(Closed) Wedding band shopping in D.C.

posted 7 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Go to Mervis Diamond Importers or Charleston Alexander Diamond Importers in Tysons. Fiance got my e-ring from Mervis, and we both are getting our bands from there too. GREAT customer service and wayyy cheaper than Jared (with better quality). They both carry bands without diamonds too. Good luck and have fun!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We purchased our bands from Zachary’s in Severna Park (also have a shop in Annapolis). They were absolutely wonderful, we got a great deal on my custom rings, and they will be our jeweler for life. And Annapolis is a great place to go spend a day. Stop in at Piccola Roma and get the 4 cheese risotto. You can thank me later. 😉

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I cannot rave enough about Quest jewelers in NoVa. The did the custom job on my e-ring and I was thrilled with their customer service, quality, and price. They carry brand name rings in store, but I can’t speak to the price on those since we went custom, but I absolutely loved them!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

For interesting/unique bands and something outside the box – I. Gorman (downtown).

For timeless, high-quality, and some vintage – Tiny Jewel Box (downtown).

For large selection and lots of designer rings – Charleston Alexander or Mervis (multiple locations).

For custom-made rings or jewelry repair – Dominion Jewelers (Falls Church).  (They do absolutely amazing work, and the prices are very reasonable.  My e-ring was my husband’s great-grandmother’s and it needed quite a bit of work when I got it.  I cannot say enough good things about Dominion – they were wonderful to work with.)

My husband and I looked a lot, but then ended up ordering his ring from Blue Nile (SO cheap!).  My ring is vintage, so that was a different story…

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@septcabride: great breakdown!

Keep in mind a lot of these qualities overlap at different stores. For example Mervis is extremely high quality and also does custom work (my band is custom) including wax molds before they make your ring. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

if you want a high quality, local, family-run jeweller, check out i. gorman downtown (20th st nw btw m and l).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@acebride: Yes!  I should have mentioned that Mervis is quite a bit more upscale than Charleston Alexander.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@septcabride: I went there just to do my due diligence while looking at bands… I wanted a platinum band with bar set alternating princess and baguette diamonds. While they quoted me a slightly lower price, they told me they would make the ring IN HOUSE! Platinum is very hard to work with and you need expert hands. A normal goldsmith is NOT capable of applying gold ring techniques to platinum metal. They also wouldn’t say what color grade the diamonds would be. Let’s just say I gracefully declined their offer and RAN back over to Mervis haha

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Quest Jewelers in NoVa. My e-ring was custom made also and we will be getting our wedding bands there.  Great great family run business and awesome customer service.

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