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Category - Studio News

Schnitzel Tour- group bookings

Studio News, Uncategorised

Available on Wednesdays  Ringcraft Moana and Stony River $59 per person- payment on the day 2 course meal included for groups up to 56 people 5pm-8:30pm 5pm pick up at Ariki street with our Schnitzelbus This tour combines art with food and New Plymouth with the coast. We will pick you up at 5pm from Ariki street, New Plymouth bus stop and take you on a tour for your mind and taste buds. 5:15pm arrival at Ringcraft Moana jewellers Oakura…

Jewellery Demonstrations

Studio News, Uncategorised

Demonstrations Take a look behind the scenes of a manufacturing jewellery business. In our 20 min tour you will get an inside of our studio. Jeweller Rob Wright will explain how gold is melted into a ring and demonstrate how a gemstone is set. There will also be time for you to swing a hammer or roll out some metal. Over the years, we have built up an extensive collection of natural abalone pearls (paua) and other pearls, which are…

Studio Makeover

Studio News, Uncategorised

It was time for a tidy up of our store front for some time. The old zeder wood has seen a couple of rainy winters now and also it looked very rustic it had to go! Glad we have a great builder among our friends and Chris was working in pouring rain to stick to his work schedule and therefore reduce the work noise for our customers. Our 3m entrance door has also been taken down to a standard sized…

Heart in Diamonds- create your own diamond

Diamond Designs, New Zealand based, Studio News, Uncategorised

Diamonds and memories are forever. And very special are the memories of your loved ones. We are partners with “heart in diamonds” and can help you in the process of choosing the right diamond. As manufacturing jewellers we will design a piece of jewellery that is holding your diamond securely in place for you to wear every day. Having the ashes or hair of your loved ones turned into a diamond is a thought that divides the crowds. We were…

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…

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…