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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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THE BEST RINGS, BEST SHOPPING EXPERIENCE EVER

By tannd7 on 8/21/2011

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

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.

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120 out of 235 people found this review helpful.

love, love, love this place

By constablemeow on 8/20/2011

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

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.

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114 out of 229 people found this review helpful.

Best rings!

By marishka313 on 7/18/2011

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

I live in Dubai and looking for a wedding ring for 2 months, but could not find anything suitable here. Then I decided to find it online because I wanted something special. As soon as I saw the ring Mel - just realized - I'll find something here that I need. And next day I was ready to order. Mel was very gracious and agreed to send the ring by courier. Today, I got it and I can say that this ring - the best I've ever seen! It is amazing! Thanks again Mel for the help and great service!

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119 out of 239 people found this review helpful.

Great Experience with Mel

By markellis on 6/28/2011

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

My fiance and I had been looking for wedding rings for a few weeks, but we had not found anything that we loved. After looking for options via an internet search, we came across reviews for Mel. We decided to visit his offices as soon as we saw the extensive amount of positive responses people talked about in these reviews. There are few different reasons that we enjoyed working with Mel. The first is that he is very patient. He must have shown my wife 20 different options. It is important to note that many of these rings are very unique. Because they make custom rings at Mel’s studio, there are rings that you will not have seen anywhere else. The second reason is that when it came to choosing the best ring for my wife, Mel gave his input. Instead of telling us we should purchase the most expensive option, he suggested we choose the most appropriate for my wife. You will find that most jewelers you work with are going to push the more expensive ring. Mel never does that. The last reason we enjoyed working with Mel is because he is a kind and knowledgeable man who honestly seems to love helping couples find the perfect rings. I will be telling people in the future to visit Mel if they need jewelry, and that is the best compliment you can give any business-owner. Oh, and he did do a great job helping me find the best wedding band as well… but this is about our wives gentlemen, not us ;)

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122 out of 228 people found this review helpful.

Mel is fantastic!

By claraw12c on 2/13/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Selection: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

When we started the search for wedding rings, we had a hard time because I felt that my husband and I should wear matching rings. The problem was he wanted a plain band and I wanted a little sparkle. Mel was able to recommend 2 rings that had a similar feel without being identical. He was also able to get my ring customized with a little more sparkle than the original design. From placing the order with Germany (Christian Bauer) and getting a call from Mel to pick them up, it only took about three weeks. Mel made us feel at ease for the whole process. We would definitely go there is we have any other jewelry needs.

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136 out of 272 people found this review helpful.

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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112 out of 210 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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107 out of 225 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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114 out of 217 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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147 out of 281 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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112 out of 234 people found this review helpful.

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