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Our Story

Jill’s Love Affair With Pearls, and Beyond.

If you love jewellery, we have a collection encompassing pearls, diamonds, and semi-precious gems…

Jill Hansen, a pioneer and a world leader in the use of diamonds and pearls, is the proud owner of Anastasia’s of Broome and Lust™ Pearls, has created some of the most exquisite pearl and diamond jewellery ever seen.

With over 25 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.

However, if you can’t find the exact piece of jewellery you desire in our collection, we can design and manufacture whatever your heart desires. We are an artistic and creative company which seeks to present pearls and diamonds in a fashion context. That’s why all our jewellery is complimented by the immaculate finishing’s in gold, platinum or silver, designed to show off the brilliance of the pearl or diamond to the maximum extent possible…

And, if that is not what you are seeking, we are a family jeweller, so we have something for everyone, which includes a unique gemstone collection, a large watch range, men’s and children’s jewellery, manufacturing and redesigning of jewellery, jewellery and watch repairs, and giftware.

Another design that we’re immensely proud of is our unique fusion of brilliant cut diamonds into the pearls – thus combining two of nature’s wonders into a single cohesive whole. This range is known as Lust Pearls™.

Using her expert eye, Jill Hansen carefully selects each South Sea pearl based on its size, shape, colour, lustre and nacre quality. Jill then uses brilliant cut white diamonds of exceptional quality to insert within. The result is stunning pieces of jewellery which not only lights up the face, but also the room.

Ultimately though, our jewellery isn’t just about its immaculate designs or the purity of the gold we use, it’s about helping you find the piece of jewellery that is right for you allowing its beauty to express your true self.

And so the story continues …

  • MARCH 2021
    $1500 Bi Monthly Prize Draw Winner Congratulations Boris!! A local winner from Broome. One item of Boris's selection. G-shock watch.
  • DECEMBER 2020
    Having Fun At Anastasia's of Broome Christmas Bon Bon 2020
  • NOVEMBER 2020
    Prize Draw was Yvonne from Falcon Western Australia Yvonne chose for her winnings a beautiful 2 row Akoya Pearl bracelet.
  • SEPTEMBER 2020
    Dale From Gelorup Choice of Items For Winning Anastasia's $1500 Prize Draw 26-9-2020
  • JULY 2020
    Garrod And Daniele Showing The Bolt South Sea Pearl Bracelet Anastasias of Broome July 2020
  • MAY 2020
    Anastasia's Bi Monthly Prize Draw Being Drawn By Krista 26 May 2020 Winner is Rueben from Broome WA
  • MARCH 2020
    Flowers from our 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
    Shayla from Surrey Hills Victoria Showing her choice of winnings of 2 beautiful 9ct yellow gold rings
  • JANUARY 2020
    Find us easily at the front the famous Johnny Chi Lane in ChinaTown, Broome.
  • NOVEMBER 2019
    At the BCCI AGM, Jill , Peter and Laura,
  • NOVEMBER 2019
    At the Broome Chamber of Commerce Awards Evening Jill, Peter, Laura and Families.
  • SEPTEMBER 2019
    Congratulations to Lynn from Mapleton Queensland Lynn chose for her Prize Draw Winnings, a beautiful 9ct Rose Gold London Blue Topaz and Diamond Pendant. Along with other assorted items. Thank you Lynn for visiting our store.
  • 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.

  • MAY 2019
    "Still Fenced off" Carnarvon Street closed for the China Town Revitalisation program
  • MARCH 2019

    Maxine Hall with Jill Hansen with lovely ring she selected.

    Fran was the winner for the March 2019 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 2019
    Selecting the winning entry for the April 2019, Broome local Jayne Mallon 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 2019
    Joondana from WA selected these beautiful jewellery items as her prize in the January 2019 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.
  • 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.

  • SEPTEMBER 2018
    Karen Carroll was the lucky recipient of the jewellery prize won by Trevor Jolliffe in the September 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.
  • 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.

  • MARCH 2018

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

    Fran was the winner for the March 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.

  • MARCH 2018
    Selecting the winning entry for the March 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
    Jill And Peter Newly In Store
  • 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
  • 2014
    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.
  • 2014

    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.

  • 2012

    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.

  • 2008

    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.

  • 2001

    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

    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.

  • 1993

    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.