Welcome to Aotearoa Gemstones, the creation of Mirielle Maxwell and Logan de Ridder. Our passion is to create beautiful hand crafted jewellery and art from rare and unique NZ Gemstones. We work a wide variety of NZ Gemstones including Pounamu, Aotea, Petrified Wood, Rhodonite and many more.
On the following pages you will see our stock items and examples of past commissioned work. Please contact us if you would like us to work with you on the design and creation of a special piece.
Mirielle & Logan
Each stone is individually handcrafted to bring out the beauty of the stone. We try not to dictate, instead letting the stone take its form. Mother-nature spent millions of years creating a beautiful stone, so we prefer to merely enhance what Mother Nature has created.
Our work is polished by hand in a traditional manner. This creates a more natural finish, which enhances the beauty of the stone.
We work a wide variety of rare and unique NZ Gemstones including - Pounamu, Aotea, Rhodonite, Aroha Stone, Petrified Wood and Chrysanthemum Stone to name a few.
Our work is inspired by the nature and beauty that surrounds us in both South Westland and Northland NZ. Being close to Tangaroa (the ocean) and the forest are both immense sources of inspiration to both of us.