Hana Makin began her jewellery-making journey in England, but now produces her pieces from her home beside beautiful Petone Beach. Inspired by this and the nearby Zealandia Sanctuary, her work features our fauna and landscape prominently (and in the case of the landscape, literally – small found items often make their way into her work). She’s inspired by found things, natural things and old things, and she loves handcrafting her Hana Made Jewellery in her workshop by the sea.
If you’re looking for timelessly elegant wedding bands then we think these rings fit the bill perfectly. This beautiful personalised wedding band set from Whalebird Jewellery features 5mm bands with a lightly textured finish in sterling silver. Each ring can be hand stamped on the inside with up to thirty letters or numbers and will be custom made to fit.
“Oftentimes I will simply work with an idea and let the creativity come to me as I make the piece. For me this part of what I do isn’t work. This is absolute joy! I love being in the studio working on new pieces.” One of the things we love about the jewellery of Sonia Thérèse is the stories she tells.
We love this sweet hand engraved peach sapphire and rhodolite garnet rosebud ring by Canterbury jeweller Adele Stewart. Says Adele: “They are all different as I engrave each one by eye. I love engraving with a graver – the process, the simplicity, the skill and the result. You just can’t get that bright sparkle and hand crafted feel with laser cut or cast or roll printing techniques.”
Wairarapa primary school teacher and mum of three Elise Hoogsteden-Roberts of Fruit Salad Gal loves wearing her Allsorts jewellery to school – it’s an absolute hit with the kids. She enjoys the fact that her jewellery engages people and ignites smiles and conversation no matter … Read more »
Looking for handcrafted wedding rings? This gorgeous pair of rings from Christchurch jeweller Sophie Divett is hand-carved by Sophie in solid Sterling silver to mimic the natural textures of tree bark. The narrower of the rings is set with a beautiful, genuine Ceylon-blue sapphire. Just stunning!
We think this stunning timber and resin ring from Greeencustoms is a stand-out piece of artistry. Made of two pieces custom cast resin and two pieces of exotic stabilised wood…
This beautiful ring from Sophie Divett is handmade in sterling silver and set with a single natural citrine. We think it’s perfect for a bride!