Early on in his life, Marc Bendall realized he had an exceptional eye for detail. Such was his talent that he had planned a career in the design of aircraft but life had other plans for him. He came into jewellery by chance and here he found his calling - here, Marc has been able to combine his gift of precision with the creativity of his art.
Every part of a Marc Bendall design is a statement, a thing of beauty. That beauty is inherent not only in the aesthetics, it is also captured in the manufacturing process.
Initially importing jewellery from Germany into his business, Marc set about perfecting his own tooling capabilities many years ago. It is testimony to his efforts that his technical skills are now superior to any in Australasia. Clasps and the working internals are designed to enhance the overall style of a piece. And Marc is intimately involved in the building of the precision machinery required to turn that 2D sketch into a magnificent 3D life form. From here, every component is hand assembled and finished to the highest quality. It is his attention to materials, engineering, precision and tolerances that put Marc's creations in a league of their own. Having exported his creations to some of the finest jewellers in Australia for many years, Marc now exclusively showcases his exquisite pieces in his Christchurch studio, and is a leading jewellery designer in New Zealand.
Marc is a rare gem himself - having spent 40 years perfecting his art, it can unequivocally be said that the quality of Marc's work rivals the best in Europe. This Christchurch Jewellery designer is testimony that jewellery can be designed and manufactured in Christchurch New Zealand, that is truly world class!