Explore this educational blog section all about diamonds, engagement rings, precious metals and jewellery production.  

Polished Diamonds have a reputation for integrity, trust and our staff are ready to help.

Our experienced team is available online via live chat, email or telephone. We offer a friendly, personal service that can help you make an informed decision regarding any jewellery purchase you’re currently considering.

Polished Diamonds offer the Worlds best GIA certified Diamonds, we are award winning Jewellers of Distinction for Diamond Rings, Engagement Rings and Wedding Rings. We can help you - click to read more...

celebrity rings

Wanting some inspiration for your engagement rings? Check out some of these celebrity rings, they're incredible!

rose gold diamond ring

Rose gold is one the gold rings available and is less common than white and yellow.

Diamonds are the hardest natural substance on Earth yet the oil from the touch of a human finger can cause dirt to collect and make this nearly indestructible gemstone quickly lose its sparkling appeal. Here are some tips on how to keep your diamond ring sparkling.

CAD engagement ring

We custom design using archetectural CAD so you get to view how the diamond ring will actually look. This helps you make design changes and ensures the perfect engagement ring.  So how do we do this?

Polished Diamonds manufacture every custom made diamond ring to suit each unique client so any design is possible. We have access to the Worlds best diamond stock so any diamond can be used in your chosen design. So how does it all work?

Here at Polished Diamonds we can offer you every ring style imaginable, from the traditional solitaire to the bolder halo, we have the perfect engagement ring for her lifestyle and your budget - read on and explore...

As Jewellers of Distinction, Polished Diamonds can create any ring design to suit your dreams, budgets and expectations.  So how does it all work and where do I start?

There are a wide range of precious metals available for you to construct a diamond ring. The most popular metals are the ones that are very white or yellow in colour.

 Diamonds come in a variety of colours and the most popular for jewellery is the white series diamonds. As diamonds

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Natural pink diamonds aren’t very common they only account for about 1% of the total production of diamonds in the world. 

Polished Diamonds provides an interactive tool to help select your diamond and compare the vital factors of price, colour, carat and clarity. The cut quality is also an important factor in deciding which diamond would best suit you.

Here at Polished Diamonds we sell only conflict free and ethically mined diamonds that respect nature and the environment. The Diamonds we sell originate from Kimberley Certified and United Nations sanctioned countries. 

The 5 C’s in the diamond grading process relate to Carat, Cut, Colour, Clarity and Certification.  In this educational blog article we discuss these diamond characteristics.

We have gathered colours from global trends, textures, décor and themes.

Feeling overwhelmed about planning your wedding? This infographic can help you with every stage, from setting a budget to getting your nails done.  We spoke to several brides......

Engagement Proposal

Is she a laid back type of woman, or is she the centre of attention when you go to parties? A woman’s personality should always be factored into a marriage proposal.

Black is the new black. It’s what the coolest people wear, from Darthvader and Batman to Ninjas and now you. Zirconium is a natural element found in our earth, mostly in Australia and South Africa and it’s natural color is actually a grayish silvery white. Zirconium has a super high resistance to corrosion.

In the midst of all the preparation for your wedding you might push finding a wedding ring to the bottom of your to do list, but it’s something you will be wearing for years to come so it’s important to get it just right.

Your guide to buying diamond engagement rings and jewellery in Christchurch, New Zealand

A diamond bracelet is a tangible touch of beauty.  Placed on the wrist of a woman it flows with every movement of the arm, adding fascinating sparkle in motion.

Custom made ring

We can custom design any ring for any occasion just like these rings for the Euro 2016 championship - how cool is that!

Gemstones

Have you ever thought about how gemstones are actually formed? I hadn’t. I’d never really given it much thought. I just oohed and ahhed over the amazing colours and gorgeous jewellery that I’d seen in magazines, boutiques and on celebrities.

Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery and this blue variety of zoisite was named after Tanzania, the country where it was found, and can only be found.

Emerald Gemstone

The glorious green colour of Emerald has made the stone highly prized for many thousands of years. Believed to protect the wearer from misfortune, it has a mystical quality that soothes and promotes tranquillity.

Peridot is one of the few gemstones that exists in only one colour, a distinctive lime green.

Ruby

Rubies are always fashionable and complement virtually everyone who wears them. In addition to being the official birthstone for July and the traditional gift for 40th wedding anniversaries, the ruby frequently is given in celebration of the birth of a daughter. Click to find out more..

Pearls are unique as they are the only gems from living sea creatures and unlike other gemstones require no faceting or polishing to reveal their natural beauty.