About Chris & Lee Minturn
Minturn Jewellery celebrates its family-based values & solid foundation in all thing’s jewellery with integrity & through excellent craftsmanship. Backed by quality service in every piece of jewellery that is custom made, remodeled, restored or repaired.
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 should look & feel like, when worn. Later Chris successfully run his own jewellery company, Sheer Brilliance & later the Peter Minturn Goldsmith School. Chris has a natural affinity for jewellery. It is these values that he now brings to Minturn Jewellery.
Lee has had a lifelong passion for jewellery & gems. She commenced working for Peter in early 2000 and grew to love the work that was being produced by the designer company and the busy school workshop. She built her career with passion, in the education of the arts & crafts of a professional goldsmith jeweller. During this time, she also took up an opportunity at the prestigious retail boutique, Franich Jewellers, staying on for a period of 4 years, further strengthening her love affair of the craft.
In 2015, Chris & Lee set their minds to supporting a new opportunity and established a brand that resonated with their love of their family, their life’s work, & being able to bring the best of traditional & modern manufacturing methods of a goldsmiths’ studio; focusing on what is important to their clients. They are honoured to build on the legacy of Chris's father Peter, offering a collection of jewels that are distinctly different, larger than life & fabulous to wear. Many inspired by the people that Peter has met over the 60+ years that he enjoyed making jewellery for.
If you are Auckland based, we can offer you a personalised concierge service, by scheduling an obligation-free appointment. We'll meet up over a cup of coffee to discuss what you have in mind. Let's chat to see how we can design & make, remodel or repair your jewellery design ideas.
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