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Bespoke eco-conscious jewellery: Via Sollertia


Via Sollertia Jewellers has been making sustainability a top priority long before it was at the forefront of customer demand.

 

 

At every stage of the jewellery-making process – literally from design right through to the final product – special care and attention is taken to ensure their footprint on the earth is as light as possible. It’s been a prominent philosophy of the independent jewellers, located at 11 New Regent St, since the beginning.

From using handmade recycled rimu in their packaging, to creating stunning bespoke designs made from re-refined New Zealand-sourced gold and fair-trade diamonds, they’ll even go one step further and hand deliver your items.

“We’re aware of our footprint on the earth, this is something we can do,” says designer Clare.  “It doesn’t leave here from design to the finished product… they’re not only beautiful, but sustainable as well. We all have to start making a difference.”

Find Via Sollertia on Instagram and Facebook. Phone 366 8001 or visit www.viasollertia.co.nz for more information.


 

Bespoke and sentimental: Via Sollertia


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

 

 

A bespoke ring crafted from a piece of jewellery with sentimental value is a meaningful way of re-creating something beautiful, says designer Clare of Via Sollertia. “We often have customers bring in jewellery from their great grandmother or a family member who passed away, so we can turn it into bridal jewellery or an engagement ring. It’s my favourite thing to create – I love the family story and sentimentality behind it. And there is no wastage, so it’s also an eco-conscious, sustainable option.”

Located in the heart of the city on iconic New Regent Street, the family-owned business provides a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and can work with any budget. “We’re willing to go above and beyond what customers expect. Throughout the creation process, they are involved every step of the way.”

Find Via Sollertia on Instagram and Facebook. Phone 366 8001 or visit www.viasollertia.co.nz for more information.


 

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The Bespoke Specialists: Via Sollertia


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

 

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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 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.”

 

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Find Via Sollertia on Instagram and Facebook. Phone 366 8001 or visit www.viasollertia.co.nz for more information.


 

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Significantly You: Via Sollertia


The symbolism behind marital rings is of such significance that in trying to find the perfect ring that says who they are, couples can easily become overwhelmed.

 

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Via Sollertia Jewellery has been creating exquisite custom-made jewellery for 23 years, from rings bracelets and bangles, through to necklaces, pendants and earrings, or whatever else is desired. Just like food and fashion, jewellery changes with the times, and Via Sollertia’s jewellery designer, Clare, says there’s a definite shift towards more contemporary, eclectic styled rings nowadays.

“There’s an interesting move towards rings being comprised of a mix of shapes, colours and cuts – as in marquise, baguette and princess, for example. But it’s also about how the ring sits on the finger,” Clare says.
Via Sollertia prides itself on unsurpassable craftsmanship in producing bespoke jewellery that absolutely says it all.

 

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Via Sollertia
11 New Regent Street
Christchurch
Ph 366 8001
www.viasollertia.co.nz

 



 

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Bespoke treasure: Via Sollertia


There’s a slight organic shift happening in ring trends, so think Clare and Joel of New Regent Street’s Via Sollertia.

 

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They design and sell mouth-wateringly lovely engagement and wedding rings, amongst other jewellery. The current mood seems to point in the direction of very simple yet hand-crafted, faceted rings in which the uniqueness lies in a certain ‘unfinished, non-uniform quality.’

“People are requesting beautiful buttery textures in which the metal appears soft and fluid,” Clare says.  She’s able to design and bring any ring-profile desire to fruition. Every piece is created on-site, to any dreamy specifications. The finish created can be contemporary or traditional; raw, beaten, rough, or glossy.

 

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Via Sollertia
11 New Regent Street
Christchurch
Ph 366 8001
www.viasollertia.co.nz


 

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Desirable Innovation: Via Sollertia


The team at Via Sollertia understands that the ring becomes a part of you, an extension of your essence and simply being stunningly beautiful just isn’t enough anymore.

 

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Design innovation is as elemental as air and water to Via Sollertia and Clare loves “that we have created something beautiful to solve a problem”.

She is talking about Via Sollertia’s own diamond-shaped ring keeper necklace. The ring keeper necklace was forged by the desire of women who do physical work, or jobs requiring continuous handwashing, to keep their precious ring completely safe, yet still wear it. You can display the necklace and ring, or tuck it safely into your top.

 

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When your ring is nestling on your finger, the necklace stands alone as a fabulous piece. “We were challenged to design a product and it has become desirable in its own right,” she says. The ring keeper necklaces are bespoke to you, plus sizing and angles ensure your ring stays put. Doctor, drainlayer, dishwasher or busy mum, you need this clever little beauty.

 

 

 



 

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A part of YOU: Via Sollertia


The team at Via Sollertia understands that the ring becomes a part of you, an extension of your essence and simply being stunningly beautiful just isn’t enough anymore.

 

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The jewellery you wear needs to embody your values of locally sourced and ethical production. Via Sollertia handmakes product on site, using only stones and metals whose provenance they have carefully researched to ensure their sustainable credentials. Jewellery boxes are made in gorgeous recycled rimu, while even the finest gold dust filings are refined and re-used.

The desire for jewellery that represents the authentic self is leading to a trend for proposals without a ring. At Via Sollertia you come in together, select your ethically sourced stones and metals, and create something perfect together. The initial consultation establishes your style, which is then conceptualised, finalised and finished for you. Why would you go anywhere else?

 



 

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Crafting memories: Via Sollertia


Custom-creation jewellers, Via Sollertia of New Regent Street, can help take the pressure out of marriage proposals with a new bespoke ring making service, the Nu Proposal.

 

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The family run boutique business takes pride on offering both bride and groom an experienced professional design and creation experience. Clients can visit Via Sollertia to choose a statement diamond or gemstone, which is then securely placed in a sustainable rimu ring box; setting the stage for a truly romantic proposal.

 

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If the answer to the proposal is `yes’ couples can then select the materials and designing of the ring begins. A gorgeous range of displayed rings in heritage, whimsical, classic or modern styles pave the way for each aesthetic couple-decision.

 


The result? Something classy, personalised and utterly unforgettable.


 

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A new chapter: Via Sollertia


If someone special has bequeathed you jewellery that means so much, but just doesn’t suit, Via Sollertia has a brilliant solution – remodelling – to get the piece out of the drawer and onto you.

 

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Jewellery designer Clare establishes the style of jewellery you like, be it classic, modern, art deco, or art nouveau. “Browse pieces in store and in the catalogue and see what jumps out,” she says. “We’ll work with what you’ve got, re-using the stones and metal on site to create something completely personal.” The design process often sees people add to the components and Clare draws the design for you to take away and keep. Wedding and engagement rings are being modernised and reworked too.
“Re-modelling is my favourite thing to do,” Clare says. “It’s so special, creating something with huge history that people will actually wear and love, bringing a new chapter to the life of the jewel.”

 

 

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Via Sollertia
11 New Regent Street
Christchurch
Ph 366 8001
www.viasollertia.co.nz


 

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Representative Bling: Via Sollertia


The zeitgeist of ‘you do you’ extends even and perhaps especially, to that most unifying of life’s milestones: the point at which the one you love becomes your pair-bond from this day forward unto the great hereafter.

 

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Modern couples understand a successful marriage allows the individual essence of both parties to thrive and this is mirrored in their selection of personalised wedding rings.

The days when wedding rings matched – just because – are a relic of a more prescribed era. Personal taste, colouring and hand dimensions now drive the choice. A delicate rose gold and diamond ring can join in matrimony with a solid platinum one – the combinations are as varied as the wedded bliss they symbolise.

The team at Via Sollertia believes every wedding ring should represent the unique brand of love and honour its owner brings to the union.