We are proud to be stocked in the beautiful jewellery store, Lily & Mitchell, located in Mosman NSW. Our new collection, Grace, has just landed at Lily & Mitchell and we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to sit down and have a chat with the wonderful Gemma, the founder.
What is your role at Lily & Mitchell?
I started Lily & Mitchell just over 5 years ago. As a small business owner, my role involves pretty much everything! From cleaning, to accounts, to painting floors, to buying, merchandising, selling, marketing….it literally never ends…but I love it! And I’m lucky enough to have a great team to work with!
Where is your store located?
Our store is in the beautiful suburb of Mosman, on Sydney’s North Shore. We are surrounded by an amazing selection of independent boutiques, Australian designers and international brands. Our neighbours include Mac, Camilla & Marc, Fox & Dove, The Upside and Jigsaw. I absolutely love the store’s location and we have a lot of regular customers, who it’s great to have been able to get to know over the years!
How long has the business been open for?
We opened 5 years ago this month. Time flies!
What do you love about the store?
Apart from the great location and fabulous neighbours, I also love that we have, over the years, curated a jewellery range from a lovely selection of designers. I love the great mix of new and regular customers we get and that they are always so enthusiastic about our store and range. Also in love with our store fit out, which was created for us last April by the amazing Mr and Mrs White. The store has a bright, clean, minimal look, while still being welcoming and friendly.
What drew you to Natalie Marie Jewellery?
Not long after we opened, so around 5 years ago, a customer came in wearing a stunning ring. I asked her where she got it, she told me, I did some googling….and the rest is history, I can’t imagine not stocking Natalie Marie Jewellery now. I love that it’s handmade locally, in Avalon…and Natalie and the team are all so lovely and great to work with…which is very important to me! The quality and designs are so beautiful and every new collection continues to impress and excite.
What are you favourite Natalie Marie pieces?
I have the stone wrap ring with Sunstone, in rose gold…I wear this piece literally every day and LOVE it. The Rutilated Quartz ring has also been a favourite since it came out (and I had to have it immediately!) and I adore the Millgrain Quadrant Ring, which has an art deco feel to it. My go-to earrings at the moment are the Oval Ear Hoops. So light and easy to wear, while pretty and unique. Oh, and the organic bands are a classic and I’ll never get bored of these ones…love stacking them with other rings. Can you tell I’m a fan?!