Reviews for Body & Soul Jewellery, Geelong

We really value our amazing Geelong and surrounding districts customers, who have sent us some lovely reviews and given us  incredible feed back over the years.

Here is a snapshot of what some of our clients have written.

Excellent service.

John was great and my rings came up beautifully. Also same day service! Amazing ❤️

Laura Freeman
August 2022

Thank John for the beautifully made ring, we and many of our family and friends are very impressed with the final product!

Ryan Nation
August 2022

John – just wanted to let you know that we absolutely LOVE the ring.  It is perfect and we are both very happy.

Thanks for your input and direction and producing an excellent piece for us.

Kind Regards  Mark.


Mark Lewis
May 2022

John l am so thrilled with both my rings.

The ring you designed using my Mother’s diamond is exactly what I had pictured and the aquamarine ring is perfect.

Both rings have been admired by many. Can’t recommend John highly enough.


Heather Dinse
April 2022

I cannot recommend John enough, he took my dream design of an engagement ring and created a absolute masterpiece that is better than I imagined! My now fiancé proposed to me with it and it absolutely blew my mind.

Thankyou so much John, it is so beautiful and I cannot wait to wear this for the rest of my life ❤️

Kay Lewis
March 2022

I have an engagement ring and the claws kept breaking putting the diamond in danger of constantly falling out. Instead of a repair, John suggested a new setting that kept the diamond safer and that was less likely to damage. I absolutely love the new setting he suggested. It was only a subtle change (as I didn’t want to alter the look of my ring) but it has made such a difference to the overall look and actually presents the diamond a whole lot better. I couldn’t be happier. Thanks John!”

Sue Pearce
November 2021

“After trying 2 other jewellers to get our rings rhodium plated (and them saying it would take 2-3 weeks), John did them in less than 24 hours, and it was cheaper! Great service, and pleasure to deal with.”

Barry Keohane
November 2021

John made both the engagement ring and our wedding rings.    John was always willing to listen to ideas and then take those ideas and add his own professional ideas and thoughts. We could not be more thrilled with our matching wedding bands that also match in with the engagement ring.   We strongly recommend John and will be contacting him again in the future.

Stuart Hunter
November 2021

John,  I think the ring is lovely.  You  have created a beautiful piece for me to enjoy.

Thank You.

Joanne M
October 2021

I would just like to start off by saying that the ring is absolutely every bit as perfect as I imagined it to be. I really cannot commend the craftsmanship, quality and customer service enough. Every person who has seen it (hopeful fiancé to be, not being one of them at the present moment) have had to pick their jaws up off the floor after seeing it. So I just want to thank John and everyone who is involved with Body and Soul Jewellery from the bottom of my heart for such an incredible experience.

Fraser Lever
October 2021

From the moment we walked through the door we were in safe hands!   John has a wealth of creativity and the talent to make our ideas come to life.  We are thrilled with the results and would highly recommend Body and Soul Jewellery to anyone looking for custom handmade jewellery.

Emma Alice
September 2021
Had a missing diamond replaced and a ring polish.  John also tightened up a couple of other diamonds. This is a proper jeweller –  not just a jewellery store.   Highly recommend!   Great bloke!
Zac Chapman
September 2021

I asked John to re-model my mother’s engagement & wedding ring.   His design was simple & elegant. Beautiful on its own, yet complementing the dress ring he created for me earlier this year.
John I was thrilled with the result!  It is such a sentimental & cherished piece of jewellery I will love to wear. Perfect!
Thank you so much.

Sue Y
August 2021

“I really must say a big ‘ thank you’ John for the amazing ring you re-modelled for me.
Something very ordinary was transformed into a unique & exquisite piece of jewellery.
I truly appreciated your patience, honesty & communication throughout.
I just love wearing it !”

Sue Y
July 2021

Such a beautiful ring – it’ was exactly how I envisioned! An absolutely incredible experience working with John, you’re so talented, kind and patient! Loved working with you to create such a statement piece that I adore wearing every day!

July 2021

Such a beautiful ring – it’ was exactly how I envisioned! An absolutely incredible experience working with John, you’re so talented, kind and patient! Loved working with you to create such a statement piece that I adore wearing every day!

July 2021
Top bloke! Top workmanship, always willing to listen.
Thanks John
Ralf Mueller
June 2021

Thank you again John for your incredible craftsmanship, professionalism and being so wonderfully passionate in helping me achieve my dream ring! I’m just so thrilled!

I’ve had so many comments and had a lot of requests for your details!

Seonna Primus
April 2021

I cannot recommend John and Body and Soul Jewellers enough. I presented John with a mish mash of diamonds from my engagement and eternity rings, my mothers engagement ring and my grandmothers engagement ring. My grandmothers ring was 100 years old. What he gave back to me was two gorgeous rings using those diamonds, a beautiful sentimental historical piece. I still can’t stop looking at my finger! Thanks John…… totally amazing!

Frances Witcombe
February 2021

Great Service.


Jayne D
November 2020

I recently had 3 rings transformed into 1 unique ring.  Absolutely beautiful and stunning.   Exactly what I wanted. John did a fabulous job, he is very professional and would recommend him to anyone wanting quality service.

Thanks again John.

Adelle Stacey
November 2020

I took my two wedding bands and 30 year old engagement ring into John to get resized and soldered. My engagement ring was given to me by my mum who had passed before I got engaged so is over 30 years old.  When I showed John he looked over the rings and pointed out some structural weaknesses and that one of the diamonds was loose.  We got talking about what I would change if I could because it is quite old fashioned and it as it sat up very high it got caught on lots of things.  He gave me a number of options of what he could do to use all the materials of my Mums ring  –  including the diamonds, to make exactly what I described, while keeping the style of the ring very similar. We ended up adding a slightly bigger diamond to the middle of the ring –  used Mum’s smaller diamonds around it to make the flower look it originally had,  and then shortened the setting to a height I was happy with.   A few weeks later I went to pick up the finished product and almost screamed in delight.  I cried and couldn’t stop looking at it.  My old/new ring came out better than I could have ever imagined and it was all hand made by John himself.  I cannot recommend John enough to work on any sentimental jewellery you have.  He can keep the same but make it sturdier or can modify to make it yours with the sentimental value.  While I was there I was able to see some rings he has designed and made from scratch as well.

I don’t think I’ll ever buy another ring from anywhere else ever again.

As for price- VERY comparable but better because you know it’s not being shipped away for someone else to do.

Thank you Body and Soul for making me the perfect set of rings!

Jenna Korth
October 2020

Not so long ago Body and Soul Jewellery did a great job repairing and remaking a job for me where no one else could. Totally and highly recommend.

Max Bottrell
June 2020

“We came in to see John to organise having an engagement ring and wedding band made on a strict budget. He went well beyond our expectations and delivered two absolute stunning rings. Thank you so much John! Highly recommend his craftsmanship and support throughout the process.


Cara and Jason
November 2019

We just received our wedding bands from John who also designed and made my fiancé’s engagement ring to set a sentimental family sapphire. All 3 of the rings were handmade and exactly how we wanted them. Prior to finding Body & Soul I shopped around the Geelong area and I can safely say that John and Kerri were the only people who truly seemed to care about making the design as beautiful and robust as possible whilst also at a competitive price. I cannot recommend them enough.


Will Coates
November 2018

John,  just following up on my beautiful opal and diamond ring and  to let you know how much I love wearing and looking at it.

Such a perfect design!

Thank you so much for your time and expertise in creating it.


Barb Birkett
October 2018


Just wanted say how overwhelmed I am with how amazing my wedding band and engagement ring are….

Thankyou so very much for you professionalism, patience and cooperation working with both myself and John all the way from Alice springs we both can’t Thankyou enough for the ease of this process and the amazing results!


Megg and John Kenna
July 2018

John,  Thank you so much for being a very special part of our marriage.  We absolutely love our rings.  We appreciate the effort, skill and trust you put in us to create something we will treasure forever.




Nat and Darren
June 2018

I have had John make me 4 pieces of jewellery and recommended him to friends. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of workmanship. Any time I wear one of the pieces John made for me, I get compliments and I always tell them to go to Body and Soul Jewellery. You have a customer for life, John. Thank you.

Kelly Clitheroe
November 2017

l have had John design two pieces of Jewellery for me now. The first piece was my late grandmothers and he took my idea and turned it in to a beautiful piece with his flair.. The second was for my daughters 18th… l will definaly be back and highly recommend.

Gretta Johnson
November 2017

From the moment I saw the stone I knew it was for me. John worked with me to plan a ring design which would show it off to best advantage while still keeping the setting low profile and very comfortable in a practical sense. His creativity and eye for detail are so impressive yet he is very low key and easy to deal with.

It is the first time I’ve had anything made from scratch and I am so very happy with the result. Thank you John

img_0668-3 Lynne Bruce
December 2016

Really enjoyed the whole experience of having  John design my beautiful opal ring.   John was full of fantastic design ideas and really guided us well through the whole process, nothing was too much trouble.   John always considered our preferences and we both are so pleased with the end result, a truly unique and gorgeous ring that is simply stunning and one which I’ll always treasure.


Tracey Judd
December 2016

So happy with the final finish of my engagement ring! Thank you John.


Laura Fetter
December 2016

From the minute I walked in the door I knew I came to the right place.   John put my mind at ease and went on to create the perfect one off engagement ring.   Can’t wait to do business with you again and can’t thank you enough.

Jordan Littlehales
December 2016

Thank you so much for our incredible and unique eternity rings…. couldn’t possibly be happier!


Karen Strawbridge-Homan
December 2016

I was lucky enough to be given my great grandmother’s diamond ring as an engagement ring.  It needed to be completely remodeled and re-sized while keeping the antique features I love.  We took it to multiple jewellers before we found Body and Soul Jewellery, where John really listened to what we wanted and made great suggestions. The ring he created is absolutely beautiful and exactly what I had hoped for!  We asked John to make our wedding rings too, as we were so happy with his work. Thanks John! We’ll be back!

Kate and Jake
November 2016

John was amazing! Resized my eternity ring, cleaned engagement and wedding band and I had them back within 24hrs! So so happy with service, price and result. Thank you again. Will definitely be back.

Kylie Chaffey
February 2016

John and Kerri’s personalised service, excellent communication and high quality workmanship keeps me coming back… and I live in Central Victoria, not in Geelong!

Last year they did a wonderful job of restoring my engagement ring back to its original beauty; keeping its original design. I was thrilled that I could keep the sentimental design which I fell in love with all those years ago! Had I gone someone else I would have just been advised to buy a replacement. Where would have been the sentiment in that? After 27 years I am so pleased I still have my original design. I hadn’t realised it was so important to me… glad I listened to John’s advice on this.

Just recently I entrusted John’s craftsmanship to do repairs to my precious belcher gold chain and to replace the broken and worn out bolt ring clasp. It came back with an even stronger bolt ring clasp!

Thanks John and Kerri. I always appreciate that you care as much about my jewellery as I do.

November 2015

What an incredible Master Craftsman! John is a very talented, honest, friendly jeweller… I have had three pieces made by him and have been over the moon with result every time! Thanks John!

May 2015

John and Kerri made my experience with Body & Soul stress-free. I was very nervous about having an anniversary ring remodelled, but with John’s experience and amazing enthusiasm for what he does we were able to come up with a beautiful original design which I am very proud to wear.

John kept in contact with me throughout the whole experience – which was great – and finished my ring a lot quicker than I ever expected possible. I regularly receive comments on my ring and am very proud to say where it came from.

I decided to go to John and Kerri after reading other’s feedback on the website. If I can say anything it would be please go and see them, they will make you feel very relaxed and make you feel part of the experience – which meant a lot to me when dealing with something so personal. Again, John and Kerri, thank you so much for my beautiful ring.

February 2015

I wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for making such a fantastic ring to celebrate our 25th silver wedding anniversary.

My wife was so thrilled to receive such a beautiful ring. I’m having trouble wiping the smile off her face!

November 2014

John, I just wanted to pass on a massive thank you for the work you put into re-designing my engagement ring – you’ve taken a family ring and updated it, while still remaining true to the
original design.

I was very nervous about having any work done to it, but what you’ve done was better than anything I pictured and I absolutely love it! I already pass your name onto anyone that has jewellery related enquiries and will continue to do so, as will Locky. Cannot thank you enough!

Megan Scott
October 2014

My unique Art Deco engagement ring is absolutely stunning! John at Body and Soul Jewellery truly exceeded my expectations.

I was extremely nervous about how the intricate details on the ring would turn out, however John nailed it. John’s craftsmanship is outstanding and you can tell he takes pride in his work.

I would highly recommend Body & Soul Jewellery to everyone.

July 2014

I went to Body & Soul to have my engagement ring remodelled. I chatted with John, he drew a diagram of what I explained and I waited anxiously for my phone call to tell me my ring was ready. I was so nervous as my ring meant so very much to me as you can imagine.

I just picked my ring up yesterday and I was so happy when I saw the finished ring. It was stunning, exactly as we had discussed. It is so beautiful and my husband and I couldn’t be happier. I am wearing it now and showing it off to everyone. It is amazing.

Thank you so very much John and Kerri, you have made me so happy. I have never had a more beautiful piece of jewellery.

Rickie Acton
May 2014

John and Kerri, thank you for remaking my ring and doing such a great job. I adore it, and am wearing it very proudly.

May 2014

Hi John, I have just come home from work and seen my ring – I absolutely love it! It’s perfect, the filagree around the stone is stunning. Thank you so much for making it so beautifully, and for polishing up my other ones as well. Very happy customer.

January 2013

We went to Body & Soul Jewellery because we wanted a unique engagement ring that was handcrafted, and of the highest quality to signify our commitment. Their personalised service made it so easy to bring my dream flower ring to reality.

My ring is truly amazing, it lived up to the dream in every respect and I can’t stop looking at it on my hand. Thank you John and Kerri – I have been recommending you to all the people I know.

Leah Penny
December 2012

I couldn’t recommend Body & Soul Jewellery highly enough. Looking for that perfect one of a kind engagement ring, personalised for my fiancee, had proven to be the most daunting experience I’d ever encountered. With no knowledge of clarity, cut, polish, carats and all that other diamond talk, I was relieved to come across John at Body & Soul Jewellery.

Patiently John worked with me, educating me along the way to create my cloudy ideas into an incredibly beautiful work of art. Anyone looking for a professional approach with a personalised touch would be foolish to look elsewhere.

Thank you Body & Soul Jewellery.

Brad Allan
December 2012

I knew the one thing I wanted my wedding ring was to be unique and special to me – not mass-produced. My jewellery is quite chunky and almost masculine, so wanted my wedding ring to compliment the rest of my jewellery.

Being new to Geelong, I was unsure where to start. I called around a few places, and each was met with a rather disinterested, “not sure if we can do that”, or “we specialise in diamonds”, or “come and have a look at our range, you are bound to find something you will like here”.

Feeling like I was going to have to settle for something I was unhappy with, I then spoke with John. Relief! I told him I was after a thick band in yellow gold and platinum with roman numerals of our wedding date. His response was so different to everyone else I had spoken to. There was a genuine excitement in his voice: “Yes, come in,  have a chat and we’ll draw up some designs,” he said.

As soon as I went to the Body & Soul showroom, I knew this man was an artist with a genuine love and passion for his work. Huge piles of jewellery design books littered his desk and – after a long chat and some rough drawings – a few months later I was presented with EXACTLY what I wanted. Not only had he completely nailed the design brief, he and his wife Kerri were an absolute delight to deal with.

If you are after something beautiful and unique – look no further than Body & Soul Jewellery.

December 2012