Sophie has made the move from her suburban workshop space in Cashmere to High Street Central City.
We always find it interesting hearing from small business operators and what drives them, so we caught up with Sophie to find out more about Sophie Divett Jewellery and the things she loves about Central City.
I have been creating my own unique style of jewellery for the past eight years. I make one-of-a-kind engagement, commitment and wedding rings with a focus on bespoke pieces that have an understated, organic feel. Each piece is made using ethically sourced materials- recycled diamonds, ethically sourced coloured stones and precious metals.
All of the jewellery is made by hand, by myself in the SDJ workshop at 266 High Street.
It’s so exciting to see how the Otautahi central city is evolving. There’s such a great energy here, as more small businesses make the move back in. There’s a definite sense of a growing community here and I feel very proud to be a part of it.
Be prepared for a lot of hard work, and choose to go into business with something you are truly passionate about- something that fuels your curiosity and will keep you inspired through many years of ups and downs.
A coconut milk flat-white to get the day started each morning.
I love exploring the many little shops that are popping up in the CBD, supporting New Zealand-made and independent retailers with every purchase. HAPA (in the BNZ Centre) and Shut The Front Door always have a great selection of unique gift ideas from New Zealand brands.
The team at Infinite Definite are super friendly and helpful, and they have a great selection of unique ethical and New Zealand-made pieces on offer.
Riverside Market is always great for a lunch out with friends and family. There’s the full spectrum of food options to choose from, and plenty of sunny spots by the river to sit and relax.
For more people to discover how amazing the central city is! It’s grown so much since the devastation of the earthquakes, to become even better than it was before. It’s a part of what makes our city so unique.