Place Categories: Arts, Culture and Galleries, Jewellery, Retail, and Weddings
NEW ZEALAND MADE JEWELLERY FROM OUR NELSON WORKSHOP
Step into the creative space of Jewel Beetle Workshop. Choose from a range of hand-crafted silver and gold jewellery or commission Allison or Yvon to make your next special piece.
“Making jewellery is a deeply rewarding occupation. For many years we have been motivated by the pure enjoyment of crafting beautiful objects that bring pleasure to our clients.”
TREAT YOURSELF – IN STORE OR ONLINE
We have happy customers throughout New Zealand and overseas. Browse our diverse range of handmade jewellery. We enjoying seeing the many locals who have become our friends, and we love to meet visitors to Nelson and help them to find a memento of this beautiful country.
We love what we do – making beautiful objects from precious materials is a kind of magic and our enthusiasm and passion is crafted into every piece.
“We both trained and worked as goldsmiths in the UK and the Netherlands, and love extending our skills and creativity. Our range of charms and pendants reflect our love for the birds and native trees of Aotearoa-New Zealand, the land we now call home.”
BE CAPTIVATED BY OUR COLLECTION OF NZ BLUE PEARL JEWELLERY
At Jewel Beetle we have fallen in love with the iridescence, lustre and colour of the NZ Blue Pearl and have created many elegant designs over the years. Whether you are looking for an everyday piece to wear or a “stunning eye catcher” for an evening out, the Blue Pearl will definitely be a talking point.
Why not choose your own pearl and have a bespoke blue pearl piece made especially for you.
ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS
As trained Goldsmiths we pride ourselves in our top-quality craftsmanship and creative flair for design. If we haven’t got a ring in store that suits, we are happy to design and create custom-made rings especially for you.
Choosing a wedding or engagement ring can be an overwhelming process, we’re here to help you every step of the way. Let us guide you through the process, bespoke jewellery work is our passion.
“Thank you very much for your expertise and wonderful service. Our wedding bands are beautiful and my engagement ring fits very well with the band. You gave us a very easy experience in choosing for our important occasion.”
Erin Walker & Paul Fetz, Murchinson
Our Greenstone jewellery collection is created in collaboration with our favourite Jade carvers on the west coast. Delicately crafted pieces of genuine NZ greenstone enhanced with silver or gold make a perfect gift for a loved one. The pounamu collection is continually changing as each piece of stone has its own unique characteristics.
Are you looking for a specific design? – Our friendly carvers on west coast can cut shapes or carve designs to your individual requirements, together we can add that special “jewellers touch” to make a truly unique piece of greenstone jewellery.
REMODEL YOUR OLD JEWELLERY INTO SOMETHING NEW
Do you have jewellery that you don’t wear? Maybe you have inherited some rings that are not quite your style? Have your jewellery revamped so you can enjoy wearing it. There are several options available, check out our website or pop in and talk to Allison and Yvon.
“We love transforming your old jewellery it can take on a new lease of life and be enjoyed again instead of hiding away inside your jewellery box!”
INTRODUCING THE RING FLING
A fun creative social event where you can design and carve your very own ring. Under the guidance of trained jewellers Allison and Yvon you’ll design, sculpt, file and carve a ring in wax. Learn about lost wax casting method and meet other creative people in a relaxed, fun workshop environment.
“WOW! What an experience!
I attended an evening of creative bliss; my Ring Fling at Jewel Beetle and I couldn’t be more wrapped with the whole adventure! Smooth communication and clear direction were a joy! The, Ring Fling evenings are something I would pay any dime for! To design your own ring then, have it cast in silver *with a possible option of gold*!! Why wouldn’t you take up the chance!! Definitely go in with an idea, saves a lot of pondering time that can be well spent on technique of the final product. I had my idea already and it still took a good 2-3hrs. Simple is better! I went with geometrical shapes and I love it!! Hope to attend again in future – if I can!! Ha-ha! Thank you, ladies!! A treasure for a lifetime, through generations!!
Chanelle Tahu – Nelson
MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING RINGS
Your wedding rings are a symbol of your love, why not make it extra special and create your own?
Our ‘Couples Create” experience is a practical jewellery workshop to hand-craft your own wedding rings. No experience or creative skills are required as you’ll be guided every step of the way through the jewellery making process with your own skilled and friendly jeweller for the day.
“We live in the Wairarapa and came to Nelson for the weekend to make our own wedding bands. Fun from the very start from making our own designs, melting the materials and slowly seeing the rings take shape, from moulding to cutting, filing and lastly polishing the rings will be absolutely unique and just that much more precious, considering you have made them yourselves. And you get awesome memories to go along with the rings.
On top of that, Yvon was a great host, patient with our, I am sure in her eyes, slow speed, explain all the steps along the way and putting on a nice lunch as well from the bakery next door.We have told all our friends about this experience and would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, as it is simply an unforgettable day”
Nicole and Mark – Wellington
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