The Metal Urges team

Metal Urges is completely unique in its style and methods. In this world of mass produced and heavily branded Jewellery, Chris has decided to go in the opposite direction. The team of jewellers at Metal Urges Hobart Tasmania work tirelessly on every piece of jewellery to hand make the very finest quality. Excellent customer service before, during and after each jewellery commission is an essential part of the Metal Urges experience. Our simple marketing strategy is to grow organically through word of mouth recommendations from our loyal base of fine jewellery clients.

Chris Hood

Chris Hood (FGAA)

Chris is the Owner of Metal Urges Fine Jewellery and Diamonds. He has 20 years of jewellery and diamond experience under his belt and is a fully qualified jeweller, gemmologist, diamond setter, diamond grader and jewellery appraiser. Metal Urges opened 10 years ago as an outlet for Chris’ passion for fine quality handmade jewellery, designed to last a lifetime. Chris ethically sources the diamonds, sapphires, rubies and metals used by Metal Urges Fine Jewellery from all over the world.

David Brookfield

David Brookfield

David is a Jewellery Manufacturer, Stone Setter and the self proclaimed ‘Problem Solver’ of the Metal Urges workshop. With a Certificate 3 in Micro engineering and a Diploma in Jewellery Making, David has become one of Metal Urges longest serving jewellers, working for us since 2007. David’s seventeen years in the industry has lead to passionate interests in our specialty Mokume-Gane as well as stone setting and manufacturing. David’s enthusiasm contributes to the workshop’s ethos on attention to detail and quality pieces over quantity produced.

Dan Lenarcic

Dan Lenarcic

Dan is a trade qualified Jeweller at Metal Urges. Starting in the jewellery field in 1987, Dan joined Metal Urges in 2008. Since then he has become an asset to the company, as well as bringing some funk in to the workshop. Dan loves working with the best materials to produce high-end, handcrafted pieces of jewellery designed and manufactured to meet the customer’s every need, want and desire. Dan’s striving for perfection ensures perfect pieces time after time.

Al Roberts

Al Roberts (FGAA)

Al is one of Metal Urges talented Jewellers. He is trade qualified, a certified diamond grader and completed his studies through the Gemological Association of Australia, placing in the top five graduates in Australia receiving the George Norris Award for Gemology. Al started in the jewellery industry in 2007, coming to join the Metal Urges team in 2010. Al’s passion is working with the amazing range of coloured gemstones Metal Urges source, as well as the designing of pieces. Al’s dedication to his work at such a young age promises a successful future for him and the Metal Urges team.