Shopping for an engagement ring in Hong Kong? These jewellers and diamond boutiques are solid as a rock.
As a symbol of everlasting love, an engagement ring is the one accessory you or your beloved will wear every day for the rest of your lives, so it’s important to get it right. However, we know that’s easier said than done – especially when the majority of us have very little experience in shopping for expensive jewels. It’s a good job then that Hong Kong is home to a wide range of engagement ring boutiques, all packed to the brim with vast collections of bling for you to choose from, alongside helpful and informative jewellery experts to guide you every step of the way. Here’s a list of our favourites. Happy ring hunting!
Struggling to find the perfect engagement ring? We recommend going bespoke with Niya K – a Hong Kong-based jewellery brand specialising in custom engagement rings and other diamond jewellery at spectacular prices! Along with personal consultations for each client (from which you’ll receive a number of proposals based on your preferences), founder Niyati will be on hand throughout the entire creation process to ensure you end up with an engagement ring you truly love. Make sure to also check out the website, which features a handy “Buying a Diamond” section to help you find your perfect jewel based on shape, colour, clarity and size. We also heard that in addition to natural-mined diamonds, Niya K offers lab-grown diamonds! In a rush to pop the question? Good news – Niya K has been known to meet some very tight deadlines, and has never yet missed a delivery date!
Looking for the perfect diamond? The 5th C has got you covered. For over 20 years, founder and diamond expert Jessica Cu of The 5th C has been adorning the hands, necks and wrists of celebrities and socialites. What sets her apart is her passion for finding and supplying the best stones sourced from Israel, along with her eye for contemporary designs. Jessica relishes in helping first-time buyers and seasoned jewellery lovers alike select the perfect stone and setting, with a wide selection of options that will suit anyone’s price range. She understands that buying an engagement ring is an important, exciting and ever-lasting decision, so she’s made it her mission to personally guide you through the entire process. With technical know-how, she can explain all the ins and outs of picking the perfect diamond, making it as clear cut as possible, and providing an intimate and heartfelt experience you’ll always remember.
RYDER Diamonds is Hong Kong’s leading personalised diamond shopping experience, headed by the city’s most acclaimed female diamond merchant Sally Ryder. RYDER offers a journey, not just the sale of a piece of jewellery. As one of the few jewellers in the city that houses its own onsite workshop, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes insight into how your special piece of jewellery can be created with you and your style in mind. Clients can look forward to being welcomed into a boutique environment that is passionate about honouring the age-old techniques of quality design and hand craftsmanship. Not only will you receive expert advice on everything there is to know about buying a diamond at the most competitive price in town, you’ll be dazzled by the artistry that goes into creating your very own unique masterpiece.
Sassy Perk: Follow @ryderdiamonds on Instagram and enjoy 10% off a purchase of up to $5,000 from the RYDER collection. Offer valid from now until Thursday, 24 December, 2020 (cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers).
Being such a big investment, you want to go with a tried-and-trusted jeweller for your engagement ring. Winner of the 2019 Sassy Reader Awards for Best Jewellery Brand, it’s not hard to see why you picked this bespoke jeweller as the best in Hong Kong. Whilst other dealers often borrow low-quality diamonds from an open market, Bee’s buys its own diamonds to ensure it has the first pick of the best. One of the longest-running establishments in the city, Bee’s has curated a wide collection of one-of-a-kind, investment-grade diamonds. Clients can expect grade-defying features that go beyond even GIA standards. What’s more, the service at Bee’s is renowned for being a cut above the rest. Talk about an exceptional find.
Bee’s Diamonds, Unit 401, 4/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2180 7812, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.beesdiamonds.com, www.facebook.com/beesdiamonds, www.instagram.com/beesdiamonds
As much as we love all things shiny, the environmental cost of traditional diamond mining practices leave a lot to be desired. Thankfully, The Diamond Library’s selection of lab-grown rocks means we no longer have to choose between sustainability and our dream diamond engagement ring. Displaying all the brilliance of a mined diamond, yet none of the conflict (or extortionate pricing!), the brand’s designs are crafted by skilled artisans, all of whom have a minimum of 10 to 15 years’ experience. Don’t know where to begin? No problem. The Diamond Library’s expert concierge team is on hand to help you through the whole process. The brand also hosts regular educational seminars, which will have you up to speed on the allure of lab-grown diamonds in no time.
Sassy Perk: Get a 10% discount on all setting charges from now until 28 February, 2021 when you make use of The Diamond Library’s concierge services.
The Diamond Library, 601/C, 6/F, Harbour Centre, Tower 6, 8 Hok Cheung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 5664 1228, email@example.com, www.thediamondlibrary.com, www.facebook.com/TheDiamondLibrary, www.instagram.com/thediamondlibrary
HN Jewelry doesn’t just sell jewellery – it makes it! Terence Lee is the third generation of HN Jewelry, taking over from his dad and grandad before him to bring us over 50 years of combined fine jewellery experience. The jeweller has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1968, when Terence’s father opened his first workshop on Gough Street in Central. Now with a prominent Queen’s Road workshop meets showroom to its name, HN Jewelry has become a one-stop location for made-to-order handmade pieces crafted from the highest quality D to F colour, VS clarity diamonds and gemstones. This personalised yellow gold marquise diamond ring is one of our favourites from the collection. Check out HN Jewelry’s Instagram for more!
With over 50 years of experience in sourcing diamonds and gemstones from gem cutting centres in Belgium, Israel and India, this mother-and-son company is dedicated to providing its clients with an intimate, informative and enjoyable engagement ring-buying experience. Here you can select from the crème de la crème of precious stones and will be carefully guided through the personalised jewellery design process. From the initial sketch, computer-aided design, wax prototype to the final product, watch your one-of-a-kind ring take form from start to finish. Didi’s makes the whole process so fun, there’s a very good chance you’ll be going back to make your wedding bands soon after (or for an anniversary present down the line!).
Sassy Perk: Receive a complimentary jewellery cleaner when you purchase an engagement ring. Sassy readers can also enjoy a further 10% off any subsequent purchase of in-stock jewellery under $25,000. Offer valid within 1 year of the original purchase made before October 2021.
Prioritising knowledge and transparency above all else, Vivaz, founded by Sunaina Chand, works together with diamond site holders and highly-experienced designers to bring you an engagement ring you’ll love for years to come. Specialising in natural solitaire rings for him and her, alongside a collection of contemporary-inspired fine diamond jewellery, Vivaz is perfect for the modern bride or groom-to-be. When it comes to buying a forever rock, we especially love how Sunaina and her team take the time to guide clients to make an informed choice, while ensuring that their investment is secure and above board, with all the correct documentation. Overall, by combining style and substance, Vivaz works to take you on a journey beyond the 4Cs in order to get you the best and most beautiful engagement ring possible.
Looking for a rock that will truly impress? Visit Diamond ICQ’s elegant showroom and browse through its extensive collection of rare GIA-certified diamonds. Diamond ICQ boasts a dazzling inventory of more than 10,000 stones and thousands of design settings to choose from. With the help of its in-house diamond experts, you’re sure to find something you love. From heart-shaped diamonds to classic emerald cuts, once you’ve hand-picked your stones you can begin to build the ring of your dreams. When you’re investing in a piece of jewellery that will last you a lifetime, you want it to be just right. Book your appointment with Diamond ICQ now to get started!
Sassy Perk: Get 40% off ring settings upon purchasing a diamond ring. Offer valid from Sunday, 1 November, 2020 until Monday, 30 November, 2020.
For exceptional custom-made diamond jewellery that won’t break the bank, head straight to KristinaTruDiamonds. Having made a name for herself in the diamond industry, founder Kristina Tru knows quality when she sees it. The company only works with traceable natural gems and Kimberley Process-certified conflict-free diamonds, so you can shop completely guilt free! What’s more, it values price transparency and cuts out the middleman to sell directly to you for a fraction of the typical retailer’s price. Working with skilled artisans to bring your dream design to life, you can expect the highest standard in fine jewellery making, whether you’re looking to create your own unique engagement ring, wedding band or even a birthday or anniversary gift. If designing a piece completely from scratch sounds a little daunting, you can browse through its online shop to check out its ready-to-wear jewellery collection that can be customised to your liking.
Sassy Perk: Sassy readers can enjoy 15% off any order of Custom Design Jewels and 20% off any online purchase from shop.kristinatrudiamonds.com using the code Sassy20OFF. The offer will be valid until Wednesday, 31 March, 2021 – so consider your Christmas, New Year’s and Valentine’s Day gift sorted!
KristinaTruDiamonds, 7/F, Grand Millenium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 5529 5677, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kristinatrudiamonds.com, shop.kristinatrudiamonds.com, www.facebook.com/KristinaTruDiamonds, www.instagram.com/KristinaTruDiamonds
For rings with a little more personality, look no further than Ame Gallery’s collection. Designed as wearable art, the gallery specialises in fine jewellery for the modern bride. The stunning pieces are designed and handcrafted by artisans from all over the world. From two-tone rings, designs inspired by graffiti art and bands that mimic the texture of wood, the engagement and wedding ring collection features a range of unique styles. All of the designs are fully customisable and Ame Gallery also offers bespoke design services by its in-house team in Hong Kong for those who have something more specific in mind. To make your purchase even more special, 30% of all online sales will be donated to two Hong Kong charities in October and November.
Sassy Perk: Ame Gallery is offering to host a bridal shower party of up to six guests at its gallery (complete with complimentary drinks and goodie bags!), for Sassy readers who purchase wedding jewellery worth $30,000 or more.
We can’t get enough of delicate Japanese designs, so it’s no surprise to see TASAKI, Japan’s premier jeweller, make an appearance on our list. While the brand prides itself on superior quality pearls, the trademarked SAKURAGOLD series is worth checking out for an engagement ring to remember. Inspired by cherry blossoms, the pieces come in a beautiful rose gold hue which complements the natural colour of all complexions. Marry that with beautifully-cut diamonds and you have some of the prettiest engagement ring designs we’ve ever seen. What’s more, TASAKI is a Sightholder of The De Beers Group of Companies. This basically means that it’s on a pretty exclusive list of companies who are allowed to purchase rough diamonds in bulk. Impressive!
Hong Kong stalwart RS Jewellers is the expert in 22K gold and fine jewellery. The exquisite pieces are meticulously hand crafted and custom-made for each client. Though diamonds are the big draw for this brand (the store sources and carries a wide range of GIA-certified diamonds at wholesale prices), its collection isn’t limited to these jewels alone. RS Jewellers further specialises in a variety of precious and semi-precious stones, ideal for the unconventional bride.
This glamorous family-run jewellers has over a quarter century of history and experience in creating timeless pieces that accentuate the natural beauty within us all. Every one of the brand’s ethically-sourced and conflict-free diamonds are transformed in the hands of the Buxani women into wonderful pieces that could be a museum exhibit in their own right. Inspired by rich Mogul art and Persian motifs, we love that the girls have brought their heritage into the business as well, catering to Indian brides with a selection of gorgeous traditional Indian jewellery.
Sassy favourite Aliya Fine Jewellery has become our top choice when it comes to contemporary fine jewellery pieces for everyday wear, but did you know that the brand also offers a bespoke service? From the idea, to the style, choice of metals, diamonds and the final production, you will be 100% involved in the entire process of creating your dream engagement ring. And if you have an old piece of jewellery that you want to refresh, the Aliya team has extensive experience in redesigning and modernising older pieces too!
If you have an elaborate design in mind but don’t think it would be possible to recreate it, think again. For Miyagawa Mina, no design is too complex or intricate. The brand specialises in creating fully-customisable jewellery, whether you want an old piece remodelled or an entirely new, one-of-a-kind piece designed from scratch. As a bonus, Miyagawa Mina prides itself on sourcing high quality materials and sells them at affordable prices, ensuring that all of its pieces are investible (and might even grow in value!).
As one of the city’s original bespoke diamond jewellers, this father-son company is well-versed in guiding confused (and often indecisive) buyers through the engagement ring buying process, offering expert advice and cementing personal relationships with clients along the way. From designing initial sketches to stone selection and finishing touches, the process is truly bespoke. Looking for something that extra bit special? The team pride themselves on their ability to source exclusive rare stones. And for those wanting to transform an old family heirloom, it’s worth mentioning that Haywards are a Hong Kong go-to for reconstruction services.
If simple, sleek and chic is more your style, then it’s worth paying a visit to I-Primo. Touting itself as Japan’s number one wedding ring specialty brand, I-Primo offers subtle delicate designs that are the very epitome of elegance. Each engagement ring in the collection is named after a star or a zodiac sign, and some even have design concept stories behind them. 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 beforehand so you don’t have to wait to be served during peak hours.
London-based Lark & Berry is a celebrity favourite and trusty go-to for affordable modern fine jewellery and sustainably sourced cultured diamonds. Choose from its stunning collection of engagement rings and make adjustments as you please, or work with an expert (in-person or virtually) to create your own design. Lark & Berry will show you a 3D image of your ring to make sure you’re 100% happy with it. What’s more, with a passion for environmental consciousness, Lark & Berry promises to donate five trees to non-profit One Tree Planted for every purchase made online or in-store.
With over thirty years of experience manufacturing diamonds in Russia and Israel, we’ve been told that director Eitan Anidjar is capable of finding almost any stone you want – compromise isn’t a word in Paloma Diamonds’ dictionary! This family-run business is defined by passion, quality and commitment to customers. It’s worth noting that after sourcing your rock, you unfortunately won’t be able to get your ring designed here. However, with Eitan’s expertise, we’re positive he can point you in the right direction to someone who can.
We love supporting homegrown brands and PN 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 firm believers in value for money, so we’re happy to report that these engagement rings are within the budget-friendly range. That doesn’t mean the pieces compromise on quality though. PN prides itself on using GIA-certified jewels for 0.3K diamonds and above!
For a warm family-run experience, head down to Premier Jewellery. 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 (the city’s jewel Mecca!). The breadth of the offering is huge, and the staff here love educating their customers. Interested in brushing up on your diamond knowledge? Premier Jewellery offers gemstone crash courses.
With over 50 years of experience under its belt, Larry Jewelry is one of the great sages of Hong Kong jewellery. The brand has garnered many awards from respected industry institutions (including De Beers!) over the years. Larry Jewelry’s premium collection is the perfect accompaniment to the treasured “I do”. Look out for the brand’s range of Hong Kong exclusive jewellery collections, in addition to its special bridal selection. The styles dabble with adventurous yellow diamonds alongside more traditional pieces.
Founded by Nathalie Melville, a graduate from the world-renowned art and design college Central Saint Martin’s, Nathalie blends innovation with a commitment to ethical practice. Each of her handcrafted designs use only Fairtrade precious metals or conflict-free diamonds and stones. Specialising in bespoke jewellery, everything is created by Nathalie herself. We especially love her imaginative twists on classic designs, which are equal parts stunning, stylish and, most importantly, sustainable. Consultations are by appointment only!
With an eye for the unusual, TAYMA Fine Jewellery delights with its contemporary elegant pieces that are designed with the modern woman in mind. Drawing inspiration from the jewel itself, TAYMA stands out from the crowd with its selection of coloured gemstone engagement rings which offer a tasteful twist on tradition. Still can’t find what you’re looking for? We recommend consulting with Tayma herself directly for a bespoke engagement ring option.
Sassy Perk: Exclusive to Sassy readers, TAYMA is offering complimentary design services (including drawing and wax moulding), in addition to 10% off the existing handmade collection and 10% off in-house loose gemstones. Valid from now until December 2020.
Diamonds are forever, making them the perfect jewel with which to commemorate your everlasting love. But how can you make sure you’re getting the best bling for your buck? Enter The Diamond Registry, Hong Kong’s premier supplier of diamonds since 1961. Highly respected in the industry, The Diamond Registry prides itself on selling the prized rocks at wholesale prices, straight to the public. Simply head online or in-store (by appointment) to browse the full range of GIA-certified diamonds, before working with the brand’s team of expert designers to create your dream engagement ring.
After over four decades in the Hong Kong diamond business, the House of Abram is one of the city’s undisputed industry leaders. The Mandarin Oriental doesn’t let just anyone set up shop within its luxury premises! While a piece from Ronald Abram’s collection of beautiful wedding rings is our dream “something new”, we love how the designs retain a sleek vintage sensibility. This is timeless opulence at its finest.
You may know Christie’s as the global auction pioneer, but it’s also a really great resource for one-of-a-kind vintage bling! With over 450 auctions annually in over 80 categories, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. The Hong Kong jewel auctions take place in May and November, so plan ahead 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. Going once, going twice…
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. If diamonds are your thing, make sure to check out the signature Ashoka diamond ring. Bling bling indeed!
Editor’s Note: This post was originally written in 2014 by Megan Hills and was most recently updated on 22, October 2020.
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Featured image courtesy of CSA Images via Getty, image 1 courtesy of Niya K, image 2 courtesy of The 5th C, image 3 courtesy of RYDER Diamonds, image 4 courtesy of Bee’s Diamonds, image 5 courtesy of The Diamond Library, image 6 courtesy of HN Jewelry, image 7 courtesy of Didi’s Jewellery, image 8 courtesy of Vivaz Fine Jewelry, image 9 courtesy of Diamond ICQ, image 10 courtesy of Ali G Studios, image 11 courtesy of Ame Gallery, image 12 courtesy of TASAKI via Instagram, image 13 courtesy of Aliya Fine Jewellery via Instagram, image 14 courtesy of I-Primo via Instagram, image 15 courtesy of PN via Facebook, image 16 courtesy of Melville Fine Jewellery via Instagram, image 17 courtesy of Ronald Abram via Instagram.