In Ore was set up in 1998 by owner/ jeweller Megan Young - "I remember clearly as a child playing on the lawn with my mothers jewellery box. Fascinated with the chains I purposely put knots in them just because I wanted to untangle them".
Inspired to follow her passion Megan carried out her apprenticeship with Berry’s Jewellers, Wellington in the 1980s. On completion she traveled to Nelson (at the top of New Zealands South island) where she honed her skills over a 6 month period under the tutelage of Jens Hansen, Over this time Megan developed an appreciation for silversmithing skills and clean design.
For 20 years, In Ore had physical shopfronts firstly in Greytown and then in Masterton. In 2018 Megan decided not to renew the lease and moved the business home so that she could spend more time at the bench and to focus on her own work. In Ore now operates online and by appointment.
As well as Megan’s own work (Precious, Joyous Colour & Quirky Collectables), In Ore continues to retail a favourite timeless selection of pieces supplied by various jewellery companies (Classics) and Hagerty Cleaning products