Located in the heart of picturesque Stellenbosch, yet just far enough off the beaten track to be ever popular with loyal and informed locals , as well as close enough for the adventurous tourist to stumble upon, lies the studio of Augenta Jewellers.
The name comes from the Latin for gold; Aurum and silver; Argentum .Viewing the windows one sees in the strikingly unusual jewellery on display the merging of classic style with contemporary technical innovation and design.
A discerning jewellery lover will immediately notice the colorful and bold combinations of gemstones in the designs on display. All the usual gems such as sapphire ,topaz,beryl and quartz are to be seen, but one will also encounter some of the unusual and rare collectors' gemstones such as dazzling Demantoid garnet, mint green Tsavorite, incandescent Spessartines and the beautiful multicolored Tourmalines.
Passionate about gems and jewellery; both our capable staff members are qualified and experienced professionals, eager to inform and enlighten new converts into the magical world of gems or explain the intricacies of our craft.
Even if one does not leave the studio with your pockets richer in jewellery, you will leave richer in knowledge and appreciation of gems, so a visit is always a rewarding experience in some way and should not be missed if you're shopping for jewellery.
Our jewellery is all handmade , each piece unique. Although we believe modern jewellery design and production techniques such as CAD and rapid prototyping have a role to play in contemporary jewellery production, we favor traditional techniques, where applicable, over soulless modern duplication..........
An uncompromising technical approach towards durability and wearability as well as the need for longevity of appeal, leads us to produce jewellery with a lasting value in terms of design, as well as in the intrinsic value of the precious materials, regardless of whether the budget is large or small. After all most jewellery is purchased to commemorate a special occasion and we all want our memories to last forever; hence the need for durable lasting designs.
Even so , if one is just looking for a colorful combination to match a specially chosen outfit, or a thoughtful gift for a close friend, perhaps an inexpensive keepsake to present to a relative; it can be found or designed and created in our innovative workshop, and our guarantee is always, that the experience will be a pleasant one for you.
With twenty years of experience in serving our clients in the jewellery field, we are quite confident of that.
Our jewellery is backed by our own personal guarantee, made mostly by our own hands. All our gemstones and materials are ethically sourced in terms of accepted fair trade agreements, the Kimberley process applies to diamonds.
Titanium Spectacle Repair
Augenta Jewellers now offer state-of-the-art Micro-Laser welding technology. This alternative to soldering produces a better, stronger and barely visible joint. Unlike traditional torch methods of soldering, the light beam produces intense localized heat which prevents damage to surrounding heat sensitive materials (gemstones or spectacle lenses) while fusing the metals being joined together.
This advanced system of laser welding is ideal for repairing not only the most damaged and delicate jewellery but also spectacle frames of Titanium alloy (previously unrepairable), as well as antique watch or clock parts and mechanisms, in fact almost any small-scale metal component can be welded.Due to the high expense involved in replacing Titanium spectacle frames this repair technology can literally save you thousands. The cost of the repair can vary depending on the complexity, but the cost of an average repair is R460 to R680 per joint. As an added touch, we apply a coating of18ct gold in either white, yellow or rose, to the joint to match the colour of the frames. Please bring in your damaged frames for a quote before you consider replacing them.
AUGENTA JEWELLERY DESIGN
7a Andringa Street
Tel : +27 21 883 8288
Fax :+27 21 887 6684