Established for more than 100 years, Harry Winston jewels are beloved by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlet Johannson. The master jeweler prefers to let the precious stones speak for themselves, without any fancy settings or embellishments, and engagment rings come in various styles, including solitaire, three-stones and micropave, to name a few. Engagment rings come diamond-embellished too. Information on how to choose your dream ring is available on the website. Its diamonds are ethically sourced from the sustainable Diavik mine in Canada.
Shop E8, G/F, The Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2301-2131, www.harrywinston.com.
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Celebrating its 125th year, Italian jewelry house Bulgari has an array of spectacular earrings, bracelets and necklaces in its bridal collection. Its beautiful engagement rings are classic and yet modern, featuring solitaire rings in a range of settings to suit all personalities. It takes active measures to keep “conflict diamonds” out of its diamond inventory, and all staff are given education about unethically farmed diamonds and the Kimberley Process. Also has outlets in IFC, Elements, the Peninsula Arcade, DFS Chinachem, DFS Sun Plaza and Pacific Place.
Shop G3, Chater House, 8 Connaught Rd., Central, 2523-8057, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bulgari.com.
For women with a classical bent, what would be more desirable than the deep red Cartier box? Established in 1847, this French jewelry maison has been crafting beautiful, classic engagement and wedding rings for decades, each cut to impart a brilliant sparkle, and with varying degrees of size and embellishment. All diamond are GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certified and sourced ethically and with concern for the environment. The brand has boutiques in Prince’s Building (below), The Peninsula Hotel, Elements, The Lee Gardens, Pacific Place and One Peking Road.
G/F, Prince’s Building, 8 Chater Rd., Central, 8105-5008, www.bridal.cartier.com.
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Having produced exquisite engagement jewelry since 1873, New York’s most famous jeweler and its ubiquitous little blue box is the ultimate way to show your lady that you’re serious about your intentions. Their website allows you to search for your idea cut and stone setting, allowing you to preview the rings before going into the shop to make a purchase. And to reassure the environmentally aware, Tiffany rings are ethically and sustainably sourced. There are currently nine Tiffany outlets in Hong Kong, including Elements (2196-8500), Sun Plaza DFS (230-268-88), The Peninsula (2722-7691), Chinachem Plaza (2311-3813), IFC (2234-7163), The Landmark (2845-9853), Pacific Place (2918-9992), Sogo (2575-4263) and Hong Kong International Airport departure lounge (2261-0800).