Sometimes your relationship has a particular quirk or symbol that holds a special meaning for both of you. For Miles and Natalia, that symbol is a lion, a la Scar or Mufasa from Disney’s “The Lion King”.
Sue is an existing customer of ours who thoroughly loves Khay’s design aesthetic and passion for colour in jewels. She came in with some older pieces of jewellery she had inherited and loose small diamonds that had been salvaged from family pieces of jewellery. They still held sentimental value to her and she asked if we can do anything with them.
Sue likes large statement pieces and loves colour, After some discussion about stones and design options, we came up with the idea to use a rare – and drop-dead gorgeous – bi-colour tourmaline in a ring made with the gold and diamonds from her old jewellery. This was a great idea as it combined the sentimental older pieces with the new stone. The idea is poetic: the new big tourmaline represents of her love for her new husband, which is surrounded by the supportive structures of her family represented through the gold and the old diamonds. We freshened the existing gold up and added a bit more so that we could make this big statement wedding ring for her in Khay’s signature opulent style. The result speaks for itself.
This particular journey started about a year ago when a young man came in with a desire to create a ring that matches his love, in that it is unique and undeniably beautiful.
James came into our store seeking something quite different for his lady. He didn’t want to give her a diamond as she wasn’t big on diamonds to begin with. Instead he wanted to use some themes and ideas that he knew she liked: she loved butterflies and the colours blue and green.
Dave wanted to do something meaningful for his pregnant wife to celebrate the arrival of their second child.
We met Kacie and Jessi a number of years ago, and when the time came for these two lovely ladies to get married, they asked us to create their rings.
Our clients seek us out because we create designs that they can’t find elsewhere.
You’ve just found the most amazing ring and you’re ready to dazzle your beloved with your good taste. As she opens the box, you say, “Surprise! I remembered blue is your birthstone!” And to your dismay, her face shrinks from wonder to worry. “But honey, these are sapphires,” she says. “I was born in December. My birthstone is blue topaz.” And with that, your amazing present turns into an embarrassing mistake. Don’t worry, it’s happened to the best of us. With this handy birthstone guide, you’ll never need to worry about it again!
Birthstones vary around the world, so it is important to make sure you know just which kinds of stones to use when creating personalised gifts for him or gifts for her. This chart will help you identify the most common NZ birthstones by month.
Finding the perfect way to show off your unique family heritage can be both a precious and daunting task.