About Us ...

Brian Barrett

Brian’s formal training as a goldsmith was at the London Central School of Art & Crafts, and was followed by many years working as a designer and diamond mounter in Hatton Garden, London’s jewellery quarter. During this time he specialised in working in platinum which is the most valuable of all the precious metals. It is an extremely difficult metal to work with as it is not at all forgiving and requires an extremely high level of skill to attain perfection. Brian has excelled in this field of expertise.

After emigrating Brian ran two successful large jewellery manufacturing companies, and firmly established himself in New Zealand as a leading manufacturer and designer. The formation of BHB Designs Ltd has enabled him to maximise his skills and focus on his greatest love which is designing and creating individual items. All items of jewellery are hand-crafted by him to the highest standard, and carry a guarantee of quality.

Helen Barrett

Helen is the studio administrator and as such is involved in all aspects of the business. She and Brian work together to offer a unique personal service to their clients. Their studio is private and clients are able to sit down and discuss their jewellery needs at their leisure without interruption or time pressure.