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Petersens Jewellers Limited

For 160 years Petersens Jewellers, New Zealand's oldest jewellery retailer, has been crafting and showcasing the finest diamonds, jewellery and watches. A family owned business since 1863, Petersens offers professional and unparalleled services with microscopic attention to detail. Providers of superior diamonds and diamond rings, wedding rings, watches and jewellery, Petersens is a long trusted jeweller that Canterbury depends on for unique quality jewellery.

Since 1989 Brent and Lisa Morrison have been the managing directors of Petersens Jewellers. Brent originally trained as a manufacturing jeweller and took over the business from his father. Today, Brent holds a Gemmologist Institute of America Diamond Grading Certificate and is a past New Zealand Jewellers and Watchmakers Canterbury Branch Chairman. Brent also travels throughout the world sourcing the best quality jewellery for his customers and over the last 14 years he has made regular trips to Antwerp, Belgium, the diamond capital of the world, where he hand selects exquisite diamonds for custom made rings.

Renowned as the diamond and engagement ring specialists, Petersens in the Bush Inn Centre boasts a range of pristine diamond, engagement, solitaire and three stones rings for all occasions. Petersens also makes custom made bespoke pieces for clients who are after something in particular. Petersens Jewellers is a member of the Nationwide Jewellers, Australasia's largest jewellery group. Petersens was the first New Zealand jeweller to win the Member of the Year award, an award Petersens has now won twice.

As a traditional jeweller, Petersens offers a great repair service for jewellery and watches. Our staff have been with Petersens for many years and have specialised knowledge in designing, remakes and repairs to jewellery. Through their years of experience our staff can help you find the perfect piece of jewellery that will accommodate all your needs. Petersens also undertake valuations and provide estimates following theft or loss of items. Brent and the team enjoy opportunities to expand their knowledge in the realm of precious jewellery and are looking forward to meeting with you. We take pleasure in seeing our customers happy. Much of the jewellery we sell is for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, engagements and milestones in our customers' lives. The jewellery often has sentimental value, becoming family heirlooms. We strive to exceed our customers' expectations not just once but every time they visit the store. For delightful diamonds, gold and all desirable jewellery, visit Petersens Jewellers in the Bush Inn Centre.