John Z Robinson

John Z Robinson

  • Biography

    I come from Foxton in the Manawatu. I left school at 17 to take up an apprenticeship with K M Wilson Jewellers in Palmerston North.
    After completion I worked in a number of unrelated fields before starting at the Dunedin Polytech Art School in the late 1970’s, to study painting. This was a three year course after which I moved to Kaitangata.
    In the mid 1990’s, living back in Dunedin again, my interest in jewellery was re ignited after a visit to Lure Jewelley Workshop. In 1999 I started my own workshop and painting studio in the same Stuart Street building as Lure.
    I am essentially a modernist, in as much as I strive for clean and simple lines. Over-decoration and formality I try to avoid. Gold alloys and sterling silver are my metals of choice.
    Casual, comfortable and well-crafted is our motto.

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  • John Z Robinson

    C shaped bangle - notched (6273)
    Sterling Silver $475.00
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    C shaped bangle plain
    Tablet art printed on archival paper with German light fast inks Sold
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    Tablet art unframed
    Tablet art printed on archival paper with German light fast inks Sold
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    Stg. silver Chain (6228)
    stg. silver Sold
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    Diamond earrings (6232)
    stg. silver /18ct gold and diamond (weight 0.11ct F/VS) $775.00
  • John Z Robinson

    Citrine earrings (6218)
    stg. silver /18ct gold and citrine $485.00
  • John Z Robinson

    Sapphire earrings (6194)
    stg. silver /18ct gold and Thailand sapphire $795.00
  • John Z Robinson

    Notched Bangle (6223)
    stg. silver $475.00
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    Rutile* Quartz (6211) *natural inclusions in the quartz
    stg. silver and 18 ct. gold Sold
  • John Z Robinson

    Sapphire (6156)
    stg. silver and 18 ct. gold $1,125.00
  • John Z Robinson

    Turquoise (6210)
    stg. silver and 18 ct. gold $875.00
  • John Z Robinson

    Pounamu (6212)
    stg. silver and 18 ct. gold Sold
  • John Z Robinson

    Blue Topaz (6226)
    stg. silver and 18 ct. gold Sold
  • John Z Robinson

    Ceci n'est pas une Mitre Peak - Covid -19 - NZ's Curve
    Framed: 173 x 230 mm Lino print 7/14 $185.00
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    Flattening the Curve - brooch
    4 x 2.9 cm Sterling Silver Sold
  • John Z Robinson

    Citrine Ring (6136)
    Sterling silver with 18ct gold and faceted Citrine gemstone Sold