We make contemporary Maori jewellery

Kia ora, and welcome to Mako Design. We are a small whānau business, based in Ōtautahi. We design and create contemporary Maori jewellery, Maori design art prints, homewares and more. We are passionate about te ao Maori and te reo Maori continuing to thrive in Aotearoa. You can read more about us and our whānau on our about page.

Ngā mihi. Mako Design x


What are your earring fittings made of?

Most of our earring hooks and stud posts are made from stainless steel. Stainless steel is perfect for sensitive ears and won't cause irritation.

We do have a few styles that are silver/gold plated which will be listed under the description of each product.

Do you have a physical store?

While we don't have a physical Mako Design store, we do have stockists all around Aotearoa. You can view our list of stockists and their locations here.

How long does delivery take?

We send all our orders via courier within Aotearoa. Courier delivery takes between 1-3 working days once order is dispatched.

For Australian orders, this can take anywhere between 7-20 days depending on your location. These are also delivered via courier.

Can non-Maori wear your jewellery?

Speaking for our pakihi, yes. An important part of our kaupapa is celebrating and empowering through Maori design.

The initial inspiration behind Mako Design was to create contemporary Maori earrings and Maori art for everyone who is passionate about Maori design and te ao Maori and wants to see it thrive.

If you have any questions around this and want to speak to us, even to ask advice, we are always happy to help. You can contact us here.