By: Brooke Chenoweth
Take a walk down Queen’s Road, Central, and it seems like there is a jewellery store on every corner. So, where do you go when you’re looking for a truly special piece? The key word, when it comes to buying bling, is bespoke. Whether you have a design in mind or you need help crafting the piece of your dreams, Zaha et Cetera can help. Founded by experienced gemologist Rahila Refaaq, the brand offers personalised jewellery services.
Rahila specialises in diamonds and coloured stones. “Wedding jewellery and handcrafted coloured stone jewellery is our primary focus,” she says. “Our local bench jewellers have over 40 years of experience in Hong Kong, and they truly bring jewellery to life – whether it’s a small piece or something elaborate.”
The company is modest in size and this gives them the opportunity to provide personal, individual service every step of the way – from initial consultation, to updates on progress, and aftercare service.
Zaha et Cetera also offers an affordable collection of diamond jewellery if you’re looking for a gift, and Rahila will help you find something within your budget. As part of a jewellery sustainability project, she has branched out to offer recycling of jewellery – taking old pieces and transforming them into something new and beautiful.
Rahila adds: “We also provide consultations on buying diamonds and coloured stones and we help with jewellery repair services, re-polishing, ring re-sizing, engraving, re-designing, restoration of missing stones and gemstone identification.”
Now that’s sparkling service!
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2018 issue of Expat Living magazine. Get your free copy here!