Sarah’s unique and unconventional approach to designs have lead to a diverse celebrity following, including Ellie Goulding, Gin Wigmore, Hollie Smith and Rachel Hunter. Her iconic couture designs, vibrant gemstones, and edgy-luxe statement pieces have made Silk&Steel the success it is today. Since our debut in 2010, Silk&Steel has been stocked by global luxury retailer Jewel Street and can be purchased in high-end stores around New Zealand, including Smith & Caughey’s, Yvonne Bennetti and Storm. In addition to our main collections, Silk&Steel has collaborated with well-known fashion designers Trelise Cooper, Turet Kneufferman, and continues works alongside Yvonne Bennetti and Storm to create bespoke pieces for their stores. Sarah also creates commissioned pieces for discerning customers and her designs are regularly seen on the runway.
Founder and Creative Director, Sarah Cotterall, grew up surrounded by arts and culture in London England and spent summers with her Italian family in Tuscany, Italy, where her desire for jewellery and passion for contemporary design took hold. After completing art school in London she then graduated in International Marketing, before moving to New Zealand with her Kiwi husband. Sarah immersed herself in the jewellery world in 2009 and deciding to go it alone, creating unconventional bespoke pieces from her studio in Auckland. As the business has grown, her studio in Coatesville is at the centre of the design process, where she and her team develop all of the collections. Production takes place in both New Zealand and, for her fine jewellery collections in Jaipur, India, where every stone is hand cut and faceted to specification. Sarah believes in quality, individuality and creating timeless contemporary jewellery. Her design focus is to allow her wearers to confidently curate and style pieces with versatility. She wants her jewellery to be worn everyday, from day to night, to create stories and emphasise the style of the wearer. With up to six collections a year, new items are always being released, however our pieces are limited edition or one-off, which ensures exclusivity and uniqueness.
We are a wholesale business with stockists nationwide in New Zealand. We also sell direct online to international customers via our ecommerce website. Sarah also offers a Bespoke service for her decerning buyers, which is on a one-on-one basis. This includes creating pieces for special events, runway shows, collaborations with other designers, as well as personal clients.
We care and value all of our customers and always available to help. We want to ensure each and every experience is a positive and memorable one. We pride ourselves on offering our customers quality across all areas of our brand, from the finished product and packaging to our communication. We care about the detail…and it’s how we personally like to be treated.
We love hearing from our customers and it gives us great pleasure knowing who is wearing our designs and how you are enjoying them… Customers inspire us all the time - we'd love to hear from you x