Royal Jewellery Studio is located in Kingsland in what was once the suburban cinema, the Theatre Royal, hence our name. Fittingly the cinema was renamed the Pacific Theatre in the 1970's which nicely represents the influence of two cultures, European and Pacific, that shapes our unique sense of identity as a group of tiny islands in the Pacific Ocean. The store was established in 1998 by jeweller Ben Flynn to provide an alternate venue for contemporary New Zealand jewellery in Auckland City. We select the best studio-style jewellers working in New Zealand, with an emphasis on individuality, wearability and quality workmanship, to stock our store. All of our jewellers design and make each item themselves in small quanities, if not one at a time, according to their own aesthetics and preoccupations. Our unifying interest is that we are passionate about jewellerys ability to be a vehicle for individual expression and we value the handmade.
The store is currently run by Ben Flynn with assistance from jewellers Kate Barton, Mia Straka and Maca Bernal. Ben makes jewellery full-time from his workshop in the Bay of Islands and is in store Saturdays by appointment.