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Racy race day jewellery: Canterbury Jewellers


A racy jewellery range is raising style stakes, putting the canter in Cup Week fashion.


Iconic Canterbury Jewellers has crafted an exclusive Equestrian collection, befitting of a day at the races.

Wear a horseshoe ring for luck, a riding-crop broach, or a stirrup pendant.

A bracelet of snaffle bit links can highlight the details in two metals, such as rose gold against sterling silver.

Diamonds or gemstones studding a horse-shoe clasp make for a bracelet with winning charm and the horseshoe nail curved into a ring is an eye-catching race day memento.

The pieces also make treasured gifts and heirlooms for equine enthusiasts and horse lovers.

Choose from the online free delivery service or drop into the store. With at least a week’s notice, Canterbury Jewellers will tailor make in most metals and gems.

Visit the collection online, or email or call for a request. 75 Peterborough Street, Christchurch.


 

Engagement, wedding, just because…: Polished Diamonds


The team at Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design creates the most accurate and perfect diamond rings, earrings and precious items.

 

 

Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), clients can view architectural images of how their new rings will look.

A jeweller’s sketch is a whimsical attempt to portray accuracy, whereas CAD is 100 percent accurate, error-free and results in perfection.

Fair pricing enables excellent value. Certification enables assurance.

CAD enables certainty. With more than 8500 beautiful engagement rings designed and produced, you can be assured of excellent quality, value and a pleasant experience.

Not only do they create perfect engagement rings, but they redesign existing rings, create matching wedding rings and complete jewellery repairs.

As the only jeweller to win ‘Best Retail’ at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards, you know your ring design is in the best hands… at least until it’s on the one of your betrothed, that is.

Visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, online www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz or free call 0800 233 299.


 

An exquisite selection: Westende Jewellers


For more than 50 years, family-owned Westende Jewellers has been providing an exquisite selection for the bride and groom.

 

The spacious Sydenham store showcases an extensive array of New Zealand-made engagement and wedding rings – plus both new and antique jewellery.

“We offer many different styles, sizes and combinations of finishes, stones and metals, including a huge range for men,” owner Andrew Kelso says.

“We go above and beyond for our customers; we love to see their joy and excitement when they find the perfect piece.”

To help facilitate this, Westende Jewellers has the largest range of new and vintage wedding rings in the South Island, so the bride and groom can try on different styles, widths and colours to confidently select the perfect symbol of their love.

As all their new wedding rings are made locally using precious metals from a New Zealand refinery, the benefits are three-fold: a beautiful specially-made piece, supporting local businesses and fast turnaround – most rings are ready within 10 working days.

A custom service is also available for those wanting to create a one-off item.

From engagement rings to bridalwear, earrings, watches or special gifts, the expert team can help find the perfect item for any occasion, including Karen Walker, Kagi and Stow Jewellery.

Truly a family affair, Westende Jewellers was established by Andrew’s parents in 1967, and his daughter recently joined the talented team.

In line with government guidelines, Westende Jewellers has instigated physical distancing and enhanced hygiene practices, ensuring the wellbeing of staff and customers.

Find them at 421 Colombo Street, Sydenham, phone 03 366 5475 or on Facebook.


 

The Bespoke Specialists


The true meaning of bespoke refers to handcrafted design, developed in close consultation with the client.

 

 

The talented team at Via Sollertia are the bespoke specialists, delivering a personal design and creation service for clients who want a unique piece of jewellery.

“We design and craft creations fully by hand – without using CAD (computer aided design) or cast and assembled design – which is the true meaning of bespoke,” says designer Clare.

There is also a stunning selection of timeless, unique pieces showcased at the store – all beautifully crafted by the on-site jeweller.

Located in the heart of the city on iconic the New Regent Street, the family-owned business provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and can work with any budget.

“Good service is our number one priority and we’re willing to go above and beyond what customers expect.”

Find Via Sollertia on Instagram and Facebook.

Phone 366 8001 or visit www.viasollertia.co.nz for more information.


 

Undeniably precious remodels: Via Sollertia


Jewellery handed down or gifted to you is undeniably precious, but it if it doesn’t suit your style or is broken, you just won’t wear it. Think how much more meaningful it would be to wear the gems from a loved one, rather than just admire them in a drawer.

 

 

With Via Sollertia having the services of the South Island’s leading gem-setter, the perfect remodel is easy: your precious and semi-precious stones plus the metal can be redesigned into pieces you won’t want to take off.

You can browse pieces in store and in the catalogue and see what design styles jump out and the design process often sees people add to the components. The final design can be drawn up for you, while your stones and metal stay on site in the hands of a master craftsman. The finished piece will be personal, beautiful and a source of everyday joy.

 

 

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

 

 


 

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.