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Unique Handmade 
sterling silver jewellery

- Ocean inspired jewellery pieces designed and made in Australia -

beautiful silver hoop earrings
Kaikoa Designs handmade sterling silver jewellery
Blonde woman wearing sea shell shaped earrings made in Australia in sterling silver with white top

At KaiKoa Designs when we produce our Australian handmade jewellery pieces we draw our inspiration from the natural wonders of the ocean. We are Australian jewellery designers that create unique handmade ocean inspired jewellery pieces that beautifully illustrate the most popular elements of Australia’s sun-soaked beaches that men or woman can wear as earrings, pendants, stacker rings or rings.

beach girl wearing silver sunrise hoop earrings
Blonde woman face wearing sea shell shaped earrings in sterling silver with white top
Welcome to Kaikoa - Ocean Inspired Jewellery - - Kaikoa Designs

We are Australian designers that take the textures, shapes and contours of shells, coral or the sea life that is in our oceans, reefs or beaches to create beautiful pieces of sterling silver jewellery with unique designs. Each one is easy to wear, liveable and reflects a carefree lifestyle of sun kissed skin soaking up salty sea breezes.

We sell jewellery pieces in custom sizes including coastal pendants, beach earrings, stacker rings, wave rings and can even be contracted to create bespoke pieces. Our unisex range of jewellery products is equally suitable for men or women with a wide selection of mens silver rings to sterling silver earrings for women – we have the perfect beach jewellery for anyone. 

Our ocean inspired jewellery is made from 100% sterling silver meaning you can take it with you for a swim without the fear of it getting rusty.

 – How we design our pieces – 

Our ocean inspired jewellery is handmade in Australian on the Sunshine Coast. Once we finalise a new design we manufacture each piece by hand.

FORM WAX – We start with the raw form of wax from hard to soft to suit different textures and finishes. 

CARVE WAX – We carve the wax into rings, pendants or earrings with our tools, files, sandpaper, flames, blow torches, compressed air and hot electric wax carvers.

SPRUE – We then sprue the piece meaning we add a long piece of wax that allows us to connect the jewellery to a sprue tree. This attaches the rest of the wax pieces ready for the casting process. 

CAST – The wax tree is put into an investment plaster to harden and then in the kiln to further solidify. The molten silver is then poured into the cast and as it cools, the cast is then dissolved in water, to reveal the sterling silver tree. We delicately saw, cut, grind, or sand the sprue off each individual piece of jewellery. 

OXIDISE – Depending on the desired finish or texture of each piece of jewellery we may use an oxidising agent to bring out the definition of textures against a polished sterling silver surface. 

FINISH – When finishing each unique piece, we sand it with a variety of different equipment, before smoothing and shining with a polishing agent to achieve the desired effect. 

HALLMARK – We then hallmark all our pieces with the sterling silver hallmark 925. 

IONIC CLEAN – Once the polishing and finishing of the piece is complete we place it into an ionic cleaner to pull away any foreign materials left behind from the polish. 

POLISH – The piece is then rinsed in water and hand polished with a microfibre silver polishing cloth. 

PACKAGE – Now the piece is ready to be packaged up and sent to its lucky new owner!