It was during the creation of his fiancé’s engagement ring that Christchurch lad living in London Dan Joines was bewitched by the dazzling glamour and romance of creating fierce diamond jewellery.“I loved the whole process,” he says from his killer jewellery boutique Polished Diamonds, perfectly placed along the pastel-coloured parade of 1930s Spanish Mission-style cool of New Regent Street.“The idea of creating something unique and selecting the stones and designing the piece makes it all the more special. I thought, how can I bring some of the romance to what is a typically a boring practice – looking at cookie-cut engagement rings under a glass counter – which should be exciting?”Trading in a corporate finance gig, Dan returned home to start up what is now, arguably, one of the country’s leading creators of bespoke, custom jewellery perfected.By utilising computer-aided design and 3D printing, each of his custom-made pieces are...
Reclaim autumn with these scorching fashion must haves.
Helen Cherry Hannah Dress (RRP $629)
Bronx and Banco Katia Dress (RRP $519) from Katerina Boutique
Third Form Bracket Dress (RRP $319) from Raw Nova
Georgia Alice Prison Skirt (RRP $429) from Infinite Definite
Trelise Cooper Cut The Crepe Dress (RRP $649)
Freya & Sabine Chant Ankle Boot (RRP $259) from Issimo
Kaibosh JuneBug Sunglasses (RRP $199) from Stencil
18ct Gold Diamond-set Snake Ring (RRP $1,990) from Westenra Jewellers
Dylan Kain The Birkin Belt (RRP $139) from Raw Nova
Saben Tilly Clutch (RRP $250) from Issimo
Diamonds are an investment, so when creating the bling of your dreams, the team at Polished Diamonds’ custom-made diamond rings and jewellery are precision-made to your unique requirements via computer-aided design.
Check out your piece in three-dimensional glory before the manufacturing process, where your piece is handcrafted with precision, then finished to perfection. It’s all about making your vision an Asscher-cut 3-carat shiny, shiny reality, so get in touch with their expert team now and start down the path towards the bling of your dreams!
Polished DiamondsShowroom 30 New Regent Street, Central City0800 233 299www.polisheddiamonds.co.nz...
Hot looks to keep cool this summer.
Style Stalker Esquire Slip (RRP $220) from Raw Nova
Five Each Scoop Dress polka dot (RRP $69.99) from Stencil
Trelise Cooper Flora Ashley Dress (RRP $629)
Helen Cherry Lia Pantsuit (RRP $539) from Workshop
Mooi Lee clutch (RRP $219) from Issimo
NOM*d Apron Dress (RRP $335) from Plume
Martini Diamond Studs (RRP from $490) from Polished Diamonds
Karen Walker Helter Skelter Superstars Sunglasses (RRP $329) from Raw Nova
GX Gwen Stefani pumps (RRP $199.90) from Issimo
Sterling Silver Oxidised earrings (RRP $599) from Filigree Fine Jewels
Nail this season's hottest hue.
1 Twenty Seven Names Pembroke Coat (RRP $750) from Infinite Definite 2 Huffer Women’s Trench (RRP $289) from Stencil 3 Helen Cherry Wool Trench (RRP $434) and Slim Cuffed Pant (RRP $459) 4 Under the Sun Mosquito Mk 2 sunglasses (RRP $279.90) from Issimo 5 Donna Carolina Double Monk Strap (POA) from Issimo 6 Maurie & Eve Riley Coat (RRP $387) Garcia Skirt (RRP $232) and Farrow Jumper (RRP $154) from Raw Nova 7 Aquamarine white gold ring with diamond details (RRP $5,500) from Filigree.
8 Dries Van Noten Danna Dress (RRP $2,115) from Victoria Black 9 NOM*D Love Tee (RRP $275), Step Pant (RRP $395) and Laced Belt – Wide (RRP $138) from Plume....
This season's essentials.
1 Eco Haven Merino Cardy (RRP $179) from Chalky Digits 2 Ann Demeulemeester Double Zip Ankle Boots (RRP $1,810) from Victoria Black 3 Saben Dash Handbag (RRP $489) from Issimo 4 Moooi Prop Light Round Double Pendant (RRP $10,280) from KS Lighting 5 Tedd Deco Jug (RRP $49.95) from Freedom Furniture 6 Studio Cockatoo Frida Sunrise A4 Art Print (RRP $39) from Raw Nova 7 Melody Rose Skull in Crown Teapot (RRP $210) and Teacup and Saucer (RRP $95) from Copper + Pink 8 Leather Wrap with 18ct Rose Gold and Rose Quartz Drops (POA) from Filigree 9 Amber Sceats Cuff Ring (RRP $59) from Robin Pierre....