design your own engagement ring

Bakker Diamonds & Gems are Brisbane’s premium jewellers diamond expert and a qualified person who will physically create your special piece.

So the time has come. You have found each other and it only seems right to demonstrate your intentions with a dazzling diamond ring for your partner. Unfortunately this process seems so daunting.

In this internet age, the options seem endless and fraught with pitfalls for the unsuspecting buyer. Prices vary dramatically and it is difficult to make sense of this confusing landscape.

Luckily for you, that’s where Bakker Diamonds comes in. Our job is to guide you through the maze, so you understand your options, so you are in control of these very important decisions. You will not be dealing with a shop assistant. You will not be dealing with a middle man. Instead you will be dealing with the diamond expert and the qualified person who will physically create your special piece.

35 years’ experience

our workshop & unique showroom concept allows our clients to relax and indulge in the experience of learning about diamonds and the creation of a one of a kind piece of jewellery made by Peter Bakker. With over 35 years’ experience, Peter’s expertise in finding the perfect stone, designing and manufacturing are second to none. Have a positive experience with us by contacting us today and seeing how we can help you.

peace of mind about value for money

My clients often tell me they enjoyed the journey because of the hands-on input they can have in the design process, the ease at which they achieved the goal, and the peace of mind about value for money, dealing with the actual manufacturer who imports directly.

far superior to your expectations

My goal as a qualified manufacturing jeweller and diamond expert with many years of experience has always been to make the journey of purchasing an engagement rings painless and relaxing as possible. My promise is to deliver a diamond, sapphire or ruby ring that will be far superior to your expectations.

award-winning boutique jeweller

Bakker Diamonds is a wholesale diamond merchant and award-winning boutique jeweller offering the best service for diamond rings and custom-made jewellery, located in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Here you will find no shop assistants, no cabinet keys, no high-pressure sales and no flashy advertising.

Bespoke jewellery from brisbane’s ring makers?

Whether you’re looking for diamond engagement rings, or glimmering gold earrings and bracelets, Bakkers Diamonds are the jewellery makers for you. We’ve custom made a range of pieces for clients throughout Brisbane City and surrounding areas. As diamond traders, you can always ensure when you choose our custom jewellery, you’re getting the best quality in the city.

Why buying direct?

By handling diamond buying direct from the cutting factories, importing, and top quality ring manufacturing in-house, Peter has eliminated three levels of middlemen from the typical jewellery store or shops in Brisbane. His philosophy is; your budget is your budget and almost any ring can be made to fit any budget.

It’s Peter’s job to help you find the best quality and value for your money. With Peters’ guidance, you decide on the size and quality of your diamond and the karat of gold or platinum for your ring, and Peter will build the ring to those specifications. We are here to help you through every step of the process to create something you will truly treasure for years to come.

No pushy sales assistants, no pressure

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Over 150 testimonials

Hi Peter, just a quick message to say Alycee said yes and we are both more than happy with the beautiful ring you created for us. And the fit was perfect! Thanks again!
Cameron and Alycee
Peter is a master of his craft. After visiting a number of high profile jewellery retailers (who were just focused on selling their window display stock) I found Peter at his Bakker Diamonds headquarters an absolute standout due to his personalised (custom-design) approach, expert knowledge & refreshing client focus. His willingness to ensure he seeks the very best quality stones and workmanship of an absolutely amazing final product has surpassed my expectations (he went well beyond the call of duty on this!). Peter makes both his customers and his high quality workmanship his number one priority and this shows in his amazing results. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his great work as I am so happy with the engagement ring he crafted for my fiancé, overall it has been an absolute pleasure to work with Peter and I will be recommending family and friends to Bakker Diamonds for anyone looking for quality custom made jewellery, with expert/friendly high-quality service. Thank you Peter!
Elliott Dean | Milton
Hi Peter, I just wanted to email you to say Thank You for the ring. I received it the week before Christmas and I absolutely love it. You have done such a beautiful job – it was exactly what I wanted. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.
Catherine Drahm | Japan
Peter, Ring and earrings were perfect. Thanks – excellent job. The wife asked me to pass on her appreciation.
Adam Rolfe | Warwick
To the Master Craftsman Peter Bakker, Jarrod and I wish to thank you for creating an exquisite work of art that is an expression of our love for one another. The time you spent with Jarrod during the design process shows not only your commitment and passion for jewellery, but for the people themselves. My ring affects me in so many ways, it is alluring, dazzling yet elegantly beautiful. I am the luckiest girl alive! Thank you again Peter, and we’ll see you soon for our wedding rings!
Brooke (Marshall) & Jarrod | Brisbane
Peter – big thanks again for doing such beautiful work on our rings…. everything went according to plan and we have now been happily married for 2 days.. off to Thailand tomorrow for the honeymoon … thanks again…
Liam & Rebecca Culverhouse
Hi Peter, I just wanted to thank you for the absolutely perfect ring that you made for my now fiancé Jon Irving… I absolutely love it although I keep running in to things because I keep looking at it instead of focusing on where I’m walking……….Thanks again for your hard work.
Kristy Gentle | Milton
G’day Peter, I proposed to Kim on the weekend and she is absolutely ecstatic with the ring, she can’t stop looking at it! It really is stunning, and the sizing guess was spot on! Thanks for doing such a great job and also being so easy to deal with. Will be back for the wedding rings when the time comes. Cheers,
Dennis Morrison | Perth
I felt it is important for me to let you know how my experience was when looking for the perfect ring to propose to my now fiancé. It isn’t a decision that one should take lightly. Everyone you talk to has the”best” jeweller to recommend. After meeting with a few different jewellers and with my non-existent knowledge of diamonds, I didn’t know what to expect and didn’t know which direction to go. Cut, clarity, color or carat? I was given so many different recommendations and had many mixed opinions. I was recommended Peter by a great mate and not only did I feel comfortable with his knowledge of diamonds, but also the recommendations he gave. He is also just a down to earth good bloke that I trusted straight away.I gave Peter a brief of what I was after and he went searching for the perfect diamond for me. There was no pressure from Peter and given my tight timeline, nothing was to hard or a problem. He found the stone and it was perfect. Ticked all the right boxes. Peter’s attention to detail gave me the comfort that it was going to be perfect. Peter is a true artist in what he does. The ring is flawless and I’m sure it helped me get the answer I wanted from my now fiancé.Thank you Peter – I look forward to meeting again to design the wedding bands!
Matt Lancashire | Brisbane
Hi Peter,It’s been a while but we just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our stunning rings. We really appreciated all of the effort you put in to doing such a great job for us. Thanks again,
Jess & Simon Williams
Enough cannot be said about how professional, courteous and helpful Peter Bakker is. In addition to this, most importantly, he is a top-tier jeweller. We were referred to him by a number of friends and colleagues, all of whom had dealt with him and could not speak more highly of his skills and personality. My fiance, Anna, and I designed her engagement ring together, and because of this, visited Peter several times during the process. Each time, he greeted us with a friendly and welcoming manner and always made us feel comfortable. Peter actually listened to us and what we were after as the ‘perfect ring’ and out of all our descriptive chaos, was able to not only design, but produce an absolute stunning ring, which is the epitomy of perfection in our eyes. (THAT is what professionalism and customer service is all about!) Anna’s ring constantly creates a whirpool of excitement when spotted by nearby females and whenever ‘’THE IMPORTANT” question is asked about who made it, we will always proudly tell them and point them in Peter’s direction without any hesitation at all. Thank you so, so much again for creating such a beautiful ring. Anna still loves it to death, and is constantly stopped by admirers of it. Have a safe and fun Christmas if I don’t speak to you before, and we’ll come and see you in the new year to start organising our wedding rings.Thank you again.
Matt & Anna
My engagement ring is stunning. The quality and craftsmanship is absolutely exceptional, and it sparkles more than I even knew possible. Peter’s genuine concern with our desires is what every woman hopes for when creating her dream. I had found a photograph of my perfect ring, but I didn’t think I could ever actually have it. Peter proved me wrong and created a piece of jewelry that exceeded my expectations and every way while remaining in our budget. I quite literally could not be happier, especially when I realize I get to look at it for the rest of my life. Thank you, Peter.
Emily Foote & Gurinder Bajwa | Brisbane
Hi Peter Hope you had a good xmas and new year. I just want to let you know Belinda accepted the ring and my proposal. She loves the ring. Thanks so much for your help, you did such a good job with the ring. Will be seeing you when the wedding is organised.Cheers and thanks again
James O’Hagan
Hi Peter, I thought I’d drop you a line to say thank you very much for your professional service in helping me to design and create my fiance’s engagement ring. All of the steps of the process from the first phone call, to our sit down meetings in your store as well as the drawings and carefully worded emails to ensure that my partner wouldn’t find out were flawless. You were very informative for a person like me who knew nothing about rings and I feel that your professionalism in answering all of my questions has led and will continue to lead me to happily make referrals to you in the future. Take care and we’ll see you next year for the wedding rings!
Justin & Taylor | Brisbane
Dear Peter,We wanted to write to you to thank you for the beautiful ring you made us.Once we met you, we knew that we wanted you to make our ring. As novices in this area, we couldn’t be more thrilled with the advice you gave us and the beautiful end product that we received. The quality is outstanding and you were able to produce exactly what we had in mind on a tight timeframe. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking at any engagement rings or the like. We are definitely coming back to you to make our wedding bands!
Sunny & Ratha
Hi Peter, I just wanted to write to thank you for the fantastic job you did with the ring. Jen absolutely loves it. I appreciate all of the help that you gave me to get the end product. We have only briefly discussed our wedding rings, however when it is time to do them, we will certainly be coming back to see you.Thanks again,
Hi Peter, I would like to say thanks again because the ring you made was absolutely perfect and Madeline said yes. I really enjoyed the whole process and the service was outstanding. I have already and will continue to recommend you to all friends looking at getting a ring.Thanks again
Sebastian | Brisbane
Hi PeterMum arrived with the ring on the weekend. It is superb – the sapphire is beautiful, as is the setting and the diamonds. Thank you so much for doing such a nice job and looking after us from the other side of the world!
Dan | London, UK
Peter,Whilst I did give the ring to my new fiancée slightly later than planned , she absolutely loved it. In her words.. Perfect. Thank you so much again for all your advice and help.Regards
Ivan | Brisbane
I just wanted to thank you for all your assistance and effort in creating the most stunning ring. The setting is exquisite to say the least. Its exactly what I was hoping to achieve. Brilliant !!!
Dear Peter, We wanted to say thank you, albeit belatedly, for your help with the stunning engagement & wedding rings you designed for us. Fiona has received so many compliments about her rings thanks to you. It was an easy & pleasurable experience choosing & purchasing the engagement ring through you. Mark enjoyed being educated about diamonds during the process.
Mark & Fiona Chapman | Brisbane
Hi Peter, just would like to thank you again for helping me think of a beautiful design for my fiance’. Searching for several months for the “right ring” was so overwhelming, and was very hard, as I usually found I had to compromise on something when dealing with store jewellers. You made the experience so much easier, and broke the whole design process down step by step. And I (more importantly my fiance’) got a ring that was far above our expectations. Thanks Again,
Andrew Briand | Brisbane
Thanks Peter, your final price of diamond and platinum ring came in at the same price we could get the diamond only on the internet, so it really helped to be able to choose from the stones you had. See you soon for the wedding rings!
Tony Davidson | Chevron Island
Hi Peter, I’d like to thank you again for creating such a beautiful engagement ring for me. I still catch myself looking at it throughout the day – the novelty hasn’t worn off yet.
Pauline Arnold | Rockhampton
It’s been 6 months now since Roz received your creation and not a day goes by without a compliment from a friend or complete stranger. I have seen women stop and stare! Anyone in the market for a ring I have pointed in your direction. Not just for the final product, but the painless journey you took me through to get there.
Stephen Vincent | Brisbane
During the search for the right diamond, I communicated frequently with Peter via email from Hong Kong. He was able to locate a magnificent cushion cut in a cutting factory in Europe that suited our budget and he personally made it to our design. Now we have an eye-catching ring with breath-taking diamonds. Peter’s hand-on approach gave us great confidence and we would not hesitate to use his services again.
Mark Thompson | Central Hong Kong
Hi Peter, Thank you so much for the lovely ring that you have created. It was worth the wait! I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the final product.
Amy Ritson | Brisbane
Peter, wanted to let you know the ring has been an absolute unmitigated bonanza of a success….everyone completely loves it most of all the special girl herself……Penny has actually achieved notoriety at the hospital where she works and is now referred to as Dr Diamond. I’m pretty happy with that outcome! Many thanks and we all look forward to the next big purchase.
Dr Rupert Templeman | Gilberton, SA
Hi Peter, Just emailing to say thanks for making my engagement ring and wedding ring. They are perfect and look just as i imagined. Also thanks for your honest opinion when we were picking the diamond and working within our budget. Thanks again.
Celeste Stallard | Brisbane
Hi Peter, I have now recovered from the shock of seeing the gorgeous ring you have designed for us. And I now want to say thank you, it trully is stunning!!! I LOVE it. You really have captured what I was after, which made me realise that this was definitely what I was after!!! It just takes me that much longer to open any doors as I keep looking at the ring! There’s even cases where I have actually walked into them!!! I love the way the diamond is visible from all angles and the way it catches so much light! It actually manages to shine in the dark! I Love it! Thank you again!
Sophie Guinguard | Sydney
Peter, I just want to thank you again for all of your effort in creating such a beautiful engagement ring. From our unhurried initial meeting discussing what I had in mind, through to picking up the completed ring, the entire experience was a pleasure. The detailed sketch you supplied was great and gave me confidence that the end result would be superb. The completed ring was even more stunning than I imagined it would be. I really appreciate all of your advice and your pressure-free approach, we will enthusiastically recommend you to friends and colleagues.
Lance McGarva | Brisbane
Peter Bakker has made many one-off jewellery pieces for my family and friends. We enjoy his personal service and always know we are receiving great value. We can happily recommend him.
Terry Peabody | Brisbane
We visited Bakker Diamonds with a range of wedding ring ideas, however no clear concept of what it was we really wanted. Peter walked us through several options. His manner was open and supportive, the advice he offered was informed and had great depth and we felt no pressure. The decision was ultimately our own. A family heirloom had been passed down the line in the form of an antique engagement ring. We were touched by the significance of the gesture, however we also wanted to ensure that any ring that we were intending to keep for the rest of our lives was our own. Peter was able to add new life to the antique ring and artistically crafted a beautiful wedding ring that matched the original down the to the hand engraved finish with the addition of plenty of sparkling diamonds. The finished product is extremely tasteful, a beautiful artistic piece and best of all feels like it is now our own!
Charlie Cush | Brisbane
Hi Peter I just wanted to let you know that I absolutely love the engagement ring that you made for Matt and I. I’ve been wearing it since Friday and I love the design. It somehow manages to look contemporary yet classic at the same time which is exactly the look I was after. So thanks once again Peter and thank you too for making it so quickly for us. Now I just need to stop looking at it all day!! ps I’ve had so many wonderful comments about it!
Trish Smith
Hi Peter. Bronwyn absolutely loved the ring, in fact she’s going to ring and thank you herself. She couldn’t wait to show it off to all her friends over the weekend. Unqualified success. Thanks once again
Gary Mulcahy | G.M. Formal Hire in Red Hill, Brisbane
Hi Peter, the stones you found for us are perfect. It was great to receive them loose, and have the opportunity to ponder the different ways my engagement ring could look. It makes a very special piece of jewellery even more meaningful. The mock-ups you provided were exactly as requested and helped me decide which style to go for. The finished product is beautiful, in fact better than I imagined. You’ve done a fantastic job!
Tracey Lowe | Brisbane
Peter, I have to say I was very surprised and impressed with Charlie’s new found knowledge of diamonds when he proposed to me with what is now sitting on my finger! It means so much more to me knowing that Charlie put the time and care into choosing a special diamond just for me and was able to do this thanks to you. Thank you also for all the advice you gave me when I was virtually clueless about what setting I wanted! I absolutely love my ring and thank you so much for the fast turn around to get it onto my finger. We are both delighted with the result will be back soon to get started on the wedding band!
Dimity Powell (soon to be Holland) | Brisbane
Hi Peter, I LOVE IT!!!! You got the ratio between the band and centre stone absolutely perfect. I LOVE the way the setting sits away slightly from the band…..I didn’t know it was going to do that and I love it!! Its delicate and classic while being contemporary and clean. The Asscher diamond just looks superb. I really can’t thank you enough…..the whole process was just so easy and the result has exceeded my expectations….which were very high! See you in a year for the matching wedding band.
Jane Hill | Brisbane
Peter was recommended to me by a close friend who advised me that the guy was amazingly talented and a really good bloke. It seemed like a good combination to me, but I was even more impressed once I met him. He designed Jodi’s engagement ring which started with me having no clue about diamonds or design, I just knew I wanted a ring that would make her say yes. After the first meeting I felt like we were old friends as Peter educated me about diamonds and we worked on a design. The choice of rocks was amazing, he really understood what I was looking for and he was upfront and comfortable discussing costs. He blew me away with the finished product which was elegant and timeless – and of course got an overwhelming yes from Jodes. Thank you Peter for such a fantastic job, I look forward to employing your craftsmanship again and highly recommend you to all my friends and colleagues.
Dr Tom O’Rourke | Brisbane
Dear Peter, Thankyou for your help with the design and creation of our beautiful engagement and wedding rings; they are exactly what we wanted!
Damon & Jeanette Cox | Brisbane
Hi Peter Thanks; Sue is very, very happy. By far better than anything I had seen in the shops. Thanks again.
Martin Lee | Brisbane
Peter, I bloody love it. You’re a genius.
Anna Musson (nee McPherson) | Brisbane
Peter, the ring looked fantastic on Louise’s finger, I proposed to her on Saturday night, and she accepted! It was at Brett’s Wharf Restaurant in Hamilton, and we shared our 2004 reserve Shiraz from Seville Estate Yarra Valley. I had roses for her as well. Once again thankyou for being a part in this journey, she had no idea, and she was really gobsmacked! Your service was great, as was the feedback. The quality of the ring is excellent (stone & band). I would certainly recommend you to my friends.
Jerry Pavihi | Brisbane
Thanks mate. The ring just arrived. It looks great and the twinkle factor is quite amazing. She will love it.
Andy Harris | Sydney
We were mid Pacific Ocean, sailing from the UK back home to Australia, when I emailed Peter about an engagement ring. I wanted something simple yet sophisticated. Shortly after docking in Brisbane we finalised the design with Peter, and weeks later it was ready. I was on the bus the other day and the man sitting next to me apologised for continuing to look over, as he was just admiring my beautiful ring. Thank you for the ring Peter. It is perfect!
Sophie Drum | Brisbane
After having engagement and wedding rings made by Peter, we would have absolutely no hesitation in talking to him first for any jewellery in the future. His personal service and assistance was greatly appreciated, and he was able to turn our ideas into something that receives countless compliments. We have already recommended him to a number of our friends.
Drs. Brett & Cath Collins | Gold Coast
Hi Peter, I received my beautiful ring by courier today. I could never have imagined how perfect it would be!! Thank you so much for all your hard work!! I love it and am hoping it will be passed down through future generations in my family.Thanks again.
Amy | Cloncurry, Qld
Peter rang me from Brisbane about a vehicle we had in the yard here in Sydney. After many phone calls I revealed to him that I was approaching a time where I would be in the market for an engagement ring. I forwarded Peter the designs that Lisa preferred and he sourced a beautiful cushion cut diamond and made the ring for me. I am yet to meet Peter but his business approach has been impressive and he delivered great design and what I believe from my research, excellent value for money. I would have no hesitation in recommending him. Unfortunately I never sold him the car, but I will endeavour to get him next time!
Chad Egan | Balmain Prestige Cars, Sydney
I went to Peter with some design ideas and budget for a platinum diamond engagement ring. He guided me through the diamond selection and ring design process with professionalism, patience and expertise. No question was too much trouble for Peter to answer, he explains everything so I understood, and this approach gave me the confidence I needed from a Jeweller to give Peter my business. The end result is an utterly stunning, exceptional quality diamond engagement ring that my fiancé is thrilled and excited to wear on her finger. Peter’s workmanship and the overall design experience far exceeded my expectations. I thoroughly recommend Bakker Diamonds to anybody.
Martin Cardier | Brisbane
Peter has made my engagement, wedding and eternity rings. All of them are fabulous. Peter is always a pleasure to talk to during the design process, and keeps us updated on how the work is going. We will certainly be going back to see him in the future. I think I am going to need more fingers!
Sarah Lane | Brisbane
Thanks Peter, she loved the diamond earrings, everyone does. A great job, on time and on budget!
Jonathan O’Brien | CBRE, Brisbane
Peter It is an absolute work of Art! We can’t believe it’s ours. Everyone, both new and old generations, are over the moon.
Robert Gallagher | Brisbane
The ring is AMAZING Peter. Couldn’t be happier. My fiancee is chuffed with it. He keeps telling me how beautifully crafted it is! I keep getting so many compliments…surprisingly alot from men (telling me their wives would have loved a ring like mine!). It is a real work of art, and exactly what I asked for. Thanks again.
Helen Conomos | Brisbane
I have used Peter Bakker for both my engagement and wedding rings. The engagement ring is spectacular and draws comments everywhere. I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted so I had Peter make it for me. He is prompt, professional and personal. I have no hesitation in recommending his services.
Peter Josephson | ABN Amro Morgans, St Lucia
Thankyou very much indeed for manufacturing Kathryn’s engagement ring. I was absolutely delighted with the design and the quality of the workmanship and, I think it is fair to say Kathryn was ever more thrilled. The quality of your service and the value for money that I received were excellent. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone. Once again, my thanks for a job well done.
John S Miles - Barrister-at-Law | Brisbane
Peter designed my engagement ring for me 2 years ago. To this day I still get complimentary comments on the quality of the design of my ring. He was very helpful compared to other jewellery stores who were not terribly interested in what I wanted. Peter always does what he can to deliver what you want, whether it is looking for certain stones or redesigning. He listens to what you want and doesn’t force his ideas. I will always go back to Peter because I know I’m getting quality as well as value for money.
M Musial | Hill End
I used Peter to design and manufacture a ring to match my wife’s engagement ring. The result was a spectacular success. The new ring is very beautiful and much loved. I can certainly recommend Peter’s skill as a manufacturing jeweller, his taste as a designer and his ingenuity in putting the whole thing together.
Douglas J Campbell - Barrister-at-Law | Brisbane
I have purchased several pieces of jewellery for my wife from Peter. They are sturdy, elegant, eye-catching, beautiful and pleasing to me and my wife. She wears every piece every day and loves them. We tell everyone Peter made the pieces for us. I am already thinking about my next jewellery project – a diamond necklace.
John Hamilton - Lawyer | Brisbane
My friendship and business association with Peter goes back 20 years. I have commissioned several pieces over the years (including an engagement ring) and have always been delighted with the handcrafted results. He is gifted in design and a professional in every sense of the word. With sincere thanks!
Mitchell E. Bouldin | Corona del Mar, California
Peter has been looking after all the jewellery needs of myself, my family and some of my friends for many years from designing intricate pieces to beautiful engagement rings. With no middleman Peter’s prices are always second to none, along with his service and quality of work.
Paul Gleeson | Gleeson Lawyers, Brisbane
Thankyou for the wonderful engagement ring you made for Tony and myself. You made the whole exercise so much easier than we imagined.
Sarah Martin | Brisbane
Peter Bakker has produced several fine pieces of jewellery for me over the last ten (10) years including engagement, wedding and eternity rings for my wife. Peter has never completed a piece for me without having my complete satisfaction with the finished product. I have and continue to recommend Peter to friends and acquaintances that may require a special piece of jewellery that cannot be found off the shelf from a jewellery outlet.
Scott Lawes | Paylink, Brisbane
Dear Peter, I just got my engagement ring and it looks amazing!! I love it!! It looks even better than I expected! Thank you for making the whole process enjoyable and for my beautiful ring!
Sheena | Brisbane
Dear Peter Many thanks for the beautiful ring. I am thrilled with it. It has come up georgeous. Many thanks for your advice re:- the stones. Hope all goes well with your new shop/ store. Will see you again in the future. Thanks again
Dr Jenny Fulcher | Kingaroy
Thanks to Peter Bakker we have an engagement ring that is original, beautifully crafted and universally commented upon. We will be returning to Peter to have our wedding rings designed, and we have recommended him to all our friends.
Vincent G Brennan - Barrister | Brisbane
I have been very impressed with the jewellery designed and created for me over the years which has been admired by strangers and friends and I have been able to refer Peter with confidence for his craftsmanship and honesty.
Pat Dearlove - Sales | Brisbane
Peter Bakker’s craftsmanship, service and value have been of consistently high standard over the ten years that I have been a customer. He blends a client’s needs with technical aplomb. I recommend him without reservation.
James Purtill | Brisbane
I emailed Peter Bakker for advice when I needed a very special engagement ring. The only problem was that I am in London. Peter walked me through diamond education and ring designs all via email. An amazing ring arrived by courier as promised. I had it valued for insurance and buying through Peter has saved me many thousands of dollars. I could not be more delighted and would not hesitate to recommend Peter when it comes to sourcing large diamonds and quality workmanship.
Dave Davies - Stockbroker | London
Peter Bakker’s title says it all – “craftsman”. I approached Peter with an idea for a piece that, to our knowledge had not been produced before. Peter established a budget, handcrafted the piece and in the process improved the design. I am thoroughly satisfied.
Andrew Gorringe - Engineer | Brisbane
We were 100% satisfied with Peter’s services when we ordered jewellery. We found he not only combined his exceptional talent and skills to create beautiful jewellery but his honesty and genuine concern that his customers are 100% satisfied is a rare find these days.
K & J Scott | Bribie Island
From the design to the finished product, Peter Bakker knows his craft. I would recommend him without reservation – his attention to detail, prompt service and first class design are without peer.
A W O’Donnell | Edney Ryan Legal, Sydney
I was absolutely thrilled with the pieces you made for me at Christmas time – with your brilliant design suggestions I now have a ring that looks beautiful on its own and with my engagement ring.
Anna Davidson | Gordon Park
Hello Peter, I want to say thank you for creating such a beautiful ring for me. It was overwhelming. Everyone that looks at it has the same reaction. We are very happy and pleased with it. Thank you!
B & M | Gold Coast
Hi Peter, It fits and she loves it. Thanks Mate. Merry Christmas
Chris | Brisbane
Peter, I wish to thank you so much for the stunning platinum diamond ring that you made for me and my wife. The finished product you crafted is just outstanding!! You made exactly what I wanted, in fact it looks better than I ever could have imagined! Your expert advice and professional yet laid back approach was exactly what I needed and you were great to work with. Your craftsmanship is superb and we are so grateful to have such a wonderful ring. Thank you so much.
Steve & Sarah Phillips | Brisbane
Hi Peter, I can’t thank you enough for the beautiful ring you designed and made for my fiancé. Over the past few weeks, dozens of friends and family have seen us to congratulate us on our engagement, and every single person has been astounded at the ring’s spectacular design and quality. When I first started looking at jewellers to buy an engagement ring, I was worried that a truly beautiful ring would be outside of my budget. After our first meeting, I realised I couldn’t have been more mistaken. The advice you give on your website is 100% accurate – from the outset we decided on a budget and you worked within that to produce an incredible ring at incredible value. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have asked me where I found such a beautiful ring, and the number of people I have recommended you to. Again, thank you for your help.
Nick | Brisbane
Hi Peter, Matthew presented me with my engagement ring on friday night and it is perfect. Thankyou!It is exactly as I wanted it! I’m glad you could understand all my little scribbles and pictures in trying to get a perfectly proportioned and detailed ring. The diamond ‘mirrors’ just as an emerald cut should and the baguettes set it off perfectly. It is comfortable to wear. I also like the wedding band and how it will fit with the engagement ring. I’m so glad we came to you to get my dream ring.
Hi Peter, I know we are yet to meet but Scott presented me with my beautiful ring on Friday night and told me all about the experience!! Thank you so much for working so hard on getting it complete for our son’s Baptism! The ring is absolutely beautiful … so unique and well, just breathtaking!! I believe Scott now calls you Lord of the rings!
Kieralee | Musswellbrook
Hi Peter. I just wanted to let you know how much I love my ring. It is such a show stopper and I have received so many comments on it from everybody who sees it. Steve won’t let me take it overseas and I am going to find it hard to remove! Thanks so much.
Lynda & Steve | Brisbane
Peter, Thank you so much for the creation of such a beautiful engagement ring. It is absolutely stunning and we have received so many wonderful comments on how gorgeous the diamond is and the individuality of the ring design. We can’t speak highly enough of your personal and friendly service, and also the extra effort you put in to have the engagement ring finished within the tight timeframe we hoped for. This ring for us both, is a breathtaking reminder of how special and perfect our marriage proposal was and we really look forward to creating our wedding rings with you. Thank you again
Amanda & Jeff | Brisbane
Hi Peter, Tas and I would like to thank you for the amazing job you did with my engagement ring. It is absolutely perfect. I constantly get comments from people as to how beautiful it is. We really appreciated the way in which you were honest and open in regards to helping us select the diamond for our setting and the regular updates in regards to its progress. We are so happy, and yes I haven’t stopped staring at it yet! Thanks again Peter.
Dominy | Brisbane
Many thanks to you Peter for taking the effort and care to sit down with Michaela and I, and help us with the design and content of Michaela’s beautiful engagement ring. From the first day, when we came in tired and flustered after a hectic day of viewing rings, to the last day when I happily collected the ring, we both had strong confidence that you could help us create that perfect ring. The fact that you are able to create the design, then email over that design to us with detailed comments before construction, really does place you high above your competition. I would strongly recommend you for any bespoke jewellery design and construction, and I heartily hope you go from strength to strength with your business, we need more talented artisans like you.
Michaela & Conor | Brisbane
Dear Peter, I just wanted to thank you so very much for the wonderful work you did on our ring. I am in love with it!!! It is absolutely beautiful and I am very grateful for your professionalism, care and putting up with my demands. Thank you again
Sanja | Brisbane
Hi Peter,what a wonderful way to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary with the magnificant ring you made for us. ‘Trust me’ you said. I could not have imagined the stunning ring you designed and created. We are so happy that you were able to incorporate the diamond we purchased 20 years ago into the remodel. It is a beautiful to be treasured . You are very talented.
Helen & Jim | Brisbane
Hi Peter, Sorry we were out all day, the ring arrived and its beautiful thank you so much for all the hard work you put in! We both really appreciate your help, it’s made for a perfect day. Love this ring it’s perfect. Yay!!!!!
Leanne | WA
Peter, your services came recommended to me by my brother-in-law and I have been enthusiastically spruiking your talents since I proposed to Hollie. I would have started sooner, but I had to keep the proposal a secret! You reassured me the whole way knowing full well how important a decision it was for me and you were always helpful and accessible. I trusted you from the start and you most certainly did not disappoint. All the nerves left me when I picked up the ring and saw how beautiful it was. My nerves were replaced with excitement and I couldn’t wait to propose! It was perfectly Hollie and exactly what I had in mind. And as you know, she was thrilled.
Jakub & Hollie | Brisbane
I absolutely love my ring. Everyone that sees the ring keeps telling me how it’s exactly what they want and want to know where it was made. I was just so happy when I saw it and love that I have it. Thank you so much for resizing it for me so quickly – it meant so much! I’m sure you could tell how much I love it when I jumped you!! Thank you Peter.
Hollie & Jakub | Brisbane
Hi Peter, Just writing on behalf of myself and Vic. Vic really loves the ring, she was very very pleased when she saw it, it is exactly what we wanted and it looks beautiful on – just the right size and the design is lovely! Thanks very much for all your help with choosing the diamond right through to the ring design, it is most appreciated and we’ll be back for the wedding rings! Cheers,
Peter, Michael and I would like to express how thrilled we are with our Engagement Ring which you helped us to design and completed with such perfection. We enjoyed the whole experience from the time we met you in search of selecting the perfect Jeweller who could assist us with the design and making of our Ring. We were really excited about the whole process and we are both extremely happy with all the support and care you gave us with something that was very special to us both. The end result being a superb ring and symbol of our love and we look forward to meeting with you again very soon to design our Wedding Rings for our upcoming Wedding in October. We sincerely thank you once again and would be very happy to recommend you to all who seek such perfection. Best regards.
Catherine & Michael Knowles | Brisbane
Thank you for making us such a beautiful engagement ring. You helped us to choose the perfect diamonds, the perfect setting and then you applied your craftsmanship to create us a shiny, sparkly and perfect piece of art. I absolutely love it. We will be back to see you soon for our wedding bands. Thanks again.
Claire & Dan | Brisbane
To anyone reading this testimonial, Peter is the only person to see if you are looking for the perfect engagement ring, or any piece of jewellery for that matter. I came to see Peter after many commendations from my peers. All spoke of his professionalism, honesty and caring nature. They were not wrong. Peter was able to design the exact ring that I described to him, and my partner is thrilled with the result. His attention to detail and first class service are attributes that are seldom found, and my partner and I will most definitely be back for our wedding bands. Thank you Peter once again for making this milestone even more special.
E | Brisbane
Hi Peter, I am just writing to say a big thank you for Lucy’s wonderful engagement ring…which she absolutely loves! Thanks also for making the “design development” phase so interesting. I now like to think of myself as a apprentice diamond expert. See you soon for the wedding rings! Thanks once again.
James & Lucy | Brisbane
Thanks so much Peter, you certainly have a satisfied customer in me! I had a challenging design I liked so I spoke to Peter. He then showed me his design interpretation, working to my budget and tight timeframe. He created a spectacular platinum, pink diamond and white diamond piece that simply blew me away. The quality and workmanship is faultless and the ring is truly beautiful; far better than the finished product I had in mind – I couldn’t be happier!
S White | Brisbane
Peter, my ring is absolutely stunning. Everyone who sees it asks me where did I get such a unique piece. Thank you so much for your efforts.
Nataly | Brisbane
Last year when we were overseas I bought a fabulous bling cluster ring which I loved so much that my husband said why don’t I have a “real’ one made ! I did a little homework and found Peter’s ad in the Brisbane news and made contact. Peter was able to copy the ring for me, and better still was able to incorporate diamonds from two rings and a pendant which I no longer wore , adding sentimental value to the ring which ended up with 34 stones and a beautiful ring for my 35th wedding anniversary! I would happily recommend Peter to anyone thinking of having a custom made item.
Caroline | Brisbane
Peter, The ring couldn’t be more perfect! ’What we’d pictured only better’ is the only way I can describe it. We’re both really delighted with the end result & the compliments on your craftsmanship are flowing fast & furious. I’m still finding it distracting! We are happily recommending your expertise to our friends. Thank you!
Sarah & Chris | Brisbane
Hi Peter, Mark gave me the ring last weekend. Just wanted to tell you how much I love it. Thank you very much for doing such a nice job.
Dorothee | Brisbane
A huge thankyou for the amazing and professional work you did on Lauren’s engagement ring. The quality of your work is simply outstanding. We would highly recommend your craftsmanship to anyone after the perfect ring. We both couldn’t be happier with the final product and look forward to dealing with you again for our wedding bands. We really appreciate the way you looked after us through the whole process. Thanks again!
Brendan & Lauren | Brisbane
We can not thank you enough for making our dreams come true. We received our flawless diamond but we also received flawless craftsmanship, service and professionalism. I trust our friendship will continue and thank you for achieving what other jewellers couldn’t! The comments are “WOW!”
Meagan & Scott | Gold Coast
Thankyou Peter for making my dream ring come true !! When we first saw you we had what we thought was the perfect ring for me – the time and advice you gave us was just what we need in making the big decision. I love / we love it and its the envy of everyone we show. Can’t wait to see you in the future for the wedding bands.
Shanyll and Glenn | Brisbane
Dear Peter, We had a vague idea of what we thought the ring would be like, but the reality far exceeded our expectations. We are both elated by the end result and thank you for your time and patience. Both not getting much work done as can’t stop admiring your handywork. Thanks again. Will be in touch about wedding bands in near future.
Monica & Craig | Cairns
Peter, the ring is utterly divine!
Monique | Brisbane
Hi Peter, I just wanted to say that Ivan and I are so happy with our ring! I love it and the size is now great. I look forward to seeing you again in a year for the wedding band for myself and Ivan. Thank you so much!
Peter, What a beautiful ring! Very funky yet still timeless! She absolutely loves it. For someone who had no idea about the process or his fiancée’s dream ring, your insight and creativity was greatly appreciated. Its wonderful to know that there is no other like it in the world. Thank you and best regards.
Tom | Brisbane
Thanks very much for the rings you made for my fiancee and I, she really loved them. We really appreciate your excellent workmanship and your efforts in keeping to our tight dead line. Once again many thanks Peter for your terrific result.
Darren Murphy | Brisbane
Pedro, She has seen it. Loved it. Perfect fit. She cried, she was stoked.
Thanks Peter for the magnificent 3 carat pear-shape pendant you produced for us at Christmas time. I guess we gave you a difficult brief considering your time-line concerns, however you successfully found the stone in a cutting factory overseas, had it shipped and managed to manufacture the piece just in time. Thankfully it was a big hit. Well done – now for the earrings!
Stephen | Raby Bay
Peter, I am thrilled to bits with the earrings. They are absolutely fabulous and just what I wanted – right down to the dangling movement ))
Cyndy | Raby Bay
Thankyou so much for my beautiful diamond ring, it has truly exceeded all of my expectations. The design is just stunning and exquisite, and of course impeccably hand crafted. The diamond itself is breathtaking and catches everyone’s eye. I’m sure we will be seeing you soon for the wedding rings Kindest regards
Karina | Brisbane
We were only prepared to spend a few thousand dollars with Peter for Andrea’s diamond engagement ring, but compared to what is available in chain stores, we still can’t believe the end result, thanks again Peter, thanks for your honest advice, it’s just great!
Andrea & Henry | Brisbane
An exceptional eye for quality and value and a taste for innovation – Peter Bakker excels at his art. We will have no hesitation in using him again or recommending him to our closest friends.
Wim Blom | Brisbane
Dear Peter, we both want to thankyou so much for creating such a beautiful ring for our engagement…….it’s ten fold better than any other out there, the amount of comments I’ve had is amazing. Once again thankyou for your time and effort, we both couldn’t have been happier.
B and S | Hamilton
I like to research a product before I buy. I spent hours on the net comparing diamonds and qualities but in the end I wish I had just gone straight to Peter. He sourced an amazing oval diamond for us direct from a cutting factory and set it in a beautifully hand-crafted ring. It’s now obvious to Michelle and I that we’ve saved a lot of money buying directly from Peter. We have recommended him to friends and they are just as happy as we are. I’m told we’ll be visiting Peter again, next time we’re in Brisbane!
Andrew Moore | St Kilda
Hi Peter,I proposed to Jacqueline in Tasmania earlier this year with the ring you made for us. She agreed to marry me, so that made for a less awkward flight home. Jacqueline loves the ring and I often catch her checking it out in different lighting and at different angles. We both appreciate your time, effort and assistance in helping to make this a special occasion for us both. I hope you had a great festive season and start to 2011 and weren’t affected by recent the flooding. Thanks
Aston & Jacqueline
Hi Peter, Love my ring, it looks just as I imagined! Thank you so much for your help, design and making the ring for Luke and I. Many thanks,
Fiona & Luke | Brisbane
Hi Peter, Just letting you know that I gave Lissa the ring on Tuesday night and she LOVED it!!!! Thanks for the great service, I was very happy with the ring and will definitely recommend you to others, Thanks again,
Thanks Peter Thanks for everything, I love it. Cheers,
Hi Peter, Thank you very much for the amazing ring you made for Sheri. It is everything she wished for, and more! You made the experience of buying the diamond, to designing the ring a very relaxed and enjoyable experience. The ring itself is absolutely perfect and exactly what we hoped for. Sheri cant take her eyes off it! Thank you again,
Steve & Sheri
G`day Peter, Luce and I would just like to thank you so much for the awesome engagement ring. She absolutely loves it. Being new to Brisbane, I did a fair amount of shopping around at different jewellers but finally coming across your business was like a breath of fresh air. The way in which you helped with keeping to my budget and the back and forth emails with the design I wanted was all done in such a professional but really personal way. Thanks again Peter for making such a fantastic ring and we look forward to chatting again in a few months to discuss the wedding bands. I will certainly be recommending your craftsmanship to my colleagues and family.
Phil & Luce | Canberra
Thanks Pete
Julie | Brisbane
Hi Peter, just wanted to say again thank you for the beautiful craftsmanship on my ring. Thank you, thank you and have a safe trip.
Hi Peter, We wanted to let you know how incredibly grateful we are for the beautiful engagement ring that you designed and crafted for us. My fiancé originally purchased an engagement ring from a jewellery retail store, and it was a debacle both in terms of service and the quality of the ring. We were left at the end of the encounter with no engagement ring and having to start the process of finding a new one all over again, not to mention very weary of jewellers. We were given your details by a work colleague whom had also worked with you on their engagement ring. When we came to see you, we were instantly put to ease by your knowledge of diamonds, as well as your ability to imagine and recreate exactly what we were after. My fiancé, as an Engineer, was extremely impressed that you could draw exactly what we were picturing in our minds! Peter you created my beautiful ring in the shortest of timeframes, for which we are extremely grateful. There has been no shortage of compliments on how exquisite and well made the ring is, and I make sure that I pass on your details! We look forward to visiting you again soon to work on our wedding rings. All the best, and thank you again. Kind Regards,
Nicole & Andrew
Peter was referred to me through a work colleague and from my first appointment to the end result the experience was exceptional. Not only did he craft a ring which was more perfect than I could have imagined, he made the experience very personal and something that I would highly recommend to anyone.
Sam Mayes | Ray White New Farm
Nick and I wanted to say a huge thank you for all the time (and extra time) you spent on creating and crafting our beautiful wedding ring masterpiece. Three months on I still receive comments on how beautiful and unique the ring is and the combination of the wedding ring and engagement ring makes my finger sparkle as the light hits the diamonds from all angles and looks absolutely brand new every day! Thank you once again, we have passed on your details to friends and work colleagues and we will definitely be back for another ring in due time.
Renee | Brisbane
Spending the amount of time I do travelling, I don’t have the time or inclination to walk the streets looking for jewellery. Peter has been a trusted and professional option. Peter has individually made several gold and diamond settings for me over the last five years- all of which are timeless and stunning. I will be calling him again soon.
Greg McCarthy | Bronte, NSW
I have had 3 rings made through Peter over the last few years and I get asked all the time where I got them from. Peter has had a perfect understanding of what I was looking for in a ring. In my work my hands are always on view, customers always comment on how unique my jewellery is, especially men. I could not be happier with each design.
Stephanie Seaby | National Australia Bank
Living and working in the Middle East as an expat can pose its fair share of challenges. Being another world away from the familiarity and security of Brisbane was only further highlighted when it can time to have the engagement ring made. From the moment I called Peter from I knew that professionalism, honesty, attention to detail and ‘old school’ values were only an email away. Over the next few weeks Peter kept me up to date, and the entire ‘work of art’ evolved via email. The final piece was exquisite, and Sandra said yes. Peter’s workmanship and accolades reflect his passion for the trade, both Sandra and I couldn’t recommend a finer Jeweller. Thankyou Peter.
Trent Bastian & Sandra Barlow | Saudi Arabia
Hi Peter, I’m a bit late in getting this email to you but I just wanted to say a huge thank you for creating my engagement ring. When Matt proposed to me on April the 13th I was absolutely blown away by the ring!!! I cannot go anywhere with out people commenting on its uniqueness and asking where it is from. Matt said you provided an excellent service and nothing was too much trouble and you took extra care in ensuring you did not rush and provided the best ring possible. We have set a date in April 2013 to be married and I look forward to meeting you sometime in the new year to create our wedding bands. Many Many thanks
Jess Windsor (Matt Bowe’s very happy fiance)
Hello Peter Just dropping you a line to say that my proposal went great a few weeks back in Positano, Italy and my new fiancé loves her ring! Thanks very much for your help, look forward to catching up sometime down the track to organise wedding rings etc. Cheers.
Joel Hams
My fiancé’s engagement ring was designed by Peter Bakker. She absolutely loved it! Before purchasing the ring I didn’t know much about diamonds or the exact style of ring I wanted to buy her. Peter was fantastic in talking me through the process and showing me different options that I could take. With his guidance and help a stylish and unique ring was designed. I also really appreciated Peter’s honesty and integrity when discussing different options for diamonds. Peter is fantastic I cannot recommend him highly enough! Absolutely go to Peter.
Gobind Kalsi | Lawyer
Hi Peter, Just wanted to say a big thanks for the fantastic engagement ring you created for us. The entire experience dealing with you was relaxed, informative with an end result that exceeded our expectations. Thanks too for the other tasks that saw you happy to assist with – well outside the call of duty =) We have no hesitation recommending you to anyone. Thanks again.
Drew & Hayley
Hi Peter, Mat and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help creating the perfect engagement ring! I absolutely love it, and continue to get compliments on the quality, shine and style. Its been several months now and I still cant help but stare at it! Thank you, for being professional, patient and always willing to help with any questions. I would be happy recommending you to anyone, and that’s saying a lot! Lee & Mat – WA.
Lee & Mat | Western Australia
Kristy absolutely loved / loves the ring – she still spends time just admiring it (I think she’s already been in contact with you to tell you so), thank you so much for all your help. I still find it amazing that you were able to take the elements out of the costume ring that she liked, get rid of the tackiness, incorporate the diamond from my family ring and for want of a better word make it timeless, whilst keeping to my budget, i’m just ecstatic you did such a great job on the ring. Thank you again – we’ll be back for the wedding rings in a couple of years. Best regards,
Jonathan Irving
Dear Peter, I wanted to write a short note to thank you very much for the beautiful ring you created for my now fiance. The whole experience was special and your extensive knowledge made it very easy to design the perfect ring. Sophie absolutely loves the finshed product and is amazed that I could choose (with your help) such an exquisite piece of jewellery. So much so that she’s requesting earrings to match! Dealing with you from interstate was seamless and I can’t thank you enough for the magnificent result. Kindest Regards,
Sam Bell
Hi Peter, I just wanted to extend a very big thank you to you! The ring is absolutely gorgeous and I love it to pieces. It certainly made waiting 10 years for it a very worthwhile wait!! Thank you so much
Susan Rose | Brisbane
Just a quick note to say thank you for your great service and for the the creation of an exceptional engagement ring for my now fiancé Katie. We will be sure to come and see you for our wedding bands in due course.
Hi Peter, Thanks for the beautiful platinum diamond ring you made for Yianni and myself. I have had so many positive comments and I just love it. Thanks again
Laurel Lubke
I would like to thank you again for the stunning emerald and diamond engagement ring that you designed and remodelled for our 10 wedding anniversary. I’ve been wearing the ring now for just over a month and I can not keep my eyes off it! One of the fondest moments I will always remember is that you left the room and let Graeme open the box and present the ring to me, it literally took my breath away when I saw the wonderful timeless piece of jewellery you had created.
Donna Tilley
I am so grateful to Peter for creating the most beautiful engagement ring that I could ever have dreamt of. I contacted him from Singapore, having read his wonderful testimonials and researched that he was an award winning diamond and gem jeweller. I’ve loved sapphires since I was young, and having in my head a vision of what I wanted my engagement ring to look like, I was looking for a jeweller to bring that vision to life. I cannot stress enough how lucky I feel to have found Peter. Throughout the whole process of discussing shapes of stones/settings, Peter’s sourcing of my sapphire, and the design and creation of my ring, I always felt like he really listened to what I wanted while offering excellent advice and expertise. Being based in Singapore, I also appreciated his regular updates and prompt, friendly replies to my queries; his professionalism and supportive nature have made the whole experience an absolute pleasure. It is Peter’s passion and dedicated craftsmanship that make him exceptional. The process of creating my engagement ring was a clear labour of love for him; the time and great care he took with it added to the sense that he was creating a work of art for me and made it even more special and exciting. When he presented me with the finished piece, it took my breath away. It still continues to every time I look at it! Thank you so much for my beautiful ’blue flash’, Peter. I will continue recommending you to all of Singapore and look forward to designing future rings with you!
Mandanna | Singapore
Just wanted to drop you a note to give a very heartfelt thank you for creating my now fiancés engagement ring. She absolutely love it and the design was perfect. The has been many, many hours gazing lovingly into it.
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