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  • I cannot recommend Aurum Fine Jewellery or Colin himself, highly enough. From the very beginning of the process of re-creating my solitaire engagement ring into a beautiful three stone ring, Colin brought a wealth of knowledge and perspective about stones, designs, and general options for me to consider. He had incredible patience throughout the process and I never felt rushed or pressured into anything. Being able to try on the ring as a ‘work in progress’ before the stones were set was really valuable as I felt a part of the creative process. Seeing the final ring in all its glory and the reality of wearing it every day has been fantastic. The incredible craftsmanship and value for money has been unprecedented. Thank you so much Colin! Lisa Walton Rixon, Devonport, Auckland 19.1.15
  • I was so pleased that Colin thought outside the square to help me fit my wish list within our budget, and after the great job he did on my engagement ring, I didn't hesitate to go back (albeit 4 years later!) for the wedding band to be tailored. Thanks for making one major aspect of our wedding so stress-free! Marlena, Mt Eden, Auckland
  • I had been looking for the perfect ring to buy myself for two years. I found Colin to be professional, creative and informative about his stunning high quality jewellery. He produced a truly brilliant ring for me and his service and after care is 2nd to none. I know it will be Colin who looks after me and my jewellery forever. Thanks so much. Jules Sh'oosh, Sh'oosh Hairdressers, Grey Lynn, Auckland
  • Colin's first commission was our wedding bands. Both were perfect and unique. He has since made several other pieces for me, including a necklace that I had the concept for but he designed and brought to life. Colin has created beautiful pieces that I wear every day. The quality of the stones, craftsmanship and design detail will ensure that they last a lifetime. Bianca, Remuera, Auckland
  • Over the last six or so years Colin at Aurum has designed and made quality jewellery for myself, family and friends. I have no hesitation in recommending Colin and in fact do so quite often to people! Amongst my friends and family you just have to mention the name Colin and they know it's an association with diamonds! Aurum certainly stands for genuine "fine jewellery" of the highest quality. Lindy, Remuera, Auckland
  • Sadly at the time of our engagement we could only afford a cubic zirconia ring, however it was a fantastic setting. I was always very happy with the ring until the main stone chipped and suddenly the ring was not so special any more. My wonderful husband decided it was now time to give me the ring of my dreams and so commissioned Colin at Aurum to replace the stones with the most beautiful clear Emerald and two Diamonds. Colin went to a great deal of trouble to get me the exact Emerald colour I love. The setting changed ever so slightly to accommodate the Emerald and the finished product is just exquisite. I now have the most stunning engagement ring, more than I had ever hoped for. I absolutely love it. Thank you SO much Colin, Warmest Regards. Lynn & Clive
  • I was referred to Aurum and when I visited I immediately knew why; personal service with commitment to perfection. There's something to be said about personalised, hand-made jewellery, and I know I'd not consider going elsewhere for it. Briar, Ponsonby
  • I was recommended to see Colin by a friend of mine who's wedding ring I couldn't help but admire. I wanted to remodel a necklace and make a pair of earrings out of two diamonds my husband bought me for our wedding anniversary. Colin listened to what I liked and what I didn't. He helped create a timeless set that I love to wear. His professionalism and knowledge of jewellery trends certainly guided me in the right direction. I will use Colin again and I think that says it all. Truthfully, Jennifer Duncan, Clevedon, Auckland
  • Colin creates wonderful pieces of jewellery which exceed expectation. Having a piece of jewellery hand-made and to your own specific design makes it even more valuable and Colin makes the process such fun and hassle-free. I have recommended Colin to many friends and colleagues and will continue to do so. Lucy, Westmere, Auckland.
  • I commissioned Colin Thompson to make me a brooch/pendant, with a matching pair of earrings using blue pearls. I had to go into his studio/workshop and choose from already madeup items. I found Colin very nice to deal with, and I love the jewellery he made me... the brooch/pendant and earrings are a perfect match... it is really beautiful jewellery and has received some very appreciative comments. I would be happy to answer any questions. Email me at the address below. Pauline Stansfield,pauline@infogen.net.nz
  • Colin has completed enhancements to some of my jewellery which I was extremely happy with, he has also had to work under pressure, as a friend that I had referred to him lost his wedding ring a few days before flying out for his wedding. Colin managed to reproduce it under tight time-frames. Excellent customer service. Dan Northcote Auckland
  • Rings are very personal and designing them can present many difficulties. Colin Thomson at Aurum was professional in all aspects, from accommodating my design and offering practical advice that comes from years of experience in the industry. The final products were superior to my original concept and years on I am still proud to be wearing them. Bronwen, Mt Roskill, Auckland.
  • Colin was truly able to create and then enhance exactly what I wished. From vague ideas and a jumble of different magazine clippings to a completed engagement ring which is totally unique. Colin was happy to listen, draw, listen again and then locate the most stunning array of diamonds – all of them a lot more interesting - to us anyway - than the standard brilliant cut. We chose a radiant cut which is now consistently admired and recognised to be both beautiful and rare. Many thanks Colin – there isn’t a day when I don’t admire your creation ( as well as the wonderful man who gave it to me!) Jane, Fendalton, Christchurch
  • Colin has made a number of pieces of jewellery for me, both resetting old stones and designing and making new pieces from scratch. In all instances he has managed to capture the essence of what I imagined from a simple hand sketch and conversation. His workmanship is excellent and he has never failed to exceed our expectations, often delivering to tight deadlines. On a personal level, he is great to deal with and I have recommended him to many friends. Jenny, St Heliers.
  • One very happy customer, excellent service and the design was exactly what I wanted, highly recommended! Caroline Ah Chong, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
  • Colin has worked with me and several members of my family on many occasions over the past decade to design and produce unique pieces of jewellery for our special occasions. With several qualified gemologists in the family, we have high expectations. The pieces made at Aurum have always been of excellent quality. They still look great and are much admired several years later. It wouldn't occur to me to buy jewellery from anywhere other than Aurum. Kirstine Jolly, Rotorua
  • I couldn't be happier with the service and quality from Aurum. This was the first time I had ever had a piece of jewellery specifically designed and made, so I was slightly apprehensive that the finished piece would be exactly what I wanted. I shouldn't have worried, my ring is beautiful and everything I hoped for. I have never had a piece of jewellery that has received so many wonderful comments from friends and even strangers. Thank you Colin. Karen, Grey Lynn, Auckland
  • Thanks for all the help in designing and making of the rings! Getting them made was a new and nerve-racking experience for me, so it was great to have someone relaxed and knowledgeable to guide! Donald Reid, musician
  • Creating bespoke jewellery with Aurum is a real pleasure. Colin knows just how to take your rough ideas and craft them into a beautiful piece. The whole process is a very inclusive and enjoyable experience. Rik and Annette Roper
  • I just want to thank you so much for crafting my beautiful, beautiful diamond engagement ring. When I began looking for an engagement ring, I was somewhat overwhelmed at the number of jewellers to choose from and the number of designs available. I ventured into two or three, but when I visited your design workshop. I Knew I had found the right place. You were knowledgable, helpful without being pushy, low key and willing to work within my budget and time line. The design is gorgeous and the quality of the diamonds exquisite. I travel a lot, both within New Zealand and overseas, and I am constantly being complimented on the ring. Even now, months late, I get so much enjoyment wearing it and watching it sparkle. I have never had a significant piece of jewellery before and I had no idea how much fun it is to have one! I cannot wait to work with you on future pieces. Thank you Colin once again, and to Phil, for your care and attention-I don't believe anyone else could have made a ring more beautiful. All the very, very best. Kerre McIvor, Kerre Woodham as was!
  • All I can say is thankfully there are people like Colin and Phil at Aurum Jewellery who for me have exceeded my expectations in service, quality, efficiency and a friendly manner. Not only did Phil and Colin listen to my poor customer service experiences with two retail stores. They bent over backwards going outside the square to ensure I walked away a happy customer with my engagement ring and wedding band. Colin produced the most amazing ring that I will be forever grateful for and it was such a relief to deal with him giving me confidence and peace of mind that it was going to absolutely perfect! Thanks again, you are officially my jeweller and I look forward to dealing with you in the future. Helen Stephens
  • Dear Colin, We absolutely love the gorgeous engagement ring you created to our specifications. The time taken to source a special stone from your contacts was well worth the wait. You crafted a ring that was exactly to the image I had in my head. You have far exceeded our expectations for a beautiful ring and for a very reasonable fee. We would definitely recommend you to anyone looking to have a bespoke jewellery piece made. Thank you Kind Regards Charlotte Meehan Charlotte Meehan
  • I cannot recommend Aurum Fine Jewellery or Colin himself, highly enough. From the very beginning of the process of re-creating my solitaire engagement ring into a beautiful three stone ring, Colin brought a wealth of knowledge and perspective about stones, designs, and general options for me to consider. He had incredible patience throughout the process and I never felt rushed or pressured into anything. Being able to try on the ring as a ‘work in progress’ before the stones were set was really valuable as I felt a part of the creative process. Seeing the final ring in all its glory and the reality of wearing it every day has been fantastic. The incredible craftsmanship and value for money has been unprecedented. Thank you so much Colin! Lisa Walton Rixon, Devonport, Auckland 19.1.15