JTaranaki was founded in 2015 by Jacob Mark Taranaki after completing his Level 5 Diploma in Jewellery at the Peter Minturn Gold Smithing School, Auckland, New Zealand. Jacob Chose this school due to its traditional European handmade craftsmanship teaching methods. Jacob’s mission is to provide cutting-edge manufacturing and design in every piece that he creates. Jacob’s unique style is strongly reflected throughout the range.
Jacob is determined to keep making his own designs here in Australia with a strong emphasis on upholding century-old techniques that are quickly being replaced by technology and fast fashion. Jacob’s heart and soul truly lies in his art, his jewellery.