Jeweller honoured by Royal Yacht Squadron commission
Posted at 1:42pm Tuesday 01 Oct, 2019
Crafting a thumb-sized America's Cup souvenir pin has been a labour of love for Arkles Bay jeweller, boatie and member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Greg Holland.
Greg has also been making pins for recipients of the Sir Peter Blake Trust awards since 2003. This year, when the Trust rebranded to ‘Blake', Greg was asked to design new trophies and a pin. These were handed out at last month's awards ceremony.
Earlier this year, he got the go-ahead from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron to make pins commemorating the 2021 America's Cup. Cufflinks and other items may also be commissioned in future.
“It is an honour to be involved,” Greg says. “To have that association with the oldest sporting trophy in the world is a highlight of my 30 years as a professional jeweller.”