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Wedding Ring Originals

608 Fifth Ave., Ste. 509, New York, NY, 10022
at 49th St.
212-751-3940

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10
Service: 10
Selection: 10
"Highly Recommended"

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98% would go back.

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So glad I got my ring from Mel!

By thorns on 5/3/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

He was very, very helpful, right from the very beginning. It was an educational experience, and I never felt any of the sales pressure or whatnot that I was used to checking out other shops. The final product is absolutely gorgeous, I couldn't be happier -- it's precisely what I imagined when I first embarked on getting a custom ring made.

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27 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

Mel and Wedding Ring Originals - A Perfect Match

By CeeCeeBonBon on 5/3/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My fiance and I had been shopping online for weeks before we scheduled an appointment with WRO. I had checked out the list of stores in the NY magazine Wedding issue and was impressed with WRO's inventory. From the initial phone call to schedule an appointment Mel was a pleasure to work with. My fiance and I had an idea of what we were looking for in matching wedding bands and Mel gently guided us with his expert advice and knowledge by schooling us in how to design the bands, how they should feel on your finger, the differences between machine made and custom made etc. He made us feel completely comfortable and we knew he was the jeweler we wanted to purchase our rings from. He helped us with every detail of our custom rings and we could not be happier with the final result. Thank you Mel - it was a pleasure doing business with you!

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16 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Thanks so much, from Australia!

By aussiesabroad on 2/18/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My fiance and I were holidaying in NYC and knew that rings from overseas were far cheaper than in Australia where everything is stupidly expensive. But of course we knew we needed to be wary. We were actually in Macys and were recommended to go see Mel and Wedding Ring Originals. We are so glad we did. They sized the rings beautifully, had them sent to us extremely promptly. We actually had an issue at customs and Mel helped us sort it out from his end so that we could have them released to us. We also needed more information for a valuation which was sent to us immediately. Just fantastic service and its so great to say our wedding rings game from 5th Ave New York City. The story is as good as the diamonds in my fiances ring! Thanks so much

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37 out of 73 people found this review helpful.

Go see Mel! He is fantastic & so are the rings!

By justchrista on 2/16/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My fiance and I searched high and low before finding Mel and WeddingRings.com. We made an appointment to see him at his showroom on Fifth Avenue and liked him the minute we walked in. He is personable, funny, and most importantly: he knows his stuff. We expressed what we were looking for and he talked us through it - offering options, ideas, never pushing. In the end, we found the exact wedding bands we wanted and Mel had them done, engraved and ready within two or so weeks (which was approximately 3 weeks out from our wedding date.) He made us laugh and feel at home and his wealth of knowledge and skill was evident. We highly recommend him!

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31 out of 68 people found this review helpful.

Go see Mel! He is fantastic & so are the rings!

By justchrista on 2/16/2013

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My fiance and I searched high and low before finding Mel and WeddingRings.com. We made an appointment to see him at his showroom on Fifth Avenue and liked him the minute we walked in. He is personable, funny, and most importantly: he knows his stuff. We expressed what we were looking for and he talked us through it - offering options, ideas, never pushing. In the end, we found the exact wedding bands we wanted and Mel had them done, engraved and ready within two or so weeks (which was approximately 3 weeks out from our wedding date.) He made us laugh and feel at home and his wealth of knowledge and skill was evident. We highly recommend him!

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26 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

Excellent advice, competitive pricing, attentive and very personal service.

By BelindaBeaton on 11/8/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We had only a few days in NYC to get wedding bands and an engagement ring. By chance, after reading a NY Magazine article on various jewelers in the Diamond district, we gave Wedding Ring Originals a call and were warmly greeted by Mel. He listened to what we were looking for, had an immediate sense of it and offered to get an array of diamonds for the next morning for us to choose from. It was exceptional service and the right combination of professional salesmanship balanced with uncommon frankness. He got a great choice in our budget range. Given that we wanted to make sure we got a good deal, we took the time to shop around with other jewelers, but we quickly came back to Mel as his professional demeanor (not lacking a great sense of humor) was unmatched, and his prices were highly competitive. At Wedding Ring Originals they take pride in their workmanship and we recommend them to anyone without reservation.

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35 out of 72 people found this review helpful.

Talk to Mel first!

By bcsullivan9130 on 10/3/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Highly recommended. Mel is a total professional and shows his passion and commitment to the customer with every step in the buying experience. No pressure, no up-selling, no deception. We needed two rings within a few days and even though we had no appointment and were looking at mid-range jewelry (no rocks, just fine metals), he spent his time and effort as though we were long time customers purchasing the high end, and delivered the rings spot on time as promised. If you are looking for quality, selection and excellent customer service at a fair price, look no further then Mel and Wedding Ring Originals.

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28 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

Consummate Professional

By jdprofile_1 on 4/25/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Mel has my highest recommendation. He is the most professional and honorable jeweler I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He made my wife's engagement ring, as well as both of our wedding bands. I have also ordered several custom pieces which were all exquisitely hand crafted. In addition, I have referred several others including my brother who also ordered his engagement ring through Mel. The fact that he manufactures his pieces on site is a huge bonus. Save time by going to Mel first for all your jewelry needs!

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40 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

Excellent product and service.

By Charmed3050 on 4/4/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

After my husband proposed, my engagement ring (from a different NYC jeweler) broke...twice! I asked for my money back and walked right into Wedding Ring Originals where Mel took care of us. Friends of ours had a good experience with WRO so we were going off of their recommendation. I explained my lifestyle and which settings would not be ideal. He helped us create the engagement ring of my dreams. A ring that would fit into my everyday life. When it was time to choose our wedding bands we knew we had to go to WRO. There are 2 things I have never regretted...my choice in husbands and wedding bands! After 7 years I still look at rings more in love with them than ever. Their free cleanings and settings check up let me know I'm a customer who's cared for. They know their business and product and are excellent craftsmen!

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40 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Fantastic experience; PERFECT ring!

By MayberryAfterMidnight on 4/4/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My fiance and I did A LOT of research online for my engagement ring before ever setting foot in a jewelry store. Interestingly enough, Wedding Ring Originals was the first and only place we went. Mel (the owner) was fantastic - he spent more than 2 hours that first day discussing all of our options and what would be the best fit for us. He was patient (neither of us knows anything about diamonds or rings) and incredibly helpful. He was also completely honest with us - what we could get for our price range and what was worth splurging on. When we came back the next day to discuss concerns, he was equally as patient. Having worked in the business for more than 40 years, he definitely knows his stuff. When I told him what I wanted - and didn't want! - in an engagement ring, he completely understood. The ring did take a bit longer than expected to come in (he had originally said he needed at least 4 weeks, but it ended up being 6 weeks), but the ring was worth the wait. It came back EXACTLY how we had described and the quality is amazing. They have a tremendous selection (but probably more on their website than in the actual store) and their website is very user-friendly (believe me, after looking over nearly 50 other sites, it was a nice change). I cannot recommend Wedding Ring Originals and Mel enough.

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36 out of 75 people found this review helpful.

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