An Ocean of Inspiration: Catching Up with Matt McCarthy at NZ Maritime Museum

An Ocean of Inspiration: Catching Up with Matt McCarthy at NZ Maritime Museum

At the recent Auckland Gift Fair, I had the pleasure of catching up with one of my favourite stockists - Matt McCarthy, the Visitor Service Manager of the New Zealand Maritime Museum.

Matt (right) with two of his museum staff visiting my gift fair stand.


The NZ Maritime Museum offers captivating exhibitions and experiences that bring seafaring adventures to life.. So this venue creates perfect backdrop for my sea-inspired jewelry collection.

My New Zealand collection of farmed paua jewellery and beachcombed shells has found a natural home at the NZ Maritime Museum.

Matt McCarthy, with his discerning eye and deep appreciation for craftsmanship, has this to say...

In his own words, "What a pleasure it’s been working with Rina, and we have been very happy stocking this boutique jewelry range that's an absolute showstopper. Crafted with unparalleled precision and meticulous attention to detail, these pieces are pure artistry. From classic elegance to trendy statement pieces, there's something for every style."

Wow! It's a tremendous honour to have my creations showcased in a museum that embodies the essence of the sea. The connection between my New Zealand jewelry and the maritime theme of the museum has been nothing short of serendipitous.

Matt continued, "We have customers come in (or back in) specifically for these pieces, and I've seen customers walk in planning to browse and walk out with a piece from this collection; it's just that irresistible. Don't miss out on adding a touch of glamour to your life or finding the perfect gift – they're a true treasure!"

I couldn't be more grateful for the support and partnership of Matt and the NZ Maritime Museum. Together, we're bringing a touch of oceanic elegance to those who appreciate the sea's beauty and the artistry that goes into each piece.

If you're curious about the bestselling New Zealand jewelry pieces Matt carries from my collection, pay them a visit at Corner of Quay and Hobson Streets, Viaduct Harbour, Auckland where a selection of my paua jewelry awaits.

Additionally, you can explore my entire collection at my online shop, where you'll discover the perfect piece to complement your style or to gift to someone special.

In conclusion, my meeting with Matt McCarthy, the Sales Manager of the NZ Maritime Museum, was a delightful reminder of the magic that can happen when two passions align. The museum's dedication to preserving maritime history and my New Zealand Paua jewelry's celebration of the sea have found a harmonious partnership. Visit the NZ Maritime Museum to experience the wonders of the ocean and explore the treasures of my jewelry collection to add a touch of glamour and the allure of the sea to your life.


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