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Grant Muir        

Onekaka, Golden Bay

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Grant Muir - a manufacturing jeweller with more than thirty years experience at the bench, creates handmade contemporary and antique jewellery.

He specialises in one-off Wedding and Engagement Rings, featuring Diamonds and other precious stones.



Engagement /
Wedding Rings
11grams of Alluvial Gold from the Shamrock River in Greymouth, South Island, with an Antique Diamond of unknown origin and Blued Stainless Steel forged by the groom (Will Blackett).


Koru Crossover Amethyst Ring
18ct Yellow Gold and Amethyst Ring featuring Koru Design Shoulders

This was a one-off commission.


Edwardian Style London Bridge Ring
18ct yellow gold with Oval Sapphire and two .50ct Oval Diamonds


His and Hers Wedding Rings
18ct Yellow Gold, Marsden Jade, natural Gold Nugget (His) and .25ct Diamond (Hers).


His and Hers Wedding Rings
(His) Sterling Silver,18ct Golden Bay Gold, Pounamu in balanced asymmetrical design.

His and Hers Wedding Rings
(Hers) Sterling Silver,18ct Golden Bay Gold, Pounamu in balanced asymmetrical design.


Remake of Customer's Old Engagement Ring
using Sapphire and Diamonds with embellished Koru shoulders. 18ct Gold and Palladium.


Green Garnet, 18ct Gold & Palladium
With Kanuka flower highlights.


Pounamu, Diamond, 9ct Gold & Platinum Engagement Ring
Lives in Cornwall, UK.


Sterling Silver Pendant with a Golden Bay Natural Gold Nugget
featuring an oxidised black background for contrast with silver chain.


9ct Rose Gold & Platinum Diamond Ring
using a .41 Natural Fancy Colour Diamond with Kanuka flower shoulders in a Gypsy style ring.


18ct Golden Bay Gold & Platinum Diamond Ring
Featuring a .90 Fancy Colour Diamond with Koru design shoulders.


18ct Gold Double Twist Centre with Round Wire Rims.
This gold came from the Shotover River in Queenstown.


Sterling Silver & 9ct Gold Ring
using NZ Pounamy with 1pt Diamonds in the Koru design shoulders.


Sterling Silver & 9ct Gold Engagement & Wedding Ring Set
Made for my niece in Hawaii using the iconic Hawaiian flower image and incorporating her own Marquis Diamond.


Green Garnet & Palladium, 18ct Gold Kanuka Flower Ring
Using the customer's old metal.
Lives in Australia.


Manuka Flower & Natural Yellow Diamond Ring
Set in 18ct Yellow Gold on a Palladium band.


Rhodalite Garnet 14ct Yellow Gold Ring


Two Gypsy-style Rings

Above Left:
Handmade 18ct Gold, Rhodalite Garnet and Diamond Ring.

Above Right:
Handmade 18ct Gold, Platinum and .45ct Diamond Ring.


Gold & Silver Wedding Rings

Commissioned to client's design. Golden Bay Alluvial Gold alloyed to approx. 20ct on a Stg Silver forged one piece band.


Gold & Silver Wedding Rings
Commissioned to client's design. 18ct Gold on a Stg Silver forged one piece band. Talismans featured include the Ocean, the Tree of Life, the Gryphon, and the Eternal Star.


Pasifika Theme Ring
9ct Rose Gold and 18ct Yellow on a Stg Silver band.


1.3ct Diamond, Platinum and 18ct Yellow Gold Ring
One-off design


Cognac Diamond in Lotus Flower Design
Engagement & Wedding Ring in 18ct Alluvial Rose Gold and Platinum with .41ct diamond. Weight 12gm.



Pendant & Earring Set
NZ Pounamu, 18ct Golden Bay Gold. All handmade including the butterflies. Now living in Santa Cruz, California.


Paua & Silver Earrings
$80 pair


Jade Pebble Earrings

Jade & Silver Earrings
$150 pair



Beach Pebble Earrings

Pebble & Silver Earrings
Beach Pebbles found at Ruby Bay. $80 pair


Beach Pebble Earrings

Pebble & Silver Earrings
Made with pebbles found on Onekaka Beach.
$80 pair




15ct Gold Chain
Using the client's old gold.
3mm square sections, 450mm length. Total weight 60grams.


Black Diamond Necklace
Weighing 20ct with a 1ct E/SI2 Diamond all set in Platinum, including a handmade catch (for my best customer).


NZ Paua Pearl Pendant & Earring Set
9ct Yellow Gold,
all handmade chain.


Jewellery Display
Clockwise from Top Centre:

Pounamu (Jade) Necklace featuring 55 grams of 18ct yellow gold. This is the second such necklace - the first having sold for NZ $6000.

Estate Jewellery for sale on behalf of client.

Coconut Shell Earrings.

Beach Pebble Earrings.

Natural Gold Nugget Studs.


The Golden Bay Talisman
Natural Gold Nugget, Mussel Pearl and Stg Silver. Features iconic images of Golden Bay.



The Dancing Fairy
Mother of Pearl, 9ct Gold and Stg Silver necklace.

Features an image of a dancing fairy in an ocean-going bathtub. $675



Emerald and Gold Bangle
9ct Yellow and Red with 18ct bezel surrounding 7mm Emerald. $1250


Jewellery Restoration

Single Stone Filigree Ring

18ct Yellow Gold, Platinum and 70pt Antique Cut Diamond

The Original Claw Set Mount
Worn thin by a neighbouring ring and missing four stones.

Disassembling the Old Mount
This view shows the original construction of the ring and the remaining centre stone.

The new Reinforced Mount
The bottom rail has been rebuilt to strengthen the ring.

Right and below:
The finished Restored Ring with Rubover Styile Setting and new shoulder design.



Sharing Knowledge
From time to time Grant teaches the skills of his trade to jewellers from experienced to novice level.


Grant Muir's studio gallery is at Onekaka Arts in Golden Bay at the top of New Zealand's South Island.

Contact Grant Muir,
Manufacturing Jeweller,

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Telephone: NZ 03 525 6244


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