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Real or Fake love… What does a Lab-grown Diamond in your Engagement Ring symbolise?

Is it acceptable to use lab-grown diamonds in an engagement ring?

Firstly, what is a Lab-Grown Diamond?

There are two main types of lab-grown diamonds. One of them is HPHT which stands for high-pressure, high temperature. HPHT diamonds are created with huge machines that compress carbon to create a diamond under great pressure and heat, similar to the forces of nature. The second type of lab-grown diamond is CVD which stands for chemical vapour disposition which is a diamond that is grown in a laboratory.

So, both HPHT and CVD are considered lab-grown diamonds or man-made diamonds.

The very simple economics is that anything that can be made by man can be made in unlimited quantities and therefore once you have unlimited supply there is no minimum price.

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The question to answer – “Is the use of a lab-grown diamond in an engagement ring acceptable?”

The symbol of an engagement ring is a public symbol of love and a commitment to a person to show this authenticity of this commitment. The engagement ring, therefore, must contain an item of lasting intrinsic value – a lab-grown diamond as we can see does not.

Let’s ask the question for one moment. If a piece of glass could be polished to sparkle like a diamond would it be acceptable in an engagement ring?

Of course not, this is not a jewellery item that has lasting intrinsic value. It is commonly available and has no rarity, the same principle applies to lab-grown diamonds.

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Myths about Lab-grown diamonds

Myth 1

There are valuable expensive lab-grown diamonds, for example, people have paid hundreds of thousands of rands for a lab-grown diamond. Surely this is a symbol of commitment to the person that receives this engagement ring. The answer is no, unfortunately, the person who purchased this expensive lab-grown diamond has been deceived and has purchased a jewellery item of no intrinsic value. The metaphor for this is if a family receives labola of ten cows for a daughter and these ten cows have diseases at the time of transfer of ownership, and die shortly after, this is not a labola.

Myth 2

For the same cost or investment, a lab-grown diamond may be far larger or more attractive than the equivalent natural diamond. This may be true; however, one can get an engagement ring made of metal with a piece of glass that is incredibly large and incredibly beautiful and has no value. This is not an acceptable engagement ring.

Myth 3

Lab-grown diamonds are eco-friendly. This is often marketed by the sellers of lab-grown diamonds and unfortunately, lab-grown diamonds are not eco-friendly. HPHT and CVD lab-grown diamonds take a great deal of energy and are not environmentally friendly as marketed by the sellers.

Myth 4

An engagement ring is not going to be re-sold therefore the value or resale value is not relevant. This is completely relevant whilst the purpose of an engagement ring is not to sell it or appreciate in value. The sign of commitment is relative to the value of the jewellery item given. As a lab-grown diamond has zero value, despite having paid a lot of money, it has zero value and therefore it is not a symbol of commitment.

Lastly, one needs to consider the motivation of a person who purchases jewellery gifts or wears a lab-grown diamonds. It would seem that the intention in all those situations is to deceive. A person who wears a lab-grown diamond that is bigger than the equivalent natural diamond likely has the intention to deceive the people who look at the jewellery piece. The person who gifts or proposes with lab-grown diamonds with whatever motivation, is most likely trying to deceive the person who is receiving the engagement ring into believing they are being proposed to with something of value. The people who sell these zero-value jewellery items has the full knowledge that they will never have any intrinsic value and would never pay anything for these items should the customer wish to return them. They are ultimately deceiving the customer.

It is clear that the use of a Lab grown diamonds in an engagement ring is not acceptable as there is no authenticity or deep commitment to the person or the relationship.

Should you be concerned as to whether the diamond in your engagement ring is a natural and valuable diamond or a lab grown, we at Jack Friedman Jewellers are willing to test your diamond at no charge. Jack Friedman Jewellers feel it is essential to assist couples to know that there is a strong commitment in their relationship before embarking in this wonderful journey called “marriage”.

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Engagement Rings & Jewellery During a Divorce or Breakup

What happens to jewellery when the relationship does not last?

One needs to consider the stage of the relationship i.e. dating, engaged, recently married and long-term marriage. There are the legal ownership issues which we at Jack Friedman believe may be completely different to the moral and ethical issues surrounding jewellery and engagement rings when a relationship ends.

An engagement ring prior to marriage

The legal situation 

In law once a gift such as an engagement ring or jewellery is given the ownership passes.  Therefore the lady who receives the engagement ring or jewellery is now the owner no matter what happens to the relationship. 

The Jack Friedman moral principle

At Jack Friedman, we believe the following applies in the event of an engagement that does not make it to the wedding. If the man chooses to break off the engagement we believe that the engagement ring should be kept by the lady that received the engagement ring. However, if the lady that received the engagement ring chooses to break off the relationship, we believe morally this engagement ring should be returned to the man. This applies even though legally she is the owner of this item.

The Kay Pave engagement ring

Once married and getting divorced

What happens to the engagement ring and other jewellery gifts that were given throughout the marriage?

At Jack Friedman, we believe that in most situations the legal aspect of ownership applies. The nature of the pre-nuptial contract will change the legal answer. However in most marriages the person who received the gift is now the owner of the gift. The value of the jewellery gifts given during the course of the marriage should not form part of the communal Estate for divorce. 

The Jack Friedman moral principle

As these jewellery gifts were gifted as an expression of love, and therefore the person who received those gifts should keep them and should not be brought to account in terms of dividing the assets built up during the course of the marriage. However, legally depending on the marriage agreement, whether the couple is married community of property, ANC or antenuptial contract with an accrual or without an accrual, different legal aspects would apply. At Jack Friedman, we do not believe this is morally correct and the jewellery gift is the property of the person who received it.

Family Heirloom Jewellery

There are exceptional circumstances where jewellery has been handed down from older generations. At Jack Friedman, we believe the legal situation should not apply and there is a moral way of dealing with this type of situation.

For example, a man proposes with a diamond engagement ring where the diamond was handed down from a mother or grandmother or even great-grandmother. This is a family heirloom and this diamond should remain in the family. We believe the following aspects need to be considered, does the couple have children and more specifically are their daughters? We believe jewellery that has been passed down as an heirloom should be passed to the daughters of that couple. This jewellery should not be taken into account in terms of determining the value of the couple’s communal Estate to be divided on divorce. There needs to be some agreement that the item of jewellery should not be sold unless absolutely necessary, for financial reasons and should be handed down in the family for future generations. As this would have been the wishes of the original owner ie the grandmother or great-grandmother or great-great-grandmother that originally received this item of jewellery.

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What if there are no children?

Once again at Jack Friedman, we believe that the legal situation should not apply and the following should be applied. If that item of jewellery or engagement ring came from the husband’s family the lady that received it and has no children to pass that item of jewellery to, this item should go back to the husband’s family. However, there should be financial compensation to the lady who received this jewellery or engagement ring. We at Jack Friedman would be happy to value the jewellery piece or engagement ring in terms of what is a fair replacement value of the jewellery and that value should be offered as compensation to the lady who gives up the heirloom jewellery.


In summary, engagement rings or jewellery gifts transfer ownership to the person who received the gift which was a gift of love is now the owner. The owner of the jewellery gift can do with it as they wish unless there are exceptional circumstances as mentioned above. When these circumstances are prior to marriage, it depends on who terminated the relationship and in the event of heirloom jewellery that was handed down and will no longer remain with the family’s offspring.

While Jack Friedman’s opinion is not the legal practice we believe this to be ethically and morally the correct way to deal with jewellery gifts or engagement rings in the unfortunate situation where a relationship or marriage terminates. We would be happy to engage with anyone who has similar or alternative views on this subject.

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Real Love means Real Diamond! Why Real Diamond Engagement Rings are Worth It

Congratulations! You’ve found the one – your soulmate, your partner for life. Now, it’s time to embark on a journey towards forever, starting with the symbol of your love: the engagement ring. While there are numerous options available, there’s something uniquely enchanting about a real diamond engagement ring as it represents the real love you have for your partner. In a world where trends come and go, real diamonds have stood the test of time, representing timeless elegance and enduring love.

Are real diamonds worth the investment? Beyond their undeniable beauty, real diamond engagement rings hold an intrinsic value that transcends mere aesthetics. From their exceptional durability to their ability to hold sentimental significance for generations, these sparkling gems are more than just a piece of jewellery – they are a legacy of love.

Understanding the value of real diamond engagement rings

Real diamond engagement rings are mined and therefore have a limited supply. At Jack Friedman, we only offer natural diamonds which undergo advanced diamond testing to ensure that only natural diamonds are set in our jewellery and engagement rings. Their natural beauty is unparalleled, and each diamond is unique, with its own characteristics and story. The rarity of diamonds adds to their value, making them a coveted choice for engagement rings. Therefore, to present the real love you have for your partner the perfect choice is a real diamond.

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The difference between real diamonds and alternative options

When it comes to engagement rings, there are various alternatives to real diamonds, such as cubic zirconia or lab-grown diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are in no way related to natural diamonds. Natural diamonds have a rarity factor, and there is a finite supply allowing them to hold their value. In comparison, lab-grown diamonds are massproduced within a laboratory, lacking intrinsic value and uniqueness. Lab-grown diamonds have no rarity as they are mass-produced extensively meaning that when you leave the store your Lab-grown diamond will be worth nothing. When purchasing a diamond for the love of your life, it’s important to know that this diamond represents the everlasting love you have for your soulmate. Due to the rarity and extensive value of a natural diamond, it is the perfect representation of the true love and commitment you have in your relationship.

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The emotional symbolism behind real diamond engagement rings

A real diamond engagement ring holds significant emotional symbolism, representing the real love, commitment, and promise between two individuals. Diamonds are renowned for their purity and strength, mirroring the qualities that define a lasting relationship. The act of presenting a real diamond engagement ring is a powerful gesture, signifying the strength and depth of one’s real love. It is a tangible symbol of the commitment to a lifelong partnership and a reminder of the promises made to each other. The sentimental value attached to a diamond ring makes it more than just a piece of jewellery – it becomes a cherished keepsake that holds the memories of a lifetime. All Jack Friedman natural diamonds have GIA and EGL certificates. These certificates refer to natural diamonds that are laboratory graded for all our engagement rings.

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The ethical and sustainable aspects of real diamond engagement rings

In recent years, there has been a growing concern about ethical and sustainable practices within the diamond industry. Thankfully, the industry has made significant strides in addressing these issues and ensuring that diamonds are sourced responsibly. Jack Friedman Jewellers only offers certified conflict-free diamonds, meaning they have been sourced ethically and do not contribute to any conflicts or human rights abuses. Additionally, sustainable mining practices and initiatives have emerged to minimise the environmental impact of diamond extraction. It is important to choose a jeweller that prioritises ethical and sustainable practices, you can feel confident that your diamond ring represents not only love but also positive change within the industry. Lab-Grown diamonds have a negative impact on the environment as a large amount of energy and carbon emissions are used to produce them. While these options may look similar to diamonds, the primary difference is that Lab-grown has No value – which means immediately after you purchase the market value is Zero.

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Why investing in real diamond engagement rings is worth it

Investing in a real diamond engagement ring represents the real love you have for your partner. Beyond their breathtaking beauty, real diamonds represent a timeless symbol of love and commitment. When it comes to forever, investing in a real diamond engagement ring is worth every penny. It is a symbol of everlasting love and a testament to the enduring power of your relationship. So, embark on this journey towards forever with a real diamond engagement ring, and let it be a reflection of the eternal bond and real love you share with your beloved. Celebrate real Love with a real Diamond.

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Halo Engagement Rings

The halo engagement rings have taken numerous years to design. This is a Victoria-era ring design that was referred to as the Cluster ring. There are many elements that have an impact on the setting of the halo diamond rings and these elements are very important to ensure that the most diamond brilliance and halo appearance is achieved. All diamond shapes and metal colours can be set in the halo engagement ring designs. Jack Friedman Jewellers refers to these designs as the Halo Crew! Did you know we offer 3 unique Halo Diamond Ring Designs?

Traditional Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

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The diamonds surrounding the traditional Halo Engagement Rings are closely set facing the same direction as the center diamond. The diamonds attract the light, forming a glittering halo that draws attention to the brilliance of the centre diamond and this creates rainbow colours to sparkle in your diamond. The engagement rings have a halo of diamonds set closely to the center stone creating the most sparkle.

Hidden Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

The hidden halo engagement rings are popular designs. The band of diamonds are set beneath and surrounding the center diamond. The hidden halo diamond rings allow you to add a touch of sparkle to your wedding rings. Adding the hidden halo element to your wedding rings gives the center diamond a lift that is more subtle than the traditional halo diamond rings.

Hugging Diamond Halo Engagement Rings

hugging halo engagement ring

Looking beyond the standard halo diamond rings? Jack Friedman Jewellers has designed a unique piece just for you! Introducing our newest design… The Hugging Halo Diamond Engagement Rings! The Hugging Halo Engagement Ring is an exquisite fusion of the Traditional Halo wedding rings and Hidden Halo wedding rings. The Jack Friedman Hugging Halo features a center-round cut diamond that is closely set with small diamonds to create a hugging halo effect.

Searching for the perfect engagement rings, wedding dress, and wedding venue is a fun and exciting process. From choosing engagement rings to choosing your wedding theme you have to take into account your preferences. The best advice Jack Friedman can give to you when planning your wedding is to always make a to-do list and tick off one task at a time. From the perfect engagement ring to the perfect wedding dress to the perfect wedding venue. Of course, the Engagement Ring is one of the most valuable Jewellery items you will have, and the wedding bands are equally important. Watch out for our Blog on wedding bands.

Come into Jack Friedman a week before your wedding day for your complimentary engagement ring cleaning to make sure your diamond ring is sparking on your special day.

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Why Paperclip Jewellery Makes the Perfect Anniversary Gift

Looking for a unique and sentimental anniversary gift? Look no further than Paperclip Jewellery. This trendy and versatile accessory has taken the fashion world by storm and for good reason. Not only does it offer a modern and minimalist look, but it also holds deep symbolic meaning. The Paperclip, a simple and unassuming object, represents the connection and unity between two individuals. Just like the links of a Paperclip, a strong and lasting relationship is built on the bonds of love, trust, and commitment. Whether it’s a necklace, bracelet, or earrings, Paperclip Jewellery serves as a constant reminder of the love and devotion shared between partners.

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The Symbolism Behind Paperclip Jewellery as an Anniversary Gift

Paperclip Jewellery holds a significant symbolism that makes it an ideal anniversary gift. The humble Paperclip, often overlooked, represents the bond of a relationship. Just as a Paperclip holds papers together, Paperclip jewellery represents how love can hold people together. Paperclip jewellery is minimalist and classic and is the perfect gift to celebrate an anniversary.

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Unique Design Options for Paperclip Jewellery

Paperclip jewellery has gained popularity in recent years because of the wide range of unique design options available.  Paperclip jewellery is available in a vast array of styles in, from necklaces to earrings to suit every person’s individual tastes. For those who prefer a classic and timeless look, a simple Paperclip necklace in gold is a perfect choice. The clean lines and minimalist design make it perfect to be worn on its own or layered with other necklaces for a more personalised look. For a bolder statement, consider opting for chunky Paperclip Jewellery. These eye-catching pieces add a touch of glamour and elevate the overall look, making them ideal for special occasions and celebrations. Every time the Paperclip gift is worn, it will be a reminder of a memorable anniversary. By spoiling a loved one with a Paperclip necklace and bracelet not only do they have a wonderful set. The versatility of a Paperclip bracelet allows it to be connected to the Paperclip necklace to extend the length of the chain to make a long Paperclip necklace.

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Chunky Paperclip Chain Necklace

Benefits of Choosing Paperclip Jewellery as an Anniversary Gift

Paperclip Jewellery offers several benefits that make it stand out from traditional anniversary gift options. Its timeless style makes it suitable for everyday wear as well as special occasions. Paperclip jewellery can be effortlessly incorporated into any outfit, making it a practical and stylish choice. The minimalist design ensures that it will never go out of style, allowing that special someone to enjoy their anniversary gift for years to come. Whether it’s worn alone or layered with other pieces, Paperclip Jewellery adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to any look. Lastly, Paperclip Jewellery is a conversation starter, the unique design is sure to catch the attention of others. This makes it not only a beautiful accessory but also a meaningful representation of the love and commitment shared between partners.

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Paperclip Stud Earrings

Influencer and Celebrity Endorsements of Paperclip Jewellery

Paperclip Jewellery has gained significant attention and popularity among influencers and celebrities. Its minimalist design and versatility have made it a favourite among those who appreciate understated elegance. Here are a few notable influencers and celebrities who have embraced Paperclip Jewellery:

  1. Hailey Bieber, a model and fashion influencer, has been spotted wearing Paperclip necklaces and bracelets. She often pairs them with casual outfits for a chic and effortless look.
  2. Kendall Jenner, a well-known model and member of the Kardashian-Jenner family, has been seen wearing Paperclip earrings and necklaces. She effortlessly incorporates them into her street-style looks, adding a touch of sophistication to her outfits.
  3. Bella Hadid, another prominent model, has been photographed wearing Paperclip jewellery. She often layers delicate Paperclip necklaces and pairs them with edgy ensembles to create a unique and contemporary look.
  4. Emma Chamberlain, a popular YouTuber and influencer, frequently incorporates Paperclip jewellery into her outfits. She embraces the minimalist aesthetic of Paperclip jewellery and uses it to enhance her casual and laid-back style.

These influencers and celebrities have played a significant role in popularising Paperclip Jewellery and showcasing its versatility. By incorporating Paperclip Jewellery into their own personal style, they have inspired their followers to embrace this modern trend and make a bold fashion statement.

Kendal Jenner wearing paperclip jewellery

Kendal Jenner wearing Paperclip Jewellery

Personalisation Options for Paperclip Jewellery

To make your anniversary gift even more special, consider personalizing the Paperclip Jewellery. This can be done by incorporating a birthstone or charm that holds significance to your partner. It’s a fantastic way to add a unique touch to the gift and make it truly one-of-a-kind. In addition to added birthstones or charms to the Paperclip Jewellery to represent important moments or milestones. Whether it’s the birthstone of your partner or a charm that holds a special meaning, personalisation adds an extra layer of thoughtfulness to the gift.

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Paperclip Drop Hoop Earrings

Conclusion: Why Paperclip Jewellery Is the Perfect Anniversary Gift

Paperclip Jewellery is versatile, symbolic and has classic and timeless appeal.  It conveys a special message to the recipient that the bonds of love are strong and that like a paperclip this collection symbolizes those bonds.  The collection consists of necklaces, bracelets and earrings, so there is something for everyone and the collection can be built upon.

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Engagement Rings to Wedding Planning

After saying yes to the engagement ring of your dreams, what comes next and where do you start? Your partner did an amazing job by doing the most perfect proposal after looking through loads of engagement rings to find the perfect diamond ring. The planning of your engagement is like the planning of your wedding day. The next steps you’ll take to choose your wedding dress and wedding venue.

Choosing Engagement Rings

The process of choosing engagement rings starts by looking for inspirational images of your favourite engagement rings. Once you feel you have an idea of your favourite diamond rings, visit your nearest Jack Friedman store. This will allow you to try on a range of engagement rings in all different shapes, sizes and styles. Seeing wedding rings on your finger will allow you to figure out what style and diamond shape suits your hand.

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Choosing Wedding Venues

To start your wedding venue browsing, first, sit down with your partner to discuss your look and feel. Are you going for a more classic wedding look, all white with touches of gold or silver, or are you going for a bohemian wedding look, filled with colour? Start researching venues and browse their images. Book to go view your favourite wedding venues, this will allow you to find the perfect wedding venue for your special wedding day.

Wedding Venues we recommend:


Lace on Timber


Shepstone Gardens

Boschendal wine farm

Lourensford Wine Estate

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Choosing Wedding Dresses

When looking for the perfect wedding dress, follow the same process you did when choosing engagement rings. Start with inspirational images and book wedding dress fittings. Your engagement rings style most likely changed when you tried it on, the same could happen when you try on wedding dresses. Try on multiple styles to find out what you prefer for yourself. From there you can decide whether you would like to have lace, beading or something simpler. There are multiple styles for engagement rings as there are for wedding dresses. Wedding dress styles consist of ballgown, A-line, mermaid, empire and sheath.

Wedding Dress Boutiques:

Veil Bridal


Bride & Co

Timeless Bridal

De La Vida

Wedding Dress Designs

Searching for the perfect engagement rings, wedding dress and wedding venue is a fun and exciting process. From choosing engagement rings to choosing your wedding theme you have to take into account your preferences. The best advice Jack Friedman can give to you when planning your wedding is to always make a to-do list and tick off one task at a time. From the perfect engagement ring to the perfect wedding dress to the perfect wedding venue. Of course, the Engagement Ring is one of the most valuable Jewellery items you will have, the wedding bands are equally important. Watch out for our Blog on wedding bands.

Come into Jack Friedman a week before your wedding day for your complimentary engagement ring cleaning to make sure your diamond ring is sparking on your special day.

The Ultimate Wedding Checklist:

12 Months: Determine your budget and select your wedding venue

11 Months: Hire vendors

9 Months: Purchase your wedding dress

5 Months: Book your honeymoon and send out save the date

4 Months: Do your hair and makeup trial as well as choose your cake

3 Months: Write your wedding vows and purchase your wedding bands

2 Months: Send out your invites

1 Month: create your guests’ seating chart

2 Weeks: final wedding dress fitting

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4 Popular Engagement Rings

All our engagement rings styles have exquisite and delicate designs making them unique to Jack Friedman. Our diamond and gemstone engagement rings for women are handcrafted by our jewellery professionals to ensure that the center diamond or gemstone accentuates the most sparkle and brilliance. The 4 most popular engagement rings in South Africa and throughout the world are below.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

The solitaire engagement rings are always a popular and timeless choice. Solitaire ring settings for engagement rings at Jack Friedman have open claws to accentuate the diamond brilliance. All of our solitaire ring designs allow for a seamless fit of wedding bands.  Our solitaire rings for her can also be custom designed to create a unique engagement ring. We have a range of solitaire engagement rings. All Jack Friedman Classic diamond rings are unique and signature, such as The Kay, known as the finest solitaire ring in the world. Some of our other popular solitaire diamond rings are the Scarlett, La Mer, Audace and Instinct.

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Halo Engagement Rings

Halo diamond engagement rings have been trending for a while now and it seems to still be one of the most popular engagement ring designs. The halo of diamonds for engagement rings was an extremely trendy design in 2021, and now in 2022, we are seeing them everywhere. Halo engagement rings are unique as they can be set in multiple designs. From the oval halo engagement rings to round halo engagement rings.  At Jack Friedman, our Halo Engagement Rings are designed to accommodate a wedding band that will sit flush alongside the halo diamond ring.

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Side Diamond Engagement Rings

The side diamond shapes and designs for diamond rings are endless. We have a range of engagement ring diamond shapes for you to choose from. If you aren’t sure which diamond shape and design you prefer, we would recommend that you try our engagement rings on your finger to see which style, shape and size suit your hand. You can try on our engagement rings in cape town and we have a range of engagement rings in Johannesburg. Engagement Rings prices depend on the size, colour and clarity of your diamond as well as the detail and design you would like. Our most popular side stone diamond rings for women are the Kay Pave Engagement Rings, La Mer Engagement Rings and Trilogy Engagement Rings.

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Detailed Engagement Rings

Many details have been added to our designs to create a detailed engagement ring. If you have engagement rings ideas that focus on diamond design details, our exceptional team of skilled hand craftsmen have created detailed engagement rings. The Edwardian Engagement Rings and Dancing Light Engagement Rings have the most intricate diamond details. The majority of our engagement rings are white gold as it is the most popular metal colour. However, we have other engagement rings all golds, such as yellow and rose gold as well as platinum. Shop our 4 popular engagement rings online.

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Young, Famous & African Netflix Show Features Jack Friedman Jewellery

This reality soap opera series – Young Famous and African follows the lives of a group of young, famous and affluent personalities. From South Africa, Nigeria and East Africa, the celebrities are either music, media, fashion or Insta stars that came together in Johannesburg. The Netflix show, Young Famous & African follows the lives and families of each star while on their quest to find love, connect struggling friendships and rekindle old flames.

Annie Idibia & Swanky Jerry Visit Jack Friedman

While filming the Netflix show, Annie Macaulay-Idibia and Swanky Jerry met with Howard, CEO of Jack Friedman. Swanky, the fashionista, loved our Black and White Diamond Ring that matched his slick butterfly suit jacket.

Young Famous and African Netflix Show-Diamond Butterfly Ring

Annie Idibia Nigerian model, actor, presenter and wife of musician 2Baba (Innocent Ujah Idibia) couldn’t stop talking about our African jewellery. She adored our Diamond African Map Pendant and Diamond Tennis Necklace. Annie tried on our Tanzanite and Diamond Leopard Ring and yellow gold diamond map pendant with our cognac diamond tennis necklace, she fell in love. Swanky still made a comment, “Annie you must get your husband, 2Baba to buy this for you”.

Annie Idibia Wears Jack Friedman Jewellery to the Ball

Annie was attending Khanyi Mbua’s, known as Queen of Bling, glamourous ball. Only the most stylish and affluent friends were invited to the ball. Annie wore her favourite Jack Friedman piece, the Cognac Diamond Tennis Necklace with the Diamond African Map Pendant. She wore these two pieces as she wanted to display her African heritage and knew bling was a must, and what bling’s more than Jack Friedman Diamonds. Young, Famous & African Netflix Show Features Jack Friedman Jewellery.

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Engagement Rings – Custom Designed

Custom designed engagement rings is one of our specialities. If you are looking for something unique and personalised we can custom design the wedding ring of your dreams. With our skilled handcrafted jewellery professionals, we can design diamond engagement rings or gemstone engagement rings or a combination of the two. When creating a custom design, we start with a hand sketch drawing to get the idea from the client. Thereafter a CAD is created which is a computer image of your engagement ring.

Double Band Engagement Rings

Emerald halo engagement ring

This emerald shaped diamond halo engagement ring is a custom-designed ring. Our client requested a unique design, so we added the double diamond band as a unique touch and set diamonds around the entire diamond engagement ring as it accentuates sparkle. The glittering halo of diamonds around the emerald diamond creates the illusion that the center stone is bigger and accentuates the diamond’s brilliance.

Hidden Halo Engagement Rings Custom Designed

The hidden halo design has become increasingly popular in many custom designed engagement rings. This diamond ring is featuring a center round diamond with diamonds along with the band. The hidden halo was a customer’s requirement; therefore we created a classic halo engagement ring into a unique yet still classic custom design ring. No matter what shape your diamond is the hidden halo design can be added on to create extra sparkle.

Gemstone & Diamond Engagement Rings

Oval Morganite and Diamond Engagement Ring

Looking to create an engagement ring with diamonds and a gemstone as your center stone. At Jack Friedman, we can create your dream engagement ring. You can choose your favourite gemstone in your favourite shape and size, and where you would like your diamonds situated to add that touch of sparkle. This Gemstone & Diamond Engagement Ring is unique because the diamonds are pear and round-shaped with an oval morganite center stone.

Thick Band Engagement Rings

Princess Diamond Engagement Ring

Not only does your center diamond have to be large. You can choose from a range of diamond sizes and shapes to add to your custom designed engagement ring band. This princess shaped diamond engagement ring has larger round diamonds on the band to ensure that the ring sparkles from all angles and compliments the center diamond.

Twist Engagement Rings

Our jewellery factory has no limits when it comes to the shape, design and look of your custom designed engagement ring. Our skilled jewellery designers can take any client’s request to turn their imagination into a reality. This Twist Diamond Engagement Ring has a twist effect that was specifically moulded to fit and hold the center round diamond perfectly. The six smaller round diamonds were added to the band of the wedding ring to add depth and accentuate diamond brilliance.

Twist Halo Engagement Ring

Twist Halo Engagement Ring

You can also use our Signature engagement ring collections as inspiration for your dream engagement ring. By choosing one of our engagement ring designs and altering it to personalise your diamond ring. For example, you can merge the classic Halo Engagement Ring style and Cross it over into a new and unique design. Enquire online to start the journey to designing your dream engagement rings.

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Jack Friedman Engagement Rings similar to Celebrity Rings

There are many exquisite diamond shapes with extraordinary engagement ring designs that your favourite celebrities are wearing. Looking for an engagement ring that is similar to your favourite celebrity? At Jack Friedman, we have unique engagement ring designs with ranges of diamond shapes and sizes. View our engagement rings that are similar to your favourite celebrities:

Kourtney Kardashian Engagement Ring

Travis proposed to Kourtney with a 12.5-carat oval center diamond that has a diamond band and hidden halo. A ring that can accentuate sparkle like Kourtney’s diamond ring is our Oval and Pave Diamond Engagement Ring. This design by Jack Friedman makes a powerful fashion statement and is a total eye-catcher. The Oval and Pave diamond ring has an ultra-modern design.

Jennifer Lopez Engagement Ring

Jennifer Lopez received a 16-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring from Alex Rodriguez. Our Emerald & Baguettes Trilogy Engagement Ring is similar to Jennifer Lopez diamond ring. The Emerald & Baguette Trilogy Engagement Ring was created with an elevated Emerald diamond of which the baguette diamonds on the sides are set to optimise light reflection creating an explosion of everlasting sparkle.

Meghan Markle Engagement Ring

Megan Markle has a 3-carat center cushion cut diamond with two round diamonds showcased in an engagement ring that she received from Prince Harry. The trilogy engagement ring collection symbolises The Past, The Present and The Future. Our 3 Stone La Mer Engagement Ring is similar to Meghan’s diamond ring as it is set with 3 round diamonds with a unique open u-shaped claw design accentuating sparkle.

Tay Dome Engagement Ring

Taylor Lautner proposed to Tay with a gorgeous 5-carat oval-cut engagement ring. A similar style to Tay’s ring is our Oval Instinct Pave Engagement Ring.  The highest level of engineering has gone into the creation of the Instinct collections to allow an infinite number of wedding bands to fit flush while the appearance of your diamond is evident from every angle.

Bella Thorne Engagement Ring

The actress Bella Thorne got engaged to Benjamin Mascolo with a 4-carat pear-shaped center diamond that has a halo frame of diamonds. A similar style at Jack Friedman is our Pear Halo Engagement Ring. The diamonds surrounding The Pear Halo Engagement Ring attract the light, forming a glittering halo, drawing attention to the brilliance of the centre diamond and this creates a rainbow of colours to sparkle in your diamond.

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

Kate has a 12-carat oval blue sapphire gemstone with 14 solitaire diamonds in her engagement ring that she received from Prince William. The Jack Friedman Oval Tanzanite Halo Diamond Ring is similar to Kate’s engagement ring. A custom ring can be designed with a Sapphire center stone as it is a stronger stone for an engagement ring.

Kim Kardashian Engagement Ring

Kim Kardashian received a 15-carat cushion cut diamond engagement ring from Kanye West. Our Cushion Halo Engagement Ring is a great choice if you are looking for a similar diamond ring. Many elements impact the setting of a halo engagement ring and these elements are important to receive the most brilliant sparkles and biggest halo appearance from the Diamond.

Paris Hilton Engagement Ring

Former reality star Paris Hilton got engaged to Carter Reum with a one of a kind 20-carat emerald cut diamond ring. Our Emerald & Pear Trilogy engagement ring is similar to Paris Hilton’s diamond ring. The Trilogy Engagement Ring has an emerald-cut diamond center with two strategically elevated pear-shaped diamonds that optimise light reflection.

Hailey Bieber Engagement Ring

Hailey Bieber received an exquisite 10-carat oval diamond engagement ring from Justin Bieber. The Jack Friedman Oval Halo Engagement Ring is very similar to Hailey’s diamond ring. Our Halo engagement ring is a style that has taken many years to design to perfection.

If you have an engagement ring design that you love, at Jack Friedman we can custom design and create your dream ring. We have ranges of styles, diamond shapes, colours and sizes for you to choose from to create the perfect ring.

The Palesa Crown

2014 - 2016

When Rolene Strauss, Miss South Africa 2014 (who became Miss World 2014), was announced at Sun City, she was crowned with a brand new glittering masterpiece worthy of her prestigious title. 

The team at Jack Friedman Jewellers wanted something that was both elegant and memorable. They decided to make the crown from platinum, one of the rarest elements in the earths crust, and synonymous with South Africa which accounts for 80 percent of world production. The precious metal in the Miss SA 2014 crown comes from Anglo American Platinum.

Miss South Africa 2014 - Miss World 2014

The Enhle Crown

2016 - 2018

A symbol of royalty the Enhle crown was an exquisite design by Jack Friedman. This pushed the boundaries of Jewellery design and we ensured that all the Miss South African woman who wear this crown feel and look like a queen.

Each name the Miss South Africa winners are engraved on the base.