The dos and don’ts of looking after engagement rings

You have most probably spent weeks or even months searching through all the engagement rings in Brisbane looking for the one ring that perfectly represents your love for one another. That being said, the last thing you want to happen is for your new ring to lose its sparkle and begin to look dull and […]

What’s been trending in engagement rings in 2017?

In Brisbane, engagement rings tend to have trends, some styles gaining popularity for a few months and then out of the blue and for no particular reason, we find that another style starts to take off instead. We have looked at the trends for engagement rings in Brisbane at our design studio this year and […]

The five most popular engagement rings in Brisbane

When you’re ready to propose to your girlfriend, it’s time to start researching engagement rings in Brisbane, ensuring that you select the perfect ring for the occasion. However, once your girlfriend has said ‘yes’, you will need to select matching wedding rings for your big day as well. This won’t be a problem because you […]

How to select the right band for your diamond rings in Brisbane

In Brisbane, selecting the best band for your diamond rings, particularly for engagement and diamond wedding rings can be time consuming, even though there are only three general categories of bands. This is because there are lots of options and customisations available, which is why an expert in jewellery design can be invaluable in helping […]

Secrets to buying diamond engagement rings in Brisbane

Unless you have already ridden the roller coaster of buying diamond engagement rings in Brisbane, you have no idea of the process you will actually go through, as the time comes for you to pop the question. In the weeks and months before you ask the woman you love to be your wife – you […]

Redesigning your wedding and engagement rings in Brisbane

Has your partner been secretly searching for engagement rings in Brisbane? Whilst wanting to surprise you with an engagement ring is really romantic, the flip side is that you might end up with a ring that isn’t your cup of tea! In Brisbane, wedding rings can also be a problem, because many are bought when […]

Why do some white gold engagement rings in Brisbane turn yellow?

Have you purchased engagement rings or designer jewellery in Brisbane and noticed that they have turned yellow fairly quickly? Maybe over the last one to two years? This is a common problem and most of our customers are concerned at one time or another about their designer jewellery or their engagement and wedding rings turning […]

Insuring your engagement rings, wedding rings and designer jewellery in Brisbane

As creators of high quality designer jewellery in Brisbane, we hear many stories from our clients about the loss of uninsured wedding rings and engagement rings. In Brisbane, we always recommend that our clients insure their designer jewellery, as well as any other sentimental pieces of jewellery, because whilst the money is no consolation against […]

Top tips to keep your custom jewellery looking good

We’re very well-known for our specialist custom jewellery, so we’re often asked for tips to help our clients keep their jewellery looking great all the time. Unfortunately, many people tend to forget to clean their designer jewellery, either simply wearing it every day or returning it to their jewellery boxes after use. This may be […]

Bespoke diamond engagement rings

Ashley Douglas Jewellers are makers of fine custom jewellery, and we specialise in bespoke diamond engagement rings. In Brisbane, many of our clients want their engagement rings to dazzle their fingers with diamonds, but with such an endless variety of choices available, where do you start? After all, you need to decide on the size […]

Is your birthday in June? Find out about your birthstone!

Anyone born in June will know that their birthstone is the pearl, a symbol of purity since the times of the ancient Greeks and most probably, even further back into history. In fact, the Greeks so adored these lustrous globes of iridescence that they believed they were tears of joy, spilled from the eyes of […]

How long does rhodium plating last?

In our Brisbane studio, we often coat our diamond engagement rings with Rhodium plating, which is a process that gives a lovely bright, white lustre to yellow gold. Rhodium is one of the most expensive of the precious metals, belonging to the Platinum group and it is very rare. The process of Rhodium plating is […]

What types of metals are available for wedding rings?

The metals available to designer jewellers in Brisbane for crafting handmade wedding rings varies, particularly for bespoke wedding rings. There is however, a core group of traditional metals that are generally available for use in designer jewellery in Brisbane, including 9ct (9k) yellow or white gold or 18ct (18k) yellow or white gold, as well […]

How long does it take to repair jewellery?

As designer jewellers in Brisbane, we have many customers who ask us to repair their jewellery. Sometimes the jewellery has simply broken for a variety of reasons and other times, they have lost a diamond or other precious stone, because the settings have become loose. Our customers are often surprised to learn that it can […]

How to select the best wedding rings in Brisbane

When you are arranging your wedding, one of the most important decisions you will need to make is to choose your wedding rings. In Brisbane, you have the option of selecting your wedding bands from our existing stock or you can design your own, unique wedding bands. Many people don’t realise that designing their own […]

What is rhodium plating?

Rhodium plating is used to give yellow gold a beautiful white sheen and a protective coating to safeguard against wear and tear. Many people prefer white gold to yellow gold, but the problem is that there is no real white gold, which is why we need to use rhodium plating. In Brisbane, we use rhodium […]

Designing custom Engagement Rings in Brisbane

There is nothing quite like the pleasure and satisfaction of being able to design your own engagement rings. In Brisbane, many of our clients are quite happy to make their selection from our in-house stock of hand crafted unique designs, whilst others prefer to design their own one-of-a-kind engagement rings. Designing custom engagement rings in […]

Trends in Jewellery Design

Just as fashions change each year, there are also trends in jewellery design in Brisbane every year. These trends don’t change the popularity of rings, necklaces and bracelets, they change how they look and how they are worn. So let’s take a look at some of the popular trends in Brisbane jewellery design this year. […]

Why is Rhodium Plating Good for Your Jewellery?

In Brisbane, Rhodium plating is very popular and is used on a variety of different pieces of jewellery. The reason that rhodium plating is used so much is because when you spend your time and money on selecting a wonderful piece of jewellery, you want it to remain sparkling and fabulous forever. The problem is […]

Where can I find trendy diamond engagement rings in Brisbane?

If you are in the market for a trendy diamond engagement ring, you can easily pop into any jewellery store and take your pick of many ready-to-buy diamond rings in Brisbane. The problem is that these rings are made for the masses and there are thousands of people wearing the exact same ring at any […]