Post # 1
Hey NZ bees!
Did anyone here have their engagement ring custom made by a NZ jeweller? Would you recommend them? Or has anyone heard of jeweller who does exceptional custom work?
I’ve been looking at people in Auckland and Wellington – checking out their galleries/portfolios and testimonials but I was curious to see if any Bees here would be able to share their personal experiences with me before the SO and I start meeting with jewellers in mid-June.
EDIT: I should probably clarify that I want lab-created gemstones (Avarra emerald and moissanite) on my ring so if you’ve worked with a jeweller who does great custom work AND has no qualms about lab-created gemstones, please let me know
Post # 3
I’m in Christchurch and I have to say our jeweller did fantastic work – they are called Via Sollertia. It is a small business and they make all of their rings, and work with all metals (not sure about gemstones though). My engagement ring was one they had in stock, but was unique since it is their own design and a one-off and used a Wondercut diamond, which I didnt see in any other stores. We also were a bit late and only ordered our wedding bands a couple weeks before the wedding but they made them within a week. I would really highly recommend their work, and I have to say we were happy was well with the prices – very good value, especially when you compare to the cost at the chain stores, and great quality and attention to detail…
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Post # 5
I’m getting my wedding ring custom made by 5th avenue jewellers in Auckland.
Post # 6
My ring has been custom made by a local Jeweller. Most towns around our area still have local jewellers that will work with people to create custom pieces. I will post pics when I get it 🙂
Post # 7
@PandaEyes: Fantastic! I can’t wait to see your pics