If he likes it, then he needs to put a pretty damn impressive ring on it. We’re all girls of particular taste here at Sassy and we don’t want you ladies to settle when it comes to your engagement ring, especially since it’s going to become one of your wardrobe staples. We’ve rounded up the best engagement ring boutiques from bespoke to baroque-inspired, but sit tight ladies – this list’s gonna be a wild one.
The jewellers at Bee’s Diamonds are sure to have your ring as radiant as your wedding smile and offer bespoke services to help you bring your engagement ring vision to life. Using GIA certified diamonds to realise coloured, antique and modern rings for every woman, they work with only the most reliable diamond and gem suppliers in the business and offer a personalised experience. The delivery, production and after sale care for each of the products cuts down on the inconvenience, something we city girls absolutely detest, and will have you coming back again and again for all your bling needs.
Bee’s Diamonds, Unit 1502, 15/F, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2180 7812, www.beesdiamonds.com
Butani invites each of their customers to indulge in excellence and well Butani, don’t mind if we do! With nearly half a decade of experience in the jewellery business, Butani is the jeweller of choice for movers and shakers everywhere ranging from members of royal families to even heads of states. They focus on creating timeless bespoke pieces for each of their customers and their on-trend and impossibly imaginative team continue to reinvent classical pieces for the modern and discerning bride. With a range of haute couture jewellery that would make even Anna Wintour sit up and take notice, each of their pieces come with expert aftercare sessions so that you can ensure your ring lasts as long as your endless love. They’ve actually given us a little sneak peek at their new line of coloured engagement rings, definitely a must for the trend-setting bride!
Butani, Hotel Bonaparte, G/F, 11 Morrison Hill Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2907 6928, www.butani.com
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Christie’s Auction House
Christie’s pioneered the global auction market and is actually a really great resource for those of you vintage-aholics looking for a unique piece. With over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy but unfortunately they’ll keep you on your toes until May and November, which is when their Hong Kong auctions take place. Not all hope is lost though, if you contact one of their jewellery private sales team members, they might be able to help connect you with their international network of sellers to find exactly what you’re looking for. Going once, going twice…
Christie’s Auction House, 22/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road Central, Hong Kong, www.christies.com
Get on the inside jewellery track with the Diamond Registry, who essentially supply the diamond suppliers of Hong Kong. Serving thousands of jewellers and dealers all across the world, they hand pick only the finest diamonds and are highly respected in the industry for their annual diamond pricing reports and top customer advice on their website. While they used to exclusively serve professionals in the industry, they’ve opened their doors to connect you to your perfect diamond which is only an email and a quote away. Each experience with their staff is a friendly experience full of laughter and jewellery anecdotes- planning a wedding is stressful, but at least this part doesn’t have to be! One of our Sassy girls scoped the place out and learned that they actually supply diamonds to Lorraine Schwartz, the jeweller behind Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Blake Lively’s engagement rings. Not bad, Diamond Registry. Not bad at all.
We sent our Sassy Girl Dervla off to scope out this awesome engagement jeweller, take a look at her review here!
Diamond Registry, 6/F, Eubank Plaza, 9 Chiu Lung Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 5311, www.diamondregistry.com
Laju Daswani is known to all of her friends as Didi and a consultation with her feels just like sitting down with a gal pal for a couple of drinks. Started in 1990, Didi is dedicated to providing each of her clients with passionate and individualised attention to help you create the best piece to suit your budget. Each of her exclusive designs are the work of an internationally respected team of designers and she caters to people looking for all manner of styles, whether it be antique, contemporary or Indian bridal. Each of her one-of-a-kind haute couture products are designed to reflect the personality of its wearer, which is a pretty big reason why your man will have fallen in love with you. Did we mention that you get free cleaning appointments and long-term care with Didi? Definitely worth the money.
Didi’s Jewellery, Suite 311, 3/F, Office Tower, Lippo Sun Plaza, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 3114 7111, www.didisgroup.com
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Shopping and sincerity are two words you don’t tend to see in the same sentence anymore, but the family behind Ellis Jewellers’ are passionate about uniting their customers with their dream pieces. Whether they’re helping you custom design something or even appraise heirloom pieces, this little shop out in Stanley has a fiercely loyal following. Your engagement ring is too important to let just anybody handle it, so go with a jeweller who has only your best interests at heart.
Ellis Jewellers, G/F, 3 Stanley New Street, Stanley, 2813 0445, e-mail: [email protected]
Haywards of Hong Kong
Engagement rings are probably one of the first jewellery purchases a man’s going to buy and with a sassy girl’s particular taste, he’s going to need all the help he can get. Haywards is one of the leading bespoke jewellers in Hong Kong and attentively guide their clients through the engagement ring creative process, helping you and your man design a dream ring matched to your jewellery tastes and even your personality. With over 40 years of experience in the business, their advice is practically gold dust and they’re more than willing to share it with the buyer who doesn’t really know what to do, mocking up design ideas and creating accurate impressions of how finished pieces will look.
Haywards of Hong Kong, 233 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 2545 4400, www.haywards.com.hk
Why settle for anything less than the best? Larry Jewelry is one of the sages of Hong Kong jewellery making with over 50-years of experience under their belt. With awards from respected industry institutions such as De Beers and features in publications like Singapore Tatler, Larry Jewelry’s premium jewellery is the perfect accompaniment to the treasured ‘I do’. With a range of Hong Kong exclusive jewellery collections as well as a special bridal range, they’re not afraid of the extraordinary and dabble with adventure yellow diamonds alongside more traditional pieces. And don’t think we’ve forgotten about you sassy brides-to-be down in Singapore, Larry Jewelry offers their services there too!
Larry Jewelry, G/F, 72 Queen’s Road Central, Central, 2521 1268, www.larryjewelry.com
Melville Fine Jewellery
Everybody in the wedding business tends to know one another, so when one of our featured wedding planners Sejal from The Tale of 2 recommended Melville Fine Jewellery, we had to take a look. Founded by Nathalie Melville, a graduate from the world-renowned art and design college Central Saint Martin’s, Nathalie blends innovation with her commitment to ethical practice. Each of her handcrafted designs use only Fairtrade precious metals (the only jeweller in Hong Kong to do so) and conflict-free diamonds and stones. Specialising in bespoke jewellery, everything is created by Nathalie herself but we’ve got to say that her unique engagement ring collection is absolutely to die for. (If someone could buy us the vintage chic Bonita ring, we’d be eternally grateful.) Her imaginative twists on classic takes are sure to bring a tear to your eye- they certainly did in our Sassy scoop here. We’re so in love with Nathalie that we even asked her to be one of our That Brides, keep an eye out for her interview in the near future!
By appointment only. Organise one either through her website or by email/telephone below.
You didn’t think we could express our undying love for Nathalie in just one paragraph, did you? Take a look out our full review here!
Melville Fine Jewellery, 2857 7751, www.melvillejewellery.com
Palais Royal Paris
On a street corner on Hollywood Road, there’s a beautiful little boutique whose jewellery displays scream out for your attention. Enter Palais Royal Paris’s flagship store, Hong Kong’s finest purveyor of vintage and antique jewellery feature pieces spanning across 1880-1970, and their beautiful pieces are curated as attentively as fine art. With over 25-years of experience in the vintage and antique jewellery business, their team are dab hands at internationally sourcing your something olds from famous brands such as Cartier, Boucheron and more across a period of styles such as art nouveau and art deco. Each consultation with their team is an attentive and highly personalised experience, ensuring that you get the best for your budget as well as their years of passionate expertise and let’s be honest – if your man’s buying alone, he’s going to need some.
See our full review here.
Palais Royal Paris, G/F, 74A, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2964 9088, www.palaisroyalparis.com
If you’re looking for the perfect rock, Paloma Diamonds is definitely your port of call. With over thirty years of experience manufacturing diamonds in Russia and Israel, we’ve been told that the director Eitan Anidjar is capable of finding almost any stone you want. Compromise isn’t a word in Paloma’s diamond dictionary and this family-run business is defined by their passion, high quality products and commitment to their customers. You won’t be able to get your rings designed here unfortunately, but with Eitan’s expertise, we’re sure he can point you in the right direction.
Paloma Diamonds, Unit 1203, 12/F, Siu Ying Commercial Building, 151-155 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 3105 0126, www.palomadiamonds.com
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We’ve only heard great things about Christine and her first class service; she’s absolutely the option for the girl who knows exactly what she wants. If you bring in a photo of what you want or at least a very strong idea, she’ll be able to sketch up a true-to-vision draft and bring it all to life. Don’t knock her ready-to-wear stuff either, with her stunning and creative pieces, we’d love to live inside her head for a little while.
Power Jewellery, 19-21 Hankow Road, Hong Kong, 2376 1788, e-mail: [email protected]
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For a warm family-run experience, head on down to Premier Jewellery and sit down with their qualified and friendly gemologists. Featured by Lonely Planet as a must-see attraction in Hong Kong, Premier Jewellery offers their bespoke jewellery service along the Holiday Inn Golden Mile alongside the best of the industry’s best. The breadth of their offering is huge and they love educating their customers, they even do gemstone crash courses for groups of up to twelve. The owner Henry Cheng is highly knowledgable and one of the kindest gentlemen we’ve ever met.
Premier Jewellery, Shop G14-15, G/F, Holiday Inn Golden Mile Shopping Mall, 50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2368 0003
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Ronald Abram’s collection of beautiful wedding rings can definitely be your something new, but we love how each of his pieces still retains a sleek vintage sensibility that’s sartorially timeless. With over forty years in the Hong Kong diamond business, Ronald Abram is something of a leader in the industry and as such you can find his boutiques in two of the most discerning luxury hotels in the 852: The Pensinsula and Mandarin Oriental. His inspirations know no time period or even colour, and to be honest, isn’t the perfect marriage an eternal and vibrant one?
Ronald Abram, address 1: The Peninsula Hotel, Mezzanine Floor, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2312 0330, address 2: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Mezzanine Floor, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 1234, www.ronaldabram.com
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With a quarter of decade in the business, RS Jewellers has stood out as a specialist in 22k gold and fine jewellery in the Hong Kong bling scene. Each of their exquisite and elegant pieces are meticulously crafted and their range isn’t limited to diamonds; they incorporate precious and semi-precious stones into their pieces as well for the nonconventional bride. You’ll find them amidst the sea of jewellers in Holiday Inn’s Golden Mile, or what we at Sassy call the crystal cut brick road!
RS Jewellers, Shop G12, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.rsjewellers.com
These bespoke diamond masters create beautiful pieces in collaboration with their treasured clients (that’s you) for their precious day (your engagement!). They’ve been in the business for nearly a decade now and each experience with them is an enjoyable one, helping couples source diamonds and create jewellery tailored to your individual budgets. If you wander down to their Facebook page, you’ll be able to take a look at their bespoke creations in their Featured of the Week albums (including one of our favourite girls Kim Mills’ mosaic meets heirloom masterpiece here). If you’re aSsassy jet-setter then there are definite ways around that; Ryder Diamonds actually deals with a lot of overseas clients as well and will be more than willing to accommodate you!
Ryder Diamonds, 10/F, Kimley Building, 142-146 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2805 2589, www.ryderdiamonds.com
Tayma Fine Jewellery
There aren’t many jewellers in Hong Kong with a distinctly European aesthetic and we like to think our girl Tayma is the best one. Drawing inspiration from everything from Renaissance portraits to even Aboriginal legends, each of her pieces are tasteful twists on tradition in all the colours of the rainbow. While we love her new collections (her Dreamtime range is definitely a Sassy pick), she also offers a bespoke jewellery service for those of you looking for something a little more unique- whether it be engagement, wedding or even eternity rings.
Tayma Fine Jewellery, Shop 252, 2/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5280, www.taymajewellery.com
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and the relationship definitely goes both ways in Temptations’ case. This glamorous jewellers is run by women for women and aims to create timeless pieces that accentuate the natural beauty within all of us. All of their ethically sourced and conflict-free diamonds are transformed in the hands of the Buxani women into wonderful pieces that could be little museum exhibits all on their own, inspired by everything ranging from Mogul art to Persion motifs. We love that they’ve brought their heritage into the business as well, catering to Indian brides with a selection of gorgeous traditional Indian jewellery. These jewellery consultants also specialise in creating bespoke pieces for discerning clientele and are definitely the cream of the diamond-studded crop.
If you’re still not convinced, check out our glowing review of their services here!
Temptations, 2722 0268, www.temptations.com.hk
The 5th C
There’s no competing with the prices that people in the diamond business can negotiate, which is why we love that The 5th C is dedicated to sharing wholesale diamonds at wholesale prices with their customers. Their bespoke jewellery service begins with a consultation where they educate customers about the dos and don’ts of diamond buying, allowing you to choose from their wide range of internationally sourced conflict-free loose diamonds. They want your jewellery to be a reflection of your inner self, which is why they involve all their customers in the design process to arrive at a piece that meets all of your desires and showcases their years of jewellery expertise. We love that they’ll actually help you upgrade existing settings if you decide to one up that diamond and provide aftercare services, which include your repair and resizing needs.
Jessica, the owner, has been an absolute sweetheart and has even written up a guide to buying diamonds for Sassy readers here!
The 5th C, Suite A&B, 11/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Hong Kong, 2654 6288, www.the5thc.com
Now you’ve scored your bling, you’re going to have to get started on wedding planning. Don’t worry though, Sassy’s got you covered with our in depth guides to planning a wedding in Hong Kong! For more wedding inspiration and tips check out what our That Brides had to say in our exclusive interviews.