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Our ready to ship styles are signature designs that embody the essence of Cushla Whiting, and feature only the best, one-of-a-kind gemstones from our collection.
Our bespoke service allows you to customise one of our signature designs by selecting your own diamonds and coloured gemstones from our rare and multi-faceted collection.
Immortalise your story by commissioning a piece of Cushla Whiting’s distinctive style. Our one-of-a-kind stones are ready for your ideas.
All of our ceremonial bands are custom fit to perfectly match any engagement ring.
Contemporary yet understated, for those seeking a ceremonial band with a timeless edge.
Discover a piece that empowers you to express yourself in your own authentic way.
Be bold and make a statement
with one of our sleek eternity bands.
We love to work with our clients to create a custom ceremonial wedding band that perfectly reflects their identity and individual style.
What do a former architect, a former lawyer and a gemologist have in common?
Diamonds in their DNA.
Our gift vouchers are a beautiful gesture to all jewellery lovers and those approaching a milestone worth celebrating.
Interested in learning more about diamonds, gemstones and the industry in general? Discover articles relating to these topics and more.
Our bespoke and custom jewellery design service pairs your creative vision with our expertise to create a custom engagement ring, ceremonial band or piece of fine jewellery.
We go beyond the GIA's 4 Cs, to select the worlds most beautiful diamonds, the smart way. Learn more about how we buy our diamonds here so you can buy with confidence.
Learn more about our collection of beautiful coloured gemstones including, sapphire, spinel, emerald and ruby, the criteria used to assess quality and how this effects value.
We go to extra lengths to ensure that our diamonds and gemstones are ethically sourced, and that our jewellery is responsibly and sustainably made. Find out more about our sourcing and manufacturing processes here.
Be guided on your journey by one of our expert design and gemstone consultants. Select your favourite design, handpick your gemstone from our rare and multi-faceted collection and learn about our difference when it comes to the diamond 4 C's and coloured gemstone sourcing.
No matter where you are in the world, we’ll work together to create a unique and beautiful design that captures you perfectly—be it a custom engagement ring, wedding band or a piece of fine jewellery.
To preserve the beauty of your precious piece of jewellery, you are advised to treat them with great care and handle them with delicacy.
We’ve created a roadmap that seeks to capture the nuanced interactions of sustainability, grounded in three pillars: PEOPLE+PLANET+PROSPERITY. It’s a reminder that a sustainability journey is holistic and ever evolving, one that requires honest reflection, evaluation and improvement.
This marks the beginning of our journey, which we warmly welcome you to join. We will continue to share our progress along the path ahead for transparency and accountability to ensure that each CUSHLA WHITING engagement ring, ceremonial band and fine jewellery piece can be worn as a symbol of your values.
Our primary casting supplier is Responsible Jewellery Council accredited and Australia based, their metal is from Australian mines or reputable bullion dealers in Australia or Europe that are also accredited. Pieces not cast or hand crafted are sourced from our trusted suppliers in Melbourne and Italy.*
We use 18 karat gold and platinum along with 14 and 9 karat for fine jewellery pieces, for its beauty and longevity. This allows us to repair or reuse your jewellery to retain its value over time. Wherever possible, we use recycled precious metals and recycle or refine our studio scrap.
*Our Continuum collection is made from silver and gold vermeil.
Antique diamonds are repurposed, as opposed to newly mined, making them a more environmentally conscious choice.
The ethics surrounding diamond sourcing has had its fair share of scrutiny in the last 20 years. This has led to it being the most regulated commodity in the jewellery world. It is a legal requirement for all diamonds entering Australia to be Kimberley certified conflict-free.
Going one step further, at CW we source all of our modern cut diamonds directly from the global diamond sightholder companies which cut around 90% of the world's diamonds. Through buying directly from a Global Sightholder we can ensure that the diamond rough has come from one of the big reputable diamond mining operations, and not an unregulated “downstream” operation.
These Global Sightholder companies are carefully selected by the big mining companies (De Beers, Rio Tinto and Diavik) for upholding industry-leading standards of professionalism, and ethical and sustainable practices. The big diamond mines are located in Botswana, Namibia, Canada and South Africa.
Sourcing of gemstones from developing countries can significantly support the livelihoods and economies of local communities, where independent artisanal mining provides an additional source of income to traditional farming.
For instance in Nigeria, where the majority of miners are farmers who mine sapphires during the dry season. The profits they make from selling sapphires go directly back into their families, farms and local community.
Our Gemologist, Hamish Whiting has a special connection to Colombia, having lived there for 4 years, forming invaluable connections in the emerald industry.
We are lucky enough to have a small selection of emeralds ethically sourced directly from the legendary Muzo mine in Boyaca, Colombia. Muzo emeralds are completely mine to market, with the rough being extracted, cut and polished internally.
Muzo is an industry leader in its commitment to social, ethical and environmental responsibility.
By manufacturing locally, we are supporting independent jewellers who have dedicated their lives to the craft.
The majority of our pieces are handcrafted or finished in our Melbourne workshop and are set locally by our trusted Master Setter. We have a carefully selected group of jewellers within walking distance of our Melbourne showroom for engraving, plating and stone polishing.
We also have a selection of fine jewellery pieces set and finished by our Italian supplier and our Continuum range is made in Thailand.
Jewellery is made up of the earth’s finite materials, extracted from the ground.
While this makes the product rare, it also means there is a significant environmental toll.
Our mission is to minimise our environmental impact through critically evaluating and improving our supply chain—from procurement to post-purchase—and work towards a more circular business model that keeps your beautiful CUSHLA WHITING pieces in circulation for years to come.
Circular economy is underpinned by three principles: to eliminate waste and pollution, to circulate products and materials, and to regenerate nature.
These principles help to inform our design process to create jewellery pieces with a smaller environmental footprint. While we’re far from perfecting this process, it is something we will continually work towards.
Our lean business model means minimal waste and maximum transparency. Pinpointing how our operation impacts the environment is the first step toward reducing our footprint.
We offer both made-to-order (existing designs) and bespoke (entirely new designs), tailored to your budget and design preferences. We hold a limited number of ready-to-wear rings and fine jewellery in our Melbourne and Sydney showrooms.
We have a collection of gemstones which our founder and GIA gemologist, Hamish Whiting. has meticulously curated over many years and we continue to source new stones only when they meet Hamish’s strict parameters.
Our environmental concern extends to how our jewellery is packaged and shipped.
We have recently developed minimal, organic tote bags for our engagement ring and ceremonial bands, with a button closure and internal pocket, making it a functional bag for your shopping. We prioritise compostable mailers for interstate and international orders, along with carbon-offset shipping.
The sustainability of an item is contingent upon how long it lasts. We design our jewellery with longevity in mind and to eventually be passed down as heirlooms. Our after care services ensure you can love your jewellery for a lifetime.
Almost as important as the creation process itself, all well-made jewellery needs to be maintained over its lifetime.
By following our jewellery care guide you should be able to minimise maintenance work on your jewellery. To ensure your jewellery is always in top condition we recommend to book an annual check up/service for your ring with our experienced jewellers.
We encourage our customers to bring in their jewellery at least once annually for a complimentary inspection and professional clean. Our experienced jewellers will professionally inspect your ring and advise if any work is required.
To arrange an inspection and service of your jewellery, please book an appointment.
Timeworn prongs, and wear and tear can result in the loss of a stone. If you notice any signs of damage or loosening/lifting of the prongs on your jewellery, please bring it straight back to us and we will have our jeweller assess it. We offer complimentary claw tightening in the first year of wear and following this, our experienced team will assess any future maintenance requirements as these may incur a fee.
We also strongly advise all of our customers to insure their jewellery so that they will be covered in the event of loss or damage.
“At its essence, sustainability means ensuring prosperity and environmental protection without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.” (United Nations).
This pillar encompasses the relationships we foster between suppliers and organisations. We believe that through thoughtful business practice, we can support communities in developing countries where the mining, cutting and polishing of our precious stones are a vital part of their economy, along with partnering with social and environmental causes that CW aligns with.
Our aim is to work with like minded environmental or social organisations to help meet our sustainability goals.
We’ve partnered with Carbon Positive Australia to take positive climate action and reduce our carbon footprint. For every sale, one tree or shrub will be planted.
Carbon Positive Australia is an Australian charity that has restored over 5,000 ha of land with over 6 million trees & captured almost 650,000 tonnes of carbon, working with landholders, communities & organisations. We empower all Australians to take positive climate action.
RJC is the world’s leading sustainability standard setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry. Their vision is a responsible world-wide supply chain that promotes trust in the global jewellery and watch industry.
Starting in 2023, CW has embarked on meeting the extensive criteria to become an active and engaged RJC member.
To ensure we are held to the highest standards, we will be open and transparent with our sustainability journey. This begins with sharing our progress with you through our quarterly newsletter.
Our sizing is based on the inner diameter of our ring in millimetres. Refer to the measuring chart in our guide.