The Faces Behind The Brand
We would love to share with you a little bit about us (the team which makes up Boh Runga Jewellery), a close team of 5 woman, all with a love for pets, who all contribute to keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
Role: Creative Director & Owner
When did you start designing jewellery and how has the business evolved since you first begun: Next year will be the 15th year I've been designing jewellery for Boh Runga jewellery.
Daily Boh Runga Jewellery pieces: I wear my Miromiro feather bracelet nearly every day and rings- especially thumb rings all the time, either the Perfect Circle stackers or swapped out with Miromiro feather rings depending on mood. I've taken to wearing 2 sets of the Stellar Rose studs in gold since I have multiple ear piercings and I'm just greedy. Anika Moa’s Marigold locket I’ve been test driving in gold plate. I love the retro somewhat 70s feel it gives to my outfits. It’s a difficult job but someone’s got to do it.
Favourite place in NZ: I've visited a lot of places and it's very hard to choose one as I haven't as yet been everywhere but I have a soft spot for Golden Bay. It's just so beautiful.
Pets: We have my partner's geriatric cat Gary, who runs the household and our two dogs Leroy Brown and Tobey Malone. Leroy is whip smart and fancies himself as a four legged human. Tobey is the polar opposite but excels at long and meaningful eye gazing.
Most treasured piece of jewellery: I collect jewellery so have pieces from my travels all over the world. Each has a memory attached to them and each brings back those moments. That is the beauty of jewellery, they are little mementoes that you can wear everyday to remind you of specific times or people in your life. I have a few favourites, so hard to choose one! but I treasure a beautiful simple rose gold band that one of my friends made for me from melting down one of her rose gold pieces, and I have a beautiful Tanzanite that I bought when I was in Tanzania that I will design into something to remind me of my trip to Africa.
Role: Managing Director & Owner
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Role: Wholesale Manager & Marketing
How long have you been working at Boh Runga Jewellery: 3 years
Daily Boh Runga Jewellery pieces: My gold Thank the Stars Necklace layered with a plain gold chain, a few of the Perfect Circle Stackers scattered over my fingers and the Gold Super Star Huggies to adorn my ears!
Favourite place in NZ: So tough to choose just one when there are so many beautiful places... But in the top 3 would definitely be the Far North. A couple of my closest friends live up there and always take me to the most insane places only locals know about.
Pets: My partner and I had two boys join our family last year who we are overly obsessed with. Our little Poodle boy Lenny and Bengal boy Jonesy. We picked them up on the same day after the first lockdown in 2020 and they have been joint at the hip since the day they met!
Most treasured piece of jewellery: I don't own anything with huge sentimental value, but I adore my complete gold Stargazer Threads which Boh And T kindly gifted to me when I first started.
Role: Boutique Manager & Stock/Order Fulfilment
How long have you been forking at Boh Runga Jewellery: 2 years
Daily Boh Runga Jewellery pieces: Gold Feather Kisses Pendant and gold Starburst Huggies
Favourite place in NZ: Wellington! It’s the city I grew up in and have so much love for it. There are so many unique people and places, going back always feels like I’m going home.
Pets: We have two kitties, Zelda and Freddie, aka Lil Zel and Big Fred. Both are very sweet rescue animals with big personalities.
Most treasured piece of jewellery: My great grandmothers ring that was gifted to me last year. I was very lucky to know her, most people don’t get to meet their great grandparents. It was her 40th wedding anniversary ring, wearing it everyday makes me feel close to her.