Daniel encourages the wear of pearl jewellery for a younger demographic by modernising the shapes and silhouettes with his innovative design aesthetic.
The 18 carat brushed gold Martini pendant and earrings, which are personal favourites, are specifically created with the desired intent of a seamless and simple formation. The result is purely art.
Sculptured in brushed 18ct yellow gold with South Sea pearl $1775
In a way, it's groundbreaking to offer an experience that was 'your mother's pearls' and to reinvent a traditional design to suit a current time that makes even the most anti-pearl wearer comfortable.
"We take [our business] very personally. We are control nuts!" he laughs.
The pearl collection consists of rings, pendants and earrings in silver or gold. Though, every so often there will be a design surprise where diamonds effortlessly sparkle against the focal point, the pearl.
The diamonds are subtle accents that are meticulously placed on certain jewellery pieces. Daniel personifies each creation by making sure the diamonds never dominate the design. His attention to the finer details is the bridge to a complimenting balance between the past and present.
Pearls are a luxury and the gem itself speaks of patience and complexity.
It's a very impressive conversation starter when you say that you had to sort through 150-200 pearls to find the 'one'.
Daniel has a trained eye to sort through hundreds of pearls to confidently choose the right gems for his collection.
"The shape [of the pearl] has to work with the piece," he said.
Jewellery is more than an accessory, "it's usually an emotional purchase." These pieces are to have and to hold. It is an experience and there is reason behind the timepiece.
Hand crafted in 18ct white gold with 0.25ct pave’ set diamonds with South Sea pearl $4125
It appears Daniel Bentley Fine Jewellery has found their own unique market as the competition in Brisbane is quite scarce. Their jewellery designs and concepts are unique, sophisticated and timeless, something we haven't witnessed before.
It's perfect punctuation, "we are being understood."
"We have found an exclusive market. We are an Australian company doing something so different," he said.
Inspired by music, his love of art, travel and family he is an influencer and an optimist.
"I wouldn't want to work with anybody else", he says to his wife with warm, loving eyes.
The Daniel Bentley team is a sure powerhouse. With family and love at the core, it's no wonder magnificence and beauty reflects in each and every design.
Ebb Tide bangles
Three bangles in 18ct yellow, Rose and white gold with diamonds, priced from $3990 each