The Village Goldsmith is an award-winning jewellery designer store that prides itself on design, innovation and dedication to quality and service. We are delighted to offer a custom jewellery design service.
Our custom jewellery is crafted in our onsite workshop where you can see our creative jewellers at work, so you are involved in the creation and service of your precious jewellery.
To design and craft a unique piece usually takes between 3-6 weeks in total, so be sure to let us know if you have a particular date in mind that you require your piece for and we will do our best to meet your timeframe.
We listen to your needs, your dreams, and work with you to deliver a tangible piece of jewellery that not only tells the story of how it came to be and what it represents, but also holds a lifetime of memories as your relationships continue to evolve.
Discuss your design ideas with us in person, via email or Skype. A custom design is truly that - it starts with your unique ideas and vision for your special piece. Our custom ring and jewellery design work is highly regarded and it is recommended that you contact us to make an appointment.
The beauty of custom design is that we can work together on your piece of jewellery to ensure you are completely happy with it. We’ll present you with sketches or models, and with our extensive global network of suppliers, we can offer the best quality and value diamond or gemstone options for your budget. The Village Goldsmith is committed to using only ethically sourced diamonds from trusted and reputable diamond suppliers.
At The Village Goldsmith, we use a combination of the latest technologies and traditional craftsmanship to bring your bespoke jewellery design to life. We test and refine the design in our CAD software and we can then print a 3D scale model in a special polymer using our 3D printing technology to ensure the design is correct in every detail.
Your piece of jewellery is then handcrafted by our experienced and award-winning team of jewellers in our Wellington workshop who take immense pride in their work.
From first hearing your story, to finally seeing something executed by our own hands and in our own workshop, passed on to you, to whom it means so much, is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world.
Like marriage, our commitment to you is forever. We offer a lifetime free checking and cleaning service on your wedding ring. This service is provided on site at our Wellington store, by our experienced manufacturing jewellers and should be completed on an annual basis to maintain your 5-year warranty.
At The Village Goldsmith, we work hard to ensure our jewellery is beautifully designed and crafted, as well as being of exceptional quality and value. People often assume that bespoke jewellery is more expensive than off-the-shelf but when you understand how we operate, you will find that is not the case. Read more here about how we can deliver exceptional value for our custom designed jewellery pieces.
Our experienced jewellery designers are always in our Wellington store, and also available to meet in Auckland by appointment only, or anywhere around the world via Skype/email. Wherever you are in the world, if you would like to talk to us about finding your perfect piece of jewellery or discuss custom jewellery design, please contact us.
Where possible please provide the following information to help us fulfill your requests:
Metal Preference (for more information see our Precious Metals Guide)
Diamond Preference (for more information see Diamonds and Certification)
Finger Size if designing a ring (for more information see our Ring Sizing Guide)
We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you soon.
"Every time we have visited or contacted Village Goldsmith we have been treat by friendly and professional staff; nothing has been any trouble to them. We were looking for wedding rings that wee a little bit different to the usual and came across a beautiful ring that was platinum with a gold symbol on the front; when we asked if they could reverse this they said they could and gave us a quote - we were surprised at the reasonable price. After some consideration we thought it would be lovely to have rings to match our wedding theme - 1920's and after finding a symbol we both liked asked if they incorporate this into the ring - they did and we couldn't be more pleased - it is amazing. We get to wear the rings i just over a week and can't wait to show them off! Thank you Village Goldsmith and the wonderful team you have there :-)"
- Bev Cochrane, Raumati
Our experienced team would love to help you find the perfect ring - you can also speak with our expert team of jewellers. Our jewellers have, on average, over 30 years experience crafting fine jewellery and have won a number of international and national design awards.