The Materials

Sentiment Jewellery only use the best quality materials and have refined our techniques so that you can trust that your jewellery will stand the test of time and wear.


This is where is all starts, with thoroughly selected reclaimed native New Zealand wood. Each piece of wood has a story to tell, whether it was salvaged from a demolished New Zealand Villa or was once a heroic native NZ tree in the forest that has fallen.

Sterling Silver

We only use sterling silver bails and chains. Sterling silver is far more superior and long-lasting, as opposed to silver-plated chains. Sterling silver naturally tarnishes (oxidises) but it is easily removed with polishing cloth.


Starting with ultra-clear epoxy resin, we then add coloured tints. The finished piece of jewellery is 100% safe to wear and UV resistant.



New Zealand Wood


Famously known for it’s honey, Mānuka has been cultivated for many uses. From traditional Māori carved tool handles through to medicinal treatments, wild Mānuka trees are synonymous with NZ shrubland.


Historically used in the 100-year-old New Zealand villa, Mataī is a hardy native timber and is similar in appearance to Rimu once polished. The mature tree stands at 40m high with a 2m trunk making it a valued tree by Māori for large-scale carvings such as waka huia.


A New Zealand hardwood with a natural yellow resin, Pūriri was used by Māori to dye flax fibre and the leaves infused for medicinal remedies. In recent history the Pūriri timber was used in NZ housing foundations due to its strength.  


Well known for its stunning crimson bloom in summer months, Pōhutukawa also hold a strong place in Māori mythology and culture. Pōhutukawa are unfortunately under threat due to possums and wildfire.


Appreciated for its rarity, appearance and age, Kauri is the largest and most famous tree in New Zealand. Kauri timber was historically used by Maori for carving. Kauri live for over 2,000 years, with Tāne Mahuta (the King of the forest) being the oldest standing.


Rimu is found within the canopy of native forests and is well known for its rich red-brown tones. To protect Rimu, it is now forbidden to cut down the native tree, making the timber rare and highly valued these days.