Bellagio has been established as the leading specialist in exclusive jewellery since 1955. It was founded in 1955 by Mr Ismail Ravat, as a small jewellery store in the heart of the Vereeniging C.B.D. In 1965 he brought his son, Mr Ahmed Ravat, into the business. By 1980 they had established a manufacturing division employing some of the most talented goldsmiths available locally.
Our superb jewellery collections are the result of our years of experience in jewellery manufacturing and our dedication to maintaining the highest levels of quality.
The Bellagio client deserves only the best so be prepared to be mesmerized!
Design & Manufacturing
It’s all about Quality & Style
Adding a subtle touch of personal inspiration to the glamor of gold and diamonds is what turns jewellery into treasure. Bellagio has a specialized design studio and manufacturing division dedicated to realizing the dreams of our clients, to own a piece of jewellery that is truly unique and personal.
Bellagio has South Africa’s most promising and talented design team and is responsible for all in-house design, making sure our client’s ideas are transformed into reality and manufactured to perfection. In pursuit of perfection we use only the best in state of the art machinery and a delicate human touch conforming to the highest international standards and ensuring our clients enjoy only the finest quality.
Dedication to quality and attention to detail are qualities we pride ourselves on. Born into the industry, our Master Goldsmiths fuse the skill and secrets of a bygone era with present day know-how, crafting each individual piece to perfection.
Step into our stores and let us help you make a piece of history!
Tel: +27 (0) 11 883 2215
CH Diamonds was founded in 1996. Since then we have provided quality diamonds to hundreds of satisfied customers. We also provide diamonds for the interantional market.
Custom designs are our delight. Our proffesional jewellers love to set stones in gold, silver and platimun and there is no craft to big or small.
Whether you want to pop the question, rededicate your life together with your soulmate or just want to spoil yourself with something unique we will be with you every step of the way with quality and service excellence as the foundation of our business..
Tel : 012 993 2946
Fax : 086 590 3893
Cell : 082 552 0721
The difference between an engagement and a wedding ring
By Erika Cronje – jewellery designer and owner of V’DODILI
Jewellery designer Erika Cronje spells out the background to and difference between engagement and wedding rings and what the latest trends are for these special pieces. Erika founded V’DODILI, a jewellery boutique focusing on custom-made and personalised jewellery, in 2010, and there is increasing demand for her unique designer pieces. With the backing of a B.Sc. in Consumer Science from the University of Potchefstroom and an award for the top platinum designer by Anglo American, Erika is a South African jewellery designer to watch.
The engagement ring
This is the ring that you get engaged with, which is usually the more expensive ring. The engagement ring by tradition is a setting with a large diamond or precious stone. This is the ring we dream about as little girls! Now that you have your dream future husband, all you need is your gorgeous ring.
The wedding ring
By tradition the wedding ring is a gold band set with smaller diamonds or/and stones that you can wear together with or separately from your engagement ring. The wedding ring complements the style and setting of your engagement ring. The gold and stones in general match the engagement ring to complete the style and look you have chosen. The trends vary from adding one or more bands to the engagement ring. The budget often determines these choices.
The wedding band is also worn on the left-hand ring finger separately, and often on the wedding day the band is worn alone as it symbolises the marriage union and commitment to each other. The round band is a symbol of endless love enduring for infinity.
Can you combine the two rings to wear as one ring setting?
You can combine your engagement ring and wedding ring by choosing the correct design. If your engagement ring has a thick band, it may not be necessary for you to get a wedding band. You can also wear the rings separately – this depends on your personal style and how traditional you are.
However, it is traditional to have both an engagement ring and a wedding ring. You have the option to permanently attach the wedding band to your engagement ring should wish to do so.
How popular is a wedding ring set?
We have seen that most couples prefer a wedding ring set. Ladies that prefer an engagement and wedding ring in one are in the minority.
Can I add onto the engagement or wedding ring afterwards?
Most definitely yes, we often see couples getting engaged with a plain band and the main featured stone. This can be a good option to invest in a larger or better quality feature stone for your ring at a later stage.
Then for the wedding or future wedding anniversaries you can add smaller details onto the band, as well as small stones to create your dream ring. You can also have an additional band made as a side feature to your engagement ring for your wedding, which can be fixed onto the main ring for your wedding day or wedding anniversary.
What are current trends for engagement and wedding rings?
The latest trend is to select a very plain engagement ring, such as a solitaire. For your wedding ring the trend is to add a variety of wedding bands to wear with your engagement ring. The idea is that you are able to mix the combinations of how you wear the rings together to match your mood or outfit of the day. These are known as wedding stack rings.
Rose gold has also become a hot trend, as you may have noticed already. We also see clients selecting a smaller stone of better quality. Budgets are not getting smaller, but the quality of the stone is becoming more important, along with colour purity, which in general makes the stone more expensive.
It is also becoming more common to replace the feature stone with a morganite – this is a beautiful light pink or champagne colour stone. The only negative about morganite is that it is a softer stone and gets dull over time, by showing up scratches – it will not last a lifetime like a diamond. You would then need to replace the stone or send it for a regular polish.
V’DODILI is a jewellery boutique focusing on custom-made and personalised jewellery, that is based in Pretoria and was established in 2010. V’DODILI specialises in designing and manufacturing uniquely designed signature styles, as well as personalised jewellery for the local South African and international markets. The name is derived from the Hebrew phrase “Ani l’dodi v’dodili”, which means “I am my beloved and my beloved is mine”. Read more at www.vdodili.co.za
Contact Erika Cronje of V’DODILI on 082 776 7367; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bella Bespoke creates everything – from one of a kind handcrafted engagement rings, wedding bands and men’s titanium or tungsten bands to a large range of bridal and classic silver jewellery. All of our stones are sourced from our mother company Bella Gems, and handpicked to make sure we find the perfect stone for your piece. We believe in adding a personal touch to everything we do: if it isn’t handmade, it is handpicked by us. It started as a dream, but now we’re making dreams come true.
SHIROKO seamlessly combines contemporary style with a variety of fashionable and fabulous designs. Our range of must-have, customised fine jewellery offers something for everyone, for every occasion.It’s all about you. Your personality. Your desires. Created in top quality rhodium plated sterling silver with cubic zirconia, SHIROKO accessories add unique elegance to any outfit.
FLOATING CHARMS & LOCKETS
Shiroko’s stunning range of sterling silver and rhodium plated Floating Charms lockets make the ideal fine jewellery for any occasion. Best of all, you can customise them by choosing from a wide variety of charms. Fill it, change it, add to it. Whether it’s for a wedding, anniversary, birthday, mother’s day or simply a token of love, we havethe perfect charm for you. Bespoke, original and eternal.
Shiroko’s Harmony balls in high-quality silver-plated pendants are beautiful to be sure, but their subtle, magical chimes also call your guardian angels to you. Worn in various cultures by pregnant women to soothe their unborn children, when born, the sounds are calming reminding babies of being inside the womb. Choose which unique colour ball, pendant resonates with you and allow yourself to be engulfed by an aura of safety, grace and ancient wisdom.
KarenFay is a new and aspiring brand name in the world of fashion, founded in beautiful Cape Town by two driven business women.
KarenFay is proud to launch their very first fashion collection called illuminate, which is a range of fine jewellery pieces that can be purchased exclusively on their e-commerce website www.karenfay.com
About the collection…
The collection offers women of all ages a selection of stylish jewellery pieces at affordable prices, while shopping in the comfort of their own home.
Each jewellery piece is plated with 18K white or rose gold using the highest quality Austrian Crystals or Clear Swiss Cubic Zirconia’s, that are both flawless and multifaceted, showing perfect geometry and supreme brilliance. All KarenFay fine jewellery pieces are Lead, Nickel and Cadmium free which ensures 100% customer satisfaction and a long wearing, allergy-free style experience.
This jewellery collection is for the woman who wants to make a statement, the woman who loves style.
About the Shopper…
She’s an elegant wife, a glamour-conscious bride, a young woman dazzling herself for her matric dance, a business woman illuminating herself for that important presentation or business dinner, she is a celebrity going to a red carpet event, she is gorgeous and she has no limits when it comes to her own jewellery collection.
Whether it’s with a bracelet, a set of earrings, a necklace or with an entire set, there is something for every woman and every special occasion in the illuminate jewellery collection brought to you by KarenFay.
Even if you do not have any special occasion on your calendar, with the class and diversity of KarenFay’s alluring jewellery, your everyday can be your special occasion.