Roger Sutherland began his jewellery career in Adelaide under the guidance of Len Kavanagh in 1971. Over the years he worked for many jewellers, but it was while working with the German Master Jeweller John Heller that he learned the finer nuances of the craft. Colin Burgess and Barry Edwards were major influences, encouraging Roger's creativity.
Eventually Roger branched out, opening his own workshop where his designs flourished. Opening a retail store in Port Pirie gave him the opportunity to offer a larger range of jewellery to customers. After selling that store, in 2007 Roger and Beverley relocated to the beautiful Clare Valley, where they opened a new boutique store.
Now in the Clare Valley, Roger has found inspiration for a variety of bespoke pieces for his clients as well as a range of collections for the store. Most recently, Roger designed and handcrafted the piece 'A Pearl in the Vines' to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Clare Valley Gourmet Weekend. Being able to let the creative juices flow and see what results, is what Roger enjoys most about his profession.
With the advent of Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology, we are able to offer you the opportunity to see your piece of jewellery in 3D, before it has even been made. In some cases it can assist us to create pieces that you can only dream of.
Roger is available for a private consultation, by appointment, to design an individual piece just for you.
Great care is also taken in repairing, maintaining and remodelling your existing jewellery. With the workshop on premises, your piece is treated with the utmost care.
In our store, at R&B Sutherland Jewellers by Design, we have a variety of styles in our ready to wear collection, which reflect the latest trends from around the world, whilst ensuring the essentials of quality and service are maintained. Be sure to browse through Our Range which is a selection of the jewellery you can find in our store.
You can 'Shop with Confidence' knowing we are members of the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) and proudly adhere to the highest of standards and code of ethics.
As members of the Nationwide Jewellers buying group, we can access a wide variety of products, services and information and in turn can pass it on to you.
We are stockists of brands like Ellani Silver Jewellery, Dora and Omnia Wedding Rings, ICE Watches, FOSSIL, DKNY, SKAGEN and DIESEL Watches, Mens Jewellery
Our store is located at the northern end of the main street of Clare, at 282a Main North Road, CLARE SA 5453
Our opening hours are: Monday CLOSED Tuesday-Friday 9.30am-5.00pm, Saturday 9.30am-12.00pm
After hours by appointment, please phone 08 8842 1888