(Closed) Jeweler for engagement ring

posted 6 years ago in Pittsburgh
Post # 3
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26 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi km1234 – I’ll bite! Pittsburgh has a ton of great jewelers – if your future brother in law isn’t interested in checking out any of the chains (Jared, Kays, etc) then I would recommend checking out someplace like Goldstock in the Clark Building downtown to start. A lot of people I know have purchased their engagement rings there and been very happy with them. Goldstock was the first place I visited when my fiance and I started looking at rings, and while they have brands like Tacori and Simon G they also have some really gorgeous smaller name designers that are worth a look.

I also looked at Urbanowicz Jewelers in the South Hills (I went to the  location in the shops at Caste Village and another in McMurray I think) and I was really happy with them. In fact, while we bought my ring from a big-box retailer, they totally botched the sale and I ended up returning to Urbanowicz for some work on the setting that the original jeweler claimed couldn’t be done. Urbanowicz not only seamlessly fixed the setting, but were so pleasant to deal with and super affordable.

You didn’t say how much he is looking to spend or what type of style he’s looking for, but if vintage is more your sister’s speed, we stopped at Marlene’s on Freeport Road off Rte 28. The lady there (I assume Marlene, but it’s been a few years and I can’t recall exactly) was very friendly and had TONS of estate jewelry and gorgeous vintage pieces for less than $1,000. The shop looks kind of run-down from the outside, but I was pleasantly surprised with everything they had.

Hoping some other Pittsburgh Bees will join in, but I didn’t mention other more obvious choices (Henne in Shadyside, Orr’s in Squirrel Hill) because I haven’t had any experience with them myself.

Good luck!!

 

Post # 4
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1756 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My husband used Orr’s in Squirrel Hill for my engagement ring, and we went back there to buy our wedding rings. Originally, my husband was going to do a custom ring, but after going back and forth with the jeweler, he decided that what he was envisioning looked too much like costume jewelry, and just bought something pre-made. They were great throughout the whole process.

Post # 5
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My fiance used Goldstock at the Clark building, and it’s a beautiful ring, but my understanding is you pick out the stone, then the setting.  If he’s not looking to spend $5k or more, goldstock may not be the best place to start.

Post # 6
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145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I reccommend Werner Jewelers in the North Hills. My future husband did a ton of research and came with the the Goldstock place as well, but his best friend had just bought a ring there so he went with #2 http://www.wernerjewelers.com/  They are wonderful, I really reccommend them. =)

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