Empire de Talaru

Empire de Talaru is the hub for three design business: 


La Comtesse de Talaru – where you can find antique French jewellery and collectibles. Operating on Etsy since 2009, La Comtesse de Talaru has earned a reputation as one of the premier suppliers to the assemblage jewellery design trade. Sourcing unusual, rare and visually appealing elements for designers to use, La Comtesse de Talaru also supplies collectors with pieces for their passion – book lockets, mirror pendants, rare buttons, unusual chains…


L’Atelier de Talaru: Antique Assemblage Jewellery handmade in Melbourne by Melanie Dooley. Melanie has been creating bespoke assemblage jewellery since 2009 and sells her designs to customers all over the world. Ready-made or custom orders find their way as far afield as England, France, the USA, Australia, Japan and even South Korea. Using long-forgotten treasures as a basis for a new design, Melanie carefully constructs her precious antique elements into necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings.


Talaru Tribu: using carefully selected organic, handmade and rustic components, Melanie Dooley creates bohemian tribal designs for earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Talaru Tribu is all about contrast; using the colours and textures from nature and created by artisans to fabricate modern designs that have a sense of coming from somewhere else. Taller Tribu was started in 2013 in response to a desire for the designer to offer

In the end, it’s all about the composition. Assemblage jewellery relies on the careful assembling of seemingly incompatible, unrelated components. With a skilled eye and a bit of daring, Melanie Dooley crafts harmonious adornments that make use of lost, forgotten or discarded treasures from the past.

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