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 Stirling Silver jewellery with a focus on simplicity, wearability, and design.
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.
Along with Francis, she opened the highly successful business, The Jewellery Box, Greytown, www.thejewellerybox.co.nz, a pop-up shop during the summer of 2016-17. The Jewellery Box has continued to provide an opportunity for budding jewellery makers to market their pieces, alongside the work of Francis and Liz.
Francis Kirkham is a contemporary Goldsmith who has significant experience working with gold, silver and precious gemstones. Inspired by the natural environment surrounding him, Francis' work balances style and function. He 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.