Rotary Club of Paddington crowns Artisans Bespoke Jewellers

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers' remarkable achievements were recently honoured at the Rotary Club of Paddington Business and Community Excellence Awards. The esteemed jeweller was presented with…
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Artisans Bespoke Jewellers’ remarkable achievements were recently honoured at the Rotary Club of Paddington Business and Community Excellence Awards. The esteemed jeweller was presented with the Employee Engagement Award, acknowledging their outstanding commitment to excellence as a business and their significant contributions to the community.

Denise Spencer-Scarr, the President of Rotary Paddington, spoke at the awards ceremony, highlighting the crucial role Rotary plays in the community. She emphasised that Rotary was founded and is comprised of a group of dedicated professionals and businesspeople. These individuals, including the team at Artisans Bespoke Jewellers, are the backbone of Rotary, offering unwavering support and assistance to make the world a better place.

Tammy Keers, the owner of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers, expressed her gratitude for the recognition and shared her passion for training apprentices, mentoring the next generation, and cultivating an exceptional workplace for professional development. She emphasised the pride and respect her team felt for Rotary and the immense satisfaction they experienced in witnessing the progress and improvement of their apprentices. Artisans Bespoke Jewellers, known for their tight-knit team, consider themselves a family, and winning an award from an esteemed organisation like the Rotary Club of Paddington has filled their workshop with a profound sense of pride.

The Rotary Club of Paddington Business and Community Awards received an impressive 45 nominations across seven categories. President, Denise Spencer-Scarr acknowledged the exceptional achievements of all the businesses in their respective fields, commending their dedication, passion, commitment, and resilience, which serve as an inspiration to everyone.

The Rotary Club of Paddington is actively involved in international humanitarian work, exemplified by its Teacher In a Box project. Since 2017, this self-funded initiative has provided offline access to a vast range of free educational and training materials via any WiFi-enabled device, benefiting areas with limited teaching resources or limited access to qualified educators.

Notably, Shay Daly, one of Artisans Bespoke Jewellers’ recent apprentices who has now become a qualified jeweller, was a finalist in the Jewellers Association of Australia Jewellery Design Awards for her exceptional Enchanted Iris earring design, featuring tanzanite, pink and purple spinels, and sapphires.

Artisans Bespoke Jewellers also garnered acclaim for their acclaimed jewellery collection, Borboleta. The team worked tirelessly, both individually and collaboratively, to create one hundred original jewellery pieces. The exquisite Borboleta Necklace showcases the collective effort of the entire team, with over 300 hours of labour invested in its creation.

Tammy Keers expressed her pride in the team’s accomplishments and their continuous pursuit of improvement. Whether in their workshop or within their design, sales, marketing, and administration teams, Artisans Bespoke Jewellers strives to be a unique business that fosters collaboration and mutual support, enabling each member to reach their full potential.

The Rotary Club of Paddington holds its meetings on Thursday mornings at 7:00 am in The Paddington Tavern, located at 186 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD, 4064. Enquiries are welcome via email at

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