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Unique Engagement Rings as Rare as You – Handcrafted in Melbourne
As well as having a vast array of both unique and classic style engagement rings, our jewellers take pride in creating bespoke handmade designs. We can produce the best women’s and men’s engagement rings to suit any taste and style, so you know they will love the ring you buy for them. We craft all of our handmade engagement rings in our Melbourne design studio located on Collins Street. From the initial design to the finished work, your engagement ring will never leave our hands. We work to the highest standards to create a piece that is timeless, and you can be assured that you and your partner will receive the best quality engagement rings money can buy.
From contemporary to classic: women’s and men’s engagement rings
Since 1981, MDTdesign has been keeping pace with innovative design techniques and trends in the jewellery industry. In particular, we have seen many developments in the field of bridal pieces during the 30+ years we have been in operation. Traditional diamond engagement rings have evolved with different cuts, settings, and colours, and there is growing popularity of other precious jewels. There has also been an increase in demand for stylised men’s engagement rings that still retain a masculine quality, such as tension set rings. No matter your personal taste, our jewellers can design and craft the best engagement rings to cater to any style.
Melbourne’s best handmade engagement rings
Looking for handmade, custom engagement rings? Something uniquely yours? From classic to modern designs, the engagement rings you buy are a symbol of the love shared with your significant other. We can create unique designs for women’s or men’s engagement rings that you will treasure for eternity. All lovingly made by our hands, to be worn proudly on yours. Talk to us about your dream design and visit our Melbourne CBD Collins Street jewellery store, contact us online, or call (03) 9654 6805 to buy.
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CUSTOM RING STYLES
Solitaire (Single Stone)
The Solitaire is the most classic of all engagement rings with the most common being a 4 claw or 6 claw setting. A single Sapphire or Diamond set in a ring, all on its own, so that you may gaze at its sparkling beauty for eternity. Solitaires most often feature round “brilliant cut” diamonds, but you may choose yours from any other shape, including Emerald Cut, Princess Cut, Marquise Cut, Asscher Cut, Heart Shaped, Pear Shape, Radiant Cut or Cushion Cut.
At MDTdesign, we will help you choose the best band setting that suits you and will show off your stone in all its dazzling beauty. With so many choices, we’ll guide you through the options to help you buy the perfect ring to call your own.
Three Stone and Trilogy
Three stone, or trilogy engagement rings give you an endless array of styles to choose from.
Start with a solitaire diamond as your feature stone, accompanied by smaller diamonds set next to it to create your unique ring. Or create a 3 or 5 stone ring from a combination of different shaped stones – 3 Round or Princess Cut diamonds, a Round diamond in the centre with Pear shaped diamonds on the side. We’re dedicated to ensuring the engagement rings you buy are the ones you’ve dreamed of. Talk with our team to design custom rings that best represent your style.
UNIQUE RING STYLES
If you love the idea of a single stone, of any shape, with one or more rows of diamonds around it, then you are dreaming of Halo engagement rings.
Originally Halo engagement rings were designed to create the illusion of a larger looking diamond than if it were just set on its own. This concept has evolved into a way to add more focus to your centre featured diamond or sapphire. At MDTdesign we’ll help you design the best Halo engagement ring arrangement to fully enhance each stone’s beauty.
Where once there were only white diamonds, now you can select from a brilliant array of Pink, Champagne and Cognac Australian Argyle diamonds or even Ellendale Yellow diamonds, which are among the most coveted coloured diamonds in the world. Coloured diamonds always look best when accompanied with white diamonds.
The varying intensities of colour and differing hues make each stone truly unique and are what determines its value. Once you’ve chosen your favourite coloured diamond we won’t be surprised if you want to surround it with a Halo of white diamonds or a row of white diamonds in the band to enhance its beauty and create a truly eye-catching ring you’ll want to show off again and again.
Tension Set Rings
At MDTdesign we helped pioneer the contemporary trend for tension set diamonds and are renowned in Australia for having the largest collection as well as being customisable. These tension set rings are also known as pressure set rings or floating diamond rings.
As we hand-make 100% of our jewellery in our Melbourne workshop, we have the advanced technical skill and knowledge required to ensure your diamond is securely held in place. Hand forging, hammering and beating the metal compresses it to make it stronger and able to hold diamonds and sapphire in this unique way.
Tension setting enables light to enter your diamond from all angles, allowing all the natural brilliance and sparkle of your diamond to shine like never before. Seeing the stone from all angles adds a point of difference that will add some interest to the look of your piece. You simply won’t believe it, till you see it. Tension set styles are very popular for men’s engagement rings and we’ll be happy to discuss all our designs to help you buy the most unique ring.
Multi Diamond Set
Whether you desire diamonds set in a cluster or a row along the band, multi stone rings can be a beautifully different way to show off your personal style. Mix and match diamonds of different colours or even different stones for a truly unique look that will be unlike any other engagement rings you’ve ever seen.
You’ll love the eternal elegance that only solitaire engagement rings can bring. Keeping the focus solely on the single stone can then allow your mind to run free with options for a paired wedding band. Having either a diamond set, engraved or plain wedding band, and sometimes a combination of all can then add a more unique feel. Let us hand-craft you a classic single stone engagement ring in a vintage or modern look and you’ll see why solitaire settings are a stunning choice.
Argyle Pink Diamond
Want a diamond that’s different? Argyle pink diamond engagement rings are a rarity and will ensure your ring stands out from the crowd. With the Australian Argyle diamond mine closing in the year 2020, these pink diamonds are often smaller in size than white diamonds due to their rarity and cost. They often look best when complemented with white diamond or in a wide gold band which will help highlight the pink colour.
Tension settings give your diamond an illusion of floating within the ring, creating a truly modern engagement ring. With light free to strike the diamond from every angle, tension settings let diamonds sparkle more brilliantly.
It’s amazing how a yellow diamond in your engagement ring hints at glamour and romance. Yellow diamond rings are sophisticated and fashionable while being timeless in their design. We stock a large collection of both loose yellow diamonds as well as already set yellow diamond engagement rings.