REMUERA: A Precious Destination

Where else in Auckland can you shop for jewellery at leisure with such ease?


There aren’t many places that could lay claim to being a ‘centre of excellence’ when it comes to custom-made fine jewellery, but with no less than six renowned jewellers located on its main road, Remuera has certainly earned that title.


The affluent suburb has a long history of attracting prestigious manufacturing jewellers and luxury brands. Sanders of Remuera Jewellers has been a much-loved part of the fabric of Remuera for 25 years and things look set to stay that way for many more years now that owners Mark and Cheryl have welcomed their daughter Lucy into the fold. Likewise, Antheas has been wowing Remuera and Auckland with large diamonds and custom-made bespoke jewellery since 1980.  Antheas is now run by third generation family owner Monette and her husband David. It sparkles, it’s gorgeous, it’s Antheas.


Another store that mixes things up a little is Jems of Remuera, specialising in vintage, antique and bespoke jewellery. They have two master jewellers that work with them to create the perfect piece. John has been in the industry for over 27 years. Together with his team you will find the perfect gift. Established in 1981, Browns has become a household name in Remuera and is a one-stop-shop for designer clothing and jewellery.


There are newcomers too. The perfect space has been a seven year wait for Alluvium owners Charles and Melanie Panaho, who were thrilled to finally make the shift from Newmarket. They’ve transformed the old Dove hospice shop into an intimate showroom complete with an on-site workroom housing their own master goldsmith and gemstone setter.


The line up wouldn’t be complete without luxury watches. Industry renowned for his prodigious knowledge, Marcus Alexander and his wife, Rebecca, own About Time, which boasts an extensive gallery of secondhand watches including Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Tag Heuer, Zenith and Panerai.


From top quality timepieces to exquisite one-of-a-kind custom jewellery, Remuera sits at the top of any must-visit list for those with impeccable style that require expert advice and faultless service.


1. Sanders of Remuera Jewellers 09 520 36302. Antheas 09 520 1092  — 3. Alluvium Jewellery Limited 09 523 3113 — 4. About Time 09 281 41385. Jems of Remuera 09 522 8553