Sterling silver & gold cufflinks

Sterling silver cufflinks lined with 22 carat gold

Designed and made by Dorthe Christensen

Jeweller Dorthe Kristensen came to New Zealand in 1999 and now lives in Aro Valley, Wellington.

Born in Denmark in 1972 Dorthe was influenced by her father, a blacksmith. At 17 she left Denmark to study jewellery and design at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, England.

Then following a three year apprenticeship in Copenhagen, Denmark she graduated as a goldsmith in 1998.

Now settled in New Zealand, Dorthe has developed her own unique contemporary style of jewellery.

“My jewellery relates first of all to the organic forms of nature. I combine my passion for the art and craftsmanship of goldsmithing with colour, stones, and unusual shapes.

My Nordic minimalism - detail quietly enhancing the beauty of the materials - joins with the strong colours of the South Pacific”.