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Gold star – designer jewellery to covet

Zoe & Morgan's Mutiara necklace. (Photo: Zoe & Morgan).

Sally-Ann Mullin
Sun, 25 Jul 2021

Zoe & Morgan's Mutiara necklace. (Photo: Zoe & Morgan).

If, like me, you’re a magpie, beautiful jewellery will be a constant in your life, no matter the season. Whether for everyday use or special occasions, the jewellery we wear is the finishing touch that adds magic to any outfit. 

Whether you're looking for pieces to give as gifts or just buying for yourself, there is a wonderful selection on offer at the moment. Listed below are a sprinkling of luxury brands as well as some of the local talent that is thriving here in New Zealand right now.  

Meadowlark Selene pearl earrings, $3935 
The design team at Meadowlark have long worked their magic in their Auckland workshop, combining pearls and fine metals to create organic, memorable shapes across rings, earrings and necklaces. I’m going to go out on a limb and proclaim the Selene earrings in 9k yellow gold their most covetable. Shop

Tiffany & Co Tiffany 1837 Makers signet ring in sterling silver, AU$925
A bold statement signet ring with a flat top that is perfect for engraving, the Makers 1837 collection gives a nod to the expert craftsmanship through a modern lens. Shop

 

Hera Saabi birdsong bangle, $790
Hera Saabi is a local jewellery label, designed and produced in New Zealand by goldsmith Maeve Woodhouse and creative director Margie Cooney. These women are inspired by the contrast of imperfect nature and geometrically constructed environments to create fluid feminine pieces for everyday wear. Shop

Gucci Icon ring, $1110 
Made from white zirconia and 18k gold, this men’s ring celebrates the house's emblematic interlocking GG pattern. Perfect for those who want to adorn their hands with something a little more standout than a classic gold or platinum band. Shop

08.Jewellery series 6 earring 8, $450
Cold spells call for warm, bulky layers and fine jewellery can get caught in the crossfire and disappear. Opt for bold statement earrings that flatter and frame the face to stand out and finish a look. These are made to order, so allow four weeks from purchase. Shop

Olympia by Love & Object Babette ring, $1190 from Sisters & Co 
Luxe vintage jewellery resellers Love & Object built a name for their expert eye and knowledge of the high-end pieces from the 70s and 80s that created a loyal following. Olympia by Love & Object is a line inspired by this era through a modern lens. Shop

Simone Rocha cluster drip earring, $420 from Zambesi 
Delicate and floral, these lovely hand-beaded Simone Rocha S21 earrings would look amazing at night catching the light on the dance floor. Equally, they’d look great worn with a simple white tee and denim on the weekends. Shop

Zoe & Morgan Mutiara necklace, $360
Consciously created using 100% recycled sterling silver that’s plated with 22k gold, this piece takes its inspiration from nature, combining a freshwater Baroque pearl and freeform coral-like textures that result in a structural statement. Shop

 

Prada plexiglass necklace, $715 
Large statement necklaces look amazing when done well and don’t have to be dripping with precious stones or made from gold or silver to be standouts. With its large rings and lobster clasp, this caramel tortoiseshell number will add retro charm to a funnel-neck knit. Shop

Jasmin Sparrow Marea silver collar, $995 
The Marea silver collar from local jewellery designer Jasmin Sparrow softly encases the neck with its irregular metal contours and offers a delicate adjustable chain for positioning just atop the wearer's collarbone. A new design available for pre-order now that also comes plated in 14k gold for $1149. Shop

Follow Sally-Ann @sallyannmullin

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sally-Ann Mullin
Fashion and style writer
Sally-Ann is arguably New Zealand’s most respected fashion editor and stylist. Formerly the head of Bauer Media’s Fashion Department, she is also the ex-editor of Fashion Quarterly and a judge on Project Runway NZ.
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Gold star – designer jewellery to covet

Zoe & Morgan's Mutiara necklace. (Photo: Zoe & Morgan).

Sally-Ann Mullin
Sun, 25 Jul 2021

Zoe & Morgan's Mutiara necklace. (Photo: Zoe & Morgan).

If, like me, you’re a magpie, beautiful jewellery will be a constant in your life, no matter the season. Whether for everyday use or special occasions, the jewellery we wear is the finishing touch that adds magic to any outfit. 

Whether you're looking for pieces to give as gifts or just buying for yourself, there is a wonderful selection on offer at the moment. Listed below are a sprinkling of luxury brands as well as some of the local talent that is thriving here in New Zealand right now.  

Meadowlark Selene pearl earrings, $3935 
The design team at Meadowlark have long worked their magic in their Auckland workshop, combining pearls and fine metals to create organic, memorable shapes across rings, earrings and necklaces. I’m going to go out on a limb and proclaim the Selene earrings in 9k yellow gold their most covetable. Shop

Tiffany & Co Tiffany 1837 Makers signet ring in sterling silver, AU$925
A bold statement signet ring with a flat top that is perfect for engraving, the Makers 1837 collection gives a nod to the expert craftsmanship through a modern lens. Shop

 

Hera Saabi birdsong bangle, $790
Hera Saabi is a local jewellery label, designed and produced in New Zealand by goldsmith Maeve Woodhouse and creative director Margie Cooney. These women are inspired by the contrast of imperfect nature and geometrically constructed environments to create fluid feminine pieces for everyday wear. Shop

Gucci Icon ring, $1110 
Made from white zirconia and 18k gold, this men’s ring celebrates the house's emblematic interlocking GG pattern. Perfect for those who want to adorn their hands with something a little more standout than a classic gold or platinum band. Shop

08.Jewellery series 6 earring 8, $450
Cold spells call for warm, bulky layers and fine jewellery can get caught in the crossfire and disappear. Opt for bold statement earrings that flatter and frame the face to stand out and finish a look. These are made to order, so allow four weeks from purchase. Shop

Olympia by Love & Object Babette ring, $1190 from Sisters & Co 
Luxe vintage jewellery resellers Love & Object built a name for their expert eye and knowledge of the high-end pieces from the 70s and 80s that created a loyal following. Olympia by Love & Object is a line inspired by this era through a modern lens. Shop

Simone Rocha cluster drip earring, $420 from Zambesi 
Delicate and floral, these lovely hand-beaded Simone Rocha S21 earrings would look amazing at night catching the light on the dance floor. Equally, they’d look great worn with a simple white tee and denim on the weekends. Shop

Zoe & Morgan Mutiara necklace, $360
Consciously created using 100% recycled sterling silver that’s plated with 22k gold, this piece takes its inspiration from nature, combining a freshwater Baroque pearl and freeform coral-like textures that result in a structural statement. Shop

 

Prada plexiglass necklace, $715 
Large statement necklaces look amazing when done well and don’t have to be dripping with precious stones or made from gold or silver to be standouts. With its large rings and lobster clasp, this caramel tortoiseshell number will add retro charm to a funnel-neck knit. Shop

Jasmin Sparrow Marea silver collar, $995 
The Marea silver collar from local jewellery designer Jasmin Sparrow softly encases the neck with its irregular metal contours and offers a delicate adjustable chain for positioning just atop the wearer's collarbone. A new design available for pre-order now that also comes plated in 14k gold for $1149. Shop

Follow Sally-Ann @sallyannmullin

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sally-Ann Mullin
Fashion and style writer
Sally-Ann is arguably New Zealand’s most respected fashion editor and stylist. Formerly the head of Bauer Media’s Fashion Department, she is also the ex-editor of Fashion Quarterly and a judge on Project Runway NZ.
Latest articles
Flower power – the best fashion trend for spring
Just browsing – 10 online showstoppers for retail therapy
Fresh start – green is this season's most stylish colour
Athflow – fashion’s most comfortable trend yet
Gold star – designer jewellery to covet
Sponsored
Demand driven change an easier route to carbon reduction

Taking a demand-driven approach to carbon reduction will naturally bring us into line with government targets.

Sponsored
Kiwi security technology leading the world

Businesses must take advantage of our home-grown, world-leading, internationally-valued cyber defence systems to manage risk.