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About Chris & Lee Minturn

Minturn Jewellery celebrates its family-based values & solid foundation in all thing’s jewellery.  Our approach to designing & making jewellery is done with honesty & excellent communication, following on in the footstep of Peters' long career.  All our jewellery is custom made to suit the needs of our clients. To compliment that work we also offer remodelling, restoration & repair services.

Chris & Lee together, draw on a lifetime of experiences & connections within the NZ Jewellery Trade & are willing to assist to anyone who requires our services. 

To help facilitate our ethos, we have also created a community workshop called the Jewellers Collective  a division of Minturn Jewellery. It has been our pleasure to connect our community through conversation, creativity & identity, continuing an enduring legacy of tradition, & inspiration. We aim to provide opportunities for Jewellers, Artisans & Craft-Makers alike who have a passion to make jewellery by hand, to share techniques, tools, facilities, networks & practices. 

The Jewellers Collective, is a communal space by where every day our work contributes to something greater than ourselves.

 

About Christopher:

After growing up in the workshops of renowned Designer Goldsmith, Peter Minturn MNZM, Chris learnt to uphold the core values that Peter instilled in him.  His journey started as a young boy discovering what a good piece of jewellery looks & feels like when worn.  Chris successfully built & ran Sheer Brilliance for many years, as a mobile jewellery business & later became the Director of the Peter Minturn Goldsmith School.  Chris is passionate about his work & enjoys being of service to our clients. It is these values that he now brings to Minturn Jewellery and the Jewellers Collective.

 

About Lee-Anne:

Lee commenced working for Peter in 2000 & grew to love the work that was being produced by the designer company & by the talented students at the busy school workshop.  Forging a career in executive management & pastoral care requirements of both companies, she learnt & further developed the programmes in the pursuit of quality outcomes in education. Later she advanced this work by participating in development of the first ever NZQA approved degree for jewellery manufacture; Bachelor in Jewellery Design & Technology.  Lee also took up an opportunity at the prestigious retail boutique of Franich Jewellers.  Lee sat as a member of the Whitecliffe College Advisory Board with their jewellery classes.

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