Jewellers for gems and diamond rings for special occasions and where to buy custom engagement rings in Singapore
Few things capture the magic of an anniversary, engagement or special occasion like a piece of beautifully designed jewellery. So where can you buy engagement rings in Singapore – or a bespoke diamond ring design for a special anniversary? From rare coloured gemstone jewellery to custom diamond rings, here are four jewellers who can help create a piece (or several!) that you and a special someone will treasure for a lifetime.
#1 MADLY coloured gems and diamond ring design
Just like life’s most cherished moments, each piece of jewellery holds a special place in our hearts. Custom designing one from scratch makes each occasion that much more unforgettable. MADLY is a Singapore jewellery design house for gem and diamond rings to create your special piece. Specialising in coloured gemstone jewellery, it can help make the process of creating a bespoke heirloom piece or engagement ring a seamless and exciting one!
The journey begins with your dream gemstone. The MADLY team reveals they have the widest range of coloured gemstones in Singapore at myriad price points. This is because they have their own sourcing offices in Sri Lanka and Tanzania, right at the mines. This enables them to ethically source and cut their gems from rough, while also providing traceability on the journey of each gemstone.
Once you have handpicked your gem, you’ll sit down with one of MADLY’s jewellery designers to chat about your wishes for the piece. Is there a memory you want immortalised? Are you celebrating a milestone or professing your love? No detail is too small and everything is possible. After finalising the design, the crafting process begins. It takes eight to 12 weeks to bring your vision to life.
Each jewel is handcrafted by master craftsmen in 18K gold (yellow, white or rose) or platinum. Prices start from $3,500.
#2 August Bespoke – capturing special moments with custom design
Gemstones in her mother’s treasure box sparked Amanda Ang’s passion for jewellery. And as the founder and head gem buyer of August Bespoke, she’s on a mission to bring clients that same delight when it comes to jewellery that can help one capture any special moment in time.
The company specialises in custom engagement rings and jewellery where artisanship and individuality shine through. To achieve this, consultation is key. The company’s proprietary “Sherlock Holmes” Discovery Process allows the team to accurately analyse a client’s style and personality to craft a design that suits them to a tee.
Working often with GIA-certified fancy-cut diamonds and lab-grown diamonds that can be cut to exact specifications, the team can also help source any specific type of gemstone the client wants. Think sapphires to morganites and salt-and-pepper diamonds. Depending on the intricacy of the design, a custom piece of jewellery – crafted in platinum or 18K gold (white, rose, and yellow) – takes about six weeks to three months before it’s delivered to you. Prices start from around $3,700.
Discover more and schedule a one-on-one consultation with August Bespoke at augustbespoke.com, or via WhatsApp at 8952 8238.
#3 More than Diamonds for buying sleek wedding bands and engagement rings in Singapore
Beloved for its distinctly sleek jewellery, More Than Diamonds is a jeweller whose designs – whether a custom engagement ring or dainty studs – are ideal for those with a penchant for understated glamour.
During the creative process, the team collaborates with the customer every step of the way. This spans from sourcing gemstones based on specific requests to choosing a stone and working on the design together. The process takes six to eight weeks. Apart from mined diamonds as well as lab-grown certified diamonds, they work most often with sapphire, ruby, emerald, tanzanite, tourmaline, amethyst and spinel.
Unlike many jewellers, designers Chris and Sara believe that bigger isn’t always better. In fact, Sara’s Scandinavian background means designs tend to exude simplicity and focus on wearability and long-lasting designs. That ethos extends to their expertise in resetting and redesigning, where the customer’s existing gemstones or diamond rings can be given a new lease of life as new pieces of jewellery.
Jewellery at More Than Diamonds ranges from under $1,000 for a redesigned pendant setting handcrafted in 18K gold to $2,000 and up for new designs.
#4 ART N ASH – custom engagement rings and diamond ring design
If you’re looking to buy an engagement ring or special jewellery that brims with personality, look no further than ART N ASH. Jewellery entrepreneur Aarti Sonawala is a certified gemologist, diamond grader and designer with years of experience. In fact, the family’s diamond and fine jewellery business has been around for four generations so is in the perfect position to offer diamond ring design and custom engagement rings in Singapore.
For Aarti, it’s important to get to know your ideas, experiences and stories to create what’s right for you. She uses 18K white, rose or yellow gold, beautiful gemstones and diamonds to weave magic into her jewellery, whether it’s a custom engagement ring, eternity ring or another special occasion. Aarti likes to offer clients the biggest possible stones without compromising on colour and clarity. Then, the diamond ring design is computer generated with the estimated gold and diamond weight. If it’s above or below budget, you can decide how best to proceed. The process usually takes four to six weeks.
The “Everyday Elegance” line of jewellery at ART N ASH consists of affordable gold and diamond jewellery ranging from $500 to $3,000.
#5 Au Etoile Jewelry – gemstone jewellery handcrafted locally with love
At homegrown jewellery brand Au Etoile Jewelry, founder Y. Ling designs each piece of delicate fine jewellery herself. She’s driven by the ethos to create timeless classics meant to be treasured for a lifetime for clients who appreciate the same aesthetics.
Focusing on precious metals and gems such as 18k gold and natural stones like diamonds and sapphires, Ling works closely with an experienced local gem trader to source materials from around the world. Then, local master craftsmen are brought into the process. They skilfully assemble each piece and transform Ling’s visions into realities. Ling finds inspirations for her designs in every corner of her life – from a piece of lace to a pearl necklace. She then turns ideas into creations that capture these precious objects and moments. The entire process, from pre-order to product delivery, takes approximately two months. It includes sourcing of precious stones and metals and assembly and polishing by local craftsmen.
Jewellery at Au Etoile Jewelry ranges from $680 for a sapphire bracelet to $1974 for the Macrame necklace.
#6 Rachel P Jewels – exquisite custom engagement rings and unique designs
Rachel of Rachel P Jewels has a love for jewellery-making that was ignited as a young girl. Diamonds and gems sparkled in the office where her family worked alongside suppliers, and she would often be mesmerised by the skill of craftsmen creating beautiful pieces. This early exposure to the world of jewellery spurred a deep fascination that would shape her future.
As Rachel grew up, her passion for art and design flourished, leading her to pursue a formal education in the field. Armed with creativity and a keen eye for detail, she stepped into the jewellery industry with a clear vision: to set a higher standard of quality for bespoke engagement rings and unique designs. Each creation would reflect her dedication to bringing dreams to life, capturing love stories and preserving cherished memories within the gleam of precious metals and carefully chosen rare gemstones and diamonds.
But Rachel’s journey doesn’t end with her creations. With her vast expertise and team of highly skilled craftsmen, she also offers comprehensive restoration, repurposing and traditional services for fine jewellery after the sale. The restoration services allow treasured heirlooms to regain their former glory, preserving their sentimental value and historical significance for generations to come.
Now that you know where to buy engagement rings and special jewellery in Singapore, here are a few more things about bling …
- The word “diamond” derives from the Greek adamas meaning “invincible”.
- Made from fossilised sap, amber is the softest and lightest gemstone.
- The largest gem-quality diamond ever discovered weighs 3,106 carats (that’s well over half a kilogram!).
- Despite its name, the Black Prince’s Ruby that features in the Imperial State Crown of the British royal family is not a ruby but a blood-red spinel.
This article on diamond rings and engagement rings first appeared in the August 2023 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!
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