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This Christmas give the gift of time

This Christmas give the gift of time

5 Dec 2018

Do you remember being told to go to bed so Santa will come? Waking up early on Christmas day and sneaking quietly to the tree in case Santa was still ...

What Memories Are Made Of

What Memories Are Made Of

28 Nov 2018

What did you get for Christmas last year? Can you remember?Looking back over my Christmases and birthdays, the gifts I remember best are the watch I ...

Sparkle All The Way

Sparkle All The Way

9 Nov 2018

They say the best presents come in the smallest packages. I say the best presents are the ones that sparkle. Give the gift of jewellery and cover all ...

Like Lightning in a Rainbow

Like Lightning in a Rainbow

23 Oct 2018

Oh, the visual delight that is the opal. Like lightning in a rainbow, it flashes its brilliance with even the slightest movement and claims notice by ...

Showcasing Karen Walker

Showcasing Karen Walker

24 Sep 2018

Karen Walker has become quite a New Zealand and international icon in a tough industry. She famously launched her career in 1987 with two t shirts ...

Length Matters

Length Matters

7 Sep 2018

When it comes to choosing the right necklace, length matters. A choker can be a bold statement piece that elevates a little black dress to a ...

For the love of Dad

For the love of Dad

23 Aug 2018

Father’s Day is fast approaching, which has got us thinking about our dads here at Showcase Jewellers. Our dads mean a lot to us – they are an ...

It's easy being green

It's easy being green

12 Aug 2018

Let’s talk about green. Green is the colour of nature, life, the Planet Earth. Green is fresh, healthy, natural and environmentally friendly. And ...

Turn back to a simpler time

Turn back to a simpler time

27 Jul 2018

One of my earliest memories is of my grandfather’s watch. He’d leave it on the sideboard in the dining room after work every day, right next to ...

Don't call me a sapphire

Don't call me a sapphire

16 Jul 2018

The beautiful stone in shades of blues and violet that you see in these pieces is called tanzanite. With its blue colouring it’s easy to confuse ...

The green, green stone of home

The green, green stone of home

29 Jun 2018

Here in New Zealand, we are familiar with greenstone, also known as jade or pounamu, and know it for the significance it holds within Maori culture.A ...

Spotlight on Kiwi jewellery designer Kat Gee

Spotlight on Kiwi jewellery designer Kat Gee

15 Jun 2018

Kiwi jewellery designer, entrepreneur and mother, Kat Gee, made her mark in the jewellery industry with her frst brand, Kagi, which specializes in ...

Meghan Markle's royal sparkles

Meghan Markle's royal sparkles

5 Jun 2018

With all the excitement around the royal wedding recently, we couldn’t help getting a little excited by the beautiful jewellery Meghan Markle wore ...

How does your jewellery reflect your personality?

How does your jewellery reflect your personality?

15 May 2018

We’ve all heard about personality types – introverts, extroverts, drama queens, wallflowers, organised, disorganised, kind, ambitious… In ...

Discover your colour season

Discover your colour season

20 Apr 2018

All the leaves are brown...and orange and yellow and goldAs the summer bids us farewell and the leaves change on the trees, our world is painted in ...

A brief history of timepieces

A brief history of timepieces

5 Apr 2018

From Sundials to Smart Watches – you have thousands of years of innovation on your wrist.Since the beginning of timekeeping, there has been a need ...

Diamond rings - from then and now

Diamond rings - from then and now

25 Mar 2018

From 100s AD Rome to 2018 Te Awamutu – it’s been quite a journey!The first known diamond ring was from the late 100s AD believe it or not! It was ...

All that shines may not be gold

All that shines may not be gold

5 Mar 2018

Gold plated jewellery has the look of gold, without the price tag. It’s a great option for fashion accessories. Here’s what you need to know ...

Look after your jewellery this summer

Look after your jewellery this summer

26 Feb 2018

This summer has been generous with sunshine-filled days and temperatures that seem to keep rising. With a nationwide fan shortage, there is even more ...

Why we celebrate Valentine's Day

Why we celebrate Valentine's Day

12 Feb 2018

According to legend, hundreds of years ago, a mean Roman Emperor outlawed marriage for young soldiers.A priest called Valentine felt that this was ...

The meaning and significance behind pink gemstones

The meaning and significance behind pink gemstones

29 Jan 2018

Whether you’re choosing an engagement ring or a dress ring, a pink diamond, sapphire or tourmaline ring is a beautiful choice. Their intricate ...

Choosing the right precious metal for your lifestyle

Choosing the right precious metal for your lifestyle

22 Nov 2017

There are distinct benefits that certain precious metals provide over others, and it’s important to consider your lifestyle when looking at the ...

How your jewellery can help you shine this festive season

How your jewellery can help you shine this festive season

16 Nov 2017

The festive season will soon be upon us, with many Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve parties and weddings coming up in the next couple of months. ...

Coloured gemstones - why are they so popular?

Coloured gemstones - why are they so popular?

3 Nov 2017

Over the past few years, the demand for fine coloured gemstones has been increasing, but the supply is diminishing. Coloured gemstones are still ...

How to choose the best setting for your ring

How to choose the best setting for your ring

25 Oct 2017

The setting of your stone(s) is what defines the look and showcases the stone(s) to their best advantage. Choosing a setting is important as this ...

Tips on how to choose and care for your watch

Tips on how to choose and care for your watch

26 Sep 2017

One question we are often asked is “What metal should I buy?” Here are some of our key tips for choosing a watch.TITANIUMOne of titanium’s key ...

How to choose the right piece of jewellery for special occasions

How to choose the right piece of jewellery for special occasions

14 Sep 2017

Some of the most special occasions in life are celebrated with the giving of jewellery. Jewellery is a gift which lasts forever, becoming a family ...

Looking for something other than socks and undies this father's day?

Looking for something other than socks and undies this father's day?

31 Aug 2017

This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you're stuck for gift ideas, keep reading ...GREENSTONE CARVINGGreenstone, or Pounamu, is the name given to ...

Amethyst is thought to promote happiness and peace, but that’s not all…

Amethyst is thought to promote happiness and peace, but that’s not all…

20 Aug 2017

Purple Amethyst has been highly esteemed throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary powers to calm the mind and ease emotions.The ...

How to choose the right piece of jewellery for special occasions

How to choose the right piece of jewellery for special occasions

13 Aug 2017

When you invest in good quality jewellery you want it to last, and the best way to make sure your jewellery stays in top condition, is to maintain ...

What if I don't want a diamond engagement ring?

What if I don't want a diamond engagement ring?

22 Jun 2017

There is a growing trend with alternative engagement rings and there are so many gorgeous options to choose from. However, if you’re thinking about ...

The 5 most popular diamond shapes

The 5 most popular diamond shapes

13 Jun 2017

Diamonds are known as a ‘girl’s best friend’ and are the most common choice for engagement and wedding rings. A diamond’s cut refers to its ...

Why a sapphire or a tanzanite is the perfect choice for your next jewellery purchase

Why a sapphire or a tanzanite is the perfect choice for your next jewellery purchase

13 Jun 2017

The addition of a blue gemstone to a piece of jewellery really makes it stand out. The colour blue symbolises trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, ...

A guide to wedding anniversary gifts

A guide to wedding anniversary gifts

8 May 2017

Celebrating each year of marriage is a romantic ritual that dates way back to the Holy Roman Empire, when husbands crowned their wives with a silver ...

What you need to know about your jewellery and insurance

What you need to know about your jewellery and insurance

20 Apr 2017

When you’re purchasing a new piece of jewellery, it can be easy to get caught up in the exhilaration and not consider the less exciting parts, such ...

Our top tips for protecting and caring for your jewellery

Our top tips for protecting and caring for your jewellery

17 Apr 2017

Jewellery is personal, precious and often associated with memories of significant sentimental value, which is why you want to make sure you look ...

Putting your wedding day together – how long do things really take?

Putting your wedding day together – how long do things really take?

11 Apr 2017

Organising your wedding day is a big task, which is why it’s important to know how much time you should allow for certain things, so everything ...

Add a burst of colour to any occasion with a piece of precious coloured stone jewellery.

Add a burst of colour to any occasion with a piece of precious coloured stone jewellery.

30 Mar 2017

If you’re looking for something rare, distinctive and a little different, a coloured diamond is the perfect choice.It takes high temperatures and ...

Proposing this valentine’s day?

Proposing this valentine’s day?

13 Feb 2017

Now’s the time to plan for wedding bands and eternity ringsWEDDING BANDSAfter the wedding, some women may choose to only wear their wedding band on ...

Planning a proposal?

Planning a proposal?

27 Jan 2017

The Engagement ring is the lasting memory of the celebration of your life together. When choosing the perfect ring, keep in mind the diamond shape ...

Why Watches Make Such Good Gifts (and How to Choose the Right One)

Why Watches Make Such Good Gifts (and How to Choose the Right One)

20 Dec 2016

How many times do we hear of men who have the one watch and wear this everywhere they go? Watches aren’t designed to be multi-purpose or one size ...

How our exchange policy makes christmas shopping easy

How our exchange policy makes christmas shopping easy

20 Dec 2016

Jewellery makes a wonderful and special Christmas present, whether it be a ring, necklace, bracelet, earrings or a watch. The problem is, it can be ...

How to Care for Your Jewellery in Summer

How to Care for Your Jewellery in Summer

7 Dec 2016

Summer means trips to the beach, swimming, more time outdoors, and holidays away. It’s important to spare a thought for your jewellery over this ...

How to Choose Earrings to Flatter Your Face Shape

How to Choose Earrings to Flatter Your Face Shape

7 Dec 2016

Your earrings should always match your personal style but it’s more important to ensure they flatter your facial features. Here is an easy guide to ...

Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

16 Nov 2016

Birthdays, particularly milestone ones, can often be hard to buy for. If you are struggling for gift ideas, jewellery makes a memorable and special ...

How to Choose the Right Jewellery for the Occasion.

How to Choose the Right Jewellery for the Occasion.

16 Nov 2016

Party season is soon to be upon us, with many Christmas work parties, race day events and weddings coming up in the next few weeks. The right ...

What's Your Idea of Exceptional Customer Service? Here's Ours ...

What's Your Idea of Exceptional Customer Service? Here's Ours ...

21 Sep 2016

This year, Showcase Jewellers Te Awamutu won 'Excellence in Customer Service' at the Waipa Networks Business Awards.BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?Winning ...

How Horrible Would It Be if You Lost Your Favourite Jewellery and Couldn't Claim Insurance?

How Horrible Would It Be if You Lost Your Favourite Jewellery and Couldn't Claim Insurance?

21 Sep 2016

It can be easy to get caught up in the exhilaration of purchasing or receiving your new piece of jewellery and not consider the less exciting parts, ...

Myth Buster: the Water Resistance of Your Watch May Not Mean What You Think

Myth Buster: the Water Resistance of Your Watch May Not Mean What You Think

31 Aug 2016

Do you know what ‘water resistance’ really means? If your watch says it is water resistant to 100 metres, this means you can dive with it down to ...

The Rise of the Right Hand Ring

The Rise of the Right Hand Ring

22 Aug 2016

Worldwide, right hand rings are gaining momentum in popularity. Women are no longer waiting to be gifted a ring. They are opting to purchase a ...

The Essential ‘dos and Don’ts’ When Buying a Charm Bracelet

The Essential ‘dos and Don’ts’ When Buying a Charm Bracelet

3 Aug 2016

Charm bracelets are more than just jewellery. They are an accessory to capture and remind us of special memories, major milestones, hobbies, and ...

5 Reasons to Consider Buying Ruby Jewellery

5 Reasons to Consider Buying Ruby Jewellery

14 Jul 2016

Rubies are a gemstone to be cherished. They offer enduring style and are considered to be the rarest of the ‘big three’ (rubies, sapphires, and ...

What You Need to Know Before You Buy Pearls

What You Need to Know Before You Buy Pearls

14 Jul 2016

Pearls are a timeless classic which never go out of style. They give a hint of heritage, heirloom, and of course, glamour. Not to mention, they are a ...

How to Choose the Right Piece of Jewellery for Your Significant Other

How to Choose the Right Piece of Jewellery for Your Significant Other

11 May 2016

Jewellery tends to be a deeply personal thing, so there is a little bit of pressure to make the right choice. In saying this, there are things you ...

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Ring

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Ring

11 May 2016

How do you choose the right wedding ring?It’s something you’ll wear for the rest of your life, so it pays to spend some time choosing a wedding ...

Planning to Propose? 5 Engagement Ring Tips You Need to Know

Planning to Propose? 5 Engagement Ring Tips You Need to Know

5 Apr 2016

Guys (or girls – it is a leap year after all!) – if you are thinking about proposing, here are 5 key tips to help you choose the right engagement ...

What’s Making Coloured Gemstones So on-trend?

What’s Making Coloured Gemstones So on-trend?

18 Mar 2016

Coloured gemstones have experienced a tremendous popularity surge in recent years and this trend will continue to rise.Why are they so popular? Well ...