Meet the Team

Meet our talented and quirky work family. They are the best in the business (not-biased obviously), one-of-a-kind, and we wouldn’t trade them for the world!

WTD Staff Loretta Bexon
Loretta Bexon
Front of Shop/Jeweller

If you’ve called, emailed or been in store, there is a very good chance you’ve met Loretta. Loretta is the backbone of our operations, running the front of shop/office and everything in between. As a qualified jeweller, Loretta liaises between customers and the workshop and heads up quality control (ie. keeps the other jewellers in line). I doubt any of us would know what to do without her! In her life outside of work, Loretta enjoys spending time with her menagerie of animals (dogs, cats and snakes!), and exploring K’gari/Fraser Island.

FUN FACT: Loretta is Caius’ partner and the two of them met in TAFE during their jewellers apprenticeship!

WTD Staff Milla
Milla Faragher
Front of Shop/Office

One of the newest members of our team, Milla is our Swiss Army knife. She serves many roles here at World Treasure Designs and is always up for a challenge. Milla serves customers, answers emails, packs orders and keeps the kitchen stocked with coffee, snacks and oat milk (the essentials)! She has shown exceptional promise in her new role as Photographer-in-Training and takes everything on board with a smile. Outside of work, Milla enjoys sunsets on the beach with her Great Dane “Syre”, and weekends away with friends.

FUN FACT: Milla was born in the year 2000, which makes everyone else who works here feel 1,000 years old.

WTD Staff Caius Chapple
Caius Chapple

Remember Loretta? Caius and Loretta got engaged last year and it was the best kept secret World Treasure Designs has been a part of…probably ever. Also, the ring?? Yes, every bit as spectacular as you can imagine. Caius is our longest-standing jeweller (aside from Nick), and serves as our specialty fabricator/head diamond setter. If it’s technical, if it’s tricky, if it’s nearly impossible – Caius probably made it. Off the bench, Cauis enjoys boating, fishing and generally running amuck on the largest sand island in the world (our backyard).

FUN FACT: Caius was one of Nick’s first apprentices! Little did he know he would be stuck with us forever. 🙂

WTD Staff Matt Cartwright
Matt Cartwright

Matt or “Carty” (also answers to Old Mate), is our main production jeweller. He is our ocean jewellery extraordinaire, and can resize your ring in a wink. Carty keeps the workshop humming along and will gladly take on any job without a complaint. He’s quick with a laugh and his upbeat, good nature keeps us all in good spirits. Off the bench, Carty enjoys spending time with his family and running after his two kids, Miley and Memphis (2 under 2!). He’s a master on the barbeque and has been known to enjoy a beverage every now and then. 😉

FUN FACT: Carty was Caius’ first apprentice! There’s a theme here people…

WTD Staff John Bexon
John Bexon

Bexon… sound familiar? John is Loretta’s Dad. We aren’t joking when we call ourselves a family run business… only there’s more than one family here! John trained Loretta and when we were struggling to keep up with demand, we had to call in the big guns. John lives on the Sunshine Coast but makes the commute up to paradise, aka Hervey Bay ;), to help us out part-time. He is quick with a story and keeps the mood lighthearted. John loves a good audio book and keeps himself busy running after his 3 grandkids.

FUN FACT: John is originally from the UK and has been a jeweller for over 50 years! Yes, he wins. 🙂

WTD Staff Tione Steinhardt
Tione Steinhardt
Jewellery Apprentice

The newest member of our team, Tione has just started her jewellery apprenticeship with us. She is enthusiastic, a quick learner, and passionate about everything we do here at World Treasure Designs. She has fit right in with our team as if she’s always been here. In fact, we can barely remember a time before Tione joined us….or maybe we just don’t want to. Outside of work, Tione enjoys camping, 4WD adventures, and exploring our beautiful mother nature.

FUN FACT: Thanks to Henry, Tione’s new shop nickname is now “Odie”.

WTD Staff Nick Thorp
Nick Thorp
Jeweller/Designer (Founder/Co-Owner)

A lifelong diver and ocean lover, Nick started designing a few silver whale tails as a way to combine his skills as a jeweller with his passion for ocean life. This little collection has grown into what World Treasure Designs is today! Nick is our head jewellery designer and most of the designs you see on our site are his creations. Still pulled by the ocean, Nick also works as a skipper on local whale watching boat Tasman Venture, splitting his winter days between the jeweller’s bench and our beautiful Platypus Bay. In his spare time, Nick loves diving, traveling and spending time with his family.

FUN FACT: As a divemaster Nick has logged over 1200 dives! All this time underwater means he is very particular about his ocean designs, and likes to get every detail perfect!

WTD Staff Allison Thorp
Allison Thorp
Photography/Marketing (Co-Owner)

Before meeting Nick, Allison knew very little about jewellery. She’s still arguably the least knowledgable member of the team (minus Henry), but she has picked up a few things over the years. Thankfully she knows more about websites, marketing and photography than she does about jewellery, and heads up this department, along with being our Excel expert extraordinaire. Originally from the USA, Allison fell in love with the ocean, beaches, and climate of Australia. Oh, and a certain Aussie as well. 😉 She too enjoys diving, ocean adventures, and incredibly long plane trips home to see family and friends.

FUN FACT: When Allison first left for Australia, her mother’s only rule was that she not fall in love with an Aussie, get married and move there. Oops!

WTD Staff Henry
Henry Thorp
Junior Apprentice 🙂

At 18 months, Henry is by far the youngest member of the team. He’s also loud, easily-distracted, and to be honest, more of a hindrance than a help most of the time. You can’t fault him though for his keen interest, energy and enthusiasm for life. He certainly takes the team cuteness factor up a few notches too. 🙂 We will be expecting big things from this little guy in years to come. Check back in 2035 for a progress update.

FUN FACT: Henry is quite well-traveled for a 1 year old – he has 2 passports and has already been to 2 countries in his little life. He is learning to speak both English and Australian. 😉

Drop in and say hello. We can’t wait to meet you!

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