Wearing a little bling bling is enough to make anyone feel like a million bucks and a bit of sparkle here and there can instantly take an outfit from zero to hero. Lucky for us, there’s an incredibly talented bunch of designers and jewellery makers offering out all the goodies.
Here are our picks of the best places to buy jewellery!
Holly Marbeck is the rising star behind the brand you need to know about—Mars Official. Sparking interest and making waves in the New Zealand fashion scene and beyond, her coveted pieces have been picked up by Solange Knowles, UK Grazia and other credible fashionistas. With over-sized, hand-made clay and resin designs available, her earrings feature delicate flakes and specks of metallic shades and marble-esque swirls of colour. For unique and stand-out pieces to truly elevate any outfit, Mars Official have certainly got you covered. You go girl!
Silk & Steel
Silk & Steel have that air of cool about them. They know what’s what and they know exactly how to create wearable and stylish jewellery for all occasions and for all people. New collection ‘Saint & Sinners’ is no different either. Bringing a grungy, rock ’n’ roll vibe to their ready-to-wear jewellery, this collection is all about mixing styles, stones and spikes, perfect for layering and stacking. For extra rock-glam vibes, team these pieces with a leather-biker jacket, ripped jeans and vintage band tee to truly rock your world.
If you haven’t heard of KW, you must have been hiding under a rock. Above ground, Karen Walker is the New Zealand style heroine and ultimate fashion icon. Her clothing line, accessories and jewellery are constantly in the public eye, dominating catwalks and magazine spreads and are worn by everyone, from school girls to celebs. Karen Walker jewellery goes from delicate, fun shaped rings and arrow themed pieces to stand-out, knock-your-socks off statement jewel encrusted collections. If you hadn’t guessed it, we are big fans.
For timeless pieces to be treasured forever, look no further than Meadowlark. Husband-wife duo Greg Fromont and Claire Hammon are the helm of this much-loved Kiwi brand. You’ll discover the purest of metals and precious stones crafted into rings, bracelets, necklaces and more. We love the dark and unique aesthetic the pieces have. And we’re not alone in our love of Meadowlark—the brand is a fave with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, Grimes, Natasha Khan of Bat for Lashes and New Zealand’s very own Lorde.
Stolen Girlfriends Club
Let’s face it, every Aucklander, or at least someone they know, owns a piece of Stolen Girlfriends Club jewellery. Their iconic shapes and pieces continue to grace fingers, necks and ears everywhere and, with an aesthetic like that, we certainly aren’t complaining. Think stackable rings, classic styles—such as the ‘Stolen bangle’—and innovative yet ever wearable newbies on the reg. With a creative director like Marc Moore on hand, it’s no wonder that Stolen Girlfriends Club have earned themselves one heck of a cool kids rep in everything they do.
Located in the Old Magistrates Court in Auckland CBD’s is Miramôr. This bespoke, jewellery house will make you feel like a total princess. Miramôr is adorned in hand-crafted jewels decked out in diamonds, colourful stones and boasting some of the most show-stopping pieces you will ever see. Offering their service by appointment only, Miramôr is the place that your boyfriend dreads and one that you will fall head over heels in love with—sorry guys!
Ah Aotearoa, you’re full of talent aren’t ya?! Pigment Studio are another wonderfully talented accessories label that reside in our humble country or, more specifically, Auckland. Their ever-changing designs are a thing of pure beauty and quite frankly, we can’t get enough. Our latest obsession comes in the form of the ‘abstract nude’ earrings. Exquisitely hand-crafted and boasting the most delicate design, this pair of earrings features quite the pair themselves! A subtle nod to all things ‘woman’, they come in both gold and silver and we know for a fact, we’ll be getting them in both!
Zora Bell Boyd Jewellery
One word: wow! If you are looking for that complete knock-your-socks-off, jewel-encrusted momento, look no further than Zora Bell Boyd. Creating completely mesmerizing and spell-binding pieces that are full of jewels and stones boasting every colour of the rainbow, we pretty much want them all. Her jewellery is statement, it’s unique and you’ll want to be in quick to book an appointment!
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