VG Blog

Floeting Diamond Wins 2022 Red Dot Award for Outstanding Product Design
We are pleased to announce that our invention The Floeting Diamond has won a prestigious 2022 Red Dot Design Award for Product Design in Essen, Germany.
How do you like your eggs?
Sunny side up with a side of 18ct white gold, please!  Occasionally we discover something so special and unique in our search for unusual and rare gems that we can’t resist it. This 1.84ct natural diamond crystal was just such a piece. Truly an...
"Paul's" Nacred Encounter: Alien Inspired Citrine and Black Pearl Pendant
We pride ourselves on unique and one of a kind designs, and our new alien inspired pendant, “Paul”, is certainly out of this world.   The design for Paul came from searching through a range of pearls; The Village Goldsmith founder and Director,...
The Village Goldsmith x Ottewill Silversmiths: Creating a Replica Ahuwhenua Trophy for Horticulture
12 months ago we were approached by the Ahuwhenua Trophy Management Committee to create a replica of two trophies that were first presented by Lord Bledisloe, the Governor-General of New Zealand. The first trophy was presented in 1933 and the second in 1954 when the competition was separated into...
Harry & Meghan get a taste for paua from Wellington jewellery designer The Village Goldsmith
Local jewellery design talent was on display alongside the best of Wellington’s film industry when an Orc from The Lord of the Rings presented The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle with a paua pendant gift to commemorate her and husband Prince Harry’s time in Wellington. The...
Contemporary Jade Jewellery by The Village Goldsmith & Mountain Jade
The Village Goldsmith has been working with Mountain Jade to create a collection of handcrafted fine jade jewellery that combines beautiful New Zealand and international jade in contemporary new forms. Each piece in the collection is designed as an extension...
Celebrating 20 Years: The Village Goldsmith Crafts Te Papa Inspired Ring
Febuary 2018 marked twenty years since Wellington's Te Papa Museum first opened its doors. For the past twenty years Te Papa has held such an important role in Wellington's cultural identity, bringing in visitors from all over New Zealand and the world. To celebrate Te Papa's...
The Village Goldsmith crafts Hospi Bravery Coin for charity
The Village Goldsmith is very honoured to have teamed up with  Wellington Lions and Wellington Children’s Hospital Charity in the upcoming annual game against Otago on Sunday, 1st October.   We have crafted a unique one-of-a-kind sterling silver “bravery” coin...
A Remarkable Evening With The CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust
The human spinal cord is remarkable. It acts as the body’s information superhighway. It is both exceptionally capable and delicately vulnerable. It is the foundation for all bodily activities. However, after a spinal cord injury (“SCI”), the nerve fibres which...
The Making Of Dan Carter's Miniature Gold & Diamond Rugby Boots
When Dan Carter played his 100th test game for the All Blacks, he designed a limited collector’s edition boot to celebrate the achievement. Named the DC100, only 100 pairs of these custom gold and red coloured, size 11 boots were made....
WW100 Centenary Programme - Ngā Tapuwae Limited Edition Pin
The centenary of New Zealand's participation in the First World War will be marked from 2014-2019 through commemorative events, projects and activities in all parts of the country. Ngā Tapuwae - New Zealand First World War Trails is a WW100 legacy project that...
Bronze Award Winning Design - 2016 Best Design Awards
Award-winning Diamond Ring Designs The Village Goldsmith and Inspired Jewellery team was thrilled to hear that two of our diamond ring designs were named as Finalists in the 2016 Designer's Institute of New Zealand Best Design Awards, in the Designed Objects...
Dan Carter & Ma'a Nonu at The Village Goldsmith
Two of our very special clients, Dan Carter and Ma'a Nonu, popped in store! It was a complete coincidence that they were both here at the same time — these legends are in-tune on and off the field. Dan Carter - First...
30 Hours Setting 169 Perfectly Matched Sapphires And Diamonds
This very special engagement ring and wedding band set was created by blending the clients’ creative ideas with our designer’s and jeweller’s design, craftmanship and technical expertise. The initial concept for the rings was based around the idea of working...
10ct Diamond Lotus Flower Ring
Having built a reputation for design innovation, fine craftsmanship and exceptional value, Ian Douglas and the team at The Village Goldsmith relish in the opportunity to work with clients from all around the globe on special commission jewellery items. We were recently approached by...
The Journey of the Esperanza Diamond
The Esperanza diamond is the most valuable diamond ever discovered in the USA, found by Brooke Oskarson at The Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas. Brooke enlisted the help of a number of American Gem Society members to collaborate...
'Maui' Topaz & Paua Pendant
Winner of 2nd Place Professional Design Excellence in the MJSA 2016 Vision Awards When we came into the possession of a 232 carat, natural blue, triangular cabochon topaz, we knew it was destined for a magnificent piece of jewellery. When...
Take a Tour of Our Jewellery Showroom
We’ve created a little oasis in our store that celebrates all the things that we put passion into and craft.   Our showroom’s concept and inspiration is based on upcycling unique objects from bygone days. Old blacksmiths irons, brass blow...