Behind each of your favourite stores are passionate, hardworking people who welcome you to take part in their story, every time you walk in. Here, we introduce you to the faces behind some of your favourite Stockland retailers. Learn about the history of their business, the products and services they offer and what they love about their local community.
Meet Sahar, Jewellery Galleria
1. Tell us about your store?
Expect to be inspired. As you step inside Jewellery Galleria, the warmth and intimacy of the welcome will leave you enchanted with the urge to gaze in every direction. Linger in the moment and allow our expert team to share our passion and knowledge, to guide you to find, or exclusively create, that piece of jewellery that you will fall deeply in love with.
2. What products, services or experiences do you offer?
Bespoke Custom Made - if you seek a piece of jewellery so 'perfectly you', then our custom made, is perfect for you. Allow the skill, craftsmanship and creativity of Sahar and the team, to bring alive your dream piece of jewellery. For the most intimate of occasions be it marriage or perhaps the passion of saying 'you are my forever' with an eternity ring, a bespoke piece of jewellery is the perfect way to truly express yourself.
Remodeling - jewellery is an expression, an emotion, a reflection of your personality and is deeply personal. The sentiment within a piece of jewellery can never fade. When a piece requires refurbishing or perhaps having been gifted to you restyling, the reassurance that your piece will maintain its integrity and the sentiment, is paramount and we know that.
Whether it is replacing stones, changing structure, adding or removing material for a subtle change or a complete remodeling, we will listen, advise and provide you with our professional recommendation on how to recreate your piece to ensure it perfectly reflects you.
Repair - we can expertly repair any item and return it to its original state, be it broken, worn down, or simply in need of some love to return to its beautiful self.
Valuation - Sahar is a certified Diamond Valuation specialist and can value your diamonds as well as other pieces, for either insurance purposes or personal requirements.
3. What is your current role and main responsibilities?
Hi, I am Sahar May, Managing and Creative Director of Jewellery Galleria. My love affair with precious stones came from my passion for travel, heritage and cultural influences and by following in the footsteps of my ancestors. My desire to create and translate stories into timeless pieces and the dying infatuation of the night skies, the cosmic world, the burst of colour, the sound and rhythms of music, the passionate words of poetry and romance; everything that moves my soul is entwined into my work and designs.
4. What do you love most about your job?
I love the sentiment of every piece and the story it tells for every individual in that very moment. Whatever the reason may be being a part of the journey to tell that story is an honour I carry with me in my work every single day. Whether its inherited and needs some love to turn it into a safe and a daily piece remembered by that special one, whether it's an occasion and we need to make the magic happy to speak of that resemblance, or it could be a simple refurb to strengthen the time and story told by that very piece, I am here to make all that happen. Jewellery is the most precious tangible item and being the one that translates that is the most rewarding feeling as a jewellery designer.
5. What's three words that describe your store?
Magical, authentic and honest.
6. How have you coped with COVID-19 and what are you looking forward to?
This has been by far the most surreal time one can ever experience, where everything stops equally for everyone and everywhere. We were fortunate to have foreseeable jobs filtering through our workshops through this time and working safely with clients by appointments and delivering all needs necessary. No doubt retail was impacted but in that time we all stopped and reflected, slowed down and really focused on what is important and came to a serene state of acceptance. Living this time will reflect on our next steps in the coming times, we are looking forward to opening our doors again and seeing our locals in good health, telling good stories. Being compassionate in this time of need and delivering not just the physical piece but also the love that comes with it, we all have a story especially during this time. We endeavour to retail to create and bring more magic into our community more than we ever have.
If you’d like to read more about your most-loved retailers, their products, and the faces behind the businesses, click through to the Retailer Stories page on our Belong hub. There are plenty of stories to share!