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DAVID GILL – Goldsmith and Jeweller

I have always had an interest in working with metals and am trained and qualified in the traditional techniques of crafting handmade jewellery. I also studied gemmology and learned to restore antique jewellery while employed with Auckland Coin & Bullion.

In 1990 after 10 years as a jeweller, I opened my first business ‘David Gill Jewellery’ in Wellington, specialising in handmade engagement rings and special occasion jewellery. 

Seeking a lifestyle change (and warmer weather!) my wife Lee, our shop dog Charly and I relocated to Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands, and opened Goldworks – combining an onsite jewellery workshop and jewellery retail store.

Quality and Value

At Goldworks we offer personalised service and expertise to create quality jewellery at a fair price.  The greatest reward is having satisfied clients returning for other special pieces, or simply for trusted advice.

Goldworks Ltd is a member of the Jewellers & Watchmakers of New Zealand and the Goldsmiths Guild of New Zealand


"David designed and made our wedding bands and altered my mother-in-laws engagement ring for us as well. We really enjoyed working with him and are really pleased to hear he’s back in action" - Jacqui Haggland


"I have had rings made and Diamond pendant made and love them and would say David Gill would be one of the top Jewellers in New Zealand. Russell is very blessed to have Goldworks Ltd in the Bay of Islands. I am looking forward to visiting."

- Sue van Lier