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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!