Welcome to my website - my name is Mieke van Dam and I am a contemporary artist-jeweler based in Nelson, in the South Island of New Zealand. I design and handcraft each individual ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet and earring that you see here, using precious metals together with elements such as coloured gemstones, pearls and paua (New Zealand abalone). My work is available nationally, through three different galleries throughout New Zealand, and internationally, via my exclusive outlet in Avarua in Rarotonga. However, most of my work is now done by direct commission, with customers requesting either work based around my existing designs, or completely novel pieces - I take customers through every step of the step of the way, from initial design to choosing gems.  I am also happy to re-work old pieces of jewellery and transform them into stunning new jewels. I make fewer than 200 pieces a year (and sometimes the waiting times on my commissions can seem prodigious!) but every piece is unique and a miniature work of art. My husband Andy has been an important part of the business for a number of years now, and he uses his considerable expertise to source many of the gorgeous gems we use - he is also responsible for our social media output.

Please take your time to view a selection of my jewellery from the pages listed in the side bar, and visit my Facebook and Instagram pages (links below), to see yet more examples of my work - we post a few new pieces every week.


Commissions are welcome

Mieke van Dam Contemporary Jewellery, Nelson New Zealand

All images and content © Mieke van Dam 2010

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