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Our Story

Hello and welcome to Nostalgems!

What began over a decade ago as a personal collection of found objects and vintage trinkets has grown into a treasure trove of creative jewellery made with vintage, timeworn and sentimental little treasures.

Hence the name Nostalgems (Nostalgic + gems).

And since moving from the big city of Auckland to the rural Northland town of Kerikeri in 2015, I started collecting little remnants of found nature and nestled them into my designs. Most of them collected from my fossicking missions around the local beaches, walking tracks, gardens...  and even the humble footpaths.

Here I am working with lots of sunlight and my assembly of found nature and objects.

A group of creative ladies during one of my Jewellery Crafting Workshops at the Honey House Cafe.

Hope to see you soon at my rustic and vintage-inspired stall at The Old Packhouse Market in Kerikeri.

I also enjoy sharing what I do at my regular jewellery making meet ups and workshops. Send me an email if you would like me to host a workshop in you area.

You can also find me at my market stall at our local "The Old Packhouse Market" every Saturday.  Please drop by and say hello!

In the meantime, enjoy your little wander around my online store.

Rina Ward
Kerikeri, Northland
New Zealand