Handmade Diamond Solitaire Engagement Rings
Our solitaire Engagement rings Diamonds and metals are ethically sourced from all over the world but mainly Canada, Mumbai, Israel & Belgium. We guarantee conflict-free & mostly GIA certified Diamonds to embed into our solitaire engagement rings.
Secure her hand with one of Simon West’s stunning diamond solitaires for a classic engagement ring with real impact. Our range of round brilliant and solitaire engagement rings set in yellow or white gold will definitely take her breath away and be sure to please.
Simon West creates elegant and classic solitaire engagement rings that celebrate the singular beauty of their diamond stones. See our custom and most favoured styles here, or book an appointment with us to have a one-of-a-kind solitaire created just for you.
Engagement Rings of Desire
Solitaire Engagement Rings Melbourne
Finding the best solitaire engagement rings for your loved one is an emotional experience for you and your partner. In order to make the perfect ring, there tends to be a lot of information, you’ll need to know about the different metals, the four Cs of diamonds and in’s and out’s of gemstones. We will do our best to ensure you understand all the necessary details 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 finding and have made the perfect engagement ring in Melbourne.
Simon West hand makes all his engagement ring to ensure they are made to your desires and wishes. Using techniques that less than 10% of jewellers use Simon West knows exactly how to create the perfect ring for you.
The process of going down a custom made solitaire 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. Feel free to bring in pictures or examples of rings that you love and we can modify or design a similar ring to your dreams.
See this video to watch the process and expertise you’ll find when having the perfect solitaire engagement ring at Simon West.
Do you need to find out your brides finger measurements? You have no idea what size finger your bride to be is. Without that critical piece of information, how do you choose the perfect solitaire 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 big a surprise!
A visit to Simon West’s showroom in Melbourne’s CBD will help 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 in store style we can hand make a new one for you. Regardless 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 solitaire diamond tends to be an important part of your engagement ring. Simon and his team will 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 personally 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. Although, if she tends to steer away from particular colours, a Rose Gold or Yellow Gold may be another good option.
What Design to Choose:
In order to ensure the right design is chosen, the Simon West store has a vast range of engagement rings on display where you can decide what designs suit your partners particular hand. One of the most important types of the engagement ring design is the setting. There are many ways that you 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 favourite solitaire engagement ring as clean as they possibly can, and there really are few things that are more beautiful and pretty than looking at your engagement ring shine in the sunlight therefore its only natural to want to clean and beautify your ring the minute it gets dirty. At Simon West Fine Jewellery we have a life time ring cleaning service therefore you to use if needed! However if you need it done in a short time here are some of our top at home cleaning tips.
Cleaning Your Engagement Ring at Home:
If you have dirtied your ring due to a general cosmetics any at home product such as dishwashing soap will help bring the ring back to life. Generally people recommend mixing warm water and dishwashing soap. Make sure to soak the ring for around 20-40 minutes whilst gently brushing the stone with a soft toothbrush. Once it has soaked make sure to wash off the solution under warm running water.
How Often is a Ring Clean Needed?
If you wish to for your ring to look the absolute best that it can we recommend you should aim to try and clean it once a week. Although you should aim to take your ring to your jeweller around twice a year.
What Products Your Shouldn’t Use When Cleaning Your Ring.
When a ring loses its sparkle it may be because it’s a ring that may be damaged due to not taking care of the ring properly. Experts tend to say that you never use a household cleaner such as bleach, chlorine and acetone. These are chemicals that tend to be too harsh and can break down the metal in your ring.
That answer depends on your budget, the gemstone, clarity, cut and metal chosen. We can’t say until we get a better understanding of your wants and needs.
Is the three month salary rule for engagement rings still a thing?
The “Salary Rule” first started in the 1930’s when times were much harder as such a campaign was started to prompt men on how much to spend on an engagement ring, that being a one months salary. 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. However you may already have a budget on your mind.
How much should you spend on the engagement rings?
It’s 100% up to you! There’s no rhyme or reason for a 3 month salary rule for an engagement ring. Instead, look and focus for the actual ring not the price, and if its 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.
The big question is whether you should insure solitaire engagement rings or not. It would be stressful and upsetting if you were to accidentally lose or have the ring stolen at some point. That’s why ring insurance is a must! If something were to happen to it you would want your precious ring back.
If you don’t know where to start on insuring your ring there are several options and types of insurance you can opt for.
Option 1: Contents Insurance
Most combined home 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. Although most insurers will usually 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 you need to insure your engagement ring insured separately to your home insurance policies you are able to with specialised insurance. The the specialised insurance policies end to carry a higher level of cover than your usual contents insurance. Benefits include an agreed additional replacement, value policy, free annual revaluation, cover from all over the world, and repair and replacement at your favourite and preferred jewellers. These tend to be the more popular option due to the benefits.