Sutcliffe is as unique in New Zealand as the beautiful jewellery that we design. Our international award winning pedigree, combined with a long local history of artisan craftsmanship, set us apart from any other jeweller in New Zealand. Our impeccably high standards and passion for our craft were set long before our award winning days in London and continue to this day. It is this internationally recognised skill set that we apply to each and every piece of jewellery we produce, ensuring that our jewellery doesn’t just stand out in New Zealand, but stands tall against any other international jewellery brand. We are a boutique store, offering the very best personal service. Our quality stones are handpicked and conflict free, and our attention to detail is second to none.
Buying jewellery is a very special event, so it’s important to us that people enjoy the whole Sutcliffe experience, from the minute they walk through the door. Our mission is to create pieces that are both simultaneously beautiful and original. Jewellery that says something special about the neck it adorns, or the hand carrying it. To achieve this, we begin by understanding what our customer desires, before looking back at our sources of inspiration and beginning the design process.
Brent Sutcliffe is a rare commodity in New Zealand. A master craftsman, internationally awarded and passionate about producing world-class jewellery, right here in New Zealand. Brent has long been schooled in the craft of goldsmithing and design. His father, Lance, established Sutcliffe Jewellery back in 1968, having been a jeweller himself since he was 14. Lance's success as a jeweller and businessman inspired Brent to do an apprenticeship upon leaving school in 1988. As an apprentice in New Zealand, Brent won many awards and was always recognised for his apprenticeship assessments.
After working in New Zealand for 12 years, Brent left for London, where he worked in Hatton Garden, the jewellery heart of London. For a passionate jeweller, it was a thrill to work alongside other famous houses such as Graff, de Beers and the London Diamond Borse. It was here that Brent came into his own, surprising the London jewellery world by taking out their top prize. This was also where Brent developed a love for antique jewellery, a speciality that added a new dimension to his designs.