The Engagement Room Is A Space Dedicated To Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings And Wedding Jewellery.
We created this dedicated space to provide an intimate and bespoke service to help you find the perfect ring to suit your style and budget. If you fancy something unique we welcome you to visit us in store to discuss our bespoke design service.
Helping You Find A Ring You'll Love
No single piece of jewellery is more significant and meaningful than an engagement ring. For generations we’ve been guiding newly engaged couples through every aspect of the ring-buying experience.
We’ve created a dedicated space in Partridge Jewellers stores called The Engagement Room. This special room for two is where we can help you find the perfect ring for your personality, price range and hand shape.
It Starts With Brilliant Sourcing
For six generations Partridge has worked with the world’s greatest diamond-cutting centres to source diamonds of purity and quality. Our focus on quality and our long relationships mean we have a number of exclusive sourcing arrangements. Once sourced, our team of specialists inspect every diamond for cut, colour, clarity and carats.
Our Policy On Ethically-Sourced Diamonds.
All of our diamonds are purchased from legitimate sources that are not involved in funding conflict and are in compliance with the United Nations resolutions. We deal with suppliers we have known for a considerable time and who guarantee their diamonds are non-conflict.
How Much Should You Spend
While your ring is the object that symbolises the most romantic time in your life together, how much you spend is not set in stone – your love is not measured by the carat of your diamond. Whether your budget is $2,000 or $200,000, we have endless options for you.
If you feel like you can’t afford the ring of your dreams immediately, consider upgrading later on. It may be possible to choose a setting and style that you both love, with a less expensive gemstone or a smaller diamond, and replace it later. We can also advise you on upgrading other rings, whether it be an heirloom or an existing ring you may wish to revitalise.
The Four C's Of Diamonds
Cut, colour, clarity and carats, known as the four cs, are the industry standard for assessing the quality of a diamond. Partridge jewellers take pride in not only selecting diamonds with a high standard in the four cs but also ensuring the stone has been cut to ensure the scintillation and brilliance is present in the stone. All diamonds from partridge jewellers come with a certificate of authenticity.
What transforms a diamond into a dazzling gem is the cut – facets cut into the diamond at different angles to refract light. A well-cut diamond appears brilliant and fiery. Diamond cutting requires great artistry and accuracy, and we source our diamonds from the very best. Even our melee diamonds (the small shoulder stones we use in clusters) are ‘collection quality’ – the whitest and brightest with the full number of facets (57, exactly).
Pure diamonds are graded from D (colourless or bright white) to Z (yellow brown). The most expensive are colourless diamonds (D), most of our diamonds are between D and F.
While few diamonds are perfectly flawless, the closer it comes, the higher its value. Imperfections, many invisible to the naked eye are called inclusions and these are measured when rating the diamond’s clarity.
Diamonds, like other gemstones, are measured by weight or carats. Sometimes a higher carat diamond doesn’t look the largest, because the size it appears can be dictated by its shape.
World Famous Diamonds Exclusive To Partridge
The Argyle Pink Diamond
An Argyle Pink Diamond is admired as perhaps the most concentrated form of luxury in the world. With just an estimated decade of supply remaining in the mine, as time passes the Argyle pink diamond becomes more precious. They are highly sought after and revered for their unique provenance, intrinsic beauty and extreme rarity. We are the only jeweller in New Zealand to be an Argyle pink diamond Select Atelier and able to incorporate this extraordinarily rare gem in to our jewellery.
The ASHOKA® Diamond
Every ASHOKA® diamond is cut by a master cutter at William Goldberg, guaranteeing its quality, brilliance and rarity. It can take six months for an ASHOKA® diamond to emerge from the rough. The ASHOKA® is one of the most difficult diamond cuts to produce and there are only a few cutters in the world who have mastered the art.
Modified from the antique cushion cut, the ASHOKA® has 62 scissor-cut facets and rounded corners, which gives it brilliance beyond compare. We are the only jeweller in Australasia to offer ASHOKA® diamonds.
It is the Diamond of Legend and so rare, that only a fortunate few will ever possess it.
A stunning cushion cut diamond which is precision crafted to ensure maximum brilliance radiates from the stone. Some say the simplicity and beauty of one can have more impact than the clutter of many.
This is very much a personal taste but if this is your preference we are the only jeweller in New Zealand with this exquisite diamond.
Certifying Our Diamonds
At Partridge Jewellers, the majority of our diamonds come with GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Certification.
A non-profit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in gems and jewellery. GIA’s mission is to protect all buyers and sellers of gemstones by setting and maintaining the standards used to evaluate gemstone quality. Through its world-renowned library and subject experts, GIA acts as a resource of gem and jewellery information for the trade, the public and worldwide media outlets.
Occasionally we also find a beautiful stone with alternative certificates, but it will always have been thoroughly checked by one of our expert gemologists.
Customer Care Plan
Here at Partridge Jewellers we are so confident of the quality of our product that we will offer you this customer care plan complimentary with any purchase of an engagement ring.
~ ONE complimentary ring sizing
~ FREE yearly claw checking, (does not include any repairs required)
~ FREE certificate of authenticity and free yearly updates
~ 10% discount on wedding rings
~ Lifetime FREE ultrasonic cleaning
~ ONE complimentary rhodium plating for white gold
or free polish in the case of platinum and yellow gold
Engagement Concierge Service
For those that would like some inspiration, ideas and help to curate a personalised proposal experience, talk to one of our friendly staff in store or book an appointment with our Engagement Concierge.
You'll find The Engagement Room at our Partridge Jewellers stores.