Style's guide to engagement rings in Brisbane

Style's guide to engagement rings in Brisbane

Are you looking for the ideal engagement ring for the guy or gal of your dreams? In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, Style has the low-down on some of Brisbane’s best diamond retailers to help you find the perfect ring.

By Guest Styler | 12th February 2015

By Lucy White

Valentine’s Day remains one of the most popular days in the year for couples to get engaged, and just like with fashion, everyone has a different style when it comes to jewellery and especially their engagement rings.

It can be difficult to match someone’s personality and style with the perfect cut and stone, but never fear; here are some quick tips to help you out.

This year we have compiled a list of some of the best diamond retailers in Brisbane to help you track down the perfect engagement ring to pop the question with.

PEARL RINGS

Don’t be tricked into thinking getting engaged has to equate to a massive diamond on your finger just because that’s what your girlfriends are flashing around. Pearl rings can make an affordable and elegant alternative to traditional diamond rings.

Pearl rings have long been considered a symbol of harmony, an important part of any marriage, and their timeless beauty will help your bride-to-be feel elegant every day.

Girls Love Pearls supply a wide range of pearl engagement rings. Kellie’s Antiques also have a selection of beautiful antique pearl rings.

Pearl ring and yellow diamond ring

White pearl and diamond ring, Girls Love Pearls; Yellow diamond ring, Diamonds International

DIAMOND RINGS

Many of the high-end jewellery stores will already have a range of gorgeous diamond rings on show and available for purchase. The biggest difference between stores will be the range available, the quality of the diamonds, and what they can do with them in terms of settings and styles. Do your own research and speak to a number of jewellery designers if you're in need of a diamond education.  For the more traditional diamond engagement ring, Monili Jewellers and Diamonds International sell everything from princess-cut and pear-shaped diamonds on a white-gold band, to cushion-cut yellow diamonds surrounded by a diamond halo.

Diamond engagement rings offer a variety of cuts and styles for every unique future bride, while also maintaining the tradition of diamond engagement rings.

Monili

Diamond engagement rings, Monili Jewellers

ANTIQUE RINGS

If you are looking for a vintage-style ring for your retro-loving fiancée-to-be, Kellie’s Antiques and South Family Jewellers stock some stunning antique diamond rings.

Antique rings can add a bit of history to your own historic day, and sharing in the love of another couple can make the occasion even more meaningful.

COLOURED GEMSTONES

Kimmison Jewellery and Hofstay’s House of Diamonds offer exceptional craftsmanship when it comes to coloured gemstones. Coloured stones, such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires, can offer a more affordable alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring while offering just as much wow-factor.

Using birthstones as the feature in an engagement ring can also add a more personal touch as well as a pop of colour.

Coloured stone antique rings

9ct white-gold blue topaz and diamond ring, South Family Jewellers; 18ct sapphire and diamond ring, Kellie’s Antiques

diamond and emerald rings

Princess-cut diamond ring, Platinum emerald and diamond ring, Kimmison Jewellery

MEN’S RINGS

Like to do something a little differently? Adam Graham Designer Jeweller and Xennox Diamond World have some great choices for men’s engagement rings, with Xennox Diamond World also providing helpful suggestions for the perfect proposal. Ashley Douglas also has a range of custom-made men’s engagement rings.

Men’s rings have seen a boost in popularity in recent years with many couples shying away from tradition and opting for more unique experiences and memories.

CUSTOM-MADE

If you are still a bit unsure of what style is the most suitable for your partner, stunning custom-made pieces can be created by most of the jewellers we have already mentioned. You can opt to design these by yourself or as a couple with the assistance of an experienced jewellery designer. Head in store to speak to a reputable jeweller to see what they can create for you based on your preferred style, timeline and budget.

Now all you need to decide is what to wear!

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Article by Guest Styler

This story has been written by a Guest Styler for Style Digital.

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