Jewelry Guide

Top 10 best places to buy engagement rings in Melbourne

Melbourne is known for being the fashion capital of Australia with a wide range of designers, styles and trends.

Looking for an engagement ring in Melbourne can be quite a feat with so many top jewellers available to you! However, you are bound to find an engagement ring that represents you here in Melbourne, be it custom-made or ready-to-go jewelry!

In this article, we list (in no particular order) our top 10 engagement ring retailers in Melbourne, based on customer reviews, craftsmanship and service.

KUSH Diamonds

Location:  717/343 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 5 stars

KUSH specializes in diamond engagement rings. Not only do they wholesale diamonds but they also handcraft their own jewellery.
No external jewellery or wholesalers are used as they keep strict control of quality and their jewellery collections. This is unique in the retail and wholesale trade Australia wide.
 This is why KUSH state that they are able to offer very good prices on their diamonds.

To customize a ring, clients first select a diamond and then will work with one of their master jewellery designers who handcraft each and every ring in-house based on your style, specifications and budget. KUSH customers are involved in the creation process and generally customers feel that their feedback is valued and taken on board.

KUSH have a fully functional and easy to navigate website that showcases their impressive collection of engagement rings. KUSH also provides an online chat service that most other jewelry websites do not provide, which we found to be very useful. Just make sure you’ve set up an appointment before you drop by, to ensure that you make the most of their services.

e.g.etal

Location: 167 Flinders Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 4.8 stars

If your keywords are unique and quirky, look no further than e.g.etal!  Here it is all about contemporary unique pieces that are works of art.  

With a team of designers that focus on the novel, e.g.etal will delight you if you are into modern and trendy designs! There are over 60 designers from Australia and New Zealand, as well as overseas countries, who contribute to the impressive collection.

Here you will find antique designs and engagement rings inspired by all sorts of concepts, including family, items and ideas. E.g.etal offers a wide variety of gemstones, unique settings and stunning styles. You will not have customization here, but each piece is so unique, it is almost as if it is custom made.

At e.g.etal you get friendly and professional service to help you in making your decisions. E.g.etal is more than just a store. It is a gallery that highlights some of the best work of local artists.

Larsen Jewellerylarsen logo

Location: 350 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 4.9 stars

Larsen Jewellery is an excellent place to begin your search for an engagement ring in Melbourne.  

The team at Larsen Jewellery offer excellent customer service and take time to ensure that the customer is satisfied. They specialise in beautiful custom jewelry, and will try to accommodate your designs.

If the experience of buying an engagement ring seems very daunting, the Larsen team ensure that they walk you through the process and offer you assistance at every step. Larsen communicates with their customers throughout the ring creation process ensuring their customer feels a close part of the process. Once you have bought a ring from them, you are entitled to a lifetime warranty and free polishing annually and rhodium plating as required.

If you wish to take it further, Larsen offers a unique wedding ring experience where the couple get to physically make their partner’s wedding rings, with the help of a dedicated jeweler! This is a unique experience and is not offered by many other jewelers.

Paul Bram

Location: 144 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 4.6 stars

Paul Bram has been in the diamond business since 1927 so that gives them almost a 100 years of experience. You could say they know what they are doing in this industry!

If you are after a custom ring design, Paul Bram are experts at this. They offer customers information, diamond education and support in selecting a diamond and ring style that will work for them.

If you wish to begin with a loose diamond, Paul Bram’s have a good selection. One thing we loved was their inclusion of a variety of light sources in their store. This helps the customer to assess the quality of their diamonds.

Paul Bram’s online shopping experience is also impressive with their unique and wide range of engagement rings and fine jewelry on offer. The company offers lifetime warranty and a complimentary cleaning and checking on all their items.

Kalfin JewellersKalfin logo

Location:  Level 5, 340 Collins Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 5 stars

This is another company that specializes in high-quality custom-made engagement rings. But they don’t just stop there. Kalfin understands that choosing an engagement ring is no easy task. This is why they provide extensive information and walk you through the process step by step, from choosing a gemstone to choosing a compatible setting.

Browse through their extensive collection or simply walk in to discuss your ring options. With exceptional customer service, professionalism and approachability, it is no wonder that Kalfin is one of the go-to jewellers when it comes to engagement rings in Melbourne.

Simon West Fine JewellerySimon west logo

Location:  Manchester Unity Building, 508/220 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 5 stars

Simon West are known for their quality and attention to detail when it comes to diamonds. Their expertise in diamonds shows in their handcrafted designs. Almost all their rings are 100% handmade and as a result are more durable and stronger than those that aren’t.

Customers love the friendliness and helpfulness of the Simon West team. They are also very knowledgeable and will point you in the right direction. With engagement rings starting at $3500, you are sure to be able to find one that suits your preferences and budget.

Add to that the lifetime warranty and annual cleaning, and you have to ask yourself, why not?

Janai Jewellers

Location:  259 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 5 stars

Similar to KUSH, Janai also focuses on loose diamonds and custom designed diamond jewelry. They also have a range of semi-precious stones that they use in their designs.

Janai is known for their impeccable customer service. They understand that taking care of their customers’ wishes is at the heart of their business, and they take this seriously. This reflects in their excellent 5 star customer review rating!

Ellissi Jewellery

Location:   220 Collins Street, Manchester Unity Building, Level 3, Suite #309, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 5 stars

Last but not least, Ellissi Jewellery!

The team at Ellissi definitely know their diamonds and can provide you with in-depth information to assist you in choosing your engagement ring. They take their time to provide exceptional customer service and their prices are quite reasonable too! Just check their extensive FAQ section on the website which demonstrates their commitment to answer any questions that you may have. They also have a comprehensive diamond education section.

You don’t have to be located in Melbourne to use their services. Ellissi provides custom jewelry services remotely, keeping in contact via email and phone.

Charles Rose

Location: 107 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 4.3 stars

Charles Rose is a traditional jewelry store that was founded back in 1923. Apart from their beautiful ready-made jewelry collection, Charles Rose offers customization as well.

Charles Rose also offer a collection of diamonds picked out by their expert jewelers that you can choose from when designing your engagement ring. They specialize in diamonds, and claim that the diamonds they sell are not treated in any way. Their website has a good resource section for visitors to educate themselves on the technical aspects of diamonds.

While they have a good collection online, we found the website somewhat difficult to use and did not give us many options to customize our search.

But don’t let that stop you. Drop in for a consultation to see what Charles Rose has to offer.

Corky Saint Clair

Location:  3 Campbell Arcade, Melbourne VIC 3000

Customer rating: 4.8 stars

Corky St. Clair is a quaint little store that has a collection of unique pieces. This is definitely a place for a non-conventional couple who want a non-conventional ring. Don’t expect to find traditional diamond engagement rings here!

Corky specializes in sterling silver jewelry, but they have been extending their range to include semi-precious and unusual stones. A large portion of their jewelry showcases rough cut and rose cut stones.

Their collections feature unique and trendy designs, at very reasonable prices. However, they don’t specialize in engagement rings so you will have to talk to them about your options. If you see one that you love, make sure you check with Corky about the durability of the gemstone and if the ring works for daily wear.

Their store is a visual delight and their collection beautifully curated and displayed. Walk in for a jewelry lover’s treat!

*Customer rating taken from Google reviews submitted by customers and available at the time of writing.

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