A Dazzling Wrap-Up of 2023 at Matthews

A Dazzling Wrap-Up of 2023 at Matthews

Is there a more jolly time of year than the holiday period? There's just something in the air when the warmer weather hits and we see the first decorations start to illuminate the spaces in our lives. As we head towards the New Year to welcome in 2024, let's reflect on the incredible memories and accomplishments of 2023.

Nelson Bay: A Year of Sparkling Success

February brought with it the grand opening of our beautiful Nelson Bay store. It was a celebration and testament to the store’s constant pursuit of perfection towards its craft. We have been in the Salamander Bay area for many years and the support of the local community has been heartening.

Port Macquarie: A Year in the Limelight

As we venture further up the coast, our Port Macquarie store marked its first birthday in August. This new chapter wasn't just about an expansion, it was proof of our commitment towards bringing fine jewellery to every corner of the coast. 

Celebrating Keira: 15-years at Singleton

November was welcomed with the celebration of Keira, currently our Singleton store manager, and her 15 years of hardwork and dedication to our customers at Matthews Jewellers. Keira joined us when we first opened our store at Charlestown square in 2008. Her passion for customer service and firecracker personality brings so much fun to our stores and team. 

Our Resident Kotara Gemologist: Celebrating Kellee

In the spirit of the holiday season, our Kotara store shines even brighter with the latest achievement of one of our staff members Kellee. Kellee has officially become a certified gemologist this year! Studying part time over the past four years Kellee has attended her courses in Sydney and worked part time, all the while supporting her family. This is a great achievement and we’re very proud of her. Well done!

A Year of Giving Back: 

At Matthews, we strive to extend our impact beyond our retail stores. This year, we embraced the season of giving all-year round through a multiple of proud initiatives:

International Women's Day Fundraiser Luncheon at the Newcastle Race Club:

We helped raise over $46,000 on the day to go toward EquiEnergy Youth and Mosaic Multicultural Connections, two local charities providing care, support and services in the areas of settlement, families and young people, aged care, and community development. A special shout out to Ali Kimmorley for the wonderful work she and her team do in organising such a fantastic event. They have managed to raise over $100,000 for local charities over the past few years and we’re excited to be part of many more.

Stars of Newcastle:

We got our dancing shoes on at the Stars of Newcastle, when we sponsored the talented Josh Lawlor from fellow local business Scrubba Body, all in support of the Cancer Council foundation. Dancing for a cause has never been more glamorous! Josh and the rest of the Stars raised $281k, smashing their target of $200k. 

We have been honoured to also support a number of wonderful local charities and community organisations like the Tomaree Breast Cancer Support Group (TBCSG), Hastings Rotaract, and Sunrise Rotary's Annual Big Dig Family Fun Day.

Elevate Your Style with Our New Online Custom Engagement Ring Design Experience

This year saw the revamp of our website, elevating our online jewellery experience to new heights with our new customisable engagement ring features, making it easier for customers across Australia to purchase the engagement ring of their dreams. We believe that your piece should be as exceptional as you are and distance shouldn't stop you from getting what you want. As always, we are here to help you through the process, so if you are unsure book in a free engagement ring consultation here

The Future Shines Bright: Our New Darby Street Store

Looking forward to the New Year, we have an update for all of Newcastle to be excited about. We are proud to announce the opening of our brand-new store, set to grace one of Newcastle's most iconic streets. Our new store will be a modern and unique addition to the inner city, it will undoubtedly captivate the hearts of many Novocastrians. We can’t put into words how excited we are to reveal our new Darby Street store! be sure to follow our socials to get all the sneak-peeks and the final reveal.


Toasting to 2024: A Year of Sparkling Prospects

It has been an exciting year of the Matthews team professionally and personally. From ourselves and all of our wonderful colleagues here at Matthews Jewellers, let's raise our glass to a fabulous 2024…where we hope every moment is an opportunity to create something timeless and beautiful.

A heartfelt thank you,

Adam and Sam

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