Woman Owned

Woman Owned

Eli Speaks Jewellery

Jewellery That Tells Your Story

Kate (she/her) has 15 years experience in the Jewellery trade, having learnt under some of Melbourne’s most reputable handmade Jewellers.
Eli Speaks was founded by Kate Higgins in 2014. The Eli Speaks name is inspired by an ancestor of Kate’s called Eli Higgins. Eli’s existence during the late 1800’s is recorded in the barest form; a curious karmic poem written about his lack of speech and a father’s regret. Thought to be mute, his efforts to communicate to those around him were difficult, until the day his father died, relieving him of his “curse”.

“I have been fascinated with Eli’s story since I discovered it in a family history book as a teenager. Through creating precious objects, I feel an affinity with his efforts to communicate. Words are not the sole carriers of meaning, precious sentimental objects can convey more meaning and history, than mere words. I aim to create future heirlooms for my clients, to provide a vessel for their own feelings, history, and values.”

Kate is a member of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia.

All jewellery is designed and hand formed by Kate in her private studio in the Century Building, Melbourne CBD, Australia.

Kate’s specialty is Art Deco-inspired designs, and lately Kate has been combining this with design inspiration from ancient Mayan architecture (of Mexico) to produce the Mexicali Range.

Based in
Melbourne, Victoria
Ships jewelry
across the world
Rings start at
around $3000 with an average spend $6000

At Eli Speaks Jewellery we believe in love, we believe in self-expression and we believe everyone has a right to celebrate those beautiful things in life! Ceremonial jewellery has marked meaningful occasions for all eternity, and we strive to include all members of the community in that, however they choose to do so.
The studio at Eli Speaks is a safe, welcoming space for all genders, abilities and backgrounds to explore their personal stories and work together to create jewellery that is expressive of their unique style.

Based in
Melbourne, Victoria
Ships jewelry
across the world
Rings start at
around $3000 with an average spend $6000

At Eli Speaks Jewellery we believe in love, we believe in self-expression and we believe everyone has a right to celebrate those beautiful things in life! Ceremonial jewellery has marked meaningful occasions for all eternity, and we strive to include all members of the community in that, however they choose to do so.
The studio at Eli Speaks is a safe, welcoming space for all genders, abilities and backgrounds to explore their personal stories and work together to create jewellery that is expressive of their unique style.

How do you capture the unique personalities of the people you work with?

We chat! I’m not here for the small talk. Long, deep and meaningful conversation helps me uncover your inner workings and values. I really enjoy this part! We also look at visual inspiration to narrow down your style preferences, and of course, we try on all the jewels in the house. Then we design something spectacular, together. I love including personal details in pieces that may mean nothing to anyone else looking, but everything to the wearer.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Well Mexico of course. I have been twice, but it’s never enough. The diversity and flair of this magnificent (and VAST) country, is an eternal inspiration to me. The punchy array of colours and the food, are life honestly!

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