STORIES SET IN STONES
Welcome to the Cathy Pope Jewellery online shop. Cathy’s passion for beauty and an exceptional eye for design is the killer combo behind her limited-edition designer jewellery.
Hand-crafted to perfection, this New Zealand designer’s statement gemstone jewellery embodies creativity, individuality and spirit. Cathy's designs are about bold, simple and timeless style and she is rarely inspired or driven by trends. Motivated to create treasured heirlooms for the future that empower women to feel fabulous Cathy says “I love celebrating the imperfections of semi-precious gemstones and enjoy sourcing and designing with less convention. I’m a fan of patterns and texture and I’m always striving to create a new experience for my customers by designing unique pieces they haven’t seen or tried before. ”
“Each and every collection I design comes from an authentic place. It’s either influenced by an experience I have had, a moment or memory in my life, or a feeling that I might have felt. Before Cathy Pope Jewellery I wore mostly heirloom pieces that I’d inherited as I’ve never enjoyed wearing mass produced jewellery. I was given some chunky crystal beads and decided to pop one on a simple big chain and quickly realised I’d created the perfect necklace for myself. Soon my friends were ordering them and shortly after a shop assistant asked to stock them, the media loved them and that’s how it all began.”
Classically inspired with a modern simplicity, each piece features striking gemstones, from balancing amethyst to energizing carnelian. Hailing from exotic locations like Pakistan, Brazil and Africa, each gemstone has its own story to tell. Cathy’s eponymous brand is ideal for the woman who cares if her jewellery is made ethically and isn’t interested in following the crowd and wearing mass produced labels.
With successful design careers working in costume design for TV, film and theatre to designing and making bespoke wedding dresses, Cathy Pope has established a reputation in the New Zealand fashion scene for producing distinctive, timeless gemstone jewellery with stand-out style. When she’s not designing and creating her sought-after gemstone jewellery, Cathy is travelling to India to work with the artisans and gemstone cutters who help bring her designs to life.
Enjoy your online shopping experience. Feel free to visit Cathy's Auckland studio or a stockist to try the jewellery on. It’s always best to call ahead to check they have the stock you are interested in. Please feel free to email Cathy for any enquiries.
View the Story of Cathy Pope Jewellery: