MJS Jewellery is the creative jewellery studio of Australian award-winning master jewellery designer, goldsmith and qualified gemmologist (FGAA) Matthew Staff.
MJS Jewellery E-Boutique is an online store where you can purchase Matthew's signature collection and bespoke pieces.
Inspired to showcase Australian made and designed jewellery, Matthew with his wife Simone stepped out in 2009, putting Matthew's name to a place in the hub of James Street, Brisbane — MJS Jewellery, or Matthew John Staff Jewellery.
With 25 years experience of handcrafting fine jewellery, 10 years within his Brisbane James Street jewellery studio; Matthew’s passion lays in crafting exceptional designs executed with expert hand craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.
Matthew was selected as a finalist in 2012, for his gents ring "Sprung" in the Jewellery Association of Australia Awards, and in 2018 Matthew's earring design "Flame" was announced the winner of the prestigious Diamond Guild Australia Awards for the "Diamond's For Everyday" category. Due to popular damand, Matthew has since released a petite version "Flame Petite" of his award winning design.
As a qualified gemmologist (FGGA) Matthew has travelled extensively from all corners of the globe, from the gemstone cutting world centre of Idar-oberstein in Germany to the gem fields of Tanzania, Africa sourcing quality gemstones and researching quality cutting techniques. It can take weeks or even months to find the perfect gemstone. As a gemmologist, Matthew is immersed in a niche field, having gained the opportunity to understand gemstones by working with gem cutters and obtaining his FGGA qualification coupled with the technicality of making jewellery, and a trained eye for design.
Through his work, Matthew aims to showcase world-class design whilst keeping the craftsmanship and artistry alive in jewellery. “I want to show people that we can still make beautiful things by hand and that it can last a lifetime. It is like leaving a legacy, a beautifully designed and thoughtfully crafted piece that has stood the test of time, a good design is timeless.”