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  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...