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Pam The Jeweller

A traveller all her life so far, Pamela Nelson took an interest in jewellery in South America, watching artisanas work with silver and beads.

She arrived back in New Zealand in 1995 with the ambition to be a jeweller and approached Michael Ayling at Craft Habitat, Nelson. For the next year, he taught her the art and techniques of silversmithing.

Now living in Golden Bay, Pam has a boutique gallery "Kuketa Designs" in the main street, where you can watch her hand crafting jewellery to suit you.

Pam specialises in semi-precious stones, so, you may choose a stone - and design the piece yourself, if you like.

"Most of my jewellery is silver with gold settings and decoration. I make rings, earrings, brooches and pendants and generally keep them simple to emphasise the beauty of the stone.

I travel to Australia for my boulder opals and to India for many other semi-precious and unsual stones, which come from all around the world. I also sell semi-precious stones to other jewellers or fellow magpies for their private collection."

Pamela Nelson

WORKS FOR SALE and COMMISSIONS
Below are photos of my past and present creations, most of which are sold. Due to the variation of stones, each piece is a one-off. If there is a piece you like the look of, contact me and I will see what I can do to re-create a similar piece for you. Phone 021 292 3792   or email   kuketa1@yahoo.com

labradorite engagement rings labradorite engagement rings
diamond and sapphire wedding rings diamond and sapphire wedding rings
red coral split ring with gold plait red coral split ring with gold plait
beach pebble with gold trim on spiral band beach pebble with gold trim on spiral band
sunstone swirl ring sunstone swirl ring
paua pearl ring paua pearl ring
paua pearl pendant paua pearl pendant
scenic agate pendant 1 scenic agate pendant 1
tecktite pendant tecktite pendant
scenic agate ring 1 scenic agate ring 1
fosilized ammonite pendant with swirls fosilized ammonite pendant with swirls
amber ring amber ring
mex boulder opal set in gold 1 mex boulder opal set in gold 1
red coral and lapis lazuli split ring red coral and lapis lazuli split ring
scenic agate ring 2 scenic agate ring 2
mex boulder opal ring set in gold 2 mex boulder opal ring set in gold 2
tourquoise with reticulated silver split tourquoise with reticulated silver split
star ruby with gold balls star ruby with gold balls
oz boulder opal ring 1 oz boulder opal ring 1
doublet opal split ring doublet opal split ring
faceted citrine in sil cone faceted citrine in sil cone
red coral split with gold cross red coral split with gold cross
peridot sunstone split ring peridot sunstone split ring
2 component mens chunky rings 2 component mens chunky rings
oz boulder opal pendant oz boulder opal pendant
sculptural sil flowers sculptural sil flowers
sunstone with fused gold sunstone with fused gold
scenic agate ring 3 scenic agate ring 3
oz boulder opal swirl ring oz boulder opal swirl ring
chunky sleepers chunky sleepers
tourquoise pendant on macrame tourquoise pendant on macrame
oz opal pendant with spirals oz opal pendant with spirals
opal set in gold with gold strips opal set in gold with gold strips
red coral split  gold cross 1 red coral split gold cross 1
large oz opal ring large oz opal ring
mex boulder opl set in gold mex boulder opl set in gold
beach pebble ring 1 beach pebble ring 1
carnelion earrings carnelion earrings
oz opal and pearl all in 18ct oz opal and pearl all in 18ct
poppy scenic agate poppy scenic agate
pearl gold set and gold spirals pearl gold set and gold spirals
scenic agate on macrame scenic agate on macrame
beach pebble swirl beach pebble swirl
gaspeite pendant gaspeite pendant
mex opal on retic band mex opal on retic band
oz opal ring oz opal ring
flower earrings flower earrings
gaspeite ring gaspeite ring
scenic agate ring 4 scenic agate ring 4
beach pebble ring 2 beach pebble ring 2
beach pebble 3 beach pebble 3
beach pebble ring 4 beach pebble ring 4
small opal set in gold small opal set in gold
pearl drop earrings pearl drop earrings
double spiral pendant double spiral pendant
beach pebble ring 5 beach pebble ring 5
emerald with gold arrows emerald with gold arrows
paua with pearl inlaid paua with pearl inlaid
paua pendant on macrame paua pendant on macrame
oz opal ring purple oz opal ring purple
oz opal ring 1 oz opal ring 1
lily brooches lily brooches
reticulated ring bands reticulated ring bands
emerald set on fused gold emerald set on fused gold
star ruby set in gold star ruby set in gold
lily brooch lily brooch
sil hoops necklace sil hoops necklace
flower earrings flower earrings
sil pearl rose pendant sil pearl rose pendant
bunch of flowers bunch of flowers
copper brass sil earrings copper brass sil earrings
fresh water pearl rings fresh water pearl rings