Patina is the jewellery range created by Christine Snoeijer. Her love for raw materials such as pure silver and gold comes from working with their weight, purity, malleability, the way they yield to your touch and their enduring longevity.
Christine has always strived to achieve the balance and beauty reflected in life and the strength we all have within us in the pieces she creates. Her trademark is her artistic skill in combining the rough and solid substance of pure gold’s and silvers and crafting them into timeless and striking hand crafted jewellery designs that capture a moment and tell your story.
Christine believes that jewellery has no boundaries, it should be real and raw with a purity that is timeless and it should be an expression of our own self and self belief and that adorning yourself with jewellery should be fun and occasionally a cheeky slap in the face to the school of hard knocks. It is with this ethos to jewellery design and life in mind that Christine opened her jewellery workshop retail salon in Thorndon, a space where you can come to buy an eclectic range of local, national and international designers or where you can have a consultation to commission your own personalised pieces.