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Everything you need to know when designing an engagement ring for you or your partner

All your questions answered

If you’re ready to pop the question but don’t know where to start when it comes to choosing an engagement ring, you’re not alone.

Hundreds of people come to us every year with exactly the same problem!

That’s why we’ve created this Engagement Ring Design Guide.

Inside you’ll learn how to make sure the ring you design matches your partner’s personal taste and style, their occupation and interests and fits in with your budget!

And, among many other things, you’ll learn about the pros and cons of different design styles, about different precious metals and the things that are important when choosing diamonds, precious gemstones and their laboratory-created alternatives.

At more than 70 pages, it’s filled with a wealth of information and practical advice!

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Here’s a quick run down on some of the things you’ll learn

In this comprehensive guide we’ll walk you through:

The advantages of custom designed and handmade jewellery
  • In many respects, there’s a lot more “work” involved in designing and having a bespoke piece of jewellery made – especially a piece as important as an engagement ring. We’ll help you understand whether it really is the best way forward for you.
The 6 key design considerations you need to take into account:
  1. How much you have to spend – understanding how much things cost so you can set a realistic budget;
  2. Your partner’s taste and style. This is probably the trickiest part of the whole process – figuring out what your partner will love;
  3. Your partner’s hands – an often over-looked design consideration. The ring needs to suit your partner’s hands and fingers;
  4. Occupation and Interests – we want to be sure the ring you have made for your partner will be easy to live with;
  5. Allergies and skin reactions – the right metal choice and ring design can make all the difference between something being a pleasure to wear, or a pain; and
  6. Allowing enough time – designing and hand making an engagement ring is not a quick process. Here we’ll make sure you don’t cut it too fine.
Making new from old:
  • In this section we explore the option of recycling old jewellery to make new pieces. Is it worth it? And if so, how it’s done and what your expectations should be. (We understand too that sometimes it’s all about the sentiment.)
Getting the size right
  • Very often the rings we make are going to be a surprise. We’ll help you get the size right, without giving away your intentions.
Designing with diamonds and gemstones
  • Working within your budget – how to get the best ‘bang for your buck’
  • What are the shape options and how might that affect design and cost
  • Colour and what it means to your budget
Precious metals and design
  • Here we’ll look at the available options – which will be best for you and your ring design – and how to design and maintain a ring to keep it looking beautiful
The terminology
  • If you’ve never bought an engagement ring before, describing what you want can be a bit tricky. There’s a whole lot of terminology that, once you know it, will help make the process much easier
Plus …
  • You’ll learn about diamond grading and what’s important when choosing a stone
  • If coloured gemstones are your preference, you’ll learn what to look out for and what to avoid
  • Birth stones and anniversary celebrations
  • The popular diamond and gemstone cuts

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Melinda made what seemed a daunting task simple and talked me through the ring design making me feel at ease the entire way through the process. I now consider myself an expert on engagement rings and my fiance and I are both chuffed with the end result. 

We couldn’t imagine a ring more perfect to celebrate our love and will definitely be talking soon to discuss wedding bands.

Thank you from Nick and Alicia

Nick and Alicia from Brisbane

Heirlooms your children will be proud to own

Maybe we’re being a bit presumptuous – that you’re planning to have children – but even if you’re not, generations that come after you will be proud to own an EJA ring because of the ethics underpinning our business.

Ethical Jewellery Australia was founded in 2007. At a time when people were only just starting to understand that the purchasing decisions they were making  could have far reaching affects.

Since then we’ve worked hard to help our customers appreciate what a difference it makes to be an ethical jewellery consumer.

Socially responsible and ethically sourced

For us, “ethical jewellery” means jewellery that has been made with recycled or Fair Trade precious metals and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

Wherever possible we source Australian diamonds and gemstones to reduce our carbon miles and to support the local economy.

We don’t work with material that has been sourced from a conflict area or processed by an exploited workforce – so no sweatshops, no child labour.

Precious metals

All of our rings are made with recycled gold, platinum or palladium sourced only from environmentally responsible metal refiners. (Fair Trade gold is an option if that’s your preference.)

Engagement rings are made by hand in Australia. The only rings we offer that are not completely handmade are die-struck wedding rings sourced from Hoover & Strong – a US eco-refiner.

The only prefabricated parts we use are some earring and chain components which we purchase from suppliers who use recycled metals.

Diamonds and coloured gemstones

All of the diamonds and gemstones we offer in our rings and other jewellery are sourced from non-conflict regions, are Fair Trade or are vintage or recycled in origin.

We do not supply any gemstones or diamonds that have been cut or processed in any way by child or exploited labour.

Likewise we don’t use irradiated gemstones or stones enhanced with beryllium or any other toxic treatments.

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