Francis Kirkham contemporary jeweller is in the stunning Wairarapa region of New Zealand. I look out at the Tararua Mountains from my workshop and feel blessed every day I see them. My jewellery is simple and timeless. I want people to be wearing it for years and so I tread a narrow path between style and function. My wife and friends are always happy to wear my work to test it in everyday conditions (if you call gardening, tramping and rock climbing everyday stuff).
I guarantee my work unconditional for three years against defective materials or workmanship normal wear and tear excluded.
I work with sterling silver mostly as it is very affordable and I don’t mind experimenting with new ideas and creations. Sometimes, the idea comes in my sleep, other times by trial and experimentation.