About Us

Aquarius Design is a jewellery, giftware and accessories wholesaler and manufacturer.  We supply independent retailers and chain stores in the souvenir and fashion industries, tailoring our products and services to meet our customers’ needs.

Paua shell specialists, our souvenir division is inspired by New Zealand’s natural environment and traditions. We are continually producing contemporary styles for the souvenir market with strong international appeal.

Our Fashion division is constantly evolving as we travel around the world selecting the latest jewellery and accessories trends to suit the New Zealand market.


Our History

Founder Robert Greville initially began a part-time business touring the North Island of New Zealand selling shell jewellery and steadily establishing a following in both local and tourist markets. Due to the increasing demand of his products, Aquarius Design Limited was formed in 1987 in Kaitaia, New Zealand.

Paua jewellery was gaining popularity and Aquarius Design quickly became a market leader. With good design, production and distribution facilities, the business went from strength to strength, selling souvenir and fashion jewellery.

After outgrowing the original Kaitaia premises, Aquarius Design moved to Auckland City in 1994 to accommodate further expansion. The com­pany was established on and still upholds solid values of outstanding design, affordable product, quality manufacturing, efficient distribution and talented people. Some of the original employees are still with the company today.