Established 2009 in Nelson NZ, we are a small but mighty team at Louise Douglas Jewellery. We are dedicated to crafting precious objects that celebrate love, nature and connection — jewellery that you'll live in and love always. Proudly New Zealand made, we strive to build lasting relationships with suppliers, peers and you. We value and respect our community as the foundation of our future sustainability.
Great design is important to us. With an organic aesthetic borne from nature's surroundings, our creations express memories of childhoods spent exploring the native forest and rugged seaside. Reflecting the natural beauty of New Zealand, our keepsake pieces make perfect gifts or travel mementos.
Our creative team first sketch designs on paper then carve each intricate design in wax, using age-old techniques. Items are then cast in silver, gold or bronze using the lost wax casting technique. This hands-on approach and small-scale production retains the integrity of our sculpture-like creations. We take pride in the high quality and hand finishing of all our pieces.
Every individual item of our jewellery is hand-finished in our workshop in the heart of sunny Nelson, New Zealand. Our jewellery is ethically made by people who truly love what they do. When you invest in our jewellery you get personal friendly service, while reducing your carbon footprint and supporting our national economy. That's a great choice to make!
Meet our team
LouiseFounder and designer
Louise started making jewellery at the age of 18, selling to design stores New Zealand. She then went on to design collections in the United States for private label and runway at large fashion jewellery houses in New York City. Her work has been sold to high-end department stores and exclusive boutiques throughout Japan, the US and NZ.
SarahProduction manager and designer
A dynamic member of our team, Sarah graduated with the highest degree award from Harrow Ceramics at the University of Westminster in the UK in 2009, before immigrating to New Zealand in 2010. She applies top organisational skills, an excellent design style, and true creativity to her job.
A highly skilled and creative addition to our crew, Den graduated from Nelson's NMIT with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Jewellery. With a passion for the whimsical, she also creates her own original jewellery collection inspired by the use of everyday language.
Liz is a very experienced and artistic jeweller. She graduated from Manukau Polytechnic in 1993. An immensely creative person, Liz has worked as a piano restorer, sculptor, musician, and tax administrator. Liz is fun and positive presence in our studio and boutique.
RachelShop manager and mum
Rachel is an essential part of our LDJ family. Drawing from her extensive knowledge running successful retail businesses, she brings her wonderful merchandising skills and warm sales style to our friendly boutique.
Tegan is a fun and bubbly member of our staff who has worked with us since the age of 14. She grew up working in hospitality for her parents and now enjoys assisting our customers on our busy Saturdays and in the holiday seasons.