SilverStone Jewellery - Auckland manufacturing jewellers
Hi! We are Lori and Alex, a husband and wife team dedicated to one very simple cause: adorning the people of New Zealand in beautiful jewellery.
We founded SilverStone Jewellery over 12 years ago with the vision of creating a space that preserves and promotes the art and craftsmanship of jewellery making. Over the years, as we’ve connected with hundreds of people in our community and wider New Zealand, we’ve been humbled time and time again to play a small part in the lives of those around us.
Whether it’s creating a custom gold engagement ring
for a couple of local lovebirds or helping someone pick out a new piece of silver jewellery to add to their collection, we’re continually grateful for the opportunity to provide our awesome clients with a unique, intimate experience.
Read on for a little more insight into who we are or for immediate inquiries, send us an email at email@example.com or call us on 09 473 5299.
Hi, I'm Lori, owner of SilverStone Jewellery
I handle the business side of things, but I’m a people person through and through. My favourite part of the job is meeting people and seeing a woman's face light up when she finds a piece of jewellery that she loves and makes her feel like a million dollars.
Being married to a jeweller is great! I get to see all the jewellery being made right before my eyes, and seeing the delight on a client’s face when they come to collect their special piece always makes my day!
Hi, I'm Alex, co-owner of SilverStone Jewellery
I’m a fully qualified manufacturing jeweller and I’ve been working with precious metals and stones for more than 25 years. I create custom gold pieces, take care of all jewellery maintenance and repairs
, and make and design many of the pieces in our sterling silver jewellery range. I have always said that I will be making jewellery until I can no longer hold the tools in my hand.
Where am I from?
It's a question I get asked a lot. I was born and raised in Malang, a town in East Java, Indonesia. I grew up in a large family of artists who worked in mediums as varied as architecture, fashion, music and more. It seemed inevitable that I would follow suit and find my passion for creating.
When did I come to NZ?
I immigrated to New Zealand in the late 1970s and think of myself as a Kiwi (although I still eat rice every day!). When I arrived in Aotearoa I couldn't even cook rice, but I quickly learned how to make my beloved Indonesian recipes. I’m now the designated chef when it comes to cooking for friends and family!
When did I become a jeweller?
I worked various jobs when I first arrived in New Zealand, but once I discovered jewellery making in the early 1980s, I was hooked and haven't wanted to do anything since. I started, as all jewellers do, by cleaning up casting work, but it wasn't long before I was making master designs and creating one-off custom gold pieces
I love working from home as it gives me the flexibility to meet with clients when it suits them, and it means I am available to go to all my kids’ sports events and be here when they come home from school. It’s the perfect work/life balance.
Designing and creating
While I appreciate the modern clean lines of contemporary fashion that’s so widespread in the latest European jewellery magazines, you will always see shades of my cultural heritage coming through in my work. I continue to explore designs that reflect my place of birth, while at the same time creating pieces that celebrate my adopted country. I have recently released some lovely New Zealand jewellery designs - including a silver koru ring and a solid silver koru pendant.
I design most of our silver range, which is then brought to life by artisans in my home country, Indonesia. This allows us to give back to the communities over there in our own small way. We work closely with the teams that make our jewellery, ensuring the quality of the work is line with our high standards.
Our home and studio
We live in Torbay on the North Shore of Auckland, near Long Bay beach. Our in-home studio is fully equipped with all the gear required to carry out just about every type of jewellery work, including:
- Designing and creating custom made special occasion gold jewellery
- Repairs, ring resizing, and remodeling old gold
- Stocking an extensive range of sterling silver jewellery
- Wedding band rings and engagement rings
We carry out all our work on-site, so you can rest assured that your previous jewellery is in safe hands from beginning to end.
But enough about us - we want to know about you!
Give us a call on 09 473 5299 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
for a friendly, no-obligations chat about what you have in mind for your next piece of jewellery. We can’t wait to work with you!