Shopping for an engagement ring in Hong Kong? These jewellers and diamond boutiques are solid as a rock.
As a symbol of everlasting love, your engagement ring is the one accessory you’ll be wearing every day, for the rest of your life – so there’s no reason to settle for anything but the best. Finding the perfect ring can be quite daunting, especially amongst all the other wedding preparations. Before you decide on the venue, dress, photographer, catering, and honeymoon location, picking your ring is a priority. But worry not, we’ve done some of the homework for you and compiled a list of the best engagement ring boutiques in town. Happy ring hunting!
Using her background in design and fashion, together with her strong family history in the diamond industry, Niya K is able to provide a truly personalised and bespoke service for when you’re hunting for that perfect piece of jewellery. Offering an immensely personal and interactive experience, as well as providing a variety of options that have been hand picked specially to suit your criteria, when shopping for your engagement ring, Niya K stands out as one of the best in Hong Kong. The website also has the handy “Buying a Diamond” section, that can help to give you an accurate price range for your diamond, factoring in the shape, colour, clarity and size that you desire. And if you’re in need of extra assistance, Niyati is more than happy to set up a call (or you can even WhatsApp her!) to help you find your ideal diamond. Niya K isn’t just for the ladies either, as when it comes to the big day, the experts also specialise in creating making wedding bands for men!
Get on the inside jewellery track with Diamond Registry, who essentially supply diamond suppliers in Hong Kong. Serving thousands of jewellers and dealers all across the world, the Diamond Registry experts hand-pick only the finest diamonds and are highly respected in the industry for its annual diamond pricing reports and top customer advice both offline and on its website. While it used to exclusively serve professionals in the industry, it has opened its doors to connect you to your perfect diamond – which is only an email and a quote away. Each experience with its staff is a friendly experience full of laughter, jewellery anecdotes and insider knowledge – 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 DR actually supply diamonds to Lorraine Schwartz, the jeweller behind Hollywood’s biggest stars Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé Knowles, Lady Gaga and Blake Lively’s engagement rings. Not bad, Diamond Registry. Not bad at all! Have a peek at the review here.
Diamond Registry, 6/F, Eubank Plaza, 9 Chiu Lung Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2116 5311, www.diamondregistry.com
We’re all for a bit of bling, but when it comes to the bling, we’ve got our (ring) fingers crossed that it’s going to be special (and extra sparkly). Ranked 1st on TripAdvisor, it’s easy to see why Bee’s Diamonds is on our list. The raving reviews all point to a exclusive boutique tucked up in one of Central’s swankiest skyscrapers. Long-time hongkongers flock to this hidden gem for their exceptional sparkly diamonds. Bee’s is known for having the purest diamonds, so rare in HK that even local and online dealers seek diamonds from them. And with over 40 years of experience in the trade, it’s easy to see why Bee’s has formed a bit of a cult following among its clientele. The customers here are taught to go beyond basic GIA, top secret tips are traded so you’re equipped with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions for yourself – it’s one of the most important days of your life after all! And as a bonus, because of decades of artisanal experience, entirely customised engagement rings can often be crafted in just a matter of days! So, why wait to pop the question?
Bee’s Diamonds, Unit 401, 4/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2180 7812, www.beesdiamonds.com
The 5th C
Looking for the perfect diamond? The 5th C will get you sorted. The founder, Jessica Cu, has spent the last two decades working in the diamond and jewellery manufacturing industry, giving her access to the best possible stones at every budget. Jessica and her business partner have developed a diamond cutting facility in Israel, with a wide network and access to other diamond and gem suppliers around the world. Jessica, who does bespoke jewellery, understands that buying an engagement ring is an important, exciting and ever-lasting decision – so she’s made it her mission to guide you through the entire process. With technical know-how, she can explain all the ins and outs of picking the perfect diamond to her customers, making it as clear cut as possible, and providing a personalised, heartfelt experience you’ll always remember.
Sassy Perk: All Sassy Readers get an 18% discount on his and hers wedding bands, plus 18% off the ready-to-wear jewellery collection.
With over 30 years in the business, RS Jewellers stands out as a specialist in 22k gold and fine jewellery in the Hong Kong scene. Each of the exquisite pieces are meticulously hand crafted, and the range isn’t limited to diamonds – it incorporates precious and semi-precious stones into pieces for the unconventional bride. RS Jewellers specialises in custom made looks, with options for design, setting, solitaire shape and size. The store sources and carries a wide range of GIA certified diamonds at wholesale prices, striving to help you create the perfect ring for your perfect day. Other products include bridal jewellery, day-to-day fine diamond jewellery and a wide range of 22K gold pieces.
Sassy Perk: As a bonus, Sassy readers get a special discount of 40% on fine diamond jewellery listed prices until the end of 2018.
HN Jewelry doesn’t just sell jewellery – it makes it! Terence Lee is the 3rd generation of HN Jewelry – who now runs the company with his family as his inspiration. The jewellers have come a long way since 1968, when Terence’s father opened his workshop on Gough Street in Central. In 1995, HN Jewelry Co. was launched at Queen’s Road, Central. With over 50 years of combined fine jewellery experience, this is a one-stop location for handmade intricate pieces that use high quality gemstones, ensuring your ring really is one-of-a-kind. Head over to the newly renovated shop which still showcases parts of the vintage workshop, to watch the jewellery master hand-making the fine pieces in person – whilst you shop for your own, of course. If you’re looking for the perfect ring HN Jewelry is not to be missed. This personalised yellow gold marquise diamond ring is one of our personal favourites. Check out HN Jewelry instagram for more designs.
Sassy Perk: Use the Sassy Reader discount code ‘SASSY18’ online or in store for 10% off selected items.
Founded by Swiss-born, Hong Kong-based jeweller Marielle Byworth, Marijoli is all about embracing individuality and expressing your own unique style. Book a personal consultation with Marielle and let her take you through her imaginative bespoke designs. From diamonds combined with black vinyl, rubies paired with wood and gemstones perched on tempered metal, her out-of-the-box combinations take engagement rings to whole new avant-garde level. Your ring will definitely be a talking point well after your wedding day!
Marijoli, PMQ Unit S412, 4/F, Block A, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2858 5958, www.marijoli.com
Falconer is one of the oldest and most trusted jewellers in Hong Kong (since 1855!), and while it started out making watches and chronometers, it has evolved over the years to handle diamonds, pearls and coloured gemstones. All the iconic pieces are meticulously handcrafted, and the exquisite craftsmanship shines through in each creation. Have a look at the signature Ashoka diamond ring – now that has got to be the ultimate symbol of eternal love.
Falconer Jewellers, ML4-5 Mezzanine Floor, The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2369 4765, www.falconer.com.hk
We love supporting homegrown brands, and PN Diamond comes highly recommended. Established in 2001, PN offers over 800 unique designs in a variety of metals, including platinum, 18K white gold and 18K rose gold. We are a firm believer of getting more bang for your buck, so we are happy to report that these engagement rings are within the budget-friendly range. That does not mean the pieces will compromise on quality though – all their 0.30ct and above diamonds are GIA-certified.
PN Diamond, address 1: Shop M40A, Moko, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2890 7780, address 2: Shop 9A, iSQUARE, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2327 9628, www.pn-diamond.com.hk
We can’t get enough of delicate Japanese designs, so here’s another place to have on your radar. TASAKI is Japan’s premier jeweller, and lucky for us, they have boutiques right here in Hong Kong. While it prides itself on superior quality pearls, what really caught our eye is the trademarked SAKURAGOLD series. Inspired by cherry blossoms, TASAKI has developed a gold with pink hue that complements the natural colour of all complexions. Marry that with a beautifully cut diamond and you have the perfect engagement ring! TASAKI is also a sightholder of The De Beers Group of Companies, which basically means it is on a pretty exclusive list of companies who are allowed to purchase rough diamonds in bulk. Impressive!
TASAKI, address 1: Shop No. 123, 1st Floor, Lee Garden 2, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2252 3066, address 2: Lane Crawford, 3 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, www.tasaki.com.hk
WP Diamonds is a leading purchaser of designer jewellery, luxury watches and loose diamonds from customers across the globe. Founded in 2012, with offices in the US and the UK, WP Diamonds has now expanded into Asia by opening a Hong Kong office. As a brand, WP Diamonds believes that the experience of selling valuable pieces should be kept as the top priority.
WP Diamonds, 6 Duddell Street, Suite 604, Central, Hong Kong, 2997 7039, www.wpdiamonds.hk
If simple, sleek and chic is more your style, then it’s worth paying a visit to I-Primo. Touting themselves as Japan’s number one wedding ring specialty brand, it offers delicate, subtle designs that elongate fingers. Each engagement ring in the collection is named after a star or a zodiac sign, and some even have design concept stories behind them. And because you’ll be wearing this ring every day of your life, I-Primo makes sure that each ring goes through a special polishing process to soften the inside edges. Remember to make a reservation online or by phone beforehand, so you don’t have to wait to be served during peak hours.
I-Primo, No. 452 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2834 6670, www.iprimo.hk
Butani invites customers to indulge in excellence. 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. It focuses on creating timeless bespoke pieces for all customers and the 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 the pieces come with expert aftercare sessions so that you can ensure your ring lasts as long as your love.
Butani, ML7, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2907 6928 , www.butani.com
Laju Daswani is known to all of her friends as Didi, and a consultation with her feels just like sitting down with a mate for a couple of drinks. Started in 1990, Didi’s Jewellery is dedicated to providing clients with passionate and individualised attention to help you create the best piece to suit your budget. Each of the exclusive designs are the work of an internationally respected team of designers and it caters to people looking for all styles, whether it’s antique, contemporary or Indian bridal. Each of her one-of-a-kind haute couture products are designed to reflect the personality of its wearer. You also get free cleaning appointments and long-term care.
Didi’s Jewellery, Suite 311, 3/F, Office Tower, Lippo Sun Plaza, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 3114 7111, www.didisgroup.com
The family behind Ellis Jewellery 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 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 Jewellery, 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 he’s going to need all the help he can get. Haywards is one of the leading bespoke jewellers in Hong Kong and it attentively guides clients through the engagement ring creative process, helping you and your man design a dream ring matched to your jewellery tastes and personality. With over 40 years of experience in the business, Haywards advice is gold dust, and the experts are more than willing to share it with the confused (and indecisive) buyers. Think: mocking up design ideas and creating accurate impressions of how finished pieces will look.
Haywards of Hong Kong, Room 904, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Hong Kong, 2545 4400, www.haywards.com.hk
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. The Hong Kong auctions take place in May and November, so plan ahead if you want to make sure you get your hands on the jewels of your choice. You can also contact one of the jewellery private sales team members, who’ll be able to connect you with an 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
Larry Jewelry is one of the sages of Hong Kong jewellery making with over 50-years of experience under its belt. With awards from respected industry institutions such as De Beers, 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, it’s not afraid of the extraordinary. The styles dabble with adventurous yellow diamonds alongside more traditional pieces.
Larry Jewelry, Shop G5, G/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, 2521 1268, www.larryjewelry.com
Melville Fine Jewellery
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, and conflict-free diamonds and stones. Specialising in bespoke jewellery, everything is created by Nathalie herself. Her imaginative twists on classic takes are stunning, stylish and sustainable.
Melville Fine Jewellery, 13/F Cheong Sun Tower, 118 Wing Lok St Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Entrance on Tung Loi Lane), by appointment only, 2857 7751, www.melvillejewellery.com
For a warm family-run experience, head on down to Premier Jewellery and sit down with the qualified and friendly gemologists. Featured by Lonely Planet as a must-see attraction in Hong Kong, Premier Jewellery offers a bespoke jewellery service along the Holiday Inn Golden Mile alongside the best of the industry. The breadth of the offering is huge and the staff here love educating their customers. They even offer gemstone crash courses for groups of up to twelve. The owner Henry Cheng is highly knowledgeable, kind and honest.
Premier Jewellery, Shop G14-15, G/F, Holiday Inn Golden Mile Shopping Mall, 50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2368 0003
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 passion, high quality products and commitment to 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
We’ve only heard great things about Christine and her first class service – she’s an ideal 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 already made items either, with her stunning and creative pieces, there’s plenty ready to buy.
Power Jewellery, 19-21 Hankow Road, Hong Kong, 2376 1788, e-mail: [email protected]
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 timeless. With over forty years in the Hong Kong diamond business, Ronald Abram is a leader in the industry and you can find his boutiques in two of the most discerning luxury hotels in town: The Pensinsula and Mandarin Oriental.
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
These bespoke diamond masters will create a beautiful piece for precious engagement day. Each experience with them is an enjoyable one, helping couples source diamonds and create jewellery tailored to individual budgets. If you check out the Facebook page, you’ll be able to take a look at the bespoke creations. And, if you’re a jet-setter then there are definite ways around that: Ryder Diamonds actually deal with a lot of overseas clients, and will be more than willing to accommodate you!
Ryder Diamonds, 9/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 Tayma is one of the best. 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 set collections, 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 109, 1st Floor Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2525 5280, www.taymajewellery.com
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 these 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.
Temptations, Unit 2813, 28/F, North Tower, Concordia Plaza, 1 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, 2722 0268, www.temptations.com.hk
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. The beautiful pieces are curated as attentively as fine art. With over 25 years of experience in the vintage and antique jewellery business, the team are known for internationally sourcing your something olds from famous brands such as Cartier and Boucheron, across a period of styles such as art nouveau and art deco. Each consultation is an attentive and highly personalised experience, ensuring that you get the best for your budget as well as years of passionate expertise.
Palais Royal Paris, G/F, 74A, Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2964 9088, www.palaisroyalparis.com
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written in 2014 by Megan Hills and was updated in June 2018 by Vivian Lee and Tania Shroff.