Silver Lining Gems
Meet The Owner:
Meet Cara Bell of Silver Lining Gems, located in Cape Woolamai, VIC
Tell Us A Little Something About Yourself
Lover of natural gemstones & creating unique jewellery with them.
What Inspired You To Start Your Own Business and What does your journey look like?
I wanted to create unique & genuine gemstone jewellery at high quality but affordable prices
What Does Your Business Offer, And What Makes It Unique?
I handcraft gemstone Jewellery with high quality, Australian made & recycled Sterling Silver. Specialising in Australian Opals.
What does your Journey Look Like?
I fell in love with Australian Opal's when I was a kid, travelling through Lightning Ridge & Coober Pedy on family outback trips. After running a gift store at Phillip Island, I re-discovered my love of Opal & all natural gemstones. I'm grateful to be the custodian of these gems until their owners find them.
Did You Always Think You'd Be Doing This?
I've always known I wanted to be a creator & I've tried many different art forms. I have Diploma's in Visual Art, Building Construction Drafting & Graphic Design.
My love of the ocean brought me to Phillip Island where I bought a little gift shop. That's where my memories of childhood trips to the outback came floating back. When I saw all the natural gemstones in the store, they reminded me of the colours of Australia's greatest gem, the Opal. After great amounts of research & teaching myself silversmithing, I now create silver lined gems.
What Are The Most Rewarding And Challenging Parts Of Your Job And Owning Your Own Business?
Rewarding- the creating process & customer satisfaction.
Challenging-marketing, marketing, marketing lol
Whats Your End Goal? The Moment You'll Know You've Achieved What You Want To?
When I can sell enough pieces to make a full time wage consistently