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The Best Jewellers in Canberra

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If you’re looking for jewellery for a special occasion or perhaps you just want something new, you most likely don’t have time to go to several jewellery and compare them.

Home, life and work commitments most likely keep you running and busy every day. This doesn’t leave you a lot of extra time to research jewellery in Canberra and the surrounding area. You want to ensure that you’re getting quality jewellery from a reliable source.

We’ll share our top picks for the best Canberra jewellers along with important criteria that you want to keep in mind when you’re considering a new jeweller. This way, you can get that new piece of jewellery you’ve been dreaming of.

What Makes a Reliable Jeweller?

Jewellery can be an expensive investment, and you want to be completely confident that your jeweller sells high-quality pieces and has a great reputation. We suggest that you look for the following traits.

  • They’re reputable and established.You want to pick a jeweller that has a solid reputation for excellent customer service and high-quality wares. Also, it’s usually best to go to a jeweller who has been in business for years because they’ve had time to build up their experience and reputation.
  • You can trust them. It’s important that you feel comfortable and trust your jeweller. Can you ask them questions? Good jewellers listen and focus on what you’re looking for. They’ll show you what you want as well as options you haven’t considered without leaving you feeling overwhelmed.
  • Wide selection and varied services. Look for a jeweller that offers a wide variety of jewellery. Ideally, they’ll have a gemologist on staff to help you find the perfect stone, a bench jeweller on staff to help repair or resize your jewellery, and they offer custom work.
  • Clear policies with fair prices.The policies should be easy to understand, fair, clear and concise. You’ll want to review them when you’re purchasing your jewellery so you have a good understanding if you have to use them.

The Top Three Jewellers in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and maintain a minimum average of 4/5 stars on both Google and Facebook reviews.

Aharoni Jewellery

In business since 1989, Aharoni Jewellery has supplied the residents of Canberra and the surrounds with custom jewellery designs, jewellery repair and re modelling, refashioning, cleaning and maintenance for the past 14 years.

Run by a dedicated husband and wife team, they specialise in designing and offering different, unique, individual and one-off pieces that their customers love.

Harry Rose Jewellery

Harry Rose opened Harry Rose Jewellery in 2008. He specialises in creating hand-made engagement rings, jewellery repair and taking old jewellery and redesigning it into an entirely new piece. He’s known for giving frank and honest advice as well as his attention to detail. Harry is passionate about delivering beautiful and unique pieces to his customers.

Unique Diamonds

For creative, youthful, vibrant and unique, you have to try Unique Diamonds. The staff strives to design each client a piece of jewellery that reflects the clients’ personalities, inspirations or stories. They offer several services including jewellery design, watches, wedding rings, engagement rings and more.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commentators who have provided insightful feedback on the best and worst Canberra Jewellers.

If you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Please comment below detailing your experience with Canberra based Jewellers? Who would you recommend? Who would you use again? Who would you steer clear of?

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Chrissie333 10:04 pm 06 Apr 15

I had my engagement, wedding and eternity rings made at Vangeli in Woden and so did my best friend and her sister too! I would never go anywhere else. We love Jeff!

There are lots of jewellers in Canberra that send your jewellery away to be made because they can’t actually do it themselves. Jeff does everything at his big workshop in Woden from beginning to end. Jeff is the only jeweller I would ever trust with my jewellery.

My only advice would be to book early, he is in high demand.

dodgycamel 11:19 am 29 Jan 14

Both the wife and I had our wedding rings made at Creations in Manuka. Service was good, price was good and the items themselves are lovely. Would recommend.

DC

concamkel 9:47 am 29 Jan 14

A few years ago there was a Jeweller at the Hyperdome called ‘Hypers’. The mans name was Micheal, who worked with his wife (not sure of her name). Micheal was excellent and very well priced. He is gone from the Hyperdome, but does anyone know where to? If you can find Micheal I would recommend using him.

gentoopenguin 7:58 am 29 Jan 14

annus_horribilis said :

I can’t speak to the quality from personal experience. But this lot have some stunning and original designs http://www.aharoni-jewellery.com/collection.html
They are in Bunda St

Agree but you have to have some serious cash to fork out on a ring at Aharoni cause Eytan only deals in gold and the best gems. If you’re willing to think outside the box a little, then they do have cute necklaces made of coloured silver.

Masquara 11:28 pm 26 Jan 14

There’s a wonderful old jeweller upstairs above Green Square in Kingston.

wooster 1:50 pm 26 Jan 14

I know this is a bit of a way out, but I went to the subcontinent fairly recently and it was astonishing how big the gulf was between the prices we pay here compared to there.

I’m not big on jewellery myself, but I worked out that if one was to spend more than, say, $4,000, it would actually work out cheaper to go over there and get something really remarkable.

If you like I can go into a bit more detail, but I can assure you that I will struggle to justify buying any jewellery (maybe exception of some pearls and opals – ‘native’ to oz) in Australia ever again.

Willoring 11:21 am 25 Jan 14

Thank you all for your advice and suggestions.
We will start with McGlades and Diamond Girl, then follow up the others.
Cheers
Willoring.

Thumper 12:49 am 25 Jan 14

Depends what you want. Check out Fabled Fox….https://www.facebook.com/fabledfoxjewellerysmith

ns 12:36 am 25 Jan 14

The travel costs of going up to Sydney will be offset by how much cheaper Sydney jewellers are than Canberra.

Having said that, there is a talented old guy who’s located in Woden near the post office. Right next to the Soul Bar. I think it might be called Vangeli’s.

annus_horribilis 8:58 pm 24 Jan 14

I can’t speak to the quality from personal experience. But this lot have some stunning and original designs http://www.aharoni-jewellery.com/collection.html
They are in Bunda St

grunge_hippy 5:05 pm 24 Jan 14

Emma Kidson, who is based in Wagga but has a stall at Kingston Bus Depot Markets most weekends. She works closely with you in regards to design and her stuff is awesome and well priced.

http://www.kidsonjewellery.com.au/home.html

Robina 4:23 pm 24 Jan 14

Diamond Boutique, Braddon
Girls are fantastic and listen

banco 4:13 pm 24 Jan 14

You can get top quality stuff over the net for about 1/3 less than what you’d pay in Canberra. Check out: http://www.bluenile.com/au/ and any of a dozen other large internet jewellers.

savalas 4:12 pm 24 Jan 14

http://www.mcglades.com.au/ in the Canberra Centre, Civic has a nice range of unique stuff.

If you want a ring handmade, you could also try Harry Rose in Garema Place, also in Civic: http://harryrose.com.au/

troll-sniffer 3:50 pm 24 Jan 14

McGlades under the impeccable skills and discerning taste of gemmologist Angie is the equal of any in the region… but don’t take my word for it, check out the number of customers they have these days.

Persephone 3:29 pm 24 Jan 14

McGlades in Canberra Centre.

shirty_bear 3:22 pm 24 Jan 14

Don’t do jewellery myself, but a friend who gives a cr@p about such things swears by Diamond Boutique (formerly of Canberra House, now in Lonsdale St, Braddon)

Holden Caulfield 2:28 pm 24 Jan 14

Workshop Bilk in Manuka.

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