This year, the Royal New Zealand Ballet celebrated 70 years as the country’s foremost dance company. As Partridge Jewellers simultaneously marked a decade of a sponsorship, we saw fit to commission the Platinum Portraits, a series of photographs captured in the company’s Wellington home base of the St James Theatre.

Featuring the Company’s Principals and Soloists wearing an assortment of Partridge fine jewellery pieces, photographer Jacob Pietras showcases the talent at home in the opulent theatre, expressing a more intimate side of the leading performers who are normally seen from a distance, on centre stage.

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Diamond Circle PendantDiamond Circle Pendant

Kate Kadow

Diamond Circle Drop EarringsDiamond Circle Drop Earrings

Diamond Circle Drop Earrings

$16,425

Diamond Circle PendantDiamond Circle Pendant

Diamond Circle Pendant

$6,275

Love in Verona Small White Gold RingLove in Verona Small White Gold Ring

Love in Verona Small White Gold Ring

$4,790

Cerberus Petite RingCerberus Petite Ring

Cerberus Petite Ring

$8,090

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Laurynas Vėjalis

Eka Flex'it White Gold Diamond NecklaceEka Flex'it White Gold Diamond Necklace

Eka Flex'it White Gold Diamond Necklace

$18,955

Large Diamond Cross PendantLarge Diamond Cross Pendant

Large Diamond Cross Pendant

$18,000

Eka Flex'it White Gold BraceletEka Flex'it White Gold Bracelet

Eka Flex'it White Gold Bracelet

$8,295

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Kihiro Kusukami

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Ana Gallardo Lobaina

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Credits: Photographer: Jacob Pietras, Photography Assistant: Ben Matthews, Make-up: Amy McLennan and Michele Perry, Head of Costume: Donna Jefferis.

Dancers: Kate Kadow, Sara Garbowski, Mayu Tanigaito, Kihiro Kusukami, Laurynas Vėjalis, Ana Gallardo Lobaina, Katherine Minor, Shaun James Kelly, Kirby Selchow, Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson.