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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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Awesome jeweler and experience

By irisgem83 on 7/9/2013

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

My fiance purchased my engagement ring from Mel and gave me the surprise of my life! He was in a rush to get it done and had some other specials requests and Mel was very accommodating. The ring is absolutely beautiful! The really wonderful part about our experience with Wedding Ring Originals was just this past weekend when we visited New York for a vacation. We thought it would be great to visit the store and try on some wedding bands. Mel is everything you would hope for when meeting the business owner and craftsman behind your wedding jewelry. He cleaned my engagement ring while we browsed. We ended up ordering our rings and we are so excited! Mel really takes the time to get to know you and what you're looking for. There are so many options for customization and he is patient while you wade through everything. We truly had an unforgettable experience and are certain that our custom wedding bands will exceed our expectations.

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68 out of 141 people found this review helpful.

Professional, fast, and all in-house

By Rreid5518 on 5/14/2013

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

These rings are top notch. The sales people are knowledgeable (Mel is hilarious and a good guy) and will do what you ask. I just picked up our wedding rings today and am really happy with the product. The quality is incredible and all repairs they can handle right there. Wish I had gotten my fiancé's engagement ring from these guys.

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63 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

Excellent service, selection, and prices

By Fredsedzed on 5/8/2013

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

It was my pleasure working with proprietor Mel and his staff at Wedding Ring Originals in NYC. It's important to note that this store offers quite a large jewelry selection that is not limited to wedding sets. The shop is attentive, courteous, professional, and helpful with great attention to detail. Pricing is quite competitive, the best I found for my item. I comfortably completed my entire transaction over the phone from Colorado without ever setting foot in the shop. My purchase arrived on time and was everything I hoped for. I am very pleased!

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68 out of 137 people found this review helpful.

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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64 out of 119 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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56 out of 102 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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87 out of 165 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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78 out of 158 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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59 out of 115 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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70 out of 140 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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