Wedding Ring Originals

★★★★★
Custom designed engagement and wedding rings in Midtown Manhattan
  • 608 5th Ave Ste 509

    New York, NY 10020

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  • 212-751-3940

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Mon- Fri 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat 10:30am-3:30pm
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Anyone in the market for an engagement ring needs to stop by and talk to Mel. His knowledge makes him easy to talk with and his attitude makes him a joy to work with. I came in knowing nothing and left with the perfect ring my fiance loves.

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Anyone in the market for an engagement ring needs to stop by and talk to Mel. His knowledge makes him easy to talk with and his attitude makes him a joy to work with. I came in knowing nothing and left with the perfect ring my fiance loves.

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Mel is a pleasure to deal with. He takes the time to explain all the options and is an invaluable resource when purchasing a ring, or any piece of fine jewelry. He will guide you to the perfect item and help work within any budget. I

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Mel is a pleasure to deal with. He takes the time to explain all the options and is an invaluable resource when purchasing a ring, or any piece of fine jewelry. He will guide you to the perfect item and help work within any budget. I

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Was treated in a first class manner and the quality was top notch. I knew nothing before I spoke to Mel and he explained everything step by step. Mel was recommended to me and I would definitely recommend him to anyone else.\r
Michael G

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Was treated in a first class manner and the quality was top notch. I knew nothing before I spoke to Mel and he explained everything step by step. Mel was recommended to me and I would definitely recommend him to anyone else.\r
Michael G

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I met Mel through a friend who met Mel through a friend, etc. He does quality work and goes through everything step-by-step so you feel like you know what is happening. He takes his time with you and does his best to find the exact range

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I met Mel through a friend who met Mel through a friend, etc. He does quality work and goes through everything step-by-step so you feel like you know what is happening. He takes his time with you and does his best to find the exact range

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This place is awesome. My husband and I are very particular and like unique things. We both got custom made wedding rings and got exactly what we asked for, and more!!! My husband got a black zirconium ring with 5 spread out diamonds. No one has ever seen anything like his ring and it matches him to a tee. He works with his hands so he needed something strong so the black zirconium was perfect. I got a half eternity band of round diamonds, with a custom setting. Working with Mel was great. I told him my budget and what I wanted and he took his time with me (again I am picky and can take up time). I made the fatal mistake of trying on something outside my budget (a full eternity band) and he worked with me to make something that looked almost identical (several people have said they can?t even tell it?s not a full eternity band?really how many people look at the inside of your hand). I kept trying to add more diamonds to get the full eternity band look and he talked me out of it. Imagine a jeweler talking you out of more diamonds!!! He explained it would be uncomfortable and would not look that much different, and would go outside my budget for not much benefit. He was right; my ring looks amazing and is so comfortable. My ring is so radiant and reflects the light so well (due to the custom setting) I catch myself staring at the ring all day. I was on a budget but it doesn?t look like I was. Can?t wait for my anniversary because I already have my eyes set on some anniversary bands ?

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This place is awesome. My husband and I are very particular and like unique things. We both got custom made wedding rings and got exactly what we asked for, and more!!! My husband got a black zirconium ring with 5 spread out diamonds. No one has ever seen anything like his ring and it matches him to a tee. He works with his hands so he needed something strong so the black zirconium was perfect. I got a half eternity band of round diamonds, with a custom setting. Working with Mel was great. I told him my budget and what I wanted and he took his time with me (again I am picky and can take up time). I made the fatal mistake of trying on something outside my budget (a full eternity band) and he worked with me to make something that looked almost identical (several people have said they can?t even tell it?s not a full eternity band?really how many people look at the inside of your hand). I kept trying to add more diamonds to get the full eternity band look and he talked me out of it. Imagine a jeweler talking you out of more diamonds!!! He explained it would be uncomfortable and would not look that much different, and would go outside my budget for not much benefit. He was right; my ring looks amazing and is so comfortable. My ring is so radiant and reflects the light so well (due to the custom setting) I catch myself staring at the ring all day. I was on a budget but it doesn?t look like I was. Can?t wait for my anniversary because I already have my eyes set on some anniversary bands ?

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I like dealing with the owner of the company who is interested in keeping a reputable business. Highly recommended by me.Thanks for the great service! Everything looks wonderful.

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★★★★★

I like dealing with the owner of the company who is interested in keeping a reputable business. Highly recommended by me.Thanks for the great service! Everything looks wonderful.

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My fiance and I found a set of Christian Bauer wedding bands when we were in Germany. We were happy to come across the same rings on their website and for a great price! At first we were a little hesitant about buying wedding rings over the internet, but Mel and staff made the process so easy! They were so nice and helpful when it came to asking questions about when the rings would be shipped. When the rings came, we were sooo pleased! They are absolutely perfect!!!! A+++++ experience!!!!!!

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My fiance and I found a set of Christian Bauer wedding bands when we were in Germany. We were happy to come across the same rings on their website and for a great price! At first we were a little hesitant about buying wedding rings over the internet, but Mel and staff made the process so easy! They were so nice and helpful when it came to asking questions about when the rings would be shipped. When the rings came, we were sooo pleased! They are absolutely perfect!!!! A+++++ experience!!!!!!

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We stumbled upon the website when looking for Christian Bauer wedding rings and they had a great collection on their website. We decided to pop in and get some more info. Mel was unbelievably helpful and answered all of our questions patiently and with great detail. At no point did we feel rushed or pressured in anyway.

We decided on a standard ring for myself and one that needed some custom work for the missus both from Christian Bauer. We just picked up the rings yesterday and they both came out fantastic and fit perfectly.

We will definitely be going back for any future needs.

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We stumbled upon the website when looking for Christian Bauer wedding rings and they had a great collection on their website. We decided to pop in and get some more info. Mel was unbelievably helpful and answered all of our questions patiently and with great detail. At no point did we feel rushed or pressured in anyway.

We decided on a standard ring for myself and one that needed some custom work for the missus both from Christian Bauer. We just picked up the rings yesterday and they both came out fantastic and fit perfectly.

We will definitely be going back for any future needs.

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I cannot possibly say enough good things about my experience here.

I live in Los Angeles, but was planning on proposing to my girlfriend the next time we went to New York. She suprised me on a Saturday with a trip to NYC that Wednesday to see my family (for Thanksgiving and my Birthday).
We got in Thrusday at 7 a.m. (Thanksgiving). I told my family that I needed to get a ring immediately. So my Sister and mother take my girlfriend to get their nails done and my Brother takes me to see MEL with the words, "If anybody can make this happen - it's this guy." He couldn't have been more right.
By the time I arrived, Mel had a large number of loose diamonds, all within my price range. Not only did he offer my a thousand options all within my price range, but he laid a mountain of diamond buying knowledge on me.
It was like taking a diamond buying class. Seriously.
In the end, not only did he get me EXACTLY what I wanted, but he had it all done IN TWO HOURS!!!! From the loose diamond and the raw, unpolished, setting all the way to my fiancee screaming her head off on West 69th street, it felt like a matter of moments.
Mel even ran out of the door and down the street to the guy who makes the settings to grab a few different selections for me to sort through... then when I asked about upping my budget he said, "No - what for? This is the ring." The man didn't even upsell me.
I'll say again: I absolutely cannot say enough good things about my experience here.

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I cannot possibly say enough good things about my experience here.

I live in Los Angeles, but was planning on proposing to my girlfriend the next time we went to New York. She suprised me on a Saturday with a trip to NYC that Wednesday to see my family (for Thanksgiving and my Birthday).
We got in Thrusday at 7 a.m. (Thanksgiving). I told my family that I needed to get a ring immediately. So my Sister and mother take my girlfriend to get their nails done and my Brother takes me to see MEL with the words, "If anybody can make this happen - it's this guy." He couldn't have been more right.
By the time I arrived, Mel had a large number of loose diamonds, all within my price range. Not only did he offer my a thousand options all within my price range, but he laid a mountain of diamond buying knowledge on me.
It was like taking a diamond buying class. Seriously.
In the end, not only did he get me EXACTLY what I wanted, but he had it all done IN TWO HOURS!!!! From the loose diamond and the raw, unpolished, setting all the way to my fiancee screaming her head off on West 69th street, it felt like a matter of moments.
Mel even ran out of the door and down the street to the guy who makes the settings to grab a few different selections for me to sort through... then when I asked about upping my budget he said, "No - what for? This is the ring." The man didn't even upsell me.
I'll say again: I absolutely cannot say enough good things about my experience here.

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I was looking for a mens wedding band for my upcoming wedding for the last 3 months and was about to settle on a generic wedding at my local mall but after seeing their website I decided to give getting a unique ring one more shot and Im glad I did. I met Bernie at his store and he had an amazing amount of designs including a lot from Christian Bauer whos design I liked and many of them very unique. He knew everything about all the rings and gave us a great education about jewelry that only 40 years of being in the business can provide. After showing us different designs for over an hour, I ended up with a custom made christian bauer ring that is very unique and I am very happy with. I'll be sure to use him again for future purchases. Thanks Bernie!

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I was looking for a mens wedding band for my upcoming wedding for the last 3 months and was about to settle on a generic wedding at my local mall but after seeing their website I decided to give getting a unique ring one more shot and Im glad I did. I met Bernie at his store and he had an amazing amount of designs including a lot from Christian Bauer whos design I liked and many of them very unique. He knew everything about all the rings and gave us a great education about jewelry that only 40 years of being in the business can provide. After showing us different designs for over an hour, I ended up with a custom made christian bauer ring that is very unique and I am very happy with. I'll be sure to use him again for future purchases. Thanks Bernie!

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Things went great!? She LOVES the ring!?? Thanks again!!?? See you soon for the bands.

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Things went great!? She LOVES the ring!?? Thanks again!!?? See you soon for the bands.

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I recently helped my good friend's boyfriend design her engagement ring (a complete surprise for my friend). We were lucky enough to meet Mel at Wedding Ring Originals and have him escort us through what could have been a nerve-wracking, anxiety-provoking, uninteresting experience. Instead, with Mel's expert knowledge and warm personality, we had a delightful, informative, interesting, easy, and FUN time building what turned out to be a phenomenally beautiful diamond engagement ring. I have to say, as the owner of a 5-carat diamond engagement ring and several lovely diamond eternity bands (one from Tiffany), the ring that Mel designed for my friend is the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen. Mel selected several center stones for us to examine, showed us a number of settings, and gently guided us towards options that would yield a ring to fit within my companion's budget while taking his girlfriend's breath away when she opened the box. Not only did Mel deliver, but when my companion and I went to pick up the ring, it left us breathless too. The final product - an extremely high-quality cushion-cut stone in a halo setting with pave diamonds on the shank - is a ring anyone would envy. Even though I myself was not shopping for a ring, I will be a client of Mel's for life. As will my friend and her now-fiance; because with a ring like that, of course she said yes!

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I recently helped my good friend's boyfriend design her engagement ring (a complete surprise for my friend). We were lucky enough to meet Mel at Wedding Ring Originals and have him escort us through what could have been a nerve-wracking, anxiety-provoking, uninteresting experience. Instead, with Mel's expert knowledge and warm personality, we had a delightful, informative, interesting, easy, and FUN time building what turned out to be a phenomenally beautiful diamond engagement ring. I have to say, as the owner of a 5-carat diamond engagement ring and several lovely diamond eternity bands (one from Tiffany), the ring that Mel designed for my friend is the most gorgeous ring I have ever seen. Mel selected several center stones for us to examine, showed us a number of settings, and gently guided us towards options that would yield a ring to fit within my companion's budget while taking his girlfriend's breath away when she opened the box. Not only did Mel deliver, but when my companion and I went to pick up the ring, it left us breathless too. The final product - an extremely high-quality cushion-cut stone in a halo setting with pave diamonds on the shank - is a ring anyone would envy. Even though I myself was not shopping for a ring, I will be a client of Mel's for life. As will my friend and her now-fiance; because with a ring like that, of course she said yes!

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Kurt took a much deserved vacation, and I had a great time too...we've both gotten compliments on our rings from people. Thanks again?..Mine feels very comfortable, and I think Kurt's is feeling good too.

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Kurt took a much deserved vacation, and I had a great time too...we've both gotten compliments on our rings from people. Thanks again?..Mine feels very comfortable, and I think Kurt's is feeling good too.

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My boyfriend saw an ad for Wedding Ring Originals in a magazine. He made an appointment and we were so surprised by the service we received. I am no stranger to window shopping at the uptown high end jewelers.. Their staff are usually rude and uninviting. Quite the opposite at Wedding Ring Originals! Mel was wonderful. We discussed exactly what I wanted and worked within my boyfriend's price range. My ring looks better than anything I have seen in those fancy stores. Now I am happily engaged and can't wait to see Mel's designs for our wedding bands. Thank you Mel. You are a true artist.

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My boyfriend saw an ad for Wedding Ring Originals in a magazine. He made an appointment and we were so surprised by the service we received. I am no stranger to window shopping at the uptown high end jewelers.. Their staff are usually rude and uninviting. Quite the opposite at Wedding Ring Originals! Mel was wonderful. We discussed exactly what I wanted and worked within my boyfriend's price range. My ring looks better than anything I have seen in those fancy stores. Now I am happily engaged and can't wait to see Mel's designs for our wedding bands. Thank you Mel. You are a true artist.

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My boyfriend and I picked out rings from the company's website and ordered them online. During the ordering process I had a few questions which I sent in email and which Mel answered promptly. Specifically he reassured me that if the gold band didn't fit it could be resized and if the titanium band didn't fit it could be exchanged.
The titanium band proved to be too big and Mel worked closely and quickly between us and the manufacturer to broker the exchange so that we would be sure to have the bands in time for our ceremony.
The rings are both lovely - we can't wait to be wearing them in 2 weeks! And the customer service was excellent. I would do business with this company again.

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My boyfriend and I picked out rings from the company's website and ordered them online. During the ordering process I had a few questions which I sent in email and which Mel answered promptly. Specifically he reassured me that if the gold band didn't fit it could be resized and if the titanium band didn't fit it could be exchanged.
The titanium band proved to be too big and Mel worked closely and quickly between us and the manufacturer to broker the exchange so that we would be sure to have the bands in time for our ceremony.
The rings are both lovely - we can't wait to be wearing them in 2 weeks! And the customer service was excellent. I would do business with this company again.

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I have been doing business with Mel for over 6 years. He has helped me and my wife with all of our jewelery needs. He is very courteous and provides customers with the information they need to make an informed decision. Mel's prices are very fair and he stands behind all of his products. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Wedding Rings Originals and we will continue to do business with them! A+ experience.

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★★★★★

I have been doing business with Mel for over 6 years. He has helped me and my wife with all of our jewelery needs. He is very courteous and provides customers with the information they need to make an informed decision. Mel's prices are very fair and he stands behind all of his products. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Wedding Rings Originals and we will continue to do business with them! A+ experience.

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If you are looking for a personalized, one on one experience, then Wedding Ring Originals is a must. We stumbled upon this gem while shopping for engagement rings. We were greeted by Mel and his wife Sophia, and then were taken through a complete education of what was available according to my likes and dislikes. I was looking for something unique which Mel has to offer, but he can create any design to your liking. It's so refreshing to receive such incredible service, but also to know that we will be doing business with Mel for the rest of our lives together. Thank you!

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a personalized, one on one experience, then Wedding Ring Originals is a must. We stumbled upon this gem while shopping for engagement rings. We were greeted by Mel and his wife Sophia, and then were taken through a complete education of what was available according to my likes and dislikes. I was looking for something unique which Mel has to offer, but he can create any design to your liking. It's so refreshing to receive such incredible service, but also to know that we will be doing business with Mel for the rest of our lives together. Thank you!

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We received the ring on Friday. It fits perfectly!!! It's just what John wanted ... and I love the inscription. Thanks so much for making this so easy for us!!!

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We received the ring on Friday. It fits perfectly!!! It's just what John wanted ... and I love the inscription. Thanks so much for making this so easy for us!!!

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My fiance and I had a flawlessly fabulous experience with Wedding Ring Originals. My ring is an antique/vintage design with bead set diamonds on the band, milgrain edge, and intricate engraving. The basket holding the round center stone is decorated with tiny bead set diamonds and engraved prongs. The hand engraving is the best we've seen, and we visited many jewelers in the city - there are several different engraving styles incorporated on my ring, not just the typical wheat design that so many other designers do. The quality of the bead set diamonds is excellent, they reflect so much light! All design elements are precise and authentic to traditional antique/estate rings creating an updated look that's both classy and delicate. Morty, Bernie & Mel were so helpful throughout the process, they changed the basket slightly so that my wedding band can sit flush against my engagement ring. Pricing was very fair, in line with wholesale prices we were quoted - we visited several other designers both retail and wholesale before choosing WRO.

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★★★★★

My fiance and I had a flawlessly fabulous experience with Wedding Ring Originals. My ring is an antique/vintage design with bead set diamonds on the band, milgrain edge, and intricate engraving. The basket holding the round center stone is decorated with tiny bead set diamonds and engraved prongs. The hand engraving is the best we've seen, and we visited many jewelers in the city - there are several different engraving styles incorporated on my ring, not just the typical wheat design that so many other designers do. The quality of the bead set diamonds is excellent, they reflect so much light! All design elements are precise and authentic to traditional antique/estate rings creating an updated look that's both classy and delicate. Morty, Bernie & Mel were so helpful throughout the process, they changed the basket slightly so that my wedding band can sit flush against my engagement ring. Pricing was very fair, in line with wholesale prices we were quoted - we visited several other designers both retail and wholesale before choosing WRO.

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We had the pleasure to work with Mel over a year ago. Having both been married before we were looking for unique and original rings. My engagement ring is a stunning radiant cut yellow diamond set in a original setting of diamond flowers. It was designed specifically for us and our wedding bands are also beautiful and well made. We have never seen another ring as beautiful or original. Anyone can pick something they like out of a magazine only to see the same design everywhere and on everyone but to have someone work with you to put together something made just for you is an experience to truly remember and treasure. A year later we walked in to have Mel smile, shake our hands and remember us. Thank you for making a new life together sealed with rings truly beautiful. Thanks

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★★★★★

We had the pleasure to work with Mel over a year ago. Having both been married before we were looking for unique and original rings. My engagement ring is a stunning radiant cut yellow diamond set in a original setting of diamond flowers. It was designed specifically for us and our wedding bands are also beautiful and well made. We have never seen another ring as beautiful or original. Anyone can pick something they like out of a magazine only to see the same design everywhere and on everyone but to have someone work with you to put together something made just for you is an experience to truly remember and treasure. A year later we walked in to have Mel smile, shake our hands and remember us. Thank you for making a new life together sealed with rings truly beautiful. Thanks

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We had the pleasure to work with Mel over a year ago. Having both been married before we were looking for unique and original rings. My engagement ring is a stunning radiant cut yellow diamond set in a original setting of diamond flowers. It was designed specifically for us and our wedding bands are also beautiful and well made. We have never seen another ring as beautiful or original. Anyone can pick something they like out of a magazine only to see the same design everywhere and on everyone but to have someone work with you to put together something made just for you is an experience to truly remember and treasure. A year later we walked in to have Mel smile, shake our hands and remember us. Thank you for making a new life together sealed with rings truly beautiful. Thanks

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★★★★★

We had the pleasure to work with Mel over a year ago. Having both been married before we were looking for unique and original rings. My engagement ring is a stunning radiant cut yellow diamond set in a original setting of diamond flowers. It was designed specifically for us and our wedding bands are also beautiful and well made. We have never seen another ring as beautiful or original. Anyone can pick something they like out of a magazine only to see the same design everywhere and on everyone but to have someone work with you to put together something made just for you is an experience to truly remember and treasure. A year later we walked in to have Mel smile, shake our hands and remember us. Thank you for making a new life together sealed with rings truly beautiful. Thanks

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Mel and the team were terrific at helping me create a unique, one of a kind ring for my wife to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our first date. I found the value, service and over all experience at Wedding Ring Originals to be outstanding and I whole heartedly endorse them.

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Mel and the team were terrific at helping me create a unique, one of a kind ring for my wife to commemorate the 10th anniversary of our first date. I found the value, service and over all experience at Wedding Ring Originals to be outstanding and I whole heartedly endorse them.

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My husband and I couldn't have been more disappointed by our experience at WRO. WRO was recommended to us by family members who had purchased their rings there years ago, but it seems like things have changed since then. Mel and his colleagues could not have treated us in a more condescending manner - perhaps we didn't spend as much as the typical WRO customer but it doesn't mean we deserve any less in the courtesy department.

My engagement ring was a custom piece, very expensive (at least to me and my husband) and it was shoddily done - the side diamond settings looked like they had been hacked out of the platinum and were uneven, the center diamond was set crookedly, and the ring itself was lopsided. We tried to bring these things to Mel's attention, but he basically told us we were being too picky.

When we had an appraisal done of the engagement ring for insurance purposes (at another jeweler), we were shocked that the appraised value was for the amount my husband paid for the ring at WRO, but my husband had provided the center diamond and didn't buy it from WRO! I understand labor costs something, but it couldn't have cost that much.

We recently put down a deposit on a new setting and are having my ring completely re-done at another jeweler.

Don't waste your time or money here. Mel is a smooth talker but doesn't back up his sales pitch with good service. We truly regret purchasing our rings here and wouldn't recommend WRO to anyone.

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My husband and I couldn't have been more disappointed by our experience at WRO. WRO was recommended to us by family members who had purchased their rings there years ago, but it seems like things have changed since then. Mel and his colleagues could not have treated us in a more condescending manner - perhaps we didn't spend as much as the typical WRO customer but it doesn't mean we deserve any less in the courtesy department.

My engagement ring was a custom piece, very expensive (at least to me and my husband) and it was shoddily done - the side diamond settings looked like they had been hacked out of the platinum and were uneven, the center diamond was set crookedly, and the ring itself was lopsided. We tried to bring these things to Mel's attention, but he basically told us we were being too picky.

When we had an appraisal done of the engagement ring for insurance purposes (at another jeweler), we were shocked that the appraised value was for the amount my husband paid for the ring at WRO, but my husband had provided the center diamond and didn't buy it from WRO! I understand labor costs something, but it couldn't have cost that much.

We recently put down a deposit on a new setting and are having my ring completely re-done at another jeweler.

Don't waste your time or money here. Mel is a smooth talker but doesn't back up his sales pitch with good service. We truly regret purchasing our rings here and wouldn't recommend WRO to anyone.

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When my husband and I decided to marry five years ago, I was out in Arizona and he was here in NY. We had to pick out wedding rings. He went to see Mel, who he had been dealing with for years. Mel and he designed an everyday Greek Key design ring for both of us and I picked out a gorgeous intertwined diamond and white gold ring for the ceremony. We are no kids and we knew exactly what we wanted. We didn't have much time. Mel did it all for us in a matter of three weeks. Satisfaction? We wouldn't go anywhere else. When you want good service and good quality go to Mel. He will definitely give it to you. He also has designed other pieces of jewelry for my husband with which we were very happy and satisfied with.

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When my husband and I decided to marry five years ago, I was out in Arizona and he was here in NY. We had to pick out wedding rings. He went to see Mel, who he had been dealing with for years. Mel and he designed an everyday Greek Key design ring for both of us and I picked out a gorgeous intertwined diamond and white gold ring for the ceremony. We are no kids and we knew exactly what we wanted. We didn't have much time. Mel did it all for us in a matter of three weeks. Satisfaction? We wouldn't go anywhere else. When you want good service and good quality go to Mel. He will definitely give it to you. He also has designed other pieces of jewelry for my husband with which we were very happy and satisfied with.

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Wedding Ring Originals proved to be a complete disaster. We bought my wedding ring there and my husband??s ring at Tiffany??s. Now I wish I??d stuck with Tiffany??s!

Despite meeting with Mel numerous times, he never remembered who we were or what we had purchased. They 'lost' the expensive wedding band we bought... twice. It took them weeks to engrave it. When it was finally ready (three days before the wedding), we discovered they had engraved it with the wrong initials! They said there was no way to fix it in time. No apology. When we brought the ring back to be fixed, Mel gave us the run around: It would be ready in a week, then three weeks, etc. We finally got it back (three months after we first bought it) and the engraving is a disaster. Illegible, messy and unprofessional. They said there is nothing more than can do about it and to just deal with it. And again, no apology.

So unless you want to be disappointed with purchasing an important piece of jewelry, avoid Wedding Ring Originals like the plague. Go to Tiffany??s - they won??t loose your ring or engrave it incorrectly.

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Wedding Ring Originals proved to be a complete disaster. We bought my wedding ring there and my husband??s ring at Tiffany??s. Now I wish I??d stuck with Tiffany??s!

Despite meeting with Mel numerous times, he never remembered who we were or what we had purchased. They 'lost' the expensive wedding band we bought... twice. It took them weeks to engrave it. When it was finally ready (three days before the wedding), we discovered they had engraved it with the wrong initials! They said there was no way to fix it in time. No apology. When we brought the ring back to be fixed, Mel gave us the run around: It would be ready in a week, then three weeks, etc. We finally got it back (three months after we first bought it) and the engraving is a disaster. Illegible, messy and unprofessional. They said there is nothing more than can do about it and to just deal with it. And again, no apology.

So unless you want to be disappointed with purchasing an important piece of jewelry, avoid Wedding Ring Originals like the plague. Go to Tiffany??s - they won??t loose your ring or engrave it incorrectly.

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I have been doing business with Mel for over 6 years. He has helped me and my wife with all of our jewelery needs. He is very curtious and provides customers with the information they need to make an informed decision. Mel's prices are very fair and he stands behind all of his products. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Wedding Rings Originals and we will continue to do business with them! A+ experience.

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★★★★★

I have been doing business with Mel for over 6 years. He has helped me and my wife with all of our jewelery needs. He is very curtious and provides customers with the information they need to make an informed decision. Mel's prices are very fair and he stands behind all of his products. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Wedding Rings Originals and we will continue to do business with them! A+ experience.

Pros: Curtious, Quality, Fair Prices

Cons: None

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Mel helped me design the engagement ring of my dreams. Go see Mel - you will not be dissapointed!!!!!

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Mel helped me design the engagement ring of my dreams. Go see Mel - you will not be dissapointed!!!!!

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I was looking for a mens wedding band for my upcoming wedding for the last 3 months and was about to settle on a generic wedding at my local mall but after seeing their website I decided to give getting a unique ring one more shot and Im glad I did. I met Bernie at his store and he had an amazing amount of designs including a lot from Christian Bauer whos design I liked and many of them very unique. He knew everything about all the rings and gave us a great education about jewelry that only 40 years of being in the business can provide. After showing us different designs for over an hour, I ended up with a custom made christian bauer ring that is very unique and I am very happy with. I'll be sure to use him again for future purchases. Thanks Bernie!

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I was looking for a mens wedding band for my upcoming wedding for the last 3 months and was about to settle on a generic wedding at my local mall but after seeing their website I decided to give getting a unique ring one more shot and Im glad I did. I met Bernie at his store and he had an amazing amount of designs including a lot from Christian Bauer whos design I liked and many of them very unique. He knew everything about all the rings and gave us a great education about jewelry that only 40 years of being in the business can provide. After showing us different designs for over an hour, I ended up with a custom made christian bauer ring that is very unique and I am very happy with. I'll be sure to use him again for future purchases. Thanks Bernie!

Pros: Large unique selection of mens wedding bands

Cons: None

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When you shop at Wedding Rings Originals you will definitely think you went to heaven. Mel K., owner and manager, is not only an extremely knowledgeable resource for any jewelry shopper, but he is also the most caring personal-touch salesperson I have dealt with in ages. I just love the creativeness and resourcefulness of this man. He turned my mom?s old jewelry into heirlooms (and there wasn?t much to work with).
On the other hand, my sister-in-law bought the most magnificent significant engagement ring and still receives compliments from everyone, including total strangers, after nearly five years. That?s why I went to Mel and you should too.

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★★★★★

When you shop at Wedding Rings Originals you will definitely think you went to heaven. Mel K., owner and manager, is not only an extremely knowledgeable resource for any jewelry shopper, but he is also the most caring personal-touch salesperson I have dealt with in ages. I just love the creativeness and resourcefulness of this man. He turned my mom?s old jewelry into heirlooms (and there wasn?t much to work with).
On the other hand, my sister-in-law bought the most magnificent significant engagement ring and still receives compliments from everyone, including total strangers, after nearly five years. That?s why I went to Mel and you should too.

Pros: BEST JEWELRY RESOURCE

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I had been all over looking for a new ring for my 25th annivbersary. I liked that the salesperson helped me define the right ring for me -- and make a decision that I am very happy with.

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★★★★☆

I had been all over looking for a new ring for my 25th annivbersary. I liked that the salesperson helped me define the right ring for me -- and make a decision that I am very happy with.

Pros: very varied, full selection

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Wedding Rings Original was a huge disappointment. My husband and I had a horrible experience with these folks, who came recommended to us from decades ago. Sadly, Wedding Rings Original has seriously declined with age. The owner is a grouch, the prices are ridiculous. I ordered an intricate floral design ring, and the display version was seamless and perfect. When I received mine, there was a big clunky seam where the flowers joined together. Plus, it was the wrong size! Wedding Rings Original wouldn't admit to error due to their arrogance. Don't waste your time here.

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★☆☆☆☆

Wedding Rings Original was a huge disappointment. My husband and I had a horrible experience with these folks, who came recommended to us from decades ago. Sadly, Wedding Rings Original has seriously declined with age. The owner is a grouch, the prices are ridiculous. I ordered an intricate floral design ring, and the display version was seamless and perfect. When I received mine, there was a big clunky seam where the flowers joined together. Plus, it was the wrong size! Wedding Rings Original wouldn't admit to error due to their arrogance. Don't waste your time here.

Pros: No Pros - Only Cons

Cons: Terrible workmanship, terrible service

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If you are getting married this is the place to be. They know EVERYTHING about diamonds and have an extensive selection of wedding bands. Also, these days...more bangfor thebuck- you will get bigger/better since you are not paying for that certain color gift box!! Highly recommended

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★★★★★

If you are getting married this is the place to be. They know EVERYTHING about diamonds and have an extensive selection of wedding bands. Also, these days...more bangfor thebuck- you will get bigger/better since you are not paying for that certain color gift box!! Highly recommended

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Wedding Ring Originals has a great selection of rings, and provide you with good ideas and advise leading to the purchase. But the service after the purchase is less than perfect. When my ring came in, it was a little loose, so they advised me to wear it for a couple of months (and into the summer), just to be sure before I resize it. When I went back after 4 months they offered no real solution to my problem and frankly did not treat me in a nice manner. Even telling me I was too late for them to do anything, while it was their idea to wait in the first place. That is not what you expect after spending more than $3500 on rings there! Conclusion: good selection of rings, OK service before purchase, bad follow up service.

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★★☆☆☆

Wedding Ring Originals has a great selection of rings, and provide you with good ideas and advise leading to the purchase. But the service after the purchase is less than perfect. When my ring came in, it was a little loose, so they advised me to wear it for a couple of months (and into the summer), just to be sure before I resize it. When I went back after 4 months they offered no real solution to my problem and frankly did not treat me in a nice manner. Even telling me I was too late for them to do anything, while it was their idea to wait in the first place. That is not what you expect after spending more than $3500 on rings there! Conclusion: good selection of rings, OK service before purchase, bad follow up service.

Pros: Selection

Cons: Service

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Our experience with this store has been truly horrendous. We were definitely overcharged for our rings, and in the end, my engagement ring is still quite shoddily done ? the edges are uneven, one of the diamonds fell out. The customer service has been quite poor, and at this point, even looking at the ring makes me angry. We are now saving up money to buy a new ring since WRO has refused to give us a refund ? definitely an added expense that we did not need considering how expensive it is to get married in New York in the first place. My biggest regret in wedding planning!

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★☆☆☆☆

Our experience with this store has been truly horrendous. We were definitely overcharged for our rings, and in the end, my engagement ring is still quite shoddily done ? the edges are uneven, one of the diamonds fell out. The customer service has been quite poor, and at this point, even looking at the ring makes me angry. We are now saving up money to buy a new ring since WRO has refused to give us a refund ? definitely an added expense that we did not need considering how expensive it is to get married in New York in the first place. My biggest regret in wedding planning!

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No false name here. This shop really is filled to the brim with wedding rings of varying shapes, sizes and designs. Everything from gold bands to platinum rings with nice large diamonds. A really excellent mix. Thin sleek uber modern designs mix freely with rings your Grandmother would have loved as a young bride.

PROS: great rings
CONS: none

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★★★★★

No false name here. This shop really is filled to the brim with wedding rings of varying shapes, sizes and designs. Everything from gold bands to platinum rings with nice large diamonds. A really excellent mix. Thin sleek uber modern designs mix freely with rings your Grandmother would have loved as a young bride.

PROS: great rings
CONS: none

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This Fifth Avenue jeweler has been manufacturing wedding and engagement rings since 1953. We offer an unusual assortment of our own designs highlighting vintage influence and classical rings.

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