Stories

Stories

Where Beauty Has Lived For 170 Years

Where Beauty Has Lived For 170 Years

Posted by Kozminsky on 21st Mar 2021

This year, Kozminsky celebrates 170 years in Melbourne. Beginning during the gold rush, the first Kozminsky store sold all manner of precious and desirable objects from loose gems, gold nuggets a…
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THE HOPE PIN by Dat Van  IN SUPPORT OF BEYOND BLUE

THE HOPE PIN by Dat Van IN SUPPORT OF BEYOND BLUE

Posted by Kozminsky on 28th Aug 2020

We are delighted to announce the release of The Hope Pin, designed and hand-crafted by Studio Manager, Dat Van. Inspired by the resilient nature of the human spirit, The Hope Pin also reflects renewal…
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The Serpent: A Symbol of Love

The Serpent: A Symbol of Love

Posted by Kozminsky on 19th Aug 2020

It was 1839 and Queen Victoria, as was only fitting in such circumstances, proposed to her sweetheart, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg.Unlike so many in her position, Victoria loved Albert and Albert lov…
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Love in the Time of Covid

Love in the Time of Covid

Posted by Kozminsky on 19th Aug 2020

One of my favourite moments each day is looking out of the window and enjoying the dappled light of the trees, whether it’s on Collins Street or Rathdowne Street. We hope to continue to share special…
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Luna joins the Kozminsky family

Luna joins the Kozminsky family

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 16th Jun 2020

Last Friday Jessie and Will drove with me to Shepparton to collect little Luna.Luna is a female cavoodle, sable in colour and a real treasure. I have been thinking about having a puppy for a long tim…
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Meaning and Memory

Meaning and Memory

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 16th Jun 2020

There’s a sense of uncertainty in the air. I’ve given this a great deal of thought, perhaps too much. People are asking many questions, rarely finding satisfying answers. Art gall…
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Earrings

Earrings

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 7th May 2020

Earlobes, are one of the most frequently adorned areas of the human anatomy. As with so many innovations and traditions, this appears to have originated in the ancient Orient.  King…
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Emerald

Emerald

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 7th May 2020

Happy May. May is the month of Emerald, evoking the green and fertile lushness of a hidden glade. Green is so full of promise, such a yes colour, and so environmentally positive.…
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Living With Change

Living With Change

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 7th May 2020

We live in interesting and challenging times.In forty years at Kozminsky, we’ve experienced many changes, some big some not so.We’ve moved from Little Collins Street to Bourke Street, and now to Colli…
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Happy Nurturers' Day

Happy Nurturers' Day

7th May 2020

As Mothers' Day approaches, I have been pondering the word mother. It seems the word has been romanticised to such an extent that we risk losing sight of what mothering is. To be a mother is to…
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Precious Jewels

Precious Jewels

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 13th Apr 2020

There are many things I love about my work and life.Up there with my most valued experiences is my time talking with people.Store life has many interesting facets to it, but nothing inspires me more t…
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The why of beauty

The why of beauty

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 13th Apr 2020

In a world where we are trying to make sense of the inexplicable, beauty is more necessary to our living than ever. Our eyes hunger for an object to rest our gaze on. It’s as if another sense r…
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Do we choose our pathway, or does it choose us?

Do we choose our pathway, or does it choose us?

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 13th Apr 2020

I grew up in a most unusual home.Unusual in the suburban Mentone sense.We had walls covered with old masters, fabulous and frivolous furniture. Mentone was definitely not ready for Kurt Albrecht.…
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We are family

We are family

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 13th Apr 2020

Kozminsky has been part of the lives of Melbournians and beyond for over 160 years. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, bat mitzvahs and Christmases with so many, and each one has been…
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The Two of Us

The Two of Us

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 2nd Dec 2019

As we celebrate two years in our Collins Street Studio, we would like to thank you, our wonderful clients who have supported us on the journey.Below is the link to the Good Weekend article, The Two of…
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The Pirate Ring

The Pirate Ring

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 6th Nov 2019

A symbol love, commitment and hope. The story begans 40 years ago when mum and dad decided to flee Saigon with me and my two brothers. We left behind my grand-father and auntie. We crossed…
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Kozminsky...my life’s work

Kozminsky...my life’s work

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 14th Jul 2019

Freud is quoted as saying “work is love” In many ways those words are true for me. Kozminsky has been an integral part of my life since I first learnt to speak.  My earliest memories a…
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Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 7th Jul 2019

I wear an old cut diamond ring set in onyx and gold on my wedding ring finger.It did not start its life in this form.Twenty-four years ago I married the love of my life John Lonergan. It was a second…
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What is Precious?

What is Precious?

Posted by Kozminsky Studio on 27th Jun 2019

A bird’s nest fallen to the ground, an autumn leaf, a shell washed up on the shore, all precious treasures without a price.A diamond perhaps the most well-known “precious” of gems may be precious, but…
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