Zlato means Gold

My Wedding - - JEWELLERY - By Gayle Dick­son

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.