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NEWS & SPECIALS
The MAKING of a Winner
..how it came alive…
NZ’s Most Romantic Proposal WINNERS
Saul & Oriwia have just won NZ Bride & Groom magazines competition!
I am super happy for them and honoured to have been entrusted with the making of Ori’s ring.
Saul contacted me with the desire to design & make a unique ring with NZ gold, gemstones and workmanship:
“My aim was to create a unique ring with New Zealand materials and workmanship. Over time, and with much research, this came to fruition with a bespoke ring made from Shotover Gold in Queenstown and….”
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Designer DIAMOND RINGS
We had the pleasure to create three exquisite Diamond Rings recently.
Whilst they are very different, there’s a similarity in the design aspect: an aim for simplicity in form with clear and clean lines.
The result = Timeless Elegance.
Didn’t I say “…and more…”
It’s a great pleasure do work on REMODELS. Might it be broken jewellery, a heirloom that just hasn’t been worn for decades or simply a piece of old jewellery that isn’t liked anymore.
We can re-use your gold, diamonds and gemstones and create a new piece of jewellery for you.
Here’s a few examples we’ve created recently:
Custom Made WEDDING BANDS, PARTNER RINGS and more
Here’s a few things we’ve been working on and have finished since our last post.
Major New Deposit In Madagascar Producing Kashmir-like Sapphires!
According to Swiss gem-testing laboratory SSEF Madagascar is the site of a new gem-rush, which over the past few months has produced an impressive amount of blue sapphires and fancy coloured sapphires of partly exceptional size and quality. “The deposit appears to be a new gem source of greater importance than anything we have seen in recent years.”
Only a lab can tell the difference between these sapphires and those from Kashmir, according to SSEF.
KASHMIR:–The Sapphires of Kashmir form an exclusive class of their own. In the Jewel trade it is customary to attach the appellation ‘Kashmir’ to any fine Sapphire regardless of its geographical origin. This is an indication of the outstanding qualities of Kashmir Sapphires. The colour of these Sapphires resembles the beautiful hue of the peacock’s neck, a velvety blue. Even a small concentration of that fine colour illuminates the entire structure of the Gem. Today, with the exception of estate sales, fine Kashmir sapphires of true origin are virtually unobtainable.