Jessica Aggrey’s inspiration comes from a real passion for jewels and gems.
up in Ghana, West Africa was the start of my lifelong obsession in
the way people adorn themselves. My paternal
grandmother was a gold trader on the coast and growing up I was
surrounded by women with great style and an appreciation for
has been designing and creating her unique jewellery designs in New
Zealand since the early 1990s. After a Diploma at Auckland’s
MIT, she set up her first jewellery studio, Tempietto, on Queen St
while in her early twenties. She later opened her well-loved store
Mettle 22 in Ponsonby where she traded for several years.