Hand Made Vintage & Art Deco Engagement Rings
Simon West’s Vintage and Deco Engagement Rings are inspired by the timeless beauty of Old Hollywood and 1930’s glamour. She will not refuse this timeless and classic engagement ring. Simon West’s most popular styles are below; book an appointment at our Melbourne showroom to have a custom Vintage and Deco engagement ring created just for your bride to be.
Our Vintage and Deco Engagement ring Diamonds and metals including gold 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 vintage and deco engagement rings.
Engagement Rings of Desire
Vintage and Deco Engagement Rings Melbourne
Finding the perfect Vintage and Deco Engagement ring for your loved one is a bonding experience for you and your partner. In order to make the perfect style 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 when making the decisions to ensure you finding and have made the perfect engagement ring in Melbourne.
Simon West hand makes all his beautiful vintage and deco engagement ring to ensure they are made to your wishes. Using techniques that only 10% of jewellers use Simon West knows exactly how to create the perfect ring for your partner.
The process of going down a custom made vintage 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 vast 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 particular picture.
Watch the process and expertise you’ll find when having the perfect art deco engagement ring at Simon West in this video.
Don’t know your future wife’s ring size? This tends to be a critical piece of information when choosing the right vintage ring for your love. 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 and you know she won’t miss for a day and take it with you to the jeweller.
- If you think she’ll notice one of her rings are missing, take a pencil and piece of paper and trace the inside of the ring while she’s busy or out of the house and give it to Simon and his team 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 for your vintage and deco ring. Loose diamonds are a great starting point when finding the perfect ring for your partner. If you really love an in store type of ring 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 for your ring:
In order to pick the right diamond you will need to sift through a range sizes and a range of shapes. 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 for Your Band:
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 vintage and deco 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.
A lot of people question whether you should insure your new engagement ring or not. Ring insurance can be a game changer if you lose of misplace your ring. That’s why ring insurance is a must! If something were to happen to it you would want your precious rock back.
If you don’t know where to start on insuring your ring there are several options and types of insurance you can choose from.
Option 1: Contents Insurance Policies
Some combined home insurance policies or contents insurances will provide some sort of insurance or cover if the ring is lost, damaged or stolen within your home. However most insurance companies set a limit as to the amount you can claim back on the ring. Ie if you lost your ring and it cost $8,000 you may only get $1500 back. This will also usually not cover you for if you wear the ring away from home.
Option 2: Specialised Insurance Policies
You can also have your engagement ring insured separately to your home and contents insurance. This is very doable with specialised insurance. 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 preferred jewellers. This option is very popular as they tend to cover more.
Should you apply the three month salary rule when buying an engagement ring?
The “Ring 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 for their beloved, that being a one months salary. The rule of thumb is, depending on your other spending habits the “three month salary rule” can be a good start when deciding how much to spend on a ring either as a range or a set price, however after tax this can break the bank for a lot of people. However you may already have a budget for the ring on your mind.
What should you spend on an engagement ring?
It’s 100% up to you! There’s no reason for a three month salary rule for an engagement ring. Instead, maybe 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 and not feel like it’s too large a price.