stacey whale

ABOUT

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 a year 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.

 

award winning

JEWELLERY

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.

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jewellery awards

ACCOLAIDES

 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

INSPIRATION

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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 was bought up around pottery and textiles and briefly studied textile design after leaving school. Stacey combines all of these diverse inspirations including her love of fine art and craft movements, to create original pieces of miniature wearable art. Each piece of jewellery is created to the highest level of artisanship, using the 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. Now entering her second chapter (2020), she is continuing on from where she left off in her very own jewellery studio and retail shop in the heart of the Upper Moutere Village in Tasman, Nelson, New Zealand.

ethical integrity

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Believing in ethical integrity we proudly support fair trade and conflict free initiatives and offer our clients responsibly mined New Zealand gold, and transparently sourced gemstones from around the globe. Our business practice is one of being honest and that shows strong moral and ethical principles and values. We avidly invite commissions that embrace this ethos; we believe that creating a beautiful piece of jewellery together, made with a conscience, will empower us with the understanding that a choice made today directly effects the existence and quality of another person’s life and our environment.

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