One of the best parts about handcrafted jewellery, like all of Courtney Marama Jewellery, is that I specialise in custom made to order pieces. Weather it is for an engagement, wedding or any other special reason you want a piece of New Zealand jewellery, hand crafted in top quality materials for you or a loved one. Each and every single piece of jewellery is hand crafted in my Cambridge studio including the precious stones. I am able to create unique shapes in the precious stones such as Pounamu and fit them perfectly into a piece of jewellery. Here at Courtney Marama Jewellery I pride myself on New Zealand made jewellery and New Zealand sourced materials which means all of the stones used are 100% New Zealand stones. It also means that all of the solid gold used is New Zealand Gold too, which makes your commissioned, handcrafted piece of Courtney Marama Jewellery truly a piece of New Zealand.
T H E P R O C E S S
When it comes to designing your bespoke commission the more you can share with me the better. Take a look through my website/instagram/facebook to get some inspiration. Any piece can be customised to suit you or you can have something completely new designed for you.
C O N S U L T A T I O N
I like to meet with you in person but if you aren’t able to visit my studio that is not a problem as I work with many clients over the internet, nationally and internationally. I love spending some time getting to know you and to gather a better understanding of what you are looking for in your precious design. This way you can view designs, look at stones and have a more intimate understanding of the creation process.
S E L E C T I N G A S T O N E
You have the option to choose a pre cut stone I have ready and waiting to be made into a jewel or you can have one custom cut to your specifications. I only cut/use New Zealand gemstones so this restricts you to mainly Pounamu/Greenstone from the West Coast of Te Wai Pounamu (the south island), Tūhua/Obsidian from The Bay of Plenty and various other locations around NZ and Carnelian from the Coromandel ranges.
Q U O T E S , M E T A L + D E T A I L S
Once we have a design and have confirmed the ring sizing we can work together to choose a precious metal that works with your budget. I will give you quotes for the different karats of metal for you to choose which bests suits you. A 30% deposit it required to begin and the crafting process starts after that. It takes around 4 weeks to hand craft (if you need something quicker we can work within that) and once complete I will be in contact to finalise the jewel and final payment. Your precious piece is then all yours to pick up or have shipped to you.
B Y A P P O I N T M E N T : Please feel free to contact Courtney at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat about your dream piece, I would love to hear from you to schedule a meeting in my studio in Cambridge, New Zealand so you can see where the magic takes place. I work with many international clients so distance is not an issue either when it comes to finding or designing your perfect piece.
Below is a small selection of custom made ceremonial rings I have hand crafted recently.