Tanya Hamersfeld (nee Bensimon) designs bespoke fine jewellery pieces known for their playfulness and originality. In spite of a family history in jewellery spanning some 37 years, her statement pieces are always a little bit fun, and never conservative – clients those seeking something unique, those who have a respect for quality craftsmanship and those seeking a life of romance and fun. They are however pieces that will last a lifetime. Nothing from the Bensimon Boutique is ever synthetic and everything is handmade – nicely filling the demand in market for the buyer after a beautiful ‘bespoke’ piece which they can admire for its beauty, but not feel too precious about wearing every other day. As designer Tanya perfectly notes “we are the gap between serious jewellery and fun.”
Tanya (left) and fellow jewellery designer Hollie Sweet inside their High Street shop in Prahn. Photo: Changwei Dean.
It is this ethos which attracted the Friends of the Australian Ballet SA (FABSA) to ask Tanya to design a piece befitting the upcoming Gala Luncheon in honour of The Australian Ballet. In our eyes, we feel the Bensimon ethos is a perfect fit for our Friends. After all who doesn’t long for a little guilt free decadence, with Tanya’s stunning designs the perfect accessory to accompany you on a night at the ballet. Sometimes fun, playful and whimsical, yet always a bit glamorous, a Bensimon piece is a bespoke, one of a kind, handcrafted gem worthy of being draped across your neck, slipped on the finger or wrapped around the wrist.
Whilst we will have to wait a few more weeks to see just what Tanya designs for the Gala Luncheon, in the meantime take the chance to peruse through the recently launched Bensimon Boutique site (I already have my eyes on a piece befitting the Black Swan Odile, aptly named ‘Moonlight Kiss’).
Moonlight Kiss’ by Bensimon (www.bensimonboutique.com). A natural organic teardrop shaped lapis lazuli earring surrounded by faceted moonstone to catch the light and shimmer when you move.
A sumptuous space befitting Tanya’s designs – Inside 511 High Street, Prahn. Photo: Changwei Dean.
To bid on Tanya’s bespoke piece in honour of The Australian Ballet, ensure you secure your tickets for the upcoming Advertiser Gala Luncheon in May. click here to download your invite
DATE: Tuesday, 31st May 2016
WHERE: The Hilton Grand Ballroom 233 Victoria Square, Adelaide
WHEN: 11:45am for 12 noon. Event concludes at 3:00pm
TABLES OF 10: $1600 SINGLE SEATS: $160 per person
ENQUIRIES & BOOKINGS: Angela Condous (08) 8206 2344 Please state that you are attending in support of The Australian Ballet. This year The Australian Ballet will devote funds raised to support their next Storytime Ballet, a new production of The Nutcracker created especially for children!
Photos: Changwei Dean.