Customer Testimonials

testimonials

Our testimonials virtually speak for themselves. We have many satisfied clients all over the world who are more than happy to express their appreciation of our service.

We encourage client feedback in our ongoing quest for perfection. If you’d like to speak directly to any one of our clients listed in these testimonials be sure to ask . After gaining their permission we’ll appropriately forward their details to you so you can contact them directly.

 

Chris R: Auckland
Hi Dan and team; just an email of appreciation and thanks for the wonderful job you and your team have done. The wedding bands look amazing, not to mention the promise ring that you have so kindly fixed and cleaned also looks amazing. Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into the rings. We will always cherish the quality of the craftsmanship used to make the engagement and wedding bands. For any other jewellery work you have our confidence and loyalty and look forward to any dealings that we may have in the future.

Stacy: Christchurch
Thanks so much for my gorge anniversary ring, I just love it. I'm having a Friday wine and enjoying the view from my sparkly diamonds :-) lol, thank you for all you help, will definitely be recommending Polished Diamonds but I'm sure my new ring will do all the advertising!

Helen Clark: Wellington
Thanks for the all the work you have done on my various rings. I appreciate they have not been your most lucrative commissions but you have never treated them as such. My thanks are particularly for restoring my grandmothers art deco onyx ring. You clearly discussed the various options and prices, the end result has been absolutely fabulous and the compliments received on the ring are on-going. I have had no trouble in recommending you to anyone for either new, repaired or restored works. Hope to do further business with you in the future. Thanks again. Helen   

Shaochen Liu - D-Flawless Diamond
Hi Dan, just to let you know my fiance Jessica collected the ring smoothly on Saturday. She finds it brilliant and loves it very much. Thank you once again for a most pleasant journey on our engagement ring search,

Alan: Auckland
The engagement ring is stunning. Im so amazed! My partner still hasnt seen it and has no idea I have it so should be a total surprise when I decide to bring it out. I still havnt quite gotten over how beautiful it is!!!! 

Shem: Auckland
I know I've said it before but thank you so much for all your assistance in the design process and turn-around of the ring prior to my trip; the service was absolute quality and so was the manufacturing of the ring. I won't hesitate to recommend Polished Diamonds to friends and family.

Claire:
Hi Dan, I picked up the ring and it is now firmly planted on my finger thanks again for all you did! I absolutely love it.

Todd - Engagement and Wedding Ring set:
Hi Dan, I've attached some photos from our wedding day, shots of the rings.
Thanks for all your help in organising both engagement and wedding rings we had a great day and the rings looked amazing!Thanks again Todd

Eoghan - D-Flawless Diamond
Hi Dan got the ring and she is delighted with it; so looks like ill be hitting you up again for a wedding band in the near future hopefully 2015. just a note to say I'm delighted with the quality of the ring and will be recommending you to all my friends cheers and happy new year Eoghan

Damian:
Hey mate just messaging you to say a big thanks for all your help. everything went smoothly and she said yes! Looking forward to catching up in the near future to discuss wedding bands. I've attached a picture for you to check out of the ring in Fiji - it looks awesome and we are thrilled.

Phillip:
I managed to stumble across Polished Diamonds online while looking for rings. Through the entire process Dan has been more than helpful, from helping choose the best diamond for the setting to the end product. I am very happy with the final result and it looks absolutely amazing! Exactly like the CAD drawing produced by Dan and his team. Thanks again for the help and making this process so easy for me! I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Kate:
Hi Dan. Just a quick email to let you my ring arrived and its beautiful. I love it. It's exactly what I wanted and I'd recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone looking for value and quality. Thanks again. Have a great weekend. Cheers Kate

Sarah and Michael:
"Hi Dan, what a surprise - our engagement ring and wedding bands arrived on Monday, and we picked them up yesterday. You weren't wrong - they were super speedy!
The finished products are just beautiful!!!! Never could we have imagined that we would be able to have such gorgeous rings. I can't thank you enough for all of yours and your teams hard work and outstanding service- I know we were fussy!!! 
We will be recommending you to anyone and everyone who will listen for years to come, and I'm sure we'll be back for more in the future.
Sarah & Michael

Colin: Flawless Diamond:
Hi Dan, just a note to thank you for the help you gave during my engagement ring making decisions. It was great to talk to someone who has true passion for his product and with a depth of knowledge of jewellery that you have. Not just in the design but also the manufacture, types of materials that can be used, diamond settings, colours, sizing, etc. and also the understanding of the significance of the ring, there was nothing you missed out. My suggestions made you realise that I wanted something unique, not a production-run ring, and that was important to me. As we discussed the design of the ring, visiting many re-inventions along the way, I realised that you take on board the customers requirements and you do not push your thoughts into the design. If the designs were possible but flawed in some way, you talked to me about it, not only regarding the flaw but also the reason why it was not maybe a good idea to use that design in that ring. 
One of my thoughts you discussed with your ring manufacturer and came back to me with a reason not to do it, not because of the cost or the difficulty in manufacture but because the design the ring would not look correct and you would see more of the multiple joins than the ring itself. Im sure you could have just said Yes we can do that and I would have ended up with a ring I would have been disappointed with. It seemed to me that your only goal in the process was to have a happy customer when the ring is complete.
You never rushed me into making a decision. The cost was always up-front - nothing was hidden from the process. The final ring came in on my budget and looks, in my opinion, spectacular. 
Even the presentation of the ring in the ring-box you have given a new-look. Instead of getting a box that the ring is pushed into and you can only see the head of the ring, the ring is clipped into the box and you can see the whole ring.
I can honestly say it has been a very pleasurable experience doing business with you and I am very happy with the end result - and so is my (now) fiance. She cannot stop showing the ring to friends and work colleagues with the tale of how unique the ring is, how flawless the diamond is, how it was designed, etc, etc. It has got very positive remarks and made a lot of people think twice about the purchasing of a production ring. 
I can only hope that this word of mouth advertising brings you more success in the future and I wish you every success with your business.
Regards Colin 

Mabel:
Hey Dan, The diamond ring was delivered today and it looks absolutely amazing. Just want to say thanks for all your help and top class service once again AAA+ Regards Mabel 

Jennie:
I started the enormous task of an online search for a jeweller to make an engagement ring. I was overwhelmed and didn't know where to start. I didn't know a think about all the C's or weight etc. Polished Diamonds website stood out so I sent an enquiry. To my surprise I got a phone call from Dan Joines who was extremely helpful and patient with all of my questions. Dan talked me through everything I needed to know and within no time had a CAD design ready for me to view. Like many brides (I hope) I changed my design and budget numerous times. Dan continued to be extremely patient with me. When I decided on the final design I gave Dan and his team very limited time to make and deliver and he did it without any hesitation. I am absolutely over the moon with ring. Thank you so much Dan for delivering such outstanding customer service and a superb piece of jewellery that I shall treasure forever. I look forward to having everything else I ever want or need made by you. 
Jennie Tylee-Porter

Jahzeel: 
Hi Dan, thank you for the gorgeous ring. It arrived early last Wednesday. I love it and will be proud to be wearing it for the rest of my life. It has truly been a pleasure doing business with you.

Quantin:
Dan & Team - I would just like to thank Polished Diamonds for designing & making the engagement ring of my fiances dream. As I work in the trade industry and am on site most of the time & also work overtime and weekends, I knew it would be a difficult task to get a ring without my girlfriend suspecting something. Luckily for me Polished Diamonds was there to help me. As I only had a picture to go by, I explained everything to Dan who got everything perfect and even could send me the CAD drawings of what the ring would look like. The whole process was easy and Dan always kept me well informed as to the process which I very much appreciated. Overall fantastic service and would definitely recommend PD!
Thanks a million Quantin

Luke:
After receiving some valuable advice from Dan I purchased a custom made engagement ring set in Platinum. I was keep updated throughout the manufacturing process and received the ring a week later. When I first opened the display box it was immediately obvious that the craftsmanship was far superior from the rings I had viewed at various high end retail stores (which were up to 50% more expensive). My fiance is so happy with her ring especially because it was custom made and one of a kind. I was so impressed with the service of Polished Diamonds that I ordered a set of wedding rings which I am very happy with. My ring was slightly tight and Dan offered to re size it free of charge. I recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone who wants the best value for money, an outstanding product and unparalleled service. 
Regards Luke.

Joseph:
Just to say a BIG THANK YOU again for designing and making the stunning engagement ring.
In less than 2 weeks you took a design, thoroughly trawled the world to secure the perfect diamond, enhanced the design with your artisan touch, produced the ring and delivered it within stringent budget constraints whilst maintaining frequent and professional customer interface.
We are receiving countless compliments about the ring, its intricacies and design detail. With much pleasure we refer intrigued people to yourself and the Polished Diamonds website, hopefully some of these leads will transform into sales for you!
Thank you so much, we will definitely return to you to design our wedding rings.
We look forward to seeing you in the near future.
Kind regards, S & J"

Brian:
Dear Dan,
You have just made me a very popular person. The tanzanite and diamond ring is stunning and will, I am sure, be an outstanding hit. The entire process - from design, through construction to completion - has been a pleasurable experience. Being able to observe the design development via your unique CAD technology was a revelation. I have never been happier with a finished piece of jewellery than I am with this ring which is the product of superb craftsmanship. You will definitely be seeing me again.
Warm regards, Brian Cowley.

Anna: 
I can tell you this;
Dan, dealing with you has been nothing but sensational. When you helped create my engagement ring you gave me all the information and knowledge I needed, you also worked with me to ensure I got the ring I wanted within our budget. You made sure the design would allow for my wedding band and eternity ring (something I had not considered) You kept me informed the whole process and most importantly, my ring arrived in time.
I look at my ring constantly and fall in love over and over again. The quality of the diamonds are exceptional, people often comment on how lovely my ring looks.
There was no hesitation when coming back for my diamond wedding ring and there won't be when I order my eternity ring. You are the best!

Tom:
Just wanted to write a quick note to thank you for the service I received from you and your team. I appreciate that you didn't have a huge time frame to work with, but as promised, my chosen ring was waiting for me at the Airport on my departure last month.
Despite seeing several CAD drawings of my chosen design, I had to sneak a peak at the ring at the airport before stashing it in my bag, and I couldn't have been happier with the design. You did a great job in selecting the stone - it was a little bigger than I imagined - not that that is a problem! - the ring looks perfect.
The best bit however is that my girlfriend (now fiancee!), absolutely adores the ring. She tells me she has never seen another ring like it, and that she couldn't have chosen a better design herself. Phew! The size is perfect too, and despite her concerns that it might somehow come off her finger, we managed to do all sorts of adventure activities on our trip like quad biking, snorkelling and parasailing without a worry. The engagement really was the perfect start to our holiday!Thanks once again, Cheers Tom
P.S. I will be in touch at a later date to organise a matching wedding band!

Kim:
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!!!!!!!
I love my ring, it is AMAZING!!! You are a legend, Im soooo glad I found you online, your work is impecable. I cant wait to show my work colleagues, everyone has been waiting to see the finished product. Yaaaayyy - going to get my nails done now.
Thanks again Dan, it has been a pleasure dealing with you. Love it love it love it! 

Stuart:
Hiya, you are not wrong the ring does look awesome. I cant thank you enough for all the time and effort you have spent with me through this process. This ring is far superior to anything that I have bought from the local jewellery store. The way that the light reflects is amazing, it is a truly spectacular ring. A big thanks to you and your team for creating this brilliant piece of jewellery. I will be sure to use you for any future purposes and have already passed your brochure and card around the office with a glowing review of the process.
If you would like me to write something more formal as a reference for your website then let me know as I would gladly oblige.

Paul:
Thanks Dan for such an excellent service. Dealing with you was easy and I will have no hesitation in telling anyone interested in purchasing a ring to not bother using anyone else (have already told people). Planning a ring as a surprise for my wife it was important to me that she didnt find out. When we collected the ring at the airport she was extremely surprised and it got the holiday off to a flyer. You will be happy to know also that the woman at the collection point is also a fan of your work. The ring itself is exactly what I had envisaged and exactly what my wife had been looking for for some time. Thanks again Dan. PauL.

Jasmeena and Aneil: D-Flawless Diamond
Thank you for all the hard work you put into the diamond ring, it's amazing and we cant wait to show if off. 

Rich:
I wanted to come back to you and thank you for the ring. My girlfriend (now fiance) was very surprised and is very happy. I'm glad I spent some time researching the individual diamonds on your website and making the changes with you to the ring until it was right. 
Thanks again and we'll be in touch come Wedding time. 

Phillip:
I picked up the ring yesterday, and it looks fantastic. Thank you very much.

Holly:
I am sorry for not writing earlier to thank you for the amazing engagement ring you made for me! My fiance Mike said you were just wonderful when he was organising the ring. Thank you for making such a beautiful ring, I've now been wearing it for 3 weeks and still can't stop looking at my hand!! We will Definetly be getting in touch about wedding rings, :) 

Chris:
Hey Dan. Received the ring yesterday and it looks awesome! Thank you so much for your hard work! Wouldn't have a problem recommending you to others as I'm really happy with it.
thanks again - Chris

Martin: D-Flawless Diamond:
Polished Diamonds made designing and buying an engagement ring very easy. The information and advice given over the phone and by email was far superior to any retail store I contacted. The CAD modelling gives a clear image of exactly how the finished ring looks. Overall fantastic friendly service, keeping me informed of the progress of the ring through all of the production stages. Everyone who sees the engagement ring really likes it and are impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship. Would not hesitate to use Polished Diamonds again to make our wedding bands. 

Michael: Delivered to South Africa
Hi Dan, I would just like to thank you for the AWESOME ring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your service and workmanship is excellent and I can't thank you enough. Wow, it is super shiny and everyone that sees it absolutely loves it. When I presented it to my girlfriend she was completely overwhelmed and we are now happily engaged. I will most definitely order wedding bands from you as well. I looked at lots of rings at many jewellers before coming across your website, and I dont think any of them would have given such good service and quality.
Kind regards, Michael

Shona:
Hi Dan, It arrived a day earlier than expected! Thanks so much. The presentation is immaculate and a work of art in itself, and the ring is just beautiful; Thanks Shona

Rick:
Hi Dan, would just like to thank you for the beautiful ring! Tracey is absolutely over the moon and it was exactly what she was looking for.. You have done a fantastic job. We will touch base when we are ready to discuss our wedding rings. Thanks again, RIck

Katrina:
Hi Dan, I've just returned from holiday and wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for the gorgeous engagement ring you have made for me, I LOVE IT!!
Your service has been amazing and I will be recommending Polished Diamonds to my friends.
We'll also be in touch for our wedding bands, Thanks again - Trina 

Steve:
Hi Dan, we received the ring last night and it is fantastic. We are both very pleased with how it turned out and want to thank you for all your hard work putting it together.

Tim:
Found Polished Diamonds to be exceptional value and very high quality. We had an antique design in mind and using two family diamonds, we then purchased a 1.00ct cushion cut diamond and incorported these into our unique design. We were able to check the proportion of the ring using the CAD modeling and 3D graphics and once the design was perfect the blueprint was produced in Platinum. The finished result was identical to the CAD that we previewed and very very sparkly. If you want a high quality diamond ring you must speak to the team at Polished Diamonds, we highly recommend them AAA+.

Anna:
When my partner and I got engaged we decided to have an engagement ring made and had spotted a beautiful ring on a friend who advised me she had it made through Polished Diamonds. We went online and found the website which was very detailed but easy to use and found a ring we wanted to model ours on. We then contacted Dan who helped guide us through the process which he made very easy. We wanted a small change to the ring we had found online and Dan had the CAD design through to us in a few days. He had also taken his time to find us 3 perfectly matched diamonds and was more than happy to advise on the different options we could use for the setting and band. While the ring was being made I found a similar ring at a jewellers and although the ring had smaller diamonds of a similar quality it was priced quite a bit more than the rate Dan was doing ours for. This along with how easy the process was reconfirmed that having the ring made through Polished Diamonds was absolutely the best way to go. I would highly recommend their service to anyone thinking about having a ring made.

Margaret - Tasmania
I just received the rings and wanted to express my gratitude at the wonderful experience I have had dealing with Polished Diamonds. Your professionalism and attention to detail is rare, but it's the personable and human interaction that really sets you apart. I never once felt like I was just another customer, I felt you really cared about my ideas and thoughts, and I completely trusted your judgment. 
I loved the presentation. Inconspicuous white box surrounding your lovely ring box. Letting you know, there is something truly special hiding in the dark shiny wooden box. The rings themselves have exceeded all my expectations. I chose Polished Diamonds because I thought your web site was classy and professional, your ring designs where stylish but understated at the same time, exuding class but never shouting too loud about it. The craftsmanship and attention to detail has to be applauded, dare I say even outdoing the CAD images.
The diamonds sparkle, boy do they sparkle, even in normal lighting. I can't take my eyes off them. And the rose gold bands with the platinum top are devine In a word, WOW!
Thank you so much I am A Very Happy Girl!!!!!!!.

Gary Beattie
Thanks very much for the effort taken in making the diamond necklace. You have made the whole process very easy and stress free and I really appreciated the fact you kept me informed of progress during the process. The extra effort you took in getting the job done on time (in fact earlier than agreed) was greatly appreciated. The finished product looks fantastic and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to any client looking for quality handcrafted jewellery.

Stephen:
As a medical doctor, I am used to noticing fine details, and when I started looking for rings at retail jewellery stores, I soon realised the diamonds didn't hold up to close scrutiny. It didn't take much to notice the flaws, and the prices were steep. On discovering Polished Diamonds, I found that far superior diamonds could be obtained for a similar price. I was initially a little nervous about doing business online, but with a little research I was convinced they sounded legitimate. On calling Dan it was immediately obvious that he was the real deal, as he talked far more openly and knowledgeably about what makes a good diamond than any of the sales people in the regular stores. I had a simple but stunning diamond ring designed, and my new fiance receives no end of comments about it. In fact she went to a retail store the other day, and said the man just about fainted with excitement on examining her engagement ring. This is a ring that is not cheap, but not wildly expensive either. The value from Polished Diamonds is amazing. I was absolutely thrilled with the service I received from Dan, and would never consider going anywhere else. He was easily accessible throughout all stages of the ring making process, had great ideas, and was very discreet. If you want a quality diamond, Polished Diamonds is the place for you. If you are happy with a regular diamond, and just want it a lot cheaper than retail, Polished Diamonds is also the place for you. I will be recommending them to everyone I know who is in the market for a ring, and am more than happy to answer any questions anyone might have as they are considering their options for a ring purchase. Thanks again! Steve


Bill Morrison
Picked up ring at Auckland airport last week thanks. Designing, selecting and finally buying a ring though Polished Diamonds has been a very easy process which has resulted in a fantastic piece of jewellery. For me the experience was just as important as the end result and staff at Polished Diamonds ensured that my expectations have been exceeded all the way through. The internet may seem a strange way to buy a piece of high quality jewellery but I can confidently recommend Dan and his team to make sure you get exactly what you are after. Thanks

Clint and Louise
I just wanted to let you know that our rings arrived safe and sound on Friday afternoon. Thank you so much for your hard work, both the wedding bands are absolutely amazing, we are so happy with them, you have done a great job. Louise's wedding band looks fantastic with her engagement ring. We'll be sure to send you some professional photos of the rings once we have them. Cheer

Richard and Arlene Ozanne
The cushion cut diamond ring in platinum is just amazing! It looks very elegant and the craftsmanship is superb! You kept me informed all the way through and was very patient answering all my questions. I now think of my ring as like the phoenix (of surpassing beauty and quality) rising from the ashes! I have and will continue to recommend you to all my friends and family. Thank you so much

Scott Anderson, Florida USA.
I approached Polished Diamonds with an idea and concept for an engagement ring. Dan not only helped me put together the final product by taking his time and showing many options until I was satisfied, he also met tight timelines and helped urgently produce my ring. He treated me with the up most respect as a client and his CADD drawings are spot on. I would highly recommend his services to everyone as he will be my first port of call for jewellery in the future.

Scott
Just like to say thanks again mate all went off well with the ring she loved it cant thank you enough for your prompt service. Have told everyone so I hope you get a few more customers your way. If youre ever up this way drop me a line and ill buy you that beer. Cheers mate thanks again!


Jason from Auckland NZ
Words cannot describe the emotions that overwhelmed me when I opened the case and saw the ring that Dan at Polished Diamonds had made. $7,500 is a lot of money to entrust to anyone, especially someone I hadn't met face to face! The ring is simply stunning, Service & workmanship nothing but CLASS!! Please contact me via email & I will telephone anyone who is needing confirmation regarding the integrity of Polished Diamonds
As I said to you on the phone today unbelivable !!

Simon:
I have no hesitation in recommending Polished Diamonds. In typical Male fashion I had left the final order until the last minute and Dan really pulled out all the stops to make sure that I had the ring in time for our flight overseas. If you have looked at their website, then I would definitely suggest you give Dan a call. After talking with him for 15 minutes you will see the passion he has for this business and for diamonds. Further, after listening to him, you will know more about diamonds than 95% of the staff in other shops. After talking with Dan, I spent a lot of time looking at other shops to see what they could offer. It was obvious that there was no comparison in service, quality and price. From there, it was an easy decision to entrust what is a very important moment to him. The ring always draws heaps of positive comments and is unlike anything I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning!

Darryl:
Dan I just realised that I got so caught up with the proposal and the excitement and madness that followed that I forgot to give you feedback on the ring. It's absolutely stunning - she loved it and we were very impressed. I've passed on "Polished Diamonds" as the creators of the ring to all those who have asked and will be sure to be referring you to my other friends when they make the move. The model you attached is indeed the engagement ring. Would love to see what the matching wedding ring would look like. Thanks and talk soon

Cheyne Booth:
I would like to personally thank Dan for all his time and patience he has given me to come up with the perfect Diamond and making it into the perfect ring. Your CAD system is very precise and shows how the final piece will look with the dimensions and different angles. Polished Diamonds would have to be the best website in the country (New Zealand) for searching across such a large range of diamonds as you can choose whatever you like and narrow down your search within budget. Once you find something just give Dan a call and he will follow up and get back to you quickly with all the finer details. I would recommend Polished Diamonds to any friends and family and will be seeing Dan in the future for a matching wedding ring. It was also very assuring being able to meet you face to face in your office which is based in Christchurch, so dont go anywhere else go Polished Diamonds!

Dan Hermansen - Auckland.
Another satisfied customer in every way!! Thoroughly professional service from start to finish, always called back if they were not available to speak at the time, a great price, and a stunning product, would definitely recommend Polished Diamonds to any one looking for a personal service and unique purchase. Will definitely be looking to deal with you again in the future. Regards D.H

David Geary
Thank you very much for the engagement ring. Polished Diamonds have done a fantastic job, and I am extremely proud to show it off on my new fiances hand. It looks absolutely stunning. I have to admit at first I was a bit sceptical about dealing with a jeweller so far away (I'm in Auckland), but the process was flawless and the communication both by email and phone were excellent. The level of service, care, and commitment from Polished Diamonds exceeded my expectations and I am more than satisfied with the results. The ring and diamond look even better than the 3D CAD images that were sent to me prior to creating the ring. The price of the diamond and the ring are highly competitive, which is surprising considering the superior level of quality provided. I will highly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone. Thanks for a job well done, from a very satisfied client.

Peter from Auckland
I was clueless and worried when I started looking for an Engagement ring to propose with. Luckily, I stumbled onto a piece of old news article about Polished Diamonds. I played around with their website to start with, the procedure outlined on the website was already pretty clear but I thought I would still give them a call to check how he sounded. I was greeted with a friendly male voice (believe me, it was easier talking to a guy), he explained every single detail from the 4 Cs to how to clean you diamond ring whilst explaining the processes related to purchasing a ring; needless to say I was extremely impressed. The purchase went ahead with efficiency, precision and most importantly, progress updates.I cant stress how much of a relief it is to receive a progress report on how your ring is going at each stage; you know that someone is looking after you.
It was a logistical challenge on the day of proposal, I had to be stealthy. First, I whisked my girlfriend onto a plane to Sydney, collecting the ring which Dan has already disguised and sent to the airport. Got to the hotel and proposed right there in the hotel room. She LOVED it!! Polished Diamonds, thank you very much, a personal thanks to Dan who had to be probably the best person to ease the anxiety with such an important purchase. I would recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone

Julene
Just confirming I received my ring today.It is absolutely fabulous!! Thanks very much - I haven't been 'out and about' today but I am sure it will be noticed when I do. I will be very happy to pass on your cards to anyone interested.
Cheers and best wishes

Francis Glenday
Meeting someone I felt I could spend the rest of my life with took a long search, and when it came to proposing, there was no way a trip to the local jewellery store was going to cut it. There's always designer jewellery of course, but I never came across anything with the kind of simple elegance I prefer.. avant garde pieces date too quickly, and I wanted something that would look as good today as it will in fifty, or one hundred years. As a designer myself I wanted something that would perfectly suit my fiance. The freedom of being able to design a ring to my own specifications was really important, and the Polished Diamonds team were able to take a few simple sketches I made and generate quality CAD images. From here, via a few tweaks made over the phone, a really beautiful ring was crafted. The entire process, from choosing metal and a stone (complete with detailed gem reports I could peruse at my leisure) was made so simple, and the freedom of being able to direct the work via phone and email, without the hassle of cross-town trips during work hours, took all the drama and the stress out of the process. The team made the entire experience simple and enjoyable. Their relaxed, straight-up style, devoid of unnecessary pomp or formality, made dealing with them a real pleasure. The final product is absolutely beautiful; my fiance adores it and it has been universally admired by everyone that has seen it. Well done Dan and the team, love your work. I would definitely shop with you again, and I categorically recommend you to everyone and anyone who is considering an engagement ring. Cheers

Ed, Auckland
I found Polished Diamonds while searching for ring designs on the net. I found a great ring style on the website and the many many glowing testimonies for Dan and the Polished Diamonds team made up my mind to get in contact. I found Dan incredibly helpful in a knowledgeable and non-pushy way and he found the perfect diamond for us. My fiance is incredibly happy with her ring and can't stop looking at it, and all our friends and family are forever complimenting her on it. Definitely will be getting the wedding rings through Polished Diamonds as well! Thanks again.

Christopher (Aircraft Engineer)
Well if youre reading this it must mean youre getting ready to buy the loved one of your life a very special gift. In my case it was time for an engagement ring. Now Ive been fishing around for quite some time searching through shops, jewellery stores etc etc. Trying to find a ring or diamond that your loved one wants or likes can be very tricky and very expensive too. So I went online and had a search, eventually finding "Polished Diamonds". Now knowing that it can be quite risky buying almost anything online I gave them a call to get some reassurance. I'm not highly qualified in diamond acquiring at all so I asked for some advice too. To my surprise Polished Diamonds has been extremely helpful concerning what to look for in a diamond, ring and my budget. Before the purchase was finalised I was sent a full set off detailed photographs and dimensions of my purchase and it was exactly what I was searching for. When the order was confirmed I was kept up to date on how the process of my engagement ring was going which made me feel very assured about my purchase. The ring was finished and delivered well within time and Im totally satisfied with my purchase. I thank Dan and his team at Polished Diamonds for their help, advice and great service. Well done guys.

Maria and Craig
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping Craig and I design my engagement ring. Craig gave the ring to me recently and it is absolutely stunning!!! I am so happy with the design and I have had so many envious compliments!!! I wanted to say how much I appreciated all the time and effort you took when helping us get the design we were after. I was so grateful for your advice and expertise and for keeping us updated on the progress of the ring. Thanks again for all your patience (with my continued changes, questions and general nervousness), invaluable advice and for helping create a uniquely stunning engagement ring. I will email you soon to get an idea of costs for a matching wedding band. Thank you again, Maria and Craig

Shane & Kerry - Cambridge
It brought tears to her eyes when she opened the box! Perfect, amazing, stunning! Dan with his fabulous CAD programme put all our worries, regarding the design process and purchasing online, at ease.We will definitely be returning to Polished Diamonds to complete the set. We we're absolutely thrilled with the quality of the service and product, the value for money and most of all the fact that no one else in the world has a ring that is exactly the same as the one we commissioned from Polished Diamonds. Thank you so much Dan and the team, you guys are awesome.

Steve
There is no doubt - buying an engagement ring is one of the most important decisions any man will ever make. Like most of us it would seem, I spent quite some time looking through rings in high street shops and learning exactly what constituted a quality stone. To be fair, I was horrified by some of the pricing out there and have always had an attitude that if you can bypass the middle man who adds questionable value, then you most certainly should. With that in mind and armed with some education, I searched the internet looking for a reputable online dealer. As many before me have mentioned in their testimonials, this is a harrowing process. The amount of money most of us are spending means that this is a nervous experience and one that you undertake with a significant amount of trepidation. Let me say, at the age of 38 years old and with 20+ years behind me in service orientated backgrounds, if you can find a more accommodating, trustworthy and abjectly honourable person to deal with than Dan at Polished Diamonds, then you will have done extremely well. Personally I couldn't have been more impressed. A database of over 33,000 GIA diamonds structured in a simple search engine that means you decide colour, cut, clarity, size, polish etc You get consulted and reassured at every step along the way, and the result was outstanding. Honestly, I'm doing Dan a disservice calling the result outstanding but adjectives aren't my strong point. Suffice to say the girl was over the moon and as any male in a relationship will tell you happy wife = happy life! We chose a .90 carat solitaire with VS1 clarity, with excellent polish, symmetry and cut. The landed price from Dan including 18ct white gold ring designed to her preferences was a bargain and the quality workmanship was stunning. The same stone and ring in the aforementioned shops would have to have been ordered in and would have cost me twice as much without the quality enough said. Dan, you are a legend and quite simply anyone I can tell about your organisation will be hearing about it ad nauseum. Kind regards.

Tommy
Once again, thanks for the nice work done on the wedding ring it matches the engagement ring perfectly. Carol absolutely loved it. Many thanks

Shaun from Taupo, NZ
I would highly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone who was thinking about purchasing a diamond ring. Dan upheld every promise he made and even managed to exceed my expectations. I received great advice, great customer service, it arrived sooner than expected and was exactly what I was looking for. She LOVES it. Thanks Dan.

Rachel & Hamish.
Thank you very much, the ring is exactly what I wanted and arrived last Friday with plenty of time to spare.Really looking forward to the big day on Saturday and just wanted to flick you a quick email to thank you once again for the excellent service. It has been a pleasure dealing with you for both my engagement and wedding rings and we will definitely be recommending you to friends and family. Kind regards.

Stephen Solley
Thank you SO much Dan for producing the most amazing engagement ring I could ever have hoped for (and afforded)!! To be honest, I was very nervous purchasing an expensive ring online and without ever seeing it first, but that is what made it so much fun! I actually enjoyed the whole process! As soon as I spoke to you Dan, I knew I could trust you. You are so passionate about what you do, and it shows!The ring is amazing!! Flawless, and absolutely perfect!! My fiance gets compliments on her ring at least twice a week! I would highly recommend you to anyone.Thanks again Dan, we'll talk soon about wedding rings :) 

Nimma
After getting frustrated looking for a ring in the usual retail outlets I came across the Polished Diamonds website. I'm very glad I did - their prices were much lower than the retailers, even for the custom designed ring I came to buy. More importantly though, both the diamond and setting I chose exceeded my expectations but more importantly, my fiance's. She loves the ring and the comments she gets from her friends.Don't let it be a question of business legitimacy - Polished Diamonds definitely do exist in more than just the web site and are very professional.Many thanks.

David & Karyn Morris
Karyn collected the ring on Friday and arrived home last night with it.I (we) are very happy with the ring.The service and advice from yourself was excellent and I thank you for that.As stated I did shop around before ordering the ring from Polished Diamonds.Choosing to deal with you and Polished Diamonds was a considered and certainly the correct decision.

Rachel:
I received the ring this afternoon and I just want to say a big thank you - it looks fantastic! I absolutely love it and recommend anyone to Polished Diamonds - 1st class and very sparkly. Thanks again.

Elena Ferguson
Thanks for the perfect re-sizing of my ring! Came back beautiful clean and polished looks new again! As promised, here is my testimonial for the website, cannot stop raving about PD to everyone! FANTASTIC BRILLIANT QUALITY! Do not hesitate to purchase your life-time investment with Dan at Polished Diamonds. Being at the receiving end of a proposal and a gorgeous engagement ring, I can tell you that I was completely blown away with the clarity, cut & quality of the diamond. Beats any that I have seen at the retail shops in town and for an affordable price (so I'm told!). It was such a relief that my now-husband had chosen Dan to work with in designing and creating a one-off piece that suits me to a tee, with trusted quality workmanship. It is the envy of many family and friends. You'd think that would be enough to make a woman happy but Dan also provided GREAT aftercare service. He was very reassuring with details regarding my ring and what needed to be done as I needed it to be re-sized. He did a perfect job, polished up everything to look new again! It has been a pleasure to deal with Polished Diamonds online and via phone from start to finish! I highly recommend Dan and will continue to spread the news about this great workshop!

Lori Trigwell, Jeweller, Auckland NZ
Our company, Silver Stone Jewellery, has now bought diamonds from POlished Diamonds on several occasions and have been delighted and thrilled with the fabulous service we have received and the diamonds have been absolutely stunning. The first occasion was when a dear client of ours wanted a very special ring for her 60th birthday 3 x 3/4 c diamonds she has 3 daughters and wanted one diamond to symbolize each daughter. Dan tracked down 3 stunning matching gorgeous diamonds very quickly enabling us to get back to our client with a great quote and win the job. She was delighted with the ring and receives compliments on a daily basis the sparkle is just unbelievable. As jewellers ourselves it is vital that we deal with someone whose knowledge and integrity are unquestionable and certainly Polished Dimonds fitted the bill and are so friendly and approachable and very easy to deal with. Another occasion was even more important my gorgeous niece got engaged!Her fiance gave her a $20 bling ring to do the 'on the knees job' as he knew that she would want us to do the ring for her so a couple of days after the engagement they came to us and told us what they wanted we immediately contacted Dan and Polished Diamonds who was on holiday at the time however, he still took the time to contact us and start the process.The end result is that he tracked down a diamond that will surpass my nieces expectations and got us a diamond with which we can create the ring of a lifetime for my niece. The confidence that the GIA diamond reports give cannot be underestimated. As well as sorting this diamond for us, Dan also sorted out some small diamonds to go in a ring that my jeweller husband is creating for me yippee! Thanks Dan, a pleasure to deal with you and we will be back in the very near future for more orders.

Sasha & Loman Edwards - Canada
Last November I purchased a wedding band from Polished Diamonds for my husband. As he is a native New Zealander, but we live in Canada, I wanted him to have a piece of his home with us. I wasn't sure how the process would be ordering from abroad, but to my amazement, everything was so smooth. The internet site was easy to follow, and easy to use. Dan was a gem to work with, took the time to answer all of my questions, helped me, explained how the process would work and responded to me when I needed him. I was also impressed at how fast the process was. It only took about a week from start to finish (it only took a few days for shipping!). When I received the ring, it was absolutely perfect, and my husband loved it! I was so happy with the smooth, easy, transaction I would definitely recommend and order from Polished Diamonds again.Thanks so much Dan!!

Greg:
Thank you very much for beautiful ring, absolutely fabulous, very happy. 
Merry Xmas, Greg H

Gareth:
I have received the ring today and I am very impressed with its quality. I am also impressed withy the service you offered from the initial conversation you had with me on the phone through to the delivery. I was fully informed and reassured at every step.I was nervous about paying for such an important and expensive item without meeting you and without seeing it. Trusting you was the best thing I did. Had I known it was this easy, I would have taken the plunge earlier. Thanks again for a fist class service; Regards Gareth Bostock

David from Auckland:
I popped the question over the weekend and am now happily engaged. My fiance loved and loves her new ring. It sparkles beautifully and fits her perfectly. Thank you Polished Diamonds for being extremely helpful and tolerant while I was looking for the perfect diamond within my tight budget, and thank you for producing the perfect ring for us. I would highly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone and everyone who are planning to purchase an engagement ring.

Juliet:
Dan at Polished Diamonds was absolutely true to his word and the marketing pitch! The CAD drawing process is extremely valuable for getting a precise idea as to what the ring will look like, down to every last detail. We were delighted and thrilled with the final product. Would thoroughly recommend this service which was prompt, efficient and attentive. Thanks so much once again - Juliet and Chris, Auckland

Stephen:
As a medical doctor, I am used to noticing fine details, and when I started looking for rings at retail jewellery stores, I soon realised the diamonds didn't hold up to close scrutiny. It didn't take much to notice the flaws, and the prices were steep. On discovering Polished Diamonds, I found that far superior diamonds could be obtained for a similar price. I was initially a little nervous about doing business online, but with a little research I was convinced they sounded legitimate. On calling Dan it was immediately obvious that he was the real deal, as he talked far more openly and knowledgeably about what makes a good diamond than any of the sales people in the regular stores. I had a simple but stunning diamond ring designed, and my new fiance receives no end of comments about it. In fact she went to a retail store the other day, and said the man just about fainted with excitement on examining her engagement ring. This is a ring that is not cheap, but not wildly expensive either. The value from Polished Diamonds is amazing. I was absolutely thrilled with the service I received from Dan, and would never consider going anywhere else. He was easily accessible throughout all stages of the ring making process, had great ideas, and was very discreet. If you want a quality diamond, Polished Diamonds is the place for you. If you are happy with a regular diamond, and just want it a lot cheaper than retail, Polished Diamonds is also the place for you. I will be recommending them to everyone I know who is in the market for a ring, and am more than happy to answer any questions anyone might have as they are considering their options for a ring purchase. Thanks again! Steve

Paolo: D-Flawless-Ex cut
Even after reading testimonials of other Polished Diamond patrons I was still very anxious. When I took the plunge to get the diamond ring from this online company, my nerves figured that I had shot myself in the foot! However, there was nothing to fear because Dan and his team pulled through for me with perfect timing, but most of all, perfect workmanship. Almost 2 months of collaboration with Polished Diamonds to get the perfect diamond (D-Flawless, Excellent cut, Excellent polish, Excellent symmetry) and Platinum ring specifications and have all my questions answered was paid off in the development of a beautiful and stunning engagement ring. My fiance admires her engagement ring more & more each day. Dan and Polished Diamonds truly make custom rings that are very personal to the purchaser/owner; you can't get better than this level of service that definitely surpasses that of regular common-stock retailers. I told Dan that I didn't have the words to really show my gratitude, but the little that I mentioned here can be summed up in the way I feel which is that, 'I'M EXTREMELY HAPPY' A big THANK YOU again! I will be referring Polished Diamonds to all my friends and others I know.

Michael:
Thank you very much for your great job - we were both very impressed and pleased with the finished product and have had so many compliments! I will absolutely recommend you in the future (I already have, actually) and will be in touch when we need our wedding rings done

Tommy: D-Flawless Heart Diamond
I have researched on buying diamonds for a few good weeks. By far I found the Polished Diamonds website much better designed and user friendly, and has all info and knowledge to start with. Then the great services I received from the whole team was outstanding, absolutely VIP and very personal. I was very impressed by the enormous varieties of diamonds and ring designs I have been offered within an amazingly efficient action, which made the whole thing too easy. Finally, and most importantly the ring turned out to be exactly what I want, and after my very short notice, by very-short I meant 48hrs, it was the whole team made the pick-up at Duty-Free collection possible. Dan was actually in New York, USA while remotely organized the whole thing. Overall, the whole experience was like a dramatically directed Movie. Never thought I could say this, but my girl is reminding me everyday that she feels like the luckiest one in the world. My job's very well done by Polished Diamond. Thank you very much sincerely. (Heart Shape, D-Flawless, Platinum ring)

Lee:
I have now utilised Polished Diamonds for my engagement ring and wedding ring. In both cases Dan has been incredibly helpful and always happy to fill in my knowledge gaps making a complicated process a very simple one. Most importantly, the bride is absolutely thrilled.

Mike:
I can highly recommend buying an engagement ring through Polished Diamonds! Dan has been absolutely amazing throughout the whole process. The ring is totally awesome, and hopefully I won't be nervously holding onto it for much longer! I will be recommending you to all and everyone, cheers for everything.

Darren: 
Dan; I thought I would let you know things went fabulously.I flew her over to Sydney, booked into the Intercontinental, send her for a massage prior to dinner on Saturday night, reserved a table at the Opera House Restaurant and gave her the ring. She loved it, and loves it. I thought you would like to know. Thanks for all your help and patience. She loves the ring and it looks BIG on her finger.

Matt:
Thank you very much Polished Diamonds. I am very impressed with both the service and the great quality of the ring that I purchased from you. I was very nervous trying to buy such an important item over the internet, however from the first time I contacted you I was confident that I was making the right choice. The whole process was so professional and great fun. My now fiance, loves her ring and is also very thankful that you did such a great job in helping me the design the perfect ring for her. We have already had many comments on the amount of sparkle that the diamond has and the quality of the setting. I am more than happy to give my fond recommendations in using you as a diamond specialist. Please feel free to pace on my contact details to anyone who would like a reference for you. Thanks again, Matt McDowell. Auckland, New Zealand.

Troy:
After becoming frustrated from looking through several local jewellers and not being able to find exactly what I want I decided to have a look online. Initially I was paranoid and hesitant to order anything so important and expensive online, especially without seeing it first. However I found myself spending hours and hours searching through the diamond registry on the PolishedDiamonds website. Being able to pick out the exact diamond I was after and matching it to a beautiful setting was a huge plus. Although I was still skeptical about spending my hard earned money with someone I had never met. After my first phone conversation with Dan and his careful explanation on how the ring is made along with the different attributes of the diamond all my worries were gone. Dan went well above and beyond what I would have ever expected anyone in his position to do to make my special day come true. He was in constant contact with me updating me on the progress of the ring and making sure that I would have the ring in time to ask the question. I don't regret the purchase at all and would highly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone for purchasing of a ring. The ring is stunningly beautiful and worth every penny! Thanks again!

Christine Pozniak
After being initially sceptical about ordering a diamond on the internet my scepticism was illfounded. Polished Diamonds acted with professionalism and empathy. They constantly communicated with us soon developing raport and trust. We were always consulted about our order with every facet of the design discussed before the next step took place. We were not disappointed with the finished product. It was everything we expected and more.We can reassure any prospective customers that Dan of Polished Diamonds always ensured that we came first.Andrew and Christine

MISC TRADE JEWELLER:
Just to let you know that the diamonds have arrived safely. I have them locked in our safe ready for *** when he arrives later today. Many thanks it has been a pleasure to deal with you; you made the whole process so easy and kept us so informed. The diamonds are all GIA and triple Excellent - simply the BEST they look amazing! Look forward to doing more business with you in the future!

Mohit:
Hi Dan Just wanted to send you a testimonial. Alexis and Mohit. We were pleasantly surprised at the service and efficiency from Polished Diamonds. We were apprehensive at the start as buying something so pricey without looking at it first is daunting. The ring looks fantastic. We got exactly what we requested. Above all, it was valued a lot more than what we paid for it. Well done Polished Diamonds

Caraline Imrie:
Upon having the man of my dreams sell his motorbike (he has two so has kept one) and over time, pulling me into several shops to try on rings, Paul decided he would quite like to create something himself and didn't have a clue as to where to start and needed someone in the know. And so began the search and upon checking the net, up came Polished Diamonds. Actually it came up with quite a few however you were the most helpful, the most knowledgeable and that's really important when dealing with the internet. Time and time again, Paul gave you ideas and time and time again, with your expertise and wisdom, you gave him ideas of what would work and what would not and with a CAD drawing, we could see what it would look like and you both kept it a secret from me- Even Dan, we you called and asked me for some information, you played along with the game that Paul had created and the date was set for arrival of the ring !!! A date that both of you knew and you knew when Paul was due to propose !! Actually everyone knew all my girlfriends knew for weeks and some for months !!! We were having a big BBQ at our place for a few reasons actually we had Pauls mum and sister up from Wellington for the weekend and we had my closest friends (and to be my bridesmaid) farewell at our place as she was moving to Sydney for a huge work promotion and , in conjunction with my birthday which I tried to keep quiet and it was the day before that the ring arrived in his office in it's beautiful box, and personally delivered !! And all the girls in the office even tried it on, as did his mother I have tiny fingers so all the girls couldn't quite fit it !!! So it was to total shock and awe, that Paul made a speech at our place at the BBQ to thank everyone for coming, and it was at that point, in front of all our fantastic friends and family, that his sister bought out a cake with the words in icing WILL YOU MARRY ME CARO and Paul got down on one bended knee in front of 40 special people and asked for my hand in marriage with a beautiful ring designed especially by Polished Diamonds, incorporating a half carat diamond from my mothers engagement ring, the one carat diamond purchased by Paul from you and a ring made personally by you incorporating all of Pauls special requirements, and all of my special dreams and all of your expertise without you, and the special care and attention taken by you, my engagement and my dreams would never be the same again - This ring made with much love, with one bit of my dads hard work and soul, a ring of my mothers using some of her diamonds and another half carat that I had in a previous ring so a ring made with much special thought, input and some very special love. It was not late that afternoon Dan, that I called you to thank you for making the dream of my life long husband to be, such a reality. Paul being a man who always said that he would never buy me diamonds somehow finding the amazing man of Polished Diamonds, who can help the man of my dreams putting my dream ring into being real !!

Anna Cole:
Just to let you know the rings arrived this morning, you have done a stunning job, shows that you are an expert at your profession. They are true works of ancient art - if you know what it means :) Its great that the diamonds are laser inscripted, it is comforting to know this. The diamonds sure arent like what I've being used to seeing in the chain stores - very vibrant and gorgeous! They even glow in the Dark haha. would love to deal again sometime. Hope you are having a nice day!

Spenser Wheat - USA:
Thank you Polished Diamonds for making this a wonderful experience. I purchased a set of earrings from you, for a gift to my wife. You made the process of selecting diamonds and setting them so easy. I have to say I was a bit skeptic given the nature of the online transactions. I was comforted to hear you and I have worked for the same Fortune 100 employer (in your prior role), and that you brought some of the approaches to business to your diamond venture, demonstrated by your professionalism. Given the size of the diamonds I choose screw back earrings, which unfortunately irritated my wifes ear holes. You went above and beyond, personally retrieving the diamonds (thanks for that and great to meet both you and your fiance), replacing the backs for my wife. She loves the earnings! I love that I was able to get something of such high quality for such a reasonable price, and in a very professional, expedited manner.Thanks so much Dan. We will shop with you again.

Ross:
I found Polished Diamonds on the net whilst looking for GIA graded diamonds. GIA diamond grading reports are considered the world's gold standard of a diamonds quality and authenticity - so you can accurately gauge value for money. After my initial conversation with Dan I knew that I was dealing with a true professional with a wealth of knowledge. My fiance, Keely and I chose a square emerald cut (Asscher) diamond and Dan worked closely with us to produce a one-off vintage-style platinum engagement ring that was none less than perfect! The CAD process Dan employs enables you to see a final proof image of the ring before it is produced so the final product is exactly what you envisage. The entire buying experience was seamless and my expectations were exceeded. We will be calling upon the Polished Diamonds expertise in the near future for the purchase of our wedding rings. Sincerely Ross

Jon Paul: 
The service and quality at product I received from Polished Diamonds was outstanding. I had been looking at rings for a while. However, I proposed to my girlfriend just under 3 weeks before I left New Zealand. This gave Dan a short time period to design the ring to our requirements, help me pick the diamond, provide a CAD design, make the ring, have it inspected, and courier it to Auckland airport. His level of communication was great throughout the whole process and not only did he complete the design, but both myself and my fiance were blown away by the end product. The ring was brilliantly presented, and it had a huge "wow" factor that you always hope for when buying sucha special item. I will use Polished Diamonds again and recommend them to anyone who wants a unique ring that is of a higher quality than you would find in the shops. I am still blown away by the ring and am very glad I decided to use Polished Diamonds to produce our engagement ring." JP

Sean and Kim:
I feel confident to say that our experience with Polished Diamonds was one of the easiest but most significant online purchases we have ever made. My husband is a Police Officer and I am an ex Police Officer now working in Fraud investigation. You could imagine we were both very wary about whether or not we wished to trust making such a significant purchase online, sight unseen, when there are so many diamond companies (and scams!) out there. We need not have worried. From the first minute of our enquiry, Dan went out of his way to ensure that we were not only totally happy with our diamond purchase, but also that the ring setting was exactly as we wanted it. No sales pressure, no gimmicks (and no hefty retail mark ups!) He kept us informed and happy throughout the entire process. The ring is absolutely STUNNING Dan, and has valued much better that we expected. Thank you for your obvious total dedication to professionalism, quality and service.

DUNCAN FERGUSON:
I was not that sure about buying such an important and expensive item on online, but after consideration I decided to give Polished Diamonds a ring. I was very impressed with the service and how Dan was able to create just what I wanted within my budget. It was far out better than any service that I had received in any of the big name stores. I am now the proud owner (But hopefully not for to much longer) of the fantastic diamond ring. I fully recommended Polished Diamonds for anyone wanting exceptional service and quality from people that understand that money doesn't grow on trees. Duncan Ferguson (happy customer).

Aaron:
Well, all I have to say is fantastic! I was a bit concerned dealing with an Online store for buying a ring, but after the service I received start to end I would recommend Dan and Polished Diamonds to anyone. Now comes the scary part actually 'doing the deed' but know that at least when I open the box (which in itself is beautiful, walnut and leather), she will see a great looking diamond in a platinum setting. Can't rave enough, Brilliant, thanks Polished Diamonds!.

Gary:
I'm writing this letter to commend you on the wonderful and beautiful ring you created for my new fiance. She absolutely loves it! The process with you was faultless, from a very educated and helpful design process including advice on diamond size, colour, clarity etc to the finer details of engraving and finishing. The ring far exceeded my expectations and was valued at more than double the amount I invested into it! I could't ask for a better result, it really was perfect. I would strongly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone looking for a unique and outstanding, yet affordable diamond engagement ring. Thanks Dan for making our commitment that much more special. Yours Sincerely, Gary

BLAKE - Corporate Lawyer, Sydney Australia:
There are a number of reputable online diamond merchants in Australia, but take it from me (because I have done the hard work for you !) if you live in Australia and you do not chat with Daniel Joines at Polished Diamonds then you have made a mistake. I can say that with confidence as I spent an embarrassingly long time looking for the perfect diamond for the engagement ring I wanted. When I say 'looking' I mean it was almost a full time job ! I looked at countless loose stones suppliers here in Sydney and compared them to all the online merchants. Over time it became clear that Polished Diamonds could not be beaten. Daniel was tireless in his efforts to secure the stone I wanted. He kept me constantly updated on any developments. I found him to be totally professional and unquestionably trustworthy. On top of that he is a gentleman. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Kerry, Queenstown:
I am writing to sincerely thank you for your most helpful and efficient service. We are so delighted with the diamond. It is so fiery and alive and we are well aware that it far exceeds the quality and cut of anything you would normally find available in any retail store. We have been able to purchase our desired size diamond due to your excellent prices. You have an outstanding service available to be able to source the cream of the crop with your database and contacts. I have already been recommending you to friends and will certainly be in touch again in the future.

Flip from Hamilton:
Just want to confirm that the package arrived safely on saturday morning. The ring was perfect - thankyou so much. I know that being designers in our own professions, we have probably been the fussiest customers you have ever worked with - but the results that you have achieved are stunning and very much appreciated. We both feel that we have a ring that is a total one-off and something very special and personal to us. Needless to say the answer was 'yes'! Thanks heaps for your patience, reassurance and understanding, with best regards, Flip.

Lucy
We recieved my ring yesterday. I absolutely love it!! Thankyou so much for your efforts in helping to make it perfect for me. The diamond has got such amazing sparkle!! Thankyou again. Regards Lucy Adams

Chris - GOLDEN BAY:
Afternoon. Well, being a farm lad in Golden Bay possibly makes me one of the most dumbest diamond ring buyers in the world...My partner and I had been talking about marriage, etc for some time and had stopped and looked at a few jewellery shops while on holiday or in Nelson while shopping, and as with any woman, there was no one set piece of jewellery to choose. We had been told about Polished Diamonds from friends who had a really good experience. Dan provided some ideas from a few instructions from Kate, then I left it long enough for Kate to forget before contacting Dan again. I chose the ring style closest to what Kate had seen elsewhere to her fancy. Nervous as hell I asked Dan to go ahead with the job. I mean I didn't even know ring sizes went from A thru to Z alphabetically, I thought Kates size M was for Medium!! Dan was great thou, explained everything, from sizing, choice in metal, the way the rings are constructed or any other curve ball question I could throw at him. Dan was patient as I tried to find a way of hiding a reasonable size purchase without Kate seeing it. The end job is magnificent, Kate absolutely loves the ring! The GIA certificate, invoice, two copies of the valuation, (and what value the purchase is when you compare!) this making insuring the ring so simple, plus a bit of sensible business promotion, referral vouchers for friends which we have already passed on happily to others, and of course, the perfectly presented diamond ring in its own presentation box. All in all, 10 out 10; don't have any hesitation in using Dan and his team at PD! Thanks again!

Lucy: - Adelaide
Client Testimonial - Thank you Polished Diamonds!! The engagement ring that arrived recently exceeded our expectations. It is a lot to entrust to someone - especially online, and we couldn't have been happier with the result. Thanks!!

Lisa:
I found Polished Diamonds to be exceptionally good value, price wise. After several conversations, Dan was able to understand what we wanted, had a no hassle approach and was very tolerant. I was impressed with the speedy turn around time of production and the end result was exactly what I had hoped for. Many thanks - Lisa

IAN - Wellington: 
Like most people I was apprehensive about giving thousands of dollars to someone I had never met. Our jeweller quoted us a few diamonds and I thought I would do my own research to see if I could find comparable diamonds and price. While looking for a diamond we were quoted a lesser colour and clarity diamond for over 800 dollars more than the diamond Polished Diamonds supplied. Not to mention the excellent grades for cut and polish which are hard to come by. As far as web sites go I was confident when Dan contacted me within ten minutes of submitting a query about several diamonds. I was able to discuss what I was looking for and diamond characteristics. Dan also followed our discussion with an email of 6-8 diamonds meeting my requirements along with GIA reports. In my opinion if it doesn't come with GIA grading don't but it. Countless retail stores will claim a diamonds colour and clarity but wont or can't provide a GIA report. Using Dan's experience I picked out a true sparkler- both on paper but more importantly in real life. I received the diamond by registered courier and believe me it is fantastic in the light!! Ness is going to be over the moon. Her friends are going to be jealous. I would recommend Dan and Polished diamonds to anyone looking for great service and Quality diamonds at bloody good prices. I would like to thank you Dan for the great service in providing me with a truly stunning stone. I will be buying again for our wedding rings. I would be more than happy for you to provide my contact details to anyone thinking of buying Thanks once again Ian (and Vanessa, even though she doesn't know).

Debbie:
Have you ever purchased a ring from a retail store only to have the disappointment of seeing the same piece of jewellery on another persons finger? Well I have, so I enlisted the help of the wonderful team at Polished Diamonds to help create my own ring. All you need is an idea of your desired design and the rest is simple, from choosing the width of your band to selecting your perfect diamond, and the result... Quality second to none and a one off piece of perfectly made jewellery. Thank you Polished Diamonds for making my dream a reality.

Carlos:
Thank you for the exceptional service, patience and clear understanding of customer needs, this along with great communication and ongoing progress upates. You took on the challenge of obtaining the diamond and manufacturing the engagement ring in a short time during the demanding festive season. We had an idea what we wanted however with the exceptional knowledge and information provided by you this was enhanced and realised into a fantastic ring that exceeded expectations even more beautiful than I imagined followed shortly after she said yes. I would highly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone considering obtaining a diamond or the complete ring. We'll be talking to you soon enough about the wedding rings! Yours sincerely Carlos.

Miller: 
I must admit I was a bit sceptical about ordering from Polished Diamonds over the internet, but it makes sense as not every town can have a World class Jeweller and Diamond selection - thank God for Internet! Having received the ring and seen how efficient you are (keeping me up-to-date, quick delivery etc) The ring is absolutely perfect and it is just what I wanted, promptly made, perfectly finished and speedily delivered. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and will keep you in mind when looking for other jewellery. I received the evaluation with the ring and the evaluation is almost double what I have paid, which means that diamonds are excellent and I got a real value for money. The whole process was quick and easy and I will recommend you to my friends with no hesitation at all. Thank you very much. Regards - Miller.

MIKE THE KIWI FROM YERRIYONG NSW AUSTRALIA:
Comments = I have dealt with Polished Diamonds on two occasions, firstly for the creation of an Engagement Ring & due to their exceptional work, more recently on the design and creation of an Eternity Ring utilizing their new 3D CAD-CAM system. I have had the pleasure of working with Dan Joines on both occasions, who I have personally found invaluable. Dan is by far the most professional, informative and approachable person I have come across in the jewellery business, not only assisting me with my designs but also giving me informative recommendations and reassurance to make sure I get the best quality and final product for my money. Dan was very forthcoming in outlining what was required to get my projects from a mere vision to dazzling sparkle, including progressive reports & feedback about where my rings were in the construction process. Polished Diamonds (Through Dan Joines) has set a professional standard unrivalled by any of their competitors in the diamond business and I would recommend them to anyone without reservation. I will be back again !!

Alice:
The ring arrived safely yesterday. Thanks so much, it's perfect! I love it. I'll definitely recommend you to my friends.


Daniel:
I had already talked to heaps of jewellers and looked at dozens of websites before I found Dan, but after speaking with him I didn't bother going back to another jewellery shop. I was a pretty demanding customer and Dan was exceptionally helpful and patient when assisting me to find the perfect diamond and design the perfect ring. The competed ring was flawlessly finished and was exactly what I was looking for and my fiance loves it. The fact that the diamond and the ring were considerably cheaper then other jewellers meant that I got much more diamond for my money. I will definitely be calling Dan again when I come to make my next jewellery purchase.

Dave:
Just wanted to thank the Polished Diamonds for the exceptional diamond I have just received. Like everyone else I was a little sceptical in purchasing a diamond over the internet but when I received the diamond I was extremely happy, I reckon I would have paid double for this in most other stores in Auckland! I appreciated the knowledge you have of diamonds and this gave me some comfort when purchasing as you were able to answer every question I threw at you! I will definitely recommend you to my friends and recommend everyone who is sceptical to call Dan as he will reassure you with his knowledge.Thanks Dave.

Laura:
Just wanted to say thank you very much for getting our wedding rings to us on time, and doing them so quick. They are beautiful and I am so happy with mine... 100% what I wanted. Thanks Laura

STEVE: 
I gave the ring to my wife and she absolute loves it. It also fits like a glove ,which was a relief. I think the design has come together really well and the diamond almost glows with quality. Thanks for your time and skill in making this possible and I'm sure that we will purchase again - Regards Steve

GARY:
I'm writing this letter to commend you on the wonderful and beautiful ring you created for my new fiance. She absolutely loves it! The process with you was faultless, from a very educated and helpful design process including advice on diamond size, colour, clarity etc to the finer details of engraving and finishing. The ring far exceeded my expectations and was valued at more than double the amount I invested into it! I couldn't ask for a better result, it really was perfect. I would strongly recommend Polished Diamonds to anyone looking for a unique and outstanding, yet affordable diamond engagement ring. Thanks Dan for making our commitment that much more special.

Gary Coulthard: My ring arrived just in time for our wedding and I am absolutely thrilled with it. Not only is it exactly as I pictured, but it is with no doubt the most comfortable ring I have ever worn. Thank you.

ALIYA from Canberra: 
Our engagement ring has arrived and it is spectacularly beautiful and all we could have hoped for! It's much more sparkly than I imagined! Both of us are extremely grateful to you all and appreciate your help - we were kept informed all the way through and some one always returned my calls. We will be in touch next year for our wedding bands!

AMBER from Melbourne:
I dealt with Dan; the very first phone call he was wonderful, he explained everything about the process and the diamond so I was assured I was getting great value. I had been researching diamonds for a few months and found Polished Diamonds to be by far the best. Thank you so much Dan for making this such a great experience. I will be calling back for my wedding and eternity ring.

Steve: 
I gave the ring to my wife and she absolute loves it. It also fits like a glove ,which was a relief. I think the design has come together really well and the diamond almost glows with quality. Thanks for your time and skill in making this possible and I'm sure that we will purchase again

Jeremy
Thanks for all your help getting my engagement ring designed and made. Was great to have your expertise on finding the right diamond for the right price!! Thanks so much for getting the ring sent to hotel in Queenstown on a Saturday Morning, The result was fantastic, one of a kind ring that fits perfectly.

Sean
The ring looks a million dollars, and well presented in its walnut case. Shall be doing the deed this weekend. Many thanks and would highly recommend you. Look forward in dealing with you again in the future :o) for a pair of rings.

Jinho: 
I received excellent service throughout my dealings with Polished Diamonds. Dan was always kind and helpful, he was never late in replying to my emails. On the delivery day which was a Saturday, there was a bit of hiccup the courier guy couldn't find my apartment. My ring was taken back to the depot and depot was meant to close at 12. I rang Dan and he went out of his way to actually talk to the lady at the courier depot to make her stay for extra half hour. I got at the depot at 12:20 and got my ring!!!!! And as for the ring, it is just so beautiful. My fiancee loves it. Very competitive price compared to other stores I looked. Two thumbs way way up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Paul - Auckland:
All I can say is do it.... Dan was outstanding, Can't say enough about the way everything was done. All the hassle and stress gone.100% professional outfit. And of course she said... yes.

Justine and Marcus: 
Dan spent a considerable amount of time communicating with us both on the 'phone and via email. We were able to select the diamond and design the ring - and get it all right, with his help. We are absolutely delighted with the result.

Steve: - North Harbour
I gave the ring to my wife and she absolute loves it. It also fits like a glove, which was a relief. I think the design has come together really well and the diamond almost glows with quality. Thanks for your time and skill in making this possible and I'm sure that we will purchase again. Regards Steve

SALLY from Australia:
Good value and amazing service. The attention to detail is what it's all about and you persevered with every little request I made. Very individual service and I was made to feel like I was the only person you were making a ring for. I have recommended you to many friends already and will continue to do so. Thanks for such an amazing and unique ring!!

Lenna:
Polished Diamonds are so professional! Dan was so helpful, friendly, prompt and accommodating. I will definitely purchase Polished Diamonds again and highly recommend them. And did I mention, I LOVE MY DIAMOND EARRINGS!! Thanks Dan, look forward to purchasing the ring I have my eye on soon.

NICK FROM MELBOURNE:
Excellent customer service and product range. Will definitely buy again, am absolutely delighted with my diamond.

Carmin:
I was incredibly anxious about making a significant purchase online. I was reassured by Dan and his professionalism that purchasing a ring from Polished Diamonds was a unique experience with full customer satisfaction. My diamond ring is beautiful Dan, my thanks to you and your team in getting my ring to me on time. This truly has been a great experience


Kirsty:
Thank you so much for my "big rock"! So stoked with the size and sparkle of it! Dan - you were great to work with and all my worries were put to rest when I opened the box. Star! Look forward to doing business with you again when we need to get our wedding rings.

Oliver:
Thanks you so much for all the work you've done. The ring is fantastic your communication and service excellent. I would highly recommend you to anyone. I'm glad I chose you as my jewellery specialist and know I've gotten great value for my money.

Daniel:
I received my Platinum Wedding ring on Friday. I am really impressed with the entire service you offered and you exceeded my expectations. The ring itself is perfect.

Steve - Whitianga:
Its definitely scary parting with this kind of money and buying such an important item like an engagement ring this way, but Dan @ Polished Diamonds kept us informed the whole way and the ring...WOW! It is unbelievable! We are so happy and would recommend Dan and Polished Diamonds 110%. Thanks Dan for all your outstanding service! We are very, very Happy

Steve - Wellington:
Well, what to say. Absolutely outstanding! The customer service Dan was amazing. Regular contact ensured all my requirements were met perfectly. A beautiful ring, and a beautiful case. Could not be happier. Thanks guys. You made what I thought was a difficult task too easy. Expect more business myself in the future. A great experience. I highly recommend Polished Diamonds to all.

Sean: 
I was extremely happy with the superb service given the very tight time frames and the quality of the piece I was looking for. After doing considerable shopping around I found that the Value-for-Money aspect at Polished Diamonds is without par. I was able to afford a far better piece than I would otherwise have been able to. I am also very happy that when the valuation came through, it had more than doubled in value when I purchased it, to when I received it. Highly Recommended.

Hui - NZ: 
The Diamond Ring looks simply fantastic and my sister loves it very much (gift for her). We are very happy about the transaction which went as well as you promised. I have no hesitation in highly recommending you to my friends if any of them will want to buy a diamond ring.