About Peter Shakes Jeweller

Peter Shakes

Peter Shakes is a well-known, award-winning New Zealand Jewellery manufacturer. In business for 30 years, Peter is based at his Wellington factory and also has offices in Victoria, Australia and New Hampshire, USA. All jewellery pieces are designed and manufactured in the Wellington factory. Peter has several branded collections of jewellery and also specialises in custom jewellery design, jewellery repair, restoration, and CAD drawing, production and 3D jewellery rendering.

Custom Jewellery Design Services

Additional to the company's core range (Celtic Class™ wedding bands and Webs of Gold™ pendants), Peter Shakes Jewellers offers the ability to design and create one-off specialty pieces, be they custom diamond engagement rings, custom designed wedding bands for men or women, diamond earrings, gold pendants, signet rings, men's jewellery, or almost anything else you can imagine. Peter also has over 30 years experience in sourcing top quality diamonds and gemstones, and can help you choose the perfect diamond, ruby, sapphire, emerald, or other precious stone for your custom designed jewellery.

Jewellery Manufacturing Staff

Peter Shakes' staff are highly motivated and extensively trained in the production of pieces which must stand up to stringent quality controls. All jewellery production staff including diamond setters are trade certified and internally trained by our own jewellery tradespeople to the highest standards.

Commitment to High Quality Jewellery

Peter is committed to producing the highest quality jewellery and to:

  • improving our quality, techniques and skills on an ongoing basis.
  • monitoring gold quality on a daily basis and providing feedback directly to casting department
  • providing the highest levels of customer service, including honest and helpful advice on diamond and gemstone selection

Jewellery Equipment and Processes

We have a high-tech jewellery manufacturing factory in Wellington with the most up-to-date, cutting-edge technology. We were the first jeweller in New Zealand to purchase a laser welder. This allows us to:

  • create innovative products like our Webs of Gold Pendants range
  • perform difficult repairs
  • produce products that are defect free, putting us ahead of other manufacturers

We also employ a T76 Rapid Prototyper for production of jewellery using the latest CAD wax printing techniques. We can therefore produce very intricate jewellery designs previously all but impossible to produce, and to turn around jewellery pieces using this technology in 2-3 days. We can create exceptional jewellery pieces - limited only by the imagination.

Peter Shakes Jeweller also employs the most up-to-date software, including Gemvision Matrix and the latest JewelCad software. Working in tandem with our Rapid Prototyper, this combination of software and technology allows us to produce the most exacting pieces in very short turn-around times.

We also employ the full range of traditional jewellery design and manufacturing techniques, including:

  • hand finishing and polishing
  • torch soldering and welding
  • expert diamond setting

Environmentally Friendly Jeweller

We are passionate about the environment and have adapted policies that reflect this:

  • use of New Zealand-sourced recycled gold
  • no cyanide stripping
  • correct disposal of any chemicals used in our processes
  • recycling of all inbound packaging

Jewellery Association Memberships

Peter Shakes Jeweller Ltd belongs to the JAA (View our JAA Cert), Australia; JWNZ, New Zealand, JBT, USA. Peter is also personally a member of the Goldsmiths Guild of New Zealand. The benefits for customers of the company's belonging to these organisations are:

  • Independant and impartial Jewellery trade association available to help the public with any queries or problems
  • These asscociations have strict guidelines and set high standards for the members to abide by and therefore protect consumers' rights

Testimonials

Susan
The firm Peter Shakes Jeweller Ltd. was highly recommended to me many years ago. Over the years Peter and his team have designed and handcrafted my solitaire engagement ring as well as a sapphire and diamond cluster ring. I have always been impressed with the advice, personal attention to detail, quality of the workmanhip and thrilled with the beautiful rings.

I recently returned to Peter Shakes Jeweller Ltd. to have my jewellery inspected, as it has been worn every day for the past 28 years, giving me great pleasure and has immense sentimental value. Peter personally inspected my jewellery and advised that the rings should be repaired and the clasp on a gold bracelet, worn every day for 10 years, should be built up. I was extremely appreciative of his advice as I would have been devastated to have lost any gemstones from my rings. The advice extended to ensuring that all items of jewellery were correctly specified on my insurance policy together with providing updated valuations for insurance purposes.

I was thrilled when I collected my rings to see them sparkling again, having been repaired and professionally cleaned and knowing that the diamonds are secure within the settings.

The team at Peter Shakes Jeweller Ltd. provide excellent service, are all very friendly, talented, and take great pride in producing high quality, timeless, handcrafted jewellery.

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