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Jewellery design in Canberra

By anonymousloverboy - 28 July 2009 31

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a jeweller in Canberra that can custom make engagement rings, and is reasonably priced. So far googling has only turned up Zamels, and I was hoping to find a few others to go around and get quotes from.

Also looking for positive or negative experiences you may have had in general with jewellers.

Many thanks (in advance)

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Jewellery design in Canberra
anonymousloverboy 2:47 pm 28 Jul 09

thanks all, you’ve given me some places to check out. if i remember i’ll post up any results, but it wont be for a while 🙂

DawnDrifter 2:02 pm 28 Jul 09

+1 for Arnold and co in the City

Charchar 1:58 pm 28 Jul 09

Bijoux in Centrepoint has been our family jeweller for ages. They make beautiful rings and are really open to suggestions. I have no idea how they compare price wise but we keep returning because of the quality of the jewellery/repairs and service.

Bijoux basically remade a ring of my mothers that had great sentimental value when few other jewellers were willing to do it.

grundy 1:38 pm 28 Jul 09

McGlades have always been excellent.

RandomGit 1:34 pm 28 Jul 09

Sinead Buckney – http://www.sineadbuckney.com/

luther_bendross 1:12 pm 28 Jul 09

Bonjour.

I spent the last few months going through this same dilemma (yes, dilemma. Why don’t females want an engagement british bulldog or Xbox 360???). I ended up buying through the now closed Viviens @ Civic whose staff were really good at helping me get the ring I wanted from bits of other rings. McGlades have got some very nice stuff, although they insisted on presenting rings that had an extra zero on their price tag. Arnold & Co in Civic also have some really good stuff, talk to their owner Olga. From what I can gather they’ve got their own jeweller (as opposed to a simple retailer) based locally. Good luck, although please push the engagement video games console issue. I would like to start a generational change.

Feebles 12:43 pm 28 Jul 09

We used Briolette in Manuka for my engagement ring and were very happy with it.

M Rose 12:43 pm 28 Jul 09

I’ve always had great experiences at McGlades top level of the Canberra centre, though I sometimes find the staff a little cold – but very good. I have no idea how strong they are on custom made jewelery though, sorry!

gardch 12:36 pm 28 Jul 09

Millicent Russell – http://www.millicentrussell.com.au/

Canberra based designer. Custom antique style jewellery.

peterh 11:43 am 28 Jul 09

s-s-a said :

Aharoni jewellers in Civic (downstairs in Bunda St opposite the Dendy)
Catherine Chapman at Vangeli in Woden (near post office)
McGlades in the Canberra Centre (upstairs near David Jones entrance)

Aharoni re-set a ring for me for a similar price to what I was quoted by Vangeli, however he included having the stone re-cut to remove damage from one corner, and his design was not as lowest-common-denominator.

I vote for Aharoni jewellers. always been a top hand in the industry. as an ex apprentice of Jeff Chapman, I warn you all to stay away from vangelis. Name may have changed, but it will never be erased from my memory.

for other jeweller recommendations, have a chat to the act lapidary club. they can put you onto the jewellers that club members use for designs and setting.

bergamot 11:33 am 28 Jul 09

Arnold & Co in the Canberra Centre, Diamond Design in Gungahlin and Creations (I think) in Kippax (only jeweller in Kippax anyway).

Holden Caulfield 11:21 am 28 Jul 09

Not strictly Canberra, but also consider Workshop Bilk in Queanbeyan if you are after something more modern, and less traditional.

bloodnut 11:01 am 28 Jul 09

Mr Ben Preston at Creations in Manuka is excellent.

All my friends family and in-laws have Ben do all their custom work.

I’m wearing a rather large chunk of his well designed gold right now.

Shop 5 Style Arcade 14 Franklin St, Manuka, NSW 2603

p: 02 62951763

http://creationsjewellers.com.au

Skidbladnir 10:46 am 28 Jul 09

I vote for Eitan Aharoni.

s-s-a 10:40 am 28 Jul 09

Aharoni jewellers in Civic (downstairs in Bunda St opposite the Dendy)
Catherine Chapman at Vangeli in Woden (near post office)
McGlades in the Canberra Centre (upstairs near David Jones entrance)

Aharoni re-set a ring for me for a similar price to what I was quoted by Vangeli, however he included having the stone re-cut to remove damage from one corner, and his design was not as lowest-common-denominator.

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