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Beauden Barrett Hannah Laity oval diamond engagement ring

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"For those asking, my ring is from The Village Goldsmith. Ian and his team have been an absolute dream and I'm obsessed with it!"

- Beauden and Hannah

Ocean inspired custom bespoke diamond engagement ring koru design

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Prior to going in to see the team at The Village Goldsmith, I was quite daunted about the task of designing an engagement ring. But, all those concerns were completely alleviated after meeting with Chris and Ian. While I had some design ideas in mind, I was completely reassured by Ian's approach as he listened attentively and made excellent suggestions. We discussed timeframes, budgets and options for materials and stones, none of which were a problem.

Being able to meet everyone involved in the process of designing and crafting the ring made the whole experience truly special - a wonderful journey in itself. Now, my beautiful fiancée and I not only have a stunning and completely unique engagement ring, we also have a beautiful story and memories to go with the ring and the engagement.

- Te Kawa and Rebecca

diamond solitaire twist band engagement ring

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"I chose The Village Goldsmith because my grandmother swears by them actually. My partner (now fiancé) had a bracelet made there and I was really intrigued by the design, so I didn't really look anywhere else when the time came to design an engagement ring.

The whole process was really easy from a scanned sketch on a pad, through to the 3D render, and then, finished product which is exactly as I envisioned. Anneke absolutely adores her ring and the expression on her face each time she looks at it is why The Village Goldsmith gets 5 stars from me. Thank you team :)"

- Joe and Anneke

Pink emerald cut sapphire engagement ring Gatsby The Inspired Collection

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"After being disappointed with a large number of jewellery stores in the city I took a chance on The Village Goldsmith, I'm so glad I did. They took time to acknowledge me as a customer and sought to assist me in every possible way. It paid off as I'm now engaged and the Wilshi ring fits him perfectly! (I even popped the question to him!). We will be back for sure for our other rings and jewellery!"

- Lisa and Daniel

diamond solitaire engagement ring proposal India

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“Thank you to The Village Goldsmith team for playing such a special part - the ring is absolutely perfect. We can’t wait to create the wedding bands with you in the not-too-distant future inspired by our time in India”

- Tom and Jamie

Diamond solitaire filigree engagement ring

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"I saw it online, fell in love and dropped some not-so-subtle hints to my boyfriend. He proposed on April 1 (not a prank!) and one week later I had to leave to supervise a three-week school trip to Italy and Greece. It was less than ideal to leave my brand-new fiancé behind, but at least I had this beautiful reminder (ring selfie taken at the Corinth Canal). Rob said you were super helpful to deal with and I still love my ring - thanks so very much!!!"

- Lauren and Rob

custom design engagement and wedding rings

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"My husband first discovered The Village Goldsmith when engagement ring shopping. When comparing the other jewellers in the Wellington CBD, he found that VG really stood out with their high level of craftsmanship and professionalism. Plus he really wanted to get something designed especially. The ring is a mix of what hubby liked and a ring that I had pointed out to a friend – melded into one ring that is uniquely us.

custom design engagement and wedding rings

"When it came time to get our wedding bands, there was no hesitation – The Village Goldsmith were doing them! For me (the bride to be), it was the first time I had met the VG team, and I quickly understood why my husband was so impressed. Their service was relaxed yet responsive throughout the entire design process, taking into account our own style, budget and timeline. The end result: lovingly crafted, timeless pieces that are also a true reflection of us. 

"Now, six months married, we still adore them as much as the first day we saw them, and have received so many compliments from family, friends and strangers. Thank you Ian and the team at The Village Goldsmith - you guys are the best!"

- Sarah and Dion

Photos thanks to Ayesha Photography - Destination wedding photographer. Email hello@ayeshaphotography.com

sapphire and diamond engagement ring The Village Goldsmith

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"The Village Goldsmith is an incredible place, and my experience with designing an engagement ring went beyond all expectations. From the day my partner and I first went in and met with Ben (with a very specific idea in mind), to the day my ring was ready, they kept me informed and responded straight away to any questions. I was so excited to get my ring, and the entire process only took three weeks from the date I picked out the gemstone. The final product feels even more special knowing it was handcrafted by a fabulous Wellington institution and I can't thank Ben enough. I'll be back for my wedding ring, without a doubt!"

- Kelsey Fly

custom design engagement ring

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"Hi guys, just want to thank you for the gorgeous engagement ring. Sean proposed on Friday and I couldn't be happier! Thank you for designing and creating it from that the rings handed down from my nana - it's very special to me and Nana loves it too, I still cant stop staring. Thanks" 

- Janelle & Sean​

custom design filigree engagement ring

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"Here it is - the most beautiful ring ever created! My partner had it custom made by The Village Goldsmith and has thought about every single detail! They did an incredible job!"​

- Jennifer and Aaron

 

custom design engagement ring

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"The Village Goldsmith has been absolutely sensational... Not only did they help Antony design the most beautiful thing I have ever seen - they also did an amazing turnaround on a resize this morning - only a couple hours! With a new engagement ring that is SO important!! Love you guys and now won't be going anywhere else for jewellery! Thank you for making our experience even more perfect that it already was." 

"Thank you thank you thank you!! You guys and my now fiance have designed the most stunning ring that I am SO excited to wear for the rest of my life! I absolutely love it. Getting comments from random strangers who don't even know I only just got engaged - it's that perfect. Thanks again!"

- Laura and Antony

original design granite engagement ring

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"The Village Goldsmith gave me a beautifully finished engagement ring, which was a result of great attention to detail and incredible craftsmanship. Ian was excellent to deal with and was on board with what i wanted in a custom piece straight away, and the end result is a ring that is totally unique and really beautiful to look at. Will Likely be approaching them for the wedding bands as well."

"Thank you to Ian from The Village Goldsmith who worked alongside Rackley to design the perfect ring for me! Rax is a geology masters student so his love for rocks couldn't be hidden! The ring is a rose gold band with the coolest piece of granite ever!!" 

- Rackley and Shani

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"Thank you for helping Hugh design the most amazing ring I've ever seen! I can't believe I get to wear this everyday for the rest of my life!!"

- Krystal and Hugh

custom design diamond engagement ring Wellington jewellers The Village Goldsmith

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"Thank you The Village Goldsmith! Couldn’t have got a more beautiful ring from anywhere else and you have been so helpful through the whole process."

- Hannah and John

diamond engagement ring Wellington custom jewellery designer

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"Well worth the wait and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Thanks Adam and a big shout out to The Village Goldsmith for designing and making me my perfect ring!"

- Arna and Adam

custom design diamond engagement ring Wellington jewellers The Village Goldsmith

"Thank you for creating such a stunning ring. We can’t wait to come in for our wedding rings in a few months!"

- Steph and Chris

custom design diamond engagement ring Wellington jewellers The Village Goldsmith

"Thank you so much The Village Goldsmith for helping create and craft this beautiful ring! I can't wait to wear it forever."

- Tory and Chris

flower petal diamond cluster engagement ring

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"Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Brooke and the team at The Village Goldsmith for creating this beautiful ring, I love it! ❤"

- Andrea

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