We make jewellery.
The Jewellery Box is the collaboration between two practising jewellers based in the Wairarapa, New Zealand; Liz Cheetham and Goldsmith Francis Kirkham. Together we create contemporary jewellery with a focus on simplicity, wearability, and design. Our work is crafted by hand, in Sterling silver, Gold & precious gems sourced from all around the world.
Following on from the highly successful physical pop-up store during the summer of 2016-17 in Greytown, Liz and Francis continue to collaborate and provide an opportunity for budding jewellery makers to market their pieces, alongside their own work. The Jewellery Box is stocked throughout New Zealand art and design stores, regularly holds bustling market stalls at markets throughout the Lower North Island, and exhibits work at National Galleries.
Liz's enjoyment of jewellery making began through studying with Francis Kirkham. A simple hobby turned into the pursuit to learn new skills and perfect her techniques. She uses simple lines in her designs to create pieces which she hopes the wearer enjoys wearing as much as she enjoys making.
Francis is a contemporary Goldsmith who has significant experience working with gold, silver and precious gemstones. Inspired by the natural environment surrounding him, Francis creates timeless pieces that balance style and function. Francis typically works in stirling silver, but converts his designs to gold by request, as well as undertaking commissions and engagement rings / wedding bands.