When I was looking to have my wedding ring re-set, we looked at a few places to give us a unique design and great service for my hard-to-design trilliant cut stones. We found Montanari through their website and on our first visit they were drawing ideas up right on the spot. In the end, they created the most stunning and elegant design, way beyond what we could ever envision. The process was so quick and easy, and I could not have been more pleased with their creation and quality. I absolutely love my ring and would send anyone and everyone their way!
Our first purchase from Montanari's was 14 years ago - my wedding ring. I didn't have a specific style in mind, but I knew I wanted something substantial yet delicate, asymmetrical yet balanced. I fell in love with my ring as soon as I saw it, and they worked with us to design it in an elegant, affordable way without scrimping on quality. Over the years, I've bought Montanari jewelry from the case and I've had jewelry custom-designed. We've come to know Joseph Montanari well: he is a delightful, charming, intelligent man who has an amazing eye for beauty with a fundamental philosophy based on quality and amazing customer service. He also has the ability to recruit and retain a few extremely talented employees. I must admit that I no longer buy jewelry anywhere else, and although we moved to Nevada nearly three years ago, we still stop by to say hello when we're in town and to see what new, amazing creations of wearable art that he and his staff have created. The jewelry that you purchase from Montanari's will be treasured not only for their exquisite beauty, but also for the wonderful experiences you will have as a customer.
When we were looking for wedding rings, we went to the place my sister and mom had gone (both still happily married!) for theirs, Montanari! My husband's ring was custom-made with his mother's diamond and he receives compliments on it constantly! My ring is a perfect complement to his, and we are extremely pleased. The service we received was outstanding and we recommend them completely!
My experience with Montanari's began 33 years ago! The integrity, honesty, educational and personal attention always shown to me has been exceptional! The creative designs, superb workmanship and personalized jewelry of Montanari's always says to me, "I have a piece of jewelry no one else will ever have". My daughters have also learned an appreciation for "fine jewelry" and the finer things of life. A visit to Montanari's is a must for fine jewelry.
These folks specialize in hand-made jewelry. They have interesting and unusual designs and deliver a kind of personal service that is rare in today's "bling-filled" superstores. I highly recommend them both for their creativity and their ability to deliver "real" quality for your investment. Thanks, Joe and the team, your the best!
Currently located conveniently on the west side of The Plaza, I have been an ethusiastic customer of the Montanaris since their original location near 47th and Holly back in the 70s. I then follwed them to their Westport location, and then to their Country Club Plaza location which they were forced to vacate because of the current owners of the Country Club Plaza who continue to ruin a once-great shopping district. In his great wisdom and forsight, Mr. Montanari relocated to their current location just west of SW Tafficway across from JJ's Steakhouse and the soon-to-be completed retail and hotel complex currently on hold. Montanari loved his Plaza location and wanted to stay in the area.
Over the years, I have had many pieces made, stones set, repairs done, appraisals kept current, and valued a long lasting relationship with Mr. Montanari and his great staff, especially Sally and the jeweler-extrodinaire Randy. This guy can do things humanly impossible and continues to execute the original designs provided by staff and clients to a degree of craftsmanship rarely seen anyl onger in this day and age. There is NOTHING this group won't do or find a way to do. They are highly creative, friendly and fun to work with, very fair and maintain the highest standards and integrity while providing the best value and piece for your money. You will get way more bang for your buck here than at the trendy stores or even the highly overated and overpriced venerable local institutions nearby on the Plaza. You will find a fabulous inventory of pieces in their stock and literally thousands of stones to chose from should you decide to create your own special piece. No Chinese manufactured mediocre pieces here. If you are shopping for fine art jewelry, come to Montanaris. You will be delighted. If you want premanufactured junk, go to the mall or to one of the other Plaza jewelers that pale in comparison.
Pros: Excellent, knowlegable staff, hands-on service, fine jewels
This little shop is really a treasure of a place. I was blown away...who knew there was such an interesting and fun really "fine" jewelry shop in KC? They design & hand make most all of the pieces offered, and they have some truely amazing things! It's really worth the trip to the Plaza area.
Pros: service, the people, the workmanship
These peolpe can make what you want! Their slogan "hand wrought not store bought" is for real. Nice people to work with. If you have an idea they can do it. If you want help with your design they will assist you with some of the best award winning designers in the city.
Pros: great parking, just off the plaza, great staff