Phone: 03 4745511

Hours Open:

  • Tuesday: 10am–5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am–5pm
  • Thursday: 10am–5pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Venue Types: Art Gallery, Home & Garden, Retail

Rockbourne is one of Dunedin's best kept secrets. Built in 1906 this gracious two storied residence with its pretty gardens box hedging and giant fountain was once home to playwright Roger Hall.

Now the residence of costume jewellery designer Paul McDowell, the original library now showcases and extensive array of fabulous and affordable costume jewellery, Paul's beautiful pieces have been used widely in film and theatre. Many of the hand assembled creations are unique and very covetable, using vintage filigrees and French and German stones.

Rockbourne Jewellery Gallery is a great place to take visitors meet before dinner or the movies, evenings and group visits can be arranged..

An eclectic treasure-trove of must-have jewellery not found in the big chain or department stores, something for everyone and everything is beautiful, some of the jewellery is much an artwork as something to wear.