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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.


 

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.


 

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.