Courtney Marama Jamieson
Ko Courtney taku ingoa, no Kemureti ahau, ko Tainui te iwi, ko Maungatautari te maunga, ko Waikato te awa, ko Waikato te waka, ko Ngati koroki kahukura te hapu.
Courtneys vision here at Courtney Marama Jewellery is to produce high end, modern jewellery in an ethical way and demonstrate a responsible attitude towards the environment and her heritage, Māori culture. She does this by hand making everything right here in her Waikato studio. She uses 50% recycled metals and locally sourced stones which are, of course, cut and carved there too. "I believe we need more transparency in all of our industries so we know where and who made our items."
Bold and vibrant yet down to earth and versatile, Courtney Jamieson has captured her unique style and crafted it into beautiful one-off jewellery and accessory pieces.
Courtney studied Jewellery design and manufacturing in Wellington, Aotearoa (New Zealand) for 3 years before heading to Te Wai Pounamu (The South Island) to immerse herself in the rich stone carving culture we have here in Aotearoa. From there she learnt to carve her stones to fit each piece of jewellery, making each and every single piece 100% one off and unique. This eventually resulting in the creation of Courtney Marama Jewellery, her own collection of taonga (jewellery/treasure) that strikes a balance between ancient Māori history and modern techniques, resulting in an unparalleled aesthetic and remarkable identifiable style.