to Mark Sokolich Design.
Mark introduces himself to you, as a highly qualified and
In 2011 he
celebrates 30 years of continuous work, in the New Zealand
In 1981 he began, by being apprenticed to
one of the largest Jewellery Manufacturing
companies in New Zealand. A nationally
recognized qualification was required by his
employer, with at least 3 years of study at
Technical Institute. Gemology, metallurgy,
metalwork, manufacturing systems, casting,
drawing and design, and trade standards,
were some of the subject requirements.
After 6 years,12,000 hours of training,
trade examinations and assessments, the NZ
Jewellery and Watchmakers Manufacturing
Trade Certificate was achieved. A trade
sponsored design award was won, for
excellence in Jewellery Design and
Throughout the 1980’s he worked as a Designer/Pattern Maker
in the Jewellery Industry. His designs and patterns were
turned into mass market production lines, for sale to the
global market - America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and the
In May 1991 he established his own business “Mark Sokolich
Design” to extend his skills in high end jewellery design
and manufacture. A business that still successfully
continues today. Thousands of individual items have been
produced in that time.
A high proportion of work comes via word of mouth
recommendations. His work is widely admired by connoisseurs
of fine jewellery for distinctive design, clean lines,
excellent craftsmanship, attention to detail, and good value.
He offers jewellery making services to clients with many
different budgets and individual tastes.
He continues to go from strength to strength. In 2008, privileged to be asked for an interview by prominent NZ Television news programme. The story covered the romance of Valentine’s Day. An exquisite engagement ring of his design and a personal interview, led the 6 pm evening news.
Being the designer, jeweller, and business owner means that
Mark can accurately follow through any request, from the
original idea, to the end result. He strives for 100%
customer satisfaction and no less. Professional, polite, and
confidential service is guaranteed.
contacting Mark to
discuss your needs and budget, you can make an appointment
to visit the jewellery studio. This situated in a relaxed,
open and well lit, green environment. There is the
convenience and safety of easy parking, right next to the
studio door that many people appreciate.
Flexible appointments up to 9 pm most
weekdays, to suit most professional
working couples. Also weekend
appointment times, available to suit, by
Leading Design and Craftsmanship
You are welcome to supply your own design,
or alternatively Mark can
assist by drawing on his experience and
knowledge of past and current fashion
The example shown here is a solitaire
diamond surrounded set in 18 ct gold. A
design of classic simplicity and timeless
Mark is particularly renowned for his engagement rings, and
ladies and gents wedding bands.
He is well
qualified to advise you to buy the best
and brightest diamond your budget will
allow, that fits exactly into the design
diamonds and gemstones
Rings, Earrings, Pendants
Rings, earrings, pendants, bracelets,
brooches and other examples of fine
jewellery can be created.
Pieces that you will treasure through your
life and enjoy wearing.
on this website gives more examples.
If intending to travel on honeymoon, or
getting married overseas, Mark can
provide your jewellery at GST free - duty
free prices, with appropriate customs
Insurance advice, appraisal of lost
damaged or stolen jewellery, insurance
negotiation and remake after loss, theft or
damage. With a long established business
track record, the process of making a claim
He specializes in remodelling outdated,
inherited jewellery including restoration
work of old jewellery, as is practicable.
Pearl restringing and ring resizing and
Silversmith work i.e. replating, trophies,
chains, medals, jewellery and baby gifts
An independent qualified registered valuer
is available to to value your jewellery. A
valuation certificate can be issued for
Mark can advise you on purchasing a watch,
and watch repairs.