ROYAL JEWELLERY STUDIO

Helen Turinsky


The inspiration for this work was a fragment of 'Willow pattern pottery' found on an English beach. As the 'Willow' pattern is quintessentially English, I decided to use it as a base to explore my identity as an English immigrant in New Zealand. I have redrawn and renamed the pattern 'Kowhai pattern' and have replaced the main features with what to me symbolize New Zealand; kowhai, waka, tui and a weatherboard house with a picket fence, and have taken these elements to create jewellery which celebrates New Zealand.


 Helen Turinsky  Silver Kohwai leaf/pod earrings
Silver Kohwai leaf/pod earrings
price $165.00
 Helen Turinsky  Kowhai Elements; brass flower & silver tui individually
Kowhai Elements; brass flower & silver tui individually
price $82.00
 Helen Turinsky  Double Harakeke earrings
Double Harakeke earrings
price $236.00
 Helen Turinsky  Sterling silver Tui Disc chain pendant
Sterling silver Tui Disc chain pendant
price $310.00
 Helen Turinsky  Tui brooch oxidised copper & sterling silver
Tui brooch oxidised copper & sterling silver
price $309.00
 Helen Turinsky  Sterling silver Albatross earrings
Sterling silver Albatross earrings
price $173.00
 Helen Turinsky  Sterling silver Tui earrings
Sterling silver Tui earrings
price $180.00
 Helen Turinsky  Sterling silver Retro Necklace
Sterling silver Retro Necklace
price $405.00
 Helen Turinsky  Sterling silver Tui/leaf/pod pendant
Sterling silver Tui/leaf/pod pendant
price $436.00
 Helen Turinsky  Sterling silver & brass Kowhai pendant
Sterling silver & brass Kowhai pendant
price $455.00
 Helen Turinsky  Etched Silver Albatross hoop earrings
Etched Silver Albatross hoop earrings
price $309.00
 Helen Turinsky  Etched Albatross Brooch oxidised sterling silver
Etched Albatross Brooch oxidised sterling silver
price $345.00
 Helen Turinsky  Etched North Cape Oval and Albatross pendant
Etched North Cape Oval and Albatross pendant
price $315.00