Diamond and Precious Gemstone Sourcing Services Wellington New Zealand

Thirty Years in Sourcing Top Quality Diamonds and Gemstones

Peter Shakes Jeweller has over 30 years experience in sourcing top quality diamonds including the best brilliant, asscher, princes, cushion, marquise and other diamond shapes. We can also source the best quality precious gemstones for your engagement ring, wedding, ring, pendant or other piece. Services offered include:

  • Established top quality gem suppliers
  • Signatories to the conflict diamonds Kimberly Process
  • Diamonds backed up with certificates
  • Vast inventory of diamonds for your engagement ring, wedding ring, dress ring or other diamond ring, pendant or bracelet
  • We can source rare and high quality diamonds and gemstones especially for you

Diamond Expertise - The 4 "Cs"

Peter likes to advise people to focus on the cut and colour of a diamond. An exceptionally well-cut diamond will out sparkle all others. The reason is that a beautifully-cut diamond is like a little set of mirrors because it reflects back all the light that enters it. A poorly cut diamond leaks light and looks poor by comparison.

The second most important feature is colour. A nice white diamond will always stand out and include grades white to yellow. Clarity is not so important. Tiny internal marks are hard to see without a microscope.

As a general rule, the whiter the diamond and the higher the clarity, the dearer the diamond will be. A good rule to keep in mind is that and engagement ring or wedding ring will still be worn in 20-30 years time, so opting for a quality diamond and ring, the best you can afford, will be a way of future-proofing your purchase.

Contact us for expert advice on your diamond or gemstone requirements, whether it be for an engagement ring, wedding band or other jeweller piece.


As every woman is, I was searching for the 'perfect' engagement ring, and above all I wanted it to be unique. I found a stunning ring which was one of Peter's designs - however, I wanted to make some adjustments to personalise it. Peter worked with me through the process offering his expertise and within budget executed my perfect engagement ring, timely and amazing quality.

I work within the jewellery industry and when anyone heard that Peter Shakes was creating my ring they couldn't speak more highly of him and I'm pleased to say I will thoroughly recommend him, too.

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