WEDDING RING GUIDE
At Stephens Jewellers we are committed to working
with you to ensure you find the perfect wedding bands
to represent your love.
Our qualified wedding band consultants undergo
extensive training to ensure we provide the best
service and advice.
10 commonly asked questions about
wedding or anniversary rings.
Does it matter if I mix 9ct and 18ct or yellow,
white and rose gold?
What is the difference between precious metals?
Do I need to have a band specially made to match
my engagement ring?
My partner is a trades person. What is the best
style for them?
Can we get styles that compliment or match each
I own a family heirloom ring, can it be restored or
use the stones for my ring?
Can you make a diamond wedding band to match
the width of my ring and the band profile?
I have a picture of a ring I love. Can you design
something like this?
I love the diamond set design but I can’t afford it.
What are my options?
The silent question – will I get a better deal in the
city or online?
Owner of Stephens Jewellers, Stephen Schneider has
personally worked with both local and international
wedding band specialist suppliers to develop exclusive
collections of plain, patterned and diamond set wedding
band styles. This expansive array of designs will enable
us to show you countless options in all of our Stephens
With private consulting rooms in both Shepparton
and Echuca, we provide specialist design services for
unique wedding band requirements.
Our extensive range and expert knowledge combined
with more than 20 years of custom design experience,
will ensure you find the perfect wedding bands for you
and your partner.
We also ensure you receive true value and guarantee
to deliver competitive pricing with our proven buying
power, supported by our exclusive premium peace of
your wedding band
Just as you and your life partner
fit perfectly together, so should your
engagement ring and wedding band.
To recommend wedding band styles, we need to understand
your lifestyle to ensure a style that suits. With this knowledge,
we can ensure your uniquely crafted wedding band is the
perfect match for you and your engagement ring.
In designing your unique ring we take all factors into
consideration; band width, the right metals, diamond
shape, diamond quality and diamond size that balances
beautifully with your engagement ring. We ensure the
design fits perfectly, no matter where your engagement
ring was purchased.
If you’re considering purchasing your engagement and
wedding bands together, please talk with our consultants
about our specially priced bridal sets. These classically
styled sets have been produced from the finest materials
and diamonds. Our international network and buying
power allows us to pass on added value without
compromise in styling or diamond quality.
To make sure
your ring is
a ring like
Stephens Jewellers specialist design service enables
us to create the ring of your dreams, whether it be an
engagement ring to symbolise your unique love,
a wedding band or special anniversary ring.
We combine the latest technology and design resources,
with our many years of experience and a highly skilled
specialist team to bring your unique diamond ring to life.
If you have seen a ring style you like in
the past or have an image, show our
design specialists. If we don’t have
something similar from our vast
selection, rest assured we can create
it for you, always ensuring we
understand your lifestyle and
adapt the design to fit within
your budget parameters.
In Australia the majority of engagement rings are made
from 18ct or 9ct gold, however as we have become an
increasingly multicultural society, tradition has evolved.
Stephens Jewellers can create your wedding bands to
match your engagement ring in virtually any of these
precious metals. 9ct, 14ct, 18ct and 22ct gold. Many styles
can also be crafted in platinum, palladium or lightweight
Prized since prehistoric
times, gold is the perfect
precious metal for
as it doesn’t rust, tarnish
or corrode. It can combine
with other metals to make
it more durable and create
variations in the finished
colour as represented in
the below forms.
In its purest form, 24 carat
(ct) gold is considered
too soft for general
9CT OR 18CT
18ct gold is 18/24 parts or
75% (750) pure gold and
is heavier than 9ct gold,
which is 9/24 parts or
37.5% (375) pure gold. 18ct
yellow gold has a richer,
more golden colour than
9ct and tends to retain
its appearance better as
it ages over the years.
For this reason 18ct is
preferred for engagement
and matching wedding
WHITE & ROSE
Pure yellow gold can
be mixed with different
metals to create popular
colours such as white or
rose gold. Today, many
rings incorporate multiple
colours, which gives you
the freedom to mix and
match white, rose and
yellow gold to create your
perfect ring. White gold
jewellery is generally
finished with a surface
coating of rhodium,
another natural metal that
gives the bright finished
lustre. This coating will
need reapplying over
time to retain white gold
Unlike other white metals,
platinum and palladium
do not require rhodium
plating and their natural
brilliance makes them the
perfect choice for jewellery
that will last virtually
forever. Titanium is also
increasingly used in men’s
modern wedding band
designs, as it’s known for
its light-weight, yet highly
We are also often able to
combine a variety of these
precious metals for a truly
spectacular and hardwearing
Feel the difference
We recommend the
Curve for both our classic
wedding bands and
many of our patterned
wedding bands. The gentle
contoured inner surface
provides the ultimate in
wearing comfort, minimal
skin contact yet a secure
fit allowing for ease when
sliding on or off your finger.
Diamond set wedding bands are increasingly popular
and properly balanced with your engagement ring,
they create a spectacular effect that enhances the
The most popular designs incorporate either a channel
setting, bead setting or fine claw setting. Pave setting
of small shoulder diamonds on engagement rings can
also be complimented. To simplify the selection process,
we have developed a comprehensive sample collection
so our consultants can show you the exact effect of the
wedding band and engagement ring before we make it
to your size.
A modern styling trend is to incorporate split wedding
bands or two identical finer diamond set bands worn
either side of your engagement ring.
Once you have determined the right setting style and
diamond point size, we can then work out the right number
of diamonds and the best profile or surface curvature of
the band to compliment your engagement ring. As a tip
with any styling, an odd number of diamonds works best.
Can we incorporate a family
heirloom? The simple answer
is yes. We can restore to its
original condition, we can
replicate the original design
and use the diamonds,
or we can melt down the
gold and incorporate it in
a new modern design. Rest
assured we can work with
you to achieve a beautiful
reincarnation that can be
handed down to future
Sometimes an engagement
ring design needs a specially
shaped or fitted band to
compliment it. If the ring
was originally purchased
from Stephens Jewellers
we will be able to create
the exact band for you. If it
was purchased elsewhere,
designers can hand craft a
band to fit snugly with your
unique design too.
Affordable finance solutions
We appreciate that planning and preparing for your
wedding day is a very special and sometimes expensive
process. Many clients opt for finance as a way of
spreading the impact of buying their wedding bands.
TAKE HOME LAY-BY
Certegy Ezipay – no interest ever finance option
SPECIAL ORDER LAY-BY
Traditional 3 month lay-by – pay a 20% deposit
to secure the order, and the balance can be paid
in installments over 12 weeks.
STEPHENS EXCLUSIVE CUSTOMER BENEFITS*
Purchasing your engagement ring or wedding bands
from a Stephens Jewellers store automatically qualifies
you to membership of our Exclusive Customer Club,
providing you with the following benefits:
• Stephens Jewellers
• Free cleaning of your
• One free resize of your
new ring within 5 years
• One free rhodium
coating of your new
white gold ring
• Free cleaning of up to 10
jewellery items per year
• No obligation jewellery
inspection and care
• 1st year membership
• Exclusive special offers
• Special preview
invitations to promotions
*Some conditions and product exemption apply ask
your consultant for full details.
Seven year peace of mind
Every fine diamond jewellery item purchased from
Stephens Jewellers is supported by our exclusive peace
of mind seven year jewellery maintenance guarantee.
STEPHENS PEACE OF MIND SUPPORT:
• Seven year protection against any
• 1st anniversary inspection and free gift
• One complimentary ring resize
• One complimentary white gold ring
• Complimentary insurance valuation
• Annual check-up with recommended
• Professional complimentary cleaning service
• Membership of Stephens Exclusive
*Please ask in-store for guarantee limitations and conditions.
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Stephen Schneider, the proud owner/operator of
Stephens Jewellers, regularly travels overseas to ensure
Stephens Jewellers delivers exceptional diamond value
from an international network of diamond merchants.
“Our group of highly skilled diamond consultants look
forward to helping you find your individual solution
to the diamond design of your dreams. We trust that
you find the information in this booklet valuable and
rest assured our goal is to ensure we provide you with
accurate advice, styling recommendations, exceptional
quality, value and peace of mind.”