Fairfax & Roberts
Health and Beauty - Sydney, NSW
Since 1858. Australia's oldest jeweller. We have a great story, a timeless story about love, beauty and happiness.
Fairfax & Roberts is proud to be Australia’s oldest established jeweller. Our story began in 1836 when Richard Lamb set up a business on Sydney’s main street as an optician and jeweller. He was joined by Alfred Fairfax, of the Fairfax newspaper dynasty, and it was in 1858 they established themselves as Sydney’s finest artisans. Initially working as clock and watchmakers, the company made its mark on Sydney by designing and producing the clock in the tower at the city’s Central railway station in 1873. By 1886 the company was known as Fairfax & Roberts and was designing and creating luxury jewellery, watches and objet d’art for Australia’s wealthiest families. These pieces combined gemstones of the highest quality with precious metals to create one-of-a-kind pieces that have been tightly held by the families who commissioned them. Many of these exquisite pieces have rarely been seen outside the homes of these wealthy and private citizens.
The legend of Fairfax & Roberts’ house style was built by skilled craft men and women. Apprenticed for decades before turning a refined and meticulous hand to the precious jewels, gold and platinum that bear the insignia of Fairfax & Roberts, each artisan devoted their lifetime to produce a few masterpieces. A century and a half later, Fairfax & Roberts still trades in precious jewels as well as specialising in client commissions. It maintains its own exclusive workshop, where pieces are hand-carved, hand-set and designed only for the client for whom they are commissioned.