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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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Highly Recommended!

By mullindn on 5/2/2008

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

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.

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29 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

Engagement and Wedding Rings

By lagjn on 3/1/2009

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

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

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36 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

Custom designed ring

By JayS on 3/3/2009

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

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.

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33 out of 70 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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45 out of 86 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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43 out of 107 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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38 out of 75 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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39 out of 76 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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66 out of 106 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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48 out of 105 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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38 out of 77 people found this review helpful.

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