If you are looking for something a little unique off the the shelf or are wanting something custom designed especially for you, our advice would be to start with smaller jewellery stores that design and make their own jewellery. This way you will talk to a jewellery designer not just a salesperson and you will benefit from a one on one experience with that person being able to put your ideas onto paper and ultimately being able to bring your creation to life.
One of our most recent commissions was for NZ Opera who wanted a piece created especially to promote their recent performance Tosca. We were asked to create a cross that was totally encrusted with gemstones, so we chose to use Pink Sapphires, Amethysts and Diamonds to create a vibrant yet contrasting colour range to enhance the cross design. The cross itself was made from 18ct white gold. The end result was a delicious little number that ticked all the customers requirements both visually and monetary. You can click the following link to learn more about Tosca by NZ Opera http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2015/tosca/auckland
At Carats you don’t need an appointment to call in to discuss your design ideas, and we love the challenge of creating something new. A lot of the designs at Carats Jewellery are unique to us, with the designs having been trademarked to secure their authentication, meaning you can only purchase these unique designs through our store at 25 Vulcan Lane. Our opening hours are from 10am till 5pm weekdays and 10am till 4pm Saturdays, we hope you will call in to discuss your next piece of jewellery with us soon. You can see some of our unique designs on our website www.caratsjewellery.co.nz, and also see the design process first hand on some of our Facebook posts of custom work we have recently done for our clients www.facebook.com/CaratsNZ