Jewellery Testimonials

“I wanted to thank you both for a wonderful job!  I ABSOLUTELY adore the ring! And can’t stop admiring it’s beautiful design and quality craftsmanship, it really is gorgeous.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be able to have a ring like this which means so much more as it symbolises our love and this wonderful stage of our lives.  Thank you again!"
Carol Nunez

"Ernst Pfenninger is a creative, high quality jeweller, goldsmith and silversmith. We had many pieces individually made over a number of years and were excited every time we saw the finished article. People often noticed and commented on my wife's jewellery as it was original and superbly crafted. I recommend Ernst to the discerning."
Brian Stanwell

"Ernst Pfenninger, master craftsman of the old school variety will sit with you, design your jewellery and involve you in the complete process. It is so satisfying to know that your pieces of jewellery will be completely unique and handmade and not commercial. My wife’s ring, bracelet and earrings attracts comments on a regular basis.  We couldn't be happier with the quality of work and service"
George & Yvonne Pagonis

"We had a great experience working with Ernst and Sharon on the design and crafting of a unique yellow-diamond and ebony ring. They showed us a range of ideas at the start and helped us settle on a really original and creative concept. The finished ring is truly special – a one-of-a-kind designed and made by hand – and gets lots of attention wherever it gets shown off.  We’re living overseas now, and had to handle part of the process remotely, but it all went without a hitch. Very pleased with the end-to-end service – would recommend Studio 303 highly!"
Stuart & Fannie Rae, Hong Kong

"Ernst creates the most beautiful unique jewellery made lovingly with his hands. He made my custom wedding ring which is both beautiful and comfortable to wear.  Studio 303 is a sanctuary from the mundane and mass manufactured and the pieces sold in the shop are made to last more than your lifetime.  Not only that a true lover of the craft they will teach you to make your own if you desire. I can’t recommend Studio 303 enough.”
Jody Shipway

"I had a solid silver bracelet made for me by Ernst Pfenninger in 1996. It is simple but elegant and I wear it every day. Many people have asked me who made it. It is not just a simple bangle: it is of a beautiful oval shape which fits well around my wrist and has a hinge and a secure closure which is easy to operate."

George Winston AM

"Ernst has designed and executed pieces of jewellery for me over many years, these pieces are unique and as fashionable today as when he designed them.  Ernst's workmanship is outstanding, unique and perfect.  Thanks for your excellent service over the years. In addition, Ernst was my teacher for many years, it was a wonderful experience."

"I approached Ernst Pfenninger and told him of my ideas for a ring. Ernst made a few sketches and finally he created this beautiful ring which I wear all the time. I have lost count of how many times people have complimented on it. At Studio 303 you can be involved in creating a very unique piece of jewellery and can be assured of excellent craftsmanship."
Ursula Zahnd

"There was a beautiful pendant in the range, I fell in love with it and now it's mine.  My friends always comment on the uniqueness of my pendant and the wonderful craftsmanship that obviously went into creating it.  It’s amazing to think no one else in the world has the same. I really enjoy wearing it, get lots of compliments on its beauty, it’s a very special piece."
Rachael Vaccaro

"Having something made especially for me that is completely unique and handmade (not commercial) was really exciting. I wear the ring every day and it gives me great pleasure every time I look at it."
Sara Pantzer

"Ernst is a most innovative and modern jewellery designer. I had no idea as to what could be made with my opal, however Ernst was able to make a unique design.  He was able to use my simple free form opal that I purchased in Coober Pedy to create a dazzling accessory."
Jo Butler

"Thank you so much again - the ring is exquisite!  Such a beautiful and striking design and so skilfully made.  I am absolutely thrilled with it."
Anne-Marie Maplesden

"Had the most wonderful experience with Studio 303. My fiancé and I could not recommend them highly enough. Ernst is an incredibly talented designer and craftsman and Sharon makes you feel like you are family every time you go in there. Thank you so very much for everything."
Ema Taylor

"Outstanding creativity and responsiveness to the client's needs. Ernst has designed pieces for me I will treasure for years to come. His attention to detail is amazing and the quality is exceptional."

"I ordered a custom ring for my 30th birthday and was extremely happy with the craftsmanship. Both Sharon and Ernst are super interesting people and I loved sharing the experience with them from designing it and then making it to the final product.  Super happy with my ring and highly recommend Studio 303 to anyone who would like unique high quality jewellery."
Allan Johnston

"I recently had a custom made pendant made by Ernst at Studio 303 and was so impressed! His work was perfect and the result was exactly what I had envisioned in fact it was better. If you are looking for someone to make something special I have no hesitation in recommending Ernst he definitely lives up to his impressive qualifications. Thank you Studio 303 for your fantastic work!"

"A fantastic experience shopping for an engagement ring. Staff were amazingly helpful every step of the way and very receptive to any questions and ideas I had."
Michael Jones

"I wanted some jewellery given to me my mother re set in a dress ring. Ernst had a huge photo catalogue of rings he had made over 50 years to help choose a design I liked that could be adapted to my own personal taste. The extent of his experience in jewellery design made me feel very confident straight away that the ring would be very professionally designed and made. He took a lot of time discussing my design and also offered me options for the old gold.  I found him to be very trustworthy and honest. Sharon, his wife, was exceptionally helpful with design selection too, communicating how things were going along the design & make process, and getting a price for some gold to contribute to the cost of the ring.  The ring looked exactly like the design Ernst had drawn on paper.  I can only say that I am exceptionally happy with my ring, and the process from start to finish.  I have no hesitation in recommending Studio 303."
Shiela McDowall

"My fiancée and I truly had the most amazing experience working with Ernst and Sharon, and we couldn't recommend them highly enough. We had both of our wedding rings made at Studio 303 - not only is Ernst an incredibly talented designer and master craftsman, we always had the most warm welcome and great chats when we were there. You cannot go wrong working with Ernst and Sharon - their work is of the highest quality and is simply beautiful...and they really are just the most lovely people to help you create something special. Thank you again for everything!"
Elizabeth Anderson

"My husband got me my 30th birthday gift from there. It was designed from scratch and we could choose every little details and stones. Ernst and Sharon are the nicest people and Ernst is great at explaining all the differences and the steps involved in creating your jewellery. I had a good idea of what I wanted in terms of concept but was lost in terms of how it could be done. The result is amazing and I love my ring. Very good value for money too compared to big jewellery franchise as you get high quality and pay what's fair. I would definitely recommend!"
Marion Cohen

"Beautiful, hand designed ring. If you want something one of a kind, this is the place to go. Ernst and Sharon are so attentive and really care about their customers and the product they are producing."
Ali Taylor

“I love Ernst and Sharon. They are both so wonderful to work with and you can be guaranteed to get a piece of jewellery that is unique, beautiful and seriously good quality. I get so many compliments on all my pieces. I cannot recommend Studio 303 more highly!"
Sophie Higgins

"Ernst and Sharon helped us design create our dream custom engagement and wedding set, based on an opal and some design ideas we provided. They were wonderful to work with, and brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to help us select the best design elements and construction techniques for what we wanted. Thank you again, Ernst and Sharon!"
Ellen Jurik

"Ernst created two beautiful and unique wedding rings for us. He sourced the tri-colour Tourmalines and set them beautifully. Highly recommended."
Louise Harkness

"As part of our celebrations last year to mark the Centenary of the move of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and St Scholastica' College from the city to Glebe Point….. throughout the process of collaboration which saw the final designs evolve, Ernst and Sharon Pfenninger were creative, dependable, understanding and tireless in their efforts to produce jewellery that would reflect the dignity of the occasion and appeal to young and old alike.  Adaptable in style from a brooch to a pendant, each of the three designs that were produced is a remarkably fitting memento that has proved very popular with members of the College Community."
Loretto Richardson, Principal St Scholastica's College

"I had mixed emotions about renewing my 50 year old engagement ring, but am now so pleased that I took it to Ernst. We sat down together to discuss his suggestions for a fresh new design which he then turned into a stunning ring that I am absolutely thrilled with and that receives many compliments."
Jan Taylor

"Ernst and Sharon worked with my husband and myself to create both my engagement ring - a unique piece which I was able to help design created around a black pearl - and our wedding bands. The design for the engagement and wedding rings was not straightforward, and Ernst was endlessly patient as we worked and reworked the design and the fit until it was just right. We are both really happy with the outcome and feel our rings really reflect our personalities. The whole process was really personal which was just what i was looking for."
Dani Bultitude

"A friend recommended I see Sharon and Ernst to create my fiancés engagement ring and if I had my time over I wouldn't change a thing!  They created exactly what I had envisaged and more.  My fiancé and I plan to visit them when we are ready to make our wedding bands."
Nicholas Chalmers

"I have a number of Ernst's original pieces which I wear with pride. A true master craftsman, Ernst's work is impeccable. As well as being a perfectionist he conducts his business with honesty and integrity."             
Helen Hoyek

"Over the past 20 years Ernst has made me around 9 rings. Each one exquisitely detailed and unique. I would never shop elsewhere. Excellent craftsmanship combined with good prices make Studio 303 unbeatable."
Louise Ryan

"I continue to go back to Ernst and Sharon at Studio 303 for unique jewellery and their amazing creative vision, skill and customer service. It is great to be able to design your own jewellery that has meaning to you and have a true artisan bring it to life and at such a reasonable cost."
Jacqui Hyne

Thank you so much again - the ring is exquisite!  Such a beautiful and striking design and so skilfully made.  I’m absolutely thrilled with it!

"Masterful collaboration. All about you. Unique sculptural design. Sensitive rejuvenation of old pieces. Generous assistance to select gems and design."
Christine McMahon

"Almost 35 years ago Ernst produced a set of beautiful and timeless pieces for my parents wedding. Last year when it was my turn to propose I went straight to the master! - the formidable duo, Ernst and Sharon again made magic."
Matt Rabbidge

"Fantastic people, great experience and skilled craftsmanship. So good we went there for the engagement ring and now our wedding bands"
Heather Jones

"Amazing craftsmanship, unique and beautiful pieces."
Marcel Gomez

"Amazing people and stunning jewellery"
Aanchal Tulsiani

"A fantastic experience shopping for an engagement ring. Staff were amazingly helpful every step of the way and very receptive to any questions and ideas I had."
Michael Jones

"3 years on, the wedding ring is still unique and getting good comments and we are very happy"
Michael Clavien

"My husband commissioned Studio 303 to design a new setting for the diamond from my old engagement ring, which naturally was of great sentimental value to me. The final product fulfilled my wish list. I could not have been happier or more satisfied. The ring was stunning and beautifully made."
Louise Bendeli