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When shopping for jewellery it's easy to get swept up in the excitement and allure of glittering pieces. However, making the right choice requires more than just a keen eye for beauty. Here are seven common mistakes to avoid to ensure your jewellery purchase brings you joy instead of disappointment. 

1. Skimming Online Descriptions and Photos

In the digital age, shopping for jewellery online is incredibly convenient. But it can also lead to mistakes if you're not careful. Skimming through descriptions and photos without paying attention to details can result in surprises, sometimes unpleasant ones. 

Always read product descriptions thoroughly and examine photos closely. Look for information about materials, dimensions, and care instructions. If possible go see the piece in-store. If something isn't clear, don't hesitate to ask questions before making a purchase.

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See the sparkle online or up close! Visit our website or visit Adrian & Meyer in-store for your perfect piece.

2. Buying Pieces You Won't Wear

We've all been there: falling in love with a stunning piece of jewellery that just isn't practical for our lifestyle. It’s easy to get caught up in the beauty of a piece without considering how often you’ll wear it. 

Before purchasing, think about your wardrobe and daily activities. Opt for pieces that complement your style and can be worn frequently, rather than something that will sit in your jewelry box gathering dust.

If you're struggling to find the perfect piece, consider custom-made jewellery. Adrian & Meyer can create a unique piece tailored to your preferences, incorporating specific materials, gemstones, or design elements. 

3. Buying the Wrong Materials

Jewellery comes in a wide variety of materials, from gold and silver to platinum and titanium, not to mention various gemstones. Each material has its own properties and care requirements. For example, some metals are more prone to tarnish or scratches, while certain gemstones might be more delicate than others. Make sure you understand the characteristics of the materials used in the jewellery you’re buying and choose those that suit your lifestyle and preferences.

The experts at Adrian & Meyer can guide you in selecting the right materials to ensure your jewellery not only looks beautiful but also lasts a lifetime.

4. Not Buying from a Renowned Jeweller or Brand

While it might be tempting to purchase from less-known sources to save money, this can be risky. Renowned jewellers or brands offer quality assurance, warranties, and excellent customer service. They are also more likely to provide authentic, ethically sourced materials. When in doubt, go with a reputable jeweller to ensure you’re getting what you pay for.

Adrian & Meyer, established in 1906 and led by master goldsmith Rolf Adrian, exemplifies these qualities. Their longstanding reputation for outstanding quality and unique designs makes them a trusted choice. 

5. Not Purchasing Jewelry That Matches Your Personality and Style

Jewellery is a personal statement and an extension of your personality. Buying pieces that don’t resonate with your style or preferences can lead to regret. Take time to understand your taste and choose jewellery that reflects who you are.

Whether you prefer classic, modern, bohemian, or eclectic styles, make sure your jewellery choices enhance your unique look.

At our studio, we understand the importance of personal expression. From concept to creation, our jewellery is crafted on-site allowing you to be part of the creative process and witness your vision come to life.

6. Not Finding Out Crucial Things Before Buying Jewelry 

When it comes to gemstones, especially diamonds, understanding the 5 Cs—cut, colour, clarity, carat weight, and confidence—is crucial. These factors determine the quality and value of the stone. Educate yourself on these aspects to make an informed decision. Don’t hesitate to ask the jeweller for certification and grading reports to ensure the authenticity and quality of the gemstones.

The 5 C's of diamonds

7. Not Being Creative with Jewelry and Accessories

Jewellery isn’t just about following trends; it’s about expressing yourself. Don’t be afraid to mix and match pieces, layer necklaces, or stack rings to create a unique look. 

Experiment with different combinations to discover what works best for you. Being creative with your jewellery can make even the simplest outfit stand out and reflect your style.

By avoiding these 7 common mistakes, you can make sure that your jewellery shopping experience is enjoyable and rewarding. Remember, the right piece isn’t just about appearance—it’s about how it makes you feel. 

Happy shopping!

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Rolf Adrian and his wife Oda
Rolf Adrian and his wife Oda

A Legacy of Distinction

Founded in 1906 by W. Meyer, our humble beginnings on the bustling streets of Windhoek have evolved significantly through the decades, driven by a continuous passion for beautiful traditional and contemporary jewellery craftsmanship. 

Today, guided by Rolf Adrian, a master goldsmith and diamond grader, Adrian & Meyer continues to shine in the jewellery world, combining age-old excellence with a fresh approach to modern tastes and styles.

As we launch our new website, we proudly transition into an exciting future while holding to the family values and artisanal quality that have shaped our storied past.

Crafting Unforgettable Moments

Our passion is not just about crafting jewellery but creating beautiful memories. Each piece is designed to celebrate and immortalise your most precious moments.

Artisanal Excellence

At the heart of our renown lies our passion for:

  • Diamond Mastery: Our gems are selected for their brilliance and crafted into stunning pieces that capture the light and the eye.

  • Namibian Gemstones: We source the finest gemstones from the heart of Namibia, ensuring each piece tells a story of beauty and rarity.

  • Swiss Precision: Our collection of Swiss watches is curated for those who seek precision and elegance.

  • Bespoke Jewellery: Each piece of custom jewellery is created with a personal touch, tailored to the individual desires of our clients.

Step into a legacy over a century old, where tradition meets modern elegance!
Step into a legacy over a century old, where tradition meets modern elegance!

Artistry in Every Detail

As each design moves from paper to production, our skilled artisans use both traditional techniques and modern technology to transform raw materials into the elegant pieces that Adrian & Meyer is known for. 

Alongside crafting new masterpieces, we also provide specialized jewellery repair services. From restoring vintage heirlooms to modern stone resets, our dedication ensures your jewellery maintains its beauty and functionality for years to come.


Our diamond collection features stones that are expertly cut to maximize brilliance and character, ensuring that each diamond shines with unmatched clarity and radiance.


Tanzanite's unique blue-violet hues are carefully enhanced through precise cutting techniques, showcasing the gem's deep colour and striking presence.

Namibian Gemstones

From the rugged landscapes of Namibia, we bring gemstones that boast vibrant colours and natural patterns, each selected for its distinct qualities and intrinsic beauty.

Men's Bands

Our men’s bands combine robust design with refined elegance, tailored to match the modern man’s taste and lifestyle, embodying strength and style in every piece.

Engagement Rings

Our engagement rings showcase timeless elegance with each piece, featuring meticulously selected diamonds and gemstones set in designs that capture the essence of enduring love.

A New Digital Experience

This year, we’re particularly excited to present our collections on our sleek, redesigned website. The new site embodies our love of beauty, a keen sense of trends, the joy of innovation, and the mastery of techniques.

Are you ready to explore? Visit our new website and peruse our rings, earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces, custom jewellery design options, and repair services at your leisure. 

Let us ignite your curiosity and enrich your jewellery experience!

se page through our new website and bespoke collection at your leisure!

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In every man's wedding band lies the story of a love unbroken and vows unspoken.

Men’s wedding bands are often considered an afterthought, but this is a piece of jewellery you’ll wear every day for the rest of your life! At Adrian & Meyer, we believe that choosing a wedding ring should be an important, enjoyable experience, reflecting your unique style and personality. 

Why Are Men’s Wedding Bands Important?

Your wedding band is a testament to your love and commitment. Worn daily, it’s a continuous reminder of your vows and the bond you share with your partner. Therefore, the ring should resonate with your style, be durable for everyday wear, and exude timeless elegance.

  • Should you invest in a premium wedding band or choose a more affordable option that fits your current budget? 

  • Do you go for something classic or unique? 

  • Does a gold, platinum, or silver ring suit you best? 

Let’s explore these questions and help you make the best choice.

Choosing the Right Men’s Wedding Band

Imagine wearing a ring that not only symbolises your eternal love but also resonates with your personal style. Choosing the right men’s wedding band is a thrilling journey, and we’re here to guide you through it!

To Match or Not to Match?

Consider whether you and your significant other want matching rings. Traditionally, matching bands symbolise unity, but today's couples often choose distinct bands to reflect individual styles. 

If you prefer coordinated rings without identical designs, opt for complementary features like the same material, gem, or engraved message inside each band.

Personal Style

Ultimately, it comes down to your individual taste. You should choose a wedding band that you genuinely love and that reflects your unique style. Beware of choosing a design or material that seems cool now but may feel gimmicky in a decade. You might love that nerdy or sports-themed inspiration today, but will you still adore it in 10 years?

Instead, consider a modern or classic band that subtly tells your story. At Adrian & Meyer, we can customise your ring to suit any style preference, from simple and sleek bands to ones with intricate designs or engravings.


Do you lead an active lifestyle? Do you engage in a lot of manual labour, gardening, or sports? If so, consider durable materials like platinum or titanium that can withstand daily wear and tear. 

These materials are not only robust but also retain their elegance, ensuring your ring remains beautiful even with constant use. Choosing the right material for your lifestyle will help your wedding band stay as strong and timeless as your love.


At  Adrian & Meyer Jewellers, we offer wedding bands in a variety of materials such as gold, platinum, and silver. Each material has its unique properties and aesthetic, so choose one that best fits your style, comfort and budget. 

When choosing materials, consider if you want a diamond or gem incorporated into the ring. Unlike women's engagement rings where the diamond is the focal point, in men's rings, diamonds are usually set within the band as a complement to the overall design. While diamonds and other gems can increase the price, they offer a sharp and classy look if your budget allows.

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Materials matter when it comes to choosing a wedding band!

Why Choose Adrian & Meyer for Your Wedding Band?

Looking for a wedding ring in Namibia? At Adrian & Meyer Jewellers, we offer a stunning collection of unique men’s wedding bands that seamlessly blend tradition with modernity, elegance with comfort, and quality with style. 

With decades of experience crafting exquisite jewellery, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and our personalized approach to helping you find the perfect band. 

  • Exceptional Quality: At Adrian & Meyer Jewellers, our men’s wedding bands embody exceptional quality, fine craftsmanship, and meticulous attention to detail. Using only superior metals and hand-selected gems our rings are designed to last a lifetime.

  • Variety and Customisation: We offer a wide range of luxury men’s wedding bands to suit every style as well as customization services that let you create the ring of your dreams. Whether you prefer simple designs or intricate details with gemstones, we can bring your vision to life.

  • Expert Guidance: Our experienced jewellers are here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you make an informed decision you'll cherish for years to come. Visit us at our Windhoek location. 

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The dedicated artisans behind Adrian & Meyer's exquisite jewellery.
Your Journey Begins Here

Your wedding band is more than just a piece of jewellery, it's a symbol of your love, your story, and your future. Visit us at our Windhoek location and let Adrian & Meyer Jewellers help you find or create a wedding ring that you'll cherish forever. 

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