Carving Gallery

Hand crafted traditonal and contemporary jewellery from Nelson / Aotearoa / New Zealand.

Please feel free to browse through the gallery and I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Many of the pieces you see here will already be sold by now, however I am more than happy to make a similar piece or customised version for you.

I will also add more photos over time to the gallery here, so keep checking back!

Pikorua twist necklace
Pikorua with Paua shell double twist design
Paua shell necklace
necklace jewelry jewellery by Stephan Gilberg Nelson New Zealand
Paua shell necklace
paua shell necklace
Contemporary Hei Toki
modern Hei Toki contemporary pendant with string lashing
Manaia Koru necklace
detail Manaia Koru necklace
Pikorua twist necklace
carving necklace pendant jewelry jewellery by Stephan Gilberg Nelson New Zealand
Pikorua twist necklace
Hei Toki with Pikorua esign lashing and toggle hand plaited string
Hei Matau (fish hook)
Bone, Paua and Wood combination
with extensive lashing.
Hei Matau Fish hook carving
Contemporary Pikorua Twist design
contemporary Twist carving
Hei Matau (Fish Hook) carving
Hei Matau (Fish Hook)
String Plaiting detail
lashing detail hand plaited string
Manaia Koru pendant
Manaia Koru pendant detail
Hei Patu contemporary pendant
Hei Patu contemporary pendant
Hei Toki and Hei Matau pendants
Hei Toki and Hei Matau
Hei Matau with description
Hei Matau with meaning description and certificate
Pikorua Twist design with Paua shell
Pikorua Twist carving with Abalone Paua
Paua and Manaia Koru necklace
Manaia Koru and Paua shell
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I sell directly via my website and enjoy creating custom pieces and unique designs.

Feel free to contact me with your requests and ideas.

"I was lost for words when I saw the Hei Toki first hand. It is obvious that Stephen puts his heart and soul into his work & it shows. Stephen kept in touch with me throughout the buying process and was a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend you support this man ! Cant wait to order a custom piece for my self !!! Dilly "

"Absolutely beautiful carving. Raised on both sides. Wonderful craftsmanship. My new favorite necklace. Shipping from NZ to U.S. was incredibly fast."

"I cannot put into words just how beautiful the necklace is in person. This is something that will last for generations to come. Extremely fast shipping. Again the craftsmanship is something to behold. Do not hesitate to purchase because I am saving up to buy more!"

"Hi Stephan - this is GORGEOUS! I bought this for myself but when my husband saw it his eyes lit up and so it is his now. I guess I'll have to buy another now for myself! Cheers and thanks so much!"

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