Product Reviews

Take a look at what our satisfied customers have to say about our handmade jewellery.


The jewellery Rina makes is something pretty special.  It is all beautifully crafted and the natural base makes for not just a beautiful piece of jewellery but also a great conversation starter.  I have had so many compliments on the different pieces I have purchased over the years and look forward to purchasing more in the future.

-  Robyn M.

Happy new year!! Can’t believe it is already February. I did buy a few pairs of earrings from you and absolutely love them. I brought some for my sister, 2 daughters and my daughter in law. All absolutely loved the uniqueness of the earrings.

- Tracey M.

Your bespoke jewelry was such a joy to receive in December and so beautifully wrapped and packaged. I bought 3 pieces that were all Christmas gifts. An antique dress ring with sea sand for my oldest daughter, a potato pearl and shell necklace for my younger daughter and a Paua shell necklace that was sent to South Africa for a family member. So now wherever they go they carry a bit of New Zealand with them.  Keep dreaming and designing.

- Julie Y.

  • Katherine R.

    I love all my special jewellery from Nostalgem but I would have to say my two favourites are my pohutakawa earrings and my kina shell earrings.  

    They are so reasonably priced for such individually created treasures celebrating the natural beauty of NZ and I love how Rina cherishes the philosophy of “perfectly inperfect” within her jewellery.

  • Hillary G.

    I just wanted to send a quick message to confirm I received the baroque necklace and earrings I ordered yesterday.  

    Thank you so much, they are beautifully made, and I've been wearing them ever since I opened the delicate packaging.

    They will be travelling with me all the way back to France with me.

    I will happily recommend your business to family and friends.

  • Ada L.

    I have 2 necklaces from you and the most recent one is from your baroque pearls range. I love the idea of perfectly imperfect.

    I found peace and grace through your jewelry.. It reminds me that I don't have to be perfect and I am not perfect but I can still be beautiful and loveable. That encourages me to live my life in fullness.

  • Catherine T.

    It’s for my daughter who has also just had twins. I thought it’s the perfect gift. Love your work.

  • C Tanzer

    Thanks so much for the paua shell earrings. I love them and I'm getting lots of compliments.

  • C. Noble

    I love it! Thank you!

  • Beth D.

    Hi Rina and Jasmine, I received my Mother and Child necklace on Tuesday, and I haven’t taken it off since (except to sleep)!! It’s really beautiful and I am so thrilled to have won such a wonderful prize. Thankyou so much.

  • Kel M.

    OMG I’m totally in aroha with this specific piece “mystery gift” I so wish I had of baught $100 worth, I hope you will be doing mystery gifts again, thank you so much Rina you made my day!!!

  • Shannon G.

    Thank you so much! My parcel arrived today and I can't believe how beautiful these earnings are.

    My 89 year old Grandmother is going to love them and they will give her an amazing reminder of home. Thank you again.

  • Sharon T.

    This necklace is so beautiful, so well made and very special. Lovely presentation as well. What an awesome piece of jewellery, which I will treasure forever. Thanks Rina.

  • Toni

    Beautiful earrings absolutely stunning. Quick email response, I would recommend ordering well ahead due to post delays.

  • Eva H.

    Amazing earrings and customer service to match! They ensure I got the perfect gift for my sister! The jewelry is beautifully made and looks even better on!