Nina Ellis

Petra drop - 1

9ct yellow gold, white diamond earrings [$1,200]
 

Petra drop – 2

9ct yellow gold, white diamond pendant [$1,630]
 

Petra

9ct yellow gold, white diamond stud [7mm diam.] [$725]
 

Petra – 2

9ct white gold, blue sapphire stud [$695]
 

Pedro - sapphire

18ct yellow gold, blue sapphire ring [7.1mm at setting, 2.65mm band] [$3,640]
 

Pedro – pair

18ct white gold, green sapphire, champagne diamond ring [7.5mm at setting, 2.45mm band] [$3,015]
 

Petra - sapphire

18ct yellow gold, teal green sapphire, white diamond ring [7.35mm at setting, 2.65mm band] [$3,610]
 

Alfalfa - 1

Oxidised sterling silver, green sapphire earrings [$380]
 

Alfalfa - 2

Oxidised sterling silver, green sapphire pendant [24 x 38mm, Chain 45cm] [$340]
 
Oxidised sterling silver, green sapphire pendant [16 x 23.5mm, Chain 45cm] [$320]

Alfalfa drop - sapphire

Oxidised fine silver, green sapphire earrings [15 x 37mm] [$295]  
Oxidised fine silver, green sapphire earrings [28 x 10mm] [$230]  

Pinto – yellow/white

18ct yellow gold, diamond ring [2.5mm wide band] [$2,250]  
18ct white gold, white and champagne diamond ring [2.65mm wide band] [$2,450]  

Pedro - Ruby

18ct yellow gold ring [1.9mm wide band] [$1,350]  
18ct yellow gold, Burmese ruby ring [5.35mm at setting, 2.25mm band] [$1,995]  

Petra – sapphire / Pinto - yellow

18ct yellow gold, green sapphire, white diamond ring [7.35mm at setting, 2.65mm band] [$3,610]  
18ct yellow gold, diamond ring [2.5mm band] [$2,250]  

Fern

Sterling silver, green sapphire pendant [27 x 39.5mm, Chain 45cm] [$360]
 

Chiseled leaf - 1

Sterling silver pendant [15 x 47mm, Chain 45cm] [$275]
 

Chiseled Gum leaf

Fine silver hook earrings [36 x 10mm] [$210]
 

Alfalfa stud - oval

Oxidised fine silver stud earrings [12 x 9mm] [$150]
 

Fern - gold / white gold

18ct yellow gold, diamond ring [6.3mm - 6.7mm band] [$1,860]  
18ct white gold, green sapphire, diamond [6.2mm - 6.5mm band] [$2,565]

Gum leaf - drop

Sterling silver, green sapphire earrings [15 x 37mm] [$295]
 

Alfalfa - 3

Sterling silver ring [8.5mm band] [$295]
 

Seaweed - 1

Oxidised sterling silver, green sapphire pendant [34.5 x 50mm, Chain 70cm] [$465]
 

Continuous Line / Leaf

Sterling silver ring [6mm band] [$295]
sterling silver ring [6mm-6.5mm band] [$295]

Chiseled Leaf - diamond

18ct white gold, diamond ring [5.5mm band] [$3,260]
 

Fern - gold

18ct yellow gold, diamond ring [6.3mm - 6.7mm band] [$1,860]
 

Chiseled Leaf - sapphire

18ct white gold, green sapphire ring [5.4mm band] [$2,795]
 

Birch Forest - cufflinks

Sterling silver cufflinks [15 x 17.5mm] [$315]
 

Birch Forest

Sterling silver ring [$POA]

Chiseled leaf - 2

Sterling silver bangle [7mm] [$380]
 

Chiseled leaf - 3

Sterling silver bangle [12mm, Internal diam. 65mm] [$450]
 

Pressed Flower

Sterling silver, green sapphire brooch [35 x 49mm] [$POA]
 

Seaweed – 2

Sterling silver, green sapphire brooch [35 x 49mm] [$395]
 

Chiseled leaf - 4

Sterling silver, green sapphire brooch [49.8 x 36.4mm] [$495]
 

Gum leaf

Sterling silver leaf cufflinks [16.4 x 18mm] [$315]
 

Nina Ellis

Nina Ellis completed her Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT in Gold and Silversmithing where she developed her love of fine lines and detail. Just as with nature, each line she uses is thoughtful and laboured. Nina strikes lines into the surface of the metals using handmade chisels, enjoying the irregularities of the process. No two strikes of the hammer are the same, just as the variations of each handmade piece. The love of nature is also reflected in her careful selection of gems that feature in her engagement and wedding ring collection which often features unusual colour combinations and variations.

I take delight in researching the documentation of nature, entomology collections, as well as fossil records. Botanical illustration and the two dimensional depiction of nature has an interesting history. The tiny leaves and touch of colour in the humble alfalfa sprout. The exquisite fine lines you find on close inspection of a wheat stalk or pressed flower petals. The details of botanical forms are inspirational.

Most recently Nina’s work was exhibited in Melbourne Modern, Art and design at RMIT since 1945.

Artist’s Bench