ABOUT

THE BRAND

Kick in the Eye is an alternative jewellery brand based around distinctive hand crafted chain and claw set gemstones. Inspired by love, lust and desire. Created with longevity of quality and style in mind - genderless and classic to fit into a broad range of personal expressions. Independently run by Naarm/ Melbourne based creative Antonia Pantazis, whose multidisciplinary background in fine art led to her passion creating jewellery. Launched in 2018. Kick in the Eye respectfully acknowledges living and creating on Wurundjeri land of the Kulin Nation, sovereignty was never ceded. 

THE JEWELLERY 

Sterling silver is used as the base metal throughout our jewellery, with the options of a Gold Plated finish. Items are either made to order or created in small batches to ensure sustainable and ethical small-production practices. Jewellery can be customised to your liking - get in contact to discuss a version of a product unique to you, or an entirely new idea at kickintheeyejewellery@gmail.com. 

HANDMADE CHAIN 

Handmade chain features throughout the majority of our products.  Each link has been coiled from sterling silver wire, saw pierced into individual jump rings, linked together one by one, soldered securely at each join, shaped, and then polished to a reflective finish. This process ensures each product to have its own unique personality as for its handmade nature.   

GEMSTONES

Lab-grown gemstones are used in our jewellery, an alternative to natural mined stones. They come in a range of brilliant dense colours and sizes that reflect our kitsch & glam aesthetic while keeping value in mind. Cubic Zirconia's are the main gemstones used which have even bright colours and are flawless. Synthetic Sapphires are also used - which directly mimic their natural forms through chemical composition and crystal structure. Please note that the same colour stones may vary in hue between the different sizes. For a custom gemstone option, or to re-purpose a stone, get in contact at kickintheeyejewellery@gmail.com.

GOLD PLATING

All products are able to be double plated in a bright yellow 18ct. Gold. Plating is the process where gold is electroplated to the surface of sterling silver metal, coating it in a vibrant gold colour. This is done out of house by a local business, and is the highest quality gold plating option offered in our city. Please note that the plating lifeline will be subject to its treatment and care. Items are able to be re-plated for the original products' plating price. For a solid gold quote please get in contact at kickintheeyejewellery@gmail.com.