I I was recommended to this place by a close friend. He told me they have the largest collection of new and vintage watches in the world. I frankly was skeptical, but when I went into the store I couldn't believe it. Although the store they have is quite small, they have more watches per square inch in any one could possibly imagine! As soon as I went in I was approached by a tall very friendly gentleman by the name of George. He asked me if there was anything he could show me. I told him I was looking for a certain style of Omega watch that I remember as a kid my grandfather had. He proceeded to show me multiple trays of the Omega watches that had virtually every style I could possibly imagine. He said they had over 1000 just Omega watches in their shop. After about an hour of being very patient with me, George found the exact watch I was looking for. It was a vintage omega from the 1950's. It was not gold, but rather stainless steel. It had an extra large round case with very fancy large tear drop lugs. It had a very unusual silver faded dial with black Arabic numbers. It came on a black lizard strap just like the one my father had! The watch was in new condition, even though it was about 70 years old. They gave me a 2 year guarantee with the watch as well. The price was about half of what I was expecting to pay if I even found he watch I wanted, which I was surprised I even found. This place tends to be very busy, so some times you may need some patience. Overall, I would say I was very satisfied & like my friend I would recommend this shop if your a collector of moderate to high watches and timepieces. I would also suggest you ask for George as he was the one who personally took care of me and answered all my questions and had a tremendous amount patience.
Solitaire Creations is absolutely fantastic! I had them make a custom engagement ring for my fiance (now wife) and the results were absolutely spectacular! I came in with a rough idea of what I was looking for and after consulting with Dennis, I felt absolutely comfortable with him, his abilities and his understanding of what I was looking for. He was thorough, thoughtful and helped me through many different choices of engagement rings (which can be overwhelming!) until we had the perfect ring. About a week and a half later, I had a mock up of the ring (with Dennis' insight) and then a few weeks after that, I had the finished product. The engagement ring Solitaire made was truly beyond words and they went absolutely above and beyond my wildest dreams. When I proposed, my wife was in absolute awe of the ring and Solitaire's work. We still get tons and tons of compliments on the ring and have been referring people back to Solitaire Creations constantly. We also had them make us our wedding bands, as well as fix a few other heirloom pieces of jewelry and I can say, without hesitation, that they are the most professional, honest, caring and thorough jewelers I have ever dealt with. Their knowledge of the products are unparalleled and their prices are excellent. We will continue to use them for all of our jewelry (and watch!) needs and they will absolutely be "our jeweler" for years to come. To Dennis and the Solitaire team, thank you and we look forward to seeing you again soon!
I went to Canal St looking wedding ring and matching band. I was looking for something different. Which I can't find at regular jewlery store with out leaving thousand of dollars. This beautiful store caught my eye. I said to myself not to go in because I knew I couldn't afford anything in there. Well...was I so wrong. I walked in. I was a little intimidated with all the bling. I asked the gentleman when I walk in if the rings were real. Meaning if the were thousands of dollars. He never made his brand sound cheap. He just explained to me how affordable they were and why. The 2 guys and the lady were very nice. Jay took his time with me. 45 min later I was very happy and left with a beautiful set. I truly recommend this place. Moving foward if I'm looking for "fun" accessories this will be the first place I come. I'm getting married on October 2015 and these will be my rings to get married with. With the money I saved I can put towards my home. My rings do not symbolize anything in my future. My love for my future husband does. I'm happy with my rings and that's all that matters.