Alongside a house, a car, and an education, an engagement ring is one of the most significant purchases in a man’s life. And, like all significant things, an engagement ring (and the gesture that accompanies it) carries far more value and meaning than the ring itself. An engagement ring is more than a piece of jewellery: it’s a promise, a commitment to spend the rest of your life with someone, for better or worse, in sickness and in health. Bending the knee is a big moment, and not one to take lightly. Speaking as someone who recently popped the question, it’s not a day you’ll forget any time soon. When it comes to engagement rings, Sydney has plenty of stores to choose from.
Now, I feel pretty confident in saying that keeping up with the latest engagement ring trends is probably not very high on your to-do list. Me, I was lucky—my fiancée showed me the exact ring she wanted, bless her soul. But even if you don’t have the ring of your lady’s (or man’s—love is love, people) dreams memorised, don’t fret. The stores on this list are some of the best jewellers in Sydney, and they’re pros at helping you select or design the perfect ring.
These master craftsmen, jewellery designers, and diamond experts have dedicated their career to helping you navigate this purchase. They’ll walk you through the 4 Cs, help you stick to a budget, and pick the right materials. Here are 35 of the best places to buy an engagement ring in Sydney.
1. Affinity Diamonds
One of the few jewellers in Sydney with an on-site workshop, Affinity Diamonds are the premier location for bespoke engagement rings. Their master jewellers and diamond experts craft each ring by hand and invite you to take part in the design process. If you’re looking for Sydney engagement rings, Affinity Diamonds is the place to start.
Address: 10/74 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9221 0717
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9am-2pm
This family jewellery store has been providing Sydneysiders with custom diamond engagement rings for over 50 years. Craftsmen in every sense of the word, the master jewellers at Anania offer invaluable advice and dedicated service.
Address: 1/235 Clarence St, Sydney
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm
3. Asimi Jewels
Tucked away in the trendy village of Double Bay, Asimi Jewels stock engagement rings from the world’s most renowned luxury jewellery brands.
Address: 19 Knox St, Double Bay
Phone: +61 2 9362 9272
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 12pm-6pm
4. Natalie Barney
The engagement collection from independent jeweller Natalie Barney is inspired by the glimmer and allure of the fine jewellery in her native France. Now one of Sydney’s preeminent jewellers, her shop is a must-see for the gentlemen searching for something both romantic and unique.
Address: 246 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest
Phone: 1300 043 091 (Australia), +61 2 9953 8624 (international)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Italian style icons Bulgari know a thing or two about what looks good. So, you can bet their engagement rings are among the finest in the world. Each diamond is GIA certified and stands up to Bulgari’s rigorous examination to ensure the cut, clarity, carat weight and colour meet their strict criteria.
Address: 64-68 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9233 3611
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
Canturi’s diamond experts will walk you through the entire buying process. From selecting the diamond that matches your expectations (and your budget) to set it in the perfect ring, you’re in good hands. Canturi has some of the most beautiful diamond rings Australia has to offer.
Address: 80 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9246 2888
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Thu 10am-6:30pm, Sun 10:30am-5pm
7. Fairfax & Roberts
When it comes to bespoke engagement rings, Sydney has many great options. This Sydney jewellery store is renowned for its bespoke process. Their expert craftsmen at Fairfax & Roberts include you in every step, giving you full control of the whole process from the first time you walk in till the moment you put the ring on her finger.
Address: 19 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Phone: 02 9232 8510
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-5.30pm, Thu 10am-6.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-4.30pm
8. Hardy Brothers
Housing one of the widest collections of engagement rings in the city, the Hardy Brothers create pieces that range from dazzling and attention-grabbing to subtle and timeless. If you’re after something truly unique, their master jewellers are some of the best in Sydney.
Address: 60 Castlereagh St, Sydney
Phone: +61 2 8262 3100
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am-5:30pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm
9. Hearts on Fire
Widely considered purveyors of the world’s finest diamonds, Hearts on Fire offer engagement rings for all styles and tastes. The rocks in these rings are cut with a proprietary formula designed to maximise the way the diamond reflects and refracts light. In other words: maximum sparkle.
Address: Stocked in multiple stores in Sydney’s CDB.
Phone: 1877 737 3328, 617 912 5311
10. Bill Hicks
Specializing in both diamond and coloured stone engagement rings, Bill Hicks Jewellery are regarded as one of the best jewellers in Sydney. Their dedicated experts will help you pick out the perfect ring from their extensive collection.
Address: Suite 1005, 155 King Street, Sydney.
Phone: (02) 9231 0994
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-5pm (by appointment), Thu 9am-6pm (appointment preferred)
11. Larsen Jewellery
Top-notch personalised service and exquisite workmanship define the experience of buying an engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery. Whether you choose from their collection or design a custom ring from scratch, your personal jeweller will be there to help every step of the way.
Address: Level 5, The Strand Arcade, Sydney.
Phone: (02) 9223 2006
Hours: Tues-Wed & Fri 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-8pm (appointments required after 5pm), Sat 9am-5pm (appointments recommended)
A local family-owned business with a global reputation for excellence, Levendi craft some of the most unique engagement rings in Sydney. They source the finest diamonds in the world ensuring every stone meets their strict criteria for cut, colour and clarity.
Address: 139 Elizabeth St Sydney
Phone: +61 (02) 9231 1088
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-5:30pm, Thu 9am-7:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm
13. Jan Logan
Australian luxury jewellery brand Jan Logan is known locally and around the world for their contemporary interpretation of timeless styles. You’ll find the full collection of engagement rings at their flagship boutique in Double Bay.
Address: 36 Cross St, Double Bay
Phone: +61 2 9363 2529
Hours: Mon-Wed 9:30am-5:30pm, Thu 9:30am-6pm, Fri 9:30am-5:30pm, Sat 9:30am-4:30pm
14. Peter Michaelson Jewellery
This Sydney jeweller offers diamond engagement rings from some of the most iconic brands in luxury jewellery. Not your classic retail experience, Peter Michaelson Jewellery offers both preloved and custom rings.
Address: Online only.
Phone: 02 93287588 or 0411 311411
15. Moi Moi
Always up-to-date on the latest trends and styles, Moi Moi has one of the largest collections of diamond and moissanite engagement rings in Sydney. If nothing takes your fancy, their experienced jewellery designers can help you design exactly what you’re after.
Address: Level 2, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney.
Phone: 02 9261 0200
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm
16. Raffini Jewellers
With over 20 years of experience creating custom engagement and wedding rings, Raffini Jewellers has long been the go-to place for Sydneysiders about to pop the question. Their experienced craftsmen will set you up with a unique and eye-catching piece.
Address: Suite 610, 155 King Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9233 6770
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4:00pm, Sat (by prior appointment)
17. Lawrence Sanders
A family jeweller that has operated in Australia for more than a century, Lawrence Sanders offer engagement rings made by award-winning designers crafted from the finest material in the world. You can browse the full selection at their showroom in the Dymocks Building.
Address: Suite 2A, 428 George Street, Sydney
Phone: 02 9233 5119
Hours: Tues-Thur 11am-4pm, Fri 12pm-4pm, Sat (by appointment)
18. Tiffany & Co.
A worldwide phenomenon and a brand that is synonymous with luxury, it’s hard to go wrong with Tiffany & Co. Their engagement rings (and the diamonds in ‘em) are the stuff of legend.
Address: 175 Pitt St, Sydney
Phone: 1800 829 152
Hours: Fri-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-8pm
19. Jason Withers
Jason Withers specialises in sourcing pink diamonds and crafting bespoke engagement and wedding rings for both ladies and gents. One of the most experienced diamond experts in Sydney, they’ll walk you through the process with total openness and zero jargon.
Address: 350 George Street, Sydney
Phone: +61 (2) 9119 6488
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
These master jewellers understand your jewellery is with you for life and your jeweller should be too. Daniella brings over 45 years of experience to the table when it comes to helping you design or select the perfect ring.
Address: Suite 10, 428 George Street, Sydney
Phone: 61 2 9235 1692
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm
21. Anne Schofield Antiques
With pieces dating back to the 19th century, Anne Schofield Antiques is the place to go if you want your engagement ring to tell a story. This is also the best spot in town for rings from a specific period in history if that’s your thing.
Address: 36 Queen Street, Woollahra
Phone: +61 2 9363 1326
Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm
22. Michael Hill
Another big name on this list, Michael Hill are one of the world’s foremost supplier of engagement and wedding rings. Their collection is huge, featuring rings of all different styles and stones.
Address: 397 George Street
Phone: +61 2 9279 1063
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9:30am-6pm, Thu 9:30am-9pm, Sat 9:30am-5:45pm, Sun 10am-5pm
23. Fletcher & Grace
No engagement rings here, but Fletcher & Grace offer everything else you could possibly need for the big day. Their product range includes earrings, bracelets and bangles, necklaces and more, made with excellent craftsmanship from premium materials.
Address: Online only.
Phone: +61 2 6680 9239
With an extensive selection both in-store and online, Bevilles Rings is one of the best one-stop-shops for engagement and wedding rings in Sydney. Each ring comes with a lifetime cleaning guarantee and free resizing.
Address: Bankstown Central, 1 North Terrace, Bankstown
Phone: +61 2 9790 8830
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri 9am-5:30pm, Thu 9am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm
25. David Parums Design
This one’s for the fellas. With a background in knifemaking, David Parums brings a unique skill set to the art of jewellery making. He crafts his pieces from Damascus steel, tantalum, titanium and more, relying on ancient forging techniques.
Address: Online only.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
26. Waldemar Jewellers
With a commitment to using the best quality and ethically produced materials, Waldemar Jewellers have a well-deserved reputation as one of the best jewellers in Sydney. Their engagement rings are designed and made by experts with over 20 years of experience.
Address: Suite 9B, 428 George Street, Sydney.
Phone: +61 2 9232 6289
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
27. Bridal Blue
Again, no rings here. Well not kind that go on your finger, anyway. BUT, they do make rings of sort. Rings for your head. Bridal Blue focus on custom bridal headpieces, something which I obviously knew about before now.
Address: Appointment only.
Phone: 0403 784 036
28. Angelina Alvarez
This Sydney jeweller specializes in luxury jewellery that makes a statement. Angelina Alvarez specializes more in accompanying jewellery for the big day rather than the engagement or wedding ring itself, so make sure you make it clear what you’re after.
Address: Online only.
29. The Australian Diamond Network
With an extensive selection of independently certified diamonds, the Australian Diamond Network has everything you need for the big moment. They specialise in loose diamonds, ready-made rings, and custom designs.
Address: Online only.
30. Brilliant Diamond
If you’ve got an idea for a ring, Brilliant Diamond can make it a reality. A family jewellery business with five decades of experience, you can trust them to make your ideal piece from scratch with the right diamond, or remake an old piece into something brand new.
Address: 11 Clarke St, Crows Nest
Phone: +61 2 9439 9395
Hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat 10am-2pm
With a database, GIA certified diamonds at near-wholesale prices, unique designs, and some of the best jewellery makers in the business, Kavalri are changing the way you buy an engagement ring. Choose from their online selection, or design your own.
Address: 1/208 Canterbury, Canterbury, VIC, 3126
Phone: (03) 8849 9134
32. Culet Diamonds
This Sydney jeweller specializes in creating bespoke diamond engagement rings and wedding bands. Culet’s talented designers are some of the best in the country, and they strive for perfection with each and every piece.
Address: Suite 318, 185 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Phone: +61 40 468 2641
33. Natalie Marie Jewellery
A classically trained goldsmith, Natalie Marie relishes the challenge and process of crafting the perfect piece for your engagement. Each ring, whether custom or from their catalogue, has a distinct bespoke and handcrafted feel.
Address: 43 Old Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach
Phone: +61 2 9443 2426
Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm
Still got questions?
We get it, an engagement ring is a big purchase, and choosing the right one for your better half is not a decision to be made lightly. Here’s our answer to some engagement ring FAQs.
How much should you spend on an engagement ring in Australia?
Tradition says you should spend 2 – 3 month's salary on an engagement ring. We say you can dispense with tradition on this particular front. Spend what you're comfortable spending. Do your research, and have a firm idea of the quality of the material and craftsmanship you want to invest in. Talk to your missus-to-be. Ask her what your expectations are. Keep in mind this is the first step of the rest of your lives together, starting off in a hole the shape of the giant rock you just bought may not be ideal. At the end of the day, you can't put a price on your relationship. Plus, you'll also soon have a wedding to pay for, and trust me, that ain't cheap.
How much does a 1-carat diamond cost in Australia?
There are a lot of factors that go into determining the quality—and therefore, the value—of a diamond. A carat is a unit of weight, and one of four criteria that determines a diamond's worth. (The others are cut, colour, and clarity; together they're known as the 4 Cs).So, while two diamonds next to one another may be the same size, their value could be vastly different. Plus, other factors like market dynamics and the origin of the diamond come into play. You've seen Blood Diamond, right? It's true, you don't have to use a diamond for your engagement ring. But diamonds (as well as gold for the band) are synonymous with engagement and wedding rings for a good reason. Gold doesn't tarnish, which is great for longevity and also an apt metaphor for your future marriage. And diamonds… well, diamonds are forever. They're also a girl's best friend, apparently. Thanks, Marilyn.
How many carats is appropriate for an engagement ring?
Again, it comes down to what you're willing to spend. For reference, in 2017 the average carat size of a diamond in an engagement ring was a little over 1 carat.