Although I've considered posting reviews on Yelp before, I have never felt compelled to shout from the rooftops about how marvelous a buying experience was until now. My fiance spotted Macchiarini's --a treasure of a shop in North Beach--while strolling down Grant Street. We had been on the hunt for a jewelry shop to custom make our wedding rings for quite some time. Macchiarini's turned out to be the perfect place. We do not consider ourselves "modernists" but Dan, the owner of the shop and creator of a huge and impressive collection of modernist jewelry, didn't mind. He listened to our ideas about the kind of rings we wanted and worked with us until we had exactly what we wanted. He also gave us a great price (half of what another shop in NB wanted to charge us). Not only are the rings gorgeous, but we also have a whole video and snapshots of our participation in the ring making process! Dan took us through the whole procedure--choosing the metals and stones, modifying the wax molds, "pouring" the rings, putting the melted metal in the centrifuge, buffing them out, EVERYTHING! There is no way we would have received this kind of unique experience anywhere else. How many couples can say that they poured their own wedding rings? And they were cast in the same mold, a nice symbol of our future together! Dan seriously made this experience amazing. Five stars is not enough!
I have been going to Lang's since 2002 where my husband bought my first engagement ring, and for almost every anniversary and birthday present since…
I bought my Tacori engagement ring, diamond and our 2 wedding bands at Steve Padis in June 2011. We were very happy with Vic who looked after us on our visit. We were in the store from 11am until 5pm (with a break for lunch) and he was extremely patient, professional, knowledgeable and helpful. He was happy to give an opinion but was in no way pushy. We managed to get our e-ring re-sized on the same day which was useful as we were international visitors on holidays. We negotiated a good deal for the package and have since had the e-ring valued locally for Insurance purposes at over 2 times what we paid for it. After care service so far has been great also I would highly recommend and will definitely be back in the future
Lots of designers, great diamond prices, best of the local jewelry stores I've seen. Recently remodeled it looked like and free parking across the street which was convenient. Most impressed with the service I got after the sale. I lost weight for wedding and my ring became really loose. The deisgner would not resize for me without charging me $200, so the jeweler on staff at Steve Padis took care of it perfectly for me and they did not charge me! I appreciate them standing by their promise to help me maintain my ring for life.