About Us

About Us

Located in Gore, Southland, NZ's agricultural heartland, owners Ivan and Miriam van de Water pride ourselves in offering our customers a comprehensive range of high quality jewellery, watches, clocks, and giftware.

van de Water Jewellers has been owned and operated since 1983 by Ivan and Miriam. We present a modern store offering professional standards by our team of qualified and friendly staff.

In 1993, we joined Nationwide Jewellers, Australasia's largest independent buying group. Apart from the benefits of the buying power which we're able to pass on to our customers, being a part of a large group has many other benefits.

We have been able to travel to international trade fairs, exhibitions, and conferences in Las Vegas, Basel, Hong Kong and Australia, which help us to keep up to date with international jewellery and watch trends. Being confident that we are able to provide our customers with the latest is a feature of our business that we're proud of.

Nationwide Jewellers has around 500 stores in Australia and NZ, we're proud to be a Platinum member, having also won the "Member of the Year" Award both in 2000 and again in 2011.

About Us

Throughout our bright, open and airy store, you will find a range of top New Zealand made precious jewellery from classic, traditional, and modern designs, through to exciting and contemporary European designer jewellery.

Ivan, Miriam and the team are passionate about jewellery, the gift of love, and take great pleasure in seeing our customers happy. Much of the jewellery we sell is for special occasions, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, engagements and milestones in our customers' lives. The jewellery often has sentimental value, becoming family heirlooms. We strive to exceed our customer's expectations, not just once, but every time they visit the store.

van de Water Jewellers are members of the Jewellers and Watchmakers Association of NZ, and Ivan has been on the national executive committee in recent years, taking part in meetings, conferences and trade fairs.

We are also members of the Retail Merchants Association of NZ, an organisation which we see as valuable in assisting us to keep up to date with retailing industry trends.

Our Mottos

Top Quality - Top Value - Top Service

Quality Jewellery from a Name You Can Trust

van de Water Jewellers Ltd

van de Water Jewellers is a member of the Nationwide Jewellers group