Meet your Goldsmithing Instructor:
Eckart J Schillings
Passionate Master-Jeweller and Diamond-Setter
With over 37 years in the Jewellery Trade, Eckart trained near Adelaide,
with the Goldsmith Richard Ivey.
It started a lifelong Passion for Fine-Jewellery manufacture and led to the creation of Eckart's own Jewellery Brand that was sold to Stores in Europe, the US and Australia.
In 1994 he moved to Noosa Heads in Qld, Australia and operated a Shop on Hastings street while still servicing his wholesale Clients and offering Jewellery Courses on a part-time basis.
2005 was a time of big changes and Eckart went back to his Roots,
personally creating Fine-Jewellery for his Group of private Clients.
The current Studio at Peregian Beach was opened a few years later and is used today for his Jewellery TUITION as well as his regular manufacturing Work.
Over the years his Reputation and the Workload has grown...
Eckart has semi-retired in 2017.
His Focus is now on providing personalised,
exclusive 1-on-1 TUITION for Individuals or Couples
offering Wedding Ring making Tuition for interested Couples.
The former regular Group Courses or Tuition ended in 2017 due to Retirement.
Eckart is still manufacturing bespoke Fine-Jewellery,
mainly Diamond Engagement and Wedding Rings
for a selected Group of private Clients.
As a matter of Fact, he got very busy with Commissions
and still works 4 x days a week creating beautiful Jewellery.
As the World around us changes,
the Jewellery Trade has also changed,
with only a few Master Craftspeople
remaining and practising their Skills.
With Eckart you can still find the 'Old School techniques'
of a highly skilled Gold & Platinumsmith and Diamond-setter.
Eckart loves to freely share his Skills without being special about it.
He enjoys helping you to make your own Wedding Rings
( Or occasionally Engagement Ring )