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Creating something exquisite: Canterbury Jewellers

Canterbury Jewellers has earned a reputation for fine craftsmanship and honesty, in a trade where the client relies on information that is true and the quality of workmanship is high.



Providing these two key attributes has allowed Canterbury Jewellers to be one of Christchurch’s leading repair, alteration and handcrafted jewellery manufacturers, since the company was established 35 years ago.

Responding to an increasing desire from clients for a more personalised look, Canterbury Jewellers is fully equipped to create something incredibly unique.

It may be traditional with lots of fine detail, or bold and modern.

With their experienced and fully qualified team of on-site artisans, clients are invited to contribute to the creative process as little or as much as they like and are encouraged to visit at various stages of manufacture.

Phone Canterbury Jewellers on 03 366 7737 or email with any enquires.


Buy now, decide later: Via Sollertia

This would not be a bridal issue without paying tribute to one of our favourite bespoke creation specialists; Via Sollertia Jewellers.



The team at Via Sollertia are skilled professionals who offer amazing services to all of their customers, from finding the perfect diamond or gem for you, to custom creation and maintenance services.

While investing in the idea of a long future together with your partner is a big decision, so is the piece of jewellery that will cement that union.

The Nu Proposal is a great way to take off a little bit of that pressure.

Via Sollertia explains that “’Nu’ translates to nude in French. By proposing with the perfect diamond or gemstone you get a stripped back, stress free moment”.

Buy the diamond now and decide on the technicalities later.

For more information phone 03 366 8001 or check out their website.


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





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 Phone 0800 233 299.




Add colour to your engagement: Via Sollertia

From emeralds and rubies to sapphires and opals, more and more couples are choosing engagement ring options beyond the traditional diamond.



“Coloured stones are really popular, such as beautiful pastel tones, as well as champagne and yellow-coloured diamonds,” says Clare from Via Sollertia. “We can source a selection of stones from local suppliers, so couples can handpick the exact stone they want before the ring is designed and crafted.”



Located in the heart of the city on iconic New Regent Street, the family-owned business provides a bespoke personal design and creation service as well as a stunning selection of timeless, unique pieces – all beautifully crafted by the on-site jeweller.

For those planning a Christmas or New Year proposal, now is the time to start thinking about the design. “We like our clients to be involved in the entire process, from start to finish.”

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



The perfect fit: Via Sollertia Jewellers

Purchasing an engagement ring is an exciting milestone and there’s plenty to consider when making this significant decision.



Thankfully, the highly-skilled team at Via Sollertia Jewellers can help streamline the process, with handy tips, friendly service and expertise.

Before purchasing or having something special custom-made, it’s important to consider your stone choice. Diamonds and sapphires are known to be harder-wearing, but if you have another stone in mind, the setting design can be adjusted to suit for daily practicality.

Of course, the engagement is just the beginning, so it also pays to think ahead and factor in wedding and eternity rings that will fit together in the future.

The important thing is not to feel overwhelmed by the process, that’s where the Via Sollertia staff can help. It’s easy to overcomplicate the design and it becomes a chore, rather than the enjoyable experience it should be.

To discuss the best options for you, visit the 11 New Regent Street shop, or phone 03 366 8001.



The local diamond specialist: Petersens Jewellers

If you’re thinking diamonds, think Petersens Jewellers. A pioneer in the field since 1863, the jewellery store in the Bush Inn Centre lives and breathes its passion for this precious stone.



Such is this dedication and attention to detail that Managing Director Brent Morrison travels half way around the world – to the diamond capital Antwerp – twice a year to hand-pick his diamonds, ensuring each is of the highest quality and set to impress.

Backed with a GIA diamond-grading certificate, keen eyes and hours of patience, this unwavering commitment means only the best diamonds are chosen to be set into rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets, loved by customers and cherished for generations. This regular pilgrimage in search of the global best draws interested customers from throughout Canterbury to check out the latest sparkly yield. See the exciting new range of loose diamonds waiting to be customised by you.

The extensive range of cuts and diamond carats accommodate every budget, so if you’re looking for a brilliant round cut, princess cut, oval cut or even a pear cut stone with a full range of grades, now’s the time to get in store. Immerse yourself in the infinite possibilities – your ring can be set in gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum with handmade or cast settings. Let your imagination run wild at Petersens Jewellers.

As New Zealand’s oldest jewellery retailer, Petersens Jewellers has built a family tradition of professional service and attention to detail. The knowledge and expertise that comes from this 156-year history ensures your every need will be taken care of by a team of experienced professionals, providing you with unparalleled service in jewellery repair, maintenance and design. From elegant classic to modern day styles, their reputable background ensures you have the best opportunity to bring your dreams and ideas to life.

When it comes to diamonds, Petersens Jewellers in the Bush Inn centre is a cut above the rest. So if you’re thinking diamonds, think Petersens Jewellers. Head in to Petersens Jewellers at the Bush Inn Centre now. Find them on the corner of Waimari and Riccarton Roads or visit



Beautifully bespoke: Canterbury Jewellers

The talented team at Canterbury Jewellers can turn your ideas into a beautifully handcrafted bespoke piece.



Located in the heart of the city, the family owned business has been providing an on-site repair, alteration and handcrafted jewellery service for over 35 years. Visiting the business is a refreshing change to what can sometimes be a daunting and sterile experience, says second generation jeweller, Jason Baylis. “We are honest, friendly and down to earth – many customers come back to us for that reason. Our business is built on word-ofmouth, so pretty much everyone who comes here are referrals.”

Delivering a personal design and creation service for anything from a unique engagement ring, to an elegant pendant, Canterbury Jewellers has a large, skilled team of 13 to keep up with demand and all jewellery is made in-house. Current trends indicate blue or pink sapphire engagement rings are popular and rose gold is back.


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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.


Via Sollertia


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.


Via Sollertia

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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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.


Via Sollertia


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.