Benjamin Black Goldsmiths

  • The Gentleman's Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring

    Buying an engagement ring is an exciting process, but often it can be hard to know where to begin. At Benjamin Black Goldsmiths, we love helping men to create the perfect engagement ring for their partner, so we have put together a few tips to help make the process a little easier.


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  • Purchasing a Diamond Ring: The Four C's

    If you're looking to purchase an engagement or diamond ring, it's important to know a high or poor quality diamond when you see one. Diamond rings often have a string of numbers and letters attached to it, which can be a bit daunting for a first time buyer. Learning about the Four C's can be a useful guide and can help to make your decision-making process fun, easy and stress-fr


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  • Pendants & Pins for Hockey New Zealand

    We love creating corporate accessories for teams, organisations and groups, as it enables members to receive a meaningful memento that lasts for generations. Recently we were asked by Hockey NZ to create bespoke jewellery for the New Zealand Men’s and Women’s hockey teams. The hand crafted, custom made pendants and cufflinks were presented to the teams at a farewell ceremony in Auckland in July (2016), before the players departed for Rio.


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  • A Bespoke Pendant Fit For The Queen

    Having a bespoke, custom made piece of jewellery made is the perfect gift for a wedding anniversary, birthday or special occasion. Recently we were commissioned by a client in the UK to create a pendant to mark a very special date.


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  • Gaudi Inspired Ring

    Recently I was commissioned by a customer to design and hand craft a ring inspired by the most internationally prestigious figure in Spanish architecture, Gaudi.


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  • Remodelling of Engagement & Wedding Rings

    One of Benjamin's greatest talents is remodelling old, previously loved jewellery into new, contemporary designs. Here's a customer testimony about the recreation of three rings into one piece.


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  • Custom Engagement Ring Feature: Nicole & Jordan

    As Nicole and Jordan prepare to wed next week, we are so excited to share photos of their custom-designed engagement ring.


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  • Why Rhodium Plating Makes Diamond Rings Dazzle

    As a Nelson jeweller, many of our customers have rings that have been rhodium plated. Rhodium is a precious metal that is generally not used in making jewellery, because it is very expensive and difficult to work with. And yet, rhodium is fantastic for plating jewellery. It's beautiful white, mirror-like colour is perfect for making diamonds shine even brighter.


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  • 4 Reasons To Love Hammer Finished Jewellery

    Hammer finishing is a technique Benjamin loves to use when crafting jewellery. A hammer finished ring, cuff or pendant produces a beautiful shimmering effect - reminiscent of the ocean or a faceted gemstone.


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  • Custom Made Boat Hat Pin

    It's always a pleasure and privilege to create custom-made jewellery pieces for my clients. Recently I was commissioned to make this very cool hat pin for a customer who was in the Air Force marines.


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