Choosing an engagement ring can be a daunting experience, but it needn’t be! The Van Bercken team has decades of experience in helping customers to find the very best diamond and ring to suit their budget and their partner’s style. We’re here to help and to work with you to ensure you get it 100% right!
We’ll work to identify the diamond qualities that matter most to you, so that you get the optimum combination of size, clarity, colour and cut. To the beginner this can be a lot to take in, especially if you’re nervous about popping that question. We’ve helped thousands of couples through the process of selecting the perfect diamond and ring design for especially for them. If you want to get a head start you can learn more about the elements that go in to diamond grading by reading our diamond guide here.
Diamonds in stock and sourcing
We have a large range of diamonds and finished engagement rings in stock, plus access to literally millions of diamonds through our network of national and international suppliers. We know we can help find your perfect diamond, and we’re always happy to show you a range of stones to choose from.
You can find really beautiful rings at any price point and we’re very happy to offer a totally obligation free discussion, with honest advice on how to maximise your budget to get the best possible diamond.
How to choose the right engagement ring
We think the perfect engagement ring is a combination of high-quality diamonds, expert jewellery craftsmanship and a design that you love. We have a range of classic hand-made rings in white and yellow gold and platinum in stock, and we’re also happy to help design a special ring that suits your personal requirements.
Understand engagement ring styles
This classic engagement ring has a single solitaire ring set in a gold band to highlight your chosen diamond. From tapering shoulders to knife edged bands, our team will help you find the perfect design.
Diamond Set Band
Delicate side stones are used to complement the hero stone. These rings are subtle while giving additional sparkle that will see your ring be the centre of attention. When paired with a diamond set wedding band, this engagement ring emphasises the centre stone and allows the true beauty of your diamond to be observed more clearly.
A halo ring provides a glittering surround to your central diamond in a variety of different styles. Halo-style rings create the impression of a much larger centre stone, with a lot more sparkle. We have an exquisite range of halo rings in all classic diamond shapes – from Pear, Cushion and Oval, to Round Brilliant, in a range of carat weights.
A style of ring where your main diamond is supported by two beautiful side stones. Trilogy rings can be created in practically any combination of diamond shapes, with three of the same shape, or with complementary shapes as side stones. Equally, trilogies can be mixed and matched with diamonds or precious gems (like the two extremely rare Argyle Pink side-stones shown here) to create the ultimate trilogy ring for your partner.
How to select a diamond ring
Begin by examining our range of beautiful loose diamonds and high quality gemstones, and try on our large selection of engagement ring styles in our Crown Melbourne store. Our fully qualified jewellers will begin by explaining the diamond grading standards and the process we go through in identifying the best diamonds from the international market, to make sure your experience is informative, friendly and enjoyable. We take our role as advisors to you seriously, but we also love sharing our knowledge and helping you find your perfect ring in a relaxed and fun environment.
The evolution of engagement rings
While traditional engagement ring designs continue to be extremely popular, many couples are opting for more elaborate and contemporary designs that showcase their individuality, or gemstones that reflect their own personalities and stories. We’re excited to help people through this process, and we’ve made engagement rings with everything from opals to rough diamonds, emeralds and topaz. We don’t think there should be any rules as to what ring is appropriate for any couple, but we do believe that marriage is something every person should have the right to experience, regardless of their belief system or sexuality. Love is love and our job is to help find you an enduring symbol of your mutual commitment that will bring a smile to your face every time you glance at it.