Sophie Divett Jewellery creates ethically and sustainably handmade jewellery in Christchurch, New Zealand - including engagement rings, ceremonial bands, necklaces and earrings - which are inspired by the landscapes and plants of Aotearoa.
Sophie launched Sophie Divett Jewellery in 2012 - starting from humble beginnings with a small bench setup in her bedroom. She then moved to two other locations as the business has continued to grow, before settling into our current Sydenham workshop and gallery in 2023.
Now comprising of a small team of four creative wahine, we produce everything inhouse and are passionate about what we do: from creating jewellery that is as ethical as it is beautiful, through to providing an inclusive and welcoming retail space in which to welcome our customers. After all, we know how intimidating shopping for an engagement or wedding ring can be, so we want to take the pressure off and make the experience as relaxed and comfortable as possible!
SDJ creations are inspired by ancient artefacts, classical Greek mythology, and Aotearoa’s dramatic landscapes, terrains, mountains ranges, night skies, flora, and fauna. Our signature collections feature castings from real leaves, seed pods and other plants, immortalising every detail and texture in precious metals.
The ethics and environmental impact of our jewellery is of utmost importance. We use recycled metals wherever possible, and all our gemstones are ethically sourced, handpicked from our trusted suppliers. You can learn more about our ethics and sustainability values here.
Wedding and ceremonial bands are a large part of what we do. We craft every ring to order in your desired specifications. Choosing from our collection of SDJ organic ring designs and textures, you can then customise your band width, metal, carat, and size, which we will then bring to life. We don’t believe that any two people, or union, is alike and we don’t think wedding rings should be cookie-cutter either!
We specialise in creating custom rings, either through our ‘build-your-own' ring service, where you can assemble their own ring from our collection of setting styles and gemstones. Or if you are after a completely new style of ring, Sophie will consult with you to design something with you. You can browse Sophie’s portfolio of custom pieces here to get a feel for her style and see examples of past custom pieces.
We offer a 1-1 consultation service for anyone interested in talking about a custom piece, these can be held in person, or virtually. Consultations can be booked here.
Our physical store and workshop is located at 462 Colombo Street, Sydenham, Christchurch. No appointment is necessary to come and see us - call past anytime, see the space for yourself, and browse our creations.
If you’re not in Christchurch, our entire collection available to view and purchase online. We offer free shipping within New Zealand, as well as ship internationally.
Have a question, order enquiry, or would like to know more about how we can work together? Please drop us a line.
By purchasing from Sophie Divett Jewellery, you are supporting an independent, female-owned, New Zealand business. Thank you!
Diploma in Jewellery Design - Whitireia New Zealand
Bachelor of Fine Art - Whitecliffe College of Art and Design