New Zealand, as it turns out, not only knows how to put on a beautiful wedding with breathtaking backdrops but this wee country is also filled with the most talented of vendors and when it comes to jewellers? Well, we’ve found 10+ amazing New Zealand jewellery designers that you’re going to want to meet when it comes to finding your engagement ring.
Zoe & Morgan (also responsible for the jewels in the header) was born and bred by three siblings, Zoë, Morgan & Ruth, who were inspired by the craftsmanship of their silversmith father. Their brand has gone from strength to strength with ready-to-wear beauties sitting alongside their custom bespoke service available for engagement rings. With sustainability in mind, their design team consciously uses elements like recycled metals and ethically sourced stones to create modern, unique pieces.
Based out of Christchurch, independent jeweller Sophie Divett has a love of the delicately flawed beauty of the natural form. Sophie works one on one with her wedding clients creating stunning, nature-inspired bespoke pieces (with plenty of ready-to-wear options for pieces like earrings and pendants too).
Priding themselves on low-tech and ethically sourced practices, Ash Hilton and the team is a small family jeweller. With minimal, modern designs inspired by nature, this team is all about getting to know their clients. So your piece, made, of course in New Zealand from as many New Zealand materials as possible, will be completely personal to you.
Clean Carats take “slow” to an entirely new level because the duo behind this jewellery studio are all about design and making everything in-house, from ethically sourced jewels to hand-foraged gold. Sam and Alex creating beautiful collections of one-of-a-kind rings (that yes, you can customise) that are beautifully modern and a little unexpected.
Using only New Zealand gemstones, Courtney creates stunning bespoke pieces one on one with her clients. Turning raw stones like Coromandel Carnelian, Bay of Plenty Obsidian, and South Island West Coast Pounamu into wearable jewels, Courtney takes only select commissions to ensure each of her designs is truly about to have her full creativity.
Want something from yesteryear as your engagement ring? New Zealand jeweller Coco Florence is the one you need to meet! You will find the most incredible vintage pieces here, from around the world, sourced by owner Jo Beer. Jo’s commitment to pushing against mass production, and rehoming once-loved pieces to new adventures, give this jewellery business all the ticks we need.
For day-to-day, wearable jewels there is no doubt why NZ brand Meadowlark is so loved, but have you heard about their wedding “Ceremonial” collection? Founded by Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont way back in 2006 and with ethical, sustainable practices at their core, Meadowlark “Ceremonial” collection, of wedding and engagement rings is a must-see. Uniquely modern, and keeping in line with the Meadowlark style, each piece can be customised (with metals and stones) for you and your beloved
Nola & Vada specialise in something pretty special when it comes to jewels and engagement rings – the brilliant sapphire. Using recycled metals and an ethical, conscious approach to their production, the Auckland brand creates incredible engagement rings in hues of blues and green.
Born in Auckland under jewellery designer Rachel Sloane, Naveya & Sloane is luxury jewels, New Zealand style. Every single piece is made to order, using ethically sourced gemstones and diamonds. With classic designs reimagined, you can choose from their in-house design collection, or have something made bespoke, just for you.
Each piece from jeweller Layla Kaisai Collection begins with the brand’s mission in mind; to create collaborative pieces that each have a story to tell. This is a team that works and designs consciously – there are faces put to every element of their process when you work with them. From the sourcing of the stones to the final polish. Their pieces are designed to be understated, fine jewels that reflect your narrative.
Dramatic, bold and full of detail Elizabeth Allardyce draws on her love of travel, culture and of landscapes to create beautiful timeless pieces that are stories within themselves. With 18 years of experience behind her, Elizabeth takes her knowledge and turns it into beautiful, thoughtful pieces. Bespoke, of course, available.
Based out of Auckland, Grae Jewellery create stunningly bespoke jewellery pieces. Classic designs are recreated in ways that are modern, fun and with a little whimsy. They pay homage to days gone by, and yet somehow, explore current trends in a brand new way, layered levels of diamonds, beautiful bold colour stones, recrafted heirlooms – Grae does it all beautifully.