Where to Buy Bespoke Diamond Jewellery in Hong Kong
Bling. Ice. Rocks. No matter how you to refer to them, there’s something special about diamonds. There’s more to the dazzling gems than the ubiquitous princess cut seen on many a woman’s ring finger. If you need help deciding on the perfect engagement ring or a custom made set of cufflinks (they’re not just a girl’s best friend) – from square cut to pear-shaped, yellow or pink, in affordable settings to the cost of a small house – here’s where to get bespoke diamond jewellery in Hong Kong.
This place knows everything there is to know about diamonds and makes the buying process as transparent as possible. They’ll teach you what makes a diamond valuable, while you get more bang for your buck because you buy directly from the source – at wholesale prices. As a major international diamond distributor they are well-known in the industry and have the experience to provide you with knowledge, insider tips and serious certified quality
Where: 6/F, Eubank Plaza, No 9, Chiu Lung Street, Central
Contact: 2116 5311 or [email protected]
Did you know the prong setting of your ring allows light to flow into the diamond? Or that a diamond with a slight colour tinge is a sign that it may originate from a conflict zone? There’s so much more to bling than size and shape, and Bee’s has a handy ring guide and experts to show you the basics, from mounting to metal, when it comes to choosing your bespoke piece. They’re recognised as a top 10 serviced bespoke local jeweller by the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and their diamonds are ethically sourced, with proper documentation on hand for reference.
Where: Unit 1502, 15/F, The Center, 99 Queens Road, Central
Contact: 2180 7812 or [email protected]
Attention to detail is evident at Tayma; you can tell from the moment you enter the luxurious showroom featuring handmade jewellery that merit being on display like artwork, not just worn. Tayma Page Allies brought her love of colour and bold design to Hong Kong in the 1980s, sharing her collection of rare jewels and expert eye with the masses. The handmade pieces, like stunning cuffs that will beautify your wrist, all have a unique flair, but for those looking for a truly bespoke piece, a custom service is available to craft your very own classic gem.
Where: Shop 109, 1/F, Landmark Prince’s, 10 Chater Road, Central
Contact: 2525 5280 or [email protected]
You’ve booked the venue, found the dress and now there’s the matter of the wedding bands. Instead of picking one willy-nilly through a glass display case, have some fun and get involved with the design from the get-go. Ryder’s master craftsmen will hand-sketch the ring of your dreams rather than using computer generated images, meaning that each piece is an original work of art. Watch your creation unfold on the paper and then see it beautifully come to life later on your finger.
Where: Kimley Commercial Building, 9/F, 142-146 Queens Road, Central
Contact: 2805 2589 or [email protected]
‘Give us your idea, your wish and let us make a dream piece of jewellery. That is bespoke’. So say father and son team Paul and David Nazer of Haywards, who offer a thorough service when it comes to making an individualised piece of fine jewellery. For novices, they even hold monthly events like ‘Wine and Diamond Evenings’ and ‘Sparkling Saturday Tea Sets’, so you can get a bit of a happy buzz while doing your research.
Where: Room 904, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Contact: 2545 4400 or [email protected]
Fancy your diamonds paired with black vinyl? Unorthodox combinations like this are what MARIJOLI is known for, counting Kate Moss and Madonna, among other stylish celebs, as fans. Swiss-born Marielle Byworth offers individual bespoke services by consultation to create a unique one-off piece, or to revamp a treasured family heirloom.
Where: PMQ, Unit S412, 4/F, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central
Contact: 2858 5898 or [email protected]
The ‘4 Cs’ of diamonds are cut, clarity, colour and carat. Enter The 5th C and Jessica Cu, who has been helping Hong Kong clients design bespoke jewellery since 2012 after launching her diamond boutique in Central. But her love and expertise in the diamond trade goes back to the age of 19, when she received her diploma from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and started getting her hands dirty in the diamond biz. She’ll be there every step of the way to bring your visualisation to life, which can be on your wrist or dangling from your ears in only 3-4 weeks (sometimes sooner in urgent cases).
Where: Unit A & B, 11/F, World Trust Tower, 50 Stanley Street, Central
Contact: 2654 6288 or [email protected]
Laju Daswani, aka Didi, has been adding sparkle to locals’ jewellery boxes for more than 25 years. From designing the piece to handcrafting the jewel, Didi and her team can help you narrow down exactly what you’re looking for to make your bespoke dream jewellery a reality. If it’s a show-stopping necklace or a demure set of earrings you’re after, there are some fabulous designs to inspire you (check out the ‘haute jewellery’ range), and a free bi-annual cleaning service to keep your masterpiece looking its best.
Where: Suite 311, 3/F, Office Tower, Lippo Sun Plaza, 28 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: 3114 7111 or [email protected]
Butani – Mr Papu Butani to be exact – arrived in Hong Kong from Mumbai in 1969 and soon built a reputation for creating impressive bespoke pieces for men and women. Butani doesn’t just cater to locals, they count royal families and heads of state as some of their clients, who covet his bejewelled pieces including watches, brooches and pendants.
Where: ML7, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon
Contact: 2907 6928 or [email protected]
There’s some real beauties in Melville’s selection of bespoke rings, like bright sapphires and bold emeralds surrounded by diamonds in ornate, modern and vintage motifs. But it’s ultimately is up to you to choose, and Nathalie Melville, the woman behind the name, works in depth with clients to make their prized piece through a distinct creative process. What starts with a blank piece of paper grows into a detailed hardback book, so you don’t just walk away with a piece of jewellery, you have a memorable keepsake of the process too.
Where: Cheong Sun Tower, 13/F, 118 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
Contact: 2857 7751 or [email protected]
Even if you’re not in the know when it comes to all things diamonds, you’ve probably heard of De Beers. With locations around the globe, they’ve earned a reputation as the world’s leading diamond company – they’re also behind the famous slogan ‘A Diamond is Forever’. So, you’re probably in good hands with diamond experts that have been in the business since 1888, offering bespoke services with one of their ‘brand ambassadors’ to help you dream up the perfect trinket.
Where: Various locations