Francois & Nicholas Payet

Two in a family of seven children, Francois & Nicholas Payet spent their childhood in the beautiful Seychelles Islands. Francois’s interest in jewellery developed at a young age creating and designing from the initial stages of his unofficial apprenticeship at the age of sixteen. His talent for design has extended over the years with progression to his own retail outlets in Melbourne. Nicholas joined his brother in the early 1990’s and together they are now crafting their stunning designs from their purpose built working studio in the heart of Margaret River.

“I draw inspiration from nature, the textures and organic shapes that attract my mind’s eye gently work their way into my designs which mostly take shape in my dreams” says Francois.

Encompassing precious metals, stunning gemstones and luscious pearls, the Payet brothers create signature pieces which are both elegant and timeless.

“Working with my brother Nicholas, he perfects the technical aspects of the designs. His eye for detail is exceptional, resulting in beautifully crafted and finished pieces”.

Payet Gallery, 611 Boodjidup Road, Redgate

Directions: Payet Gallery is located on Boodjidup Rd, 6km from the Bussell Hwy roundabout or 1km from the Caves Rd intersection.

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Please note that many of the studios are private venues and not open to the public outside of the Open Studio's event dates. If you wish to visit a studio at an alternative time please contact the artist directly.