Welcome to Mark Sokolich Design.
Mark introduces himself to you, as a highly qualified and experienced Jeweller-Designer-Goldsmith.
In 2011 he celebrates 30 years of continuous work, in the New Zealand Jewellery trade.


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 Manufacture.

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 Pacific Islands.

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.

Contact and Appointments  

After 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 negotiation.
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 trends.

The example shown here is a solitaire diamond surrounded set in 18 ct gold. A design of classic simplicity and timeless elegance.

Mark is particularly renowned for his engagement rings, and ladies and gents wedding bands.

Diamonds and Gemstones  

He is well qualified to advise you to buy the best and brightest diamond your budget will allow, that fits exactly into the design needed. Refer 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.
The gallery on this website gives more examples.



Additional Services  

If intending to travel on honeymoon, or getting married overseas, Mark can provide your jewellery at GST free - duty free prices, with appropriate customs documentation.



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 is straightforward.

He specializes in remodelling outdated, inherited jewellery including restoration work of old jewellery, as is practicable.

Pearl restringing and ring resizing and cleaning services.

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 insurance purposes.

Mark can advise you on purchasing a watch, and watch repairs.




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