Engagement Rings Melbourne
Janai Jewellery is proud to offer a huge range of unique options when it comes to crafting the perfect engagement ring for your beloved partner.
From a selection in ring design, including solitaire, halo, and trilogy and with choices of platinum, white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold, we know that you will find exactly the type of engagement ring you are looking for.
While the design and metal of the engagement ring are two integral components of an engagement ring, I think we can all agree that the stone is what others notice first. From round brilliant to cushion and Asscher, Janai Jewellery provides a huge range of centre stone options.
Our Engagement Ring Types
Education on Different Engagement Ring Types
The solitaire engagement ring is by far the most popular design in modern times, featuring one central gemstone. This stone can be made up of any diamond, gem, pattern, and style. The solitaire variation of jewellery is often used to represent a major event in a person’s life, such as a significant birthday, an anniversary, or an engagement. It is seen as a classic yet elegant style of engagement ring.
The solitaire engagement ring with sides is a new twist on a classic solitaire design. It still includes the main central gemstone with which the ring design is based around, but it also features sides or side stones. This can be any number of supporting gemstones or diamonds, usually evenly placed either side and smaller than the central gemstone. This makes the central stone seem bigger, creates a more unique style, and focuses attention on the central gem.
A halo engagement ring is like a solitaire design with a twist. Although the ring still contains the normal central gemstone, it then also features a halo ring that encircles the stone. This halo often features a series of round pave stones or micro-pave stones. The aim of the halo is to direct light and attention onto the central gemstone, while also making it appear bigger in size.
As the name suggests, a trilogy engagement ring contains three gemstones in the design instead of one central stone. Sometimes this includes one large central stone with two smaller ones either side, while other times all three are the same size. It is not a necessity for all three gemstones to be the same colour, type, or style. The three stones are said to represent a person’s past, present, and future. However, trilogy rings can also often be labelled as three-stone or trinity engagement rings.
Platinum engagement rings refer to the material used in the band, rather than the gemstone or diamond itself. Platinum is a stronger metal than gold, meaning that it is less likely to break or scratch than a gold ban equivalent. Platinum often comes in a classic silver colour and pairs up nicely with clear diamond stones. Platinum is often considered the best type of metal for an engagement ring.
Rose gold refers to the type of metal used in the engagement ring band. As the name suggests, the roe gold engagement ring band does consist of some gold, but is also created using copper and silver, which gives it the rose tinted colour. Rose gold rings are known to look stunning with a classic diamond stone, but also with other gemstones such as sapphires and rubies, which complement the rose colour well.
White gold engagement rings refer to the material used to make the engagement ring band, which is created with around 75% yellow gold. However, it is then blended into an alloy with other metals such as palladium and silver, before being plated with rhodium on top. This results in a pale silverfish colour that has become popular in engagement rings and pair up magnificently with diamond stones.
Yellow gold engagement rings are often seen as the best of both worlds. The band of the ring usually consists of pure gold for the colour and style, but is blended with other white metals to give the ring a sense of durability and strength. This makes it stronger than a standard gold ring, whilst retaining that classic gold colour. Gold engagement rings pair up well with diamond solitaire stones.
This refers to the type of cut of the actual gemstone. As the name suggests, a round engagement ring is circular in shape, with edges cut specifically to catch and reflect the light, thus drawing attention to the ring. A round engagement ring is seen as a timeless classic and is among one of the most popular choices for an engagement ring design.
A cushion engagement ring is a type of stone cut. This particular style features a squared gemstone with rounded edges, hence why it is dubbed the cushion. It is known to be a feminine and trendy design, with the facets cut to provide a soft look with plenty of sparkle. The cushion style is both classy and elegant, but equally eye-catching and beautiful.
Emerald engagement rings are known to be particularly elegant and refined. The classic emerald shape features an elongated rectangular stone with cut corners, as well as steep step-cut facets. This puts plenty of emphasis on the flat top portion of the gemstone, while creating a twinkle on the sides. It is perfect for someone who wants a beautiful but understated engagement ring.
Asscher cut engagement rings are by no means the most common, mainly because they date back to old world sophistication. If you like an antique and classic look, then the Asscher engagement ring design brings that in abundance. They are very similar to emerald engagement rings, but with step-cut facets. They are seen as understated and elegant designs, popular back in the 1920s.
As the name suggests, the oval engagement ring features an elongated rounded gemstone design. Oval cuts are now one of the most popular choices in engagement rings after being an up-and-coming design for so many years. They have a classic and elegant aesthetic, while still being a relatively new and trendy option for those who want to stand out. Similar to the round cut design, but with a longer face.
The pear engagement ring features a tear drop style gemstone. The purpose of this is to make the ring finger seem elegant and elongated. It is one of the least common choices for an engagement ring, meaning that it certainly stands out in the crowd and offers something different. If you want a beautiful ring that isn’t like everyone else’s, then a pear design may be for you.
The marquise engagement ring stone cut is seen as one of the most elegant on the market. Similar to the oval cut, the marquise is often more elongated and pointed at each end rather than rounded. People often say that it looks much like the hull of a great ship. It can make the wearer’s hands seem elongated and elegant, as well as being a very unique design. It is also often referred to as a Navette cut.
A princess cut engagement ring looks straight out of a fairy tale. It combines the shape of a square stone, but with the same sparkle as a rounded one. The princess cut stone is said to be related to beauty, style, and edge, which is why it is popular with true romantics. It is a very popular design in engagement rings, with a stacked design that looks square from above and like a pyramid from the side.
Things you might be wondering… Question Time!
How long does it take to custom make a ring?
Custom-made jewellery generally takes around 3-4 weeks to create after the design is approved, with some detailed designs taking longer. The entire process from first consultation through to finished product should take 4-6 weeks.
Can I view the sketches before the ring is made?
Absolutely! You’ll be involved in the process from start to finish. After your first consultation, our creative designers will produce a detailed, three-dimensional sketch of the piece and you can approve the design with a follow up in-store design consultation or via email to make sure that all your design specifications are being met.
Can I see the quality of the diamond before making a purchase?
Yes! We have an extensive collection of jewellery in-store to look at and try on. We love chatting about it all and would be happy to show the differences between the diamond cuts and shapes so you’re fully informed before purchasing or creating a piece.
Who creates the jewellery?
Since we’ve been in the business for over 35 years, we’ve had some ah-mazing jewellery designers, sketch artists, and diamond setters join our team along the way. All custom-made designs are hand-crafted by our team in-store. We also house a collection of jewellery from local and international designers in-store.
What is a solitaire engagement ring?
Engagement rings come in all shapes and sizes, with the solitaire variation being one of the most popular on offer. A solitaire engagement ring is one in which a single gem stone is used, for example, a diamond. Solitaire style jewellery has come to be used to represent and celebrate some of the most significant occasions in a person’s life, such as engagements, anniversaries, and more.
What is a side stone ring?
A side stone engagement ring is a piece of jewellery made up of multiple gemstones that compliment each other, usually with one central stone. The side stones can be cut, coloured, and chosen to match the centre stone exactly for aesthetics, or they can contrast for a more eye-catching effect. Solitaire engagement rings with sides are very popular.
What is a halo on an engagement ring?
A halo engagement ring is one that has a normal central gemstone, with an added halo ring setting that encircles it. This halo is often made up of micro-pave or round pave stones, which focus light and attention on the central stone, as well as making the ring a more eye-catching piece in general. The halo setting is also known for making the central stone look bigger than it actually is.
What is a trilogy engagement ring?
A trilogy engagement ring is one that features three different gemstones or diamonds in one design. These are said to represent the past, present, and future of the couple. This can incorporate a large central stone with smaller gemstones either side, or three stones of equal size and style. The trilogy engagement ring is also often referred to as a trinity engagement ring or a three-stone engagement ring.
How do I secretly find out my girlfriend’s ring size?
When it comes to finding a diamond engagement ring, step one is always knowing the ring size of the person you are buying for. The last thing you want to do is get down on one knee and for the ring not to fit. There are a number of techniques to use to combat this. You can borrow a piece of her jewellery and have it sized, phone a friend or her family, loop a piece of string around her finger to measure while she is asleep, or find a subtle way to ask her or trick her into shopping with you for a ring for your mother.
Why is an engagement ring so important?
Engagement rings have a rich and long history throughout human culture and are said to symbolise the beginning of a new phase in a loving relationship, as well as a bond between two people. They are a way for one person to express their love to another, while also acting as a gift that symbolises the first step towards marriage. For the best engagement rings in Melbourne, visit Janai at https://www.janai.com.au/engagement-rings/
What is the purpose of engagement?
The purpose of an engagement is very simple, it is the ceremony that is widely known as an official declaration that two people are to be married. It traditionally involves one person posing a question of marriage to another, with a ‘yes’ symbolising the engagement agreement. These two people are then bound in an agreement to wed in the future. For the best vintage engagement rings in Melbourne visit Janai at https://www.janai.com.au/engagement-rings/
Do you need both an engagement ring and a wedding band?
This comes down to your personal preference. Traditionally, you wear your wedding band inside your engagement ring, both stacked on the fourth finger on your left hand. A pairing of a wedding band and engagement rings is seen as a traditional and timeless set. The wedding band acts as a symbol of your bond as spouses, while the engagement ring serves as a reminder of that first step towards marriage.
How much should you spend on an engagement ring?
The first answer to this question is as much as you want. It’s all about spending how much you can afford or are comfortable paying. However, if you want to know what the traditional value is, then many people dictate it should be three months’ salary for the engagement ring. Having said that, you should always feel free to make the decision based on your own personal situation.
Do men wear engagement rings?
Traditionally, men often do not wear engagement rings, however, we now live in a new modern age. Some men now choose to partake in the engagement ring tradition, it just comes down to personal preference. It should also be noted that with gay marriage finally being legal across a vast number of progressive countries, men are also purchasing engagement rings for their partners.
What finger do you wear your proposal ring on?
Traditional dictates than an engagement ring or proposal ring should be worn on the ring finger of your left hand. However, if you are unsure of which one your ring finger is, it is the fourth finger along. It was believed at one time that this finger contained a vein that led straight to a person’s heart, hence the tradition. This is the same finger that you also wear your wedding band on, with the engagement ring outside the wedding ring.
What not to do when you get engaged?
There are a number of things to avoid once you get engaged, but here are some of the best tips out there. Make sure to tell your family and loved ones before social media. Don’t make promises that you can’t keep regarding the wedding. Do not spend beyond your means. Do not feel as if you have to follow all advice. Do not let others pressure you. Do not allow yourself to get stressed.
What do I call my girlfriend when we are engaged?
First of all, feel free to keep calling her by her name, that’s always a good start. However, the traditional term to use when referring to a person you are engaged to is fiancée. A fiancé is a man engaged to be married, while the extra e symbolises a woman engaged to be married. However, don’t feel as if you have to keep calling them this. You are more than welcome to stick to whatever you called each other before.
How long is a typical engagement?
In Australia, the average couple is engaged for around 21 months before finally getting married. However, this is completely down to personal preference with regards to what time or year you want to get married, where you are looking to book, how much money you have saved, etc. Some couples get married within a year of getting engaged, while others wait for years on end.
About Janai Jewellery
Janai has been crafting stunning engagement rings for decades, with a focus on unrivalled craftsmanship, unique design components, and a mission statement to create the perfect unique engagement ring, each and every time. With some of Australia’s finest jewellers, Janai Jewellery is a name you should remember when the need for a stunning engagement ring arises.
We at Janai believe scaled, 3D sketches are the utmost important part of our design process, you wouldn’t build a house without seeing the plan first. We offer a 3D scaled sketch with EVERY engagement ring and diamond wedding band that we make, even if you’ve fallen in love with one of our designs and had the opportunity to try it on, we would still provide a sketch for you, even if it is just as a momentum.