Life is about romance, eternity & celebrating special moments
FAMILY HERITAGE SINCE 1959
Sarah’s love for fine Italian jewellery came about when living in Europe, where her father-in-law, Peter Hutchings – a former jeweller – introduced Sarah to the Vicenza Jewellery Fair in Northern Italy. Sarah knew that she wanted to share her passion for quality, hand-crafted European designed jewellery with New Zealand women. Inspired by the Italian flair for fine, hand-crafted jewellery, Sarah opened the doors to her Orsini Fine Jewellery store in 2008 and become the exclusive New Zealand stockist of the playful solid silver and 18k gold Italian jewellery brand Pianegonda. The second internationally acclaimed range introduced to the Orsini collection was the über-glamorous Damiani, which features intricate and multiple diamond work. The Damiani brand history dates all the way back to 1924, when master goldsmith Enrico Grassi Damiani started his company. Damiani remains a family business today and a visit to the palatial Milan headquarters of this heritage brand cemented Sarah’s respect for artisan traditions and elegant design.
Sarah is also proud to be the exclusive suppliers of Marco Bicego as part of the Orsini collection. Utilising 18k gold, white and pink gold and a trademark hand-woven coil design, designer Marco is inspired by exotic destinations and the ‘perfection of imperfection’; each piece is highly prized for its unique features.
The addition of the internationally acclaimed Pomellato brand fulfills Sarah’s vision for the store. Founded in 1967, Pomellato specialises in ‘prêt-à-porter jewellery, offering eye catching, yet wearable designs featuring precious diamonds, sapphires, rubies and gemstones. Sarah also stocks the fun and playful DoDo Gold collection of solid gold animal pendants, each representing a different message from the giver to the receiver.
The latest collection Sarah has launched in NZ is Hulchi Belluni jewellery. Choosing the perfect piece of jewellery is all about striking a delicately poised balance: between self-expression and simple adornment, high-octane glamor and relaxed elegance. Hulchi Belluni Jewellery achieves a rare harmony. Designed by Belgian Martine Hul and handmade in Italy, Hulchi Belluni blends European classicism with modern innovation. The craftsmanship is exquisite, the eye for detail exceptional. “Every piece is created following Feng Shui philosophy,” says Martine. “Our jewels bring balance to your life and make you radiate with positive energy.”
Since opening her boutique in Parnell in 2007, Sarah has continued to develop her knowledge of jewellery, diamonds and gemstones. Sarah has gained GIA training on gemmology as well as diamond grading certification requirements. Sarah has always been very artistic and creative and loves being able to design her own engagement ring collection
'I have always been able to visualize what looks right, not all jewellery suits a persons style, a persons hand, their lifestyle...it is important to be able to have the practical skills as well and the expertise and knowledge, the sense of style, the latest trends to attain the perfect piece of jewellery or engagement ring'.
Diamond, Colored Gemstone Graduate & Accredited Jewellery Professional, GIA
Practical Diamond Grader, GAA