Hugh and Mary live a creative lifestyle in country Tasmania and are dedicated to designing and making artistic jewellery. Their 20 hectare property on the banks of the Meander River near Deloraine is an ideal setting for their studio. The extensive park style garden also operates as a gallery for Hugh’s highly regarded sculpture.
Hugh and Mary trained as Gold and Silversmiths at RMIT, Melbourne in the mid 1970’s and in 1980 established McLachlan Studio. Their work is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia.
The 2017 Collection of McLachlan Jewellery was photographed on the magical Greek Island of Symi just off the coast of Turkey. This Collection features all the timeless classics that are the signature pieces for McLachlan Studio: the Tribals, Sculptural Bangle and Ring, Mabe and South Sea Pearls and the contemporary gold and silver pieces. This year they have introduced new work with business women in mind - classic, easy to wear earrings, heavy Silver Chain, Silver Link, Blackcord Neckring and a fine silver chain that can be worn on its own or with any of their pendants.
Rings remain an important part of their collection. Unique gemstones for special ring commissions are sourced when Hugh and Mary visit Hong Kong each year; diamonds, tanzanites, sapphires and aquamarines are transformed into artistic statements that celebrate a significant time in your life.