Designer jeweller Miranda Manifold will launch her Christmas collection tonight, which includes the Gladstone Sails ring.
Designer jeweller Miranda Manifold will launch her Christmas collection tonight, which includes the Gladstone Sails ring. Paul Braven

Yacht race inspires jeweller to design special piece

A YACHT race was the inspiration for jeweller Miranda Manifold to create a special piece, one that was significant to Gladstone.

Ms Manifold will launch her latest collection, Timeless, tonight, which features the Gladstone Sails ring.

Designer jeweller Miranda Manifold will launch her Christmas collection tonight, which includes the Gladstone Sails ring (pictured, inset).
Designer jeweller Miranda Manifold will launch her Christmas collection tonight, which includes the Gladstone Sails ring (pictured, inset). Paul Braven

This year's Gladstone Sails ring features blue, white and yellow diamonds.

"It all started one year when I was here and the (Brisbane to Gladstone) race was on.

"We had so many people coming in, including some slightly bored wives, to the (Gecko Valley) winery.

"That's when I realised what a big race it really was, and I wanted to recreate that in my pieces," she said.

The jeweller, who has made pieces including for the Rolling Stones Charlie Watts, has her only exhibition in Gladstone.

Miranda's collection will be launched tonight at the Gecko Valley Winery at 6.30pm.

To book your spot, phone 4979 0400.