Our Story

Sarah Hutchings

At Orsini, we believe in creating distinctive and personalised pieces that stand the test of time and are able to be passed down to be enjoyed by generations to come. ‘Orsini’ is an Italian name, steeped in tradition and history, embodying family, quality, style and lasting beauty, all features that are seamlessly incorporated in the design of each piece of jewellery.

The name is also appropriate as Orsini showcases a collection of fine jewellery that director Sarah Hutchings lovingly hand sources from Italy.

"Fine jewellery is not merely about accessorising. It’s about quality pieces that reflect your unique sense of style that will be cherished from generation to generation." – Sarah Hutchings

Sarah opened the doors to Orsini Fine Jewellery in 2008, sharing her passion for handcrafted Italian jewellery with the world. Her affection for fine Italian Jewellery came about when living in Europe where her father-in-law, former jeweller Peter Hutchings, introduced her to the Vicenza Jewellery Fair in Northern Italy. Here, Sarah was inspired by the exquisite designs and intricate craftsmanship of European jewellers and knew she wanted to share her love of quality, hand-crafted European designed jewellery with New Zealand.

With her passion activated by the Italian flair for fine, hand-crafted jewellery, Sarah launched Orsini, alongside a custom jewellery workshop where engagement rings are beautifully designed and created. She became a highly skilled and passionate designer with certification in diamond grading and GIA training in Gemmology, and nurtured a specialty for creating stunning, custom designed engagement rings that represent the unique personality and distinctive style of her clients.

Ten years on, Orsini is home to a stunning and ever-changing collection of fine Italian pieces. Along with Sarah’s expertise, we draw on the expertise of master jewellers here in NZ to create incredible custom engagement rings and other custom pieces.

“People often come into Orsini when they haven’t been able to find what they want in your average store. They may have a stone or cut in mind but until they come to Orsini they can’t turn their vision into a reality.” – Sarah Hutchings

Whether we’re helping you choose a wearable, timeless necklace from among our hand-picked collection or supporting you in designing a unique ring for yourself or someone you love, we’ll make your special purchase more than just a purchase – we’ll make it an experience to cherish.