HerbertandWilks Jewellery



Contemporary Jewellery Designer and Maker

I’m a designer and maker who specialises in contemporary Jewellery designs.

My work draws on my love of simple geometric and organic forms with my jewellery designs taking on a more sculptural nature. Conceptually my designs draw on the past and amplify the beauty and freedom in natural imperfections, working primarily in silver with highlights of gold and bronze.

My designs focus on the finished surface of the work. How the use of patterns, textures and fabrics are captured by a material and the resulting change in the outward appearance of the surface.

To help find a balance to the shape, colour and surface of my work I will often incorporate oxidising the silver and repeatedly smooth it off to create a smokey satin appearance to the silver.

In addition, I will use the ancient Korean gilding technique – Keum-boo as well as the Japanese Metalworking procedure Mokume-gane to help to express a concept visually.


If you have any questions or would like to talk about having a piece of jewellery custom made for you, please either email or phone me


+64 21 377 290


My studio is located in Mt Eden, Auckland.

If you would like to visit, please contact me to arrange a time. You are welcome to come round to view work or talk about a custom piece being made.