Your perfect engagement ring exists here at Secrets Shhh, so let’s find it.
Secrets Shhh is the home of the diamond alternative, specialising in the crafting exquisite diamond simulant engagement rings that are the true vision of undeniable quality and pure craftsmanship.
You’re spoilt for choice in design styles, we craft iconic Solitaires, stunning Shouldered Solitaires and precious Three Stone rings. Our range of halo engagement rings include single row halo and double row halo styles that are bound to make a bold statement.
Our diamond simulants are offered in more traditional cuts such as Round Brilliant, Princess Cut and Pear cut. As well as other cuts like Cushion, Emerald, Oval, Asscher or Radiant pieces. Whichever centre stone you choose, your beauty and confidence will radiate through and through.
Questions About Our Engagement Rings?
How much are engagement rings?
Engagement rings can cost anywhere from $500 to $50,000 and more.
At Secrets Shhh, we have the largest range of high quality engagement rings that are up to 80% less than an equivalent mined diamond ring. For example our one carat solitaire engagement rings crafted in 14 carat gold are priced from $999 and our two carat solitaire rings in 14 carat gold from $1299. Our beautiful shouldered solitaire ring with a 2 carat brilliant cut centre stone is $1199. Our rings are beautifully crafted using the same traditional methods as diamond engagement rings and represent incredible value for money. Our signature lab-grown diamond simulants are very durable and come with a Lifetime Gemstone Guarantee for Brilliance and Loss.
Who buys engagement rings?
It is very common today for both partners to shop for their engagement ring together. Engagement rings have long been considered the ultimate celebration of love and commitment, and given it is such an important decision we see more couples choosing their perfect ring together, rather than one shopping alone. Traditionally one partner may have been tasked with buying the ring for the proposal day and would have usually carefully deduced through a process of elimination, what their partner loved with respect to gold colour, stone shape and size. The big day would come, and the ring would be presented, perhaps on one knee, by a somewhat anxious proposer, who would be hoping for a resounding yes, and that the ring would be perfect. Today many couples buy their ring together, discussing all the elements of the design and believe it should be a joint decision given the symbolic importance of the ring and their future together.
At Secrets Shhh, we also have many customers choosing to update their original engagement ring after a few years to reflect changes in fashion or their desire for a larger centre stone or even a different shape or cut stone.
At Secrets we specialise in helping couples in these life moments, with instore and virtual experiences that will help you find the perfect engagement ring. We have hundreds of designs with exceptionally beautiful centre stones, covering solitaires, halos, fancy designs, three stones to help the most discerning couple find the ring of their dreams.
How long do engagement rings take to make?
Many of our high-quality engagement rings are available to be delivered to you immediately. If you require our jewellers to resize the ring for you this may take up to 7 days if the ring size is between L and Q. At Secrets Shhh, we also offer a custom order service, and our jewellers can customise our rings to fit a wider range of finger sizes from very small to larger sizes. We can also offer our rings in a different gold colours – for example rose and white gold. Our custom order service where we make the ring specifically to your requirements will usually take 6 - 8 weeks.
Why are diamonds used for engagement rings?
Diamonds became popular as engagement rings from the 1980’s onwards. This popularity was largely due to the marketing efforts by the diamond industry to position diamonds as the ultimate symbol of love and rarity, and in doing so convincing consumers to spend more on them to demonstrate the value or importance of their relationships with loved ones. However, in the late 1990’s the rising awareness of conflict diamonds and the environmental impacts of large scale mining caused many consumers to look for more responsible alternatives. In 2000, Secrets Shhh launched, being the first brand to exclusively offer high quality engagement rings with sustainable lab-grown alternatives to mined diamonds. Our Signature Diamond Simulants are visually indistinguishable from the rarest and finest mined diamonds, and come at a fraction of the cost environmentally, socially, and financially. We are often called the smart option….and what’s not to like about that?
Do guys wear engagement rings?
Yes, many guys choose to wear a ring to symbolise their engagement to their partner. The designs that are chosen are many and varied. We often find a dress ring is chosen and our bolder design rings in silver with black diamond simulants are a popular choice. Also, our plain bands in gold and silver are always popular. A recent trend is for men to custom order one of our Scandinavian inspired Synergy designs that feature a blend of sterling silver with 10 carat gold accents. These rings are very stylish, and many guys really love wearing them. For the fashion-conscious guy who loves simplicity one of our new black Zirconium rings or one fused with gold is also a popular ring to celebrate an engagement.
Which diamond shapes are the most popular for engagement rings?
The round brilliant cut diamond is still the most popular shape for an engagement ring. At Secrets Shhh we stock all the most popular diamond shapes or cuts. The Oval cut is now our second most popular shape, overtaking the princess cut followed by pear, radiant, square, or princess cut, emerald, Asscher, cushion, and marquise. We stock all the popular shapes and more. When you are selecting the diamond shape for your engagement ring, consider the length of your finger. For example, if you have long slender fingers, you may consider a marquise or oval cut which can accentuate the length of your finger. Many people still choose the brilliant round cut for its exceptional fire and brilliance, and some the emerald cut for its simplicity and clean lines. In the end you should choose the shape you love, as all the cuts have their own special features. At Secrets Shhh we have engagement rings in many different cuts – all in store for you to try on and immerse yourself. The only way to truly know which cut you will love is to pop in and try them on.
How do I pick the correct finger ring size for my partners engagement ring?
To correctly pick the finger ring size for your partners engagement ring, utilise the helpful information found at the Find My Ring Size page.
How do I choose the diamond quality for my engagement ring?
Selecting the carat weight, colour and clarity of a mined diamond can be extremely confusing and stressful. Your final choice will often come down to your budget, and often leads to a compromise. At Secrets Shhh, you will never have to worry about this. With our Signature lab-grown diamond simulants you can relax and enjoy total peace of mind knowing your choice of center stone is amongst the finest available. D-F colour, and Flawless to VVS clarity, complete with a Lifetime Gemstone Guarantee for Brilliance and Loss.
What is the difference between an engagement ring and a promise ring?
An engagement ring is usually given during a proposal. Regarded as the ultimate symbol of love, it will signify your intent to marry and enter a lifelong relationship. A promise ring is usually given as a promise and commitment to a relationship when there is no immediate thought of proposing. It is usually given early in the relationship as a sign of affection and a desire to enter into a relationship that may or may not include marriage. Promise rings are also normally smaller in design with smaller center stones. Often a dress ring is also given as a promise ring.
What is the difference between a lab-grown diamond simulant and a lab-grown diamond? Both are grown in a laboratory, with the main difference being in their chemical structure. Lab-grown diamonds are grown from carbon and share the same chemical structure as mined diamonds. Lab-grown diamond simulants used in Secrets Shhh engagement rings are grown from the mineral base zirconium oxide and are virtually indistinguishable from the rarest white diamonds. They are durable, sustainable, high quality, AAAAA cubic zirconia and come with a lifetime guarantee for their internal fire and brilliance. They represent exceptional value for money and are the perfect alternative to mined diamonds. However, if chemistry is important to you many of our bridal designs are available in fine quality lab-grown diamonds through our custom order service. Contact our online customer service department for more information.
Do lab-grown diamond simulants look fake?
Absolutely not! Our Signature Lab-grown diamond simulants are virtually indistinguishable to the naked eye from the rarest white natural diamonds. They disperse the same light and sparkle as the finest cut diamonds. The reason some people worry is because many mined diamond engagement rings they have seen use lower quality diamonds, or even clusters of small diamond chips to create the appearance of one larger diamond. The result is many diamond engagement rings simply do not sparkle as they should.
At Secrets Shhh, this is never an issue, as our world class dimaond simulants are grown and cut for maximum fire and brillaince. We recommend a center stone of 2 carats for your engagment ring which in our opinion has the wow factor – and is well within expectations of an engagement ring today. Of course many of our customers love to celebrate life, love or simply celebrate themselves and feel confident in wearing our larger gems, which range in size from 2 carats to 14 carats and larger!
Visit a Secrets Shhh Boutique Near You
One of the benefits of wearing a Secrets Shhh engagement ring, is you’ll be spending up to 80% less than you would on an equivalent mined diamond engagement ring.* Which means your wedding budget can go towards what you value most- learn more. We have boutique stores throughout Australia including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane offering our engagement range. Find your nearest store.