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.
Jacob came in to see me after seeing one of my sapphire ring designs online. He loved the ring but wanted to modify it a little to fit in with his lady’s personality and tastes.
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.
Preparing for end of uni exams is tough enough, but Brad added the extra pressure of sorting out an engagement ring and proposing at the same time.
Luke and Tate had waited long for New Zealand to legalise same-sex marriage, but by the time 2013 rolled around, they didn’t want to delay any longer
In support of the historic passing of gay marriage in New Zealand, radio station ZM announced in July 2013 that they would run a competition to find a same-sex couple to marry on the first day the law would be enacted. When we heard about this competition, we knew we had to get involved!
After several weeks of campaigning and voting, Tash and Mel were the competition winners. From dresses, to venues, to horse-drawn carriages, every aspect of these lovely ladies’ wedding was provided by supportive and gay-positive companies. Of course, we at K. Amani Fine Jeweller supplied the rings.
When Tash and Mel found out they would receive custom designed wedding bands up to a value of $5,000, they were ecstatic! Tash always had a very specific idea in mind for her wedding band, and we met at our store in the Queen’s Arcade to work out the details. It’s amazing just how much fun you can have when working with people who are just so happy to get married!
There are so many things to think about when choosing the right engagement or wedding ring. It can all be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. In the case of an engagement ring (and some wedding rings), it is important to consider how the ring setting will either showcase or detract from centre stone, as in the case of a solitaire diamond ring.
In this series of posts, our jeweller, Khay Amani, will take you through the most popular ring settings to help you decide which one is right for you.
This 60 carat pink diamond is expected to fetch the highest price in history for any diamond ever purchased when it goes under the gavel in November. Read more about it here.