There’s so much talk about engagement rings that wedding rings sometimes don’t seem to get the attention they deserve. After all, a wedding ring will be worn every single day for the rest of your life! It signifies the most significant commitment that you have made and is an enduring visible symbol of your marriage.
Throughout history, wedding rings have symbolised love, loyalty and faithfulness. This tradition springs from ancient times and is widely found in almost every culture. Wedding rings are often considered a sacred piece of jewellery that is highly valued.
When buying a wedding ring, the approach is quite different from an engagement ring. Most couples buy their wedding ring together, and there is no element of surprise attached to this. It is a sensible, practical decision that is made by both parties. What’s more, often it is the most important piece of jewellery that you both will buy together and is an exhibition of your love, style, personality and values.
We’ve created a list of top places to buy engagement and wedding rings in Hobart, Tasmania to save you time and money.
Read on to discover where to start your search.
Table of Contents
- 1 Ultimate list of places to buy Engagement and Wedding Rings in Hobart
- 2 Temple & Grace - Engagement and Wedding Rings Hobart
- 2.1 Australia’s finest engagement and wedding rings
- 2.2 Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings & Bridal Jewellery
- 2.3 Australia’s most exquisite collection of fine jewellery online.
- 2.4 Designer wedding rings for men and women.
- 2.5 Buy a loose diamond for your engagement ring at wholesale trade prices.
- 2.6 The story behind the making of Temple and Grace
- 3 Claudia Jewellers Hobart
- 4 Pandora Engagement and Wedding Rings Perth
- 5 For the Love of Gold Hobart
- 6 Collins Jewellers Hobart
- 7 Sargisons Jewellers Hobart
- 8 Francesca Jewellery Hobart
- 9 Bombardieri Jewellers Hobart
- 10 Prouds the Jewellers Perth
- 11 Masons Studio Jewellers Hobart
- 12 Keshett Jewellery Hobart
- 13 Pavez Jewellery Hobart
- 14 Larsen Jewellery Hobart
- 15 Torres Jewel Co Diamonds Hobart
- 16 Trewarne Jewellery Hobart
- 17 Cerrone Jewellers Hobart
- 18 How much do you spend on an engagement ring?
- 19 How To Save Money on an Engagement Ring
- 20 Frequently Asked Questions About Engagement Rings
- 21 How much should your partner spend on an engagement ring?
- 22 Which ring is best for engagement?
- 23 How much do you spend on an engagement ring?
- 24 How much does a 1 carat ring cost?
- 25 Do you wear your engagement ring everyday?
Ultimate list of places to buy Engagement and Wedding Rings in Hobart
Temple & Grace - Engagement and Wedding Rings Hobart
0414 500 999
Australia’s finest engagement and wedding rings
Planning for your big day is exciting, and Temple and Grace can ensure that your special day is celebrated in style with finely crafted engagement rings and wedding bands. Temple and Grace take pride in being trusted Sydney based engagement and wedding ring specialists. Being a master jewel-smiths themselves means that every piece of jewellery is handmade with careful attention to detail. If you’re planning for your big moment, you can visit Temple and Grace in Sydney or buy wedding rings online. Temple and Grace have over a thousand wedding bands and wedding ring sets to choose from. While the engagement ring and wedding ring look is important, it is recommended that you keep both your choice of precious metal and lifestyle in mind.
To ensure that you get the best value for your money, it is pivotal to note that when you buy engagement rings, diamond rings and wedding rings online from Temple and Grace, you will save over 40% compared to high-street jewellery retailers. So how do you save so much? It’s simple. All Temple and Grace jewellery is made in-house. Every diamond ring, engagement ring and wedding band that you see online is handcrafted directly at the Temple and Grace jewellery boutique in Sydney. We are renowned goldsmiths and loose diamond specialists. With an in-depth understanding of precious metal such as gold and platinum, we guarantee that we can make you the finest diamond wedding bands and gold wedding rings. Visit us or shop online to experience finesse and high-quality wedding and engagement jewellery.
Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings & Bridal Jewellery
Experience brilliant design and fine craftsmanship in our collection of jewellery online. Shop directly from jewellery makers and save up to 40%. We also offer a complete ‘peace-of-mind’ money-back guarantee. Discover an exquisite assortment of men’s and women’s jewellery. At Temple & Grace, we stock Australia’s finest range of engagement rings and wedding jewellery including diamond rings, wedding bands, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more.
All our jewels are GIA certified, and we guarantee unparalleled craftsmanship to ensure that every piece of jewellery is nothing short of a masterpiece.
With over 20 years of experience in making brilliant jewellery, we take pride in being the only Australian jewellers who offer a 100% free returns guarantee. Visit our jewellery design studio in Edgecliff, Sydney or call us on 0414 500 999 for a personalised jewellery presentation.
Over the years, we have helped our customers save up to 40% on their diamond rings and jewellery by buying directly from us. Shop online, or if you are in Australia, you can call us to customise your masterpiece. We will also be happy to showcase our sparkling collection in the convenience of your home or office.
Australia’s most exquisite collection of fine jewellery online.
Temple and Grace are reputed Sydney based jewellers. Here we handcraft stunning jewellery, including the finest engagement rings for your special day. Being a master jeweller means that we design and make all our jewellery in-house. This is why every piece of jewellery we deliver is made to the highest Australian standards. Being jewellery makers also means that we can offer a plethora of jewellery styles. For example, our diamond engagement rings come in a variety of centre-stone settings. Some of the popular ring settings include solitaire engagement rings, pave engagement rings and halo engagement rings. If you’re looking for an antique style, you can browse our vintage engagement rings. All our engagement jewellery is made in 18K gold or platinum 950. Need a choice of precious metals? Shop from white gold engagement rings, yellow gold engagement rings or floor her with a gorgeous rose gold engagement ring. We also have a large range of gemstone engagement rings beautifully set with precious stones, including ruby, sapphires, emeralds and many more.
Temple and Grace also have Australia’s most exceptional selection of wedding rings online. If you’re looking for women’s wedding rings, you can choose from plain precious metal bands or opt for a diamond wedding ring. From traditional and classic wedding rings to modern and trendy styles, we have them all. If it’s your anniversary, you can browse from Australia’s widest range of anniversary rings and eternity rings online. We also stock and customise a wonderful collection of men’s wedding rings online. Need a wedding band customised for him or her? Call us, and we can have it designed and handcrafted for you.
Did you know that at Temple and Grace we stock some of Australia’s best-known wedding ring brands? With a stunning range of over 300 styles of PW Beck and Dora Wedding rings, we have grown to be known as a specialist store for wedding rings in Australia.
Temple and Grace are known for designing and handcrafting precious diamond jewellery for men and women. You can shop from a gorgeous range of diamond studs and diamond earrings online. Make her look glamorous with a beautiful diamond necklace or surprise her by gifting her a stunning diamond bracelet.
At Temple and Grace, we offer exceptional value on our collection of fine jewellery. Remember, when you buy jewellery online from us, you can save over 40%. That’s not all - every piece of Temple and Grace jewellery comes with a complete money-back satisfaction guarantee. Shopping for your diamond and gemstone jewellery is now quick, easy and convenient.
Sydney’s finest Jewellery Concierge - Need a piece of bespoke jewellery handcrafted to the highest standards? Our popular jewellery concierge service offers just that. At Temple and Grace, we are passionate about enhancing your jewellery buying experience. Shop online, visit us or give us a chance to visit you and understand your jewellery requirements. Over the years, we have designed and delivered hundreds of beautiful custom engagement rings and bespoke wedding bands to our customers in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart. Our lovely clients from Townsville, Orange, Mudgee and Newcastle, love our bespoke jewellery design experience and often refer our jewellery concierge service to their family and friends. Schedule an appointment with us. Being jewellery makers ourselves means that we understand the design and science that goes into making custom jewellery. We also offer excellent personalised service and guarantee savings of up to 40% compared to high street jewellery retailers.
Designer wedding rings for men and women.
For your special day, the wedding band should be spectacular. Whether you’re looking for wedding rings for women or men’s wedding bands, Temple and Grace have the best collection. A well-finished gold wedding band can handmade in 9K as well as 18K gold. Some of the designer wedding bands we stock include PW Beck and Dora. Both of these brands have a wide selection of gold wedding rings, platinum wedding rings and diamond wedding rings.
Buy a loose diamond for your engagement ring at wholesale trade prices.
Looking for GIA certified loose diamonds at the lowest prices in Australia? Buying a loose diamond for your jewellery is now easy. Temple and Grace have a large selection of certified as well as non-certified diamonds in Sydney. No matter how big or small your budget is, Temple and Grace guarantee to beat any quote. Choosing the right diamond and setting for your diamond engagement ring or diamond wedding band is important. Temple and Grace have the reputation of providing incredible value for money for a loose diamond in Sydney.
The story behind the making of Temple and Grace
The difference between high-end and classy fine jewellery and cheap looking jewellery is the finesse with which it is made. Temple and Grace’s jewellery is crafted with much-needed passion and precision. Trading in fine jewellery is very different from making fine jewellery. Being skilful jewel smiths, Temple and Grace understand how to make gold and diamond jewellery to exacting standards. When you open a Temple and Grace wedding ring box, you can see how beautifully the ring has been made. The smiles on the clients’ faces keep Temple and Grace in business day after day. A wedding is a special occasion, and choosing a reputed jeweller is vital. A perfect wedding ring cannot be bought off-the-shelf. Even if you like a certain ring style, it needs to be customised precisely to your finger size. A well-crafted platinum or gold wedding band looks extraordinary and feels ultra-comfortable. Since 2015, Temple and Grace have been passionate about handcrafting the finest gold rings, platinum rings and diamond rings for men and women. You will also find a fine selection of women’s jewellery, including gold bracelets, diamond bracelets, necklaces, earrings and gemstone rings.
Temple and Grace’s success is due to continually striving to design, handcraft and retail the most stunning wedding bands and engagement rings online. If you’re looking for cheap wedding rings, Temple and Grace have Australia’s largest range of titanium wedding rings, zirconium wedding rings and stainless steel wedding rings. No matter what metal and budget you have in mind, Temple and Grace are Australia’s finest online jewellers for a good reason.
The Temple and Grace team take immense pride in knowing that they are part of someone’s special moment every day. This joy of playing a role in a couples’ dreams and their commitment to a lifetime together makes the team at Temple and Grace come to work every day.
Claudia Jewellers Hobart
(03) 6223 5200
At Claudia Jewellers, we know that each couple is completely unique and has their own story to tell. That’s why we believe in helping couples design and create a bespoke engagement ring which will become a treasured emblem of their love.
We at Claudia Jewellers love creating jewellery pieces that are completely unique designs.
Our team have incredible talent and experience, and over 100 years of combined experience in the design of gemstones and precious metals.
With this knowledge, we are able to create jewellery pieces to meet (and ideally exceed!) your desires.
“Our jewellery store, in Hobart, Tasmania, was born from a passion for creating bespoke jewellery and providing exceptional customer service.
Now 10 years in, the business has grown, but our passion remains the same.
We are inspired by our Tasmanian surroundings and strive to create meaningful, ethically-sourced jewellery which will be treasured for a lifetime by its wearer.”
Pandora Engagement and Wedding Rings Perth
+61 3 6231 1620
The world of Pandora jewellery is incredibly unique. Discover detailed designs and craftsmanship, brought to life by the magic of the stories told and interpreted through each hand-finished piece by its wearer.
Our jewellery materials
Want to know what your favourite pieces are made from? Learn all about the materials we use in Pandora jewellery designs, from our stone assortment, including cubic zirconia, diamond and more, to the various metals, including gold, silver and Pandora’s own special and unique metal blends.
At Pandora, we take great care to minimise how our activities impact the earth and our environment. We continuously strive to lower our environmental footprint and make sure our products are crafted with integrity when it comes to sustainability.
For the Love of Gold Hobart
+61 3 6234 3994
For The Love of Gold is a leading Tasmanian owned jewellery store providing superior and exceptional service for over 20 years. Our professional and qualified craftsmen are on-site to design, repair and restore all items of jewellery for every occasion.
Welcome to Harrison’s For the Love of Gold, a second-generation family-owned and operated jewellery store nestled in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania.
For over 20 years For the Love of Gold has been providing superior workmanship and exceptional service, with professional and qualified craftsmen on-site to design, repair and restore all items of jewellery for every customer’s requirement.
Our award-winning jewellers can create exclusive handcrafted pieces using the very best gemstones and highest quality materials, specifically selected for your individual needs, or repair and renovate an existing heirloom piece for future generations to enjoy.
Our qualified watch and clockmaker can provide fully guaranteed repairs and service to your favourite antique or modern timepieces.
Our friendly sales consultants are trained in all aspects of fine jewellery, and can help you select the precious items that honour those special moments of your life – diamond engagement rings, birthday and anniversary gifts… We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and quality after-sales service.
Come in to our Liverpool Street store and view our superb collection of Antique, Estate and Vintage jewellery and watches, or buy with confidence in our online store. Choose from our fine collection featuring Ruby, Sapphire and Emeralds, or semi-precious gemstones such as topaz, tourmaline and aquamarine.
Fall in love with our exquisite range of South Sea, Akoya and freshwater pearls, or become immersed in the natural beauty of our Australian opals.
We also stock a stunning range of jewellery from the corners of the globe, including Mexican sterling silver, marcasite and enamel jewellery, and beautiful golden amber from the Baltic region.
With decades of experience, we happily offer you our broad knowledge, craft and understanding and welcome you to our store, For the Love of Gold.
After a lifetime mastering his career as a manufacturing jeweller and designer, Edward Harrison, who was formally trained in the prestigious Hatton Garden, London, opened Harrison’s For the Love of Gold. He founded the business on the traditional values of honesty and integrity and understood the importance of sharing his knowledge and experience within the industry. Today, Tony Harrison continues to bring his father’s values to jewellery creation and trade, demanding the highest quality products from our suppliers both locally and overseas.
Halina Kaufman was a finalist in the prestigious JAA 2012 Design Awards. She has also excelled in the World Skills Competitions where she won gold for Tasmania twice and was awarded the National gold medal in 2010. Through Worldskills Australia, Halina undertook a Scholarship in 2011 to Wales, UK. Whilst there, she pursued her passions by undertaking private studies in traditional hand engraving and stone setting at Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School in Florence, Italy. She is now a Worldskills judge and project designer and excels in designing and creating handmade, handset jewellery.
We are the preferred Jeweller for Youi, Suncorp, AAMI, and CGU insurance. Our services are many and varied and always cater to individual requests. From replacing a battery in a watch to designing your wedding ring, our specialist staff can design, hand make, restore or repair your jewellery and timepieces. Unique and personalised, our skills and services include:
Handmade manufacturing of quality gold earrings, bracelets, rings, necklaces etc.
- Jewellery repairs and resizing, including antique jewellery restoration
- Watch and clock repairs and restoration
- Wedding ring selection and fittings
- Jewellery valuations
- Pearl threading
- Buying and trading gold and jewellery
- Insurance claims and replacements
Collins Jewellers Hobart
03 6224 1409
Collins Jewellers provides hands-on bespoke customer service that engages, understands and delivers on your own unique needs. We have a third-generation jeweller on-site and a Master Goldsmith who will help you create future heirlooms. We search for unique pieces to help celebrate life’s milestones as well as “little somethings” to treat yourself.
Jewellery Repairs: If you have broken or damaged jewellery and are looking for a jewellery repair service, we can help. Our jewellers offer a full range of professional jewellery repair services that make it easy for you to once again experience the pleasure of wearing your precious jewellery.-
- Jewellery Restorations
- Jewellery Repair
- Jewellery Cleaning and Polishing
- Jewellery Alterations
Our jewellery repair service is competitively priced while maintaining the utmost quality of craftsmanship. This has enabled us to build a reputation for quality and value. Whatever your jewellery repair, rest assured we can help. We invite you to visit our store for an obligation-free quote.
Watch & Clock Repairs: We specialise in quality watch and clock repairs, servicing all brands at competitive prices. Batteries for all quartz watches are available while you wait. We take pride in the skill of our highly trained watchmakers, who regularly work on both contemporary and vintage timepieces. Despite advances in technology, modern watches still require upkeep, battery and capacitor replacement, rubber gaskets, watch band replacement, glasses, winders, the list goes on. Be assured that the utmost care will be taken with your precious timepiece. Visit us today for a new battery, free repair estimate or, better yet, a brilliant new timepiece for your collection.
Valuations: Do you want to have your precious jewellery possessions valued? Whether for insurance replacement, probate, sales between parties, second-hand replacement value purposes, estate valuation, or simply to find out what your valuables are currently worth – let us arrange a professional and independent valuation. We offer open and transparent pricing with no hidden costs. When you have your jewellery, watches or giftware valued, you’ll find out their current replacement value. You’ll also gain the reassurance that, if anything is lost, damaged or stolen, your insurance claim will be quick and straightforward. In addition, all information is stored securely, giving you long term reassurance if your document is lost. Why not call in today for an obligation-free quote?
Restoration, Remodelling and Remakes: Jewellery has been used, not only for adornment but to commemorate life’s milestones for centuries. Whether worn daily or just for special occasions, whether a gift, a personal purchase or an heirloom, jewellery will, over time, wear and require the attention of a skilled jeweller.- You may choose to have that heirloom restored to its former glory – we can help.
- You may choose to have that dated or unwanted item remodelled or remade. We can help. We use your existing gemstones to create a completely new setting, to create a design of your choosing. For example, we can remodel a ring into a brooch, pendant or earrings.
We can source replacements for missing or lost gemstones or match a gemstone for colour and size. We will also re-cut or polish an existing stone. To discuss your requirements, please contact us and make an appointment. We treat all items left with us with extreme care, and all items are fully covered by our insurance whilst in our care.
Custom Design: A significant proportion of the jewellery we sell is made and designed by us. Should you wish to commission a bespoke piece of jewellery, we are able to offer suggestions and ideas on style and suitability. Bespoke engagement and wedding rings are particularly popular. You may have your own design in which case we will quote and offer practical tips as necessary. Once we have agreed upon a design, we will show you a choice of gemstones before we start work. Once authorised, we will take a deposit and contact you immediately, your jewellery design is completed. If you are looking for design inspiration, we can help. Years of design experience, coupled with a significant design library, are the catalysts that will set you on your way to creating a jewellery masterpiece that is uniquely yours. We invite you to visit our store and sit with us. Together we can create a design as individual as you.
Jewellery Care & Cleaning: Proper care and handling of your jewellery can help it maintain its beauty and sparkle for years to come. We recommend an annual inspection to promote early detection of wear and tear, which may assist in avoiding gem loss, clasp failure, etc. All jewellery should be treasured and worn with care as an adornment. Avoid contact with household cleaners or chemicals, chlorine, bleach, salt and chlorinated water, perfumes, hairspray and cosmetics. Do not wear jewellery when showering or cleaning, and never wear jewellery to bed or while participating in sport, as this may cause kinking, snagging or breakage. Even diamonds, although durable, may chip if impacted. Pearls should be restrung once a year. Store jewellery separately, to avoid tangling and knocking together, and use a jewellery roll when travelling. We offer specialist cleaning products for use at home, with advice on which gems and jewellery are suitable for these products, or we suggest a soft toothbrush and a mild detergent.
Sargisons Jewellers Hobart
(03) 6234 2427
For millennia a ring has been used as a symbol of love and commitment that binds two people together. It is an honour to be involved in this ancient ceremony, and we welcome you to collaborate with our jewellers.
We will create a unique engagement ring of exceptional beauty that perfectly symbolises your love, and that will stand the test of time.
Creating custom-made engagement rings is the most rewarding part of our business and our speciality. Using the finest precious metals, brilliant diamonds and stunning gemstones, our jewellers will work directly with you – tailoring your ring to meet your tastes, lifestyle and budget.
Whether you have a design in mind or need some expert guidance, you can be assured that quality, craftsmanship and exceptional service are at the core of the Sargisons ethos.
At Sargisons, the Jewellers who make your ring expect to be servicing your ring for decades, therefore we will not cut corners, and we will stand by the quality of our workmanship.
We love that we have customers whose mothers and grandmothers engagement rings were made by us, and we are still maintaining those rings!
We only use certified conflict-free diamonds that are sourced through reputable local suppliers. Our jewellers are experienced and knowledgeable about all gems and can guide you through the selection of the perfect stone for your engagement ring. We seek to educate you so that you can make a selection with confidence, knowing that the ring you propose with will be beautiful and beautifully made.
We have a passion for our Jewellery and approach it as an art form, and we look forward to the opportunity to create a ring as unique as your love.
Browse our range of engagement rings in store, or start by letting us help you find the perfect diamond before crafting your dream ring.
We are a small family-owned jewellery workshop and store, located in the heart of Hobart, Tasmania.
Founded by the late Harold F Sargison in 1905, we are one of the oldest manufacturing jewellers in Tasmania.
We custom make diamond engagement rings, wedding rings and one-off pieces of fine jewellery for any occasion. Using a range of carefully selected rare gemstones, pearls, exquisite diamonds and precious metal, our jewellers create bespoke pieces of jewellery that can be crafted to your exact requirements.
At Sargisons, we specialise in remodelling existing jewellery and all forms of jewellery repair and restoration, breathing new life into your heirloom jewellery.
Our jewellers use a combination of traditional and modern techniques. At the core of our ethos is exceptional customer service, fine quality craftsmanship and integrity.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Francesca Jewellery Hobart
0487 893 659
Francesca is the on-trend designer jewellery label by sisters Hannah & Rachel Vasicek. Established at Tasmania’s famous Salamanca Markets, Francesca has grown to be a much-loved Australian brand with an international online store presence and stores in Hobart and Melbourne CBD. Francesca is everyone’s go-to jewellery brand. Founded on the belief that success means nothing unless you’re giving back, Francesca combines beautiful design with an empowering purpose.
We are known for our bracelet stacks, featuring natural stones handmade in our Hobart studio in Tasmania. Each stone has its own unique healing properties, like ‘Agate’, the stone of strength and ‘Moonstone’, the stone of hope. We also have an amazing personalised jewellery range, complete with charms that have unique meanings. There’s a charm for every occasion or memory from the cross charm, clover charm, globe charm, love charm and many more that will make for the perfect gift or a special keepsake for yourself. We even do free gift wrapping and express delivery if you’re in need of a last-minute gift.
We also have an amazing range of bridal jewellery, engagement rings and solid gold pieces. If you love fine jewellery, then you will be obsessed with our collection. Treat yourself or spoil someone you love! Shop today.
Francesca is the on-trend designer jewellery label by sisters Hannah & Rachel Vasicek. Established at Tasmania’s famous Salamanca Markets, Francesca has grown to be a much-loved Australian brand with an international online store presence and stores in both Hobart and Melbourne. Francesca is everyone’s go-to jewellery brand. Founded on the belief that success means nothing unless you’re giving back, Francesca combines beautiful design with an empowering purpose.
Hannah began making jewellery at the age of 12 and started selling her jewellery at Salamanca Market at the age of 16. Her collection gained popularity at the market, and the business was rebranded to Francesca (the name her mother wanted to give her!) whilst she was studying Science & Law at University. During her studies, the business grew, and in 2013 after winning the young entrepreneur award for Australia, she decided to take the leap and pursue her passion, Francesca, leaving the possibility of a career as a lawyer. It was the same year that Rachel finished school, so the two grabbed this amazing opportunity to turn their dreams into reality and ran with it, having never looked back!
Since our days down at Salamanca Markets, we’re proud to say we’ve been able to achieve a lot of goals and grow to our national and international audience! We now have a flagship store in our Hobart CBD as well as a flagship store in Melbourne Central! We regularly have pop-up stores in shopping centres too!
Bombardieri Jewellers Hobart
+61 3 6224 5555
Bombardieri Jewellers is a local, family-owned store, based in Hobart, Tasmania. We’ve been in business since 1974, with our first store opening in Sydney. Our Hobart store has been operating since 1986.
Bombardieri Jewellers are manufacturing jewellers specialising in repairs, remakes and individually designed pieces, including engagement, wedding and dress rings. We also offer an exclusive range of ready-made, hand-selected designer jewellery.
John and Grace Bombardieri are looking forward to assisting you in-store with all your jewellery needs.
Prouds the Jewellers Perth
+61 3 6200 9794
A family-owned company with a long and proud history in the jewellery industry
When William James Prouds opened his first Prouds store in Pitt St Sydney in 1903, never did he imagine that one day Prouds the Jewellers would become the largest and most trusted jewellery chain in Australia. His vision, to make quality jewellery, watches and giftware affordable to all Australians, is still the fundamental mission today, more than 100 years later.
Our range of jewellery, watches and giftware is the largest range in Australia, and we take great pride in the selection of our stock whether it is a diamond from Belgium or a handmade piece made in our very own factory. When you walk into any of our stores, you will not only receive the friendly customer service that our staff are renowned for, and you will also take comfort in the fact that you can choose from the largest selection of quality jewellery in Australia. We deliver a guarantee to our customer that cannot be matched by other jewellers. With over 240 stores nationwide, our buying power means we can provide our customers with the very best value and quality of jewellery. Prouds the Jewellers has been part of Australian’s history for over 110 years, and we will continue to be part of your history for many years to come.
Masons Studio Jewellers Hobart
+61 3 6223 3411
Welcome to Masons
jewellers in the true sense of the word, who hand-fabricate one-of-a-kind pieces...
The logo above is the maker’s mark for Masons. It represents the hand and eye, which is the basis of making work. It is registered with the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia.
‘Studio Jeweller’ implies that the jewellers are addressing themes and topics which interest them; stylistic concerns are being worked through. They do this through their work practices and their vocabulary of motifs. This is how artists mainly work.
The History of ‘Masons: Studio Jewellers’
Masons was founded by Phill Mason in 1983. The Studio has been located in Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania (the island-state of Australia) since 1985.
During the first two years of this time, Phill was one of the tenants of the Salamanca Arts Centre. The association with the Centre was to be long, with Phill being elected to the Board for ten years, serving for the last four of those as President.
Masons first Hobart studio, in the Salamanca Arts Centre, 1985
Meanwhile, late in 1986, the Studio relocated to the rear of the Galleria Building, at 33 Salamanca Place. The Galleria was one of a number of warehouses which were refurbished for and tenanted by, artists and galleries attracted to ‘Salamanca’.
In 1996, Phill’s son, Tyrus, became his apprentice, and distinguished himself in his application, becoming a finalist in the Tasmanian Apprentice of the Year Awards at the end of his indentures.
Phill and Ty relocated within the Galleria in 2000, moving forward to gain street frontage.
Keshett Jewellery Hobart
(03) 8590 8569
Entering Keshett’s boutique leads you in to a world of exquisite antique and contemporary jewellery from around the world.
With a tradition spanning over 30 years, this distinguished family business, owned and operated by Eugene and Paula Keshett, prides itself on catering to individuals seeking jewellery of great design and distinction.
Keshett’s collection celebrates the Art Deco, Edwardian, Art Nouveau and Victoria periods. For those seeking modern Art Deco pieces, Keshett has a range of rare diamonds and coloured gemstone rings, bracelets and necklaces, as well as other fabulous jewellery items like pearls sourced from Broome and Tahiti.
Keshett rings are unique and authentic, sourced from all over the world. Visit our elegant and exquisite range of Contemporary and Vintage rings from periods including Victorian, Edwardian, Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Retro.
Exclusive and individual, Keshett’s wedding bands are the epitome of timeless creations. Keshett’s collection of wedding bands explore the Art Deco and Contemporary eras incorporating what was trending then and what is trending now.
Pavez Jewellery Hobart
(03) 6245 3806
Design Inspiration from a Jewellery Maker.
“The inspiration behind the creation of my jewellery is rooted in my ancestral origins and the natural settings surrounding Tasmania. I have always believed in quality and in the secrets of Hand-Made jewellery.
The Claudio Pavez brand combines old-world tradition with contemporary design and conveys the typical values and details of Made by Hand. The distinct uniqueness of my timeless jewellery can be described through artisanal craftsmanship, always made to the highest standards.”
The Art of Handcrafted Jewellery.
Established in Hobart in 1980, Claudio A. Pavez is perhaps the oldest jewellery manufacturer in the state. Since then he has been providing every customer with exceptionally handcrafted pieces to suit their particular needs.
Claudio, a truly workbench jeweller and designer, is dedicated to his craft and possesses the experience and commitment to make your dreams come true through his undeniable skills and artistry. Whether you are thinking of a simple or the most sophisticated design, he will make it a reality for you. This has been his commitment for over 35 years and is the driving force behind all that he does today.
Claudio A. Pavez is your local Hobart jewellery designer creating the finest handcrafted pieces that commemorate and celebrate the most important moments of a lifetime. Whatever the reason or occasion, Claudio A. Pavez can create the finest and most exquisite pieces for you.
Give him a call today at (03) 6245 3805 to book an appointment or for any additional enquiries. He looks forward to seeing you and helping to create the jewellery you will cherish for a lifetime.
Larsen Jewellery Hobart
(03) 9999 3367
About Larsen Jewellery
History & Background
Larsen Jewellery is a family-owned business, established by Lars and Susie Larsen whose team of talented jewellers draw on more than 150 years of experience in the jewellery industry.
The business was established with a vision of providing customers direct access to a jewellery workshop to offer a combination of exquisite workmanship, personal service and competitive workshop prices. We are also the first and only business in Australia to introduce the unique and innovative concept of making each other’s wedding rings under the guidance of an expert jeweller.
Larsen Jewellery is based in Sydney’s historic Strand Arcade and Melbourne’s GPO building and has plans to expand to other capital cities in the near future, including Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.
What We Do
At Larsen Jewellery you deal directly with the jewellers at our studios and all our fine jewellery is custom made by our talented jewellers.
We specialise in custom made engagement rings and wedding bands and sell loose diamonds at competitive workshop prices. We also custom make a wide range of other types of fine jewellery, from diamond earrings to pendants and bracelets.
Larsen Jewellery also offers the unique and romantic experience of handcrafting each other’s wedding rings under the guidance of a jeweller, known as the Wedding Ring Experience.
Custom-made engagement rings made to the highest standards. Experience our friendly service dealing directly with our expert jewellers.
Bespoke Engagement Rings
At Larsen Jewellery, you can create your own unique custom engagement ring design. Whether you have an idea, a picture or need some creative inspiration, together with Larsen Jewellery your vision can become a reality.
Experience our unmatched personal service as we help you choose the perfect rings for you and your partner.
Women’s Wedding Rings
Browse a selection of our most popular women’s wedding ring styles or work with a jeweller to create your own personalised custom design.
Men’s Wedding Rings
Whether it’s a classic wedding band or something unique, we can create the perfect ring for you. Browse some of our popular styles for inspiration or have something custom-designed for you.
Torres Jewel Co Diamonds Hobart
(03) 9602 2227
Torres Jewel Co is Australia’s first precious Gemstones, Diamonds and online Jewellery Store, offering 24 hour online browsing and online jewellery shopping convenience to you anywhere in the world. We work closely with industry specialists such as Gemmologists, diamond graders; NCJV accredited professional Jewellery Valuers and internationally trained gemstone selectors. We specialise in certified diamonds and gemstones while offering exquisite jewellery of all types. We have listed a large range of Gemstones, diamonds as well as Jewellery for you to freely browse online at your convenience.
We are open for business online 24 hours a day and have a team of Gemmologists, accredited Jewellery Valuers and gemstone merchants working together to answer any inquiries.
We provide a complete written guarantee and valuation/appraisal to assure you the best possible diamond, gemstone or jewellery value. In addition, Torres Jewel Co guarantees the quality of all jewellery purchased through our site.
We are happy to organise an Independent Valuation with a local Melbourne CBD Valuer of your choice. You will be free to select and nominate the Registered Jewellery Valuer to us, we will gladly deliver and collect the items from them to save you time and we will even pay them for you as a gift of purchase from Torres Jewel Co.
Anibal Torres’ inspiring journey began 28 years ago when a family member in Colombia gave him an emerald as a gift. This thoughtful gift is what ignited everything.
After Anibal came to Australia with his family, he brought with him a collection of carefully selected Emeralds directly from a mine in Colombia to supply jewellers in Australia.
Since then, Anibal’s journey has led him to become the largest merchant of Colombian Emeralds to the Jewellery Retail Industry in Australia, to now creating an international presence.
Today, having created close relationships with the world’s largest Emerald mining industry in Colombia and having shares in one of the largest mining areas’ Gachala’ where the famous ‘GACHALA EMERALD’ of 858 carats was found originally unearthed in 1967. The Gachala is one of the largest rough emeralds found to date, and was donated to the Smithsonian Institution by Harry Winston.
Torres Jewel Co. is proud to say that they are the largest Colombian Emerald importer to Australia; directly sourcing from some of the world’s largest Emerald mines. Because of this, the quality and price that Torres Jewel Co. offers is unbeatable.
They also have merchants around the world in destinations such as: Canada, Colombia, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
Continuing in the future this way has given them the opportunity to also create connections for premium Diamonds, Coloured Gems such as Sapphires, Rubies, Aquamarines, and most precious Gems of the highest order.
Anibal, along with his family are Torres Jewel Co. Australia’s home for Emeralds, Gemstones, Diamonds and premium bespoke designer jewellery.
Trewarne Jewellery Hobart
03 9654 9807
CREATE A MOMENT THAT LASTS FOREVER.
At Trewarne we understand that while the ring symbolises your love, its the memory and romance of this moment that lasts forever. Utilise our 80 years of experience to make the proposal memorable and find the perfect ring that she will love. A ring to treasure forever and remind you of this wonderful time in your life.
Cerrone Jewellers Hobart
03 9671 3288
At the heart of Australia’s leading jewellery house is a family love story of passion and vision.
Born in Lanciano, a small village on the east coast of Italy, Nicola Cerrone immigrated to Australia when he was 12 years old. Following his schooling he was employed as an apprentice to a master jeweller in Sydney’s central shopping district, thus igniting his passion for what would become his life’s work.
Cerrone travelled the world and learned from masters and artists throughout Europe before opening his flagship store in the backstreets of Leichhardt in 1972.
Word spread of Cerrone’s work and he garnered a loyal following for his craftsmanship. Within five years his workshop grew from two to 20 employees and he now operates the largest handmade jewellery workshop in Australia.
In 1991, Cerrone was commissioned by the Argyle Diamond Mine to design and execute the largest diamond necklace ever made in Australia. The brief from Argyle was to create an exhibition piece for investors. Cerrone’s answer was to craft what would become known as the Million Dollar Necklace (right), an awe-inspiring piece that includes hundreds of cognac, champagne and white diamonds, totalling an unprecedented 230 carats.
In 1998, Cerrone created the Elizabethan Ruff, set with 559 round brilliant-cut diamonds. Each diamond is bezel-set to a radiating platinum frame which fastens with hinge joints and an invisible clasp. The impressive piece earned Cerrone the 1998 De Beers Diamonds International Award, presented in Paris – an event that jewellery insiders have nicknamed the “Oscars of the jewellery industry”.
In recognition of his success in Australia, Cerrone received the Key to the City (il Frentano d’Oro) in his hometown of Lanciano Abruzzo, Italy. The award celebrates individuals who have succeeded abroad and made a positive difference to the arts and the community. Nicola also became an ambassador of the Abruzzo region which he still holds today.
Whilst celebrating this honour, Cerrone launched ‘Passione’, a collection dedicated to the region in Italy.
Over the past 45 years, the business has cemented Itself as an industry leader and is highly regarded for Its craftsmanship and reputation for design excellence. At the core of the Cerrone, philosophy Is a focus on creating unique, hand-crafted designs using only the finest materials, which push the boundaries for Its clientele In design and customer service.
Bespoke Engagement Rings
With unlimited appointments, your personal diamond consultant will be with you every step of the way through your bespoke journey, we are at your service. These steps involve assisting you with diamond knowledge, quoting, designing and sketching, goldwork and the final presentation of your ideal engagement ring.
To proceed with your desired choice of diamond and ring design, we require a 30% deposit to secure your diamond on your behalf and proceed with the making of your ring at our workshop. For bespoke engagement rings to be made, please allow 3-4 weeks.
Our boutiques showcase a wonderful display of bespoke engagement rings designed and made by Cerrone exclusively. For further information please contact one of our boutiques to make an appointment with our highly qualified diamond consultants to assist you with your bespoke engagement ring.
How much do you spend on an engagement ring?
An engagement ring is a symbol of love that you will wear every day. You can look down at the ring as many times as you want in a day and reminisce about the adventures you have been through as a couple. It is the one tangible item that is on display, which everyone can see that you are happily engaged or married.
In the past, it was also a valued family heirloom that would be passed down through generations, although that doesn’t seem to be as common anymore.
If you had been shopping around, you might have heard that you are supposed to spend roughly 3 months of your salary on your diamond engagement ring.
Well, this “tradition” dates back to the early 20th century when De Beers created the ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ marketing campaign.
In fact, this ad campaign was so successful sales figures exploded and people started spending 2-3 months of their salary on diamond rings as “proof of love” for their bride.
Factors You Need to Consider Before Spending on a Diamond Ring
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The key is to enjoy the process of shopping and be happy with the purchased piece of jewellery.
Budget is one of the biggest factors that will determine and shape your entire shopping process.
Setting unrealistic expectations for the 4Cs or taking up debt to finance the purchase are things that I definitely would not recommend. On the other hand, you don’t want to set your budget too low and end up with an inferior product or get ripped off by unethical businesses.
It’s a delicate balance to determine a budget against your wants. And since this is entirely subjective to individuals, you’ll need to find answers for yourself.
So, let’s get back to answering the question: how much should you spend on a diamond? These are the main governing factors for consideration and there are more questions to ask yourself:
How much do you have at your disposal to spend? – A piece of advice I frequently dish to readers who email me for help is to live within your means. Is it worthwhile to go into debt for the sake of what others might think of you? If love is true, then size or type of gemstone should not count all that much.
What are your feelings governing the purchase? – You should feel good about it. This is your guide to ensure you are on the right track. If you don’t feel good, it is your wise intuition trying to tell you something. Listen.
Check in with your belief system – Do you place much value on the material or are you a more spiritual person? Does public opinion matter a lot to you?
Think long term. A huge deciding factor will be how you are going to feel about your purchase 6 months from now. Will you/her still enjoy wearing the ring? Or will the ring end up in some obscured drawer?
Think resale value. – There is very little demand for smaller stones of less than one carat. Should the need for selling your diamond arise, be prepared to lose a significant amount of the money paid for the ring.
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Interest payments can quickly add up if you buy on credit.
This is very important! Do not – I repeat – do not – buy something that will require you to spend the next three years paying off. It isn’t worth it in the long run, especially when you will have so many other things to buy after your marriage.
If you think you can only afford half a month’s money, then stick with that. The important thing is getting engaged, and finding something unique and pretty that she will treasure; which you can certainly do on a budget!
How To Save Money on an Engagement Ring
You should never try to be ‘cheap’ when you’re buying an engagement ring, it’s not about cutting corners or scoring a deal, but it is about getting the most bang you can, for the bucks you have. With that in mind, I’ve rounded up a few tips for saving money on an engagement ring...
Look at the Cost Factors in an Engagement Ring
How much an engagement ring costs are largely dependent on the four Cs - that’s carat, cut, colour, and clarity. You can save money on an engagement ring by only prioritising one or two of the Cs, say getting a clear, super sparkly diamond in a smaller size, or a larger stone that doesn’t have as much clarity. A lot of brides will already know what cut (shape of the stone) they have in mind, so that tends to be a good place to start.
The metal choice may also play some part in the price of your ring, white, yellow and rose gold tends not to vary too much, but platinum or palladium rings will be a bit pricier.
Use the Setting to Amp Up a Smaller Stone
If you’re looking for a statement ring but can’t afford a large diamond, clusters or halo rings (a circle of stones around the main centre stone) make a perfect alternative, amplifying a smaller stone and giving it a lot more sparkle (for a lot less expense).
Likewise pavé bands, (rings with diamonds or gemstones set into the band), while an added expense, can offset a reduction in sparkle from a smaller centre stone.
Look to Alternative Gemstones
Diamonds might be the traditional gemstone of engagements, but that was actually invented as part of a ‘Diamonds are Forever’ ad campaign by the diamond company, De Beers in the early 1900s.
White sapphires are almost as clear as diamonds, and just as durable and precious but cost a fraction of the price. Moissanites are super sparkly lab-created gemstones that are becoming more and more popular for engagement rings. Both of these are perfect substitutes if you’re looking for a higher carat stone.
Coloured gemstones are also having quite a moment right now, with morganite, emeralds, grey diamonds, garnets and blue sapphires all perfect engagement ring-worthy jewels.
While you may find similar rings vary widely in price from jeweller to jeweller, gemstones and precious metals are commodities (like petrol) so the core price for similar quality stones shouldn’t change too much.
Sometimes you’re paying for the brand name or the box the ring comes in (particularly with big international brands) but often a renowned jeweller means sustainably-sourced, quality diamonds, that are cut to perfection by skilled craftspeople.
Shopping around can certainly pay off (as does looking online or at auction house for vintage jewels), but wherever you buy your ring, make sure you get certification for any gemstones you purchase, as proof of both source and quality.
Talk To Your Jeweller
Your jeweller is an expert, so avail of their know-how while you’re with them. Yes, they are salespeople, but they also really know their stuff and want you to leave as a satisfied customer. Tell them your budget, and what you have in mind, and they’ll be able to work with you to find something both gorgeous and affordable.
Go Custom Made
While a custom-made engagement ring can be a lot more expensive, if you are on a fixed budget and know exactly what you’re looking for you, might be able to source it more affordably in a bespoke ring. Read more about having a ring custom designed here.
Go Small Now, Upgrade Later
This won’t be the solution for everyone, but if you are eager to be engaged, but can’t quite afford your dream engagement ring just yet, you can always propose with a token ring, or with a ring with a less-expensive, or substitute stone, and upgrade it for something more expensive at a later date.
So, How Much Should You Spend on an Engagement Ring?
In closing, here are some final thoughts to file away for that special time when you want to propose.
Personally speaking, the 3 months salary “guide” is a marketing gimmick. Why should you let someone with interest in selling you diamonds dictate how much you should spend on a wedding ring?
Don’t be misled by what the “experts” or jewellers say to make you spend more money in order to maximise their own profits. You are the expert when it comes to spending your own money.
Remember to crunch those numbers and work out what you can afford in your own financial situation. You can play by the “rules of the game” if you want and save a few months’ worths of cash – or don’t – and never be afraid to look into alternative ring options for the bride to be.
Ultimately, it boils down to this: spend only what you can afford and still feel happy about it. After all, it doesn’t make sense to start your new life together in debt. In my opinion, the symbolic meaning behind the ring is much more important than carats or colour.
Frequently Asked Questions About Engagement Rings
According to an expert-fuelled report on Brides.com, the purchaser should spend about three full months' salary on the ring. This is more a rule of thumb, however, and if the person buying the ring is “heavily in debt or concerned about job security,” they might want to scale back a bit.
A solitaire engagement ring is the most preferred choice of engagement ring for women today. This ring has one big solitaire dominating in the center of the ring.
A one carat engagement ring typically costs around $5,500, but most couples spend over $6,000—and 7 percent spend over $10,000.
According to diamonds.pro, a 1 carat diamond costs anywhere between $1,800 and $12,000. However, a quality diamond doesn't just come down to size. When assessing stone value four very important factors are always taken into consideration – the four c's of diamond quality: color, cut, clarity and carat.
Yes. The engagement ring is worn every day. That being said, the engagement ring should not be worn at certain moments throughout the day.