Zlato means Gold
In Star Wars, Zlato was a Toydarian and professional thief … thankfully, you won’t have to go to those lengths to own a gorgeous piece of jewellery - Zlato jewellers in Parnell can make you exactly what your heart desires. The word Zlato means gold in Slavic languages, but that’s not the only metal they work with. You can have a stunning design made in gold, silver, palladium or platinum. Owner, Kelvin Ricketts, has a belief that jewellery boasting a combination of timeless design, quality materials and attention to detail instills a sense of confidence in the wearer … an essence of pride. And that’s where Steve Waltham comes into his own – literally igniting precious metals and stones with the skills of a true artisan.
“We know that with custom made jewellery the customer gets the best possible price. We don’t hold the raw materials in stock; therefore we have no need to pass on a ‘service charge’ to the customer,” said Kelvin. “We recently made a ring for a customer - their price from us $15,000, their quote from somewhere else $22,000; but even better for the customer, an independent valuation came in at over $19,000!”
I love the fact that when you visit the Parnell boutique, you can actually see Steve weaving his magic – he’s not hidden in a dingy studio, but instead has his bench out in the open at the back of the showroom.
They also have a great reputation for remodelling old, inherited or broken pieces. Grandma’s ring really shouldn’t be stashed away just because it’s a little too dated for your liking! I’m sure many of us have a ring with a missing gem or broken claw – it’s such a shame to just leave it in the jewellery