New Website

February 3, 2011

Our new Chris Cole Jewellery website is finally up and running.


It has all the pics that are on the flickr site as well as other info, including most of the blog posts from this site

Let me know what you think…

Thanks, Chris



We’re Back!

January 12, 2011

Here are some of the pieces of jewellery I made at the end of last year for various folks to give to loved ones for Christmas.

These two beautiful 18ct white gold and diamond engagement rings were given to two lucky ladies over the xmas holidays.

As you can see there’s a lot of variety in the pieces of jewellery I’ve been asked to create. Basically, If you can think it, I can make it.

If you want something made for yourself or someone you love this year then come and see me and we can get designing your perfect piece of jewellery.



2010…. DONE!

December 21, 2010

See you in 2011

Chris Cole Jewellery will be closed until Tuesday the 11th of January.

Thank you to all our customers who have been in during 2010. You are what makes Chris Cole Jewellery.

If you find yourself in need of an engagement ring over the holiday break, make sure you check out more engagement ring advice website – how to buy an engagement ring.co.nz and make contact with us when you’re ready to talk.

Be safe friends and have a great holiday break,

Chris & Anne


Double Plait Rope Chain

December 9, 2010

Here’s the latest addition to my handmade chain range:

It’s called a Double Plait Rope Chain.

It’s different from the Single Plait Rope Chain by having a two for two twist instead of a one for one.

(The photos make the Double Plait look bigger but it is in fact the same size as the Single Plait.)

I can make these chains any length and using any metal. They look rather spectacular in gold…


Xmas Sale

December 3, 2010

We’ve decided to have an xmas sale for the whole of December.

25% off everything in the window!

If you’ve been thinking about buying something you’ve seen in the window but have  kept putting it off, now’s the time to buy it.

There are all of my handmade silver neck and wrist chains, a couple of gold necklaces, silver rings and other pieces. There are also 5 handmade gold and gemstone rings and 5 pairs of gold and gemstone earrings. 25% off means that you’re saving from $100 up to $700 on original handmade pieces of jewellery.

Here is some of the jewellery I have in the window:

The 25% off xmas sale will last until the 18th of December when we close for the year. We will reopen again on Tuesday 11th January 2011.


New Earrings

November 26, 2010

I’ve made a few new pairs of earrings recently. The first pair is made using 9ct yellow and white gold with half moon Madeira Citrines and small diamonds set rub-over fashion. The earrings are designed so they dangle beneath the ear lobes on gold hooks.

The second pair I made for Anne for her birthday. She calls them diamond flicks which I think suits them nicely. They can be worn either hanging down from the ear or pointing backwards with their curved shape following the contour of the ear. The earrings are made in 18ct white and yellow gold with rubies and diamonds set rub-over style.

I’m sorry the photographs aren’t the best but you can see how each pair looks and can imagine how they would look in the ear.

Feel free to come in to the shop and try any of my pieces of jewellery on. The best way to know if you like something is to try it on first…



Sapphire and Diamond 3-stone

October 29, 2010

Here’s a really nice engagement ring I made last week…

The center stone is a 2.22ct octagonal cut Ceylonese Sapphire and the two side stones are brilliant cut diamonds, 0.20ct each. The ring is made in predominately 18ct yellow gold with the diamond settings in 18ct white gold. Yellow gold is often used for  settings for coloured stones as the yellow colour gives the stone a much warmer look than white gold, whereas white gold is used for diamonds so they retain their brilliant whiteness.

The setting for the center sapphire is a basket style setting. Two thin, flat  bars of metal are crossed beneath the stone and bent upwards to form four claws. A plate of metal the same dimensions as the sapphire with a hollow carved out to seat the stone is then soldered in place. When the Sapphire is set, the plate is completely covered so that from the top only the four claw tips show, and from the side much of the beautiful blue of the sapphire is still visible through the basket.

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