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In 1981, jewellery designer Ian Douglas, a former NZ Apprentice of the Year, opened The Village Goldsmith jewellery store in Kelburn, Wellington. The business quickly established a niche in the marketplace with its combination of innovative jewellery design, exceptional quality and value for money. In 1997, the expanding NZ jewellery designers moved to larger premises in The Dominion Building in Wellington's CBD.

The seven jewellery designers at The Village Goldsmith have an average of 30 years experience in the industry and have won numerous awards, including successive honours in the New Zealand Jewellery Design Awards in 2009 and 2010 and the International Gemological Institute of America’s Men's Jewellery Design Award in 2010 and 2011. This combination of talent and experience - unrivalled in New Zealand - enables us to set the standard in jewellery design and production. We can ensure the finest quality jewellery at very competitive prices; from unique, custom ring design, to our selection of branded jewellery, such as The Inspired Collection Diamond Engagement Rings.

The Village Goldsmith is one of the leading independent retailers of diamonds in New Zealand. With our network of international suppliers and contacts, we can guarantee our clients top quality, ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones at internationally competitive prices.

Having established a reputation domestically and internationally as an extremely innovative and creative group of ring designers, the award winning New Zealand jewellery manufacturers and designers always relish the opportunity to create a unique custom ring design for their customers.

The Village Goldsmith creative team staff photo