A Sydney jewellery designer who breaks all the rules
Hi, I’m Fairina!
You’re here because you’re sick of seeing the same old jewellery on department store shelves. Because you aren’t satisfied with stock-standard, mass-market accessories. And because you recognise that the world is lacking bold, story-worthy jewellery.
I’m here to create striking designs for fiercely independent individuals who don’t care about other people’s “perfect”.
It’s lovely to meet you.
In jewellery – just as in life – there are no rules. I am an independent designer who is passionate about creating bold keepsakes and unconventional jewels that are completely your own.
I’m here to say what you probably already know.
Wearing the same old jewellery as thousands of people before you, and thousands to come, just doesn’t feel right. So yes, it’s ok (and highly recommended) to break the rules.
Jewellery is about more than diamond size and dollars
I love working with rule breakers and story makers: those who forge their own path and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo.
You’ll never hear me say that a piece of jewellery has to look a certain way or has to feature a diamond. In fact, non-diamond engagement rings are my jam!
This jewellery is for you if you cringe at the thought of stepping into a high street jewellery store, if your eyes glaze over at the mention of the “4 C’s of diamonds” and if you want an authentic, meaningful piece that truly captures who you are.BOOK YOUR CUSTOM JEWELLERY CONSULT
Growing up, I never really liked jewellery
The jewellery that I saw in shops, and the rules I heard about engagement rings made me cringe. You know the ones:
- That an engagement ring always has to have a diamond
- That a bigger stone is always better
- That it should cost the proposer (generally assumed to be a man in a relationship that’s generally assumed to be heterosexual) three months’ salary
None of it felt right. And to be honest, fancy jewellery stores intimidated me. So I created something different.
Sound up your alley? Let’s chat.BOOK YOUR CUSTOM JEWELLERY CONSULT
- Working with Fairina for our custom engagement rings was amazing. She helped us to visualize our (very wafty) ideas and kept us in the loop the whole way. We were really keen to have rings that were intensely individual and unusual. Our rings are beautiful and quirky and everything we wanted.Jacinta KellySydney, Australia
- We wanted to do something really special, and with a little help from Fairina, we managed to create the best birthday celebration our mother could imagine. She absolutely adores her new ring, and she is already thinking about getting matching pieces. I strongly recommend Fairina to others considering one of a kind jewellery. The service is impeccable and you get to be a part of the design process – not that you need to, Fairina manages excellent on her own.Ane-Ingeborg Bakken SimsoBergen, Norway
- Finding a jeweller and a designer can be intimidating. I am so pleased I found Fairina. I had so much fun imagining and brainstorming jewellery with Fairina. She is creative, honest and generous with her knowledge of jewellery design and making. I can’t recommend her enough to help you with your special piece. An absolute pleasure to deal with. My ring design was sentimental and personal and turned out perfectly. Wonderful design and stunning quality.Megan BurkeSydney, Australia
- My partner and I were looking for something unique and special when searching for an engagement ring as all couples do. We happened upon Fairina on a Google search and LOVED her work immediately. Fairina was patient and encouraging and made the experience of designing something so much more comfortable than I had ever imagined. She has fantastic vision and is just delightful to talk with. The ring she created is the single most stunning piece of jewellery and everytime I look at it I see her meticulous precision and love of her craft. I am beyond happy. Thanks so much Fairina. You are a star.Rochelle PittsKinglake, Australia
- Exquisite work and a wonderful person to boot. I've got a few Fairina Cheng pieces, both custom and items from her shop, and each piece has been crafted with such love and care that you can feel it when you wear it. Should you make the plunge and get something custom, Fairina will definitely take care of you. No question goes unanswered, pricing and timelines will be communicated perfectly and your dream piece will become a reality. I can't wait for another reason for some beautiful jewellery.Eva BahasSydney, Australia
- Amazing experience with Fairina. Everything went smoothly despite me living in a different city. During the initial phone consult Fairina listened to my ideas and gave suggestions. During the whole process I got regular updates and photographs of the progress of my necklace. And finally my necklace turned out even better than I’d hoped. Highly recommend!!!Julius ElliottMelbourne, Australia
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