Friday, January 28, 2011

The Perth Mint's Million Dollar Facelift

The Perth Mint officially unveiled its new retail store at a glamorous golden evening which marks the start of another era in the history of the Western Australian institution.

The refurbishment of the retail space is the inaugural stage in the planned multi-million redevelopment of The Perth Mint’s tourism operations, which welcomes more than 80,000 visitors each year.

Housed within the Mint’s 19th century heritage building, the new retail facility is the first major transformation undergone to the architectural landmark since The Perth Mint Shop originally opened in 1990.

Perth Mint Chief Executive Officer, Ed Harbuz, explained that The Perth Mint Shop has been expanded and improved to meet the demands of a growing business, while its contemporary new style adds another dimension to its already popular attractions.

“We believe we have respected our heritage space by enhancing many of the building’s colonial features, while choosing contemporary furnishings to give the area a spacious and relaxed atmosphere,” Mr Harbuz said.

To celebrate the opening of the Mint’s modern retail facility, three iconic Western Australian companies supported the venture by displaying more than of $5 million dollars worth of precious treasures for the occasion.

Kailis Jewellery presented its one-of-a-kind Couture Strands, and other exclusive pearl jewellery pieces, which showcase the luxury and style of the brand. An impressive display of Argyle diamond jewellery and rare pink stones was also on show.


As a reminder of the State’s golden beginnings and the continuing importance of the gold industry on Western Australia’s economic prosperity, Silver Lake Resources’ famous ‘Machine Miner’ statue, weighing 1,000 ounces of pure gold, was also placed on permanent exhibit.

As an authorised stockist of Kailis Jewellery, Argyle Diamonds and Pandora, The Perth Mint offers exquisite collections of fine jewellery, an array of pure gold, silver and platinum commemorative coins, unique giftware and souvenirs.

The Perth Mint is located within walking distance from the central business district at 310 Hay Street, East Perth. The new Perth Mint Shop, award-winning Gold Exhibition and Cafe are open seven-days-a-week from 9am to 5pm. For enquiries, tour times and bookings, please telephone (08) 9421 7223. 

Visit The Perth Mint 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Perth Mint

Offering a unique combination of activities, exhibitions and demonstrations that enable visitors to experience the astonishing allure of gold, a visit to The Perth Mint is sure to be a fun and informative outing these school holidays.  

Guided Talk 
Make the most of your visit to the historic Perth Mint by joining one of our regular hourly guided talks.  The grand heritage building, the heavily secured vault and the original melting house provide the cues for many extraordinary stories about Western Australia's golden history and the Mint's prolific  output of priceless gold bars and coins.

Watch A Gold Pour

Your visit includes the amazing spectacle of a traditional gold pour, during which pure gold is heated to molten temperatures and transformed into a solid gold bar.  The nineteenth century brick walls of the melting house are literally embedded with gold dust, accumulated over many decades of continuous refining.

World’s Largest Gold Bar Exhibition

 The Perth Mint is the permanent home of the world's greatest collection of investment gold bars.  The huge collection includes many unique bars from around the world that have been artistically crafted into a myriad of unusual shapes, sizes and glittering designs.

Australia’s Largest Natural Nugget Collection
Early prospectors often spent years of backbreaking work in arid outback areas of Australia in search of gold nuggets.  Marvel at this breathtaking collection of natural gold nuggets, wafers and crystals, including Newmont’s Normandy Nugget, the second largest gold nugget in existence, weighing in at a whopping 25.5 kilograms (820 ounces).

Historic Perth Mint Coin Exhibition 

Among the historic coins struck by The Perth Mint are:
  • An 1899 gold sovereign - the very first coin produced in Perth.
  • The first copper decimal coin made in Australia - a 1966-dated 1 cent piece.
  • Two of the largest legal tender coins in the world – the 10 kilo Australian Lunar Gold and Silver Bullion Coins.
Worth Your Weight In Gold?
Ever wondered what your weight is worth in gold? Hop onto our special weigh scales to find out!

Engrave Your Own Medallion 

Design a special message or choose your favourite saying to go on either a gold-plated, pure silver or even pure gold medallion.  Ready to take away in minutes.  From AUS $19.50.

The Perth Mint Shop 

The Perth Mint Shop is located in the Mint's original gold receiving room.  Inside you'll discover a treasure trove of gold, silver and platinum coins, natural gold nuggets, unique jewellery, precious stones and an exclusive range of gifts and souvenirs. The Perth Mint is also an authorised stockist of Kailis Jewellery, Argyle Pink Diamonds and Pandora

Perth Mint Address: 310 Hay Street, East Perth 6004.

To find out more about our Opening Times as well as Visitor and Tour Information, please click here. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Belvoir Venues…

For a beautiful wedding location in Perth, look no further than Belvoir Venues. With a range of locations to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Belvoir is the French interpretation of 'beautiful view', and is the perfect name to describe the incredible scenery encompassing this one of a kind venue. 
Located within the beautiful Swan Valley, and approximately 35 minutes from the CBD, the historic property of Belvoir is one which provides a magical experience like no other.

The team at Belvoir is innovative, dedicated and able to design for you a unique experience that will forever leave a lasting impression. We have the capacity to cater for large and small functions with the flexibility to meet your specific requirements. We encourage you to be unique and would be delighted to help you create your own individual package. Our in-house catering facilities are state of the art and our Executive Chef can prepare for you a truly five-star menu.

Visit Belvoir Venues

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pretty Peony Floral Creations…

Pretty Peony Floral Creations are specialists in cost effective classic and contemporary wedding floral arrangements. Pretty Peony's  range of products and services can be tailored to suit the requirements of each individual bride and her bridal party, while flexible and individualised consultations ensure that no detail is missed when creating a floral arrangement package.

Visit Pretty Peony Floral Creations for more information or an obligation free quote.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mosmans Restaurant

Mosmans Restaurant is considered to be Perth's most spectacular venue for your wedding reception. Situated on the stunning Swan River in Mosman Bay, your guests will be treated to breathtaking views from every table.

At Mosmans, we understand that your wedding reception should be uniquely yours and you will find our helpful and knowledgeable team will go the extra mile to make your special day truly unique and memorable.

Our restaurant can be hired exclusively to cater for lunch or dinner receptions of up to 150 guests. If you prefer something more intimate we have private areas that hold from 20 to 50 guests. If you would like to hold your wedding ceremony at Mosmans, we have a small garden which can accommodate up to 50 people (including 16 chairs and signing table which will be provided).
To download Mosmans' wedding brochure, visit the website today…

Friday, January 14, 2011

White Simplicity

A simple yet oh-so-elegant cake such as this wonderful creation by Cupid's Delight is the perfect cake to suit just about any style of wedding. Cupid's Delight, a Perth-based cake company, specialises in all kinds of "artful and decadent" wedding cakes and is sure to have the perfect cake to suit your special celebration.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Touched by Angels…

Need a wedding co-ordinator to help you organise your special day? Touched by Angels, Perth's premier wedding and event stylist, can help with every aspect of planning your wedding so you can enjoy this special time and not have to stress about the details…

The Touched by Angels showroom, located in Nedlands (just ten minutes from the Perth CBD), offers couples and corporate clients the opportunity to view our portfolios and products in a comfortable elegant environment.

Portfolio includes:

  • Corporate events
  • Décor
  • Decorating
  • Functions
  • Wedding Styling
  • Wedding Ceremonies
  • Wedding Flowers
  • Wedding Co-ordination
  • Corporate Events & Theming
  • Equipment Hire
  • Retail
Touched by Angels has transformed restaurants and venues in and around Perth for 11 years; owned and managed by the same director for the past nine years. We pride ourselves on our innovative ideas, ability to foresee trends in décor and design and attention to detail. By treating every wedding or event as if it were our own, we have developed the professional reputation for which we are renowned.

Touched by Angels today to organise your dream event!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Everybody loves chocolate! Chocolate is a favourite bomboniere option, so if chocolate is going to be your choice for your wedding favours, make sure you check out the great range of chocolate bomboniere options on offer from Chocolate Promotions.

Use Chocolate Promotions chocolates to leave a lasting impression of your special day. You can choose from our great range of wedding designs or you can create one to suit your own wedding or theme. Many of our wedding clients order additional chocolates to share among work colleagues leading up to their special day and for sharing with friends and family after the event. As our chocolates last for 12 months, they can even be enjoyed on your first wedding anniversary!
  • Weddings
  • Thank you messages
  • Bonbonniere
  • Gifts to share on the lead up to your wedding
  • Sharing some chocolates when family/friends come to view wedding photos as a personal touch
  • A sweet treat post wedding
Visit Chocolate Promotions

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

City of Perth's Australia Day Skyworks

Western Australia’s largest annual community event returns on Australia Day 2011 with the City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks.

This year’s theme is Celebrate Families and will recognise the importance of coming together as a family and as a community. The theme will be reflected in the Skyworks soundtrack, which will feature songs by well known musical families.

Fittingly, acclaimed family pyrotechnics company Foti Fireworks, returns to Perth this year to co-ordinate the 30 minute Skyworks fireworks show. The Foti family is one of Australia’s leading pyrotechnics companies with a history in fireworks dating back to 1793, first starting in Sicily, Italy. 

Prior to Skyworks, a range of activities will take place around the banks of the Swan River including Citizenship Ceremonies, the Celebration Zone in South Perth, the TOO SOLID Aboriginal concert in the Supreme Court Gardens, youth activities on Langley Park and the high energy Air BP Air and Water Show on and above Perth water.