Wishart Jewellers have been in business for nearly 70 years, hand-crafting timeless jewellery pieces that last a lifetime.
The third generational family-owned and operated business prides itself on providing quality design, craftsmanship and customer service. But, they’re also ahead of the game with the latest trending styles – helping you find your forever ring that’s personal yet timeless.
We asked co-owner Daniel Wishart for some expert advice on the latest ring trends this spring:
Coloured stones marry stunning simplicity with a vibrant edge as the colour of the metal and diamonds complement the hue of the centrepiece gem. “Coloured stones are making a huge comeback,” says Daniel. “I love them (and always have).”
A long list of Royals don coloured stones in their engagement rings, wedding bands and day-to-day jewellery. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring – and previously, Princess Diana’s – is a Ceylon sapphire set, surrounded by white gold and solitaire diamonds, and Megan Markle wears a cushion cut yellow diamond.
Our pick? The 18ct white gold aquamarine and diamond ring from Wishart is a favourite (pictured above). Otherwise, we fancy the hand-crafted 18c yellow 6-claw gold diamond engagement ring ($RRP $13,250).
Diamond clusters not only look beautiful, but they help boost the overall appearance of your ring, enhancing the size and letting the centre stone shine. For diamond clusters, Daniel recommends choosing an oval or pear shape cut for the centrepiece.
“They look fantastic. This would be one of my top requests for engagement rings,” says Daniel. “These styles are influenced by designers in the USA.”
While classic cuts will always hold a place in jewellery design, Daniel says that people have begun to shy away from simple wedding bands in favour of carved shapes and stacked styles. Brides routinely seek mixed metal shades and differing diamond shapes to stack their engagement and wedding ring.
“These are not your standard round diamonds,” says Daniel. “[The trend] comes from people trying new styles against their engagement ring.”
Since 1953, the Glenelg-based jewellers have offered a personalised service for those searching for innovative design, quality cuts and craftsmanship. While the luxe level of jewellery speaks for itself, the Wishart team has more than 150 combined years of experience – so you know you’re working with some of the industry’s best.