Our love is like an engagement ring, it’s a precious thing; our love together is the kind that lasts forever.
Engagement is the time when you are not just exchanging engagement rings, you are exchanging expectations and promises. Having a jeweller you can trust with your heart is as important as any other aspect of your wedding plans, so read on to find your diamond engagement ring jeweller in Brisbane!
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CLAYFIELD JEWELLERY, NUNDAH
Clayfield Jewellery are contemporary and classic jewellery specialists with an impressive collection of superb luxury pieces.Whether you are after a custom- made design or you need to modify a precious family heirloom to wear on your wedding day – Clayfield Jewellery can help. Its jewellers are experts at restoring, remodelling and repairing treasured pieces using safe techniques such as laser welding.
Located in NundahVillage on Brisbane’s north side, Clayfield Jewellery has three jewellers that perform all work on the premises.This gives you peace of mind knowing your jewellery won’t go missing in transit and you can ensure work is being performed to your liking by speaking personally to the jeweller carrying out the work.The team work tirelessly to guarantee a quick turnaround – which is integral to the exceptional service this boutique jewellery store provides.
Clayfield Jewllery’s diamond education experts will give you a clear understanding of the qualities and characteristics of diamonds so you know exactly what you are buying, along with information on how to care for your diamonds so you will be able to treasure them for all eternity. Additional services include diamond grading, pearl rethreading, retyping claws onto gems, and jewellery cleaning and polishing.
Here at the QB office we couldn’t help but gush over the folklore surrounding diamonds,as told by Trevor Sim, Owner of Clayfield Jewellery …
“If you are thinking of buying a diamond, you are about to enter an enchanted world of romance, intrigue, legend and history. It was said that cupid’s arrows were tipped with diamonds.The Ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars that fell to earth, and some said they were tears of the Gods. Diamonds have been sought after, fought over and worshipped, so it’s appropriate they have become the ultimate gift of love.”
GILLETTS JEWELLERS, NEWMARKET
Don and Rosemary Gillett are the inspirational duo behind Gilletts Jewellers – an exclusive, appointment-only jewellery store at Newmarket in Brisbane’s inner north. Gilletts specialise in ready-made and custom-made engagement rings, wedding rings and wedding bands, and their prestigious designs and incredible craftsmanship attract customers from around Australia as well as internationally. Offering a wide range of superior quality diamonds, you are assured to find a unique piece that will add the right amount of sparkle to your special day.
Beginning his jewellery career at the ripe age of 15, Don was awarded Queensland Apprentice of the Year. Gilletts Jewellers have gone on to win numerous awards for excellence over the 48 years they’ve been operating, including a Bridal Industry Consumer’s Choice Jeweller of the Year Award and a Bridal Industry Business Excellence Award.
Don is a certified gemologist and jewellery maker who works alongside a small team of skilled jewellers, while Rosemary is the backbone of the business – meeting clients, managing daily operations and providing creative direction for intricate and exquisite store displays … though such beautiful pieces essentially speak for themselves.
We asked Don whether Gilletts Jewellers have created jewellery for anyone famous …
“Yes, we’ve produced jewellery for a well-known entertainer, some politicians and a high-profile Olympic swimmer. For us though, each and every client that walks through our door is important and special, so we treat everyone purchasing an engagement or wedding ring like a celebrity.”
XENNOX DIAMONDS, BRISBANE CBD
Xennox Diamonds is a family business that has brought joy to satisfied customers for more than 39 years. It was originally founded by Wolfgang Schwantes and, years later,Wolfgang’s son Karl followed in his father’s footsteps to join the business as director. Driven by a strong ethos of superior craftsmanship and perfection, all rings produced by Xennox Diamonds are manufactured onsite and come with a lifetime manufacturing warranty. Karl gives us some further insight;“To us, crafting jewellery is all about proportions.When a ring looks just right there is always a reason why.When you have an eye for detail and a perfectionist attitude, only 100% is good enough not 99% – so you’re always motivated to make the best ring you can.”
At Xennox Diamonds, you sit with a designer who will sketch your ring from a 3D perspective and show you exactly how it will look. No aspect of the design is left to chance, meaning every detail will be precisely measured and recorded to ensure your ring turns out the way you imagined.
As specialists in premium Russian and Belgian-cut diamonds, each stone is hand-picked direct from the cutters.This commitment to quality combined with extensive experience and exemplary service has earnt Xennox Diamonds many loyal customers and design awards, including Wedding Jeweller of the Year by Weddings & Events of Australia and the Passion8 Design Award for Best Engagement Ring.
We asked Karl to tell us about the popular book he recently published: “The book Rock her World was written to help the guy who wants to show his partner just how special she is.We provide all the advice and tips necessary to design a perfect engagement ring that his partner will love forever.”
STARFIRE DIAMONDS, BULIMBA
Shweta Agarwal is the Australian designer and driving force behind Starfire Diamonds in Bulimba, on Brisbane’s south side. Starfire Diamond Jewellery specialise in custom designed engagement rings, bridal jewellery and diamonds that capture the essence of every woman. Shweta has an innate flair for design and an enriching long-term love affair with diamonds and jewellery. The inspiration for her jewellery derives from the vibrant cultures she has encountered while travelling the globe.
Although Starfire Diamonds is relatively new to the scene, opening its doors in 2015 – Shweta is not new to the diamond and jewellery industry.As the director of a successful diamond wholesaling business for 20 years, Shweta hand-picks only natural, non-conflict diamonds for use in Starfire’s diamond jewellery, as she doesn’t believe in heat-treating or synthetically altering diamonds. Being a wholesaler also means she is able to acquire quality diamonds at excellent prices, with savings that are in turn passed on to you.
Starfire Diamonds is a modern boutique beautifully designed with polished wooden floors, velvet couches, glitzy walls, a diamond viewing area and gorgeous crystal chandeliers.The experienced team at Starfire Diamonds are full of imagination and ingenuity of the highest calibre.
We asked Shweta about the most unusual request she has received from a client …
“I once designed a black, white and pink diamond panther ring to be worn on the thumb. Round, black diamonds and white diamonds were used for the body, and the pink diamonds – the eyes of the panther – were sourced from Argyle in Australia.”
CROWN FAMILY JEWELLERS, CARINDALE / CHERMSIDE / INDOOROOPILLY
Crown Family Jewellers’ reputation is built on excellence in creating one-off exquisite pieces crafted from high-quality materials sourced across all corners of the globe.The business owners, Giovanni and Maria Antonaglia, have travelled extensively to unearth sparkling and innovative gold from Italy, glittering and shimmering diamonds from Antwerp, and stunningly bold precious gemstones from Brazil, South Africa and other exotic locations.When you invest in a piece of Crown jewellery you are guaranteed it’s a world-class affair.
The name, Crown Family Jewellers, is synonymous with unsurpassed beauty, timeless elegance and superior craftsmanship. Crown’s instore master jeweller will design your jewellery and hand make your signature piece – whether you’re after an engagement or wedding ring, pendant, bracelet or earrings.
Since its inception in 1978, Crown Family Jewellers has retained traditional family values and fostered a strong community spirit.
The couple’s three daughters – Angela, Luisa and Francesca – are partners in the business, bringing with them a wealth of expertise in gemmology and the arts. In 2008, Giovanni was awarded the honourable Queen’s Orders of Australia Medal in recognition of his extensive charity work within the community.
If you choose Crown Family Jewellers you can take advantage of free quotes and jewellery cleaning, and there are also lay-by and Certegy finance options to ensure your dreams don’t just pass on by.
We asked Francesca how Crown Family Jewellers select individual pieces from exotic destinations …
“When we source jewellery from around the world we select high- quality pieces with a unique brilliance that absolutely takes our breath away, so when we return to Australian shores we are bringing home captivating pieces our clients can truly fall in love with.”
STEPHEN DIBB JEWELLERY, HOLLAND PARK
Stephen Dibb prides himself on creating jewellery for discerning brides desiring a signature piece that is unique to who they are. Nomination into the Australian Bridal Industry Awards People’s Choice Best Queensland Jeweller for six consecutive years is testament to Stephen’s unwavering commitment to meeting clients’ individual needs.Today, Stephen remains one of the most awarded jewellers in Queensland – recognised by the jewellery industry, the government, the business community and most importantly, his customers.
Stepping inside Stephen Dibb’s studio isn’t like venturing into an ordinary jewellery store.The open-plan workspace enables you to see artisans crafting bespoke jewellery using age-old techniques that combine the latest technologies.
Since opening his first store in 1987, Stephen’s team of talented jewellery designers have risen to new heights. Stephen is dedicated to mentoring his team by sharing his zealous passion for jewellery making and passing on the invaluable skills he has acquired throughout his successful journey.
We asked Stephen about the incredible Terribilus Unda ring (pictured middle left) designed by his 4th year apprentice Kirra-Lea Caynes, who was recognised as a finalist in the 2015 Diamond Guild of Australia Awards:
“Our talented Kirra-Lea was inspired by the famous Japanese print ‘The Great Wave at Kanagawa’. Her ring is handcrafted in two-tone gold to emulate an ocean wave wrapping itself around the wearer’s finger, with a square-cut diamond innocently swept into the torrent of swirling bubbles and water.The breaking white gold wave cascades with a scintillating row of graduated diamonds, which makes it an especially eye-catching piece.”
John Downs Photography
To find your dream diamond engagement ring, check out the QB wedding ring directory.