Engagement Rings

Pop the question with a special message that they can keep forever…

The day you ask someone to marry you will be a memory you will keep forever, so why not make it extra special. It is a monumental step in a couple’s relationship, by declaring that your loved one is the person you wish to spend the rest of your life with, is indeed one of the most romantic and breathtaking moments you will ever experience. At John W. Thompson and Son in Sydney we will help make your proposal unique and memorable with a hand engraved engagement ring.

A hand engraved will add that extra sparkle to your engagement…

Hand engraving your engagement ring can further heighten your intense joy and act as a lifelong reminder of your love for one another. Whether you decide to engrave both of your initials, the date you first met or a something special from a particular memory, hand engraving a special message into the band of your engagement ring will only intensify the unique bond you share.

Start a new heirloom for your family to enjoy for generations…

They say diamonds last forever, so what if your engagement ring became something that your family could enjoy for future generations? By choosing to give your partner an engraved engagement ring you are documenting a moment in your life that can be appreciated and celebrated by future generations to come.

Engagement rings are a part of history…

In many cultures the engagement ring has become a symbol of everlasting love, devotion, commitment and unity. The first engagement ring to be documented was a gift given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximillian of Hamburg in 1477. Prior to this time, the history of the engagement ring is often considered more of a myth than a fact. However, ties to the concept of the ‘engagement ring’ can be seen in all cultures, as far back as the pre-historic man, although it was much less romantic back in those days – the engagement ring took on the form of a slave band. Today, diamonds are the most popular choice for engagement rings, with 80% of those sold each year featuring the precious stone.

John W. Thompson and Son will help your every step of the way…

Every design is delicately hand engraved at our Sydney shop using small engraving chisels. Every scroll and letter is unique in its depth and flourish. We pride ourselves in crafting family memories with traditional techniques and personalized messages. It can often be difficult to think of the most appropriate message, date, or phrase to engrave on your engagement ring. That is why we help our future fiancés discover the most meaningful message to share with their partner.

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Opening Hours

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 9:30am to 4:30pm

Wed – 9:30am to 3:30pm (until further notice)

Sat, Sun, Mon – Closed


Suite 1B, Level 4, The Dymocks Building,
428 George Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000


(02) 9233 3520

Ph: (02) 9233 3520