So you’re going to propose & you can’t ask for help because friends & family will blow the surprise? Boutique Events Group is here to the rescue!
This coming engagement season, prepare to see loads of colour and, naturally, epic amounts of sparkle. While some brides are embracing gemstones and coloured diamonds, settings are being kept classic. Solitaires are back in a big way—so reconsider your desire for a halo or baguettes flanking your centre stone. Higher quality centre stones are coming into focus (not that they were ever out of style), and are being prioritised oversize and style now more than ever.
We’ve long been a fly to the light when it comes to sparkling jewellery. We cover plenty of topics from breaking down the shapes and sizes to sharing alternative gemstones & even helping you take care of that precious sparkler after the big ask. But it’s about time we cover the biggest task of all: where to buy the perfect engagement ring (& wedding ring, too!)
We’ve compiled the ultimate list of top places to buy the perfect engagement and wedding rings shop in Adelaide, South Australia.
Ultimate list of places to buy Engagement and Wedding Rings in Adelaide
Temple & Grace - Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
0414 500 999
Australia’s finest engagement and wedding rings
Planning for your big day is exciting, and Temple and Grace can ensure that your special day is celebrated in style with finely crafted engagement rings and wedding bands. Temple and Grace take pride in being trusted Sydney based engagement and wedding ring specialists. Being a master jewel-smiths themselves means that every piece of jewellery is handmade with careful attention to detail. If you’re planning for your big moment, you can visit Temple and Grace in Sydney or buy wedding rings online. Temple and Grace have over a thousand wedding bands and wedding ring sets to choose from. While the engagement ring and wedding ring look is important, it is recommended that you keep both your choice of precious metal and lifestyle in mind.
To ensure that you get the best value for your money, it is pivotal to note that when you buy engagement rings, diamond rings and wedding rings online from Temple and Grace, you will save over 40% compared to high-street jewellery retailers. So how do you save so much? It’s simple. All Temple and Grace jewellery is made in-house. Every diamond ring, engagement ring and wedding band that you see online is handcrafted directly at the Temple and Grace jewellery boutique in Sydney. We are renowned goldsmiths and loose diamond specialists. With an in-depth understanding of precious metal such as gold and platinum, we guarantee that we can make you the finest diamond wedding bands and gold wedding rings. Visit us or shop online to experience finesse and high-quality wedding and engagement jewellery.
Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings & Bridal Jewellery
Experience brilliant design and fine craftsmanship in our collection of jewellery online. Shop directly from jewellery makers and save up to 40%. We also offer a complete ‘peace-of-mind’ money-back guarantee. Discover an exquisite assortment of men’s and women’s jewellery. At Temple & Grace, we stock Australia’s finest range of engagement rings and wedding jewellery including diamond rings, wedding bands, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more.
All our jewels are GIA certified, and we guarantee unparalleled craftsmanship to ensure that every piece of jewellery is nothing short of a masterpiece.
With over 20 years of experience in making brilliant jewellery, we take pride in being the only Australian jewellers who offer a 100% free returns guarantee. Visit our jewellery design studio in Edgecliff, Sydney or call us on 0414 500 999 for a personalised jewellery presentation.
Over the years, we have helped our customers save up to 40% on their diamond rings and jewellery by buying directly from us. Shop online, or if you are in Australia, you can call us to customise your masterpiece. We will also be happy to showcase our sparkling collection in the convenience of your home or office.
Australia’s most exquisite collection of fine jewellery online.
Temple and Grace are reputed Sydney based jewellers. Here we handcraft stunning jewellery, including the finest engagement rings for your special day. Being a master jeweller means that we design and make all our jewellery in-house. This is why every piece of jewellery we deliver is made to the highest Australian standards. Being jewellery makers also means that we can offer a plethora of jewellery styles. For example, our diamond engagement rings come in a variety of centre-stone settings. Some of the popular ring settings include solitaire engagement rings, pave engagement rings and halo engagement rings. If you’re looking for an antique style, you can browse our vintage engagement rings. All our engagement jewellery is made in 18K gold or platinum 950. Need a choice of precious metals? Shop from white gold engagement rings, yellow gold engagement rings or floor her with a gorgeous rose gold engagement ring. We also have a large range of gemstone engagement rings beautifully set with precious stones, including ruby, sapphires, emeralds and many more.
Temple and Grace also have Australia’s most exceptional selection of wedding rings online. If you’re looking for women’s wedding rings, you can choose from plain precious metal bands or opt for a diamond wedding ring. From traditional and classic wedding rings to modern and trendy styles, we have them all. If it’s your anniversary, you can browse from Australia’s widest range of anniversary rings and eternity rings online. We also stock and customise a wonderful collection of men’s wedding rings online. Need a wedding band customised for him or her? Call us, and we can have it designed and handcrafted for you.
Did you know that at Temple and Grace we stock some of Australia’s best-known wedding ring brands? With a stunning range of over 300 styles of PW Beck and Dora Wedding rings, we have grown to be known as a specialist store for wedding rings in Australia.
Temple and Grace are known for designing and handcrafting precious diamond jewellery for men and women. You can shop from a gorgeous range of diamond studs and diamond earrings online. Make her look glamorous with a beautiful diamond necklace or surprise her by gifting her a stunning diamond bracelet.
At Temple and Grace, we offer exceptional value on our collection of fine jewellery. Remember, when you buy jewellery online from us, you can save over 40%. That’s not all - every piece of Temple and Grace jewellery comes with a complete money-back satisfaction guarantee. Shopping for your diamond and gemstone jewellery is now quick, easy and convenient.
Sydney’s finest Jewellery Concierge - Need a piece of bespoke jewellery handcrafted to the highest standards? Our popular jewellery concierge service offers just that. At Temple and Grace, we are passionate about enhancing your jewellery buying experience. Shop online, visit us or give us a chance to visit you and understand your jewellery requirements. Over the years, we have designed and delivered hundreds of beautiful custom engagement rings and bespoke wedding bands to our customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart. Our lovely clients from Townsville, Orange, Mudgee and Newcastle, love our bespoke jewellery design experience and often refer our jewellery concierge service to their family and friends. Schedule an appointment with us. Being jewellery makers ourselves means that we understand the design and science that goes into making custom jewellery. We also offer excellent personalised service and guarantee savings of up to 40% compared to high street jewellery retailers.
The story behind the making of Temple and Grace
The difference between high-end and classy fine jewellery and cheap looking jewellery is the finesse with which it is made. Temple and Grace’s jewellery is crafted with much-needed passion and precision. Trading in fine jewellery is very different from making fine jewellery. Being skilful jewel smiths, Temple and Grace understand how to make gold and diamond jewellery to exacting standards. When you open a Temple and Grace wedding ring box, you can see how beautifully the ring has been made. The smiles on the clients’ faces keep Temple and Grace in business day after day. A wedding is a special occasion, and choosing a reputed jeweller is vital. A perfect wedding ring cannot be bought off-the-shelf. Even if you like a certain ring style, it needs to be customised precisely to your finger size. A well-crafted platinum or gold wedding band looks extraordinary and feels ultra-comfortable. Since 2015, Temple and Grace have been passionate about handcrafting the finest gold rings, platinum rings and diamond rings for men and women. You will also find a fine selection of women’s jewellery, including gold bracelets, diamond bracelets, necklaces, earrings and gemstone rings.
Temple and Grace’s success is due to continually striving to design, handcraft and retail the most stunning wedding bands and engagement rings online. If you’re looking for cheap wedding rings, Temple and Grace have Australia’s largest range of titanium wedding rings, zirconium wedding rings and stainless steel wedding rings. No matter what metal and budget you have in mind, Temple and Grace are Australia’s finest online jewellers for a good reason.
The Temple and Grace team take immense pride in knowing that they are part of someone’s special moment every day. This joy of playing a role in a couples’ dreams and their commitment to a lifetime together makes the team at Temple and Grace come to work every day.
Designer wedding rings for men and women.
For your special day, the wedding band should be spectacular. Whether you’re looking for wedding rings for women or men’s wedding bands, Temple and Grace have the best collection. A well-finished gold wedding band can handmade in 9K as well as 18K gold. Some of the designer wedding bands we stock include PW Beck and Dora. Both of these brands have a wide selection of gold wedding rings, platinum wedding rings and diamond wedding rings.
Buy a loose diamond for your engagement ring at wholesale trade prices.
Looking for GIA certified loose diamonds at the lowest prices in Australia? Buying a loose diamond for your jewellery is now easy. Temple and Grace have a large selection of certified as well as non-certified diamonds in Sydney. No matter how big or small your budget is, Temple and Grace guarantee to beat any quote. Choosing the right diamond and setting for your diamond engagement ring or diamond wedding band is important. Temple and Grace have the reputation of providing incredible value for money for a loose diamond in Sydney.
Shiels Jewellery - Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 8232 8774
The right piece of jewellery is a celebration of everything that makes you, you. From cufflinks to earrings, jewellery lets you showcase every facet of your complex and wonderful personality.
Jewellery also connects us with the things that matter—the precious people, emotions, moments, and milestones that enrich our lives’ stories. Think of the engagement rings and wedding rings that mark a loving lifetime commitment. Remember the watches received as graduation gifts and the signet rings handed down from father to son.
Shiels’ range of beautiful and unique jewellery features pieces designed to suit every style and lifestyle. The latest collections inspire our range from leading.
Jewellery designers. You will find the perfect piece for every occasion with everything from classic gold bangles to gemstone earrings.
Select from rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Choose from precious metals including gold, rose gold, white gold and sterling silver. Show your sparkle with beautiful gemstone and diamond jewellery.
Explore our wide range of jewellery online or in-store at Shiels - your most loved Australian jewellery store. Check out how you can effortlessly enhance any outfit today! Don’t forget to shop now and pay later with our range of finance options. We accept Afterpay, humm, Zip, LatitudePay and Laybuy.
Founded in 1945, Shiels is an innovative Australian jeweller with stores in - SA, QLD, WA and NSW (don’t sweat, everyone else can still access our amazing range online).
Founded by Jack Shiels, Mr Shiels and his wife ran the family-owned company from Adelaide, South Australia, for over 32 years. In 1977 his company was sold to Albert Bensimon (yes – no hoo-ha) and his wife, Nyra.
Originally, Mr Shiels sold jewellery and giftware, Albert and Nyra quickly expanded the selection to include more precious jewellery, including gold, silver and diamonds. Their dream was to establish a reputation for quality, value and range; especially in diamonds and with a lot of hard work they achieved it - and boy – did they achieve it.
From one store in Adelaide, Shiels has expanded into major shopping centres in metropolitan Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney, and has become a leading online jewellery retailer in Australia and beyond.
In 2011, we launched our online store to provide you with a more personalised service that also showcases our product innovation and flawlessly cut diamonds. Since then, Shiels has become a global brand with strong relationships across the world, including North America, Europe and parts of Asia whilst still maintaining a family-owned feel.
We pride ourselves on providing an extensive range of jewellery that embodies passion, gratitude and commitment. Selecting only the best precious stones from around the world, each of our jewellery pieces is designed and created to express your individuality.
In 2013, Mr and Mrs HooHaa’s son, Toby, took over the reins as Managing Director and is committed to offering expertly crafted jewellery for the best price. Following on from his parents’ work, Toby aims for endless improvement to enrich our customers’ experience; this ensures you always receive the latest styles from around the world and the perfect diamonds for today, tomorrow and for the years to come.
DDS Diamond Design Studios Adelaide
+61 8 8332 0704
Exquisite jewellery - beautifully designed, magnificently crafted.
DDS Diamond Design Studios hand-draws and manufactures jewellery to perfection, using the highest quality materials, focusing attention on the detail of each custom design. Find out how to distinguish quality jewellery from the rest.
JEWELLERY DESIGNER COLLECTIONS
Every ring pictured in our designer collections has been designed and custom made by DDS Diamond Design Studios for our customers (with the exception of the men’s collection). We have hundreds of designs at our studio showroom in Burnside, South Australia for you to view and try on in person. Please feel free to browse our jewellery collection and consider your own design, and together we can come up with your dream ring.
We are making new rings all the time, so our collection of designs grows daily. Your special ring will be made-to-order, and as our collection illustrates, there are infinite variations to choose from. For example, every ring pictured can be made in Platinum, 18ct White gold or 18ct Yellow gold; the size and grade of diamonds and coloured stones can be changed according to your desires and budget and the design possibilities are endless.
After choosing the type of jewellery you are looking for, the next consideration is the Shape or Cut of the stone. That is, whether you want a Round diamond or a square Princess cut diamond or Cushion cut, a Pear shape, Heart shape, Marquise or Oval cut diamond. Once you have decided on the cut of the stone, the next question is, what do you want to do with it?
In terms of setting, do you want a “Solitaire” Diamond ring (featuring a single stone only) or a “Halo” design, where the centre diamond has diamonds circling around the outside? Alternatively, you could have a three or five stone ring, where the diamonds run in a row with the largest diamond sitting in the middle and two or four side-diamonds tapering down in size. Other styles include “Cluster”, Split Band, Double/Triple Row, and “Diamonds down the side” (also known as “Shoulder diamonds”).
An important consideration is a Style or overall feel of the ring. For example, do you prefer a Classical, more traditional style ring which is very simple, or a more detailed Vintage Style? Would you choose a Contemporary Style engagement ring with a heavier, bold look or something finer and more dainty? Perhaps you love the Art Deco Style with its square, symmetrical lines. It’s all down to personal taste.
Your options also include the question of what metal to use. Do you want the ring setting and band to be made in white, yellow, rose gold or platinum, or a combination of two? If you like a combination of “two-tone” ring, usually the setting that holds the diamond(s) is white gold and the band is yellow or rose gold. All rings pictured can be made in any combination of precious metals.
The design possibilities are virtually endless. DDS specialises in catering to your desires and budget. One of the main things to think about throughout the whole process is the size of the diamond(s) you want to use and the amount you wish to invest, on what will possibly be the most important ring you will ever design and purchase.
Please continue to read through this section of ring and jewellery types, or skip straight to our extensive collection of completed jewellery.
With the most exquisite diamond engagement rings Adelaide has to offer, DDS Diamond Design Studios has samples of over 200 engagement ring designs and manufactures handmade engagement rings to suit all tastes and budgets.
Custom-made diamond engagement rings are our speciality, and the utmost attention is given to every aspect of design and craftsmanship. DDS is taking manufacturing jewellery to a new level of perfection.
Your diamonds are individually selected for the highest brilliance and fire, using “Hearts and Arrows” quality wherever possible. The lustre and clarity are also very important factors in finding the perfect diamond for you.
We use all the precious metals in our creations, with the majority of our pieces being 18ct yellow or 18ct white gold engagement rings. The gold used does not include nickel, which is sometimes a cause of irritation. We also use Platinum and Palladium for those customers who have allergies or react to even the highest grades of gold.
Women’s and men’s wedding rings are one of the most special and meaningful items a couple will ever own and are a fundamental part of the wedding process. They are given to each other as a symbol of the everlasting love for one’s partner, and DDS Diamond Design Studios offers the highest quality handmade wedding rings in Adelaide. Our aim is to create pieces that will last for generations, and our wedding rings are made specifically to match each individual and unique engagement ring. DDS takes wedding ring manufacture to a new level of perfection, creating exactly what the customer desires. From the elegantly simple and plain gold band to the uber-modern designs and engraved patterns, DDS Diamond Design Studios does it all.
For customers who want the highest quality rings available, we use Platinum, 18ct Yellow or Palladium-rich 18ct White Gold handmade bands to fit all shapes and sizes. DDS rings are custom made to match your wedding ring precisely to your engagement ring. They are often set with several diamonds in the lady’s wedding ring and maybe set with one or two slightly larger diamonds for the gent’s wedding ring. Your satisfaction is paramount to us, and we are dedicated to creating the perfect wedding rings in Adelaide, using quality materials, including diamonds that have been individually selected for their brilliance and fire.
DDS has won the ABIA (Australian Bridal Industry Academy) award, voted the best manufacturer of custom made wedding rings in Adelaide for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Winning the national award ‘Bridal Ring Manufacturer of the Year’ in 2015 and 2016, which is presented by ABIA and judged exclusively by customers, our aim is to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.
A trusted name in the Jewellery Industry
Originating in Switzerland, the Moser family business of DDS Diamond Design Studios is a multi-award-winning family company, that has been established in Adelaide, Australia for over 50 years. Most recently, DDS Diamond Design Studios won Australian Bridal Industry Association awards for Best Ring Manufacturer in South Australia from 2011-2017 & 2019 and has won the Best Ring Manufacturer in Australia for 2015, 2016, 2018 & 2019, winning the prestigious Designer of Dreams Award.
Grahams Jewellers Adelaide
+61 8 8410 1118
Celebrate the promise of a future together with Grahams’ range of engagement rings.
When it comes to selecting the ring that will be treasured for a lifetime, you need to find the perfect ring that says ‘I love you’. Our bridal collection offers rings of all shapes, colours and sizes.
From diamond engagement rings to rose gold and white gold, choose a gorgeous setting from Grahams. If you are after something a little more classic, we have a large range of gold engagement rings.
Diamond solitaire engagement rings and fancy solitaire engagement rings are also an option worth considering. Whatever you or your partners desire, Grahams has the perfect engagement ring!
With the freedom of picking the perfect cut, colour, band, and colour, there is no way you can go wrong with the solitaire engagement ring, here at Grahams, available in-store and online. Buy now, pay later with Zip, humm, Afterpay, Laybuy and LatitudePay.
The right piece of jewellery can take your look from one to 100.
Celebrate everything that makes completes you with Grahams’ extensive range of jewellery. It doesn’t matter what type of jewellery you are after, and we have an option for you. From opal to yellow gold and rose gold, you’ll find what you are looking for in our collection.
From classic rings, earrings and necklaces to bracelets, bangles and chains, we have Australia’s best range. We also have a large range of classic and timeless watches.
Our buyers travel the world to find the most precious, highest quality diamonds, coloured stones and gold pieces exclusively for Grahams. Each stone is hand-selected, and every final product is put through a rigorous Quality Assurance process. When it comes to engagement rings, look no further than Grahams.
Looking for watches? We have you covered!
Connect to the things that matter with Grahams range. Shop instore or online now! Buy now, pay later with Zip, humm, Afterpay, Laybuy and LatitudePay or Latitude Interest-Free.
Established in 1932, Grahams Jewellers is now celebrating over 80 years of fine jewellery in South Australia. Established by the Grahams brothers, the two shared a passion for high-quality diamonds and gemstones, Swiss watches and excellent customer service. This passion continues to be the foundation that Grahams is built upon.
From one store run by two brothers, Grahams Jewellers has now expanded across South Australia with over 70 staff members across their head office and five shop fronts.
The job of sourcing and selecting all of our jewellery is a large task, one that is headed by Grahams Chief Buyer and Head Designer, Tia Parham. Tia travels the world to find the most precious, highest quality diamonds, coloured stones and gold pieces exclusively for Grahams Jewellers. Each stone is hand-selected, and every final product is put through a rigorous Quality Assurance process.
What makes our pieces simply amazing aren’t just the raw materials sourced but also the craftsmanship; Grahams’ pieces are made by jewellery artisans proud to sculpt each design to their truest magnificence. These artisans work with Tia’s designs to make each piece unique and special.
Angus & Coote Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 8410 1770
Explore Our Stunning Jewellery Collections
Angus & Coote, Gold & Silver, Diamonds to Gemstones, our fine jewellery will make you effortlessly elegant for any occasion. Elegance never goes out of style.
Angus & Coote is Australia’s industry leader in jewellery, watch and giftware specialty retailing.
Formed in Sydney in 1895, the Company has been a leading name in Australian jewellery ever since and has continued to enjoy a reputation for consistently high quality, value and service.
Angus & Coote offers customers a comprehensive range of stunning diamonds, coloured gems, gold and silver jewellery, watches, giftware and related products.
Ever since its earliest days, Angus & Coote has been a home for superb craftsmanship. Today, the tradition of craftsmanship continues, thanks to a wide range of suppliers from around the world.
The long-term success of Angus & Coote rests on our key values, including dedication to the customer, assurance of quality and value, uniqueness and innovation, excellence, leadership and responsibility. For you, this means ensuring you receive a piece you can be proud of for life.
Furthermore, you can rest assured that Angus & Coote will still be here for many years to come. If you need an alteration or repair, the Company is well placed to assist. Throughout its history, the Company has remained true to its founding principles, while evolving to reflect changing demands. When you purchase an item of jewellery from Angus & Coote, you can be confident you’re taking part in an Australian tradition.
James Thredgold Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 8431 9149
James Thredgold Jeweller, One of Adelaide’s Must Trusted Jewellery Stores
James Thredgold Jeweller is well renown for designing exquisite diamond engagement rings and handmade diamond jewellery as well as specialising in rare Australian Argyle Pink Diamonds. We offer a unique custom design service where clients can personalise and reflect their individual style with the guidance of James and his team of designers and artisan jewellers out of his two jewellery stores in Adelaide.
James Thredgold is a Member of the Diamond Guild of Australia and has been designing and creating jewellery for over 30 years. After finishing his jewellery apprenticeship in Adelaide, James opened his first Norwood boutique in 1997.
Very early after opening James was invited to become a select Argyle Atelier.
It is at this time James realised his passion for Australian Pink Diamonds and designing important pieces. In 2005 James opened his second boutique in Burnside Village.
Developing a strong brand and a loyal following James recently relocated the Norwood boutique and workshop to new beautiful premises on The Parade in Norwood. Both boutiques offer a warm, friendly and personal experience.
James Thredgold Jeweller is honoured to be an Argyle Pink Diamond SELECT ATELIER™.
James Thredgold Jeweller is honoured to be an Argyle Pink Diamond SELECT ATELIER™ and proud to offer a beautiful selection of the most exquisite Natural Pink Diamonds.
The partnership with Argyle Pink Diamonds has led to many amazing creations along with prestigious purchases in the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender.
In addition to Argyle Pink Diamonds, we also source rare and exotic coloured diamonds and gemstones from locations around the globe to inspire and delight your senses.
Designing & handcrafting jewellery for our clients over the last 35 years is a privilege. Every day we share the special and important moments in our client’s lives, and at the same time, we are creating heirloom pieces for families to cherish forever.
Pink Carat Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 (8) 7225 2871
WELCOME TO PINK CARAT JEWELLERY
Our award-winning jewellery boutique specialises in custom handmade engagement rings, wedding rings and ready-to-wear jewellery.
Our engagement rings and jewellery are handmade to order, in our Unley studio by South Australian jewellers, just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.
We invite you to visit our Unley boutique to enjoy our luxury jewellery pieces.
ENGAGEMENT RINGS HANDMADE IN ADELAIDE
Commit in style with a custom made engagement ring from Pink Carat. Its love meets perfection via a standout piece of platinum, 18ct white or yellow gold accentuated by diamonds or gemstones.
Such a special moment deserves equal attention so come into our boutique Unley Jewellery Studio for a personalised design consultation and let our qualified gemologist guide you through the ring journey – every shiny step of the way.
Wedding rings embody love and happiness while symbolising eternity and infinity. Pink Carat can help design and handcraft a stunning wedding ring that will reflect all this and more.
Such a special moment deserves equal attention, so come into our boutique Unley Studio for a personalised design consultation and let our qualified staff guide you through the ring journey – every shiny step of the way.
CUSTOM MADE ENGAGEMENT RINGS
With over 25 years’ experience in the jewellery game, Pink Carat specialises in custom jewellery manufacture & design; gemstone sourcing; engagement rings and wedding bands; remodelling of old jewellery as well as valuation services. All done in-house by our resident master jeweller in Unley, South Australia. Read on for more information:
JEWELLERY MANUFACTURE AND DESIGN
Pink Carat employ traditional jewellery techniques to form classic or contemporary pieces. We combine this with your personalised touches to reflect a distinctive piece of jewellery that will last for generations.
ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS
Every engagement starts with a unique love and a unique ring. See the sparkle for yourself at Pink Carat. We consult, create and lovingly craft each piece, by hand, from scratch – using only the finest in precious metals, diamonds and gemstones.
During an inspection, we test the metal, view ring and settings under a high magnification lens to search for weaknesses or flaws; conduct diamond/gemstone identification, approximate weight and grading; identify the piece’s manufacturing method (CAD, cast or hand made) and inspect general wear and tear like broken claws or loose diamonds. And provide you with a full certified report.
Jewellery valuations are essential for proof of ownership and insurance purposes. And if you value your beloved piece of jewellery, it’s recommended you do this every 3-5 years.
DIAMOND / GEMSTONE / PEARL SOURCING
If you are after something uniquely different, our qualified gemologist will source the rarest diamonds and dazzling gemstones to reflect your individual style. We’ll also select the metals (18ct Yellow Gold, White Gold, Platinum) and present you with the best options for your final selection.
REMODELLING OF OLD JEWELLERY
Transform your old or estate jewellery into an exciting new piece. We redesign outdated jewellery or modernise an heirloom piece by reusing unwanted, broken or other elements of existing jewellery and turn it into a stunning piece you’ll wear again and again.
RHODIUM AND GOLD PLATING
Industry-standard rhodium plating and white, yellow and gold plating finished with a professional buff to make your piece sparkle like new.
CLEANING AND POLISHING
Make your precious jewels forever sparkle by using our individual ultra-sonic cleaner. We’ll also hand polish and buff, removing any blemishes and dings.
A special piece of jewellery starts with YOU.
Through our custom design service, Pink Carat will collaborate with you to bring to life your vision and inspiration for that perfect piece.
This seamless experience starts with a design consultation, followed by a friendly chat, where we listen to your ideas and inspiration while taking your requirements and budget into consideration. Then begins the design process. This process is a creative experience encompassing coloured design sketches so you can see your design come to life. We’ll also select diamonds and gemstones for your taste and budget so we can carefully craft and hand make the perfect piece to present you with.
SOURCED BY EXPERIENCE
If you are after something uniquely different, our qualified gemologist will source the rarest diamonds and dazzling gemstones to reflect your individual style. We’ll also select the metals (18ct Yellow Gold, White Gold, Platinum) and present you with the best options for your final selection.
CRAFTED BY HAND
There’s something romantic about a piece of jewellery that is so unique, so special, so rare… ultimately crafted by hand, just for you.
Pink Carat employ traditional jewellery techniques to form classic or contemporary pieces. We combine this with your personalised touches to reflect a distinctive piece of jewellery that will last for generations.
HANDCRAFTED JUST FOR YOU
A lot goes into a piece of jewellery from Pink Carat – love, expertise and craftsmanship.
All designs created in our boutique Unley studio are under the guidance of qualified gemologist Bevan Jones, and with over 25 years of experience, you can be sure each individual piece is handpicked and handcrafted to perfection.
Whether you’re after a contemporary or classic piece, something that sparkles or shines, we’ll collaborate with you to create the perfect piece of jewellery.
Bakker Diamonds - Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
(08) 3252 3251
ENGAGEMENT RING SPECIALIST
Bakker Diamonds is a wholesale diamond merchant and award-winning boutique jeweller offering the best service for diamond rings and custom made jewellery, located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
DESIGN YOUR OWN ENGAGEMENT RING
Bakker Diamonds & Gems are Brisbane’s premium jewellers diamond expert and a qualified person who will physically create your special piece.
So the time has come. You have found each other, and it only seems right to demonstrate your intentions with a dazzling diamond ring for your partner. Unfortunately, this process seems so daunting.
In this internet age, the options seem endless and fraught with pitfalls for the unsuspecting buyer. Prices vary dramatically, and it is difficult to make sense of this confusing landscape.
Luckily for you, that’s where Bakker Diamonds comes in. Our job is to guide you through the maze, so you understand your options, so you are in control of these very important decisions. You will not be dealing with a shop assistant. You will not be dealing with a middle man. Instead, you will be dealing with the diamond expert and the qualified person who will physically create your special piece.
BESPOKE JEWELLERY FROM BRISBANE’S RING MAKERS?
Bakkers Diamonds are the jewellery makers for you whether you’re looking for diamond engagement rings or glimmering gold earrings and bracelets. We’ve custom made a range of pieces for clients throughout Brisbane City and surrounding areas. As diamond traders, you can always ensure that you’re getting the best quality in the city when you choose our custom jewellery.
WHY BUYING DIRECT?
By handling diamond buying directly from the cutting factories, importing, and top quality ring manufacturing in-house, Peter has eliminated three levels of middlemen from the typical jewellery store or shops in Brisbane. His philosophy is; your budget is your budget, and almost any ring can be made to fit any budget.
It’s Peter’s job to help you find the best quality and value for your money. With Peters’ guidance, you decide on your diamond’s size and quality and the karat of gold or platinum for your ring, and Peter will build the ring to those specifications. We are here to help you through every step of the process to create something you will truly treasure for years to come.
35 YEARS’ EXPERIENCE
Our workshop & unique showroom concept allows our clients to relax and indulge in the experience of learning about diamonds and the creation of a one of a kind piece of jewellery made by Peter Bakker. With over 35 years’ experience, Peter’s expertise in finding the perfect stone, designing and manufacturing are second to none. Have a positive experience with us by contacting us today and seeing how we can help you.
PEACE OF MIND ABOUT VALUE FOR MONEY
My clients often tell me they enjoyed the journey because of the hands-on input they can have in the design process, the ease at which they achieved the goal, and the peace of mind about value for money, dealing with the actual manufacturer directly.
FAR SUPERIOR TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS
My goal as a qualified manufacturing jeweller and diamond expert with many years of experience has always been to make the journey of purchasing an engagement rings painless and relaxing as possible. My promise is to deliver a diamond, sapphire or ruby ring that will be far superior to your expectations.
AWARD-WINNING BOUTIQUE JEWELLER
Bakker Diamonds is a wholesale diamond merchant and award-winning boutique jeweller offering the best service for diamond rings and custom-made jewellery, located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Here you will find no shop assistants, no cabinet keys, no high-pressure sales and no flashy advertising.
Robert White Jewellers - Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 3221 6793
At Robert White Jewellers, we pride ourselves on providing first-rate service, in-depth knowledge and unmatched craftsmanship. After all, we’ve been creating stunning handmade pieces for close to 140 years now. We’ve worked closely with our customers during that time, listening to their needs and what they’re looking for in their jewellery. And then we put all our passion and skill into every piece to not only match but exceed our customers’ expectations.
Whether it’s a special something for a special someone or restoring a family heirloom or antique, we take delight in every piece we create. We’ll get you involved, and make sure you’re happy with everything throughout the whole process. Even if your knowledge of jewellery is limited, we’ll guide and support your decision-making. Then, once you’ve given us an idea of what you’d like, our team designs with you and creates handmade pieces to complement any of the beautiful natural gemstones you’ve chosen.
Speaking of gemstones, we have access to some of the world’s finest diamonds and precious coloured stones imported from the best cutting houses. We pay particular attention to the cut, colour and clarity of all our gems, and our diamonds are certified by the internationally recognised and highly esteemed Gemological Institute of America. Additionally, we have a beautiful collection of Australian South Sea white pearls from Broome in Western Australia, as well as Tahitian black pearls and Japanese Akoya pearls. We’re also proud to have been selected by the Argyle Pink Diamond Mine in Western Australian to showcase a selection of the world’s rarest Australian Argyle Pink Diamonds.
So it’s safe to say that, at Robert White Jewellers, you’ll receive quality right across the board. From the moment you walk in the door to the moment you walk out with your new piece, you’ll enjoy service, knowledge and craftsmanship like nowhere else.
A proud history of superior service
As a family-owned and operated business, Robert White Jewellers is focused on offering every customer a personalised experience. A qualified goldsmith himself, Robert works together with his exceptionally talented staff, including his daughter Hannah, a Diamond Grader, and son James to create individual handmade jewellery. The business has been crafting classic handmade pieces since it was established by S. Knowles and Sons in 1878, and then later purchased by Robert in 1974.
As soon as you arrive at Robert White Jewellers, you’ll begin to experience the service we’re renowned for. You’ll be greeted with a warm simile and an offer of help. You’ll most likely be dazzled by the pieces on display and, while they’re stunning, we’ll explain the processes and methods behind each one, and then talk you through whatever it is that interests you to ensure we deliver a result that’s truly outstanding.
A passion for the craft
Just as no two customers’ needs are the same, no two pieces we create are identical. At Robert White Jewellers, we guarantee that each item of jewellery is individually drawn and designed just for you, before being handcrafted by Robert and our in house master jewellers.
There’s nothing we love more than collaborating with customers throughout the process – from the initial phase of working out designs and selecting stones, right through to seeing the look on the customer’s face when we reveal the finished product for the first time. It’s a memorable moment for everyone, and one we never tire of.
To ensure our skills are constantly improving, we travel the world gaining new experiences, techniques and gemstones, bringing back to Brisbane to offer to all our new and long-standing customers. So we’re always searching for unusual and interesting ways to bring our customers’ dreams to life.
We never settle for second best, and our passion for our craft shines through in everything we do.
Bell and Brunt Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 8231 9994
HAND MADE CUSTOM JEWELLERY SINCE 1920
To our valued customers,
The safety of our customers and team is important to us. We are ensuring we follow social distancing and hygiene protocols as suggested by the SA government. We also have gloves and masks on offer for customers use should you wish.
We are also set up to work with you remotely, offering our usual face-to-face consultations including our design, jewellery and stone selection services and even maintenance assessments of your jewellery. Chat with us online today by booking a one-on-one online consultation with us, or you can email us, message us on Facebook or give us a buzz.
We shall continue to adapt our services to best connect with you in this changing reality as we remain committed to helping our customers capture their stories of love and family in handcrafted pieces of jewellery across Australia.
Welcome to Bell & Brunt
It’s great you’ve popped by to check us out as we’re very passionate about what we do. We capture stories of love and family in handcrafted, custom pieces of jewellery. We understand the emotions that come with creating something so special and why this purchase is so important to you. Of course, we’re experts at what we do, but the real difference is in the passion we have to help when it matters most, to be honest with you, and work with you to make your ideal ring.
At Bell & Brunt, we design and create hand made pieces of jewellery that honour the story they tell. Our team combine world-class artistry and expertise with your style and vision to create a piece that reflects that collaboration from symbols of love that show the strength, beauty and uniqueness of your own relationship to legacy pieces that become part of your family’s story. Our in-house Design Consultants have an innate ability to capture feelings in the jewellery they design alongside you, making your hand made piece one of a kind.
“You want to create something you’re really attached to as it’s worn every day. It’s a physical reminder of a beautiful moment or a memory; whether that’s a relationship, a celebration, or a person.” Cher’i Brunt, Bell & Brunt Co-Owner and CEO.
Simply, we’re a manufacturing jeweller that creates supreme quality jewellery. We use superior materials, stand behind our diamonds with our Real Diamond Guarantee, and use only the finest freshly forged bars of gold. Our is a premium product, and it’s not for everyone. To see if it’s a good fit we need to organise a time to see if it best suits your needs. To find the time when we’re both available, click connect to book in for a chat.
Bevilles Beautiful Jewellery Adelaide
1300 797 940
Bevilles is the brand of beautiful jewellery that inspires, builds confidence and transforms people’s lives. Every person deserves to have a bit of fabulousness in their lives, whether they are buying something special for themselves or giving a gift to a loved one. But Bevilles is more than beautiful jewellery. We have been helping people across Australia feel good about themselves since 1934, and we pride ourselves on being the place where customers love to shop for great value beautiful jewellery for every occasion.
How do we make people feel fabulous? By offering products of exceptional quality and design at affordable prices sourced from around the world of, with knock your socks off service, in a vibrant, welcoming retail environment. This is the Bevilles experience.
Engagement rings that tell a love story
The most romantic event in a couple’s life deserves only the best engagement ring. This glistening collection of engagement rings from the incredible range at Bevilles will leave your partner feeling like the most special person in the room. The Bevilles collection of unique engagement rings includes a vast selection of styles and intricate designs, and an assembly of precious stones, settings and metals.
Designed with pure love, choose between the most statement diamond engagement rings and the prettiest delicate designs. If you’re looking for exceptional quality, attractive prices and breathtaking engagement rings that’ll have your partner smiling every time they glance down and see their ring finger, this stunning collection of rings from Bevilles will not disappoint.
Engagement rings in Australia
Make one of the most important steps in your life with confidence, knowing your partner will love their diamond engagement ring just as much as you love them. With a range of styles to suit every taste and preference, choose from stunning Princess cut diamond rings, vintage halo cut stones and traditional emerald cuts, and you’re sure to start the next phase of your life in the most stylish of ways.
Browse between double halo diamond rings set in white and rose gold, stunning round morganite stones, yellow gold crossover shoulder bands and classic solitaire rings set in a range of metal types to find the perfect one for you. So incredibly simple is the white gold Facets of Love Tia Brilliant Love ring with a 1.00ct solitaire diamond, while the Brilliant Baguette Ring with 2.00ct of diamonds set in 9ct yellow gold offers a statement-level of bling. Your partner deserves something unforgettable, and our selection of sparkling diamond engagement rings is truly something special.
Find your dream ring at Bevilles
Head to one of our stores in New South Wales, Victoria or South Australia, where our in-house experts can offer their assistance whenever it’s needed. If you’re shopping online at Bevilles, simply contact us online, and our friendly team will be happy to help you out.
Bevilles has a proud history of creating beautiful jewellery dating back to 1934. Over three generations of Bevilles’ family members have contributed to the development and success of the Bevilles Brand.
Leo Beville and his wife Rae began trading in Bourke Street, Melbourne as a homeware retailer selling products such as blankets, chests, chandeliers, saucepans and dinner sets.
In the early 1950’s jewellery and diamond rings were introduced into the product line and Bevilles soon became one of Melbourne’s leading jewellery and giftware stores.
In the late 1970’s, Leo’s son Keith and his wife Deirdre further expanded the business and opened a store at Knox City.
Since the late 1990’s Keith and Deirdre’s children, Michelle and Gary further expanded the business and have made Bevilles what it is today, a brand of beautiful jewellery that connects with people’s special moments, inspires confidences and makes you feel fabulous.
Bevilles is the brand of beautiful jewellery that inspires, builds confidence and transforms people’s lives. Bevilles currently has 24 stores in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. Our range of beautiful jewellery and watches are available through these stores and our online store.
Wishart Jewellers Adelaide
(08) 8295 1346
Whether you are shopping for yourself or a loved one, our team of highly experienced craftspeople can help you customise a handcrafted piece that’s perfect for your occasion.
HANDCRAFTED JEWELLERY IN ADELAIDE
For over 60 years, Wishart Jewellers have been providing wonderfully handcrafted pieces to mark the special occasions of loved ones. Offering outstanding design, manufacture, sales and repairs from our Glenelg store since 1953, it has been our joy and privilege to not only create objects of great beauty but to play this small role in the enduring memories of our clientele.
Perfecting the art of handcrafted jewellery since 1953.
As a specialist in bespoke engagement rings, Wishart Jewellers creates stunning pieces that will be passed down for generations to come. Our highly experienced craftspeople lead you on a journey, from initial design through to the final product, creating truly breathtaking masterpieces.
Founded and operated by Robert Wishart in 1953, the family-owned jewellery store has evolved and endured the ever-changing industry, always providing the highest level of quality and customer service.
From our Glenelg location, Wishart Jewellers are specialists in the art of handcrafted jewellery – our on-site workshop is second to none. Within our beautiful, bright showroom, we offer a professional and personalised experience for any jewellery requests. With innovative design ideas, superbly skilled craftsmen, and access to the world’s highest quality gemstones, we can bring your unique vision to life.
Today the business is operated by three directors; Grant Wishart, Daniel Wishart and Ben White. Ben became a Director in 2016 and brought an enormous amount of talent to the Wishart Workshop. With 20 years of experience in the high-end jewellery market as a manufacturer and Gem setter, Ben has also won numerous manufacturing awards.
His work – just like all of Wishart’s jewellers – bears the greatest level of care and precision to ensure your piece will last generations.
Tiffany & Co. - Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
1800 731 130
The World of Tiffany
Every story has a beginning. Discover how Tiffany & Co. began in 1837 and grew into a global design house at the forefront of innovative jewellery design and expert craftsmanship.
An Iconic Heritage
Journey through the milestones that established Tiffany as an international icon of legendary style, bold artistry and innovative design.
Charles Lewis Tiffany’s passion for acquiring rare and unusual gemstones paved the way for Tiffany & Co.’s longstanding legacy of discovery and exploration, establishing the company’s reputation as a world-renowned jeweller.
The King of Diamonds
Behind every dream is the dreamer. Charles Lewis Tiffany, our visionary founder, helped define legendary jewellery design as we know it and established the diamond engagement ring as an enduring symbol of love.
The Tiffany Blue Box
The world has been enthralled with the Tiffany Blue Box since its debut. Today, it is recognised as an international symbol for style, sophistication and unparalleled design.
Sleek bands, bold cocktail rings and must-have stacking rings—make a striking statement with our superbly crafted rings for women and men.
Canturi Jewellers - Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 3021 9901
The Canturi Bridal Collection and Canturi Diamond Service is the centrepiece of Stefano Canturi’s life long romance with diamond rings, which are the genesis of his creative process.
Stefano Canturi interprets the spirit of the modern bride: confident, inspirational and unique.
Discover the ring that will become your most intimate possession, rarely off your hand throughout your lifetime within the Canturi Bridal Collection.
DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Stefano Canturi interprets the spirit of the modern bride: confident, inspirational and unique.
Select your diamond personalised to your needs, and it will be set in your preferred ring design.
Come in to speak with a Canturi diamond consultant and discover the ring that will become your most intimate possession, rarely off your hand throughout your lifetime within the Canturi Bridal Collection.
Archer & Holland Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
08 8211 8063
At Archer & Holland, we specialise in the finest quality diamond, gold and platinum jewellery. Our dedicated qualified staff work individually with clients to create their perfect one of a kind engagement rings, wedding rings and jewellery.
Argyle Pink Diamonds
Archer & Holland are one of the very few places in Adelaide to stock rare Argyle Diamonds. These diamonds are sourced from the Argyle Diamond Mine in Western Australia. The mine, run by Rio Tinto, has confirmed they will be ceasing all operations in 2020.
Since the first Argyle Pink Diamonds were revealed from the ancient beauty of their Western Australian birthplace, they have been valued for their rarity; coveted by many but owned by few.
Not only are they beautiful, but their high appreciation, small production supply and rarity makes them an incredibly rare investment opportunity.
With a 100 year legacy, Bill and Meredith from Archer & Holland have a wealth of knowledge of fine jewellery in Adelaide. Bill has over 40 years of jewellery handcrafting experience, while Meredith is a qualified diamond grader and pearl rethreader. Both have intimate knowledge of Argyle Pink Diamonds, whether through investing or handmaking pieces incorporating the precious diamonds.
Appointments can be made with Bill and Meredith to talk about investing in Argyle Pink Diamonds. We also host very special evenings and days which are regularly promoted in our newsletters. Sign up below to be kept up to date with these special sessions.
Restyle & Restore
Restyle, re-set or rejuvenate your jewellery.
Archer & Holland specialise in remodelling and restoring old, worn-out pieces to their former glory or into a new style.
We can offer suggestions to redesign or remodel your jewellery into something you will love to wear.
You can also trade-in your old jewellery to purchase a new or second-hand piece from the store.
Established in 1918, Archer & Holland are one of the oldest fine jewellers in Adelaide, South Australia. We are a family business with a reputation for creating unique, beautiful pieces.
Jewellery marks special moments in our lives, and we are passionate about creating pieces destined to become family heirlooms that continue to be passed down for generations. Whether it’s an engagement ring, wedding band or anniversary gift, nothing is quite as timeless or as treasured as a piece of fine jewellery, particularly if that piece has been handmade just for you.
We take great pleasure in helping our clients realise their dream ring, earrings or necklace. In fact, other than our range of estate jewellery and watches, almost all of the jewellery in our showroom is handcrafted on-site by our expert jeweller Bill.
Gerard McCabe Engagement and Wedding Rings Adelaide
+61 8 8212 2009
At Gerard McCabe, we have an exquisite range of modern and timeless engagement ring designs. Our unique diamond rings are designed in Adelaide and crafted to the highest quality, intended to last you a lifetime and beyond.
Gerard McCabe bridal rings are made to be together, just like you. Every engagement ring design is created with matching ladies diamond wedding ring and anniversary ring options. We also offer a unique selection of men’s wedding rings. Our collection includes classic gold bands, mixed metal designs and diamond set men’s rings.
Australian Pink Diamonds
Discover rare and beautiful pink and coloured diamonds at Gerard McCabe. We offer a selection of Australian Argyle pink diamond “Collector’s Edition” sets. We design jewellery with pink and other natural coloured diamonds.
Register for our upcoming Argyle pink diamond showcase events or create your own bespoke jewellery design with these magnificent diamonds.
Through the Gerard McCabe Bespoke Jewellery Design Service, Nazanin, our Design Director, will meet with you exclusively in-store to discuss your dreams and hopes for your own stunning piece. She will drill down to exactly what you are looking for in your jewellery creation to ensure the final result is absolutely perfect. Available in our Adelaide Arcade and Rundle Mall boutiques.
ANTIQUE & VINTAGE
Gerard McCabe was born with a passion for great design and timeless jewellery. As a discerning collector, this ever-growing collection of antique jewellery is one of the best in Australia and features stunning pieces, each with a tale to tell. View this ever-changing collection in our Adelaide jewellery stores or our online store.
OUR UNIQUE COLLECTIONS
As Adelaide jewellers, we are driven to create desirable and unique jewellery designs. Each jewellery collection draws its inspiration from something special whether that be a local mystery, the McCabe family heritage or the organic flora of the Australian landscape.
SHOP ALL JEWELLERY
Whether you are spoiling yourself or a loved one, there is something in the Gerard McCabe jewellery collection to help you celebrate. From eternity rings to diamond earrings, watches and more, discover your next piece in our Adelaide jewellery boutiques or shop our jewellery online.
Enjoy free shipping to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and all other Australian locations when you purchase from our online jewellery store.
SHOP OUR WATCHES
Gerard McCabe Timepieces have been crafted for sophisticated style and quality. Shop the men’s and ladies watch collections in our online jewellery store or visit our boutiques. Each watch is backed by a three-year warranty.
WE ARE OPEN
Our Adelaide luxury jewellers are dedicated to helping you find the perfect jewellery for your upcoming celebration. We want to assist you in finding a piece that you will cherish for life, something that’s of outstanding quality, craftsmanship and style.
Both our Adelaide Arcade and Rundle Mall boutiques are currently open. Click here to book a consultation.
About Gerard McCabe
Gerard McCabe is an Australian family business with four generations of experience in fine diamond jewellery design, timeless antiques and exceptional gemstones.
What is the best metal for a wedding ring?
Wedding ring metals available today include classics like gold and silver to contemporary new-age materials like tungsten, cobalt and titanium.
Couples looking for durable and quality engagement rings and wedding bands to fit their budget should take the time to look at the qualities of each band - and fortunately, our handy guide and comparison chart can help!
Take a glance at our metal comparison tables below, and click on the specific metal or material for additional detailed information such as pros and cons, best grades of metals for everyday wear, additional characteristics, and most common types and styles used for wedding bands.
Platinum is considered to be the “most precious” of all precious metals — it’s rarer than gold and, as a result, costs more. It’s usually mixed with other similar metals, known as the platinum group metals: iridium, osmium, palladium, rhodium and ruthenium. Platinum is extremely dense and much heavier than gold or silver, giving it a remarkably high level of durability — it doesn’t wear or tarnish like other metals, and it’s not susceptible to problems like stress-cracking or corrosion that can plague white gold. But without regular cleaning, its white appearance can develop a hazy patina over time. Caring for a platinum ring couldn’t be easier, though — just soak in a mix of mild soap and warm water, and then gently rub it with a soft brush. And although platinum is scratch-resistant, it’s not scratch proof — but scratches can easily be removed by buffing.
The first decision is whether you want 14K and 18K gold. The “K” refers to “karat,” a measurement which is used to describe the purity of gold. Karats indicate the amount of gold as a percentage of the total — 24 karat gold is 100% pure gold. 18 karat gold, used in most European jewellery, is 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals (75% pure gold). 14 karat gold, the American jewellery industry standard, is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals (58.5% pure gold).
Pure gold is too soft for jewellery-making. The additional metals — called alloys — improve the strength and hardness, in addition to corrosion resistance, colour, and workability.
Palladium, a more affordable member of the platinum family, is a soft silver-white metal that is similar to platinum in appearance. The metals also share similar characteristics, such as high melting temperature, cool grey colour, durability and rarity; however, it is much less dense.
Sterling silver is the whitest of all metals. Like pure gold, 100% fine silver is too soft for most jewellery applications. Sterling silver, the industry standard, is a mixture of 92.5% silver and 7.5% metal alloy (look for the standard quality stamp 925, which indicates 92.5% purity).
Rhodium plating is often added to sterling silver to enhance surface reflection and protect tarnishing, which occurs when silver reacts with sulphur in the air (sulphur is found in wool, rubber bands, some types of paint, latex gloves, and more). With rhodium plating — and proper care — sterling silver jewellery can maintain a polished, shiny look for years before experiencing any tarnishing.
Titanium is a silver-hued metal that is lightweight and strong at the same time. The advantage of a titanium wedding ring is that it’s highly resistant to corrosion. If you’re in a water-related profession where you’re consistently in contact with seawater and/or chlorine, Titanium will withstand those damaging elements.
Wolfram, commonly known as Tungsten, is a very hard metal with grey colour in pure form. Tungsten rings are popular among men for the grey metal look, affordable price, designer style, and durability. They’re dense, scratch-proof, and require little maintenance. Tungsten carbide rings can also be plated in gold or black. One caveat: Being a very hard metal makes tungsten brittle — it can shatter on high impact.
How To Select The Best Metal For A Wedding Ring
Before we get into the specific metals used for wedding rings, it’s important to be aware of you and your partner’s needs and priorities from a ring.
For example, the different metals used for wedding rings can vary hugely in terms of durability, with some metals soft, delicate and easy to scratch, while others are hardy, durable and highly resistant to damage.
Wedding ring metals can also vary hugely in appearance, with some offering a warm look that matches certain skin tones and others offering a cooler look that suits a different range of skin tones.
Beyond this, there’s the importance of matching the engagement ring and wedding band. If your fiancé-to-be already has an engagement ring, you’ll want to make sure that her wedding band is made from the same metal.
Finally, there’s the pricing aspect. Some metals are more expensive than others, meaning you may want to prioritise metals that offer better value for money if you have a limited budget for your wedding bands.
Knowing what you need, as well as which metal is best suited for you and your partner’s skin tones, can help you choose the most suitable metal for your wedding rings.
If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, don’t worry. We’ve covered all of these factors in lots of detail below, including our expert tips on which metals are best suited for specific lifestyles, skin tones, and more.
The best metals for luxury wedding rings and engagement rings? Definitely platinum, palladium and 18k gold. Keep in mind that a higher karat of gold above 18k will result in a ring that is too soft to hold up to daily wear wedding and engagement rings.
For exceptionally durable wedding rings that can hold up to extremely heavy wear and tear, it is best to stick with the newer wedding ring metals including titanium, tungsten, cobalt and stainless steel. All of these metals offer a high degree of scratch resistance and can hold up pretty well to heavy knocks and blows without denting. But, some rings made with extra heavy-duty metals cannot be resized - instead, retailers often offer a lifetime exchange warranty just in case at some point finger size changes.
Frequently Asked Questions
It has been an exclusive rule for men to be the ones to buy the engagement ring for their partners, but there has been a gradual shift to this tradition nowadays. Although a huge percentage still follows this rule, more and more women are already accompanying their fiancés in shopping for an engagement ring.
The wedding band traditionally goes on the left-hand ring finger first, nearest the heart, with the engagement ring stacking on top. Again, this practice is not law, and the rings can be arranged in any way that is most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing to you, including wearing the rings on separate fingers.
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On your wedding day, your engagement ring should be worn on the third finger of your right hand. Then, once you've said your I-do's, your engagement ring should be placed back on the third finger of your left hand, on top of your wedding band.
You should spend at least 2 months salary on the engagement ring. If, for example, you are making $60,000 per year, you should spend $10,000 on the engagement ring.