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Saturday 25 June 2011

Urban Boulder - jewellery with an edge

Lisa Simpson and Remo Carbone are the designers behind jewellery brand with an edge, Urban Boulder.

The duo are New York City-based (Remo is an Aussie) and are inspired by their surrounding urban landscape. They buy their opal directly from independent miners in outback Queensland - the result here speak for themselves.

(Check out their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/urbanboulder and Twitter page at www.twitter.com/urbanboulder

Say the duo: "We create contemporary jewellery inspired by the urban environment and crafted with natural precious elements. We draw upon every day, but often overlooked, details from the environment around us and reinterpret the shapes with boulder opal and silver into beautiful pieces of jewellery.

"Classified in the same category as diamonds, boulder opal – which makes up only a tiny fraction of the opal mined – contains every colour of the rainbow. No two stones are ever the same, so all of our pieces are one of a kind."

Indeed they are. For more on this wearable art, watch this video below:

Urban Boulder: inspiration and creative process from Urban Boulder on Vimeo.


  1. What beautiful unique jewellery, I love opal! Thanks for sharing, I'm off to check out their facebook and twitter.

  2. I am very knowledgeable after reading this. Not because I liked this article, but I got this in a very well manner. Very well explained lovely unique jewellery here...