Diamonds are a girl's best friend, or so the saying goes. But we prefer the spice of variety with elements that add a unique touch. Some ladies prefer jewels that speak to their femininity and others want something that embodies their personal taste. But the latest trends lean towards simplicity and detail.
We found jewellery stores where you can get your next piece of shine.
Pandora have crafted jewellery that speaks to the fashion forward women who love to jazz up their outfit.
This is the place to find a piece that fits your character. Their charming offerings will make you want to purchase everything in sight.
Pandora has a wide selection of necklaces, charms, rings, bangles and much more!
Nomination offers jewellery pieces that are the epitome of simplicity, elegance and creativity.
Nomination's founder started by creating bracelets, but ended up creating even more. They have a wide offering of necklaces, earrings and accessories, among others.
They have a unique and quirky design approach, ensuring that each piece has character and pizzazz.
And they have an option to create your own bracelet, giving you a chance to personalise your jewellery to fit your style. This also makes a thoughtful gifting option.
Colette By Colette Hayman brings the best of old and new. With impeccable attention to detail, you can be sure that you will be getting the best crafted pieces.
Colette By Colette Hayman is where you can find your next piece, set in traditional colours like gold and silver with unique design twists.
You can get some of the best gifting items such as bracelets, earrings, rings and chokers.
Every lady must have at least one piece of fashionable jewellery to put an outfit together.
We hope you find your shine, ladies!
The range, which is available in 9ct white, yellow or rose gold celebrates the reinventions of classic pieces such as the timeless and trending gold hoops and modern, minimalist necklaces with diamonds and feature gemstones. Adding value and a marksman's touch, the Bespoke By Kate summer 2018 range has been manufactured with solid 9ct gold fine jewelry.
The brand was born from the idea that women are looking to invest in fine jewelry pieces. Bespoke By Kate aligned its perspective accordingly and launched the concept in 2016. But who is Kate? The drive behind the brand as well as its namesake, is Kate Shearer, a New York city trained GIA gemologist and Jewellery designer. Kate has extensive experience in the diamond and design industry having worked previously at the luxury goods congratulate, Cartier.
Climbing from height to height. Kate is a rising local designer and diamond specialist who has sought out the freshest in fine Jewellery trends for the Summer. Her range effortlessly combines bold statement pieces and minimalist, subtle styles with the best quality local diamonds, gemstones and metals. The Summer range re-imagines the classics into modern yet timeless pieces that cool girls can’t live without.
Gemstones such as Swiss Blue Topaz and London Blue Topaz (which are actually the November birthstone) have grown in popularity. Kate finds it wonderful to design and create pieces with gemstones with intricate features. Feminine, sophisticated and well-priced quality pieces is the top focus at Bespoke By Kate.
The Bespoke By Kate fine Jewellery range is ideal for push presents, Christmas, birthday gifts, anniversaries and special occasions.
The price ranges start at R1 700 for a pair of 9ct yellow, rose or white gold hoop earrings and goes up to R23 000 for the Y-shaped necklace set in 9ct rose gold with IJ, VS-SI diamonds = 0.66ct; a highly competitive price range for real gold jewellery with intricate fine design. Further to the range, bespoke Jewellery design is another service on offer.
Not all of us have an endless supply of money to go all out when it comes to custom-designed jewellery, so if you're looking for high-quality jewellery that is within your budget, then you should check out Eternity Jewellers. They're situated just outside the city, in the heartland of the world's largest producer of gold and gem-grade diamonds, so you know you'll be getting the best quality possible. Other than custom jewellery design, they also offer a whole range of other services including bespoke CAD 3D design and manufacturing, gemstone sales, general jewellery repairs and resizing, antique jewellery valuations, moulding, casting and polishing services – the list goes on.
By Design Jewellers
So, you have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now it's time to find the perfect ring. Whether you're getting ready to pop the question or want to create custom wedding rings to place on your partner's ring finger as you promise your vows to one another, By Design Jewellers is ready and waiting to assist. They're passionate about engagement and wedding celebrations and would love to create the perfect rings specifically suited to your personal styles. While rings are their main focus, they also stock a wide range of products and services to provide you with an all-round jewellery service.
There's something more meaningful and personal about getting your engagement or wedding rings custom designed to your exact specifications. It's actually rather romantic that one goes out of their way to create a ring they know you'll absolutely love. With this in mind, Jewellery Connection offers a variety of custom jewellery options for you to check out. Whether you want the perfect engagement ring designed for the perfect partner, personalised cufflinks for your husband-to-be, or want to have a special wedding band set made just for you, Jewellery Connection can bring your visions to life.
Vikara Diamond Jewellery
Yes, we know this jeweller is in Pretoria, but once you see what they offer and their designs, you'll understand why they have been added to our list. When it comes to proposing to your sweetheart, you want everything to be perfect and what better way to ensure she gets the ring of her dreams than by being part of the ring design process? Vikara Diamond Jewellery allows you to do just that. You don't need to drop big bucks on brand names when you can rather spend your hard-earned (and hard-saved) money on real value, a personalised service and the opportunity to be part of your dream design. Their designers will take your ideas and inspiration, sketch your exclusive design, create a wax model or computerised 3D render of your design, make any final adjustments and, within a few days, your vision will be recreated into reality.
We all know and love Jenna Clifford for their stunning jewellery collections and unique pieces, but did you know that they also offer a bespoke jewellery service? There's nothing more special than giving your special someone a one-of-a-kind piece they'll love. For bespoke pieces, you may supply some materials that you'd love to use in your design (diamonds, gems, etc.) or they can supply precious metal and stones to suit your specifications, design and taste.
Another well-known name in the jewellery industry is Arthur Kaplan and they too offer a custom jewellery creation service at their Design Studio. Whether you already know what you want when it comes to the ideal ring for your partner or if you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing, they're more than happy to help. You'll be able to select the diamond, fine-tune the design and be part of the process from start to finish. The jewellery designers will be with you every step of the way, guiding you and assisting with any questions you may have in mind. Planning and designing your unique piece of jewellery has never been easier.
Details: 011 805 0225 | www.arthurkaplan.co.za | Mall of Africa, Eastgate, Sandton City, Centurion Centre, Menlyn Park, Kolonnade Centre, Waterfall Mall
Celebrate individuality by creating bespoke jewellery for him and her at Sirkel Jewellery. Here, you can get as creative as you wish – the sky is the limit. From large pieces that make a statement to simple yet intricate designs, Sirkel Jewellery can bring you design to life with their highest standards of aesthetics and craftsmanship. No matter what the occasion or idea you have in mind, they would love to design your own special piece that is uniquely you.
Thomas Sabo is all about crafting and creating high quality jewellery. Let's call it perfection, their pieces are absolutely spectacular. They add all the right touches that you want in a piece of jewellery, they have something for everyone - the versatility ranges from elegant to something that you can wear while feeling like the earthing king or queen on a tropical island.
Thomas Sabo is really bringing it, be it gold, silver or bronze - you will certainly find what you are looking for. If you have not seen their magnificent pieces then you must make sure that you check them out.
To Gift...Or To Spoil Myself Is The Question
There are so many options to choose from when trying to gift someone, but it can be quite hard when you start to realise that hey, "Maybe I would love a piece for myself" but hey why not get both gift and spoils.
My personal favourite; in all honesty - is the gold range. I am not really a fan of gold jewellery, but they really changed my mind and somehow converted me with their unique architecture of these beautiful works of art. The unique touches make me feel like I have something made specifically for me and that is the best way to feel when trying to pick out some that won't be uniformed with the rest of world.
Thomas Sabo’s precious charms tell personal stories on bracelets so that you can express your personal style and beautiful moments in life. It’s simple: all you have to do is purchase a link bracelet, and take your pick from their extensive range of stunning charms that cover everything from special occasions and friendships, to animals and Christmas-themed favourites.
If this is not liberation, I don't know what is.
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Whether you're looking to splurge and spoil yourself a little with beautiful and unique pieces of jewellery, or want to get started on buying those birthday, anniversary and Christmas presents for your family and friends, the Jenna Clifford shop is the perfect stop. With great prices on all jewellery, there is no excuse to miss out and to not treat yourself to a shopping spree.
The Jenna Clifford Annual Sale is on!
Once a year, Jenna Clifford hosts its amazing annual sale, where you will get the opportunity to invest in your very own mastercrafted jewellery! The sale offered great price reductions on all Jewellery lines at Jenna Clifford, along with discounts on Tag Heuer and Victorinox watches.
The Jenna Clifford Annual Sale was from Wednesday, 17 June to Tuesday, 30 June 2015, so make sure you visit a Jenna Clifford boutique ASAP before all of the good stuff is gone! And don’t forget, you can also browse and purchase your favourites from a selection of silver Jewellery sale items online at their E-Boutique, at www.jennaclifford.com.
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About Jenna Clifford
Jenna Clifford is a world-renowned jewellery designer, known for her unique, customised creations. Her bold and dramatic designs are sought after by some of the most recognised business icons and celebrities in the world, since the launch of her business in 1992.
Jenna Clifford combines gold, diamonds and precious gems to create extraordinary masterpieces through quality craftsmanship and an excellent taste in J ewellery design. She is a role model to young designers and is involved in various mentoring programmes for South African women of all ages.