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Our Story


Jill’s Love Affair With Pearls, and Beyond.

As a pioneer and a world leader in the use of diamonds in pearls, Jill Hansen, the proud owner of Lust™ Pearls, creating some of the most exquisite pearl jewellery ever seen. With over 20 years in the pearl industry, Jill has done everything from seeding and culturing pearls to selling them at the top international pearl markets. Jill’s jewels are worn by many a discerning pearl lover, from stars at the Oscars to homemakers with exceptional taste.

And so the story begins…

March 2020

Beautiful bunch of flowers received from a treasured client Ute

February 2020

See Taryn, Toni and Claudia Buying Up Bargains..

February 2020

Anastasia's Store Wide Sale Every Item in the Showroom is Half Price.

January 2020

New changes at Anastasia's with new look of colours. Find us easily in the famous Johnny Chi Lane in ChinaTown, Broome. We always look forward to seeing you and saying hello.

August 2019

Tony and Tui

So excited have picked up their wedding rings ready for their weekend wedding.

June 2019

Dog Fever

Stunning new range of Enamel Hand Painted Dog Jewellery has arrived.

May 2019

Wendy wearing her beautiful remodelled ring.

Once there was a pearl, now the ring has a beautiful new diamond.

October 2018

Sponsor for Goolarri – Kimberley Girl

Anastasia's of Broome is a proud sponsor for Goolarri - Kimberley girl.

Congratulations to all the girls involved.

May 2019

"Still Fenced off" Carnarvon Street closed for the China Town Revitalisation program

October 2018

"Fenced off" Carnarvon Street closed for the China Town Revitalisation program

August 2018

Anastasia’s 1st Year Birthday Celebrations

New ranges of stock. Beautiful and quality brands.

April 2018

Fran Wilson with Jill Hansen with her bag of selected jewellery.

Fran was the winner for the April 2018 Anastasia's Bi Monthly Prize Draw. Enter into the draw each time you come in the store. You never know you could be the new winner of $1500 worth of Jewellery.

January 2018

Step by step to rebuild the business from ceiling to floor and front to back after the floodings in January, ended in a new fresh look for Anastasia's of Broome

From Old to a bright New start…

January 2018

Who says you can't wear the same shirt as your customers!!

November 2017

It’s not always about jewellery !!! some great glass ornaments throughout the shop, come in and see if you can find our frog!!!

September 2017

Why Did We Come To Broome?

“After taking a moment to consider this question, which was recently asked of me, I believe it was a combination of a lot of things… but ultimately it boils down to the fact that Broome is the Pearl capital of the world or at least Australia."

With Jill being a Sassy Pearl Expert, when an opportunity arose in Broome to open a business, which involved pearls and jewellery we decided to take it, and haven’t regretted it!

August 2017

Arriving in Broome to Re-Open Anastasia’s of Broome

July 2017

Here we are with the other finalists for Small Business Awards in Perth July 2017


Pearl Auctions one aspect of the industry sourcing pearls. Funny as it might seem most Australian Pearls are sold initially through the wholesale markets in Japan or Hongkong via auction processes.


Perth Fashion Festival

Major Sponsor of Perth Fashion Festival for 2014

A Lust “Perth Fashion Festival” bangle for the Winner of each category of the awards. Each bangle was valued over $4,000.


Love is in the air. Jill Nash and Peter Hansen married.

Both from professional backgrounds, there was now 2 diverse sets of skills to work together with Nash Pearls and Lust Pearls and now Anastasia’s of Broome.


Lust Pearls was invited to exhibit in LA, within the Good Day LA Expo Promoting Australian Businesses. A number of outcomes were a result which was to have our jewellery worn at the Oscars.

Lust Pearls was seen, and invited to be worn at the Oscars 2008, that was really exciting with the Lust Duchess Pendant worn as a featured piece by the Giamarco’s.


LustTM Pearls was my next venture. This exquisite and unique retail jewellery range was commenced. For sometime it had been my wish to combine the two most precious and desirable gems; embellishing pearls with diamonds. My desire was the creation of jewellery and accessories with a perfect balance of a creative design, using quality gems, metals and manufacture

I was a woman in a man’s world in my early days in business. Not always easy. Though my knowledge of the pearling industry was well rounded, my experience of the jewellery industry needed to widen.


1995 flying into the remote island of Manihiki, Cook Islands

From the Islands – Nash Pearls was born.

From this my wholesale business Nash Pearls was born to supply to the Australian jewellery market. I later expanded to include white South Sea Pearls, supplying both Australian and International markets.


Returning to Australia in 1993 after spending some years abroad I was ready to take on a fresh challenge. I was invited by a Japanese Pearl Technician to accompany him to the Cook Islands in the Pacific Ocean, there to be instructed in the art and practice of seeding pearls, and also to learn the skills of the harvesting and grading. I was very happy to accept what was a privileged offer to be brought into this industry.

My training was to be on the remote Cook Islands of Manihiki and Penrhyn, islands where the beautiful blue water lagoons were the ideal waters for pearl farming. Close to the equator the weather was hot and humid, and fresh water was a precious commodity.