Nestled in historic Winton, Southland, Country Jewel has earned a reputation for delivering quality products with obliging, friendly service.
Kerry Phillips, with 34 years’ experience in the jewellery industry and her team have completed industry certified courses including Diamond Grading, Coloured Gemstones and Jewellery Essentials with the Gemological Association of America. Bringing together qualifications, experience and expertise, Country Jewel offers clients a level of service that would be the envy of larger metropolitan businesses.
Country Jewel has been nominated for Nationwide New Zealand Member of the Year on two occasions.
Sourcing the perfect diamond
Country Jewel is a certified Antwerp Diamond Broker. Kerry makes regular diamond buying trips to Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world and where 80% of the world’s diamonds are traded. Kerry is a “personal broker” and selects diamonds on the clients’ behalf, saving significantly on retail prices. Because of the enormous choice of high quality diamonds available in Antwerp, it is possible to source the perfect diamond in the exact size, shape, quality, and at the right price.
The design process
Clients may wish to have old and unused pieces of jewellery remodelled. Country Jewel staff support their clients to choose a preferred style by looking at styles currently in-store and from catalogues, based on what rings (or other pieces) they are re-making and gemstones, including diamonds that are available.
Appointments are then set up with a specialist consultant jeweller to view a large range of ready-made pieces which give clients a very “real” view on how their re-make would look. In addition, Country Jewel works with three specialist jewellery workshops to complete remodelling and repairs for clients.
Country Jewel offers a range of services including:
• Jewellery repairs
• Watch repairs
• Valuations and replacement quotes
• Engraving of bangles and rings
• Laser welding
• Pearl re-threading
Explore Country Jewel at your leisure.
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