HOW TO BUY DIAMONDS
2 Jun 2015 10:00 AM – Diamond Dealers Club of Australia
What are the most commonly asked questions people ask when buying diamonds, and how does that compare to what the professionals ask?
For the first episode in this series, we talked to Raphael Jewellers at the Strand Arcade in Sydney.
JEWELLER WHO PUTS THE SPARKLE INTO DINING
24 Feb 2014 6:15 AM – Australian Financial Review
By Fiona Carruthers
Love premium bespoke jewellery? Fancy yourself as a foodie?
Then combine the two high-end experiences. Sydney’s grand Strand Arcade – still one of the most beautiful shopping destinations in Australia – has hit on a masterstroke for the gourmet who has everything: a jewellery masterclass where you learn about what you’re wearing while you feast on a five-course gourmet dinner with matching wines, created by the acclaimed Strand Arcade restaurant, Pendolino.
A HIDDEN TREASURE
4 Apr 2012 10:35 AM – Jewellery World
Raphael Jewellers is located just metres away from Australia’s busiest shopping precinct, but seems a world away from the steel and glass facades and crowds that define Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall.
Indeed visitors to the store, on the second level of 122-year-old Strand Arcade, could be forgiven for thinking they had magically stepped back into time.
The store is fitted out with an eclectic mix of antique furniture (including magnificent armchairs and an English timber chest displaying a copy of ‘The London News’ from 1855) and every spare space seems to be burgeoning with curios and artefacts from around the globe. And in between all these objets d’art are the store’s own treasures – its high-end jewellery designs.