Newmarket Locals - Stephanie Hua From Zoe & Morgan

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Newmarket Locals – Stephanie Hua From Zoe & Morgan

Family-run business, Zoe & Morgan have established a cult following both in New Zealand and overseas with the likes of Kate Moss and other celebrities sporting their pieces. We caught up with Stephanie, from their beautiful Newmarket showroom to find out more…

N. Tell us a little bit more about your role at Zoe & Morgan?

I manage the day to day operations of our beautiful Newmarket Showroom. I also oversee our Online Customer Care.

N. Have you always had an interest in jewellery?

Yes, my love for jewellery started at a young age as my father collected jewellery and watches. He has always had an eye for beautiful items! Jewellery has the ability to tell a story and it’s so nice to have those reminders of people and places.

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N. Jewellery is such a personal investment – do you have any advice for where to start when looking at expanding your collection?

Taking the time and doing your research is so important! I’m all about finding brands that align with my own values. It’s important to me knowing that the metal and stones used are sustainable. I recommend choosing pieces that are going to stand the test of time rather than trend based items. Find items that will feel timeless and that you’ll be able to wear for different occasions.

N. Do you wear silver or gold?

I wear both! I find it very modern to mix and match. Sometimes the different metals can make an item look so different on so I definitely don’t believe in sticking to one or the other.

N. What jewellery trends are you loving at the moment?

I have a few favourite trends at the moment:

– Layering necklaces
– Super dramatic earrings
– Mix and matching earrings if you have multiple piercings

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N.Do you have any that you want to see gone?

Yes, sea shells have got to go!

N. Do you have any pieces that you wear every single day?

I wear a beautiful vintage band I’ve inherited from my Nana, my Zoe & Morgan engraved signet and the Eternity Snake Ring every day. I feel like somethings missing when I don’t have my rings on. I’m currently living in my gold Snake Hoops too, they’re such a fun item that dress up every outfit.

N.What would your top tip be for gifting a piece to someone? Do you have any do’s and don’ts?

– Top tip would be to make sure you know if the person you are buying for wears gold or silver. This is where social media comes in handy!
– Earrings are a top seller for us – always double check if the person has their ears pierced first
– Ring sizing can be tricky – we’ve had some super stealth customers that have managed to get their partners rings to bring in and size to get the perfect fit.

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N. Favourite part about working in Newmarket?

It has to be all the amazing boutiques – I love shopping and Newmarket has a lovely blend of New Zealand and international brands. I also love all the great neighbours we have in Osborne Lane, I’ve been lucky to meet some really cool people in the last year!

N. Where is your go-to spot in the precinct for a coffee?

There are so many fantastic coffee shops in Newmarket but my go-to is The Candy Shop. They make an incredible coffee!

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