Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, and everything has to be planned accordingly. Planning a wedding in Melbourne has definitely changed over the years. Social media has had a huge influence on Melbourne Weddings. With countless options for venues, flowers, wedding dresses and styling, the standards are very high, and they are certainly getting more and more expensive. Even so, most of the things that you prepare for your wedding will only be used for that event, except one thing: your rings. Your engagement ring and your wedding rings are the only items that you get to wear again and keep after your big day, both as a reminder of your wedding and a symbol of your love. They will be on your hand no matter what, and you want them to last a lifetime.
As you already expect, getting custom engagement rings in Melbourne is not easy, and you have to do your research as there are plenty of jewellers that you can choose from. Even if you don’t have a ring design or style in mind, you can find out the most important things when buying a diamond and what details and specifications to look out for. To begin with, you have to know everything there is about the 4C’s before finding the best jeweller in Melbourne. The color, the clarity, the cut and the carat are the most important things to know and to ask about when you are choosing a diamond, no matter if you want to buy a diamond itself or a custom engagement ring in Melbourne. Apart from this, it is recommended to inspect the diamond and look for the inclusions through an eye loop; this will help you make sure that you are getting the right diamond and that its qualities match what is written on its certificate. Even the best jeweller in Melbourne can recommend you a stone that does not match your wishes, so do the research on your own. If the diamond is inscribed with a laser, you can view the inscription number through a 20x eye loop and you can make sure it is mentioned on its certificate. We will always recommend a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Certified Diamond, although we still like to inspect it before we purchase it on behalf of our client because in some cases, we are not happy with the overall quality of the diamond.
Be mindful when choosing a diamond that has Medium to Strong Blue Fluorescence, while it may be attractive at first, it can actually decrease the value of a diamond and it can make it look milky or hazy which is not ideal. The advantage when you choose a custom engagement ring in Melbourne is that you can choose whatever diamond you like, within your budget, and design it to suit your personality. The overall process of choosing a custom engagement ring in Melbourne is quite simple; first, you would discuss with the Master Jeweller a preferred diamond shape you had in mind, bringing in any images or ideas that will help you explain your vision, from there the Master Jeweller will source a few diamonds and give you a price guide to help you choose something within your budget. You will then discuss the finer details of your piece, including the setting, type of metal and if you want to include any side stones, halo or any other design elements to your bespoke engagement ring.
When your design is finalised, and an accurate price is given, we will generally create a CAD Image (Computer Aided Design) which will give you a 3D Image of what your proposed ring will look like, allowing you to make changes before your bespoke piece is created. In some cases, if requested or recommended a wax model is also created, allowing you to try it on. After your approval, our team will create your bespoke engagement ring and present you with your unique, one of a kind piece. The whole design process usually takes between 2-3 weeks. At GN Designer Jewellers there is no need to make an appointment, you are more than welcome to visit us and have a chat with our Master Jeweller Steve Pallas at any time.
Take your time to create the perfect engagement ring; it will be yours forever and it is the most important memory of your wedding, so every detail of it needs to be tailored to fit your personality.