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Ringing in autumn

For better or worse, we’re waving goodbye to summer. But don’t fret, we’re ringing in autumn with a look at what we can expect to see adorning fingers in 2021. Yes, we’ve got clarity on all the latest ring trends.



We might have been looking at gold through rose coloured glasses, as rose gold had its moment, but nothing will ever replace the illustrious sheen of yellow gold. It has claimed back the spotlight with its rich, warm and timeless appeal.

Popularised by Meghan Markle, the three stones symbolise a couple’s past, present and future. Experts are seeing a rise in unique shapes for these trios, along with contrasting cuts or diamond sizes, to create something completely unique.

Dainty and slim ring bands are becoming a thing of the past as wider bands are poised to have their moment in the spotlight. If you want a ring that stands out in a crowd, a wide band is definitely one to consider.

Engagement rings are going green – and we’re not just talking about sustainability. Yes, emeralds are having a serious moment right now, with many experts labelling it the “it” stone of 2021. With the colour closely associated with new beginnings, it’s no surprise why!

There are the classic cuts you know and love — round, princess, cushion, emerald. And they’re not going anywhere. But have you heard of hexagon, shield or trillion cuts? When it comes to your centre stones, you can expect to see these cuts and more.


Engagement, wedding, just because…: Polished Diamonds

The team at Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design creates the most accurate and perfect diamond rings, earrings and precious items.



Using Computer-Aided Design (CAD), clients can view architectural images of how their new rings will look.

A jeweller’s sketch is a whimsical attempt to portray accuracy, whereas CAD is 100 percent accurate, error-free and results in perfection.

Fair pricing enables excellent value. Certification enables assurance.

CAD enables certainty. With more than 8500 beautiful engagement rings designed and produced, you can be assured of excellent quality, value and a pleasant experience.

Not only do they create perfect engagement rings, but they redesign existing rings, create matching wedding rings and complete jewellery repairs.

As the only jeweller to win ‘Best Retail’ at the Champion Canterbury Business Awards, you know your ring design is in the best hands… at least until it’s on the one of your betrothed, that is.

Visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, online or free call 0800 233 299.


The ‘I’ dos & don’ts: Via Sollertia

If you’re thinking about popping, or hinting at, the big question, the first step is the engagement ring. Via Sollertia’s Phil Vicray talks to us about the dos and don’ts of engagement ring shopping.



Don’t: Order online from untrustworthy websites.

Do: Visit stores, like Via Sollertia, where you can physically see and try on the rings.

Don’t: Bring a big group of friends when making the final decisions around the style and shape. Too many opinions can sometimes do more harm than good.

Do: Come with your partner or a loved one who knows you well. A sense of support is always nice.

Don’t: Assume that the shop is okay with you taking photos of the rings. Like wedding dress salons, the designers often put a lot of time and effort into them; the last thing they’ll want is potentially having their design copied.

Do: Show off your ring, once given permission; it’s certainly something worth showcasing to the world.


Labour of love: Polished Diamonds

It has been a two-year labour of love to design and merchandise the new website for Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design, now live at


The attention to detail this plush, parlour-esque haven on New Regent Street is renowned for is evident in the care and attention that has gone into the website, where you have the ability to configure your engagement ring online.

There are more than 400 ring designs, diamond studs, pendants, luxurious bracelets and 10,000 plus certified diamonds.

You can mix and match to create the perfect partnership between budget and style.

The website is as beautiful as it is interesting and easy to navigate, with extensive blog articles about diamond cutting, diamond colour, diamond fashions, and live chat for personal service.

Locally made custom jewellery from award-winning Polished Diamonds, shop online or visit the stunning showroom at 30 New Regent Street, phone 0800 233 299.


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.


An exquisite selection: Westende Jewellers

For more than 50 years, family-owned Westende Jewellers has been providing an exquisite selection for the bride and groom.


The spacious Sydenham store showcases an extensive array of New Zealand-made engagement and wedding rings – plus both new and antique jewellery.

“We offer many different styles, sizes and combinations of finishes, stones and metals, including a huge range for men,” owner Andrew Kelso says.

“We go above and beyond for our customers; we love to see their joy and excitement when they find the perfect piece.”

To help facilitate this, Westende Jewellers has the largest range of new and vintage wedding rings in the South Island, so the bride and groom can try on different styles, widths and colours to confidently select the perfect symbol of their love.

As all their new wedding rings are made locally using precious metals from a New Zealand refinery, the benefits are three-fold: a beautiful specially-made piece, supporting local businesses and fast turnaround – most rings are ready within 10 working days.

A custom service is also available for those wanting to create a one-off item.

From engagement rings to bridalwear, earrings, watches or special gifts, the expert team can help find the perfect item for any occasion, including Karen Walker, Kagi and Stow Jewellery.

Truly a family affair, Westende Jewellers was established by Andrew’s parents in 1967, and his daughter recently joined the talented team.

In line with government guidelines, Westende Jewellers has instigated physical distancing and enhanced hygiene practices, ensuring the wellbeing of staff and customers.

Find them at 421 Colombo Street, Sydenham, phone 03 366 5475 or on Facebook.


Where tech and beauty combine

Matters of the heart always deserve exceptional care and quality. Thankfully, bespoke diamond jewellery creator Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design – is an expert when it comes to delivering both.


Polished Diamonds

Working at the highest quality point with competitive pricing and a lifetime guarantee, Dan and his team are turning exquisite and designer dreams into tangible reality.

They live and breathe their stunning range of diamonds and other precious stones they can fashion into lifelong keepsakes that transcend generations.

Perfection and precision is the goal when bringing a concept to fruition using a state-of-the-art CAD system.

“We custom make each ring to ensure the ultimate engineering precision,” owner Daniel Joines says.

“Our Computer Aided Design (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’.”

Explore the priceless possibilities at 30 New Regent Street, or phone 0800 233 299.


The Bespoke Specialists

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



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 the 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.”

Find Via Sollertia on Instagram and Facebook.

Phone 366 8001 or visit for more information.


An extraordinary engagement

Valentine’s Day, with the great sentiment and romance behind it, ushers in the perfect occasion for that once-in-a-lifetime proposal.


Polished Diamonds

Such an occasion is certainly worthy of an extraordinary engagement ring defined by exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Polished Diamonds rises to this challenge with gusto.

Operating through its incredibly efficient website and from its plush location on New Regent Street, the business can offer veritable perfection.

Utilising a state-of-the-art CAD system, bespoke and synergistic engagement and wedding rings can be created using stunning, ethically-mined diamonds.

These exquisite pieces have the potential to become legacy heirlooms, passed from generation to generation.

Owner Dan Joines says if people can dream it, they can create it.

“In a little over a week we can reproduce a client’s ultimate vision from their photos, images or design ideas.”

Discover the infinite possibilities today, visit the design studio at 30 New Regent Street, or call 0800 233 299.


Polished Diamonds

A lifetime of happiness

Based at its plush New Regent Street location, Polished Diamonds – Jewllery Design, is in the business of sweeping people off their feet with its custom-made rings.


Polished Diamonds


Using cutting-edge technology and traditional handcraftsmanship, diamond rings, remodelling, repairs and adjustments are completed at the best price and the highest quality standards.

Customers can preview designs in actual proportion using the very clever architectural design software.

Ladies can design their perfect engagement or anniversary ring and then drop the hint, safe in the knowledge they’ll get the ring of their dreams, designed to fit his budget.

Polished Diamonds’ custom-made rings provide a beautiful opportunity for synergy with future pieces.

“Because we draw a CAD model of the wedding ring, we can use this in a year or two for an anniversary ring to sit on the other side, baby arrivals and ‘any excuse’ rings.”

A lifetime of happiness just became that little bit easier thanks to Polished Diamonds.