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Summer photo shoot

New Zealand based, Studio News, Uncategorised

Always a fun part but especially with an awesome team, weather and the right light! We had our yearly Miss Taranaki photo shoot at Ahu Ahu beach this year. Photographer: Lauren Luttrell Model: Miss Taranaki 2017 Jenna Bellve A special thanks goes to Lois Finderup at Turning Point Modeling Agency Taranaki, who is organizing the Miss Taranaki competition every year.   It was a hot and sticky New Zealand summers day where we should have also thought about the sandfly…

Taranaki Christkindl Christmas Market

New Zealand based, Studio News, Uncategorised

Having a coffee and biscuits on a cold winter’s day meeting with Renate and Heimo from Stony River Hotel has sparked some ideas. Hasn’t  it always been so nice having the Christmas markets on for 4 weeks and during the cold winter time in Europe? Somewhere were you can warm your belly with some hearty meals and your hands on a cup of mulled wine. 2 cups later we had a plan to open a small European inspired market at Stony…

Create your own ring

Latest Wedding Rings, Studio News, Uncategorised

Thought about creating your own wedding bands, friendship rings or just simply a ring as a present for somebody you love? We offer ring workshops where you can design, together with our goldsmith, a simple band in sterling silver, yellow, white or rose gold. You will be guided through the whole process of rolling out the metal, joining a ring and texturing it to your desired finish. Sounds complicated and scary? It really is not, joining a ring is one…

3D Design- Nautilus Shell Ring

Jewellery projects, New Zealand based, Uncategorised

We remember all of our custom designs, but there are some memories that stick more with us. Like jewellery designs that were challenging and those we have done for the first time. Engagement rings that are redesigns from old family jewellery or created from a photograph with a long story attached to them. Natural pearls and gold that has been passed down for generations, customer sketches and drawings to be redesigned into pendants and rings. Unusual material and combinations that need a…

New Zealand Wave Ring Designs

New Zealand based, Uncategorised

The perfect New Zealand wave, a nice peak, not too big and not too small, we designed it, because we can. Living so close to some of the world best surf spots we again got inspired by nature for a flowing engagement ring design. The first ring was done in 9ct rose gold and set with a pear shape hydrothermal emerald. It was an exhibition piece for the Oakura Arts Trail back in 2016 and on display at the Korver…

Cognac Diamond Designs

Diamond Designs

There is nothing more beautiful than a sparkling white clear diamond lightening up a new bride to be’s hand. After all these years in the jewellery industry we found there is a beauty with the unusual and the hard to get. A mainstream white diamond in an engagement ring must be colourless to be precious. Like a piece of star light, shiny solitaire diamond engagement rings are leaving  our design studio 5 times more than any other designs. While the beauty of designing…

Welcome to our Taranaki studio- Our choice of living

New Zealand based

Our jewellery studio is located in Oakura- a beautiful small town in Taranaki. Many people seem surprised when they visit our studio for the first time, asking us why we are not operating from New Plymouth or another larger New Zealand city. We have thought about a relocation because of all the foot traffic that we must be missing out on. Many of our clients are from Auckland and Wellington, so the quiet green space that surrounds us and allows…

A ring for The Hits Taranaki using our 3D printer

Studio News, Uncategorised

Most of our design ideas come from our customers. A sketch or an old photography of grandma’s necklace can be a starting point for us to create a custom design. Today family crest rings and symbols of ever lasting friendship are leaving our workbench on a regular basis. To hear the story behind every piece and the challenge of translating our customers idea into a wearable piece of jewellery is making sure that we never run out of challenges. A…

Oakura Arts Trail

Studio News

Visitors of our lovely Taranaki beach town quickly realise that we are pretty arty bunch of people living in what must be one of the nicest beaches in New Zealand. It seems that most of the artists came in the 70-80s for the great outdoors, warm micro climate and amazing surf. Just 12 km south of New Plymouth we have a great view towards the New Plymouth sugar loaf islands and the green hills of Mt Taranaki. The first Oakura…

Skulltopia

Jewellery projects

It is not the first time that we have worked with other materials than gold and silver. In the past, some customers have asked us to include drift wood, hair and teeth in their designs. But it will be the first time that we have to work on a life- sized plaster of a human skull. And we don’t have much time! Not even one month until our skull will be among 59 others to be auctioned off at the…