Post # 1
I need some advice on where my FH and I should go to look for wedding bands. I’m not totally certain about what I want, but I think we will both be getting something rather simple. Neither of us are interested in diamonds or other stones on our wedding bands.
Since we’re not trying to spend a ton on wedding bands (though I am looking for quality), I don’t think we need to go to Tiffany’s or similar stores where a lot of what you are paying for is the name. But having said that, I also find the idea of walking down 47th St, the Diamond/Jewelry District, pretty overwhelming, since there are so many sellers, and many have pretty shady tactics.
My engagement ring is antique-inspired and is a custom design (FH helped design ring with jeweler, and its totally perfect for me) by Leigh Jay Nacht Inc. I don’t think its necessary to get my wedding band there, since I don’t feel the need to have a matching wedding band, and will probably end up wearing wedding band and engagement ring on separate hands.
I’d love to go someplace that sells antique or estate jewelry. Though I don’t know if that would be right for FH. I guess we may need to get our rings at separate places, depending on what i end up being interested in. I think the reason this is so hard for me is because i really don’t know what I want, but I hope I will have and wear this ring for my whole life. I also think its important for me to feel the actual ring, so I don’t want to shop online.
Can anyone recommend some good places? Or tell me about some of their experiences? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn
@Radiocure: We got our wedding bands from the same jeweler who did my engagement ring.
But, a jeweler/store I really like is Erica Weiner. She has a store in Nolita and one in Boerum Hill (Brooklyn). website: ericaweiner.com She has a lot of cool antique rings in a variety of price points. I just checked and most of the rings for guys are new if that’s more your FH’s thing.
I would recommend checking out her website and then maybe calling the store? I assume that they have some stuff in-store that doesn’t make it online.
Post # 4
@Radiocure: I live in Brooklyn but our wedding bands are from a private jewler in Manhattan, the company was Cardella, if you are interested I can PM you the info and who we worked with. DH also got my ering from there.
Post # 5
@mrswhitemtn: Wow, I just looked at her site and it looks great! Thank you so much. I do think I will try going to the store.
@Daizy914: Thanks for the info. I couldn’t find much by looking up Cardella, but thanks for the help.
Post # 6
@Radiocure: yea tjays bc i had the name spelled wrong lol, sorry. Dh gave me the info, here it is:
Kadella Fine Jewlery
212 221 3434 ext 23
Post # 7
We used little king in SoHo. Greenwich jewlers also has nice stuff on Trinity Place
Post # 8
My band is from the diamond district (the deal I got couldn’t be beat), but I had been previously strongly leaning toward Ken & Dana. Their studio is in Chelsea- W 29th Street, and I had a great experience there. Their stuff was pretty and recycled, which was important to us.
Post # 8
We just ordered our bands from Ken & Dana. We thought it was so cool that we were meeting with the person who was going to be making our rings, and we loved their style.
There was a style of band I had loved in photos around the internet that just didn’t look good at other stores. When I tried it on at K&D, something about theirs was perfect and it’s the one I got. I can’t wait for it to be finished!
Ken was very patient with us as we tried everything on, and was also totally open to amending some of the designs to better fit our style. I am also so happy to be using recycled materials.
FYI – Ken & Dana is by appointment only, something we didn’t know until we got there. It’s listed on their webiste, but not super prominently. We were able to make an appointment for just a few days later, but I’d rather give you all the heads up!