March 31, 2017
Congratulations, you’re considering an engagement ring… your considering a new life, no longer you alone, but the two of you together! So you’ve come in to design an engagement ring. Now I can guarantee you the last thought on your mind is what wedding ring are you thinking of putting with this engagement ring? You will think this question strange however it is a very important question and one you should consider carefully before your engagement ring is made. It is helpful to consider your engagement ring, wedding ring and eternity ring not as individual rings but rather as a bridal set. Even if you buy them separately and years apart. A little bit of thought right at the beginning will ensure your set looks cohesive and works together just as you want it to.
For many ladies they may not choose their engagement ring, but just about all of them will be apart of choosing the wedding ring. Most will have a thought of what kind of wedding ring they will want to wear. That’s where you men may need to be sneaky and ask some questions to try and understand what wedding ring she wants to wear as well as what kind of engagement ring! Why I hear you ask? Why do you need to know what wedding ring right now, before I even know what engagement ring I want?!
Well if you were designing and building a bridge you’d have the plans drawn up to accommodate the functions that are necessary now and others you can foresee needing in the future. Designing a bridal set is much the same principle. You start with the engagement ring and it is designed to be worn everyday for possibly as much as sixty years (if we are lucky). Then it usually has a wedding ring added to that same finger and after which we might add an eternity ring… Each ring is significant and represents different commitment levels but they are all worn together and so all need to work together.
See for some engagement ring designs you simply can’t sit a straight sided wedding band next to them, they require a fitted band to go around them. Now I’m going to level with you here, some ladies like fitted wedding rings and some (read most) do not. Others for
practical reasons need to take their engagement ring off at work, so they just want a wedding ring that looks good on their finger all alone. Other ladies have visions of really large diamonds in their wedding rings which means that their engagement ring will need to be able to accommodate having a thick wedding ring beside it. These are just some of the reasons why it is helpful to look at your engagement, wedding and eternity ring as a bridal set. A well balanced bridal set is a thing of beauty and a pleasure to have on your finger for 60ish years!
So the moral of this story is that when you sit down to start designing your engagement ring, you’re taking the first step towards a new future… continue to look into that future and plan for the subsequent rings also, so that your engagement ring, wedding ring and eternity rings look like they belong together, just like you both!
March 1, 2017
Seize the day! Today is the day, to bring those jewellery dreams you have to life!
You could wait until tomorrow, or next week, or heaven forbid next year…
But why would you let those loose gemstones languish in the back of your draw any longer and why would you shelve your creativity?
Bring your inspiration, your stones or your gold.
Together we can make your beautiful dreams a reality.
What have you got to loose?
January 20, 2017
Bespoke Jewellery vs Designer Jewellery…
Is there a difference?
So which suits you best? And what is the difference?
Let’s start with Designer Jewellery.
We all know the big brands and in jewellery the luxury brands. Apparently buying one of their jewellery items puts you in an elite class of people as other people instantly recognise that you shop at ‘that’ luxury jewellery shop. So they will think, you must have some serious cash! But there are the other people out there some people however wonder if it a knock off. Cynics! As if you would fake it! But that piece you are wearing with the logo on it, why did you choose it? And what does it really say about you? Does it say trend setter? Or trend devotee?
Yes there are luxury brands out there with a reputation known for quality and workmanship. If you patron these stores for that reason then you have exceptional taste. I wish there were more people like you out there. But if you shop there to buy a logo as a status symbol then think about this… do you actually have any input into the jewellery you are wearing? You picked it. You bought it. But Why? Did you buy it because it represented you completely, it’s a style you adore or it was love at first sight? Or is there someone in a magazine somewhere telling you this is the latest fashion?
Is it you completely, absolutely nothing at all you would change about it?
If you answered yes, then you are a designer jewellery person and you should keep doing what you are doing. It’s working for you.
However if you answered no… and you are thinking about that. Then keep reading.
As we’ve shifted now to Bespoke Jewellery.
How does one come to become a bespoke jewellery person?
Well, I’ll tell you. First, they look at all the store windows and they can’t find can’t find something that does ‘it’ for them. Why because they’re an individual, and generic just doesn’t cut ‘it’ for them.
What is ‘it’ anyway?
‘It’ is different for everybody. For some it’s a particular metal… rose gold for example. No matter where they look they can’t find what they like in rose gold!
For other’s it’s a design style, like vintage. And simply there’s nothing quite vintage enough out there to match great grandma’s engagement ring.
Whatever ‘it’ is, it drives them towards having a piece custom made because nothing out there is quite working for them.
Other people out there have a vision of the perfect piece and they know every intricate detail.
However it doesn’t exist out there, they’ve looked and they can’t find it. So they too are driven to the wonderful world of bespoke.
Then there are the symbolic ones, they want to give their heart, their whole heart to the one they want to spend the rest of their lives with.
Yet the more they research and look, they can’t find that piece that represents all the love they are offering to their true love and also represents her individual style and taste.
Wanting something absolutely perfect, they too find that bespoke jewellery is the only way they can go to achieve perfection.
As all good jewellery really should be completely and utterly you. There should be nothing you look at and think if only that was different.
Jewellery is perfect for the celebration of milestones, it’s created to commemorate and it’s given as a symbol of someone’s heart.
So tell me what can you buy off the shelf that fits all of those requirements? I’ll tell you, nothing.
When you are after something particular and significant, then the type of jewellery you need is Bespoke.
January 3, 2017
2017! Happy New Year everybody!
A nice fresh new year stretches ahead of us! So I ask you what is top of your jewellery to do list this year?
Is it repairing great grandma’s engagement ring to hand down to your daughter on her wedding day?
Or creating a unique piece to celebrate an important milestone?
Whatever your jewellery aspiration is you’ve come to the right place!
We’ve been repairing, remodelling and creating jewellery for 37 years and 2017 is going to be another exciting year for us at the bench!
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
December 17, 2016
At Rivers Jewellers we make Christmas easy!
We’re on your wave length so for a quality unique gift to suit your loved ones taste and to fit your budget, you just need to pop into Rivers Jewellers!
Avoid the crowds and crazy Christmas car parks. Come and enjoy a slower personalised Christmas experience.
Speak to a qualified jeweller or jewellery designer who has the time to find the perfect jewellery piece for you.
We love knowing that we’ve found the right jewellery piece to suit the occasion and the person.
We have modern silver jewellery from international brands like Nomination, Karen Walker and Bruening. We also stock an exquisite range of Chocolate Diamond Pieces, from our own back yard… the Argyle mine in Western Australia. Not to mention a stunning selection of coloured gemstone dress rings to suit every occasion. Add to that our lovely diamond engagement rings… for all those Christmas proposals.
Pictured are a small selection from our extensive range please feel free to call us if you’d like us to put aside one of these pieces just for you.
Can’t wait to see you soon!
Why not browse through our collections page for some more great Christmas Gift Ideas:
November 5, 2016
Rivers Jewellers is very proud to be the stockist of Stow Lockets!
In the tradition of quality bespoke jewellery found at Rivers Jewellers we are thrilled to be able to offer Stow Lockets to our wonderful clients!
Stow is a beautiful collection of Lockets and Symbolic Charms. Which you collate to tell your unique story and keep your precious memories close to your heart.
What makes sets this collection apart from other similar products on the market is it’s quality. The lockets and charms are made from either Sterling silver, 9ct yellow gold or 9ct Rose gold! There are also a variety of natural gemstone charms too!
So how does it work? Simply, you choose your locket size in your favourite metal, did I mention that they’re 9ct gold and sterling silver! Then just add the charms which best represent your precious memories and tell your story!
Stow is also a perfect gift! Once you have a locket, simply add charms for special occasions and significant events!
I’m telling you Stow is going to make your Christmas shopping very easy this year!
Come in today to start creating your very own Stow Locket!
August 31, 2016
I just wanted to show you some of the designs that our adventurous clients have created using our new interactive software!
There is no end to the creativity I’ve seen so far!
So if you’ve got a jewellery dream…. what are you waiting for?
Let’s make it a reality!
July 29, 2016
Yes that’s right, now you can be the jewellery designer!
Exciting brand new Computer Aided Drawing Technology has arrived at Rivers Jewellers!
Meaning a unique fully interactive jewellery experience now awaits you.
Put simply it gives you to opportunity to create your very own bespoke piece of jewellery with every design choice you make materialising on the computer screen in front of you. Tweak the style again and again, until it completely reflects you or your loved one. Then see your ideas come to life!
Jewellery has been a popular gift for centuries and many people around the world give jewellery as a gift. However not many give their loved one a gift they’ve custom designed just for them. Giving someone a completely bespoke piece of jewellery designed by them sets that gift apart, marking it as an individual and exceptionally thoughtful gift.
So yes you can buy jewellery online.. or you can come in store and design your own custom designed and crafted jewellery piece! I promise you it’s anything but a traditional experience, it’s state of the art! So if your tired of the generic, please come in and try your hand at being the jewellery designer.
We know you’ll love it.
March 31, 2016
Every man and his dog has heard about round brilliant cut diamonds, and just about everybody else has heard of princess cut diamonds.
But are you aware that there are so many other cuts out there? Beautiful, Dramatic and Elegant Cuts!
One such cut deserving of more attention is the Radiant Cut.
The allure of this cut is second to none. Just look at that picture, it’s like an entire galaxy has been entrapped in one brilliant rock! Imagine that rock glimmering away on your finger.
With the Radiant Cut, you get the best of both worlds, you get the classic elegance of the emerald cut but with the pizzazz of the brilliant cuts.
Now no one wants their diamond ring to be passé so the round brilliant and princess cut diamonds have reigned supreme for many years.
You needn’t fear however, your choice of a fancy cut diamond isn’t a sign that your ring will one day be out of style.
Remember a diamond is forever! No one ever said a round brilliant cut diamond is forever.
Your choice of a fancy cut diamond is rather a symbol of who you are, a luminary, not a conformist.
So if you’re after a diamond that isn’t cliché then you’ll want to check out a Radiant Cut Diamond!
You’ll never regret your choice!
January 19, 2016
Hardcore romantics would be aware already that Valentine’s Day is fast approaching… Actually it’s only 25 days away!
Now if you’re a last minute cupid, that’s fine, you can relax, you have plenty of time!
But if you’re considering doing something extra special this Valentine’s day, like popping the question for example, then now is the perfect time to pay us a visit and get your engagement ring journey started. An engagement ring represents a significant investment, so give yourself all the time you need to get it perfect!
There are a number of factors involved in choosing the perfect engagement ring that suits your style, budget and lifestyle. Fear not however, these are not insurmountable, they just require some research and the right advice. Did I mention we are here to help you every step of the way! From friendly advice, to computer models and diamond selections. We’ll do whatever we can to make sure your ring is a true refection of you as a couple.
If you need some engagement ring idea’s why not have a look at our bridal pages? For some inspiration to start designing your own bespoke engagement ring, check out our design gallery. If you would like to see our very latest projects, feel free to check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/riversjewellers
So don’t delay, you’ve found the one, you have the perfect date, only one step left: the perfect ring!
See you soon!
Popping the Question this Valentine’s Day? Pop in and see us first!