Jewelry brand Margot McKinney is part of (or even an extension) of the McKinney family business of jewelers. Margot is a fourth generation hereditary jeweler.
The family’s jewelry business was started by John McKinney, who came to Australia from his native Ireland in 1884 and settled in Queensland. Here he established his business and became, along with his wife Sarah, the main supplier of luxury goods to Australian clients.
In 1980, the family’s jewelry business was expanded – stores appeared in many cities in Australia. John McKinney became the holder of the Royal Warrant of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and from the fourth generation all McKinney nées: Margot, Sally and Jane – are involved in business.
In 2014, jewelry company McKinney celebrated its 130th anniversary. To this day, the McKinney name is synonymous with sophistication and luxury, as well as the highest quality and craftsmanship.
Margot McKinney has expanded internationally, bringing the family-owned jewelery company to the global market. Margot McKinney creates unique and exquisite jewelry with precious and semi-precious stones.
McKinney Margot has a particular weakness for opals.
A hereditary jeweler considers this stone to be a “jewelry designer’s dream”. She is also partial to other bright and exquisite stones: aquamarines, rubellites, kunzites, baroque pearls, tourmalines, sapphires, diamonds and other stones.
Opals are often used in jewelry of this brand – precious stones that Australia is so rich in. All types of this mineral that are known to people are mined on this continent, and the famous black Australian opal is a relic for the aborigines.
Opal jewelery enchants with mysterious iridescent tints supported by a scattering of bright precious stones. The designer loves to create large and eye-catching jewelery, she skillfully combines Ethiopian opals with pink and blue sapphires. Margot is not afraid to experiment with design, the natural shape of Boulder Opal, surrounded by precious stones, reminds us of a blue lagoon that gives us coolness under the hot Australian sun. Opal, a stone with a unique pattern and character, it can take a long time to find the right stones to decorate. It took 10 years to create the magnificent Constellation necklace and ring, in which magnificent black opals are surrounded by brilliant shine.
Another of Margot’s favorite materials for creating jewelry is the exceptional South Sea pearls from Australia, as well as Baroque pearls. The bizarre shape of baroque pearls fascinates, you want to constantly look at it, looking for familiar images, as if in the clouds flying across the sky. The designer creates unusual, bright and fashionable necklaces, diluting the white color of pearls with bright beads inlaid with multi-colored sapphires and diamonds.