Hand Made Diamond Engagement Rings Melbourne
Custom Engagement Rings Melbourne
View our extensive collection of handmade engagement rings in the heart of Melbourne. We offer high-quality custom made solitaire, in all shapes and sizes and wedding rings in white rose and yellow gold. Browse the custom designed engagement rings of desire collection that is on display at Simon West Fine Jewellery. From contemporary rings to art deco bands, whether you have a design you want to create, Simon and his team of jewellers will craft the ring of your dreams.
Surprise your soon to be life partner with a uniquely designed luxury engagement ring, ethically sourced diamonds and a lifetime guarantee on all workmanship. All our beautiful engagement rings are made right here in Melbourne’s historic diamond district situated in the Manchester Building on Collins Street. Book your free engagement rings consultation with Simon West today.
Rings of Desire - The Perfect Engagement Ring in Melbourne
Combine a square cut with rounded corners to enjoy the cushion cut diamond.
Diamonds are a girls best friend. They come in different colours, shapes and sizes.
Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
including princess cut and halo
To find the perfect engagement rings Melbourne is an emotional experience for you and your partner. In order to make the perfect ring there’s a lot of information you’ll need to learn about the different metals, the four Cs of diamonds and other gemstones. We will do our best to ensure you understand every detail before the long and exciting process begins. Once you get through all that, you will need to think about design, quality and the service and experience. At Simon West fine jewellery, you will be sure to experience all at superior levels taking away some of the stress and pressure when making the decisions to ensure you find and have made the perfect engagement ring in Melbourne.
Simon West hand designs and makes all his engagement ring to ensure they are made 100% to your desire. Using techniques less than 10% of jewellers use Simon West knows exactly how to create the most beautiful of all engagement rings Melbourne.
The process of going down a custom made engagement ring can be overwhelming, however, here at Simon West, we will give you all the necessary information. We can help you choose and sort through the vast range of diamond types and sizes, as well as band styles, and explain the complete process to leave you sure that your partner will love their ring. We also have a wide range of rings in store that will aid your decisions on shapes and more. Alternatively, feel free to bring in pictures or examples of rings that you love and we can modify or design a similar ring to your liking.
Check out this video to see the process and expertise you’ll find when having the perfect engagement ring made by Simon West.
Do you know your brides finger measurements? Chances are you have no idea what size finger your bride to be is? Without that critical piece of information, how do you choose the perfect engagement ring? Here are some options to help determine her perfect size.
- When she is out with the girls, go into her jewellery box and take a ring that she would usually wear on her right hand “wedding finger” you know she won’t miss for a day and take it with you to the jeweller. This will probably be the most similar to her wedding finger size.
- If you have a feeling she’ll notice one of her rings are missing, take a pen and piece of paper and trace the inside of the ring while she’s busy and give it to Simon and his team of experienced jewellers to go off.
- If you get the size wrong or her fingers don’t match, no need to stress as all engagement rings are size adjustable.
- If your future bride is aware of a future proposal, ask her to measure her finger and give you the measurements. Don’t worry it can still be just as surprising!
A visit to Simon West’s showroom in Melbourne’s CBD will provide you with the guidance on metals, gemstone and diamond clarities and carats so you can choose from a range of coloured gemstones such as sapphires or loose diamonds. Loose diamonds are a great starting point when finding the perfect ring for your partner. If you really love an instore style we can help you pick a similar or even hand make a new one for youRegardless of whether they are white, yellow or pink diamonds, Simon and his team of jewellery designers will ensure you choose the perfect diamond for the perfect engagement ring. Simon and his team of experienced jewellers will guide you through which engagement ring designs will best suit your life partners fingers and personality.
Picking the right diamond:
In order to pick the right diamond you will need to sift through a range of shapes and sizes. As well as the clarity and colour of the diamond tends to be an important part of your engagement ring. Simon and his team will be able to help guide and explore all the options available to you when choosing a diamond.
Choosing the Metal:
Usually, the most popular metals for engagement rings tend to be White Gold, Platinum and Rose Gold all of which Simon can have prepared for your ring. Depending on your bride to be’s personal taste, if you notice she tends to wear mostly silver or white gold/platinum jewellery then a White Gold or Platinum metal would usually be the best option despite their difference in chemical make up. However, if they tend to steer away from particular colours, a Rose Gold or Yellow Gold may be another good option.
Unique Engagement Rings Melbourne; What Design to Choose:
In order to ensure the right unique engagement ring design, the Simon West store has plenty of engagement rings on display where you can decide what designs suit your particular hand. One of the most important types of engagement ring design is the setting. There are many ways that your diamond can be set, therefore Simon and his team will explore all the possible ways that your chosen diamond can be set.
Everyone wants to keep their ring as clean and sparkly as possible, and there really are few things that are more mesmerising than looking at your engagement ring glimmer in the sunlight, therefore, its only natural to want to clean and beautify your ring the minute it gets dirty. That’s why at Simon West Fine Jewellery we offer a lifetime ring cleaning service! However, if you need it done in a short time here are some of our top engagement rings in Melbourne at home cleaning tips.
Cleaning Your Ring at Home:
Depending on how you have dirtied your ring, if it’s due to a general cosmetics any at home product will help bring back the sparkle of the ring. Generally, people recommend making a solution with warm water and dishwashing soap. Make sure to soak the ring for approx 20-40 minutes whilst gently brushing the stone with a soft toothbrush. Make sure to wash off the solution under warm running water.
How Often Should You Clean Your Ring?
In order to keep your ring looking its absolute best you should aim to try and clean it around once a week. Although at the very least you should aim to take your ring to the jeweller around twice a year.
What Shouldn’t I Use When Cleaning Your Diamond Engagement Ring.
The only thing that’s worse than a ring that has lost its sparkle is a ring that may be damaged due to not taking care of the ring properly. Experts tend to advise that you never use household cleaners such as an each, chlorine and acetone. These chemicals are harsh and can break down the metals in your ring. Another thing to avoid includes any abrasive chemical such as toothpaste, baking soda or any powdered cleaners.
So you have your ring, now the big question is whether you should insure the rock or not. While some engagement rings are affordable, some are unique with different degrees of value. It would be terrible if you were to accidentally lose or have the ring stolen at some point. That’s why for some people engagement ring insurance is a must! If something has a lot of meaning to you the last thing you want is to not be able to retrieve it.
How do you go about getting ring insurance? There are several options and types of insurance you can opt for.
Option 1: Contents Insurance
Most combined home and contents insurance policies or contents insurance policies will provide some sort of insurance or compensation if the ring is lost, damaged or stolen within your home. However, most insurers will set a limit as to the amount you can claim back on the ring. Ie if your cost $8,000 you may only get $1000 back for it. This will also usually not cover you for if you wear the ring away from home. That may be something you need to think about.
Option 2: Specialised Insurance
If you feel better about having your engagement ring insured separately to your contents or home insurance you can do so with specialised insurance. These insurance policies end to carry a higher level of cover than your usual contents insurance. Benefits include an agreed value policy, additional replacement cover, free annual revaluation, worldwide cover, and repair and replacement at your preferred jeweller.
Speak to your insurer and find out your options.
Do people still follow the 3 month salary rule for engagement rings?
The “Salary Rule” first started in the 1930s when money times were much harder and a campaign started to prompt men on how much to spend on an engagement ring, that being one month’s salaries. The rule of thumb is, depending on your other spending habits the “three month salary rule” can tend to be a good start when deciding how much to spend on a ring, however, after tax this can break the bank for a lot of people.
So how much should you spend on the engagement rings?
It’s totally up to you! There is no rhyme or reason for a 3 month salary rule, instead, look for the actual ring, not the price, and if it’s within the price range it’s the ring for you. For some people a give or take range for a ring is usually a better idea rather than a fixed amount incase the particular ring you like is slightly over or under.