We ♥ Jewellery

Our ancestors made jewellery and gentlemen’s trinkets in 19th century Birmingham, England, a place synonymous with fine jewellery design. It’s great to see the same creative spirit alive and kicking in Dunedin. We love Underground Sundae jewellery for its quirkiness, originality and use of recycled materials. Celebrities agree – Rita Ora and Rachel Hunter have worn pieces and it has been featured in magazines such as Black and Remix. Even though designer Anne-Mieke Ytsma recently located to Melbourne, her jewellery is still firmly linked to Dunedin, being sold in both Plume and Company of Strangers as well as online. We’re saving up to buy more of it!

Pink Flat The Door rocks with Underground Sundae silver pendant in Clyde Street, Dunedin.

Pink Flat The Door rocks with Underground Sundae silver pendant in Clyde Street, Dunedin.

Underground Sundae necklace pushes up the daisies at the Dunedin Railway Station.

Underground Sundae necklace pushes up the daisies at the Dunedin Railway Station.

Robbie Burns wears Underground Sundae gun pendant.

Robbie Burns wears Underground Sundae gun pendant.

Underground Sundae 'Fall In Love Not In Line' Ring at Knox Church, Dunedin.

Underground Sundae ‘Fall In Love Not In Line’ Ring at Knox Church, Dunedin.

Underground Sundae skulls necklace entertains at the Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin.

Underground Sundae skulls necklace entertains at the Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin.

Old becoming new is also a part of the Company of Strangers jewellery aesthetic. We featured their protection necklace in our first blog post but it really needed to make another appearance.

Company of Strangers Protection necklace hangs around the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Company of Strangers Protection necklace hangs around the Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin.

Creeps and Violets is an innovative range of jewellery made by Dunedin trained and based designer Steph Miller. We love her signature popcorn necklaces and sailor moon jewellery. Her pieces can be bought from Slick Willys.

Creeps and Violets Sailor Moon pendant lights up the Rialto Cinema on Moray Place, Dunedin.

Creeps and Violets Sailor Moon pendant lights up the Rialto Cinema on Moray Place, Dunedin.

Barking Fish in Port Chalmers is crammed full of unique pieces of jewellery to suit all budgets. They sell a good range of locally made bone pendants.

Bone pendant from Barking Fish floats in the Otago Harbour.

Bone pendant from Barking Fish floats in the Otago Harbour.

Design Withdrawals in Moray Place is a shop dedicated to promoting New Zealand design and is well worth a visit. We picked up this intricately laser-etched pendant by our old friend Wendy James.

Wendy James wooden pendant scales the heights of the University of Otago clocktower.

Wendy James wooden pendant scales the heights of the University of Otago clocktower.

Kate Sylvester has recently brought back her fob chain necklace, a very versatile piece.

Queen Victoria admires the Kate Sylvester fob chain necklace (from Void) in Queens Gardens, Dunedin.

Queen Victoria admires the Kate Sylvester fob chain necklace (from Void) in Queens Gardens, Dunedin.

To conclude, this 1950s Kiwiana bracelet is an absolute stunner.

Vintage Kiwiana bracelet snakes down Baldwin Street, Dunedin.

Vintage Kiwiana bracelet snakes down Baldwin Street, Dunedin.

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4 thoughts on “We ♥ Jewellery

  1. Emily says:

    I enjoyed this post a lot. I read every single thing up put up! Your cool ☺

  2. deb says:

    thats such a cool way to showcase jewellery-I’ll be moving down to Dunners in December…Bringing more fab jewellery!
    http://www.debrafallowfield.com

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