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Gifts That Stand the Test of Time3 Dec 2019

Gifts That Stand the Test of Time

This Christmas, show your love and appreciation for the special people in your life. Whether it’s your fiancé, wife, mum or best friend, a ...

Not all coloured gemstones are suitable for engagement rings.10 Sep 2019

Not all coloured gemstones are suitable for engagement rings.

This is made evident in the Mohs’ Scale of mineral hardness. Created by Friedrich Mohs in 1822, it’s a measure of the relative hardness or ...

Aren't Pearls Lovely?13 Aug 2019

Aren't Pearls Lovely?

Pearls... How Do You Know if They're Real or Imitation?A lot of experience helps, but there are a few indicators that may help you figure out whether ...

We came runner up in the Retail NZ Awards 2019!12 Aug 2019

We came runner up in the Retail NZ Awards 2019!

The team at Showcase Jewellers Te Awamutu were stoked to be the only Waikato business to make the finals of this year's Retail NZ Awards - they were ...

To Eternity and Beyond!23 Jul 2019

To Eternity and Beyond!

We all know eternity rings are special but have you ever wondered what an eternity ring actually is and when you should give or receive one? It might ...

50 Shades of Green10 Jun 2019

50 Shades of Green

When you think of green gemstones, emeralds are probably what comes to mind. But did you know that there are other green gemstones as well? Green ...

Exploring the world of created diamonds9 Apr 2019

Exploring the world of created diamonds

Here at Showcase Jewellers Te Awamutu, we haven’t had any created diamond on our shelves yet, but exciting new technology in the diamond industry ...

Earrings throughout history11 Mar 2019

Earrings throughout history

When I was a child my mum gave me a beautiful wooden trinket box full of old things from her grandparents. Among the treasures were horse riding pins ...

The heart of Valentine’s Day11 Feb 2019

The heart of Valentine’s Day

Hearts have been used as a symbol of love since the middle ages. In ancient times, it was believed that the heart was the centre of all human ...

2019 Jewellery Resolutions11 Feb 2019

2019 Jewellery Resolutions

We’re a month into 2019 now, plenty of time to have made your New Year’s resolutions. But what about your jewellery resolutions? Believe it or ...

Well, what a year it's been19 Dec 2018

Well, what a year it's been

Here, at Showcase Jewellers, we’ve seen many highs, mostly helping you find the perfect piece of jewellery for yourselves and your loved ones. ...

This Christmas give the gift of time5 Dec 2018

This Christmas give the gift of time

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 Of28 Nov 2018

What Memories Are Made Of

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 Way9 Nov 2018

Sparkle All The Way

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 Rainbow23 Oct 2018

Like Lightning in a Rainbow

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 Walker24 Sep 2018

Showcasing Karen Walker

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 Matters7 Sep 2018

Length Matters

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 Dad23 Aug 2018

For the love of Dad

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 green12 Aug 2018

It's easy being green

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 time27 Jul 2018

Turn back to a simpler time

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 sapphire16 Jul 2018

Don't call me a sapphire

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 home29 Jun 2018

The green, green stone of home

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 Gee15 Jun 2018

Spotlight on Kiwi jewellery designer Kat Gee

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 sparkles5 Jun 2018

Meghan Markle's royal sparkles

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?15 May 2018

How does your jewellery reflect your personality?

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

Discover your colour season20 Apr 2018

Discover your colour season

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 timepieces5 Apr 2018

A brief history of timepieces

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 now25 Mar 2018

Diamond rings - from then and now

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 gold5 Mar 2018

All that shines may not be gold

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 summer26 Feb 2018

Look after your jewellery this summer

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 Day12 Feb 2018

Why we celebrate Valentine's Day

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 gemstones29 Jan 2018

The meaning and significance behind pink gemstones

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 lifestyle22 Nov 2017

Choosing the right precious metal for your lifestyle

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 season16 Nov 2017

How your jewellery can help you shine this festive season

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?3 Nov 2017

Coloured gemstones - why are they so popular?

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 ring25 Oct 2017

How to choose the best setting for your ring

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 watch26 Sep 2017

Tips on how to choose and care for your watch

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 occasions14 Sep 2017

How to choose the right piece of jewellery for special occasions

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?31 Aug 2017

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

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…20 Aug 2017

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

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 occasions13 Aug 2017

How to choose the right piece of jewellery for special occasions

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?22 Jun 2017

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

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 shapes13 Jun 2017

The 5 most popular diamond shapes

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 purchase13 Jun 2017

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

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 gifts8 May 2017

A guide to wedding anniversary gifts

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 insurance20 Apr 2017

What you need to know about your jewellery and insurance

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 jewellery17 Apr 2017

Our top tips for protecting and caring for your jewellery

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?11 Apr 2017

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

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.30 Mar 2017

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

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?13 Feb 2017

Proposing this valentine’s day?

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?27 Jan 2017

Planning a proposal?

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)20 Dec 2016

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

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 easy20 Dec 2016

How our exchange policy makes christmas shopping easy

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 Summer7 Dec 2016

How to Care for Your Jewellery in Summer

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 Shape7 Dec 2016

How to Choose Earrings to Flatter Your Face Shape

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 Birthdays16 Nov 2016

Gift Ideas for Milestone Birthdays

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.16 Nov 2016

How to Choose the Right Jewellery for the Occasion.

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 ...21 Sep 2016

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

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?21 Sep 2016

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

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 Think31 Aug 2016

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

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 Ring22 Aug 2016

The Rise of the Right Hand Ring

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 Bracelet3 Aug 2016

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

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 Jewellery14 Jul 2016

5 Reasons to Consider Buying Ruby Jewellery

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 Pearls14 Jul 2016

What You Need to Know Before You Buy Pearls

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 Other11 May 2016

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

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 Ring11 May 2016

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Ring

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 Know5 Apr 2016

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

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?18 Mar 2016

What’s Making Coloured Gemstones So on-trend?

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