The exchange of wedding bands is such a central part of the act of marriage that it’s no surprise that the rings are such a big-ticket item on the wedding planning list. We’ve rounded up some jewellers that have a variety of engagement and wedding rings from which to choose.
Poggenpoel Diamond Jewellers
Poggenpoel Diamond Jewellers isn’t your garden-variety jewellery store. This unique jeweller believes in offering customers diamond-selection advice that goes beyond the basic four Cs (cut, carat, colour and clarity). At Poggenpoel Diamond Jewellers, fluorescence, diamond lustre, the hue of the diamond, the pedigree of the laboratory that issues the grading certificate and the accuracy of the grading certificate are considered just as important in the decision-making process.
Poggenpoel has a stunning selection of halo designs, solitaires, pavé settings, trinity and vintage designs. Should you require a customised design, simply drop them an email with a sketch or photo of the design and the top-notch design team will take it further. Alternatively, you can also make an appointment with one of the Poggenpoel Diamonds jewellery designers and, over a cup of coffee, they can help you determine your dream design. Palladium is the metal that is highly recommended for all Poggenpoel settings.
Details: 2002 Podium at Menlyn, 43 Ingersol Road, Lynnwood Glen / 012 111 0525 / www.poggenpoel.com
Arthur Kaplan Jewellers
The Arthur Kaplan brand is built on the core values of integrity and personalised service. Offering customers a contemporary in-store experience and distinctive jewellery design aesthetic, Arthur Kaplan is a great choice of jewellery store for wedding ring shopping.
The bespoke Arthur Kaplan engagement collections are a culmination of years of design developments and a true reflection of quality, attention to detail and timelessness. Arthur Kaplan also has a bouquet of elite and emotive diamond collections that were specifically created to celebrate all of life’s special occasions.
Arthur Kaplan also offers a design studio service that allows you to take part in the creative process of designing your wedding ring. You can select your diamond, metal type and actively participate in the design of the setting. Whether you know exactly what you want, or you are looking for some expert input, the end result is a distinctive expression of your style and individuality.
Details: Branches in Menlyn Park, Kollonnade Shopping Centre and Centurion / 012 663 4818 / www.arthurkaplan.co.za
Déonne le Roux Designer Jeweller
Déonne le Roux Designer Jeweller is a leading Pretoria-based jeweller with outlets in Menlyn Park, Woodlands Boulevard and Kollonnade Shopping Centre. This family-run business has been at the forefront of jewellery design in the city since 1979 and with an array of Old Mutual Retail Revolution Awards as well as Retailer of the Year in the Gauteng-area for two consecutive years, you are guaranteed excellent customer service.
Take your pick from an extensive range of vintage, solitaire, unity, colour stone or bespoke ring collections available in gold, silver and platinum. You can also find a wedding band for your groom-to-be from Déonne le Roux Jewellers. For something unique, opt for the Déonne le Roux custom-design service.
Details: 087 354 3754 / www.deonneleroux.co.za
Browns Jewellers is South Africa’s largest jewellery store and epitomises outstanding quality, timeless designs and exceptional customer service. Owner Larry Brown, a second generation Brown, travels the world in search of fresh inspiration for the brand’s collections and is still closely involved in the creation of every single piece of jewellery.
If you’re shopping for an exclusive diamond wedding ring, Browns is the answer. Browns boast a proprietary diamond grading system that ensures only the most brilliant of these precious stones become part of their collection. Diamonds that meet the stringent criteria are so rare that a mere 2% of the world’s diamonds are eligible for a Browns setting.
Browns Jewellers are located in Brooklyn Mall, Woodlands Boulevard, Menlyn Mall, Centurion Mall and most recently opened in Central Square in Menlyn Maine.
JDC Jewellers has been creating exclusive and innovative jewellery designs since 1994. Choose from a large selection of engagement, eternity and men’s rings available in white, yellow and rose gold. If you’re looking for a wedding ring design that is exclusive yet original, JDC also has an exceptional collection of tanzanite rings set in white gold.
For an in-store shopping experience, there are JDC jewellery stores in Brooklyn and Centurion Mall but don’t forget to check out the online store for some great discounts. You can also submit an online custom design form, where you need to provide details of the design you have in mind, choice of metal and your ring size to start the design process.
Details: Branches in Brooklyn Mall and Centurion Mall / 012 460 0252 / www.jdcsa.co.za
By Jana van der Linde