WELCOME TO NOSTALGEM

Nostalgem (no-stál-jem) inspires women to wear and share their stories with our handmade jewellery.

We use humble natural elements like New Zealand seashells, fishbones, beach sand, leaves, petals and pods in our designs. These are the precious gems of our unpretentious jewellery line.

Each foraged treasure is one-of-a-kind and carries its own tale. We hope the wearer will find their own attributes and life stories woven in these organic pieces.


Rina Ward
Jewellery Artist | Beachcomber | Nature Forager

PAUA SHELL COLLECTION

Freshwater paua shells that have not reached adulthood have been sustainably and ethically transformed into some of our bestselling jewellery pieces.

WABI-SABI BAROQUE PEARL COLLECTION

Our baroque pearls (like the Mother & Child Necklace pictured) are a lovely way to express your one-of-a-kind and perfectly imperfect life.

KINA SHELL COLLECTION

Broken fragments of Kina (Sea Urchin) shells found in most beaches in New Zealand. Each piece unique and one-of-a-kind.

FLORAGEM COLLECTION

Inspired by the beauty of rough cut gemstones and flowers from my hometown, the Bay of Islands, we’ve created our very own – floragems. Infused with floral elements that have been picked, dried and crushed.

FISH BACKBONE COLLECTION

Vertebrae bones from snapper fish caught in the Bay of Islands, fishing mecca of New Zealand.

PIPI SHELL (COASTAL GEM COLLECTION)

Tiny pipi shells, iconic New Zealand native shells to remember your favourite kiwi summer holiday.

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