Do you prefer big dazzling jewels compared to fine dainty pieces? Are you on the hunt for an engagement ring, but feel as though you are stuck in the predicament of selecting a ring that fits your style as well as your budget? Understandably, you are probably worried that your budget will not stretch to allow for the impressive diamond you maybe dreaming of. If you have not already started looking at gemstones, it may just be the time to open the doors to the exciting world of coloured gemstones! With so many gemstones to choose from this could be your answer to finding a spectacular centre stone for a much more affordable price.
Sapphires in particular are a wonderful alternative to diamonds. They have a hardness rating of 9 on the moh’s hardness scale making them ideal for engagement rings. What many may not realise though, is that sapphires come in a variety of colours. Arguably the most famous sapphire engagement ring is of course Princess Diana’s Royal Blue Ceylon engagement ring that most recently has adorned Kate Middleton’s hand. The Ceylon Sapphire, the most sought after variety of Sapphire, is just one shade of the wide range of blues that you will find. Sapphires also come in a stunning range of colours; from vibrant pinks to soft canary yellows even purple, peach, orange and green. But if you still have your heart set on the look of a diamond, you might be pleasantly surprised to find out that it is also possible to source colourless sapphires. Another little known fact is that, technically, a ruby is a red sapphire.
Other gemstones you may wish to consider for your centre stone are emeralds, aquamarines or even coloured diamonds, such as a beautiful champagne or cognacs. As you can see, the list is endless. Adding coloured gemstones can bring life to a design and will absolutely make your design a stand out creation!
Really happy with the service and craftsmanship! Only had a vague idea of what I was after but Fleur walked me through my options and my wife was over the moon with the final product. Can't recommend highly enough
11:30 31 Aug 20
My partner got my engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery and I couldn’t be happier. It is stunning and I love it so much.
Daniel Del Papa
08:38 30 Aug 20
I recently purchased my partner's engagement ring from Larsen Jewellery and I could not speak more highly of the care and effort that went into designing and making the ring along with the service provided, ensuring all my queries were answered promptly.I had the pleasure of dealing with Fleur whom was extremely helpful in the design process and ensured my vision was brought to life. Her customer service was also second to none keeping me informed with many updates right throughout the process.I would strongly recommend using Larsen Jewellery and will be using them for any related needs going forward.
03:55 29 Aug 20
The team at Larson Jewelery are great! I spoke to them over email about what type of engagement ring I was looking for and Elissa promptly replied, providing ideas and pricing options. She recommended that I came into the store to look at physical rings and discuss the key aspects of picking a diamond. The whole process is very thorough and the team are there to help you pick a ring that works for you and your budget. I would 100% recommend Larson Jewelers, so much so that we went back to them for our Wedding rings even though we moved back to NZ. Thanks team!
04:46 13 Aug 20
This is going to be a little longer, but I want to explain what service I received from larson:I was looking for an engagement ring. I am very specific about what I wanted, and wanted to design my own.I talked with and visited about 40 jewelers who promised me all sorts of things. Alex from Larson always had that extra bit of knowledge he shared with me and the realism to not promise me the world about this ring...Alex straight up told me that some things couldn’t be done the way I had imagined, and he explained with expertise and examples. He went into amazing detail of why I should consider this or that. His suggestions made the ring better.I had researched for months and what he told me was never wrong. With other jewelers, I could tell that they were promising more than what was possible in order to close a sale.Alex made me multiple designs, we had multiple meetings and even though I was possibly the most difficult customer ever, Alex had complete patience with me, explaining every step along the way.Alex is extremely knowledgeable, and I'm sure other jewellers are as well, but the time he took to make sure he knew what I wanted (and I knew what I was getting) was fantastic.The engagement ring turned out amazing, and we went back to Larson for our wedding rings.Again, I compared and checked jewellers (I wanted to go with Larson but wanted to be thorough). There were offers that were cheaper, but the other jewelleries always seemed to "not include" something, or seemed to forget to mention this "extra cost".On closer inspection, Larsen is very reasonably priced for the product, but the service you receive is truly special.We then made our own rings with larson (literally you can do that with a jeweller in a day) and again Alex went beyond my already high expectations.I referred a friend to Larson (after I went with him to about 12 other jewelers in Melbourne) and he confirms my impression. Larson, but especially Alex, is a solid jeweller with prices that are fair and you will get the end product you are hoping for. There are no ugly surprises and their professionalism and standard of work is exceptional.If I could give more stars, I would.Thank you Alex!