- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Alight all you fantastic bees, It looks like Mr. Xray and I have found the light at the end of the tunnel. First I just want to thank you all so very very much for all your feed back yesterday and for all your support as we have gone thru just a mess with my Ering. Thanks to your feed back we both finally got the “last nail in the coffin” that is ring, and have decided its time to put this away and move on. We are having a meeting with our current jeweler on Saturday to get our $$$ back.
Now to the good news Bees, and I just have to say to any waiting MN bee out there or guy looking for some great advice on where to go for the best ring: Bergstrom Jewelers in St Louis Park MN. My dad actually bought my moms ring there 25 years ago and told us for months now we should go in and just talk to them. Well last night after our appraisal mess we did. WOW!!! We had the greatest sales guy Peter who was just a fantastic guy to work with. We showed him our current ring and asked to see if they had anything in the store similar for us to see.
Well then he even topped that idea! Turns out they have there own ring jeweler and designer in the store who can custom design or replicate anything. We had her take a look and they ran the numbers, they could make a complete replica same stones everything for HALF of what we paid for!!!! Mr. Xray was then convinced this is the way to go. And then began looking at some great loose stones in the shapes he and i both originally wanted for my ring but were told we couldnt have. We were in heaven, they were so friendly understanding of our budget and just treated us like royalty!!! The way we should have been from the start. We decided that after our meeting Saturday with the current jeweler I am gonna go have a girls day while Mr. Xray begins the designing process. They do not outsource ANYTHING!!! everything they do stays in there store they only had to outsource one ring and that was to a jeweler only 20 mintues away in Down town Minneapolis. Now that is more like it! No more of this MN NY MN NY crudd. The best part of the custom is that the designer actually wittles by hand an exact mold of your ring in a purple wax that they can put the diamonds u select in and can TRY IT ON!! so you will know exactly what the ring looks like before they use the gold/platnium anything, so changes at that point can be made no problem with out a ton of extra expense!
We have decided to go with something similar but different as this is a new chapter and as Mr.Xray says “A chance to propose again and surprise you!! and this time with a truley custom ring that is 100% you” Which makes me so happy as Mr. Xray and I like to be old school and I love he wants to take the time to really put in his efffort and “us” into this ring and make it a complete surprise just like our original engagment (only this time most of the wedding planning is already done before the proposal LOL)
Thank you Bees again so much for all your help on this as it was such a stressful time. You guys are a fabulous group of Ladies (and gents) that I am so happy to be apart of. Once the new ring is done and he has proposed I will def post the pics of the new ring!!! They did say it will take about a month or so but in this case I am more than happy to endure the wait. Just again a word from a beyond happy girl….. Bergstrom Jewelers in St. Louis Park MN is the way to go!! HIGHLY RECCOMEND AND LOVE take a trip in to Peter and you won’t regret it!