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Portugal Jewels

Studio News, Uncategorised

Traveling Europe has inspired us for our designs for many years. Full of history and stories it is always fantastic to get inspired so easily while enjoying good food and the summer over there! On my last visit I have
been working with a master goldsmith in Germany for a couple of days before heading to Portugal. From contemporary Berlin to traditional Portuguese filigree designs in Lisbon. Portugal Jewels are in their third generation as a family business.

Bauhaus inspired for the Jewellery art awards

Jewellery projects, Studio News, Uncategorised

Entering my first piece of jewellery to an international competition has been a great experience. Not just taking the step to decide that what you have created in your workshop is worth selling to your clients but has what it takes to be judged by a group of experts is daunting. The more we were over the moon to learn that my topaz ring made it as a finalist at this year’s Jewellery design awards in Sydney.“Bauhaus inspired” Sterling silver…

A personal piece of jewellery

Diamond Designs, Jewellery projects, New Zealand based, Studio News, Uncategorised

Creating jewellery out of memories together with Heart in Diamonds Our jewellery design studio is working closely together with Kara Northcott, the agent for Heart in Diamond in New Zealand. After completing this beautiful blue diamond ring for her client recently, we thought we share the experience in this blog post with you. Thanks to science, we can now grown synthetic diamonds from fibre. It can be anything that is dear to you, the favourite blanket your dog has been…

Pearls & Cake

Studio News, Uncategorised

No left- overs! Stringing and knotting pearl bracelets, necklaces, creating matching earrings and fixing missing pearls from rings and brooches. The left- over strands and loose pearls have been kept in cream bottles and stored away in our jewellery workshop for many years to be used one day. Having not been used and wanting to offer more of an experience for our customer, we came up with our pearl bracelet workshop. Clients can now sort through 8 years worth of…

Summer Photo Shoot 2018

Jewellery projects, Studio News, Uncategorised

Our yearly photo shoot with Miss Taranaki is one of our highlights of our year. We don’t just get images to work with for the rest of the year but Miss Taranaki will become the face of Ringcraft Moana in every print and online campaign. Two to six hours is the time frame to shoot our summer collection that we have been working on for one year. Sitting in the audience of every Miss Taranaki final night, we are excited…

Schnitzel Tour- group bookings

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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

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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

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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…