Black South Sea Pearl Ring – Eloise Falkiner 2024. Image by Raisa Mclean
Amaris Ring - Halo & Hurt 2024. Image by Raisa Mclean
Marquise Fan Signum - Jacqueline Nguyen Jewellery 2024. Image by Raisa Mclean
Heart Fern Ring - SGS Jewllery 2024. Image by Raisa Mclean
Sapphire and Diamond Wind Ring - Comune 2024. Image by Raisa Mclean
Calcifer Ring - Sacreflux. Image by Raisa Mclean 2024

Aether and Alchemy

Presented by Comune Gallery


Fri 24 May 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Opening Event
Fri 24 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 25 May 10:30am - 5:00pm
Sun 26 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon 27 May 11:00am - 4:30pm
Tue 28 May 11:00am - 4:30pm
Wed 29 May 11:00am - 4:30pm
Thu 30 May 11:00am - 4:30pm
Fri 31 May 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sat 01 Jun 10:30am - 5:00pm
Sun 02 Jun 11:00am - 4:00pm


Free, No Booking Required


Comune Gallery
272 High St, Northcote VIC 3070, Australia


Assistance animals welcome, Seating available

The magical process of creating jewellery sees wax and metal transformed into beautiful wearable sculptures. Aether and Alchemy explores the five classical elements (earth, wind, fire, water, and space) all of which hold a place within processes of making jewellery. Featuring pieces by Comune, Une, Eloise Falkiner, A’sika Jewellery, SGS Jewellery, Bonus Prize, Halo & Hurt, Jacqueline Nguyen Jewellery, Sacreflux, Benjamin Rose and Serpent Rouge, this exhibition brings each element to life.

Through a variety of jewellery making techniques spanning from lost wax and sand-casting to traditional gold-smithing and contemporary modes of creating from CAD models, the pieces explore the elements both through their method of creation as well as in the aesthetics and themes behind the pieces themselves. All im the show will be beautifully tied together with a botanical installation by Claire Jackett.




Eloise Falkiner

Eloise Falkiner designs meticulously crafted jewellery in Melbourne (Naarm/Birrarung-ga). Inspired by botanical structures, her debut collection, Ossicle (2019), emerged from detailed ink sketches. Each piece reflects nature’s beauty, sourced ethically with care.


Comune’s house collection showcases minimalist designs accentuating the sensory finish of each metal. Whether for those embracing simplicity with clean lines or seeking bold statements, these pieces are daily essentials. Ethically sourced materials are the foundation, proudly handcrafted in Melbourne.


Handcrafted with love, une. jewellery blends luxury with playfulness, featuring bold stones, vibrant hues, and captivating motifs. Each piece embodies self-expression and uniqueness. une. celebrates fun and functionality, transforming wearable shapes into statement rings, necklaces, and earrings. Ethically sourced materials form the foundation of every une. creation, proudly made in Northcote.

A'sika Jewellery

Born in Ghana in 2018, A’Sika embodies the creative journey of Melbourne-based designer Ella Badu exploring her African heritage. Inspired by traditional spirituality and symbolism, Ella brought her vision back to Australia, crafting handcrafted jewellery. A’Sika creates purposeful pieces igniting storytelling and connection to ancestral legacies. Each adornment, made from recycled or responsibly sourced materials, reflects an ongoing exploration of culture, land, and spirituality.

SGS Jewellery

Stephanie, a Melbourne-based jeweller, began her journey in 2017 while pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Art (Sculpture) at RMIT. Integrating small sculptural works into statement jewellery pieces, she intertwines organic processes with classical craftsmanship. Inspired by her natural surroundings, nostalgia, fairytales, and romance, Steph’s collection exudes unique charm. Her pieces often feature ethically sourced gemstones, adding vibrant pops of color.

Bonus Prize

A bonus prize is a lil’ treat for you. A reminder that you’ve been good. A bonus prize is a secret power you hold with you and you can choose to share it when you’re ready. Each piece is handmade in Brunswick, Melbourne using traditional gold and silver smithing techniques.

Halo & Hurt

Halo & Hurt pieces, by jeweller Hanna Dawson-Smith, exude opulence and flamboyance. Her designs, influenced by costume, fashion, and pop culture, blend old world techniques with a new world aesthetic. Committed to sustainability, she sources ethically mined gemstones and recycled metals.

Jacqueline Nguyen Jewellery

Jacqueline Nguyen, a Melbourne Polytechnic graduate, earned an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design in 2019, receiving accolades such as the O’Neils affiliated award for Best Design and the EG Etal series project winner award. Named the 2020 VIC/TAS winner of the Design Institute of Australia’s Australasian Graduate of the Year Award (Jewellery and Objects), Jacqueline’s work delves into gender concepts, reinterpreting traditional pieces into modern designs with a timeless quality.


Georgia Sacre’s love for jewellery was inherited from her Nana, an antique jewellery collector. Much of Georgia’s personal jewellery collection comes from her Nana, inspiring her to this day. Her journey in jewellery began while working in hospitality, simultaneously undertaking a course at Melbourne Polytechnic. Influenced by her Nana and her studies, Georgia founded Sacreflux. Based in Melbourne (Naarm/Birrarung-ga), the brand prioritises sustainability, using predominantly lab-made gemstones and recycled metals.

Serpent Rouge

Ruby’s passion for fine jewellery blossomed in the South of France, where she was captivated by a bespectacled silversmith’s meticulous craftsmanship. This encounter ignited her journey into metalworking. Founded in 2020, Serpent Rouge reflects Ruby’s fascination with snake symbology, rebirth, and seduction. Committed to sustainability, her jewellery is crafted from 100% recycled or responsibly sourced materials.

Benjamin Rose

Benjamin Rose, an Australian jewellery designer and goldsmith, crafts unique and refined pieces in Melbourne. Inspired by jewellery’s sentimental value and its ability to symbolize deep emotional connections, his designs embody classic notions of form and balance, resulting in timeless delicacy. Utilising a blend of contemporary and traditional techniques, Benjamin meticulously creates each piece in his studio, believing jewellery to be a symbol of confidence and elegance.