Wedding Bands & Co.
2 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60602
MobilePhone: (312) 785-8333
Fax: (312) 920-0728
Fax Number: (312) 920-0728
TollFree: (866) 299-5578
Parking: Garage, Street
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No
Pets Allowed: Yes
05/01/2012Provided by Citysearch -
This past fall I began to search for a jeweler who could create a custom designed engagement ring, as I wanted to give my (now) fiance something entirely unique, something that would fit her style and personality precisely. I came across Wedding Bands & Co. and found them to be highly rated by customers. I contacted them for an appointment, we exchanged a few emails concerning initial ideas and specifications, and soon I was sitting down with Koorosh for a consultation.
He did a wonderful job of putting me at ease through the whole process; it truly felt like I was chatting with a friend, someone I already knew. I had done plenty of research already, but still had a lot I didn't know. He showed me a variety of settings he had previously made that were similar to what I had expressed interest in creating, yet did not in the least pressure me to go with one of these designs. After talking about settings for awhile, we moved on to diamonds and he pulled out quite a few for me to look at. We went through a variety of shapes and sizes, of all clarities, cuts, and colors, and he pointed out particulars of each diamond as I looked at them; as we did this, he also helped me rank them based on what I was looking for. Again, he made the process easy and left all decisions entirely up to me, respecting my opinion and budget. Pretty much he told me to pick the one I liked the most, that I felt most comfortable with, that simple. Lastly, he began sketching some ideas for settings based on what we had discussed via email and earlier during the appointment. This first appointment lasted close to 3 hours (Koorosh even stayed past official closing hours to finish the meeting with me), just one on one discussing the ins and outs of what I was looking for in this ring I wanted made. By the end of it, I knew I had made the right decision in coming to see Koorosh at WB&C, and left having settled on a diamond and a preliminary ring design.
After that meeting, we continued corresponding over email about details and I went in to meet a couple more times as the design process continued. They have a series of steps built in where you as a customer get to sign off before the next phase is started; this keeps you involved and enables them to get the design exactly how you want it. Koorosh graciously accepted changes that I requested, and the ring went through several iterations before all was said and done. I can't say enough about how hard he worked to make sure the ring turned out just how I hoped, and no adjustment was too minor. In the end, the ring turned out more perfect and beautiful than I had even imagined it could.
If my story here hasn't made it obvious, I'll say now that I very highly recommend Wedding Bands & Co. They are incredibly polite, professional, helpful, and humble, and of course, their jewelry is beautiful. They keep you involved in the design process and make sure they are making exactly the ring that you want. You won't find a hint of pretentiousness, even though in my opinion they have earned the right to be proud of what they can do. My fiance still receives only the best of compliments on her ring (she was absolutely stunned by it too), and soon we'll be headed back in to have wedding bands made. I am really looking forward to working with Koorosh and the rest of Wedding Bands & Co again. Keep up the fantastic work!
12/27/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Wedding Bands & Co. is the best place to go in Chicago from engagement rings and jewelry design. I worked directly with Mr. Koorosh at Wedding Bands & Co. to design the perfect engagement ring. Being able to go into a jeweler with a very specific design in mind and seeing it fulfilled and in my hands a few days later was such a rewarding experience! And if that wasn't enough Wedding Bands & Co. provided amazing customer service that went the extra mile in courtesy and professionalism. Victor was able to answer all of my questions while also keeping me updated during every step of the process. Wedding Bands & Co. is the only place I will be turning to in the future!
12/07/2011Provided by Citysearch -
As someone without a clue to what he was doing when I began the engagement ring shopping process, I can't thank Oscar and the Wedding Bands Inc. team enough for coaching me through the entire process from start to finish. Not only did we end up with a gorgeous collection of rings and bands, but I felt GREAT about the price I paid, and even better about the follow-up level of service the staff will continue to provide. Each of the three rings we had designed were completed to perfection, and all of them were re-sized to ensure perfection. Despite knowing going in I'd be dropping some serious coin, I never expected the non-existence of buying pressure and for my new permanent jeweler to care more about my wedding than the price tag I'd pay. Thank you Oscar & Company; you've got a another customer for life!
10/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
We can highly recommend Wedding Bands & Co to everybody in Chicago who is looking for professional and personal service as well as good deals.
Victor helped us this summer to select our wedding bands. He was very committed, took a lot of time to consult us and to answer all our questions. He was simply the best.
We will come back any time if we are planning to purchase jewellery in the future.
09/15/2011Provided by Citysearch -
When it came to finding an engagement ring to present to the love of my life of 7 years,I had the most perfect engagement ring in mind. I knew exactly what she loved and I knew exactly what I loved. We are the travelling couple and have gone many places together. I knew getting a custom made ring would not be an easy task. Most places I visited tried convincing me on buying a ready made style, but that doesn't work with me because I'de like to be unique. I heard about Wedding Bands Company through a mutual friend, and am I glad that I did. Koorosh from Wedding Bands has designed a ring for my fiance which shines as bright as her smile. Everytime someone throws a compliment our way it makes me think of wedding bands company by Koorsh and Valencia. They were dedicated to their work. Lets Just say these guys take jewellery making darn serious. I fealt like I really had to send out a thank you to all of you.Thank you for all of your hard work and excellent customer service. I would give you guys 6 stars if i could. Cheers!
08/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My fiance and I visited a few jewelers when shopping for my engagement ring. I immediately loved Koorosh. He has excellent taste, is a great craftsman, and was very knowledgable without being pushy. My fiance wound up getting my ring somewhere else, which was a mistake. The stone was not set properly and I had to take it back to the jeweler several times to have it repaired. Finally we took it to Koorosh, who re-designed and rebuilt the ring. It is PERFECT! It looks even better than before and I have not had a single issue with the setting since having it repaired. He really knows how to maximize the beauty of every stone. We are getting our wedding bands from Koorosh and wouldn't dream of going elsewhere in the future! It is apparent how much he loves his craft and is so passionate about every job. Highly recommended!
07/14/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I worked with Victor, and he was very helpful in finding the perfect engagement ring within my budget. I can't say enough good things about my experience here. Victor helped teach me a lot about diamonds, and wasn't pushy like a lot of jewelery stores are. Quite the opposite. I honestly felt like a valued customer, and I hadn't even bought anything at that point!
First off, Wedding Bands Co is a diamond wholesaler, so they had a better selection of diamonds than most other places I went. I was very particular, so Victor even ordered more diamonds for me, and e-mailed me when they were in so I could come look at them. I went in 4 or 5 times before even picking out a diamond, nevermind a setting, and Victor was very patient and helpful.
When I had finally narrowed it down to two diamonds, Victor didn't push me at all towards the more expensive diamond (which I would expect at most stores), but actually ended up saying he thought the less expensive one was a better value for what I wanted.
After that, I hadn't planned on buying the setting there, but I happened to look through their cases and saw a setting that was ALMOST exactly what I wanted. When I showed it to Victor, and explained to him the small difference I wanted, he had it custom made for me, for a similar price.
I have two stories that prove how great this store is. First, my fiancee has had her ring for a month now, and she still stares at it all the time, and will randomly say ""you know what I really love about my ring?"" That's the best reaction you can hope for as a guy.
The other story is when I was about the buy the diamond, I decided to call one of the well known Chicago jewelers, tell them the GIA Certification # of the stone (so that they could see all the specs), and the price that Victor had offered me. I asked them if they could beat that price on a similar diamond. The woman told me if they really offered me that price then I should take it, and that it was a great deal. Didn't even try to give me a reason to come back to her store.
Those two things reassure me that I got a fantastic ring, and that I got it at a good price. We will definitely be going back to Victor and Wedding Bands Co for our wedding bands!
02/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I was researching online where to go around Chicago to get the best quality diamond for the best price, and I came across some great reviews for Wedding Bands and Co. I made an appointment online and let them know the size, cut, and price range of the diamonds I was interested in, and Oscar Valencia got back to me promptly and I came in a few days later. When we got there Oscar greeted us very warmly and made us feel very comfortable, and so did everyone else. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted to get in terms of band and setting so picking one out took less than a minute. Then we sat down at his desk and he pulled out diamond after diamond for me to look at and compare to one another. He was more than happy to explain everything I asked and had so much knowledge about every little detail I was curious about. He pulled out loupe and other tools to show me imperfections and really let me decide which diamond was right for us. The price was great, I really feel like I got a fair price on my ring. I went to a couple of other stores to compare and they all had a very small selection of not so great quality diamonds, the experience seemed impersonal and more like a negotiation. Also others didn't have a good selection of settings, and said the one I wanted needed to be ordered (even though it was a very classic solitaire setting), so I knew I Wedding Bands Co was the right choice. If you really want to choose the quality of your diamond and get exactly the ring you want, I would recommend you go to Wedding Bands Co. they are true professionals who know everything there is to know about their craft. Oscar and the rest were gentleman and they were genuinely happy to make our special day the best one possible. My fiancée LOVES the ring, she hasn't stopped staring at it and smiling since we got engaged. I will definitely being going back for our bands. Thank you Oscar and all the other great people there for making our experience so wonderful and memorable.
Wedding Bands company excellent service, great affordable prices, they help me choose the right diamond, ring setting and same day it was ready. Koorosh had many innovative ideas that help me decide on the diamond ring. Thank you Koorosh, amazing job!
11/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Working with Oscar was a pleasant experience. I’ve never designed a piece of jewelry before, let a lone an engagement ring. Oscar was extremely helpful with the design and the end result is spectacular! I love the ring, and my fiancée does too. I’ll definitely go back for the wedding bands.
09/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This was a great experience; I will never buy jewelry from anyone else again. Oscar was gracious, professional, and experienced. The ring turned out great, a flawless work of art. If you are thinking about buying any fine jewelry, go to this place, I guarantee you will walk out very happy. Everything was perfect. Thanks!
08/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Wow, wow, wow! My wife and I just completed the most enjoyable process of selecting a replacement wedding ring for one that had been stolen. We had no idea that our misfortune could turn out to be such a fantastic experience. We actually had an appointment to meet with a recommended jeweler on Jewelers Row and decided to add a couple more for comparison. By chance we happened upon Wedding Bands & Co as one of our added appointments. The “recommended” jeweler and the other we met with were just other stores and definitely nothing special. We were thoroughly impressed from the moment we walked in to Wedding Bands, until just a day ago when we picked up the finished ring. Our experience with Koorosh and the staff was first class all the way. My wife and I have been married 25 years and only wish we could have met Koorosh when we purchased our first engagement and wedding rings. The effort he puts into each ring is not just in design, but also from the heart. His interest in having a personal aspect added to the design allowed us to have a ring that has symbolism beyond just what others see. The intricate design that was added that gave a personal meaning was something that we had not seen anywhere else. The final ring is simply amazing! We brought along our two children for one of the visits just so that they could experience part of the process as well. For a 15 and 20 year old to be impressed, you can imagine how impressive it must be. We can’t wait to tell others of not only the product that is delivered, but the incredible, personal attention and service that comes with it. If you care about the ring you are going to buy, go where the people care about it as well.
Wedding Bands is wonderful. My husband and I purchased our rings here over two years ago and I recently walked in to get them cleaned. Not only did they recognize me right away, but customer service was outstanding! Def. recommend to anyone looking for great service, great price and beautiful wedding ring/ jewelry designs that will keep you coming back!
This place was great. We worked with Koorosh, and were very impressed with the artistry of the engagement ring, customer service, trustworthiness and price. With a custom design, trustworthiness was especially important to me and his artistic ability was especially appreciated. The office was nice and professional as well. He was accommodating through multiple appointments, re-sizing, and in the future- re-dips of the white gold. A gold standard!
08/04/2010Provided by Citysearch -
At Wedding Bands & Company you will receive service par excellence. I purchased an engagement ring from Koorosh and I cannot say enough about him. His craftsmanship and creativity are exceeded only by a bona fide commitment to the needs and desires of the customer. This is a high quality establishment with high quality people!
07/29/2010Provided by Citysearch -
My fiancee and I were spending the day shopping for wedding bands. We were just browsing all the shops on Wabash when we took the elevator the 7th floor of the Jeweler's building and walked into Wedding Bands & Co. Koorosh greeted us inside and lead us through their offerings. We'd walked into 5 or so shops before this and immediately noticed a difference in the way Koorosh ran things. He took care of us, served us coffee, made us feel completely at home. So hospitable! And not in the false manner of some, but the way a true professional of the service industry will - with class and genuine candor. Three weeks later I picked up my wedding band, a ring Koorosh designed himself: Gorgeous! If exceptional service is as important to you as an exceptional product, come here.
07/06/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I bought my fiance's engagement ring here, and from beginning to end the experience was incredible. It is the most relaxing, no-pressure atmosphere you can be in when shopping for an engagement ring, wedding band, or any other piece of jewerly. Victor was so helpful throughout the process in answering all of my questions and meeting all of my requirements. They were able to custom design the ring by the date I requested wish no issues whatsoever. The time and energy that they put into their customers is why they are so successful. Thank you WB&C, my fiance and I will definitely be back for our wedding bands!
This is the first piece of jewelery that my fiance and I have designed and Koorosh and his staff made it the most memorable experience!
We had been poking around the jewelers at the bottom of the building and had a good idea of what we wanted and just happened to wandered up stairs and meet Koorosh and he walked us through the entire process and created a ring that was exactly what we dreamed of and less than the prices elsewhere. Everything was so customized that we came out with rings that are completely unique to us, our love, and our family story.
We will be using Koorosh & Valencia for all of our heirloom pieces and even trying to dream up stuff for him to design just for fun!
Send your family here- it will become part of your legacy
Wedding Bands & Co has a mildly deceptive name. They are wonderful creative artists, backed up by a team of highly skilled craftsman. They will custom design your perfect jewelry. They include you all the way through the design process, and make your jewelry for you right there on site finished to perfection. Buying an engagement/wedding ring set from them was not only a pleasure, but also one pleasent surprise after another. The final result could not have been better. I am most impressed by the way that when I said ""maybe these stones could be a little larger and the sizes vary and only 3 instead of 5"", they came back with ""no problem, we can do that"". And they did, with an outstanding sense of proportion and balance.