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New Blog at http://www.nzjewellerydesign.com/news-blog

Exciting things have been happening behind the scenes at Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery…. a brand new website which is AWESOME!


View unique New Zealand designer jewellery and learn more about how precious metals and gorgeous gemstones are coaxed by hand into amazing pieces of wearable art. Deanna Gracie provides an individual service, with an emphasis on quality, working with you to help choose or create a piece of jewellery that is just right for you. Come back regularly to explore the gallery and discover a world where jewellery and art fuse.

Which means I have decided to keep my website and blog all in one place  at http://www.nzjewellerydesign.com/news-blog  so I will no longer be updating this wordpress blog. So now in one place you will be able to find all my latest designs of nature inspired contemporary jewellery at  http://www.nzjewellerydesign.com

If you sign up to my newsletter on the homepage – you will be able to stay updated with invitations to exhibition openings, new work and sneak peeks behind the scenes in the studio at Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery.

I’ll look forward to your visit!

Aroha Deanna Gracie XX




ArtOpportunity George Hotel 27th – 29th May

Things are starting to happen again

Waiting For Migration Pendant © Deanna Gracie

I will have three pieces of jewellery from my “Drifting” series in ArtOpportunity – a multi media exhibition by Christchurch artists at the George Hotel, Park Terrace, Christchurch this weekend. The exhibition runs from 2pm – 8pm Friday 27th May with the official grand opening at 5pm and then runs until Sunday 29th May. I will be there on Saturday 28th May from 1pm – 4pm and would love to see you! It’s wonderful to have art back in the city again even if it is only for a short time – Art feeds the soul : – )

Image as pictured – “Waiting For Migration Pendant”- Stg silver, titanium, gold

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie

Jewellery Show at Skycity July 2010……

Deanna Gracie Contemporary jewellery display Skycity

Thanks to everyone that came to the jewellery show at Skycity! I met some fabulous people and had an awesome time : – ) Some of the comments I received blew me away…..all in all it was a great success! Here’s an image of my display for those that couldn’t make it : – ) I still have few pieces left – check out my website.

Deanna Gracie Contemporary jewellery

Thanks for visiting!

Deanna Gracie :- )

Editorial in Metropol Magazine November 2009

An editorial in the latest issue of Metropol – thanks Metropol : – )

It’s a great magazine and you can now read it online http://www.metropol.co.nz

Thanks for visiting! – Deanna Gracie

Jewellery with Heart on display in Christchurch during September….


Evocative, heartfelt designs from Deanna Gracie’s “Pathways to Aroha” series are on display in the ‘Heart’ exhibition at ConneXion Gallery during the month of September. Overlapping pathways have been imprinted onto a solid, sterling silver organic heart shape in Deanna Gracie’s featured pendant. These pathways lead to a sparkling labradorite gemstone. A delicate golden koru nestles alongside a finely pierced fern form. These pieces depict, in an abstract way, how living in the moment and embracing small, special wonders found in the natural world can lead to a heart filled with aroha and joy. Deanna believes, if we enrich our own souls we are then able to enrich another person’s life.

It’s a cold frosty morning. I like the sound my boots make as I crunch through the ice. The mountains loom huge and white in the far distance, standing like a spectre against the bright blue of the sky. The sea makes a soft whish, whish, whish as it laps against the shore. The kingfisher sits still and silent in his cloak of many colours. My heart sings with Aroha….Deanna Gracie

Deanna Gracie is an artisan jeweller living and working in Southshore, Christchurch. Passionate about keeping an age-old tradition alive, her unique, hand crafted contemporary jewellery is inspired by nature and crafted by hand using time-honoured techniques.

The ‘Heart’ exhibition can be viewed at ConneXion Gallery, upstairs in Shop 27, daily from 10am – 5pm at the Arts Centre of Christchurch. Open 7 days. We hope to see you there.

Thanks for visiting – Deanna : – )

To view and purchase my designs visit my website at http://www.deanna.co.nz

Featured Design #7


I have always wondered what it’s like to soar above the earth as birds do and just disappear into the blue. I did a whole series around this theme entitled ‘Into the Blue Nowhere’. I feel this to be an analogy of life – who knows where this wonderful journey called life will take us and what is around the corner – exciting times – challenges? This pendant design is one of the pieces from ‘Into the Blue Nowhere’ and is made from Sterling silver, nickle, titanium and rivetted with 9ct gold rivets. It is a large textured piece at 85mm x 30mm and hangs horizontally across the body on a 45cm stg silver omega chain (not pictured). This hand made pendant is available for sale for NZ$375+P&P

Thanks for visiting : – )

Deanna X

Wedding Bands for a Lovely Couple….

Kirsty and Jason kindly sent me this photograph of the wedding bands I made for them recently. It’s wonderful to have this image of them wearing their rings on their special day! Thanks Kirsty and Jason : – )