Post # 16
We went the custom route with a private jeweler and could not be happier. His attention to details, passion for designing jewelry, precision, and honesty blew us away. I don’t know if I could ever deal with a jewelry store again…but he’s planning to retire eventually so if my hubby upgrades me in like 10 or 20 years, I’ll have to find another reputable jeweler. If you don’t love your ring, you should see about returning it and going somwhere else. Don’t deal with a store that doesn’t put your needs first. It might not be important to them, but it’s important to you!
Post # 17
what kind of repairs are being done?
Post # 18
I’ve never been too crazy about chain stores for anything, honestly I don’t think they often have dainty enough options for me. I’ve only got a size 3.75-4 finger and I need to lose 15-20 lbs! I’ll probably end up at a 3.5 by the time that’s all over. Basically I stopped growing at age 12, I’m like a scale model human and a lot of jewelry looks awkward on me, like a little girl wearing mom’s heels 😖
So! I love etsy and all that’s on it. We got my rings custom made, just showed the artist a picture and a list of special variations and they were so accommodating. Gotten other jewelry from various sellers there too. Some faves I can think of are MinimalVS, GoudsmederijHerfst, and NanaBijou that we’ve actually gotten something from. Some other favorite designers of mine are FiorellaByAdamFoster, Artemer and Orospot.
Some of those are way out of my price range and not really something *I* would wear every day because I’m a bit of a minimal girl. But that craftsmanship though!
Post # 19
We got my engagement ring and our wedding rings from a local jeweler. We went to a few other stores, but the customer service at that one was really exceptional. We felt really good about giving them out business. We got to help cast each ring, so we were the first ones to get to touch our rings. We go in there often to get the rings cleaned or to just say hi. They even featured my ring on their website!