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stacey whale



Contemporary Jeweller Stacey Whale describes her work as “modern classic”. She takes gold, silver, platinum and gemstones and fashions them into beautiful, colourful treasures inspired by the natural world. “When you first look at my jewellery, it might look quite classic but it’s got a modern, unique twist and edginess,” she says. Stacey works from her jewellery shop in a corner of The Old Post Office in Nelson’s Upper Moutere – which is quite the bucolic contrast to the space she once shared in frenetic inner London where she first made her name more than 10 years ago. In fact, she’s only been back at the work bench for two years after a decade off the tools to raise her two sons. Thrilled to be back creating again her special pieces are individually designed and exquisitely handmade with love by Stacey in New Zealand. Every treasure has a story to tell and that story continues with you.

Stacey Whale

Award Winning


Stacey's exceptional jewellery design attracts worldwide attention and has won craftsmanship and design awards, including technological innovation and fine jewellery design. Her unique style, one in particular is the use of precious lenses that employs her original technique of setting loose gems under a sapphire magnifying lens creating the illusion that they are suspended or floating in liquid. In other designs, her delicate lace-like settings allow the light to reveal the true colour and beauty of the gemstones she chooses. Rather than use traditional claw settings, Stacey has also devised a way of casting gold inspired by the natural forms of native New Zealand flower pods.

Award Winning Jewellery

Jewellery Awards


XIV Florence Biennale Exhibition & Awards 2023

Gold winner. First place for the 'Lorenzo il Magnifico' award for Jewellery Art & Design.

14th - 22nd October 2023


GIA - Gemological Institute of America 2019

Awarded an international gemmology scholarship.

UK Jewellery Awards 2008

Finalist for Jewellery 'Designer of the Year'.

UK Goldsmiths Company 2007

Goldsmiths Fair September 2007

Runner up for the best new merchandise.

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Gold Award - Technological Innovation 2007

Submissions should demonstrate fresh ground breaking ideas & processes.

Fine Jewellery Award - Commended 2007
Judges were looking for strong design & innovative use of precious metals.

Prototype Production Jewellery - Commended 2007

Criteria was to produce finished jewellery which utilises to the best effect one or many of the mass production techniques in the industry.

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Artist Designer

Artist Designer


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As an artist designer, Stacey takes her inspiration from a broad range of natural forms and architecture and is especially interested in organic shapes, structures and textures at the microscopic scale. She grew up surrounded by pottery and textiles, and studied textile design and visual communication when she left school. Stacey combines all of these diverse inspirations including her love of fine art and design, to create original pieces of miniature wearable art. Each piece of jewellery is created to the highest level of artisanship using finest quality materials.

Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Stacey studied Art and Craft Design at Whitireia, in Porirua, then went on her overseas experience basing herself in London between the years 2001-2010. During this time in the United Kingdom she experienced the first chapter of her very successful and exciting jewellery career. Entering her second chapter in 2020 she is continuing on with the same passion and dedication from where she left off. Today you can now find her creating exqusite treasures from her bright and colourful jewellery boutique in the heart of the Upper Moutere Village in Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand.

Ethical Integrity


Believing in ethical integrity, Stacey proudly supports fair trade and conflict-free initiatives. She offers her clients responsibly mined New Zealand gold and transparently sourced gemstones from around the globe. Her business practices are grounded in honesty, demonstrating strong moral and ethical principles and values. Stacey passionately invites commissions that embrace this ethos. She firmly believes that creating a beautiful piece of jewelry together, made with a conscience, will empower us with the understanding that the choices we make today directly affect the existence and quality of another person's life and our environment.

Ethical Integrity
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