An alternative to your classic diamond ring, I handcraft custom, intentional and nature inspired engagement rings that represent your unique story. Together, we’ll design a ring that reflects your relationship, incorporates natural textures and lasts forever.Get in touch
A ring that tells your story?
I create engagement rings that hold memories of your relationship — allowing you to incorporate any natural textures that hold meaning to you both. Maybe it’s a shell from your favourite beach, a leaf collected on a hike together, or a gumnut from where you went on your first date. Whatever your story, I’ll work with you to create something that’s yours.
Choose your stones and materials
I work with a range of stones and materials, always finding a solution that meets your budget. I choose to work with ethical suppliers that prioritise sustainability wherever possible, which means you can feel good knowing exactly where your ring comes from (learn more about my ethos here).
Some popular stones I work with…
- Australian sapphires (blue, green, parti, pink and yellow)
- Diamonds (white, black and blue)
If you have another stone in mind, I can source just about anything so just ask!
Some popular materials I work with…
Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, sterling silver.Get in touch
How it works
1 Get in touch.
It all starts with a conversation. Send me an email with your name, details and any ideas you may already have about the ring you’d like to create.
We’ll arrange a time to meet at my studio or virtually to bring your ideas alive. I encourage you to bring any natural materials you’d like to work with — then I’ll draft some sketches and keep you updated along the way.
When you’re happy with the design, the creation process begins. Allow 1-3 months for me to source your perfect stone and handmake your piece. If you’re hoping to have the ring ready to propose on a certain date, I recommend getting in touch as early as possible.
4 Pop the question!
I’ll let you know as soon as the ring is ready. You can either collect your ring in person from my studio or I‘ll post it to you under registered, express and insured post.
"I felt that designing the ring with Kate was important for us to do together as a couple, so I proposed with one of Kate's shell rings as a 'placeholder'. Kate made it super comfortable and guided me through the entire process. We love Kate's style and she was able to adapt with what was important for us. Not only is the ring so incredibly special, it was such a fun and unique experience in creating our piece together."
Kate’s design process calls on joyful memories shared in nature and
brings them into being in the most artful and delicate way.
One of the things I loved about Kate's process is that we had the chance to make something together. Kate worked with natural textures supplied by me that reference personal experiences of me and my partner, and in this way produced an amazing piece with an understated beauty that tells a story of the relationship.
I think Kelly said ‘yes’ just because she wanted to wear this perfect ring!
We couldn’t have asked for a better experience, both in the planning and creating of our engagement ring and wedding band.
Kate took such care of our requests and ideas and gave us the time and input to help us create the most personal and precious symbols of ourselves and our marriage.
Kate manages to take what you’re thinking and expertly form it into a work of art and incredible beauty!”
“My wedding, engagement and eternity rings had become worn and damaged after wearing them everywhere for the last 24 years.
Kate Macindoe worked alongside me, helping redesign and recycle the old into something absolutely gorgeous and new. I collected a feather from the sea off the coast whilst boating with my husband (Albatross mate for life) and that was the impression for my new engagement ring.
Kate did a wonderful job and I will treasure my new mermaid jewels forever!”
What if the person I’m proposing to wants to choose their ring?
That’s absolutely fine! If you’d still like the proposal to be a surprise, you can propose with one of my everyday rings, then come back and design your piece together.
Do you repurpose existing rings?
Yes. If you already have a ring or stone you’d love me to work with, including pieces been passed down through generations, I’d love to chat. I love the idea of re-purposing beautiful stones and turning them into a piece that reflects your style. This way, it can be loved and worn in years to come.
I have no idea what I want! Will you advise me on materials?
I get that knowing where to begin is overwhelming! And the thought of looking in all the big diamond ring jewellery stores is downright scary. By choosing to work with me, I’ll walk you through the process and involve you every step of the way — from choosing the perfect stone, advising on materials and showing you examples of how your final ring can look.
Do you design wedding rings to match?
Absolutely. When you’re ready to tie the knot, I can design wedding bands that perfectly compliment the engagement ring. Take a peek at my wedding rings page.