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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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PERFECT Experience

By ohjoshe80 on 1/7/2011

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

I cannot possibly say enough good things about my experience here. I live in Los Angeles, but was planning on proposing to my girlfriend the next time we went to New York. She suprised me on a Saturday with a trip to NYC that Wednesday to see my family (for Thanksgiving and my Birthday). We got in Thrusday at 7 a.m. (Thanksgiving). I told my family that I needed to get a ring immediately. So my Sister and mother take my girlfriend to get their nails done and my Brother takes me to see MEL with the words, "If anybody can make this happen - it's this guy." He couldn't have been more right. By the time I arrived, Mel had a large number of loose diamonds, all within my price range. Not only did he offer my a thousand options all within my price range, but he laid a mountain of diamond buying knowledge on me. It was like taking a diamond buying class. Seriously. In the end, not only did he get me EXACTLY what I wanted, but he had it all done IN TWO HOURS!!!! From the loose diamond and the raw, unpolished, setting all the way to my fiancee screaming her head off on West 69th street, it felt like a matter of moments. Mel even ran out of the door and down the street to the guy who makes the settings to grab a few different selections for me to sort through... then when I asked about upping my budget he said, "No - what for? This is the ring." The man didn't even upsell me. I'll say again: I absolutely cannot say enough good things about my experience here.

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35 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

Breathtaking custom ring; terrific experience!

By adj2106 on 12/19/2010

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

I recently helped my good friend's boyfriend design her engagement ring (a complete surprise for my friend). We were lucky enough to meet Mel at Wedding Ring Originals and have him escort us through what could have been a nerve-wracking, anxiety-provoking, uninteresting experience. Instead, with Mel's expert knowledge and warm personality, we had a delightful, informative, interesting, easy, and FUN time building what turned out to be a phenomenally beautiful diamond engagement ring. I have to say, as the owner of a 5-carat diamond engagement ring and several lovely diamond eternity bands (one from Tiffany), the ring that Mel designed for my friend is the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen. Mel selected several center stones for us to examine, showed us a number of settings, and gently guided us towards options that would yield a ring to fit within my companion's budget while taking his girlfriend's breath away when she opened the box. Not only did Mel deliver, but when my companion and I went to pick up the ring, it left us breathless too. The final product - an extremely high-quality cushion-cut stone in a halo setting with pave diamonds on the shank - is a ring anyone would envy. Even though I myself was not shopping for a ring, I will be a client of Mel's for life. As will my friend and her now-fiance; because with a ring like that, of course she said yes!

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27 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

Wow Factor

By OliverDash on 12/7/2010

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

My boyfriend saw an ad for wedding Ring Originals in this magazine. Could not believe that he actually made the appointment. Mel was fabulous. We discussed my vision and together drew my dream ring. He even visited a ring at another store that I had admired and called me to discuss. My ring is perfection! People stop me on the street, on the subway and even in the Saks shoe department. I just have to say "wow"! Mel, you are an artist!

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37 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

An Absolute Gem!

By awalton1 on 11/8/2009

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

If you are looking for a personalized, one on one experience, then Wedding Ring Originals is a must. We stumbled upon this gem while shopping for engagement rings. We were greeted by Mel and his wife Sophia, and then were taken through a complete education of what was available according to my likes and dislikes. I was looking for something unique which Mel has to offer, but he can create any design to your liking. It's so refreshing to receive such incredible service, but also to know that we will be doing business with Mel for the rest of our lives together. Thank you!

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52 out of 115 people found this review helpful.

An Absolute Gem!

By awalton1 on 11/8/2009

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

If you are looking for a personalized, one on one experience, then Wedding Ring Originals is a must. We stumbled upon this gem while shopping for engagement rings. We were greeted by Mel and his wife Sophia, and then were taken through a complete education of what was available according to my likes and dislikes. I was looking for something unique which Mel has to offer, but he can create any design to your liking. It's so refreshing to receive such incredible service, but also to know that we will be doing business with Mel for the rest of our lives together. Thank you!

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42 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

The best place around!!

By erickropp on 8/26/2009

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

I have been doing business with Mel for over 6 years. He has helped me and my wife with all of our jewelery needs. He is very curtious and provides customers with the information they need to make an informed decision. Mel's prices are very fair and he stands behind all of his products. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Wedding Rings Originals and we will continue to do business with them! A+ experience.

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76 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

Excellent experience

By peppere on 7/8/2009

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

Mel made shopping for our wedding rings a pleasure. Thanks to his expert advice, our rings were not only beautiful, but unique--which was important to us. The service he provides is outstanding.

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45 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

Awesome!

By scottNY1980 on 6/13/2009

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

I was looking for a mens wedding band for my upcoming wedding for the last 3 months and was about to settle on a generic wedding at my local mall but after seeing their website I decided to give getting a unique ring one more shot and Im glad I did. I met Bernie at his store and he had an amazing amount of designs including a lot from Christian Bauer whos design I liked and many of them very unique. He knew everything about all the rings and gave us a great education about jewelry that only 40 years of being in the business can provide. After showing us different designs for over an hour, I ended up with a custom made christian bauer ring that is very unique and I am very happy with. I'll be sure to use him again for future purchases. Thanks Bernie!

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41 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!

By bevcow on 5/29/2009

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

When you shop at Wedding Ring Originals you will definitely think you went to heaven. Mel K., owner and manager, is not only an extremely knowledgeable resource for any jewelry shopper, but he is also the most caring personal-touch salesperson I have dealt with in ages. I just love the creativeness and resourcefulness of this man. He turned my mom's old jewelry into heirlooms (and there wasn't much to work with). On the other hand, my sister-in-law bought the most magnificent significant engagement ring and still receives compliments from everyone, including total strangers, after nearly five years. That’s why I went to Mel and you should too.

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54 out of 129 people found this review helpful.

Terrible!

By ShrewdCustomer on 4/28/2009

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Selection: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

Terrible place. I had a hugely disappointing experience at "Wedding Ring Originals" (followed by a great experience at Frank Pollak, who I highly recommend). I ordered a nice floral design wedding band. The sample was really well done and didn't have any seams or breaks in the pattern. When I received mine, it had a big awkward seam. My husband said it looks like something I could have bought on St. Marks Place for $20. To make matters worse, it was the wrong size. The salesperson admitted that it was made too small, until Mel (the owner of "Wedding Ring Originals") overruled her and said actually it was my fault because I didn't specify that I wanted a "center" size. What does that even mean? They measured my finger and knew the size to order for me. Overpriced, subpar.

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