Back in 1979, great things were beginning in an old chicken shed.
Rob and Matt Carter were starting something special. With a strategy to supply the global jewellery market with high quality, precision cut, Paua Shell cabochons (calibrated stones for the jewellery trade), NZ Dimensionz was born.
Today they lead one of New Zealand’s largest and most progressive manufacturers of shell products.
From the country’s most up to date factory comes a wide array of New Zealand made jewellery, gifts and souvenirs.
With a combination of skilled crafts people and the latest technology, NZ Dimensionz is at the forefront with innovative and inspired designs created from shells such as paua, mother of pearl and pink mussel along with greenstone, glass, bone and resin.
Proudly family owned and operated; NZ Dimensionz products are New Zealand made - Naturally!
Our retail tourist attraction, was set up in 1987 to allow the public to experience first hand the factory in action.
While drinking a complimentary coffee or tea, see an interesting video of the life cycle of the paua.
A strong emphasis is put on the educational aspect of preserving our national shell, "the paua".
All our New Zealand made product is on display along with a great selection of jewellery, gifts and souvenirs.