Diamond Engagement Ring and Jewellery Blog Information.  Read through our informative articles and browse useful information about jewellery, engagement rings and design ideas. We create diamond rings and fine jewellery and also supply gem stones.  Ask the authority – Polished Diamonds – Jewellery Design, winner of multiple awards including Best Retail.  Contact us for help and to explore the options – NZ Ph: 0800-233-299.

Designing for the Perfect Set

Designing for the Perfect Set

With the excitement that accompanies the process of choosing an engagement ring, many overlook the later task of choosing a wedding band that...

Diamond Cutting Process

Diamond Cutting Process

Diamond cutting is the term used to refer to the practice of changing a diamond from a rough stone to a faceted gemstone – a ‘Polished...

History of Engagement Rings

History of Engagement Rings

Engagement rings are a gift that a partner gives to their prospective spouse which symbolises that the person wearing it is engaged to be...

Magnetic Resonate Image (MRI) Scanning

Magnetic Resonate Image (MRI) Scanning

As jewellery design requires accuracy down to the nearest point of a millimetre, Magnetic Resonate Image (MRI) scanning is the most effective and...

Information about Diamonds

Information about Diamonds

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

Ethical Diamonds

Ethical Diamonds

Here at Polished Diamonds, we sell only conflict-free and ethically mined diamonds that respect nature and the environment. The Diamonds we sell...

How to Choose a Diamond

How to Choose a Diamond

Polished Diamonds provides an interactive tool to help select your gemstone and compare the vital factors of price, colour, carat and clarity. The...

Information About Pink Diamonds

Information About Pink Diamonds

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

Diamond Colour

Diamond Colour

Diamonds come in a variety of colours and the most popular for jewellery are the white series of diamonds. The rarest and sought after...

Precious Metals

Precious Metals

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...

The Perfect Engagement Ring For You

The Perfect Engagement Ring For You

As Jewellers of Distinction, Polished Diamonds can create any ring design to suit your dreams, budgets and expectations.  So how does it...

Engagement Ring Styles

Engagement Ring Styles

Here at Polished Diamonds, we can offer you every ring style imaginable, from the traditional solitaire to the bolder halo, we have the perfect...

The Custom Ring Process

The Custom Ring Process

Polished Diamonds manufacture every custom made diamond ring to suit each unique client so any design is possible. We have access to the Worlds...

Designer Engagement Rings

Designer Engagement Rings

We custom design using architectural CAD so you get to view how the diamond ring will actually look. This helps you make design changes and...

How to Clean Your Diamond Ring

How to Clean Your Diamond Ring

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...

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Rose gold is one of the gold rings available at Polished Diamonds Jewellery Design. We find the rose gold evokes hints of vintage and is a great...

Celebrity Engagement Rings

Celebrity Engagement Rings

Wanting some inspiration for your engagement rings? Check out some of these celebrity rings, they’re incredible! Amy Adams – Created...

Emerald Engagement Ring?

Emerald Engagement Ring?

Perhaps a diamond ring isn’t for everyone, here at Polished Diamonds we want to help you create a unique ring that is perfectly suited for...

Coloured Diamonds

Coloured Diamonds

Despite the fact diamonds exist in over 300 different colours, white is by far the most common and preferred. Diamonds can be found in nature in...

Our Engaged Clients

Our Engaged Clients

Here at Polished Diamonds we custom design and make both engagement and wedding rings. Each ring we create is personalised to best suit the...

The Most Accurate Engagement Ring

The Most Accurate Engagement Ring

Here at Polished Diamonds, technology has allowed us to create your engagement ring to perfection using our Computer Aided Design software, also...

Black Diamonds – Engagement Rings

Black Diamonds – Engagement Rings

Carbonado, more commonly known as ‘black diamond’ is becoming a more and more popular choice in the jewellery world. Whilst offering a stark...

Auckland Engagement Rings

Auckland Engagement Rings

With Polished Diamonds Jewellery Design’s products increasing by popular demand, expansion into the Auckland market is the next step for the...

Wedding Ring Design

Wedding Ring Design

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...

Black Zirconium Rings

Black Zirconium Rings

Black is the new black. It’s what the coolest people wear, from Darth Vader and Batman to Ninjas and now you. Zirconium is a natural element found...

Proposal Ideas – Popping the Question

Proposal Ideas – Popping the Question

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...

Wedding Planning Infographic

Wedding Planning Infographic

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

Bridal Colour And Style Guide

Bridal Colour And Style Guide

We have gathered bridal colours and styles from global trends, textures, décor and themes. We even looked into our favourite real weddings to...

The Perfect Bouquet…

The Perfect Bouquet…

Flower bouquets are a unique addition to any wedding. Many people are under the impression that brides carry a bouquet simply for aesthetic...

Wedding Traditions…

Wedding Traditions…

Traditions are a huge part of a couple’s wedding day. Whether it be ‘something old, something new, something borrowed or something blue’ or simply...

Custom Made Rings

Custom Made Rings

We can custom design any ring for any occasion just like these rings for the Euro 2016 championship – how cool is that! Thanks to our CAD...

New in Stock: Diamond Tennis Bracelets

New in Stock: Diamond Tennis Bracelets

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...

Diamond Engagement Rings Christchurch

Diamond Engagement Rings Christchurch

Your guide to buying diamond engagement rings and jewellery in Christchurch, New Zealand Metal Type Firstly you have to consider the metal type...

Cameo Jewellery

Cameo Jewellery

The earliest widespread use of shells for cameo carving was during the Renaissance, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Cameo jewellery are recognised...

Valentines Day – The Day of Love

Valentines Day – The Day of Love

Valentine’s day is one we all know and love. It is a celebration for those seeking love, in love and pursuing love. It is a day for romantic...

Designing Perfect Personalised Jewellery

Designing Perfect Personalised Jewellery

Finding and designing jewellery that is both unique and personal to you can be challenging. With an increasing number of Jeweller’s mass-producing...

Ring Size

Ring Size

Determining your ring size can be a challenge but is a crucial part of the design and manufacturing process. Due to a range of different factors...

Ponsonby Jewellery

Ponsonby Jewellery

Polished Diamonds Jewellery Design began in Christchurch, operating from 30 New Regent Street. Founded in 2003 and winning the ‘Best Retailer’ at...

Pearl Gemstone Facts

Pearl Gemstone Facts

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...

Ruby Gemstone Information

Ruby Gemstone Information

Rubies gemstone are always fashionable and complement virtually everyone who wears them. In addition to being the official birthstone for July and...

Peridot Gemstone

Peridot Gemstone

Peridot gemstone is one of the few gemstones that exist in only one colour, a distinctive lime green. The stone is one of the “Idiochromatic”...

Emerald Gemstone – May’s Birthstone

Emerald Gemstone – May’s Birthstone

The glorious green colour of Emerald gemstone has made the stone highly prized for many thousands of years. Believed to protect the wearer from...

Terrific Tanzanite – December’s Birthstone

Terrific Tanzanite – December’s Birthstone

Found in just one place on earth, tanzanite is a relatively recent discovery and this blue variety of zoisite was named after Tanzania, the...

Gemstones – Earth’s Gift to the World

Gemstones – Earth’s Gift to the World

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...

Sapphire Gemstone – September’s Birthstone

Sapphire Gemstone – September’s Birthstone

Sapphire is a beautiful gemstone that is suitable for all types of jewellery. It comes in a large selection of colours which make it versatile and...

The Many Colours of Garnet

The Many Colours of Garnet

Did you know the garnet does not just come in red? The January birthstone offers an extensive palette ranging from greens to purples, through the...

Peach Sapphire, Apricot Sapphire, Padparadscha

Peach Sapphire, Apricot Sapphire, Padparadscha

Sapphire is known as one of the hardest existing gemstones, therefore making it the most desirable gem to use for wedding and engagement rings due...

Ultra Violet – Colour of the Year

Ultra Violet – Colour of the Year

Pantone are commonly known for their standardized colour matching system, used around the world. They not only specialize in differentiating...

New Zealand Diamond Engagement Rings

New Zealand Diamond Engagement Rings

Pantone are commonly known for their standardized colour matching system, used around the world. They not only specialize in differentiating...