Hi, I'm Charlie, owner of Jewellery By Design NZ.
I live and work in the beautiful city of Christchurch with my wife, Hannah.
I won't lie. It's taken me a hot minute to follow my passion in life. I've always had a creative side, but never felt it was the right time to indulge and explore that side of myself. As a teen, I fell in love with everything jewellery and ever since, have dabbled in drawing out my own creations, tinkering away with making bits and pieces, collecting gemstones and hunting for gold in the rivers around where I grew up.
Not long after we settled in Christchurch after a stint in the UK, I decided to jump in and give jewellery making a proper go.
While the business side of things hasn't always come naturally, I've thrived in honing my craft, learning new skills and creating jewellery that makes people happy.
And that, in a nutshell, is my why – making people happy!! Jewellery is special for all sorts of reasons, from engagement and wedding rings to special occasion pieces, each one has a story behind it.
Every piece I make is completely handmade or custom designed, using as many renewable resources as I can including recycled gold or silver and always ethically sourced gemstones.
So follow along on my journey of turning this passion of mine into my career. After all, as the saying goes' do something you love and you'll never work a day in your life.'