Wixon Jewelers

★★★★☆
Minnesota's Destination for Luxury
  • 9955 Lyndale Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55420

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  • 952-881-8862

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With so many options of places to buy jewelry it can be a daunting task when it comes time to buy wedding rings. Wixon's came highly recommended by my dad who had bought my mom's new ring for their 30th wedding anniversary here as well as some jewelry for his business.

I recently bought my fiance's wedding rings at Wixon's as well as my own ring. I had done plenty of shopping around, but had not found another jeweler who could compete with Wixon's for quality and customer service. Cost was certainly a consideration, but when making a major purchase it is invaluable to have someone you can trust and that you know will take great care of you. And I couldn't be happier with my experience working with them.

I worked with Linda and Jessica for over a month until we found just the right combination. I felt like they truly sought to understand what I wanted in a ring, and went out of their way to find exactly what I was looking for. I never felt like they were trying to "sell" me anything, but rather took a consultative approach to finding the perfect ring. Most of all, I feel like they were looking for a lifetime customer, and not a one time sale, and they've earned my business for life.

The quality of their collection along with the great customer service made it a no-brainer for where I wanted to do business. My fiance is constantly getting compliments on the ring & she couldn't be happier.

I have sent at least 4-5 referrals that have also bought and have had a great experience here. Certainly check out your options, but you'll be happy you added Wixon's to your list.

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With so many options of places to buy jewelry it can be a daunting task when it comes time to buy wedding rings. Wixon's came highly recommended by my dad who had bought my mom's new ring for their 30th wedding anniversary here as well as some jewelry for his business.

I recently bought my fiance's wedding rings at Wixon's as well as my own ring. I had done plenty of shopping around, but had not found another jeweler who could compete with Wixon's for quality and customer service. Cost was certainly a consideration, but when making a major purchase it is invaluable to have someone you can trust and that you know will take great care of you. And I couldn't be happier with my experience working with them.

I worked with Linda and Jessica for over a month until we found just the right combination. I felt like they truly sought to understand what I wanted in a ring, and went out of their way to find exactly what I was looking for. I never felt like they were trying to "sell" me anything, but rather took a consultative approach to finding the perfect ring. Most of all, I feel like they were looking for a lifetime customer, and not a one time sale, and they've earned my business for life.

The quality of their collection along with the great customer service made it a no-brainer for where I wanted to do business. My fiance is constantly getting compliments on the ring & she couldn't be happier.

I have sent at least 4-5 referrals that have also bought and have had a great experience here. Certainly check out your options, but you'll be happy you added Wixon's to your list.

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My beloved Omega Seamaster was running 3 minutes fast and I feared the worst. Saw an add for Wixon and gave them a call. Was told they had 3 watchmakers and could service my watch. Took it in and within 1/2 hour my watch was good as new again. The best part......it was any easy fix, and only 25$. Great service, Debra was very friendly. Will definately buy my Rolex from them someday

5
★★★★★

My beloved Omega Seamaster was running 3 minutes fast and I feared the worst. Saw an add for Wixon and gave them a call. Was told they had 3 watchmakers and could service my watch. Took it in and within 1/2 hour my watch was good as new again. The best part......it was any easy fix, and only 25$. Great service, Debra was very friendly. Will definately buy my Rolex from them someday

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My husband and I were looking for a new diamond for our 15th anniversary. We went to 4 places, Wixon Jewelers, JB Hudson's, RF Moellers, and Continental. All 4 names we got from friends. We started at JB Hudson's because it was right down town. The store was nice, but the sales people were not friendly or helpful. Next was R.F. Moellers, the man we worked with was very aggressive, just too full of himself. Continental...I'm not sure why they were suggested, they just didn't carry the higher quality we were looking for. Finally Wixon's, What a wonderful place! We felt comfortable, they had lots of diamonds to show us. (We were looking at 3 carats) We worked with Jessica. She was very knowledgeable and very passionate about where she worked! We found the perfect ring and one of their goldsmiths, I think his name was Barry, offered some suggestions on setting the diamond. Jessica introduced my husband and I to the owner, Hope Wixon. She gave us some great advice on diamonds and even some great travel tips! We picked up my new ring a few hours later, after Barry did his magic. We felt great about our purchase and really good about doing business at Wixon's. I will save my friends from 3 other stops, and send them only to Wixon Jewelers! I love my ring!

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★★★★★

My husband and I were looking for a new diamond for our 15th anniversary. We went to 4 places, Wixon Jewelers, JB Hudson's, RF Moellers, and Continental. All 4 names we got from friends. We started at JB Hudson's because it was right down town. The store was nice, but the sales people were not friendly or helpful. Next was R.F. Moellers, the man we worked with was very aggressive, just too full of himself. Continental...I'm not sure why they were suggested, they just didn't carry the higher quality we were looking for. Finally Wixon's, What a wonderful place! We felt comfortable, they had lots of diamonds to show us. (We were looking at 3 carats) We worked with Jessica. She was very knowledgeable and very passionate about where she worked! We found the perfect ring and one of their goldsmiths, I think his name was Barry, offered some suggestions on setting the diamond. Jessica introduced my husband and I to the owner, Hope Wixon. She gave us some great advice on diamonds and even some great travel tips! We picked up my new ring a few hours later, after Barry did his magic. We felt great about our purchase and really good about doing business at Wixon's. I will save my friends from 3 other stops, and send them only to Wixon Jewelers! I love my ring!

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Wixon??s Jewler??s, located in the nether land of suburban Bloomington, MN distinguishes itself with a selection from the world of haute horology as improbable as stumbling across a Bugatti dealership driving east out of Omaha. Minute repeaters, annual calendars and tourbillions from the storied workshops in Geneva and Schaffenhausen with prices in the 5 and 6 digit range illuminate display cases in mute testimony to the rising tide of wealth that has washed over the Upper Midwest in the past 20 years as well as the synergy that can develop between MSP airport and the draw of the nearby Mall of America as a shopping destination.

Sales staff is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive although, particularly on the jewelry side, in the best tradition of Glenn Murry, Glenn Ross, always closing. The store itself is pure Minnesota and seems to have taken its design cues from a mix of the Perkins restaurant chain and ??the cabin up North.? Except for the usual two door entry system, there is little to indicate that one has entered the world of high end jewelry, which comes across as reassuring, since on first consideration, it would seem that since Wixon??s is clearly not paying Madison Ave or Place Vendome rent, let alone hiring Copard??s decorators, the cost savings could be passed along.
Unfortunately, it would seem that the opposite is the case. Prices seem to be significantly higher at Wixon??s than at competing jewelers, and the customer is advised to beware.

Let me give an example.

This summer while bringing a PP ref. 5127 in for a new band, a bracelet caught my eye. The piece was an A. Link manufactured ??Lattice? 48 stone round cut 60/60 brilliant average color G, grade VS1 ??SI line (tennis) bracelet. List price $31,900. After asking, via e-mail, salesmen wrote, again via e-mail, he could give me a deal at $28,900. I was in no rush to buy and a bit later found the same bracelet; A. Lange manufactured ??Lattice? 48 stone round cut 60/60 brilliant average color G, grade VS1 ?? SI on sale at Betteridge in Greenwich, CT listed at $22,000 and after my asking, for sale at $17,000. I let Dan Wixon, who owns Wixons??s know this and the new price for the bracelet, communicated by Dan via e-mail, was $16,700.

In summary, Wixon??s was willing to sell a piece for $31,900 or with a bit of negotiating for $16,700. A $15,200 swing. I expect this sort of thing when buying flip flops in an outdoor market in Cairo but not buying jewelry in Minnesota. Since the guy in CT seemed pretty enthusiastic about making the sale at 17K my guess is that this price represents a reasonable mark up from wholesale.

So why is it that the initial negotiated price for the same bracelet from a full service, retail, authorized dealer is 17K Greenwich, CT but 28.9K in Bloomington, MN?

This is purely speculative of course, but my suspicion is that Wixon??s isolation, a near absence of competition in the upper segment of the market in this region, and the average Minnesotans reluctance to bargain, all play into this. Ultimately, these factors seem to end up allowing Wixon??s to charge and be paid prices significantly higher than a jeweler could in places where many jewelers in close proximity to each other are each operating in the same market space.

Therefore, based on my experience, if you find yourself dealing with Wixon??s I??d recommend treading with extreme caution, being ready to negotiate hard with the sales staff, or to simply sparing yourself the grief and avoiding the place altogether. And keep this in mind, at the premiums they are charging you and your spouse/partner could fly to New York, spend a few days at a nice hotel, see a couple of shows, buy the same piece of jewelry you were going to get at Wixon?? s and still come home with enough money left over to take the family to the Bahamas and warm up for a week this February, which in Minnesota, might not be such a bad plan.

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★★★☆☆

Wixon??s Jewler??s, located in the nether land of suburban Bloomington, MN distinguishes itself with a selection from the world of haute horology as improbable as stumbling across a Bugatti dealership driving east out of Omaha. Minute repeaters, annual calendars and tourbillions from the storied workshops in Geneva and Schaffenhausen with prices in the 5 and 6 digit range illuminate display cases in mute testimony to the rising tide of wealth that has washed over the Upper Midwest in the past 20 years as well as the synergy that can develop between MSP airport and the draw of the nearby Mall of America as a shopping destination.

Sales staff is knowledgeable, friendly and attentive although, particularly on the jewelry side, in the best tradition of Glenn Murry, Glenn Ross, always closing. The store itself is pure Minnesota and seems to have taken its design cues from a mix of the Perkins restaurant chain and ??the cabin up North.? Except for the usual two door entry system, there is little to indicate that one has entered the world of high end jewelry, which comes across as reassuring, since on first consideration, it would seem that since Wixon??s is clearly not paying Madison Ave or Place Vendome rent, let alone hiring Copard??s decorators, the cost savings could be passed along.
Unfortunately, it would seem that the opposite is the case. Prices seem to be significantly higher at Wixon??s than at competing jewelers, and the customer is advised to beware.

Let me give an example.

This summer while bringing a PP ref. 5127 in for a new band, a bracelet caught my eye. The piece was an A. Link manufactured ??Lattice? 48 stone round cut 60/60 brilliant average color G, grade VS1 ??SI line (tennis) bracelet. List price $31,900. After asking, via e-mail, salesmen wrote, again via e-mail, he could give me a deal at $28,900. I was in no rush to buy and a bit later found the same bracelet; A. Lange manufactured ??Lattice? 48 stone round cut 60/60 brilliant average color G, grade VS1 ?? SI on sale at Betteridge in Greenwich, CT listed at $22,000 and after my asking, for sale at $17,000. I let Dan Wixon, who owns Wixons??s know this and the new price for the bracelet, communicated by Dan via e-mail, was $16,700.

In summary, Wixon??s was willing to sell a piece for $31,900 or with a bit of negotiating for $16,700. A $15,200 swing. I expect this sort of thing when buying flip flops in an outdoor market in Cairo but not buying jewelry in Minnesota. Since the guy in CT seemed pretty enthusiastic about making the sale at 17K my guess is that this price represents a reasonable mark up from wholesale.

So why is it that the initial negotiated price for the same bracelet from a full service, retail, authorized dealer is 17K Greenwich, CT but 28.9K in Bloomington, MN?

This is purely speculative of course, but my suspicion is that Wixon??s isolation, a near absence of competition in the upper segment of the market in this region, and the average Minnesotans reluctance to bargain, all play into this. Ultimately, these factors seem to end up allowing Wixon??s to charge and be paid prices significantly higher than a jeweler could in places where many jewelers in close proximity to each other are each operating in the same market space.

Therefore, based on my experience, if you find yourself dealing with Wixon??s I??d recommend treading with extreme caution, being ready to negotiate hard with the sales staff, or to simply sparing yourself the grief and avoiding the place altogether. And keep this in mind, at the premiums they are charging you and your spouse/partner could fly to New York, spend a few days at a nice hotel, see a couple of shows, buy the same piece of jewelry you were going to get at Wixon?? s and still come home with enough money left over to take the family to the Bahamas and warm up for a week this February, which in Minnesota, might not be such a bad plan.

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Look elsewhere to sell gold and jewelry.
I was offered $5 for a gold item i got $30 elsewhere.
Skumbags would be a compliment for this rat bastard outfit.

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Look elsewhere to sell gold and jewelry.
I was offered $5 for a gold item i got $30 elsewhere.
Skumbags would be a compliment for this rat bastard outfit.

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The sales staff at Wixon Jewelers go out of their way to ensure that customer needs are met. They keep a fine selection of beautiful jewelry and watches and will special order pieces not available in their store. I've always received the best service at Wixon's.

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The sales staff at Wixon Jewelers go out of their way to ensure that customer needs are met. They keep a fine selection of beautiful jewelry and watches and will special order pieces not available in their store. I've always received the best service at Wixon's.

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I went to Wixon to have a new watch battery installed recently. They are a fine timepiece jeweler that take care and professionalism to the next level. I was happy with the price and the service.

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I went to Wixon to have a new watch battery installed recently. They are a fine timepiece jeweler that take care and professionalism to the next level. I was happy with the price and the service.

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While getting into the store is a bit intimidating (you need to ring a buzzer from the foyer and someone will unlock the doors for you) once inside the selection and quality of jewelry is amazing. The sales people are very helpful and not pushy and most importantly extremely knowledgeable. The store has many one of a kind items, antique items, as well as beautiful classic items. They also carry Rolex and other well know watch names. A great place if you are serious about jewelry.

4
★★★★☆

While getting into the store is a bit intimidating (you need to ring a buzzer from the foyer and someone will unlock the doors for you) once inside the selection and quality of jewelry is amazing. The sales people are very helpful and not pushy and most importantly extremely knowledgeable. The store has many one of a kind items, antique items, as well as beautiful classic items. They also carry Rolex and other well know watch names. A great place if you are serious about jewelry.

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If you've never been to Wixon Jewelers, you are in for an incredible experience. Known as Minnesota's premier jewelry store, Wixon Jewelers is your destination for luxury jewelry and Swiss watches.  They specialize in engagement rings, diamonds, gemstones and custom jewelry of all kinds. Wixon also has an unprecedented collection of fine timepieces from all of the top luxury watch brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Parmigiani Fleurier and Panerai, among many others. Services: - Watch Repair & Battery Replacement - Jewelry Repair - Custom Jewelry Design - Jewelry Appraisals - Insurance & Estate Evaluations - Jewelry Cleaning & Inspection - Metal & Gem Identification - ...and more!. WATCH REPAIR Wixon Jewelers has a complete watch repair shop staffed with three highly trained and experienced watchmakers who share a total of over 50 years experience. JEWELRY REPAIR With over 100 years experience,the jewelry repair department is staffed by four full-time master goldsmiths with experience in repairing and restoring jewelry. CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN In-house jewelry designers and goldsmiths are available to consult with clients about creating an incredible piece of custom jewelry. They bring your dream to life by crafting jewelry that is designed just for you! JEWELRY APPRAISALS & GEM LAB The Gem Lab at Wixon Jewelers is state-of-the-art and houses four Gemologists who do estate evaluations,insurance appraisals,and gem identifications. SELLING JEWELRY & GOLD With years of experience and a well-earned reputation,Wixon Jewelers employs a staff of trained jewelry and estate professionals who can help you sell your jewelry,watches and collectibles with consideration and respect.

More about Wixon Jewelers

We have the area's most experienced and highly skilled watchmakers on staff. Our certified and factory trained watchmakers receive continual technical training to meet today's standards and changing product lines. Our state-of-the-art watch repair facility has the latest equipment and supplies to ensure your timepiece is in good hands. We provide in-house watch repair services on most major watch brands as well as vintage timepieces. We can even check the water resistance of your watch - while you wait. With years of experience and a well-earned reputation, we have had the pleasure of assisting thousands of clients turn their unwanted valuables into cash. We employ a staff of trained jewelry professionals, GIA Gemologists and estate buyers, whose approach is to provide our customers with the highest quality in jewelry and service.

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