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
A diamond solitaire refers to any piece of jewellery with a single diamond. Diamond solitaires can be a ring, necklace, earring or even men’s jewellery. They have come to mark some of the most significant occasions in one’s life, like sweet-sixteen, anniversaries, and the most notable, a proposal.
Side stones are a unique way to enhance the brilliance of the centre stone in your ring setting. Moissanite gemstones can be used in straight lines or arranged in intricate patterns, depending on your style.
The halo ring is a setting that encircles a centre gemstone in a collection of round pave or micro-pave diamonds (or faceted colour gemstones). A high-carat centre diamond looks enormous in a halo setting. And a quarter, third or half-carat diamond can look, by some estimates, as much as a half a carat larger.
A three stone engagement ring is a timeless jewellery piece. Traditionally, the trilogy symbolises a couple’s past, present, and future, which makes this ring style a perfect choice for those who are planning to propose to a truly romantic.
Platinum provides a very secure setting for diamonds because prongs do not tend to become thin and brittle over time, which means more peace of mind. Prized for their beauty, diamonds are the most popular choice for an engagement ring.
Rose gold may have emerged as a trend in the jewellery world, but the pink-colored metal is officially a classic in terms of an engagement ring. For a bolder and trendier contrast, consider a rose-gold engagement ring with enamel in the design either as a polished band or featured as a modern halo around a center stone.
White gold is a popular metal for engagement rings which has more of a silver tone within the white hue. It’s made by combining gold alloy with a variety of white metals such as silver, nickel, and palladium.
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 centre 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.
A round brilliant shape is the original ‘modern’ cut, developed in the early 20th century. Consisting of 58 facets, around is designed to produce as much sparkle as possible. The quintessential cut, its versatility means you can set it in a halo, finish with side diamonds, or wear as an elegant solitaire.
Cushion cut diamond rings’ get their name from their square diamond shape with softly rounded corners resulting in a pillow, or cushion, appearance. Soft, rounded edges lend to a soft and romantic feel. Cushion cut engagement rings are the most popular choice for fancy shape diamonds.
An emerald engagement ring has special meaning. The emerald gemstone once represented gods and goddesses in older cultures, and carried sacred religious significance. Giving women engagements with emeralds is like wishing for luck, peace, and longevity in your soon-to-be marriage.
Square in shape with beveled edges and step-like facets within the diamond, asscher-cut engagement rings are inherently Art Deco, which is exactly what sets them apart from other square- and rectangular-shaped stones, like princess- and emerald-cut diamonds.
An elegant alternative to the traditional round diamond ring, oval cut engagement rings make for a stylish, slender appearance while exhibiting the same brilliance. Oval diamond engagement rings are a great option if you are looking to maximize brilliance and value, while standing out from a crowd of round diamonds.
Pear engagement rings, sometimes referred to as “teardrop engagement rings” are named for their distinctive shape, one that features both a rounded and a pointed end. The pear cut engagement ring’s combination of a round cut and marquise diamond shape gives it an elegant and elongated appearance.
Marquise diamond rings are also referred to as “navette”, meaning “little boat” in French, because of the diamond’s boat-like shape. Like other elongated diamond shapes, marquise diamond engagement rings often appear larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight due to their long and narrow shape.
The princess cut (technical name ‘square modified brilliant’) is a diamond cut shape often used in engagement rings. The cut has a square or rectangular shape when viewed from above, and from the side is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.
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.