Meaden are Specialists in Handmade Fine Jewellery manufacturing in Auckland, New Zealand.
Our award-winning team is led by master jeweller Gary Meaden.
Gary followed in his father's footsteps (a master diamond setter), acquired a love of fine jewellery, and started his jewellery making career over 40 years ago at the world renowned Graff Diamonds in Hatton Garden, London.
At Graff, Gary developed his design sense, excellent taste, and attention to detail in crafting fine jewellery. Known as an expert maker of luxury bespoke engagement rings, Gary has won international acclaim for his outstanding quality of jewellery design and craftsmanship.
Gary: Master Jeweller
Born into a family of jewellers, it was Gary's destiny to become a master jeweller. At 16, he started an apprenticeship at the legendary Graff Diamonds in London. Like his father, Gary started his career specialising in diamond mounting. His reputation for excellent work for celebrities like Dame Vera Lynn, Christopher Biggins, Boyzone, Renault Williams F1 Racing Team, British Airways, and British Caledonian Airways led to commissions from the Georgian Royal Family and the President of Gambia. A visit to New Zealand inspired Gary's lifelong dream to open his own business – Meaden Master Jewellers in the heart of Auckland city.
Andrew: Master Jeweller
Andrew discovered a passion for jewellery making in his teens. A recreational sailor, crafting jewellery using his hands in such a meticulous, detailed way was grounding after spending time at sea. Forty years later, Andrew still finds freedom in both the ocean and as a Master Jeweller at Meaden.
Neil: Master Diamond Setter
Answering an ad as a jeweller's apprentice in Newmarket, Neil heeded the call to the fine jewellery industry, where he found his calling as a gem setter. As a painter, Neil developed a steady hand and sharp eye suitable for the work, adding the pièce de résistance to any item and correcting many ill-fated pieces of work.
A connoisseur of all things Italian, paintings, museums, and food, Amy enjoys the charming location of the Meaden showroom, where the cobblestoned Vulcan Lane is a daily reminder of her travels through Europe. Amy's sense of organisation and appreciation of quality keeps the office administration running smoothly and efficiently.