Each piece of the Michael Hill Spirits Bay collection by Christine Hill represents a remarkable journey. A masterpiece of nature, shaped by the elements, brought to life in precious metal.
Christine Hill’s fascination with the ring-like form of Totorere shells, worn down by the elements, began over 50 years ago on a trip to Spirits Bay at the top of the North Island. While walking, Michael picked up a smooth-worn shell, elegantly curved and fluid to the touch, and slipped it onto her finger.
She began collecting these masterpieces shaped by the elements, sketching them and searching for the purest, most graceful form to transform into a celebration of resiliency and strength, brought to life in precious metal.
The Spirits Bay collection is exclusive to New Zealand and available at selected Michael Hill stores. View the full story at www.michaelhill.co.nz/spiritsbay.