Above photos: Me at work. And at play. In the Bay of Islands.
Hello, my name is Rina Ward and I am the creator of Nostalgems jewellery.
I've enjoyed living in the big cities of Manila, Hongkong & Auckland. But in 2016 my husband, two kids and I traded the busy city life for the more laid back rural/coastal living.
So goodbye Auckland. Hello Bay of Islands. The home of 144 stunning islands. Pristine beaches. Charming historic towns.
And our skies are one of the bluest in the world!
Being closer to nature, I started adding flora and fauna to my found objects jewellery line. Flowers. Seed pods. Leaves. All foraged from bush walks. Seashells and stones beachcombed after surfing.
It's very much like going on a treasure hunt.
These organic jewels became the centre pieces of my designs..
My jewellery will resonate with those who marvel at beauty. Real. True. Natural beauty. And these little treasures personify the women who wear them.
Their values and beliefs.
Their stories and moments.
Their family and relationships.
So goes the name NOSTALGEMS. Nostalgic + Gems.
Enjoy your little wander,
Treasure A Little Piece Of Your World