608 Fifth Ave., Ste. 509, New York, NY, 10022
at 49th St.
By justchrista on 2/16/2013
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!
By BelindaBeaton on 11/8/2012
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.
By bcsullivan9130 on 10/3/2012
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.
By jdprofile_1 on 4/25/2012
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!
By Charmed3050 on 4/4/2012
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!
By MayberryAfterMidnight on 4/4/2012
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.
By letitiaschuman on 12/23/2011
After viewing rings online, we worked with Mel via telephone. He produced absolutely beautiful rings that were exactly what we had imagined. He and my husband custom designed one ring. He modified the width of another and he created an engagement ring that completely captured my personality. He even taught us about diamonds and helped us select one that met both our requirements and budget. The rings arrived safely and on-time and we were even able to handle a small repair via mail. I really think this was the perfect shopping experience. It's the way making a major purchase should be.
By wayneacris on 9/28/2011
I am getting married soon. On browsing the net I came about the website. I viewed the products I was interested in and I called Mel. I proceeded to puchase the wedding rings over the phone and took his professional advise. His service and response was fantastic and the rings arrived on time on the date that he specified they would be ready. He was very helpful and quality of the rings produced are brillant. A pleasure to do business with him. It good to know that there are still good customer services left. Well done Mel!!!
By tannd7 on 8/21/2011
I looked for a wedding band for more than 3 months, I tried every single wedding band in NYC and nothing seem to look that special to me, or to match my vintage engagement ring. Not to mentioned that I tried every single well known jewelry store in Manhattan and New Jersey. Finally I found Wedding Ring Originals. Diana is the name of the lovely Lady that helped me out, she was so patience with me, she showed me all the rings, she let me tried them over and over, she didn't pushed me in any direction but kindly showed me every thing that cached my eye. The selection they have is large and very unique. When I finally made up my mind about my wedding band, she rushed my order and I got my ring in about 2 weeks, instead of the 6 regular weeks that any other store will make me wait. I am definitely going to recommend people to buy their rings from them, is one of the best shopping experiences I ever had. Tania D.
By constablemeow on 8/20/2011
mel made me the most beautiful wedding band i have ever seen! he's just a wonderful person to work with and i would highly recommend this place to anyone.