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Engagement Rings to Wedding Planning

Wedding Dress Designs

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.

engagement rings to Wedding Planning

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

Wedding Venue

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

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.