The Australian Coastline - An Inspiration

Australia’s coastline stretches almost 50,000 kilometres and is linked by over 10,000 beaches, more than any other country in the world. From the pristine white sands of Wineglass Bay in Tasmania to Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach - Each cove, reef, inlet and island is unique, forming over many millions of years.

If you have ever been lucky enough to approach one of these landscapes from the air, then you will not be surprised to hear that a holiday to the Great Barrier Reef was the original inspiration for designer Britta Boeckmann to create her unique beach jewellery concept.

In the six months following her visit to this stunning part of Australia, Britta used a combination of modern and traditional design processes in an effort to capture the beauty of Australia’s ocean landscapes. The result is the Aqua Collection - Lovingly handcrafted using real beach sand and blue resin, each piece represents a different coastal landscape and looks like a tiny, wearable beach that wearers can take with them wherever they go.

Scroll down to view some of the inspiration for the collection. Each purchase from the Aqua Collection will help provide one year of safe water to one person in need, through the support of Water.org, an international nonprofit organization.

Peninsula An area of land projecting out into a body of water

Rocky coastline with peninsula
Peninsula Beach Necklace

Seashore An area of sandy, stony, or rocky land bordering and level with the sea

Seashore beach sand and resin dangle earrings
Waves on sandy seashore

Lagoon A stretch of salt water separated from the sea by a sandbank or coral reef

Lagoon with sea in background
Lagoon Curved Beach Necklace

Cove A small and sheltered bay or inlet

Cove small beach necklace on sand
A sheltered cove from above

Shoal A submerged sandbank exposed at low tide

Gentle waves lapping on sand
Shoal Stud Earrings with white background

Abyss A deep and immeasurable space or vast chasm

Abyss beach necklace on blue background
A deep underwater abyss

Fjord A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs

Deep sea inlet between cliffs
Fjord beach necklace with light background

Waterway A narrow channel of sea

Waterway beach necklace with blue background
Narrow channel of sea

Atoll A ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral

Small island in atoll
Atoll beach necklace grey background

Meander A winding curve or bend of a river

Waterway beach necklace with blue background
River flowing between mountains

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