608 Fifth Ave., Ste. 509, New York, NY, 10022
at 49th St.
By ShrewdCustomer on 4/28/2009
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.
By claraw12c on 2/13/2011
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.
By mullindn on 5/2/2008
I respectfully disagree with everything the previous person wrote. My fiance and I had a flawlessly fabulous experience with Wedding Ring Originals. My ring is an antique/vintage design with bead set diamonds on the band, milgrain edge, and intricate engraving. The basket holding the round center stone is decorated with tiny bead set diamonds and engraved prongs. The hand engraving is the best we've seen, and we visited many jewelers in the city - there are several different engraving styles incorporated on my ring, not just the typical wheat design that so many other designers do. The quality of the bead set diamonds is excellent, they reflect so much light! All design elements are precise and authentic to traditional antique/estate rings creating an updated look that's both classy and delicate. Morty, Bernie & Mel were so helpful throughout the process, they changed the basket slightly so that my wedding band can sit flush against my engagement ring. Pricing was very fair, in line with wholesale prices we were quoted - we visited several other designers both retail and wholesale before choosing WRO.
By lagjn on 3/1/2009
We had the pleasure to work with Mel over a year ago. Having both been married before we were looking for unique and original rings. My engagement ring is a stunning radiant cut yellow diamond set in a original setting of diamond flowers. It was designed specifically for us and our wedding bands are also beautiful and well made. We have never seen another ring as beautiful or original. Anyone can pick something they like out of a magazine only to see the same design everywhere and on everyone but to have someone work with you to put together something made just for you is an experience to truly remember and treasure. A year later we walked in to have Mel smile, shake our hands and remember us. Thank you for making a new life together sealed with rings truly beautiful. Thanks - G&L
By JayS on 3/3/2009
December, 2008: Mel and the team were terrific at helping me create a unique, one of a kind ring for my wife to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our first date. I found the value, service and over all experience at Wedding Ring Originals to be outstanding and I whole heartedly endorse them.
By Coralies on 10/12/2014
My fiancé and I had very specific ideas about our wedding rings. After months of shopping around, my fiancé finally contacted Mel. Mel kindly answered numerous questions, offered helpful advice and was able to make our dream rings. He also had them shipped across the country within the time my fiancé was in the country to make sure we had a chance to try our rings on. We did have to bring one ring back for resizing, which Mel did then and there. His staff was also very helpful and friendly and we definitely plan on returning for future purchase.
By bevcow on 5/29/2009
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. ThatÃÂs why I went to Mel and you should too.
By scottNY1980 on 6/13/2009
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!
By peppere on 7/8/2009
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.
By erickropp on 8/26/2009
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.