Aspiring Jewellers

Jewellery for the discerning buyer

Back story

Aspiring Jewellers is located in the beautiful town of Wanaka, situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. Pam & Bruce Mayo, both of whom have over 40 years’ experience in the jewellery industry, opened their store in 2005 after selling their jewellery manufacturing business in Auckland and moving to the South Island.

Bruce and Pam are well known and highly regarded for the unique and stunning pieces of jewellery both hand-made and sourced from around the world.

Handmade jewellery design experience

Aspiring Jewellers is popular for its custom design and custom remodelling work. Customers may commission a handmade piece of jewellery and receive design ideas, information on suitability and advice on choice of gemstones.

When restoring and remodelling jewellery, Bruce, the on-site experienced jeweller listens to customers’ ideas and needs and then creates a beautiful piece of jewellery to be enjoyed for generations to come.

Unique: The Wanaka Tree Collection

It is believed that the lone tree of Wanaka, which is growing in the corner of Roy’s Bay Lake Wanaka, actually started life as a fence post. Many years ago a local farmer built a fence out into the lake to keep his stock from roaming into the village.

The fence has since gone but the tree remains with its unique shape and stunning backdrop. The Lone Tree is one New Zealand’s, if not the world’s most photographed trees.

Bruce Mayo, has designed a range of stunning jewellery around this unique and iconic landmark.

A tourist destination

Tourists from all over the world have been impressed at being able to purchase one-off specialized pieces that have eluded them elsewhere. Tax free purchases are also available to overseas buyers and travellers and can be shipped anywhere in the world.

Customers comment that the Aspiring Jewellers store and stock are unlike any other in New Zealand, and are proof that this certainly is a store that caters for the discerning buyer.

Aspiring Jewellers also support the local golf club and donate to many community groups.

Other Services

Aspiring Jewellers offer the following services:
• Jewellery repairs
• Pearl and bead rethreading
• Insurance replacement
• Valuations
• Laser welding
• Clock/Watch repairs – batteries, pressure tests, full watch repairs and restoration
• Engraving – hand engraving and laser technology for jewellery, trophies, cups and glasses etc.


Explore Aspiring Jewellers at your leisure.

For more info on custom design jewellery, click here.

101 Ardmore Street Wanaka
Wanaka 9305 Otago NZ
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Mon - Fri: 0930 - 1730 Sat: 1000 - 1600 Sun: Mid November - March: 1000 -1600

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