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Meet the Designer: Trove

September 6, 2020
The moment our eyes met TROVE, the brainchild of longtime friend and customer Hannah Ward, we just knew we had found the most perfect treasure. Cleverly designed, impeccably crafted, and available in the most luscious colours, TROVE is a home for keepsakes, be it your heirloom jewels, favourite costume pieces or idiosyncratic collection of seashells!
A jewellery box, but also so much more. A place for things we covet and hold dear.
We sat down (virtually!) with founder and creator Hannah to discover more about the brand she has brought to life!
Trove Jewellery Box Melbourne Designer Brand

Tell us a little about yourself and the story behind how Trove came to be?

Trove is a personal project.

I am extremely sentimental and keep all jewellery and small objects that have come my way since childhood.

I love antiques and have always had a deep respect for all objects – be it jewellery, art, decorative objects, fashion, anything that carries meaning really - I think these objects are important.

I wanted a jewellery box that was as meaningful as the objects it holds. I could never find one I liked. So, I decided to create it myself!!

It was a long road to get to here but I am really proud of Trove.

Describe your brand in 5 words

Wonderfully beautiful boxes crafted superbly!

Luxury Jewellery Box Designed in Melbourne
Mini Trove Box
Trove Box Jewellery Designed in Melbourne

What are you filling your Trove trunk with?

All of my jewellery that I’ve collected over the years plus some sentimental items – rocks from beach holidays, a card from my husband, small objects my children have given me.

All objects that have meaning to me.

What is your current jewellery crush? 

Oh too many to name!! International designers I am loving are Marla Aaron, Anita Ko, Polly Wales, Nada Ghazal, Marlene Juhl Jorgensen and Sydney Evan plus so many others.

And Australian designers on high rotation include Lucy Folk, Sarah and Sebastian, By Nye and I also love Olivia Bond Diamonds and Hamish Munro plus so many more!!!

Evening Blue Trove Trunk & Sidekick

Trove boxes are so impeccably detailed; can you tell us a little bit about their construction and their special features?

All Trove boxes have been painstakingly designed and hand made to meet the highest quality standards.

The boxes are wooden and are painted with two base coats, two coats of pure colour, followed by eight layers of lacquer to provide the high shine finish. This is a time honoured process that has been followed for centuries to produce lacquerware that holds its shine.

Box linings are made of the highest quality faux suede and all hardware is brass plated. The boxes also feature the softest foam available and hidden magnets to provide soft closure.

What is the vision for your brand in the future?

I would love Trove to be a place that people store their most precious items and feel connected to their pieces.

I also want Trove to encourage people to wear more jewellery – jewellery can be fun and frivolous and a fantastic form of self-expression and it can also be deeply meaningful and comforting. Plus we have so many amazing designers in Australia and globally to explore!

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