G F Edwards Jewellers is founded in Sydney
One of seven children, George Frederick Edwards trained as a ringmaker in Birmingham before sailing to Australia at the age of 21.
After working as a jeweller in Kalgoolie he was enlisted in WWI as a watchmaker, and upon returning to Australia he decided to settle on Sydney's Northern Beaches.
It was at 13 Sydney Road, Manly that G F Edwards Jewellers was founded on 1921. He ran the family business through the great depression & WWII, only retiring in the 1950s.
He is pictured here with two siblings in the late 1890s in front of their home in Birmingham.
Lucy Edwards creates the
Champagne Every Day jewelry
"When I first started working in champagne, I fell truly madly deeply in love with both the wine and the region. The undeniable mix of art & science required to create the world’s most prestigious wines became an intense obsession & I wanted to show my love for champagne with a lucky charm.
Through the serendipidous meeting of a third generation jeweller in Bali in 2018, a collection of silver, gold & rose gold talismans was born.
Three years into the adventure, my ancestry research yielded some interest results: my great grandfather who trained & worked as a silversmith in Birmingham, moved to Sydney to set up Frederick Edwards Jewellers in 1921.
Today I strive to bring back the family legacy, support the perenity of artisanal communities & create exceptional pieces for champagne lovers to share their passion."
Precious metals only
Handmade with love