About the Designer
"Anyone Can be Successful, you just have to believe in yourself, be prepared to take the knocks and ultimately have a Vision....."
Going way back to when we first arrived in Australia from England we lived in caravan parks and Dad got a job on the Diamond Drilling Rigs in all those outback places, like Kalgoorlie, Kambalda, Coolgardie, Widgie, Roebourne, Esperance etc etc. At the tender age of 4/5, I was the "junior sample inspector". Dad used to let me look at all the rows of core samples that were taken from the ground, there was so many different rocks and sometimes gold. I found it fascinating and always looked forward to see what came out. From there we did a lot of prospecting in Kalgoorlie and to find a little bit of gold was a real thrill especially back then when we used pans to find the gold in the creeks. I feel that these years were where I found my love and fascination of anything organic that came out of the ground and of course, later on helped me to discover my passion for Pearls.
After my daughter was born in Margaret River, Western Australia I thought to myself, well what do I do now, I need something to keep my creative mind busy! Having a little hobby of jewellery making on the size, I approached a retail outlet to sell my jewels and to my amazement people started buying my designs! I then took the next step and from there, my first little jewellery in Margaret River was born called "Crystals and Pearls'.
When my daughter was 2, we then took a road trip to Broome for a holiday and fell in love with the area, people and lifestyle and decided to settle in the beautiful town of Broome, 2200kms north of Perth.
Broome was my "creative paradise" with it's colours, people, natural events, tides, Moons and storms, inspiring me so much that my ideas just started flowing.
Living in Broome gave me the freedom and opportunity to learn about the wonderful world of pearls. After witnessing my first Staircase to the Moon I couldn't wait to embark on designing this beautiful event into jewellery which could be worn and appreciated by all that had seen it, wherein, eventually in 2004, my next business was created ......"Broome Staircase Designs".
"Staircase to the Moon" Pearl Designs........
The Staircase to the Moon Event is a world class event only happens a few times each month and is breathtaking to see". This amazing event takes place on the beautiful shores of Broome and to see it is breathtaking. Thousands of people gather together to see this spectacular event which happens over a few days each month.
"The first time I saw this I was so inspired that I started designing literally straight away with each pearl being the centre-piece of each Staircase Design". "My designs were very simple back then and featured silver and gold, shells and pearls, but everyone loved them because they were so different. " The first market stall I had in 2000, saw almost all 10 of my Staircase designs being sold on that day, so I knew I had come up with an idea that was totally unique". I also then started placing my designs into retail outlets around the Broome area ending up with six outlets as well as doing the Broome markets until 2009.
Julia's first retail store was Opened in 2004......
Julia proudly opened her first retail Outlet, Broome Staircase Designs Pearl Gallery at 9 Napier Terrace, Chinatown, Broome, Western Australia and spent 10 years in this location. The shop then relocated around the corner in 2015 to Pearlers Row in Dampier Terrace, Chinatown. Also in 2015 Broome Staircase Designs Mandurah Store was opened on the North Quay Marina near the Seashells Resort and is still operating at the same location today.
Our last move was in 2021 when we re-located the Broome Store across the road in Dampier Terrace opposite Johnny Chi Lane. This Store is now a Pearl Gallery, Head Office, Admin and workshop, so everything is now under one roof!
Since opening I have designed an extensive Signature Range of Staircase to the Moon Pearl Jewellery and other complimentary lines. My pieces include the beautiful Broome Pearl and Diamonds, Freshwater Pearls and some Mother of Pearl. Each design is lovingly created in Sterling Silver, 9ct and 18ct gold. "I am currently working on a new Staircase Pearl Collection which should be ready for the 2023 season", said a very excited Julia Prynne. Each Collection takes about 1-2 years to perfect.
Exclusive and Unique Designs.....
Each piece of their Staircase Collection is designed and made exclusively by Broome Staircase Designs for their showroom in Broome and will not be found anywhere else in the world.
Setting a beautiful pearl into each of these unique Staircase designs is always a proud moment for Designer Julia Prynne. "My staff and I are very proud of our unique Staircase Collection". When a customer purchases one of our pieces they not only have a unique piece of our Pearl Jewellery but a story of Broome.
To view our unique collection in person, you can visit one of two of our Pearl Galleries. Our Gallery is located in Broome on Pearlers Row, shop 3, 21 Dampier Terrace, Chinatown Broome. Our Mandurah Store is located at Shop 5, Dolphin Drive, Mandurah (part of the Seashells Resort).
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