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Aside from their obvious beauty, gemstones possess an array of meaningful significates to any Bespoke piece of Fine Jewellery. Coloured stones are an excellent alternative to a traditional Diamond Engagement ring that could prove better value for money.
Large Sapphire Cocktail Ring Handcrafted in Auckland New Zealand
Be different -why choose a Gemstone over a Diamond

Coloured Gemstones are a great way to symbolise the uniqueness of a relationship and echo your love's personality — an excellent way to Custom Design an Engagement Ring like no other or a family ring with birthstones representing each member.

Secret meanings- another way to express your love

If your loved one is a nature lover, Emeralds might be perfect, representing the evergreen of your devotion and journey together through communication. Pink Sapphires to attract abundance and symbolise a romantic deep emotional love, and Blue Sapphire known for loyalty, virtue and wisdom. With a deeper meaning in mind, your stone selection adds a depth to the Jewellery design that is uniquely yours only.

Handcrafted Sapphire Cocktail ring with Hummingbird Design

Value for money

Gemstones are gorgeous expressions; economically compared to Diamonds, they provide bigger sizes for the same price with all the same memorising beauty.

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Sapphire Engagement Ring Custom Made in Auckland


Alternative to Diamonds, Sapphires are a couple's popular choice for Engagement Rings and are suitable for everyday wear. They also come in every colour of the rainbow except for Ruby red.

Read about Sapphires
Bespoke Emerald Engagement Ring Handcrafted locally in Auckland New Zealand


The lucky vivid green birthstone of May!

Emeralds are rarer than Diamonds! As 'the Stone of Prosperity', Emeralds make an excellent choice as a very personal stone for a unique Bespoke Fine Jewellery piece.

The Stone of Prosperity
Ruby Gemstone Engagement Ring Handcrafted in Auckland


Ruby the Gemstone of passion; encourages you to follow joy, help the wear set appropriate goals and bring them into your reality.  Fabulous as a necklace encouraging more love into the heart.

Why Rubies are so passionate
Handcrafted Emerald Engagement Ring in Auckland NZ

Don't know where to start?

Talk to us and we can show you some stunning options and walk through some ideas. Or see our stones here

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Cmmunication was excellent, I had custom design in mind for a wedding anniversary gift he took my ideas and put it together truly amazing the end result I was overwhelmed how Beautiful the ring is and can't thank Gary and his team enough his premises are great and his professionalism highly recommended, Gary for your special piece of jewelry you can see the pride he takes In his work. - google reviews

Hamish Murray
Custom Design Anniversary Ring

Gary promptly sourced a few beautiful Diamonds to meet the specification's I requested. I sent him through the look of the setting and received a fantastic price for the Custom Design that fell within my budget. The setting looked exactly what I sent through. Now with the ring on my partners finger, compliments from others are flying left right and center. We (she more importantly) are extremely happy with the end product. - google reviews

Diamonds and Custom Design Engagement

Everything about our experience here was amazing. Gary and his team are professional, friendly, honest and the end result is outstanding. The ring we had made far surpassed what we thought we could achieve for our budget we had. Huge knowledge base too, regarding design and choice of stones etc

Highly Highly recommend .
Can’t wait to go back - google reviews

Heath Jennett
Stones and Bespoke Ring Design

I absolutely recommend Gary Meaden Jewellers to anyone seeking a highly skilled and knowledgeable jeweller. The work he did for me was excellent and I will be heading back there again - now I know why some of the premium retail jewellery houses send their best work to him. - google reviews

Kristen Kohere-Soutar
Bespoke Design

Some of Our Bespoke Coloured Gemstone Rings

custom design bespoke tanzanite engagement ring

Bespoke Tanzanite Pink and White Diamond Cocktail Ring

Ruby and Diamond Cocktail Ring Handcrafted by Meaden Master Jewellers in Auckland NZ

Exquisite Ruby Diamond 18ct White Gold Ring

Large Aquamarine Diamond Engagement Ring

Aquamarine Diamond 18ct Gold Engagement Ring

Aquamarine Custom Made Cocktail Ring

Aquamarine Diamond 18ct White Gold Ring

Pink Diamond Halo Ring in 18ct Rose Gold

Pink Diamond Halo Ring in 18ct Rose Gold

Ruby and Diamond 18ct Yellow Gold Ring

Pear Cut Ruby and Diamond 18ct Yellow Gold Ring

Need to reset some Gems?

Our Master Gemstone setters are the best in the business, feel free to come in for your Jewellery inspection.

Keep your Gems safe
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Our showroom and on-site workshop is located in the Heart of Auckland. Visit us in person or schedule a virtual meeting. We ship world wide.

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