The Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange

★★★★★
Finally, diamonds at true cost
  • 64 East Walton Street

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 888-342-3924

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Nothing compares to the quality of watches being sold here. I would definitely come back here in the future to avail more of their services.

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Nothing compares to the quality of watches being sold here. I would definitely come back here in the future to avail more of their services.

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Well, Shari didn't know but before I approached her establishment for a quote, I had visited and had over 3-5 quotes on a particular diamond ring I was looking for. By far she blew the competition out of the water, I was able to save $800-$900 on the ring I wanted.

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Well, Shari didn't know but before I approached her establishment for a quote, I had visited and had over 3-5 quotes on a particular diamond ring I was looking for. By far she blew the competition out of the water, I was able to save $800-$900 on the ring I wanted.

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I am the type of person that researches and researches before making a big purchase. CHIDEXX and the reviews did not disappoint.

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I am the type of person that researches and researches before making a big purchase. CHIDEXX and the reviews did not disappoint.

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In 1996, we were looking for an engagement ring. We had been to all the name stores, coming out feeling uninspired and rushed. One day, I stumbled into Shari's store back on Wabash called Studio C. She spent an hour educating me to the angles of diamonds. What I found out that day was that the most cost effective way and the most fun is to pick your own diamond! I brought Ben back to the store and our journey began.

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In 1996, we were looking for an engagement ring. We had been to all the name stores, coming out feeling uninspired and rushed. One day, I stumbled into Shari's store back on Wabash called Studio C. She spent an hour educating me to the angles of diamonds. What I found out that day was that the most cost effective way and the most fun is to pick your own diamond! I brought Ben back to the store and our journey began.

Pros: Unique & Beautiful Work, Knowledge, Selection

Cons: None!

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I discovered the Chicago Diamond & Jewelry Exchange(CHIDEXX) while doing research on loose diamonds for my girlfriend's engagement ring. I compared retail stores, the diamond wholesalers on Jewelers Row, and internet sites such as bluenile. Just based on price alone, CHIDEXX beat them all! Once I found the diamond I liked online, I sent an email and received a prompt response from Shari/Kevin(the owners). I set up an appointment and was told that she would bring in that diamond and others of similiar quality for me to choose from. I arrived and was shown a variety of diamonds that fit within my budget. Shari and Kevin were very helpful and attentive and helped me stay on target with my budget. I know that I got the best bang for the buck when it comes to the center stone I selected.

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★★★★★

I discovered the Chicago Diamond & Jewelry Exchange(CHIDEXX) while doing research on loose diamonds for my girlfriend's engagement ring. I compared retail stores, the diamond wholesalers on Jewelers Row, and internet sites such as bluenile. Just based on price alone, CHIDEXX beat them all! Once I found the diamond I liked online, I sent an email and received a prompt response from Shari/Kevin(the owners). I set up an appointment and was told that she would bring in that diamond and others of similiar quality for me to choose from. I arrived and was shown a variety of diamonds that fit within my budget. Shari and Kevin were very helpful and attentive and helped me stay on target with my budget. I know that I got the best bang for the buck when it comes to the center stone I selected.

Pros: Everything! Great Prices and Customer Service!

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My fiance and I learned about Bjeweled through a referral from my sister and her husband. Shari is an AMAZING designer and truly an expert in her field.

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My fiance and I learned about Bjeweled through a referral from my sister and her husband. Shari is an AMAZING designer and truly an expert in her field.

Pros: Excellent customer service, exquisite work & superb prices

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My fiance went to B Jeweled for my engagement ring and had an incredible experience. Shari listened to everything he told her about me and what I wanted and created a beautiful and unique ring for me. Shari is a pure talent and I can't stop staring at my ring! Everyone who has seen it compliments how gorgeous and unique it is and I couldn't agree more! I would recommend this store to anyone who wants to have a special ring made just for them. Kevin and Shari are class acts who provide an incredible product, what more can you ask for?!

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My fiance went to B Jeweled for my engagement ring and had an incredible experience. Shari listened to everything he told her about me and what I wanted and created a beautiful and unique ring for me. Shari is a pure talent and I can't stop staring at my ring! Everyone who has seen it compliments how gorgeous and unique it is and I couldn't agree more! I would recommend this store to anyone who wants to have a special ring made just for them. Kevin and Shari are class acts who provide an incredible product, what more can you ask for?!

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With the help of Kevin and Shari at BJeweled, my fianc? was able to create an engagement ring that reflected our love and my style. With the selection of a large jewelry chain and the creative and artistic flair of a smaller jewelry store, BJeweled offers the best of both worlds. Glass cases present clients with an impressive jewelry portfolio, while Kevin and Shari provide a welcoming atmosphere complete with cocktails and conversation. Their expertise and dedication to each client ensures every piece they design and sell is personal and unique. They know their clients and they know jewelry. We will always go to BJeweled for our jewelry, from this first promise to each other, to our wedding bands, anniversaries, and special occasions to come. Look no further, BJeweled is flawless!

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With the help of Kevin and Shari at BJeweled, my fianc? was able to create an engagement ring that reflected our love and my style. With the selection of a large jewelry chain and the creative and artistic flair of a smaller jewelry store, BJeweled offers the best of both worlds. Glass cases present clients with an impressive jewelry portfolio, while Kevin and Shari provide a welcoming atmosphere complete with cocktails and conversation. Their expertise and dedication to each client ensures every piece they design and sell is personal and unique. They know their clients and they know jewelry. We will always go to BJeweled for our jewelry, from this first promise to each other, to our wedding bands, anniversaries, and special occasions to come. Look no further, BJeweled is flawless!

Pros: Unbelievable design complemented by seamless service.

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I found Shari and Kevin online because of the great reviews. I actually bought a diamond online and took it to them to have an engagment ring made. When I walked in Kevin greeted me right away and made me feel very comfortable for someone who had no idea what they were doing. He asked me a few questions to understand what I was looking for. I then met with Shari to design the acutal ring. It was obvious she knew what she was talking about but also listened to me and helped pick out the perfect ring. I was able to get my ring completed in the short time frame that I needed and at an incredible price. They were very honest about costs and I had no surprises. I have since been back to have the ring resized at no cost.

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I found Shari and Kevin online because of the great reviews. I actually bought a diamond online and took it to them to have an engagment ring made. When I walked in Kevin greeted me right away and made me feel very comfortable for someone who had no idea what they were doing. He asked me a few questions to understand what I was looking for. I then met with Shari to design the acutal ring. It was obvious she knew what she was talking about but also listened to me and helped pick out the perfect ring. I was able to get my ring completed in the short time frame that I needed and at an incredible price. They were very honest about costs and I had no surprises. I have since been back to have the ring resized at no cost.

Pros: Personal service, knowledge, price

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After years of looking at, literally, over hundreds of thousands of rings, I FINALLY came to the decision that my perfect ring didn't exist. So many rings that I liked, even some I loved, but I never found ""the one"". My husband and I are very unique people with an even more unique relationship, and in all honesty, I needed the ring to symbolize what are relationship was, is and will be, without a ""mass manufacturer"" telling me what specific aspects of a ring symbolize. Having too many ideas on what I wanted, being a person that over-analyzes everything, and very hard to please, I have to say that Shari is the most patient and helpful business person I have come across. For my ideas that weren't practical or possible, she graciously let me know why, and always offered a different solution. Absolutely fantastic on ""reeling me in"" on all of my ideas, and translating it into exactly what I wanted and needed. It's fulfilling to know that the ring I proudly wear, is completely personal and perfectly symbolizes who my husband and I are as a team, and no other person should ever be able to wear that. The experience of being able to create my interpretation of a symbol of a lifetime commitment is truly PRICELESS. Well worth the drive from Wisconsin, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I cannot thank Shari and Kevin enough.

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★★★★★

After years of looking at, literally, over hundreds of thousands of rings, I FINALLY came to the decision that my perfect ring didn't exist. So many rings that I liked, even some I loved, but I never found ""the one"". My husband and I are very unique people with an even more unique relationship, and in all honesty, I needed the ring to symbolize what are relationship was, is and will be, without a ""mass manufacturer"" telling me what specific aspects of a ring symbolize. Having too many ideas on what I wanted, being a person that over-analyzes everything, and very hard to please, I have to say that Shari is the most patient and helpful business person I have come across. For my ideas that weren't practical or possible, she graciously let me know why, and always offered a different solution. Absolutely fantastic on ""reeling me in"" on all of my ideas, and translating it into exactly what I wanted and needed. It's fulfilling to know that the ring I proudly wear, is completely personal and perfectly symbolizes who my husband and I are as a team, and no other person should ever be able to wear that. The experience of being able to create my interpretation of a symbol of a lifetime commitment is truly PRICELESS. Well worth the drive from Wisconsin, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I cannot thank Shari and Kevin enough.

Pros: PATIENCE, service, price

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The Bjeweled store is an inviting boutique. A Gold Coast experience with diamond internet pricing. With neighbors like Bulgari and Tiffany they have to be good. Shari goes toe-to-toe with the best of the best. Shari's style is casual and thorough. Shari is a very talented designer. Her design style is head to hand.

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★★★★★

The Bjeweled store is an inviting boutique. A Gold Coast experience with diamond internet pricing. With neighbors like Bulgari and Tiffany they have to be good. Shari goes toe-to-toe with the best of the best. Shari's style is casual and thorough. Shari is a very talented designer. Her design style is head to hand.

Pros: Comfortable, Price, Personal Service, Great Ideas

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We found Shari through the Chicago Notre Dame club. Shari does business the ND way with integrity and ethics. She is the consummate professional. Her diamond presentation was clear and informative. She armed us with the information necessary to make a good diamond decision. She let us walk and think about the diamonds presented. No pressure. We did the standard Wabash walk. There wasn't anyone that competed with Chidexx. Chidexx provides transparency and simplicity. Her design skills are unparalleled. She aided our idea development. The collaborative design process was satisfying. Shari brings a strong balance of architecture and art. I take great pride when folks stop my fiancee to look at her engagement ring. Great stuff.

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We found Shari through the Chicago Notre Dame club. Shari does business the ND way with integrity and ethics. She is the consummate professional. Her diamond presentation was clear and informative. She armed us with the information necessary to make a good diamond decision. She let us walk and think about the diamonds presented. No pressure. We did the standard Wabash walk. There wasn't anyone that competed with Chidexx. Chidexx provides transparency and simplicity. Her design skills are unparalleled. She aided our idea development. The collaborative design process was satisfying. Shari brings a strong balance of architecture and art. I take great pride when folks stop my fiancee to look at her engagement ring. Great stuff.

Pros: Unique Designs, Excellent After Sale Service, Comfortable

Cons: Notre Dame football in the window. lol

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Chidexx is the only way to do business. The pricing transparency is unique. There is full disclosure of the vendor price and the brokerage fee. After all my Wabash shopping and internet research these guys have no competition. Shari provides really good unbiased perspective. Shari found strong performing diamonds for our examination. She spent the time we needed to understand what we were buying. No pressure. She has a great sense of humor. Fun to work with. The ring design experience was exciting. Shari engages you in the design process. She explores different geometries to feature the diamond. Shari takes design to a different level. Her designs are unique. Shari is unique. Thanks for the great experience.

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Chidexx is the only way to do business. The pricing transparency is unique. There is full disclosure of the vendor price and the brokerage fee. After all my Wabash shopping and internet research these guys have no competition. Shari provides really good unbiased perspective. Shari found strong performing diamonds for our examination. She spent the time we needed to understand what we were buying. No pressure. She has a great sense of humor. Fun to work with. The ring design experience was exciting. Shari engages you in the design process. She explores different geometries to feature the diamond. Shari takes design to a different level. Her designs are unique. Shari is unique. Thanks for the great experience.

Pros: Best Price, Product, People

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We found Shari by walking by the Bjeweled Store on Walton Street. Really cool layout. Store was busy with people having fun. Shari was discussing options with a client and allowed us to join the conversation. She didn't try to sell anything. Shari listened to needs and helped develop a diamond profile. She used our diamond profile to bring in diamonds for our review. We did our shopping on Wabash. No one touched the diamond price. More important, Shari took the time to listen to our ring design ideas. Shari enhanced our design ideas with interesting options. The finished ring was exceeded our expectation. Shari is a real artist with fresh ideas. I can see why she is invited to exhibit her designs. The service after sale is great.

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We found Shari by walking by the Bjeweled Store on Walton Street. Really cool layout. Store was busy with people having fun. Shari was discussing options with a client and allowed us to join the conversation. She didn't try to sell anything. Shari listened to needs and helped develop a diamond profile. She used our diamond profile to bring in diamonds for our review. We did our shopping on Wabash. No one touched the diamond price. More important, Shari took the time to listen to our ring design ideas. Shari enhanced our design ideas with interesting options. The finished ring was exceeded our expectation. Shari is a real artist with fresh ideas. I can see why she is invited to exhibit her designs. The service after sale is great.

Pros: Great Design Talent, Great Listeners, Nice Folks

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The service stood in stark contrast to any other place I tried to shop. Kevin and Shari took the time to explain diamonds in detail, to show stones in different lighting, point out their defects, etc. To top this, their service was prompt and their workmanship of good quality. Finally, the price for the same quality diamond and the same certification was about 10-20% lower than any other jeweler, which could mean a difference of over a thousand dollars or in some cases, even more.

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★★★★★

The service stood in stark contrast to any other place I tried to shop. Kevin and Shari took the time to explain diamonds in detail, to show stones in different lighting, point out their defects, etc. To top this, their service was prompt and their workmanship of good quality. Finally, the price for the same quality diamond and the same certification was about 10-20% lower than any other jeweler, which could mean a difference of over a thousand dollars or in some cases, even more.

Pros: Thorough and transparent service, amazing prices

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Shari and Kevin are truly committed to providing their customers with excellent customer service. My husband purchased my engagement diamond from The Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange, and Shari designed the most perfect ring for me. We definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a seamless process and an enjoyable purchasing experience.

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Shari and Kevin are truly committed to providing their customers with excellent customer service. My husband purchased my engagement diamond from The Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange, and Shari designed the most perfect ring for me. We definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a seamless process and an enjoyable purchasing experience.

Pros: Seamless purchasing process, excellent customer service

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My husband researched diamonds prior to embarking on his engagement shopping extravaganza. Shari & Kevin were by far the most helpful and memorable. I was fortunate that my husband asked me to help design my engagement ring after he had met with Shari and chosed several center stones. Shari and Kevin made our selection and design process something we tell everyone about. My engagement ring and wedding band are absolutey true to my husband & mine's preference, taste and style. I have gotten compliments daily since I put the engagement ring on. The wedding band made to accompany the engagement ring really enhanced the already brilliant look. We returned to design my husband's wedding band and are just as pleased, receiving many many looks and compliments as well. If you know what you want, Shari & Kevin make it happen. If you don't know what you want, they help you figure it out in an appropriate and non-pushy way. They are all about the customer, which will make us return over and over for our jewelery wants and needs.

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My husband researched diamonds prior to embarking on his engagement shopping extravaganza. Shari & Kevin were by far the most helpful and memorable. I was fortunate that my husband asked me to help design my engagement ring after he had met with Shari and chosed several center stones. Shari and Kevin made our selection and design process something we tell everyone about. My engagement ring and wedding band are absolutey true to my husband & mine's preference, taste and style. I have gotten compliments daily since I put the engagement ring on. The wedding band made to accompany the engagement ring really enhanced the already brilliant look. We returned to design my husband's wedding band and are just as pleased, receiving many many looks and compliments as well. If you know what you want, Shari & Kevin make it happen. If you don't know what you want, they help you figure it out in an appropriate and non-pushy way. They are all about the customer, which will make us return over and over for our jewelery wants and needs.

Pros: one-on-one consultation, large selection, unique style

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Kevin and Shari walked me through the whole process and were very patient. Shari designed a absolutely beautiful engagement ring for us. The quality and value received here could not be touched by any other jewelry store I went to, and I did a lot of research. Shari also custom made the wedding band and it is stunning. This is a outstanding place to get quality jewelry at a great price.

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★★★★★

Kevin and Shari walked me through the whole process and were very patient. Shari designed a absolutely beautiful engagement ring for us. The quality and value received here could not be touched by any other jewelry store I went to, and I did a lot of research. Shari also custom made the wedding band and it is stunning. This is a outstanding place to get quality jewelry at a great price.

Pros: Custom jewelry design, great prices, affordable

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Shopped around a lot for an engagement ring and ended up going with Kevin & Sheri. Design and ring creation is all in house, pricing is the best around, and Kevin and Sheri make the process fun and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone looking for an engagement ring.

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Shopped around a lot for an engagement ring and ended up going with Kevin & Sheri. Design and ring creation is all in house, pricing is the best around, and Kevin and Sheri make the process fun and comfortable. Would recommend to anyone looking for an engagement ring.

Pros: Best Diamond Prices in Town

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They combine the best way to buy a diamond with Shari's stunning designs. It's an unbeatable combination. We got a beautiful custom design with a perfect diamond at a great price. We looked around everywhere and no other jewelry store came close.

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They combine the best way to buy a diamond with Shari's stunning designs. It's an unbeatable combination. We got a beautiful custom design with a perfect diamond at a great price. We looked around everywhere and no other jewelry store came close.

Pros: The perfect ring at the perfect price

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Shari and Kevin are an amazing duo. Shari is an expert jewelry designer with unique and modern ideas. We are so pleased with the wedding and now anniversary rings she designed for us. She has designed custom charms for us as well. Shari is extremely talented. The rings are gorgeous, so unique, and of the highest quality at a reasonable price. I can't tell you how many times we have received compliments on our jewelry. The wedding rings were even featured in a magazine. We have continued to work with Shari and will continue working with her in the future at B Jeweled, as an exceptional designer and now good friend. We love you guys! Thanks so much!

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Shari and Kevin are an amazing duo. Shari is an expert jewelry designer with unique and modern ideas. We are so pleased with the wedding and now anniversary rings she designed for us. She has designed custom charms for us as well. Shari is extremely talented. The rings are gorgeous, so unique, and of the highest quality at a reasonable price. I can't tell you how many times we have received compliments on our jewelry. The wedding rings were even featured in a magazine. We have continued to work with Shari and will continue working with her in the future at B Jeweled, as an exceptional designer and now good friend. We love you guys! Thanks so much!

Pros: EXCELLENT People, Prestige, Prices, and Pieces!!!

Cons: NONE!

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Bought my engagement ring from Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange. Very helpful. Had a wide selection of diamonds and settings that made buying much easier. Plus she said yes!

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Bought my engagement ring from Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange. Very helpful. Had a wide selection of diamonds and settings that made buying much easier. Plus she said yes!

Pros: Great for first time diamond buyers

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My fiance bought me my diamond from CHIDEXX and then Shari made my ring. It is gorgeous! It's one of a kind and I get compliments on it all of the time! We enjoyed my ring so much my husband got his ring made there too. It's nothing like going to a chain store and buying a ring that hundreds of other people can have, it JUST YOUR RING. Shari understands what you want and makes it happen for a very reasonable price! I will go back with all of my jewelry needs!

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My fiance bought me my diamond from CHIDEXX and then Shari made my ring. It is gorgeous! It's one of a kind and I get compliments on it all of the time! We enjoyed my ring so much my husband got his ring made there too. It's nothing like going to a chain store and buying a ring that hundreds of other people can have, it JUST YOUR RING. Shari understands what you want and makes it happen for a very reasonable price! I will go back with all of my jewelry needs!

Pros: great prices, wonderful customer service and amazing product

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Shari helped my partner and I create our wedding rings and it could not have been a better experience. The entire process went flawlessly. We loved it so much that we have highly recommended her work to many colleagues and friends. We enjoy Shari and her husband so much, they are almost like family. We stop in every once in awhile just to catch up with them and their family. We love their work so much that they helped us create and then crafted an amazing etirnity band for our 5 year anniversary. I cannot say enough about this place and everyone involved with this Chicago institution.

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Shari helped my partner and I create our wedding rings and it could not have been a better experience. The entire process went flawlessly. We loved it so much that we have highly recommended her work to many colleagues and friends. We enjoy Shari and her husband so much, they are almost like family. We stop in every once in awhile just to catch up with them and their family. We love their work so much that they helped us create and then crafted an amazing etirnity band for our 5 year anniversary. I cannot say enough about this place and everyone involved with this Chicago institution.

Pros: friendly, reasonable, genuine

Cons: nothing

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Really great folks. Shari exceeds her reputation. She is very humble and engaging. I was surprised at the amount of detailed discussion my fianc?e and Shari had over the engagement ring. We walked in with ideas and Shari listened. She started with our core ideas and provided insightful perspective. Shari weighed in on the size and length of my fianc?es fingers and discussed design options to enhance the finger features. Shari understands balance and symmetry. Shari?s art and architectural background is evident in her designs. We saw some of the designs she has exhibited in Europe. Her designs are head and shoulders over anything we have seen including the Michigan avenue stores. We were blown away by Shari?s own engagement ring. This ring is something to see. We knew Shari would build an interesting ring for us. The end product clearly exceeded our expectation. Shari built us a show stopper. The Chidexx common sense approach to diamond buying was compelling. The pricing transparency was comforting. Again Shari provided the time we needed to understand diamonds. We compared diamonds in alternative lighting conditions. The exercise helped us make a good choice. Shari was thorough in the presentation. Shari was the consummate professional. Shari is the most talented designer in Chicago. The Bjeweled Design Gallery is the most unique jewelry store we visited. The Gallery reflects Shari?s uniqueness. It made us feel good that our designer has a Gallery in the Gold Coast. The place is busy for a reason. Thanks Shari

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Really great folks. Shari exceeds her reputation. She is very humble and engaging. I was surprised at the amount of detailed discussion my fianc?e and Shari had over the engagement ring. We walked in with ideas and Shari listened. She started with our core ideas and provided insightful perspective. Shari weighed in on the size and length of my fianc?es fingers and discussed design options to enhance the finger features. Shari understands balance and symmetry. Shari?s art and architectural background is evident in her designs. We saw some of the designs she has exhibited in Europe. Her designs are head and shoulders over anything we have seen including the Michigan avenue stores. We were blown away by Shari?s own engagement ring. This ring is something to see. We knew Shari would build an interesting ring for us. The end product clearly exceeded our expectation. Shari built us a show stopper. The Chidexx common sense approach to diamond buying was compelling. The pricing transparency was comforting. Again Shari provided the time we needed to understand diamonds. We compared diamonds in alternative lighting conditions. The exercise helped us make a good choice. Shari was thorough in the presentation. Shari was the consummate professional. Shari is the most talented designer in Chicago. The Bjeweled Design Gallery is the most unique jewelry store we visited. The Gallery reflects Shari?s uniqueness. It made us feel good that our designer has a Gallery in the Gold Coast. The place is busy for a reason. Thanks Shari

Pros: Exceptional Design talent, Best Diamond Pricing, Fun Place

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I don't even know where to start... This place (bejeweled) is amazing, great fun people, very fair and cost effective. I had an engagement ring made with a 4 K topaz, and the design was so spectacular that EVERYONE continues to compliment me on my ""Tiffany canary diamond ring"", and the price was ridiculously cheap for such a stunning ring. Wedding bands, even cheaper, and amazing with custom engraving and a stone hidden on the inside of my husbands ring to match mine (small one of course). If you want a ring made, jewelry adjusted, sized, polished, ANYTHING! This is the place to go. Aside from making custom jewelry, they can do ANYTHING for the right price, and better than the expensive jewelers in the gold coast. I give this place a 1000% (yes 1000%) recommendation, trust me you will love them and their work!!

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I don't even know where to start... This place (bejeweled) is amazing, great fun people, very fair and cost effective. I had an engagement ring made with a 4 K topaz, and the design was so spectacular that EVERYONE continues to compliment me on my ""Tiffany canary diamond ring"", and the price was ridiculously cheap for such a stunning ring. Wedding bands, even cheaper, and amazing with custom engraving and a stone hidden on the inside of my husbands ring to match mine (small one of course). If you want a ring made, jewelry adjusted, sized, polished, ANYTHING! This is the place to go. Aside from making custom jewelry, they can do ANYTHING for the right price, and better than the expensive jewelers in the gold coast. I give this place a 1000% (yes 1000%) recommendation, trust me you will love them and their work!!

Pros: everything, service, fairness, quality, and fun

Cons: none whatsoever

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I liked the Chidexx common sense approach to the diamond purchase. I had a conversation with Shari discussing my diamond needs. Shari provided valuable feedback. We came to an understanding of my diamond profile. Shari brought in a number of diamonds in my diamond profile range to the Bjeweled Designer Jewelry location. After viewing the diamonds in different lighting conditions I purchased the diamond I felt had the best performance. Shari provided good unbiased perspective. Her resources exceeded the diamonds I had seen in other stores. I did a lot of research and the Chidexx pricing exceeded my expectation. I purchased more diamond for the price than I saw at other stores and on the internet. Chidexx lived up to its reputation. I brought my fianc?e back at a later date to design an engagement ring. Her incite into different ways to frame the diamond was interesting. Shari incorporated many of our ideas in the ring. The final design and finished ring again exceeded our expectations. Shari is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. I see why she gets invited to exhibit her work. She gives you all the time you need. If you want original design talent Shari is the best. Thanks Shari

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★★★★★

I liked the Chidexx common sense approach to the diamond purchase. I had a conversation with Shari discussing my diamond needs. Shari provided valuable feedback. We came to an understanding of my diamond profile. Shari brought in a number of diamonds in my diamond profile range to the Bjeweled Designer Jewelry location. After viewing the diamonds in different lighting conditions I purchased the diamond I felt had the best performance. Shari provided good unbiased perspective. Her resources exceeded the diamonds I had seen in other stores. I did a lot of research and the Chidexx pricing exceeded my expectation. I purchased more diamond for the price than I saw at other stores and on the internet. Chidexx lived up to its reputation. I brought my fianc?e back at a later date to design an engagement ring. Her incite into different ways to frame the diamond was interesting. Shari incorporated many of our ideas in the ring. The final design and finished ring again exceeded our expectations. Shari is extremely talented and a pleasure to work with. I see why she gets invited to exhibit her work. She gives you all the time you need. If you want original design talent Shari is the best. Thanks Shari

Pros: Transparent transaction, Comfortable, Excellent Designer

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My fiance just purchased my engagement ring from CHIDEXX, and I could not be happier! My ring is beautiful, and exactly what I wanted. When I went in with him after he proposed to make sure it fit properly, Kevin and Sherry were warm, welcoming and helpful. Sherry makes the MOST BEAUTIFUL jewelry in town, and Kevin is friendly and laid-back and exactly the kind of person you want to do business with. Even better, my ring is MUCH nicer (and bigger!) than many of my girlfriends', and their fiances paid A LOT more than mine did (which means more money for the honeymoon for us, too!) As we were leaving, my fiance told me that every piece of jewelry he will buy me will come from CHIDEXX, and I couldn't be happier about that!

Shop around so you know what you're looking for (they are brokers, so they go and find your diamond, they don't keep much on hand) and you know what an amazing value you're getting, but don't buy anywhere else! We never will!

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My fiance just purchased my engagement ring from CHIDEXX, and I could not be happier! My ring is beautiful, and exactly what I wanted. When I went in with him after he proposed to make sure it fit properly, Kevin and Sherry were warm, welcoming and helpful. Sherry makes the MOST BEAUTIFUL jewelry in town, and Kevin is friendly and laid-back and exactly the kind of person you want to do business with. Even better, my ring is MUCH nicer (and bigger!) than many of my girlfriends', and their fiances paid A LOT more than mine did (which means more money for the honeymoon for us, too!) As we were leaving, my fiance told me that every piece of jewelry he will buy me will come from CHIDEXX, and I couldn't be happier about that!

Shop around so you know what you're looking for (they are brokers, so they go and find your diamond, they don't keep much on hand) and you know what an amazing value you're getting, but don't buy anywhere else! We never will!

Pros: Beautiful products, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly staff

Cons: None!

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I just purchased my engagement ring for my fiance, and my experience with CHIDEXX was so refreshingly different from every other jeweler I visited. Let's face it - the vast majority of diamonds shoppers are at a disadvantage the moment they set foot in a jewelry store; it's nearly impossible to become as knowledgable as the individual working behind the counter who has made a career of selling diamonds. At CHIDEXX, the playing field is leveled thanks to what owner Kevin likes to call ""transparency"". CHIDEXX makes their profit in the form of a brokerage fee that is clearly disclosed to the customer. They make a fair, reasonable profit that keeps them in business while the customer gets a diamond that they would never be able to acquire from a traditional jeweler. Amazingly, traditional jewelers don't seem to realize that their customers can hop onto the internet and view the current prices of a myriad of diamonds. Every traditional jeweler that I visited told me that it was impossible to get the diamond I wanted for the prices I saw online. They invariably insisted on telling me what I was looking for and that I needed to settle for less. My fiance-to-be requested that I not purchase my diamond online (so I could see it first-hand before deciding whether it was right for her), so CHIDEXX provided the best of both worlds; the service and expertise of a traditional jeweler and the prices that I knew were fair. When I first called CHIDEXX, they asked ME what I was looking for. After describing the diamond I wanted, they asked me to tell them the price range that I expected. I mentioned the range that I was seeing online, and they said they could help me (I can't tell you how refreshing it was to hear that). The final result is that my fiance is wearing a BEAUTIFUL ring that costed me much less money than I would have paid at a traditional jeweler. Kevin and Shari are helpful, knowledgable, and VERY personable and maintain focus on the customer. Bottom line: Do your homework, shop around, but don't buy your diamond from anywhere else until you've checked out CHIDEXX; you WILL NOT be disappointed.

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★★★★★

I just purchased my engagement ring for my fiance, and my experience with CHIDEXX was so refreshingly different from every other jeweler I visited. Let's face it - the vast majority of diamonds shoppers are at a disadvantage the moment they set foot in a jewelry store; it's nearly impossible to become as knowledgable as the individual working behind the counter who has made a career of selling diamonds. At CHIDEXX, the playing field is leveled thanks to what owner Kevin likes to call ""transparency"". CHIDEXX makes their profit in the form of a brokerage fee that is clearly disclosed to the customer. They make a fair, reasonable profit that keeps them in business while the customer gets a diamond that they would never be able to acquire from a traditional jeweler. Amazingly, traditional jewelers don't seem to realize that their customers can hop onto the internet and view the current prices of a myriad of diamonds. Every traditional jeweler that I visited told me that it was impossible to get the diamond I wanted for the prices I saw online. They invariably insisted on telling me what I was looking for and that I needed to settle for less. My fiance-to-be requested that I not purchase my diamond online (so I could see it first-hand before deciding whether it was right for her), so CHIDEXX provided the best of both worlds; the service and expertise of a traditional jeweler and the prices that I knew were fair. When I first called CHIDEXX, they asked ME what I was looking for. After describing the diamond I wanted, they asked me to tell them the price range that I expected. I mentioned the range that I was seeing online, and they said they could help me (I can't tell you how refreshing it was to hear that). The final result is that my fiance is wearing a BEAUTIFUL ring that costed me much less money than I would have paid at a traditional jeweler. Kevin and Shari are helpful, knowledgable, and VERY personable and maintain focus on the customer. Bottom line: Do your homework, shop around, but don't buy your diamond from anywhere else until you've checked out CHIDEXX; you WILL NOT be disappointed.

Pros: Transparency, amazing value, wonderful staff

Cons: Other jewelers will have to catch on at some point

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Shari is a real artist. We saw some the designs she exhibited in Basel and Italy. Shari is a find. She was a great listener and fun. Her humor made the experience all the more enjoyable. We had some ideas for our engagement ring. Shari incorporated our ideas and added some interesting enhancements. The ring was a one of a kind design. I did my due diligence in researching Chidexx and diamonds. Shari found the best selection of diamonds within my criteria range. The pricing was transparent as represented. I shopped the internet and the Wabash district. Nobody touched the Chidexx price. One of a kind engagement ring and best pricing. No need to look anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Shari is a real artist. We saw some the designs she exhibited in Basel and Italy. Shari is a find. She was a great listener and fun. Her humor made the experience all the more enjoyable. We had some ideas for our engagement ring. Shari incorporated our ideas and added some interesting enhancements. The ring was a one of a kind design. I did my due diligence in researching Chidexx and diamonds. Shari found the best selection of diamonds within my criteria range. The pricing was transparent as represented. I shopped the internet and the Wabash district. Nobody touched the Chidexx price. One of a kind engagement ring and best pricing. No need to look anywhere else.

Pros: Exceptional Design, Best Pricing, Shari is fun

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I love love diamonds. this place is amazing. every girl should come here and buy diamonds for herself. the prices are okay. i think people should check this place out.

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I love love diamonds. this place is amazing. every girl should come here and buy diamonds for herself. the prices are okay. i think people should check this place out.

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I'd been ring shopping for weeks, bouncing around places, finding nothing that inspired me. But this spot was totally different. Shari trotted out a series of styles that just leaped out at me. Her diamond settings were bright, brilliant and classy -- and she worked with me to create the perfect setting that fit precisely what my girlfriend wanted. They also helped me land a great stone -- and there was absolutely no pressure to buy since they weren't trying to ""move the merchandise"" to get it off their shelves. Any guy looking to buy a ring should go here. Good prices, good service, good designs.

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★★★★★

I'd been ring shopping for weeks, bouncing around places, finding nothing that inspired me. But this spot was totally different. Shari trotted out a series of styles that just leaped out at me. Her diamond settings were bright, brilliant and classy -- and she worked with me to create the perfect setting that fit precisely what my girlfriend wanted. They also helped me land a great stone -- and there was absolutely no pressure to buy since they weren't trying to ""move the merchandise"" to get it off their shelves. Any guy looking to buy a ring should go here. Good prices, good service, good designs.

Pros: selection, custom work, service, prices

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Working with Shari was an exceptional experience to say the least! Shari is dedicated to finding you the rock of your dreams and her creative mind always takes it up many notches above your expectations. Shari is extremely creative and was able to make the ring of my dreams with a simple sketch and her listening skills. Not only did the final product match what I described it came out even better and the price was amazing. I also wanted a unique ring made for my husband and brought Shari a picture of what I was looking for. Shari was able to take the picture and provide her feedback of how we could make the ring even more unique! Of course we went with her idea and now my husband has a unique ring that definitely stands out from other men?s wedding bands. Shari is very patient and works with you to find you the best possible diamond within your budget. She provides expertise feedback from her heart and will tell you like it is so you are guaranteed to walk out with the best possible stone.

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★★★★★

Working with Shari was an exceptional experience to say the least! Shari is dedicated to finding you the rock of your dreams and her creative mind always takes it up many notches above your expectations. Shari is extremely creative and was able to make the ring of my dreams with a simple sketch and her listening skills. Not only did the final product match what I described it came out even better and the price was amazing. I also wanted a unique ring made for my husband and brought Shari a picture of what I was looking for. Shari was able to take the picture and provide her feedback of how we could make the ring even more unique! Of course we went with her idea and now my husband has a unique ring that definitely stands out from other men?s wedding bands. Shari is very patient and works with you to find you the best possible diamond within your budget. She provides expertise feedback from her heart and will tell you like it is so you are guaranteed to walk out with the best possible stone.

Pros: Being able to customize your ring

Cons: Are you kidding me? NONE of course!

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We met with Shari at Bjewejed on Walton Street. The store is a neat gallery in the Gold Coast. We knew we found the right designer because the store looked different than other jewelry stores. Shari just returned from Italy where she had participated in a Designer Jewelry Exhibition. Her work exceeded our expectations. Shari listened to my fiancee and provided architectural perspective to my fiancee's ideas. Shari did a great job of merging art and architecture. From my perspective as a equity trader I appreciated the Chidexx transparency and market efficiency. Chidexx is a very interesting business model. Again Shari was a great listener in the diamond element of the transaction. Shari located strong diamond candidates with my diamond criteria requirements. I purchased a diamond based upon its visual performance. I am not sure I would have been comfortable buying a diamond without comparing multiple diamonds in similar light senarios. Shari was very patient while I examined and compared the diamonds against each other. She provided unbiased perspective. After performing my own research and vetting of Chidexx I am confident there isn't a better place to buy a diamond and design a ring. Shari helped make an intense transaction fun and enjoyable. Thanks Shari.

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★★★★★

We met with Shari at Bjewejed on Walton Street. The store is a neat gallery in the Gold Coast. We knew we found the right designer because the store looked different than other jewelry stores. Shari just returned from Italy where she had participated in a Designer Jewelry Exhibition. Her work exceeded our expectations. Shari listened to my fiancee and provided architectural perspective to my fiancee's ideas. Shari did a great job of merging art and architecture. From my perspective as a equity trader I appreciated the Chidexx transparency and market efficiency. Chidexx is a very interesting business model. Again Shari was a great listener in the diamond element of the transaction. Shari located strong diamond candidates with my diamond criteria requirements. I purchased a diamond based upon its visual performance. I am not sure I would have been comfortable buying a diamond without comparing multiple diamonds in similar light senarios. Shari was very patient while I examined and compared the diamonds against each other. She provided unbiased perspective. After performing my own research and vetting of Chidexx I am confident there isn't a better place to buy a diamond and design a ring. Shari helped make an intense transaction fun and enjoyable. Thanks Shari.

Pros: Shari is the best. Chidexx pricing and transparency is unparalleled.

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Shari was amazing!! We came to her kind of knowing what we wanted and she was able to steer us in a perfect direction! The ring is amazing and I could not have asked for more! She knew exactly what she was talking about and we were very comfortable taking advice from her. Everyone over there is great!! I highly recommend Shari and her team to anyone who is looking for jewelry. I will be going back to her for all my jewelry needs!!

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★★★★★

Shari was amazing!! We came to her kind of knowing what we wanted and she was able to steer us in a perfect direction! The ring is amazing and I could not have asked for more! She knew exactly what she was talking about and we were very comfortable taking advice from her. Everyone over there is great!! I highly recommend Shari and her team to anyone who is looking for jewelry. I will be going back to her for all my jewelry needs!!

Pros: Great designs, great diamonds, quick service

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Shari and Kevin were able to get the exact diamond that I found at a much lower price.

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★★★★★

Shari and Kevin were able to get the exact diamond that I found at a much lower price.

Pros: Pricing, exceptional custom design, great service.

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I don't typically write reviews. I thought enough of Shari and the relationship we developed to make an exception. Shari is a real talent. She was a good listener. Shari challenged some of my diamond research conclusions. Shari brought in a group of diamonds to the Bjeweled location for viewing. She offered unbiased perspective. Shari didn't advocate any diamond. I bought the diamond based upon its performance. Shari provided all the time I needed. Her fun style in presentation made the purchase process comfortable. I also appreciated the transparency of the transaction. I couldn't beat the price with the Wabash Street stores or online vendors. Her design talents are the real deal. I saw some of the design work she has exhibited. Shari showed hundreds of ring design models. The ring I designed with Shari was architecturally different. Shari had alot of activity at the store while I was there. Each person was treated with warmth and kindness. I came in a cautious buyer and left a friend. I would strongly recommend Shari.

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★★★★★

I don't typically write reviews. I thought enough of Shari and the relationship we developed to make an exception. Shari is a real talent. She was a good listener. Shari challenged some of my diamond research conclusions. Shari brought in a group of diamonds to the Bjeweled location for viewing. She offered unbiased perspective. Shari didn't advocate any diamond. I bought the diamond based upon its performance. Shari provided all the time I needed. Her fun style in presentation made the purchase process comfortable. I also appreciated the transparency of the transaction. I couldn't beat the price with the Wabash Street stores or online vendors. Her design talents are the real deal. I saw some of the design work she has exhibited. Shari showed hundreds of ring design models. The ring I designed with Shari was architecturally different. Shari had alot of activity at the store while I was there. Each person was treated with warmth and kindness. I came in a cautious buyer and left a friend. I would strongly recommend Shari.

Pros: Transparent pricing, different designs, Shari is an exceptional designer

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Found Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange ""chidexx"" on the Notre Dame Chicago club Alumni Business Network. I performed a Google search on chidexx and found interesting artlicles including one in Crain's Chicago Business. The place was fun and informal. I did extensive research on the internet looking for good educational sites. Once I felt comfortable with the diamond terms I visited a number of Wabash stores. I made chidexx my last stop. I spoke with Shari on the phone and explained what I was looking for. Shari explained that chidexx doesn't own diamond inventory. Shari felt she was better able to find diamonds meeting my needs if she maintained her independence. Shari was a great listener. We met at Bjeweled Designer Jewelry Collection on Walton Street. Shari was very warm and funny. She had a number of diamonds to review. I found a diamond I liked; however, I made it clear I was not prepared to make a decision that day. I left the store with no pressure to buy. I felt good about her willingness to let me walk. Her diamond skills were great. I bought the diamond a couple of days later. I paid 7% over dealer cost. I looked at the dealer invoice. Her design talent is the best. We saw examples of the work she exhibited in Switzerland. The design we developed with her was a one of a kind piece. She didn't just copy a picture in a magazine. While I was in her store couples stopped to have their rings cleaned. She services what she sells. While the rings were cleaned by the jeweler she had warm conversations with the couples. Her clients become friends. Highly recommend chidexx and Shari.

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★★★★★

Found Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange ""chidexx"" on the Notre Dame Chicago club Alumni Business Network. I performed a Google search on chidexx and found interesting artlicles including one in Crain's Chicago Business. The place was fun and informal. I did extensive research on the internet looking for good educational sites. Once I felt comfortable with the diamond terms I visited a number of Wabash stores. I made chidexx my last stop. I spoke with Shari on the phone and explained what I was looking for. Shari explained that chidexx doesn't own diamond inventory. Shari felt she was better able to find diamonds meeting my needs if she maintained her independence. Shari was a great listener. We met at Bjeweled Designer Jewelry Collection on Walton Street. Shari was very warm and funny. She had a number of diamonds to review. I found a diamond I liked; however, I made it clear I was not prepared to make a decision that day. I left the store with no pressure to buy. I felt good about her willingness to let me walk. Her diamond skills were great. I bought the diamond a couple of days later. I paid 7% over dealer cost. I looked at the dealer invoice. Her design talent is the best. We saw examples of the work she exhibited in Switzerland. The design we developed with her was a one of a kind piece. She didn't just copy a picture in a magazine. While I was in her store couples stopped to have their rings cleaned. She services what she sells. While the rings were cleaned by the jeweler she had warm conversations with the couples. Her clients become friends. Highly recommend chidexx and Shari.

Pros: Unbeatable Pricing, Outstanding Design Experience, the place is fun

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I was looking for a diamond engagement ring and getting frustrated with the high prices and high pressure of the chain and local jewelers. I found the Chicago Diamond Exchange by accident while googling ""Chicago Diamonds"". I made a phone call and talked directly to Kevin on a Tuesday and he asked me some basic questions to find out exactly what diamond I was looking for. By Friday I was sitting with Shari looking at some different options and I picked the diamond I liked the best, so easy and the price was unbeatable. After picking out the diamond, my fiance worked hand in hand with Shari creating the perfect setting. Shari was an expert at letting her know what would look good and what wouldn't, which helped mold the vision my fiance had into the perfect engagement setting. Also, we live 2 1/2 hours away so we did most of the communication over the phone or email. Its nice to know that when you call either Kevin or Shari answers the phone and you can talk directly to who you need to be working with. We couldn't be happier with our experience and am recomending it to everyone we know.

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★★★★★

I was looking for a diamond engagement ring and getting frustrated with the high prices and high pressure of the chain and local jewelers. I found the Chicago Diamond Exchange by accident while googling ""Chicago Diamonds"". I made a phone call and talked directly to Kevin on a Tuesday and he asked me some basic questions to find out exactly what diamond I was looking for. By Friday I was sitting with Shari looking at some different options and I picked the diamond I liked the best, so easy and the price was unbeatable. After picking out the diamond, my fiance worked hand in hand with Shari creating the perfect setting. Shari was an expert at letting her know what would look good and what wouldn't, which helped mold the vision my fiance had into the perfect engagement setting. Also, we live 2 1/2 hours away so we did most of the communication over the phone or email. Its nice to know that when you call either Kevin or Shari answers the phone and you can talk directly to who you need to be working with. We couldn't be happier with our experience and am recomending it to everyone we know.

Pros: Selection, Service, and most of all PRICE!!!

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CHIDEXX provided the best shopping experience to my fiance? and I when we were making one of the most significant jewelry purchases of our lives. They offered the best in price, expertise and service amongst all of the other jewelers we visited and consulted with along the way. Shari and Kevin are tremendous people and their genuine character was represented in their approach to their business and their clients. At every turn we were surprised but moreover impressed by their genuineness and extreme professionalism. Shari?s honesty and knowledge was truly amazing when it came to the details regarding stones, metals and the overall design and workability of each facet together. In an environment of snakes and vultures trying to sell less than sub par or mediocre diamonds as top quality at the most ridiculous of prices, it was refreshing and redeeming to come across CHIDEXX. Hands down we will purchase all of our major jewelry selections from CHIDEXX, because we have clearly witnessed and experienced the authenticity of what integrity and professionalism is and should be when it comes to such a significant and meaningful purchase. My engagement ring is absolutely beautiful and truly unique and I smile every time I look at it and it is almost a year later. We are in the process now of designing our wedding bands with Shari for our upcoming wedding in October 2008. CHIDEXX truly is a diamond to us, aces among aces. If you are in the market for beautiful, unique jewelry, wedding related or not, CHIDEXX should be your first and only stop. But in the event you try a few other jewelers first as we did, you will be blown away by the service, value and expertise provided by Shari and Kevin in comparison to what is offered elsewhere.

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★★★★★

CHIDEXX provided the best shopping experience to my fiance? and I when we were making one of the most significant jewelry purchases of our lives. They offered the best in price, expertise and service amongst all of the other jewelers we visited and consulted with along the way. Shari and Kevin are tremendous people and their genuine character was represented in their approach to their business and their clients. At every turn we were surprised but moreover impressed by their genuineness and extreme professionalism. Shari?s honesty and knowledge was truly amazing when it came to the details regarding stones, metals and the overall design and workability of each facet together. In an environment of snakes and vultures trying to sell less than sub par or mediocre diamonds as top quality at the most ridiculous of prices, it was refreshing and redeeming to come across CHIDEXX. Hands down we will purchase all of our major jewelry selections from CHIDEXX, because we have clearly witnessed and experienced the authenticity of what integrity and professionalism is and should be when it comes to such a significant and meaningful purchase. My engagement ring is absolutely beautiful and truly unique and I smile every time I look at it and it is almost a year later. We are in the process now of designing our wedding bands with Shari for our upcoming wedding in October 2008. CHIDEXX truly is a diamond to us, aces among aces. If you are in the market for beautiful, unique jewelry, wedding related or not, CHIDEXX should be your first and only stop. But in the event you try a few other jewelers first as we did, you will be blown away by the service, value and expertise provided by Shari and Kevin in comparison to what is offered elsewhere.

Pros: Expertise, Service and Value

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I recently was in the market for a diamond engagement ring and contacted Kevin via the Chidexx website. He immediately put me in touch with Shari, who helped identify the stone I was looking for in my price range. She helped me pick out an absolutely gorgeous stone and setting that was exactly what I envisioned. My fiancee absolutely loved it. Kevin and Shari were very easy to deal with and made the whole experience a pleasure. I also believe I paid much less buying from them than I would have anywhere else. Absolutely recommended!

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★★★★★

I recently was in the market for a diamond engagement ring and contacted Kevin via the Chidexx website. He immediately put me in touch with Shari, who helped identify the stone I was looking for in my price range. She helped me pick out an absolutely gorgeous stone and setting that was exactly what I envisioned. My fiancee absolutely loved it. Kevin and Shari were very easy to deal with and made the whole experience a pleasure. I also believe I paid much less buying from them than I would have anywhere else. Absolutely recommended!

Pros: Price, Personal service

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I met the owners of Chicago Diamond & Jewelry Exchange (CDJE) during a trip to Chicago, when I was shopping for a 25th anniversity present for my wife. Needless to say, we were looking for something special. However, since both my wife and I are CPAs, we were also looking for the best value. Not only did they deliver exceptional value, but the stones/jewelry were of truly outstanding quality. They also worked with my wife to customize the settings and design that she wanted. While we live 1500 miles away, we still consider CDJE our personal jewelers. Great personalized service, in a friendly, low-key manner, but very professional. I'm not sure why anyone would want to shop elsewhere!

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★★★★★

I met the owners of Chicago Diamond & Jewelry Exchange (CDJE) during a trip to Chicago, when I was shopping for a 25th anniversity present for my wife. Needless to say, we were looking for something special. However, since both my wife and I are CPAs, we were also looking for the best value. Not only did they deliver exceptional value, but the stones/jewelry were of truly outstanding quality. They also worked with my wife to customize the settings and design that she wanted. While we live 1500 miles away, we still consider CDJE our personal jewelers. Great personalized service, in a friendly, low-key manner, but very professional. I'm not sure why anyone would want to shop elsewhere!

Pros: Value, quality, friendly, personal service, timliness, customization,

Cons: Can't think of anything

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Best service and value in the Midwest. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Anyone in the market to buy a diamond should buy from the Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange.

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★★★★★

Best service and value in the Midwest. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Anyone in the market to buy a diamond should buy from the Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange.

Pros: VALUE, SERVICE

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My boyfriend proposed marriage to me in May 2007 and presented me with a beautiful diamond - the ring setting itself was simple because he said it was ""temporary"". He wanted me to meet with Shari and she would design a setting that I would like. Seven months went by before I could arrange the time. I recently met with Shari and we modified one of her previous designs to personalize it for me. I was very impressed with her personal approach and her expertise. Yesterday I picked up the finished ring and it was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. So beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes. Shari said the design would make the diamond stand out and that is exactly what it does. It's almost like the diamond is speaking , saying ""look at me!""

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★★★★★

My boyfriend proposed marriage to me in May 2007 and presented me with a beautiful diamond - the ring setting itself was simple because he said it was ""temporary"". He wanted me to meet with Shari and she would design a setting that I would like. Seven months went by before I could arrange the time. I recently met with Shari and we modified one of her previous designs to personalize it for me. I was very impressed with her personal approach and her expertise. Yesterday I picked up the finished ring and it was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. So beautiful that it brought tears to my eyes. Shari said the design would make the diamond stand out and that is exactly what it does. It's almost like the diamond is speaking , saying ""look at me!""

Pros: Everything

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Some nine months ago I was looking for a ring for my bride of 20 years. I had looked at every major online wholesaler, and had visited two of their ""retail"" partners. The diamonds that I choose online were seldom available. Those that were available may have been graded well - but looked less than desirable in person. I ran across The Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange and had a completely different experience. Making an appointment with Shari, I viewed stones in the sizes and shapes I had requested. Shari showed me other cuts and which side stones worked best with each shape. She took the time to guide me to stones that had the best visual appeal. Stones selected, she crafted a custom setting that I never saw in a catalog, nor could I have ever visualized. Bottom line, I went there for price - but was overwhelmed by the expert advice in selecting the stones and designing the mounting (and matching band). Seldom does the lowest price overlap with such uncompromising and friendly service. I am a person that second guesses major buying decisions. I can not think of one part of the experience where I didn't think that I was getting a lot more than I was paying for. Just a week ago, a waiter at a restaurant commented about the beauty of my wife's ring set. It reminded me that a letter of thanks was long overdue to Shari. I hope this suffices.

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★★★★★

Some nine months ago I was looking for a ring for my bride of 20 years. I had looked at every major online wholesaler, and had visited two of their ""retail"" partners. The diamonds that I choose online were seldom available. Those that were available may have been graded well - but looked less than desirable in person. I ran across The Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange and had a completely different experience. Making an appointment with Shari, I viewed stones in the sizes and shapes I had requested. Shari showed me other cuts and which side stones worked best with each shape. She took the time to guide me to stones that had the best visual appeal. Stones selected, she crafted a custom setting that I never saw in a catalog, nor could I have ever visualized. Bottom line, I went there for price - but was overwhelmed by the expert advice in selecting the stones and designing the mounting (and matching band). Seldom does the lowest price overlap with such uncompromising and friendly service. I am a person that second guesses major buying decisions. I can not think of one part of the experience where I didn't think that I was getting a lot more than I was paying for. Just a week ago, a waiter at a restaurant commented about the beauty of my wife's ring set. It reminded me that a letter of thanks was long overdue to Shari. I hope this suffices.

Pros: Expert advice administered in friendly, low-key envrons. Best value around

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I found the Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange ""Chidexx"" in a Crains Chicago Business article. I met with Shari at the Chidexx/Bjeweled Designer Jewelry Collection location at 64 East Walton. Shari provided excellent diamond perspective and education. Once we determined my diamond criteria needs Shari brought in six diamonds meeting my diamond criteria requirements for viewing. We viewed the diamonds in different lighting to determine which had the best performance. Shari showed great patience and her presentation was unbiased. There was no pressure to buy. I tested Chidexx against the street and building jewelers on Wabash. Nobody came close to matching the pricing and selection at Chidexx. The pricing was transparent. Chidexx charge a brokerage fee of 7% over dealer invoice. Shari showed me the dealer invoice to confirm the math. No other jewelry store visited would disclose the vendor invoice.

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★★★★★

I found the Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange ""Chidexx"" in a Crains Chicago Business article. I met with Shari at the Chidexx/Bjeweled Designer Jewelry Collection location at 64 East Walton. Shari provided excellent diamond perspective and education. Once we determined my diamond criteria needs Shari brought in six diamonds meeting my diamond criteria requirements for viewing. We viewed the diamonds in different lighting to determine which had the best performance. Shari showed great patience and her presentation was unbiased. There was no pressure to buy. I tested Chidexx against the street and building jewelers on Wabash. Nobody came close to matching the pricing and selection at Chidexx. The pricing was transparent. Chidexx charge a brokerage fee of 7% over dealer invoice. Shari showed me the dealer invoice to confirm the math. No other jewelry store visited would disclose the vendor invoice.

Pros: Great diamond education, great pricing, outstanding design consultation, relaxed atmosphere

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At Chicago Diamond Exchange they are wonderful. Once you walk in there and sit down they are concerned about finding you the best diamond for your buck without any pressure to buy one over another. Very willing to work with you when it comes to design and very knowledgeable about suggestions for designs. I purchased a beautiful engagement ring from them without any hassles or pressure to get a different one. I had went to many different places to check prices and the feel of the place and it was the only place where I could get both. I would highly recommend Chicago Diamond Exchange to any of my friends that were looking for any type of jewelry.

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★★★★★

At Chicago Diamond Exchange they are wonderful. Once you walk in there and sit down they are concerned about finding you the best diamond for your buck without any pressure to buy one over another. Very willing to work with you when it comes to design and very knowledgeable about suggestions for designs. I purchased a beautiful engagement ring from them without any hassles or pressure to get a different one. I had went to many different places to check prices and the feel of the place and it was the only place where I could get both. I would highly recommend Chicago Diamond Exchange to any of my friends that were looking for any type of jewelry.

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I firmly believe there's no retailer or wholesaler who can provide you a better deal and better service. I thoroughly researched and shopped extensively for the perfect diamond at the best price. From the Jewelers Mall to Blue Nile, I couldn't find a place that could provide the quality and value for the diamond I bought from Chidexx.

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I firmly believe there's no retailer or wholesaler who can provide you a better deal and better service. I thoroughly researched and shopped extensively for the perfect diamond at the best price. From the Jewelers Mall to Blue Nile, I couldn't find a place that could provide the quality and value for the diamond I bought from Chidexx.

Pros: Service & Prices

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Their custom work is fabulous. The ring i had made is a definite jawdropper. They were great in customer service from start to finish. All my worries in being a first time diamond buyer were definitely covered. Best deal I could find, and definitely a no haggle comfortable all encompassing jeweler. Thanks CHIDEXX it looks beautiful!

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★★★★★

Their custom work is fabulous. The ring i had made is a definite jawdropper. They were great in customer service from start to finish. All my worries in being a first time diamond buyer were definitely covered. Best deal I could find, and definitely a no haggle comfortable all encompassing jeweler. Thanks CHIDEXX it looks beautiful!

Pros: Cost, service, comfortable for first time buyers, great custom work

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From start to finish CHIDEX made finding and buying a diamond easy. The quality and value were superb.

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★★★★★

From start to finish CHIDEX made finding and buying a diamond easy. The quality and value were superb.

Pros: Good follow-up, excellent service, great value

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Specializes in wholesale diamonds and settings for engagement rings. In-house designers available.

 

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