About Julia deVille
It is the destiny of Julia deVille to facilitate and proliferate your personal love story into amuletic palpability! An enchanter of Baroque, bespoke, gem-encrusted engagement rings, brimming with rose cut champagne diamonds, parti sapphires and other rare, unusual and precious stones. She binds lover’s tales with timeless wedding bands, fitted snugly to your JdVengagement ring if so desired. A master architect of nuptial adornments, crafting seeds of devotion and love relics just for you.
Behind The Brand
Where are your gemstones and diamonds sourced from?
Mainly Australia (sapphires and Argyle diamonds) but I source stones from all over the world. All diamonds used in my work are certified conflict free and I use recycled material where possible.
Do you offer a custom design service? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?
Yes, the majority of what I do is bespoke/custom made work. Most custom jobs take about a month to make but this can vary from two weeks to three or more months depending on the complexity.
The process normally goes something like this:
Initially I get my clients to browse my website and select styles they like, as well as stone and metal colors. Then we arrange a meeting in my Melbourne showroom where we have over 100 styles to view and try on, or we discuss via email and phone if they’re not able to come in. Some people opt for a ring exactly as is, but most people want some level of customisation. This could mean simply changing the stones or metal but often it involves completely reworking a design or creating something unique from scratch. If I’m making a one-off piece it will be based on other rings the client has indicated they like, as well as elements we have discussed together. I then source stones and make a prototype in wax for them to view, at this stage further changes can be made until they are 100% happy with the design and stones. Once the ring has been made in metal, we can do a fitting before setting the stones, so the client gets to see it on their hand and check that they like the stone and metal combination.
I also rework people’s existing heirloom jewelry. This can be as simple as building on top of an existing ring or as complex as taking the ring apart and turning it into something entirely different.
What is your most popular piece?
Various iterations of the Art Nouveau Ring (Art Nouveau II, Art Nouveau III, etc.). The most popular colorway in this style is definitely champagne diamonds and 18ct white gold.
What advice would you give to a couple looking for their wedding jewelry?
Simply find a jeweler that makes work that resonates with you. Have a meeting in person if possible because often the ring you think you like from a photo is not the ring that suits you. We regularly have clients choosing a ring that they glossed over online but fell in love with when they tried it on.
What tips do you have for couples to care for their jewelry?
If your rings are made from durable materials like 18ct gold, platinum, diamonds and sapphires, it is generally better to wear them all the time. These materials are hardy and you’re more likely to lose the ring if you take it off than you are to damage it. The exception would be if you do a job or activity that is very hard on your hands.
If your ring needs repair it’s always best to take it back to the jeweler that made it, they best know how to remedy an issue.
Different gems and metals require different care so it’s always best to ask the jeweler about how to care for your specific piece. I have a comprehensive jewelry care section on my website that covers most materials.
Why we love it…
Unexpected jewelry, full of passion, soul and an undeniable magic. Each piece is unique and has its own story to tell.
For the woman…
With a penchant for a Victorian aesthetic, drawn to the unusual, ornate and highly decorative. She is a dark romantic, looking for jewelry that makes a statement.
Our favorite piece…
The deVille Mourning ring with its air of antique regalness.