Sue’s Unconventional Wedding Ring

watermelon tourmaline and diamond ring

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.

The Top 10 Jewellery Gifts for Women

Top 10 Jewellery Gifts for Women

When it comes to buying jewellery for a woman in your life, it can be very difficult. Jewellery taste varies wildly between women so it becomes very hard to choose. Because of this factor, this Top 10 list will not focus so much on actual designs, but more on categories to choose from. These are gifts that work for most women as classic statements of beauty.


Are You SURE You Know Your Partner’s Birthstone?

Wrong birthstone mistake

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.

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