. These gems of the ocean are supposed to be healing for the heart, spleen, stomach, and intestines.

The Kennedy difference: Unparalleled quality….unsurpassed service…unrivalled expertise

At Kennedy Jewellers we are driven by a passion to create exquisite innovative jewellery of the finest quality providing the highest standard of design, workmanship and service to clients all over the world.

Our unique designer jewellery is meticulously handcrafted in-house and utilises only the finest white, pink and coloured diamonds, gemstones and pearls from around the globe, all hand set in precious metals of platinum, white, yellow and rose gold.

Don and Vanessa Kennedy have forged strong relationships with their clientele and developed their reputation as leaders of excellence in their industry through the values of quality, care, dedication and a commitment to providing a warm friendly service. Their expert knowledge and the willingness to work with every client based on their individual tastes and preferences makes each experience unforgettable.

To discover more about our unique jewellery or to book a private consultation at our Coffs Harbour showroom, please do not hesitate to contact us on 02 6650 9940.

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Say it with love this Valentine’s Day at Kennedy Jewellers


Valentine’s Day…The most romantic day on the calendar, and it comes as no surprise that it’s one of the most popular days of the year to propose to your significant other.

Kennedy Jewellers located in Coffs Harbour has played a part in many couples’ lives in helping them express their love for each other. If you are planning on proposing to that special someone this Valentine’s Day, we can help you find the perfect engagement ring. Our extensive range of exquisite diamond rings and custom made designs suit even the most discerning of tastes.

We understand the importance of purchasing an engagement ring as it will become one of the most treasured and worn pieces of jewellery your beloved will ever own. Vanessa, Don and their highly trained team of jewellery consultants, designers and jewellers always aim to provide the very best in service and quality to ensure your absolute satisfaction, making for a truly remarkable jewellery experience.

Finding the perfect engagement can be difficult. At Kennedy Jewellers our exquisite engagement ring collection boasts a wide range of designs that incorporate only the most beautiful diamonds ethically sourced from all over the world. Our expert team can help you select the ring that is suited to your unique tastes in a way that symbolises the unique union you share with your beloved.

When selecting your ring, it all starts with the four C’s:

  • Colour
  • Clarity
  • Cut
  • Carat

Colour is graded on a letter scale from “D” to “Z,” with a D-diamond being colourless – the best – working its way towards Z as more colour, which is present because of greater proportions of non-carbon trace minerals.

Clarity refers to the number of blemishes and irregularities found inside a diamond. Many of these blips can’t be seen by the naked eye or even by amateur jewellers with a magnifier—but they all affect the stone’s value. A diamond with perfect clarity that is free of inclusions and blemishes is deemed “FL”, or flawless.

Cut refers to how well a diamond’s facets interact with light, or simply, how it sparkles. Cuts include; Excellent, Very Good, Fair and Poor.

Carat is the unit of weight for diamonds. One carat equals 200 milligrams, so, the bigger the diamond, the more carats.

Definitions can only get you so far, what do we do with this information? What would be the perfect ring in terms of the 4 c’s?  The perfect diamond ring would look like this:

  • Colour: finest D
  • Cut: Excellent, FL
  • Diamond: 2 Carat

How to determine her unique style

For those that have a never-ending supply of money may ask for the perfect diamond, however, on a more realistic level, it is about striking a balance between the four C’s. Depending on your partners style you may opt for a bigger diamond with a subsequent higher carat, and sacrifice in other areas such as the colour.  It all depends on your partner’s style. To help you in this area, try and look to the rings she already has to get an idea of her taste, or ask a trustworthy friend of hers to help you ring shopping.  While you are looking to her current ring set, see if you can obtain one that she isn’t wearing to determine her ring size.

The proposal…

While we can definitely help you find the perfect ring, the proposal and popping the actual question is left to you. Make it unique, from the heart, and be sure you are aware of what to avoid – not all women want to see you down on one knee in a crowded restaurant – match the perfect proposal with the perfect ring for the best result.

To view our broad range of signature and couture collection of engagement rings click here

To learn more about how we can help you make this Valentine’s Day extra special please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 6650 9940.

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Crafted for Longevity: Investing in an ‘Heirloom of the Future’ from Kennedy Jewellers

At Kennedy Jewellers we have a stunning new range of hand-crafted jewellery that is sure to withstand the tests of time…

Tanzanite is a rare gemstone that ranges in colour from blueberry to striking indigo, found deep in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania Africa. Discovered in 1967, this gemstone is rarer than diamonds as it has only been found in Tanzania. Since tanzanite only has this one source in the world, some gemmologists speculate that unless more is found elsewhere, the supply of tanzanite could run out within just thirty years.

The tanzanite gem is as beautiful as it is popular…

At Kennedy jewellers we have been surprised by the popularity of this stunning gem:


This remarkable gemstone has been placed into a dazzling ring with diamonds and set in 18ct white gold. Seeming to embrace its occupant, this ring permeates gentle sophistication and is a must for anyone looking for the perfect tanzanite ring.  

At Kennedy Jewellers we are always creating wonderful new designs to keep you inspired…

At Kennedy jewellers we are constantly designing and hand-crafting new pieces of jewellery. We have been particularly dedicated over the last few months to creating elaborate, beautiful designs crafted to withstand the tests of time. Fashion trends come and go however we predict our pieces will become a staple for any jewellery lover. Some of the exquisite pieces we’ve designed this year include:


Surrounded by a double row of diamonds, and set in an 18ct white gold with 18ct gold main claw, this checkerboard cut Natural Yellow Beryl is an amazing new design from Kennedy Jewellers. Its rectangular shape is made to complement every type of finger – so you can enjoy this stunning piece anywhere.


Make a statement with this beautiful South Sea Blue topaz and diamond cocktail ring – elegant and bejewelled, this piece would add brilliance to your wardrobe.


Our latest design: these natural orange Carnelian and Diamond earrings are set in yellow gold that will complement any outfit.

We are also extremely proud to partner with the finest jewellery houses in Europe…

Bringing a touch of Europe to Australia, we are delighted to bring you gorgeous pieces from Jorg Heinz.


The mystery sphere: what looks like a sparkling strip of diamonds is actually a doorway to a secret, stunning pearl. Unlock the mystery of this unique piece that holds more than intrigue; but also a subtle magnificence.

At Kennedy Jewellers we only use naturally sourced gemstones…

All the gemstones used at Kennedy Jewellers are sourced naturally—there are no synthetic or lab-manufactured stones used in our jewellery and this is our commitment to you. For high quality, long lasting jewellery we will always use ethically sourced gemstones.

We have a wide range of loose stones on hand and are able to get specific stones specially sourced for you. Experts in the unusual, outstanding and rare we are able to handcraft jewellery to suit your needs.

If you are interested in the tanzanite gemstone ring or any of the other jewellery shown in our article, please call us on (02) 6650 9940 or visit us at our conveniently located showroom in Coffs Harbour. 

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Resplendent Red: The Ruby Gemstone

Radiant and magnificent, the deep bold red of the ruby has captured the hearts of many…

There is truly no better way to showcase your love than with a ruby; its vivacious and vivid colour is truly the ultimate present for any whose birthday is in July. Rubies are adored for their incredible red colour, setting those around it alight in its red refraction – dazzling the skin and creating the perfect statement piece. The rarest colour of the ruby is a deep, gorgeous medium, medium dark red or a purplish red. If a ruby is too light or contains too much purple or orange, it will not be called a ruby but instead a ‘fancy-colour sapphire’. Rubies are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth and love; it is also one of the hardest natural gemstones which allows it to be worn every day.

A known lover of the ruby gemstone is the utterly gorgeous Sofia Vergara…

Known for her role as Gloria in TV’s Modern Family, Sofia Vergara has hit many red carpet functions sporting gorgeous red rubies in her stunning A-list jewellery. Born on July 10, not only is the ruby one of Sofia’s favourite gemstones, it is also her birthstone! Most recently Sofia was spotted at the 2013 White House Correspondents’ Dinner wearing a ring, bracelet and gorgeous earrings emblazoned with red rubies, pink sapphires and amethysts. This Columbian beauty looked beyond beautiful with her elegantly styled ruby jewellery.

An unknown author wrote a beautiful poem about each of the year’s birthstones, and at Kennedy Jewellers we are happy to share this month’s verse with you:

The glowing ruby shall adorn,
Those who in July are born;
Then they’ll be exempt and free
From love’s doubts and anxiety.

At Kennedy Jewellers we love the deep, unmatched colour of the ruby so much we incorporated it into one of our most dazzling and unique pieces…

Our designer collection is filled with unique and beautifully styled jewellery, made specifically to tantalise, invigorate and enchant.


Gentle and radiant pearls set aglow against the vibrant colours featured in the exquisite beading. ‘Ode to India’ {link to} really does transcend the ordinary, and showcases not only total beauty, but also culture, lifestyle, love; making you actually desire visiting the colourful and vibrant country. A handmade interchangeable necklace & earring suite, this beautiful piece features a 19.77ct natural Emerald with Rubies, Sapphires and Diamonds. The set features 12 pieces interchanging to make over 20 different looks, from daytime casual to full red carpet.

Kennedy Jewellers carry an extensive range of natural loose rubies and with connections in Africa and Asia, can source the world’s finest selection of rubies. This paired with an on-site design and manufacturing service makes Kennedy Jewellers the ultimate destination for ruby lovers.

To discover more about rubies, or to book a design consultation at our Coffs Harbour showroom, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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The Great Gatsby Reignites Passion for Pearls

The recent Great Gatsby film, with its throwback to 1920s old-world charm, has rekindled popularity for the sophisticated pearl…

The pearl is back with new life, new love and rejuvenated popularity thanks to the cinema release of Baz Luhrmann’s unique, gorgeous and utterly breath-taking interpretation of the classic novel The Great Gatsby. With splendid grandeur and unfathomable riches, The Great Gatsby takes us completely back to the elegance, charm and extravagance of the 1920s – a world where sophistication came with mystery, and love came with great risk and fantastical splendour. The art-deco film lavished its female protagonist, Daisy Buchanan, in gorgeous pearl jewellery; a staple of the 1920s stylish fashionista.

With vintage inspired pearls embedded in a beaded top, her hairband and pearl necklace, Daisy Buchanan was the epitome of 1920s elegance. With top fashion designers Chanel and Vivienne Westwood taking the lead with incorporating stunning pearl jewellery into their most recent collections, it’s obvious that the subtle grace of the pearl has taken the spotlight.

Rediscover your love of pearls with our enchanting collection…

At Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we have always had a passion for sourcing the most beautiful pearls in Australia, and love incorporating these into our jewellery. By understanding the true magnificence of the pearl we have been able to create stunning jewellery set with gold, silver and even platinum for a rare beauty that can only be emanated through pearl jewellery.

Ignite your inner 1920s fashion goddess with our extravagant pearl jewellery at Kennedy Jewellers…

Searching for that perfect pearl necklace? If you are striving to attain undeniable pearl jewellery, at Kennedy Jewellers we have a wide range of classic, traditional pearl jewellery – some with an elegant and modern twist for contemporary charm.


A stunning piece crafted by Jörg Heinz, this gorgeous custom-designed piece elegantly titled ‘Mystery Sphere’ gives a glimpse of stunning pearl surrounded by diamonds and patterned silver. With an interchangeable mechanism, the Mystery Sphere can be worn on all chains and cables with key ends so you can refresh your look no matter where you go.


Gain a glimpse of a luxurious, lavish world – a world of pure indulgence, of elegant riches, of upmost sophistication. With the ‘Magic Pendant’ by Jörg Heinz you can witness the total ethereal grace of the pearl – donned in a casing of gorgeous gold, this pendant features an opening enhancer clip that allows it to be moved and worn on chains, cables, beads and pearls. Surrounded by a string of diamonds, the pearl pendant seems to almost watch timidly, observing – a gentle, beautiful spectator.


Lose yourself in lavish pearls with Kennedy Jeweller’s own ‘Ode to India’. With a simple elegance blended with gorgeous colour, you will truly feel almost like royalty whilst adorning this seductive and graceful piece.

Kennedy Jewellers carry an extensive range of natural loose pearls and with connections to Australia’s best South Sea Pearl farmers in Broome, Western Australia, and a supply of the finest pearls Tahiti produces; we can source the world’s finest selection. This paired with an on-site design and manufacturing service makes Kennedy Jewellers the ultimate destination for pearl lovers.

To discover more about pearls, or to book a design consultation at our Coffs Harbour showroom, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Classic Beauty; the Pearl

A true jewel that not only is the ultimate symbol of grace and virtue, but also of sophistication, luxury and elegance…

Few can deny the beauty of the pearl, with its luminescent radiance that exudes beauty and charm. The pearl is also the birthstone for June, and is exquisitely unique as it is the only gemstone derived from the ocean that does not require any extra polishing or faceting in order to uncover their true beauty. Like many of their adorners, pearls permeate a natural attractiveness that is admired and revered.

Who better to showcase the beauty of a pearl than the mother of beauty herself…

Angelina Jolie has recently made media headlines with her strong willingness and bravery to remove the risk of breast cancer by undergoing a double mastectomy. Known as the princess of the red carpet, Angelina Jolie has been voted the sexiest woman alive and has inspired many women to take control of their health and take preventive measures towards breast cancer. At Kennedy Jewellers we are strong supporters of breast cancer research and for many years have sponsored the Pink Silks Race Day in Coffs Harbour, and have provided a specially made piece for the live auction which always featured a ‘pink’ gemstone element.

Through this massive journey, Angelina has retained her vivaciousness and allure, and shares her birthday with millions of others this June. A known lover of the rare beauty of the pearl, Angelina has been seen wearing the gems on countless occasions, and most recently in April where she attended a meeting wearing a traditional and elegant string of pearls matched with pearl earrings.

Touching on the birthstone poem, At Kennedy Jewellers we feel it fits the description of Angelina to perfection…

With each month’s birthstone comes a small, short poem written over a century ago by an unknown author. At Kennedy Jewellers we feel there is no better birthstone that describes the beauty and grace of Angelina Jolie:

Who comes with summer to this earth,
And owes to June her hour of birth,
With ring of pearl on her hand
Can health, wealth, and long life command

At Kennedy Jewellers we love the iridescent beauty of the pearl…

Pearls have been used as adorning jewellery for centuries, and were one of the favourite gem materials of the Roman Empire. The pearl has been the ultimate symbol of grace, conventional ideologies and complete elegance. At Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour, we utilise Australian South Sea, Tahitian, Fresh Water and Keshi pearls to create unique, one-of-a-kind jewellery. We are able to create a vast range set in white, rose, yellow gold or platinum combined with simple or elaborate designs, all using the highest quality pearls hand-chosen by our Master Jeweller.

Discover the secret of the pearl…

Fall in love with our pearl jewellery designed to leave spectators breathless.

18k Tahitian Pearl and Diamond Earrings and Necklace

Simple elegance knows no bounds. This 18ct necklace and earring set contains lustrous Tahitian pearls complimented by gorgeously radiant diamonds to truly encapsulate the essence of the featured pearls. Showcase elegance, sophistication and grace with this beautiful set crafted by elite jewellers at Kennedy Jewellers.

White South Sea Pearl Strand & Mystery Sphere

Set your skin aglow with these gorgeous white south sea peal strands set against a mystery sphere. With an unspoken beauty that is sure to compliment any taste or style, this pearl strand will leave onlookers breathless.

Kennedy Jewellers carry an extensive range of natural loose pearls and with connections to Australia’s best South Sea Pearl farmers in Broome, Western Australia, and a supply of the finest pearls Tahiti produces; we can source the world’s finest selection. This paired with an on-site design and manufacturing service makes Kennedy Jewellers the ultimate destination for pearl lovers.

To discover more about pearls, or to book a design consultation at our Coffs Harbour showroom, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Multi-Million Dollar “Princie Diamond” Sells at Auction

With origins that can be traced to ancient Golconda mines in India, this diamond boasts beauty and history…

The “Princie Diamond” is a huge 34.65 carats and boasts a brilliant fancy intense pink colour that is utterly breathtaking. A special case, this diamond was first recorded as belonging to the royal family of Hyderabad that ruled one of the provinces of the Mughal Empire. The estimated price for the diamond was $30-$40 million dollars.

4 pink

At an auction held by Christie’s, the New York Magnificent Jewels Auction April 16th 2013, its true value spoke volumes. The “Princie Diamond” is the second most expensive diamond ever to be sold at auction, and came in at a whopping price of US $39,323,750!

At Kennedy Jewellers we utilise gorgeous pink diamonds in our pieces…

To ensure we make available the best and most brilliant diamond jewellery, at Kennedy Jewellers in Coffs Harbour we use ethically sourced pink diamonds.


Truly experience simplicity and extravagance in tandem with this beautiful yellow gold ring that features argyle pink diamonds set delicately to frame a gorgeous diamond. 


Celebrities design unique style combined with superior beauty, and what better way to accentuate this than our interchangeable argyle pink and white diamond earrings. Sure to impress wherever you go, these beautiful and classically-designed earrings are sure to turn heads. 

To discover more about our beautiful pink diamond jewellery or to book a design consultation with our specialist diamond jewellery consultant in Coffs Harbour, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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The world’s most expensive iPhones dazzled with diamonds and gold!

The beautiful, chic and utterly bedazzled has made its mark on the iPhone…

The custom Pink Diamond iPhone, designed by Sun & Moon, has been recreated into a beautifully chic and glamorous smartphone. Available in shades of white or pink, this bejewelled technology features 18 carat gold and cascades of 850 fancy coloured pink diamonds.


In place of the home button, a gorgeous princess-cut pink diamond sits enveloped by its smaller diamond neighbours. This iPhone is estimated to cost up to $12,000, but is dwarfed in comparison to Stuart Hughes’ model which is estimated to cost up to six million pounds!

Totalling a huge 4.33 carats on the Pink Diamond iPhone, the Apple logo is made with an alloy of three special metals – the “rubedo” that flash iridescent shades.

Sometimes people have so much money they aren’t quite sure what else they can do with it, or sometimes they buy things covered in jewels.

A great example of this is a businessman from Hong Kong, who owned a priceless family heirloom, a 26 carat black diamond worth $15 million, and decided to honour this heirloom by placing it somewhere he could see it every day – on his iPhone.

In order to achieve this, he commissioned the UK craftsman Stuart Hughes to create the most extravagant iPhone ever seen.

The phone, valued at US $15.5 million, took Hughes 9 weeks to craft by hand, completely replacing the case with 135g of 24 carat gold, added in Sapphire glass as the screen – a manufactured sapphire product reported to be 3 times stronger than the usual Gorilla glass used for iPhones – and then, if this was not enough, replaced the ‘home key’ with the family heirloom diamond. The chassis of the phone also includes 600 white diamonds, 53 of which make up the Apple logo.


Hughes is well known for his extravagant creations. In 2012, he created the Solid Gold iPhone 5 Edition at US $33,000 and the iPad 2 Gold History Edition in 2011, complete with a piece of 65 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex thigh bone valued at US $7.5 million.

At Kennedy Jewellers we love to think outside the box and make the truly bizarre beautiful…


Discover the true gift of foresight with these handmade “Gaga Vision”18ct Yellow and White Gold Spectacles with White Gold Woven Wire Lenses and Yellow Gold Concertina Arms, created by Master Jeweller Don Kennedy from Kennedy Jewellers. With such innovation this piece was featured in the 2010 JAA/Marie Claire Jewellery Awards.


A Handmade 18ct yellow and white gold pendant with a working internal gold maze encased in mineral glass. Reversible and rotatable to make using the maze easy whilst wearing, “Puzzling” is set with 23 white diamonds and 9 natural pink Argyle Diamonds and was featured was a finalist in the 2008 JAA/Marie Claire Jewellery Design Awards for Precious Metal Design.

Discover more out of the ordinary bejewelled pieces by visiting Kennedy Jewellers to see their state-of-the-art designs, and their uncanny talent for reinterpreting the use of diamonds and gold for our modern-day world.

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