Purchasing engagement rings in Brisbane
At Ashley Douglas, we know that purchasing wedding rings and engagement rings in Brisbane should be one of the most exciting times in a couple’s lives. So it is fair to say that regardless of whether you want to completely surprise your fiancé with a stunning engagement ring or you are both involved in buying your engagement ring together, the experience should be one of joy, excitement and love.
The reality however, can be quite different, because the stress of making such a big decision can turn a loving and exciting time into a stressful situation, and along the way – remove all of the romance from purchasing engagement rings.
It is important to remember that purchasing both your engagement and wedding rings in Brisbane can quite possibly be the largest investment you have ever made, so you really want to make sure that you get it right.
Any mistakes at this point and you could be left with a potentially sub-standard ring or an unhappy partner – who might even demand that you have the engagement ring redesigned, costing you thousands of dollars to fix the problems.
Why choose Ashley Douglas for your engagement and wedding rings in Brisbane?
Ashley Douglas are the leading designers and creators of designer jewellery in Brisbane, so we know all of the points that you need to consider, before having custom wedding and engagement rings made at our Design Studio.
As we are also specialised in sourcing high quality diamonds and precious gems, we can give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision. Dealing with a knowledgeable and skilled company who specialises in designer jewellery in Brisbane, helps to ensure that you walk away with engagement and wedding rings that you both love and will last a lifetime and beyond.
To help make the design process easier for you and your partner, below are some of our top customer tips for designing engagement and wedding rings in Brisbane.
Tips for designing engagement and wedding rings
As specialists in designer jewellery in Brisbane, when customers come into our Design Studio for bespoke diamond engagement rings, we always discuss the actual design of their rings. As you can appreciate, the design of these rings is one of the most important considerations and if you are embarking on this journey alone, then you need to make sure that you have a fair idea of your partner’s favourite designs.
This is not as difficult as you might first think, because over time you will have picked up plenty of hints about your fiancé’s tastes in designer jewellery. For example, you most probably already have a good idea of your fiancé’s tastes in precious stones and the type of metal they prefer.
If you are totally lost however, you can start by looking at their Instagram or Facebook pages for any design inspirations, particularly where they might have talked about engagement rings; they might even have a pin-board on Pinterest you can investigate. Having this type of information at your fingertips when you attend your initial consultation at our Design Studio in Brisbane, significantly increases your chances of designing the perfect engagement ring for your fiancé.
With over 70 years’ experience in the jewellery industry, we are experts at taking all of the information you have collected about your partner’s tastes and designing the perfect wedding rings and engagement rings in Brisbane.
On the other hand, if you are embarking on the design journey together, then the process of selecting the right design is a lot easier. Your best approach is to bring with you a number of pictures that showcase your partner’s favourite designer jewellery and we can sit down together and pick out what it is you like and don’t like from these designs. This gives us a complete understanding of the type jewellery your partner likes and even if your partner is still unsure of the design they want – they will soon realize there is a pattern to their designer jewellery tastes.
Diamond Selections for wedding and engagement rings
Once our specialist jeweller has worked with you to select the right design for your wedding or engagement rings in Brisbane, you need to select the perfect diamonds for your rings. Understanding the factors that make the ‘perfect’ diamond are an important step in designing your wedding and engagement rings and they also help you to understand the costs of diamonds and to put together a reasonable budget.
Depending on where you are with your diamond education, we have some helpful tips on buying diamonds, which covers the features you need to consider before making your final decision.
If you are new to the process of buying diamonds, you can also read about the 4Cs of diamonds – the cut, colour, clarity and carats of diamonds on our website.
Precious metals for engagement and wedding rings
Selecting the type of precious metal for wedding rings and engagement rings is just as important as selecting the right diamonds. There are a number of different metals on the market that are popular for engagement rings in Brisbane, including white, yellow and rose gold, as well as platinum. The most popular carat for engagement and wedding rings is 18ct, regardless of the type of precious metal you choose.
This is another stage where you don’t want to make a mistake, because mixing the wrong carat metals next to one another can result in increased wear and tear. It is also important to select a jewellery company with a good reputation, because they will always use the best quality precious metals in their designer jewellery.
Poor quality metals can seriously undermine the design of wedding and engagement rings in Brisbane, causing you to regret your purchase, and resulting in a long drawn out process to have the situation rectified. With Ashley Douglas, you don’t have to worry about the quality of our diamonds or precious metals, because we always go for superior quality, every time.
Quality workmanship for wedding and engagement rings
In addition to the quality of the precious metal used in our designer jewellery in Brisbane, the other factor to consider is the quality of the workmanship. Within the jewellery industry there are always people who are more skilled and more capable of creating high quality and bespoke engagement rings in Brisbane, than others.
Some of the features to consider is the proportionality of the ring, the width of the band and whether it looks like it will last a lifetime. Also, are the diamonds set level and straight and is there enough metal over the main diamonds to withstand bumps and knocks?
If you are ready to purchase your wedding or engagement rings in Brisbane, Ashley Douglas offers free consultations and free advice, as well as giving you a timely quote. Feel free to drop us a line or make an appointment to speak with us at our Brisbane Design studio.
We have customers from all over Australia, some of which have we have never met, so don’t let the distance scare you, we offer free and insured post for all of our valued clients.
At Ashley Douglas, we pride ourselves in making the entire process from the initial design consultation to the sourcing of semi-precious gemstones and diamonds and the selection of your precious metals, as seamless and stress free as possible.
Why not book an appointment to discuss the design of your engagement rings in Brisbane or call us on 07 3012 8112?