New Zealand jewellery designer Chris Snoeijer founded Patina Jewellery 18 years ago. Chris's passion for creating and designing jewellery began when she took jewellery making classes when her three daughters were young, and became immediately hooked.

Chris specialises in manufacturing pure silver and gold jewellery and is constantly developing exciting new pieces and designs. 

Her love for the weight, malleability and purity of gold and silver is reflected in the organic look and feel of the finished pieces.

All Patina pieces are locally and lovingly made in her Wellington studio, in the heart of the vibrant Newtown suburb. Patina in Newtown is a studio and store that showcases the beauty of locally made jewellery. 

Wellington jewellery designer Christine Nightingale