Meet the Maker


Lee Arthur

Pretty Bird’s contemporary silver pieces are hand-crafted by me, Lee Arthur, in my home shed in North Canterbury, New Zealand.

The timelessness of sterling silver, and it’s long-lasting quality make it my favourite medium to work with. love the way sterling silver jewellery pieces can be worn daily for many years and still look as good as the day they were made.

A love of working creatively with my hands lead to a silversmithing course at Christchurch’s Silversmith's Guild in 2006. I have since spent my time honing my technique and a signature fresh, no-fuss style. Lee Arthur filing ring


Pretty Birds Jewellery is made with the following materials:

Sterling silver or .925 silver - this is silver that has been mixed with another metal to give it strength as pure silver is very soft. Usually the mix is 92.5% Silver and 7.5% copper.

Fine silver - this is 99% silver and is used for beads and other embellishments in some pieces.

Gold-filled sterling silver - this is sterling silver that has been coated in a layer of 14K gold. It is a thicker coating than gold-plated items and lasts well.

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