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Jewellery to cherish: Via Sollertia


Apart from family and good health, the one thing people hold dear to their hearts is their jewellery; the thought of losing or having to part with treasured pieces would seem almost unbearable.

 

 

Via Sollertia has always understood this; they design jewellery to be cherished for a lifetime.

They oversee every commission from start to finish, and clients are assured nothing ever leaves the studio, as every piece is designed, handmade and completed in-house with a full-time jeweller onsite.

Clients can opt for either a bespoke, one-off design created specifically for them, or they can choose from Via Sollertia designs created before. Hand-selecting their own diamonds or gemstones makes the piece uniquely theirs.

It takes four weeks for a piece to be completed, so there’s plenty of time to plan that incredibly romantic overseas proposal you’ve been dreaming about.

Find Via Sollertia at 11 New Regent Street, phone 03 366 8001 or visit www.viasollertia.co.nz.

 

 

 


 

Homemade & Heartfelt: Rainey Designs


Self-taught glass and jewellery artist Selma Rainey started designing and creating in 2006, then once husband Sean joined her, the Christchurch pair established their boutique jewellery business, Rainey Designs.

 

 

 

Several years later, the business has grown but still maintains the qualities of a boutique business by keeping everything locally designed and made. The majority of their jewellery is comprised of recycled components, including New Zealand coins, vintage timepieces, military buttons… even old bullet casings are given a new and better life!

Their designs are unique and eye-catching, and best of all, their components are ethically sourced. Additionally, the creative duo can custom-make jewellery for you, for instance from grandad’s old pocket-watch, a penny locket with your birthyear or a pair of nostalgic NZ Forces military button cufflinks. Alternatively, you can browse several styles on their website www.rainey-designs.com or buy from a number of retailers throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Their jewellery can be found at design stores, galleries and boutique shops. Major Christchurch stockists include HAPA in the BNZ central city complex, Industria at The Colombo; and Selma’s glass work, exclusively at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre Shop.

Finally, Rainey Designs loves to keep it local; their jewellery can be found at boutique markets featuring only New Zealand-made, handcrafted goods.

This includes the Arts Centre Mākete which is held every fortnight, including this coming Sunday (27 October), and select upcoming Christmas markets.

Visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/raineydesignsjewellery for more details.

 

 


 

Polished Diamonds

Engagement perfection: Polished Diamonds


While a proposal has the ability to incite indescribable elation, it is the engagement ring itself that embodies the sentiment behind the decision.

 

Polished Diamonds

 

 

Although engagements and the rings that signify them may be common, with the revolutionary technology utilised by Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design – you can get something extraordinary.

Using CAD technology, which has revolutionised the art of jewellery design and manufacturing, this talented team can create the ultimate engagement, wedding or ‘just-because’ ring, combining breath-taking GIA certified diamonds and coloured gemstones with exquisite craftsmanship.

“We custom make each ring to ensure the ultimate engineering precision,” owner Daniel Joines says. “Our CAD technology enables our clients to see the proportions of their ring before it is made and work to 0.01mm – less than a human hair – because we recognise that precision is the difference between ordinary and the ‘wow factor’.”

To get that ‘wow factor’ for yourself, visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street or www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz. Phone 0800 233 299.

 

 


 

Recycling your precious jewels: Filigree Fine Jewels


Many people have jewellery that sits in a drawer, that may have been inherited, be of great sentimental value, be broken or have parts missing. It could be your mum’s engagement ring or a piece of jewellery from a past relationship that you would like to suit your current style.

 

 

 

Remodelling old jewellery is a wonderful opportunity to recycle your metals, diamonds and gemstones and recreate these into a new and unique piece of contemporary jewellery that you can wear and enjoy for years to come.

As one of the last manufacturing jewellers left in Christchurch, Filigree Fine Jewels’ workshop and jewellers are on-site to ensure your precious item does not leave the building until it is valued. Every member of the design team is a qualified designer, while the sales assistants come from creative backgrounds with a wealth of knowledge in jewellery craftsmanship.

Book your free consultation now.

 

 


 

Polished Diamonds

Creating something extraordinary: Polished Diamonds


Today, they’re ubiquitous and any nuptials would seem incomplete without them. Weddings and the rings that signify a hand in marriage may be common, but with the revolutionary technology utilised by Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design – you can get something extraordinary.

 

Polished Diamonds

 

 

Using CAD technology, which has revolutionised the art of jewellery design and manufacturing, this talented team can create the ultimate engagement, wedding or ‘just-because’ ring, combining breath-taking GIA certified diamonds and coloured gemstones with exquisite craftsmanship.

“We custom make each ring to ensure the ultimate engineering precision,” owner Daniel Joines says. “Our Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology enables our clients to see the proportions of their ring before it is made and work to 0.01mm – less than a human hair – because we recognise that precision is the difference between ordinary and the ‘wow factor’.”

To get that ‘wow factor’ for yourself, visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, call 0800 233 299 or check out www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz.

 

 


 

The perfect fit: Via Sollertia Jewellers


Purchasing an engagement ring is an exciting milestone and there’s plenty to consider when making this significant decision.

 

 

Thankfully, the highly-skilled team at Via Sollertia Jewellers can help streamline the process, with handy tips, friendly service and expertise.

Before purchasing or having something special custom-made, it’s important to consider your stone choice. Diamonds and sapphires are known to be harder-wearing, but if you have another stone in mind, the setting design can be adjusted to suit for daily practicality.

Of course, the engagement is just the beginning, so it also pays to think ahead and factor in wedding and eternity rings that will fit together in the future.

The important thing is not to feel overwhelmed by the process, that’s where the Via Sollertia staff can help. It’s easy to overcomplicate the design and it becomes a chore, rather than the enjoyable experience it should be.

To discuss the best options for you, visit the 11 New Regent Street shop, or phone 03 366 8001.

 


 

Diamonds with heart: Polished Diamonds


Diamonds have always been a girl’s best friend; they’re also the key to her heart. Matters of the heart always deserve exceptional care and quality and bespoke diamond jewellery creator Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design – is an expert when it comes to delivering both.

 

 

Working at the highest quality point with very competitive pricing and a lifetime guarantee, Dan and his team are turning exquisite and designer dreams into tangible reality. They live and breathe their stunning range of diamonds and other precious stones which they can fashion into lifelong keepsakes that transcend generations. Perfection and precision is the goal when bringing a concept to fruition using a state-of-the-art CAD system.

Polished Diamonds is also an expert at repairs and remodels of ladies’ rings. The team can reinvent an existing heirloom piece, guiding it through a metamorphosis so that it can be contemporised and worn by a new generation. Explore the priceless possibilities, phone 0800 233 299 or visit www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz.

 


 

All that glitters is gold


Yellow gold is the hot pick to invest in this year and it’s now even hotter to go all out in its gorgeous glitter.

 

KAREN WALKER JUST-LAUNCHED JEWELLERY COLLECTION, SOCIETY

 

People have adorned themselves in gold chains since early Egyptian times – guarantee that bejewelling yourself in the planet’s most beloved precious metal will always spell style. From Cleopatra through to the Kardashians, golden glam has remained a star. Recently the glittery little gold dress has even stolen the spotlight off the little black one. And piling on the gold now is not overdoing it – it’s rocking it!

Karen Walker captures the beauty of yellow gold in her just-launched jewellery collection, Society. She has crafted a signet ring and KW-bow adorned bracelet and necklace with a disc that can be engraved with a personal initial. And how divine are her gold Electric Heart earrings?

With gold prices soaring to a six-year high, maybe our psyches are revaluing its sheer preciousness. The more yellow a gold piece is, the more carats it contains. However, quality gold-plated jewellery and accessories are as affordable as ever. Classic and refined, wear for its beguiling, glittering charm. Yellow gold suits everyone but especially on neutral or warm-toned skins.

For the demure amongst us, a gold necklace on a simple outfit instantly adds a million-dollar feel. Yellow gold buckles and embellishments on a black handbag totally ups the sophistication score. Just like first prize at the Olympics, timeless true gold will always represent number one in the wardrobe.

 


 

Perfect & Accurate Jewellery: Polished Diamonds


Just as each and every engagement and marriage is unique and special, so too are the symbolic, custom-made rings that pre-eminent jewellery designer Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design – creates to signify the commitment.

 

 

Characterised by unparalleled quality, imagination and craftsmanship thanks to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D prototyping which ensures perfect symmetry and superb accuracy – engagement rings from Polished Diamonds are truly bespoke.

The team at Polished Diamonds adopts a methodical and magical approach to the design process. Any ring design can be drawn in CAD using actual proportions to suit any budget. Ladies can design their ideal ring and ‘drop the hint’, or gents can view and create their ideal engagement ring knowing they are getting the best value.

Polished Diamonds, operating with incredible efficiency online at www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz and from its plush, parlour-esque location on New Regent Street, offers a lifetime guarantee and works with ethically mined diamonds and gemstones.


 

Inspiring design creativity: Polished Diamonds


The practice of jewellery gifting may be firmly rooted in tradition, but the process leading up to the gifting has been modernised. Technology has revolutionised the art of jewellery design and manufacturing, inspiring greater creativity and granting more autonomy.

 

 

In a market flushed with the ordinary, Polished Diamonds is turning its commercial hand to creating something extraordinary. Using CAD technology, the talented team can create the ultimate engagement, wedding and ‘just-because’ rings, combining breath-taking GIA certified diamonds and coloured gemstones with exquisite craftsmanship.

“We custom make each ring to ensure the ultimate engineering precision,” owner Daniel Joines says. “We utilise Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology, which enables our clients to see the proportions of their ring before it is made and work to 0.01mm, less than a human hair – precision is the difference between ordinary and the ‘wow factor’.

For your ‘across the room sparkle’, visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, call 0800 233 299 or check out www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz.