Want to cover yourself in dainty gold jewelry without breaking the bank? Enter demi-fine jewelry, an emerging jewelry trend with a loyal following of trendy ladies such as Meghan Markle, Cindy Crawford and Margot Robbie.
While both costume jewelry and fine jewelry have their place on every woman’s duchess, the former may lack quality and is likely to last a matter of months, while the latter isn’t exactly budget friendly. Bridging the gap between the two, demi-fine jewelry offers contemporary styles crafted from quality materials such as gold-plated silver and semi-precious gemstones – minus the outrageous price tag that comes with luxury pieces. Far from a fleeting trend, demi-fine jewelry has become the go-to for trendsetters and Insta-influencers.
Shells, chains and cute charms – demi-fine jewelry doesn’t have a limit. Accompany your attire with a glittering stack of thin friendship-style bracelets or grace your fingers with delicate bands embedded with semi-precious stones. Pearls are also in this year, so you could opt for a simple gold chain – or several – studded with them or, for a simple look, grace your lobes with a pair of drop earrings like the Poppy Finch Long Pearl Threader Earrings from Nordstrom.
Wearable, affordable and beautiful, we adore this trend; it speaks of class and elegance, while being kind to your bank account.
For many things in life, quality is subjective and beauty immeasurable. At Petersens Jewellers in the Bush Inn Centre, quality is neither subjective nor immeasurable. It is clearly at the heart of this store.
This is perhaps best encapsulated in the store’s latest diamond range, Divine Solitaires. With a stringent grading system, this range comprises only the very best in colour, clarity and cut, and Petersens is the only Christchurch stockist. Known for their triple excellence cut, they can be purchased as loose diamonds or already made up, ready to impress. Owner/operator Brent Morrison takes pride in sourcing the very best diamonds from a global resource pool; attention to detail which goes as far as travelling to Antwerp – the diamond capital of the world.
This ensures the highest quality stones and the most sparkles in the bespoke range of diamond rings and necklaces. Petersens is also synonymous with high quality brands of jewellery and watches, making it the ultimate Christmas gift destination store. You’ll find the latest range of watches from globally renowned Seiko and Citizen brands, and a wide range of jewellery including Coeur de Lion, Thomas Sabo and the latest limited edition Mickey Mouse range by Karen Walker x Disney.
The team is also seeing a big uptake in gold jewellery and, with a beautiful range of pendants, rings and necklaces in store, it’s the perfect time to get in for your Christmas gifts. Gift exchange makes it ideal for men and friendly staff are always on hand to provide gift ideas.
There are certain things in life where quality wins over quantity every time – jewellery is one of them. Petersens Jewellers in the Bush Inn Centre takes pride in offering treasures and memories to last a lifetime.
Synonymous with high quality brands, selected and sourced by owner/operator Brent Morrison from a global resource pool, Petersens offers a curated collection of only the very best. Seiko stands as testament to this quality as one of the world leaders in watches, with the brand’s latest collection of Astron watches now available in store.
Combined with form and function, the Seiko GPS Astron watches are entirely light powered and are capable of syncing date and time zone automatically using a global network of GPS satellites. Sporty, classy and modern, the 2018 model is now 200 metres water resistant, making it a tough watch to beat and the ultimate watch for avid travellers. Available in stainless and titanium versions, these highly functional dress watches offer the ultimate arm candy for the man in your life.
This September, Brent is making his regular trip across the globe to Antwerp – the diamond capital of the world – to source the best diamonds for his bespoke creations. This ensures the highest quality stones and the most sparkles in its range of diamond rings and necklaces. The possibilities are endless when you can choose from the best.
To see for yourself how quality is at the heart of this sophisticated store,
Absolutely everyone asks about the ‘engagement story’. Clare, jewellery designer at Via Sollertia in New Regent Street should know. She’s even witnessed a proposal.
The stones and metallics at Clare’s atelier are spectacular. She lights up when talking about cuts of diamond and how a jewel will sit on a hand; matters of size, proportion and reflective qualities… all brilliant designer elements of every bejeweled gift.
Creating bespoke rings and conducting an exciting collaborative design process never ceases to be a joyful thing. “We really do love bringing dreams to life,” Clare attests.
Via Sollertia sources desirable stones in all hues and intensities, and will incorporate any styling, whether heritage-inspired or contemporary. One partner might broadly choose; the other might refine and add to the design. It’s unique to each couple.
“Currently gorgeous soft washed-out pastel stones are in demand, as are diamonds, always. The Princess-cut is just starting to resurge.”
However it happens, the end result is – no one else in the world has the same ring. A bit like the fact no one in the world has exactly the same aesthetic vision… or fiancée.
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