Dee says... Marc Bendall's jewellery is in a class all of its own. Marc's clear understanding of symmetry and its place in creating beautiful works is always evident in his pieces. The uncompromising quality of material Marc chooses to work with, his clean lines and appealing structures all culminate into pieces that become prized possession in anyone's wardrobe. Marc is a true craftsman in every sense of the word. He has an uncanny knack of extracting from his clients exactly what they are looking for and he is currently working on a piece for me which I cannot wait to wear. I herald him as one of New Zealand's finest jewellery designers and an exciting designer that New Zealand should be very proud of.
Bernard Says... We lived in South Africa for 42 years, and having been in the jewelry trade myself for a period of time and now having seen Marc Bendall's jewellery, I can say, without prejudice, that Marc's jewelry is equivalent, if not better, to the high profile shops in SA selling to, among others, famous visitors and politicians in South Africa.
Tracey Says... Marc's jewellery is so wonderful that I wore it to host the Duchess of Cambridge earlier this year. He is a real artist and has worked incredibly hard with his business since the earthquakes. He is literally a "gem".
Carol Says... I have been gifted many pieces from Marc Bendall's range over the years and I particularly like the beautiful clean lines of his designs. They are superbly designed pieces and I am often asked where my jewellery is from. I know that Marc also re-designs jewellery for clients. He is an absolute craftsman and everything that he makes is exquisitely finished.
Michael Says... Marc designed a magnificent bespoke diamond wedding ring for my wife when we were married recently. Amy knew exactly what she wanted and sat with Marc who patiently and attentively listened to her and then translated her concept into a beautiful drawing of what he imagined she was saying. It was almost bang on and with a little more conversation and a couple of tweaks, the picture was exact. From there Marc worked with us around our budget to produce a ring that suited not only our wishes but also our finances. He then manufactured it to the most amazing standards and provided incredible services to get it to us on time. The ring really is absolutely stunning and a true work of art.
Michelle Says... I had thought about a particular piece I wanted for many years, something contemporary, but timeless. Marc crafted an exquisite pendant that exceeded all my highest expectations. It is breathtakingly beautiful. Thank you Marc and Catherine.
Annette Says... Opportunities arise when disaster happens. Grant and I relocated to Auckland after the earthquakes. Having met, married and lived in Christchurch for 17 years I wanted to have a memory of Christchurch to treasure each day. As Marc had designed a ring for Grant previously, we were aware of his expertise, creativity and passion, as well as his ability to think outside the box and take on board our ideas. This year I decided I wanted a one carat princess diamond ring made by Marc. I was down in Christchurch and had numerous appointments with Marc. He listened to what I wanted in a ring, sketched my finger and then added his artistic flair and looked at possible designs. The whole journey from the conversations, sketching, design, creativity and passion make this ring even more special. Marc is an exceptional designer and you know you have something special and unique.
Margaret Says... I recently experienced the utmost care and attention given to clients when selecting jewellery. Catherine Bendall's time advising on design and material, and incorporating my ideas to present to Marc was invaluable. Marc's expertise, skill and attention to detail is very evident in the beautiful jewellery showcased in their professionally presented displays. Perfection and excellence are hallmarks of Marc Bendall's work. I am very proud to wear the beautiful pieces that Marc has designed for me.
Shirley Says... Marc Bendall is a craftsman of great ability. His designs are classical yet modern. He is innovative and listens carefully to what his clients are looking for and want. We live in Lower Hutt and he is our first port of call when we come to Christchurch. He has been commissioned to make several pieces of absolutely beautiful jewellery for me. I have never been disappointed and it is a pleasure to do business with him.
Hamish Says... I worked with Marc and Catherine Bendall over several months to produce a beautiful custom designed ring for my wife. The engagement, support, understanding and professionalism of the whole process resulted in a gorgeous ring that my wife loves and hasn't taken off since she received it.
Claire Says... Marc designed a diamond pendant for me earlier in the year. I did not really have any set ideas about what I wanted apart from having a fixed budget to work within. Marc listened to my ideas and then came back after our initial meeting with some fabulous sketches and we finally settled on one. I wear it every day, it is timeless and elegant and very sparkly! The service from Marc and Catherine was very friendly, personal and professional and I would not hesitate to recommend them to others.
Margaret Says... Earlier this year I was looking for smart and original cufflinks as a special memento for my middle son for his wedding. After looking on the web and a number of jewellery stores and the day becoming anxiously close, I happened upon Marc Bendall's shop on a trip to Sumner. I have to say that the service from both Marc and Catherine Bendall was outstanding from the initial contact to the fine detail of the wrapping of the gift as a proper presentation. After finding out my son's interests, Marc designed and made a pair of cufflinks in silver and gold that are just exquisite and very meaningful for my son. The flair and precision, and the attention to detail have meant that they are not only a memento of this day but will be a delightful heirloom. I was so impressed with the design and quality of workmanship, which I hadn't seen anywhere else, that I had no hesitation in ordering another pair for my younger son for his wedding. It is a real joy to find a craftsman who knows his stuff, who takes time with a client and creates a lasting and pleasurable piece of jewellery.
Carole Says... This is my first visit to New Zealand, from Florida USA. I viewed an advert in Air New Zealand magazine which showed a Marc Bendall bracelet. My daughter and I drove from Cathedral Square in search of Marc's shop. I'm walking out with my bracelet - utterly thrilled.
Jenny Says... I love the unique stunning pieces of jewellery Marc creates and I am thrilled to have just purchased a most beautiful hand crafted silver pendant to present to the wife of a retiring employee after 45 years service in our industry. Marc is a highly skilled manufacturing jeweller operating his business from a beautiful, unique premise in Redcliffs. I received stunning service from both him and his wife, Catherine, in the purchase I have just made from them. Couriering it to Wellington was not a problem and they provided it in a very timely manner. It was absolutely beautifully gift wrapped. Their service is second to none!
Nicola Says... This week I had the pleasure of receiving what is to be my wedding band! I saw the photo of the gorgeous Bow ring on Facebook, made contact via messenger and then email. Amazing contact, fantastic service and then the gorgeous ring was posted out. It was beautifully wrapped like I'd bought it at a shop -it was a treat to receive. Can't say thanks enough and would like to see more jewellery up on FB. One minute I was just having a cuppa on the couch and then I owned my wedding band. Woop, woop - big 5 stars all round!!
Belinda Says... I've bought several pieces from Marc Bendall and loved every one. Catherine is a delight to work with. I've also gifted Marc's jewellery to my mother and she loves it. She wears it every day. It is quality jewellery that is different.
Adele Says... Marc Bendall is a genius at his work. I love all the pieces I have purchased off him and I wear them with pride.
Wendy Says... I love the ring we've designed with you. It is a beautiful unique piece of jewellery. We will return.
Anna Says... Thanks so much for your email. I am still loving my ring and still sing your praises when I am asked about it. Marc's work is gorgeous and I hope that I have an occasion or a reason to purchase something from you again sometime in the future.
Barbara Says... True to your word my bracelet arrived today and I am absolutely thrilled with it. It is really stunning and looks even better away from all the other jewellery that was at the exhibition. I tipped the house upside down on Sunday night and guess what I found, my bracelet that I had lost. Anyway I have no regrets about my purchase and will get a lot of enjoyment wearing it.
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