Q: Do you have engagement rings we can try on?
A: Yes, we have a large selection of rings with different diamond shapes and settings available for you to try on. All of our engagement rings are custom-made so you can be inspired by what we have on display to create your own.
Q: How long does it take to make a ring?
A: Depending on our workload and the complexity of the ring, it usually takes 2-3 weeks to complete.
Q: Can you make a specific design I like?
A: Yes, we welcome your ideas and requests. All our engagement rings are custom-made. We can therefore guide you through the design process to achieve what you want.
Q: How much is an engagement ring?
A: The cost of an engagement ring varies considerably for each person. Custom-made engagement rings can be tailored to your requirements and budget. We advise you to set a budget that you are comfortable with and then explore your options. The correlation between the 4Cs will impact both the cost of the diamond and your ring choices, such as solitaires and side-stone rings. Options can be manipulated (without compromising quality) to cater for any budget.
Q: Does it cost extra to have a ring custom-made?
A: No, there is no extra cost incurred to custom-design an engagement ring. At Kalfin Jewellery, all our engagement rings are custom-designed and custom-made to suit the loose diamond or coloured gemstone chosen. Since almost every loose gem is a different size, we accommodate this by starting a new ring every time.
Q: Which should I choose – platinum or white gold?
A: The answer to this question is mainly your personal preference, but certain technical jewellery applications, skin conditions, allergies and religious beliefs may also influence the best decision. Both metals have their advantages and disadvantages. We recommend choosing the metal that best caters for your needs and application. We encourage you to read a detailed description of each precious metal in our Education section.
Q: Do people use coloured gemstones instead of diamonds for engagement rings?
A: Yes, absolutely. The choice is yours. We supply a wide selection of coloured gemstones in a variety of shapes and sizes to cater for all needs and budgets. Our consultation process involves a tutorial with real coloured gemstones, ensuring you make an informed decision. From emeralds to rubies to a variety of sapphires, we can design the engagement ring you want and deserve. We welcome you to read our Educational pages on coloured gemstones for an insight into their properties.
Q: What type of setting is better?
A: There is a wide selection of setting options available. Each option will influence the design. Some setting styles are more robust, while others are more delicate. We recommend an obligation-free consultation to explore your choice of settings and to discuss how they affect your design. Our expert jewellers will assist you to select the style that is best suited to your needs.
Q: Which ring should I choose if I want to surprise her?
A: We can assist you to choose and design the perfect engagement ring, from selecting the loose diamond right through to personalising the setting. We also have several options available to cater for a surprise. You will be relieved to know there are many risk-free procedures we have developed over the years to help men with their proposals. Arrange an obligation-free consultation to explore your options.
Q: Can I propose with the diamond and have her involved in designing the ring?
A: We often recommend this process if you are unsure of the style and design she would prefer. An engagement ring will be worn for a very long time, so it is important she loves the style. You can propose with the diamond and then come in together to participate in the design process.
Q: I am not sure of her finger size, what can I do?
A: There are several methods of obtaining a finger size – from measuring an existing ring to drawing the internal shape of one. Providing the ring we are making does not have diamonds, re-sizing it later will not be a major problem.
Q: Will my diamond have a certificate?
A: At Kalfin Jewellery, all our loose diamonds above 0.30ct are accompanied by an independent laboratory certificate, usually GIA. To learn more about certificates, please read our Educational pages.
Q: What other documentation do I get with my engagement ring?
A: At Kalfin Jewellery, we are committed to serving you better. Each engagement ring is accompanied by an independent laboratory report (if available) of the central stone, as well as an independent valuation for insurance purposes that has been prepared by a registered member of the National Council of Jewellery Valuers.
Q: Do I need to get my wedding ring at the same time as my engagement ring?
A: There is no technical requirement to purchase your wedding ring at the same time as your engagement ring. It is a matter of personal choice. We recommend ordering your wedding rings at a date closer to the wedding.