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Meet Adina

Adina Jozsef's jewellery practice embodies the principle that well-finished components form the basis of a well-finished look. Developing through creative explorations of shapes and materials, rather than following fashion trends, her portfolio updates the traditional values of hand skills and precious materials through modern jewellery designs and applications. The components within and between her collections compliment and resonate with one another, with each bearing Adina’s trademark contemporary elegance, refinement and originality.

Adina was given her first blowtorch for her 14th birthday by her ever-encouraging mother, silversmithing in her bedroom before embarking on tertiary studies at the Enmore Design Centre, starting with the Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Design and then on to the Jewellery Trade Certificate. She established her practice as Koukii Designs in 2001, rebranding as Adina Joszef in 2014, and sold her wares at Paddington Markets every Saturday until the end of 2012, transitioning the studio’s emphasis to online retailing and special commissions.

For Adina, wearing her creations is as fun as the joy of making. Believing that superior craftsmanship has intrinsic worth, she relishes the challenge of finishing her pieces to a level of perfection. Adina has gained a deep, almost intuitive, understanding of the metal she uses. It is a material with hardness and resistance requiring physical effort to master, and her jewellery’s sleek lines, shapes and high polish defy its handmade origins.

Early this year Adina was proud to launch Pebble, her first new collection in 4 years.

OUR PHILOSOPHY

At Adina Jozsef we do not cut corners when it comes to our workmanship and unless required for a particular design, our jewellery is not featherweight, this ensures your jewellery lasts normal wear and tear.  We do not save on weight just to bring the price down and believe that jewellery should feel good on the body, giving the piece a luxurious feel.  

OUR TEAM

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Adina Jozsef Lead Jeweller, Designer & Owner

Adina Jozsef is a proud member of the Guild.  For more information click on the link below:

THE GOLD & SILVERSMITH GUILD OF AUSTRALIA

In 1988 a group of manufacturing jewellers, aware of the traditions and a need for a higher degree of consumer protection in the precious metals industry, instigated and formed The Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia. The Guild is the only professional organization in Australia with a traditional and comprehensive system of marking precious metal items. Guild Members names and marks are permanently recorded, they abide by set standards of material, their work is clearly identified as genuinely made in Australia, and the date of manufacture can be recorded. The Guilds principal aim is to promote the Guild Mark as a symbol of excellence.

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Benson Brand Advocate & Debt Collector

Benson is a valued member of the Adina Jozsef team. He is responsible for keeping the team motivated and active and moonlights as our debt collector.  Fiercely good at his job, he has a brilliant track record for recovering debts - just like a dog and bone.

Previous exhibitions Adina's work has been in:

Artist in Residence with Workshopped working in conjunction with Object Gallery

September 2012 - January 2013

Object Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW

August 2008 - 'Workshopped'
Chifley Plaza, Sydney NSW

October 2007 - 'Silhouette Range'
Veronica George Gallery, Melbourne Vic

July 2007 - 'Fashique #4'
Ruby Rabbit, Oxford Street Sydney NSW

March 2007 - 'Autumn Spectrum'
Old Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral NSW

March 2005 - 'Sydney Esquisse'
Good Charlotte, Sydney NSW

April 2004 - 'White'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

February 2004 - 'Boys Toys'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

November 2003 - 'One night under lights' - Jewellery Trade Certificate 3
The Muse, Sydney NSW

June 2003 - 'Attachment'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

February 2003 - 'The Ubiquitous Ring'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

July 2002 - 'Pinned'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

May 2002 - 'Nex(t)
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

February 2002 - 'Two'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

June 1999 - June 2001 - 'Blessed be the Work'
Various galleries around Australia

November 2001 - 'We are One!'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

July 2001 - 'Lapel'
Gallery 156, Sydney NSW

November 2000 - 'You are Here'
Merchant House, Sydney NSW

November 1999 - 'The Forth Runway'
Sydney International Airport, Sydney NSW

November 1998 - '2000(-)2'
Customs House, Sydney NSW

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