In a creative city like Melbourne, there’s no shortage of innovative jewellers. They can craft a unique engagement ring that captures your special bond. Here’s where to find Melbourne’s best engagement rings – from traditional sparklers to hidden gems. 

Orion ring at Corky St Clair

Do you want the ultimate Melbourne engagement ring? Then take your sketches to iconic jewellery label, Corky St Clair. They'll turn them into a glittering reality. Corky is in the Century Building. You might remember their store in the Campbell Arcade at Flinders Street Station. They use recycled materials and ethically sourced stones. They can create customised pieces, or you might like their Orion ring. It's an otherworldly, salt and pepper diamond number. 

A woman being served by a jeweller in a contemporary jewellery store decorated by indoor plants.
Corky St Clair

Tension ring at MDTdesign

This artisan jeweller has been crafting custom pieces on Collins Street since 1981. MDTdesign’s in-house jewellers and designers create a stylistically broad range of engagement rings. One of their specialties is the tension ring. It holds a stone in place by pressure rather than prongs. It gives the impression of a diamond floating on your finger. Their tension-set round diamond ring is definitely a minimalist statement piece.

Garden of the Beloved ring at e.g.etal

e.g.etal is renowned for promoting ultra-contemporary jewellery. You'll find the gallery in a beautiful new space on Little Collins Street. Designs are bold, conceptual and architectural. If this sounds like your style, you’ll find your ideal engagement ring here. Rhys Turner’s Fallingwater ring might suit. It's a long, tapered Australian sapphire with green tones and flashes of blue. Or the Garden of the Beloved, a smooth, wide gold band with a bundle of gold-rimmed diamonds nested in a recess.

Two chunky gold rings with diamonds.
e.g.etal Garden of the Beloved ring

Customised jewel rings at Ada Hodgson

Ada Hodgson’s handmade rings are made with ethical and often recycled materials. They're heartfelt and affordable. Her garden-inspired pieces have names like Sunflower and Rose ring. They're understated, a little whimsical and totally unique. To get a bespoke design started, you complete a questionnaire so she can get a feel for what you might like. You can order a ring-sizing kit to use in a virtual consultation, or you can meet in her Nicholas Building studio. 

Grand Harvest ring at Pieces of Eight

Pieces of Eight is curated by founder and jeweller, Melanie Katsalidis. It showcases exclusive pieces by contemporary jewellers. If you’ve got a non-traditional heart, you’ll find so many pieces here that will make it sing. Go ultra-minimal with the classic I Love Ritual ring. Make it a twist on a classic solitaire with the Grand Harvest sapphire ring. Or go textural with the Le Coeur ring and its organically sculpted band. Bespoke commissions are also available. Check out on their website for inspiration.

A woman trying on a sapphire engagement ring in a jewellery store.
Pieces of Eight

Cluster ring at Jasmine Fraser

Jasmine Fraser works from her studio in the Century Building on Swanston Street. She handcrafts a neat selection of bespoke engagement rings. Designs can be as simple as a diamond solitaire. Or there's the vintage-vibes of Hazel, a cluster of champagne diamonds set in rose gold. Jasmine takes a very personal approach to her clients. She offers a professional cleaning of your jewellery every six months. And it's completely free of charge.

Trilliant ring at Craft

For a delicious snapshot of Melbourne creativity, you have to go to Craft. Among all the makers, there are some wildly exciting jewellers on rotation. Looking for a non-traditional engagement ring? The avant-garde designs of jeweller Taë Schmeisser will hit the mark. The Trilliant range comes in yellow or white gold, and features a stunning yet pared-back triangular diamond.

A light-filled arts and crafts shop with wooden display shelves
Craft Victoria

Halo rings at Renato Jewellers

Renato Jewellers are a sixth-generation, family-owned business. They specialise in multi-stone, solitaire and three stone engagement rings. But they’re especially known for their halo rings. These rings have a central diamond with a halo of smaller diamonds around it. Central diamonds can come in shades like pink, cognac and even black. (Very Melbourne.) The round Brilliant Halo is a Renato classic. It's a brilliant cut diamond with 30 smaller diamonds surrounding it and flowing down the band.

Heart-shaped diamond rings at Temelli Jewellery

Temelli knows weddings. They've won many bridal industry awards. Double-down on the romantic gestures with a heart-shaped diamond from Temelli. The centre diamond is crafted into an actual heart shape. Many designs halo it in smaller diamonds. Temelli also specialises in sparkling diamond-set bands. Need to speed up your ring-designing plans? Temelli offers online consultations via Zoom.

A silver ring with a heart-shaped diamond.
Heart-shaped ring from Temelli Jewellery

Rose gold lemon quartz at H & H Jewellery

H & H Jewellery stocks a broad range of beloved jewellery brands. You can also create a bespoke piece with their experienced jewellers. Their engagement ring selection ranges from understated to ornate and colourful. For something unusual yet affordable, there’s the rose gold lemon quartz and diamond ring. It's a juicy cushion cut, rich yellow stone with 13 diamonds in a channel setting on the band.

More of the best local jewellers

Wayne Lynch Master Jewellers

Wayne Lynch Master Jewellers

Offering unique, bespoke pieces and a range of jewellery services.

Luxx Jewellery

Luxx Jewellery

Jewellery boutique shop with a collection of fine jewellery to suit any occasion.

DB Jewellery

DB Jewellery

Custom, hand crafted jewellery including engagement rings, wedding bands, earrings and pendants.

Keshett Jewellery

Keshett Jewellery

In the Block Arcade, Keshett stocks a great range of antique and contemporary jewellery.

Last updated on Wed 11 Jan 2023

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