We take a gemmology focused approach to source the perfect stone, whilst educating you in the process.Book Consultation +
Book a consultation to discuss your needs, budget and timelines. We want to get to know you!
Finding your perfect gemstone can be tricky. Working with a gemmologist means you'll be guided by an expert in the trade. Whether you want a diamond, a coloured stone, or one that's ethical and conflict free. We are here to help!
Your initial designs will be developed into 2nd or final designs then turned into a computer render. This is a collaborative process where you have unlimitied revisions. It is important to us that the design is right.
Our in house Jeweller Nicole will assemble and polish you cast from our Sydney supplier to produce your ring. Your ring is always hand finished and set. Once production has started it is expected your ring will be finished in 6-8 weeks.
Your bespoke creation is now ready! Pick up from Melbourne or shipped, fully insured, anywhere in the world. Rings come with complimentary resizing and a 1 year repair warranty. We also do custom wedding rings!
If you think Oval + Pear's personal yet simple bespoke process will help you create the ring of your dreams then, please schedule a call below.
Start chatting with our certified gemmologist about your bespoke project today!
Hell no! The 3 months salary myth is an incredibly effective marketing campaign created by DeBeers (a diamond mining company) back in the 1950's. It is just marketing, which has leaked into social norms. You spend whatever you feel comfortable and we will do out best to accommodate your budget. We offer a selection of reasonably priced rings based on your budget. Bespoke rings start from $5,000, where you design your ring from scratch and we custom source you the perfect gem. Our petitos collection is priced between $1,000 to $3,000 and uses smaller stones. We also have a cherry picked collection of gems you can turn into rings starting from $2,500 plus the price of the gem!
Again, very much hell no! We are gemstone first kind of people. Princess Diana had a Sapphire, which now sits on Duchess Kate's finger. Emma Stone has an Akoya pearl, Katy Perry has a Ruby engagement ring and Halle Berry wears an emerald. DeBeers is again at play here, marketing to you that an engagement ring should be a diamond, this came into play around the 1950's too. Before this many proposals involved a simple band or no ring at all. People come in all colours, shapes and sizes...just like gemstones.
We can definitely source an ethical stone. Ethical can mean different things to different people so we address this on a case by case basis. In your consultation be sure to mention this is important to you and we will ensure to source you an ethical stone within your requirements. Feel free to reach out via chat to discuss the ethical landscape of gemstone sourcing, like most things in life it is not black and white.
Most definitely! Our initial consultation has been refined to ensure we ask the right questions to start to tease out what an engagement ring may look for you. Don't worry if you feel you have no idea about any of the elements we are here to guide you and support you through the design process. We find that more often than not, you already know what you want.
We are a gemmology led jewellery design business. Our team is made up of Teagan, gemmologist and owner, our in house jeweller, Nicole, is fully skilled in hand making and goldsmithing techniques. We also have a design consultant, production asisstant and content creator to bring your ring to life. We also work with a network of trade jewellers, lapidaries (gemstone cutters), casting houses and diamond setters to bring your ring to life. Our extended network of suppliers are small businesses, local businesses and family owned. Everything is made within Australia. Oval + Pear starts with the stone - we then build from there.
6-8 weeks once your ring design has been confirmed, wich is your final approval of the computer render design. Initial consultation to delivery can take anywhere between 3 - 6 months, dependent on if you know what you want or if you need more guidance. We try and work within special timelines, if you are aiming to propose by a certain date please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate. On average the overall process will take around 4 months.
Definitely, but most are perfectly ok to put in rings. It is true that diamonds are the hardest (and when we say hardest, we mean least resitant to scratching) gemstone. We are here to guide you on what stone is appropriate for long term ring wearing and the best setting to protect your stone for many lifetimes. The best and least resitant to scratching are those stones above quartz on the MOHs scale so think Diamonds, Sapphire, Ruby, Emerald, Spinel, Garnets, Tourmaline, Zircon. There are other factors to consider apart from hardness as well which we can discuss in your consultation. If you would like to learn more about the MOHs hardness scale click here.
The average cost of a bespoke ring from Oval + Pear is $5,000 AUD
Your initial consultation is free, after which you will receive 3-5 gemstone options plus quotes and 5 + hand drawn ring designs. There are no obligations after this but if you would like to proceed with the process we take a $500 deposit after the initial consultation followed by a 50% payment once you have chosen your gemstone, the balance is paid on delivery.
We are more than happy to accommodate any custom payment plan too, so please just ask us.
You can choose to pay via direct deposit or credit card, do be adivsed all card payments do add on a 1.65% surcharge.
The bespoke process takes around 16 weeks on average, but it's always best to have more time! You can book in anytime you like but around 6 months before you are intending to propose or when you would like the ring is a great time to book in.
Consultations are conducted anyway you like. When you follow the link to book a consultation you have the choice to book in a face to face visit at our studio, or a video call/phone call. 80% of consultations are conducted online so the whole process can be done virtually if you live interstate or overseas.
At this stage this is not a service we offer. Part of our unique process is sourcing and educating you about gemstones. It is best to go direct to your local jeweller if you have some gems you would like set.
We can have an initial consultation over video chat to get to know your needs then the process can be continued over email. 80% of my clients never physically visit my home studio.
We are located in Footscray, just outside of Melbourne CBD in Victoria, Australia. We work via appointment so please feel free to book in.
Yes we make custom wedding bands too! These are generally between $1200 and $2,500.
We also make anniversay/eternity rings, mother rings, baby angel rings and just cause rings!
Bespoke rings start from $5,000 with the average ring costing $5,500. Our aim is to work within the budget you set for us. Check out the petitos collection for rings from $1,000 - $3,000.