The Rare and Beautiful is an ever-changing collection of beautiful and desirable objects. The collection is hand-picked by Christo and Melissa Lees as they travel the globe. They are both trained gemmologists, jewellers and gem cutters who live in Tasmania, Australia.
The Rare and Beautiful has evolved from a passion for collecting, that they have shared for the past 30 years. The collection is concentrated around antique Asian art, gems and minerals, ancients beads, antique textiles and eclectic objects.
At the market we sell unique jewellery hand fabricated by The Rare and Beautiful using rare and unusual gemstones including many found and cut by us in Tasmania. We also hand select the best material we can find in the gem fields and markets of Burma, Sri Lanka, India and Australia. We have collected many beautiful examples of tribal and heirloom jewellery during our regular trips away, carefully choosing only the finest pieces. We also sell Tasmania minerals, crystals and gemstones including the lovely Killiecrankie Topaz.
All the items in the collection are one-off pieces or from a limited range.
Stall site 180 Salamanca Market, Hobart, Tasmania