Your boo hands you a little velvet box. Your palms are sweating, your heart is pounding and you’re wondering if this is it. Slowly, you open the box to reveal...a pair of earrings.
Whether you’re in the market for a special ring, a gift for a loved one or just some bling for yourself, here are some of the best jewellers in Auckland for you to check out.
Tiffany & Co.
For the OG jewellery experience, you can’t go past Tiffany’s. Opening in October 2016, Tiffany & Co.'s first New Zealand flagship store sets a new standard for luxury. Each item comes wrapped in the iconic blue Tiffany box to make you feel even more special. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and Tiffany & Co.’s sure know how to make ‘em. Tiffany’s is famous for their brilliant-cut diamond engagement rings, but there’s plenty to choose from for you single guys and gals too.
Naveya And Sloane
Naveya & Sloane are the jewellers of choice for many celebrity couples when looking for a ring to seal the deal. All of their rings are made to order and the team work with each client to craft the most beautiful piece they can within your budget. Operating on both an appointment and walk in basis, Naveya & Sloane focus on quality and service to make sure you get exactly what you’re after.
Located in the heart of Auckland city, the Jewellers Workshop has been making custom designed jewellery for more than 30 years. Their expert team consists of on-site jewellers, a specialised diamond setter and knowledgeable front of house staff. The Jewellers Workshop specializes in handmade, custom designed jewellery and is committed to working with their clients to achieve their ideal result. If that wasn’t enough, they’re so confident in their quality that they offer a lifetime guarantee on all their wares. Score!
Scott, the owner of Culét Diamonds, has been working with diamonds for more than a decade and a half. He felt there was a ‘real gap in the market for custom one-off designed pieces’ and set out to change that. He designs every piece specifically for each individual client, tailoring it to suit them perfectly. Culét Diamonds’ meticulous six-step process ensures that you’ll get the diamond of your dreams.
The Diamond Shop
The Diamond Shop takes pride in their handmade, bespoke approach to jewellery in an age of mass production. All their rings are handcrafted to order in their Auckland workshop to make sure no two are alike. The metals and stones are carefully selected and crafted by experts to create a flawless and uniquely beautiful product.
Zoe & Morgan
City Works Depot
One of New Zealand’s leading local jewellery designers, Zoe & Morgan launched in 2005 and was hailed as an instant success. Born from an appreciation for their father’s craft as a traditional silver and goldsmith, Zoe and Morgan formed their own partnership creating stylish pieces with a masculine edge. Over the years they have released a variety of collections, from fine jewellery to engagement rings, showcasing their skill and versatility. Zoe & Morgan have redefined traditional and offer bespoke pieces as well as multiple collections.
Layla Kaisi Collection
Layla Kaisi’s practice could be summed up in two words—beautiful and bespoke. Crafting delicate jewellery by hand, all jewellery is custom made to order. Layla loves meeting with clients to hear their vision, so she can deliver exactly what they want. Layla Kaisi’s jewellery blends traditional methods of handcraftsmanship with contemporary, minimalist style to create truly stunning and individual pieces.
Coming from a family of household names of New Zealand musicians and even making a music career of her own, Boh Runga express her artistic mind through not only her guitar but also her jewellery. Boh Rungah’s designs are simple and delicate yet they still transcend as strong and showcase New Zealand culture in the most beautiful forms. From the feminine fantail feather thread earrings to the powerful tiki studs, Boh Rungah has a diverse range of jewellery and anyone can find something up their alley.
Meadowlark is committed to authenticity and creating beautiful, meaningful jewellery for self-possessed men and women. Each piece is viewed as a tiny artwork, something to be cherished forever. Designers Claire Hammon and Greg Fromont find beauty in materials that are often overlooked and pieces are strongly influenced by their background in streetwear design and skate culture. Made to order right here in New Zealand, Meadowlark jewellery is made from ethically sourced metals and stones. Join the likes of Lorde, Rihanna, FKA Twigs and many more and check out their showroom or other stockists.Top of FormBottom of Form
Diamonds On Richmond
If you want to feel good about treating yourself to some fancy jewels, look no further than Diamonds on Richmonds. These jewellers are Associate Partners to Cure Kids and support the wonderful work Cure Kids does here in New Zealand. Aside from their altruistic activities, Diamonds on Richmond also has a spectacular range of jewellery for you to choose from. All stock is New Zealand made or you can design your own. If you’re feeling a little bit extra, check out their exclusive chocolate diamonds for something special.
Orsini Fine Jewellery
Orsini Fine Jewellers are passionate about providing excellence in design, craftsmanship and service. Stocking prominent Italian jewellery lines as well as local brands, Orsini specialises in high quality, traditional engagement rings and wedding bands.
Stolen Girlfriend’s Club
Newmarket and Ponsonby
If you’re a fan of Stolen Girlfriend’s Club’s clothes, you’re sure to love their jewellery even more. One of New Zealand’s leading labels, Stolen Girlfriend’s Club have a sweet selection of edgy but delicate jewellery for both men and women. Stolen prides their designs for their underlying feeling of rock’n’roll and this has carried through to their jewellery. If you’re a little more punk than pearls, this is the store for you.
Sutcliffe Jewellery believes that buying jewellery is a very special event and strive to make the whole Sutcliffe experience enjoyable. Their care and attention to each customer as well as their international award-winning legacy set them apart. All their stones are handpicked and conflict free, so you can rest easy knowing you’re purchasing pieces of the utmost quality.
For the bolder, more bohemian dressers among us, might we suggest The Vault? Owners Philip and Sarah founded the Vault with the vision of showcasing the work of some of the best Kiwi creatives alongside unique international designers. They’re passionate about fair trade and sustainable products, so you know you’re buying in a way that’s better for people and the planet. The Vault also has an extensive selection of gorgeous greenstone pieces made right here in New Zealand.
Walker & Hall
Albany, Anzac Ave, Auckland Airport, Newmarket, Northwest, Queen Street, Silverdale, Sylvia Park
Walker & Hall is your one stop shop for all things fine and fabulous. With eight locations spread around Auckland, it’s one of the most accessible fine jewellers out there. Walker & Hall stocks plenty of traditional jewellery and engagement/wedding rings in addition to a number of quirkier New Zealand designers, such as Karen Walker, Meadowlark and Boh Runga.
Image Credit: Karen Walker