I’ve been making jewellery for 25 years. I started in my bedroom when I was 18, then a friend and I built a tiny ramshackle shed out the back of my flat for me to work in. I was selling at weekend markets and not making much money at all. It was very humble beginnings!
Now days we have a team of in-house jewellers and other collaborators and some custom pieces we create from start to finish here in New Zealand. However we produce most of the seasonal sterling silver collections in one boutique production house in Bali where they cast their own metal and also fabricate and finish. When I first travelled to Bali more than 15 years ago, I developed connections with this production house and also with a handful of local artisans who I still work with to this day. These relationships are the lifeblood of the Nick Von K brand, evolving over time from creative partnerships into lasting friendships.
My passion these days is exploring the world of gold jewellery and precious stones. Working with Sapphires and Diamonds and creating custom wedding and engagement rings that will last a lifetime is incredibly special. People come to me when they’re looking for something a little bit different to the norm, and I thoroughly enjoy creating one of a kind unique pieces that tell a personal story. We produce exclusively with one production house in Shenzhen that provides a finish of the highest calibre, and all our custom gold pieces come with a valuation for insurance purposes from local NZ valuers JVC so you can be assured of the quality.
It’s been an amazing journey so far, but I’m always most interested in where we are going next! The future is filled with possibilities.