05/09/2017Jack Seibert Goldsmith & Jeweler
My mom took me in just before Christmas to try to away me away from buying an engagement ring and wedding band online--it worked, and I couldn't be happier. The store was fairly busy, but when we told the salesperson what we were looking for and my mom explained I needed some jewelry education, they grabbed Jack who took us to a private room for a crash course in diamonds. What I thought would be a 5 minute run through on diamond color turned into a nearly two hour question and answer session which Jack seemed glad to take part in. I was looking for an oval solitaire, they didn't have any, but Jack ordered in a few that looked promising on paper and they were in the very next day--on a Saturday, no less. I wasn't disappointed with any of these diamonds, they were all beautiful, and Jack let me take all the time I needed at the microscope. When I finally settled on a stone, I was passed to Kate who took plenty of time helping me design the perfect ring and band to showcase the stone. It was a 4-6 week process, but well worth the time. I took a few things away from the whole experience: you have to work with someone trustworthy, there is such a thing as an ugly diamond, and the internet makes a great place for selling poorly cut/debris-filled stones. I hopefully won't have to buy any more jewelry in the near future, but when it comes time to get more, this is definitely where I'm going. Pictures to come soon!
05/01/2017Jack Seibert Goldsmith & Jeweler
My partner and I visited multiple jewelers in the Columbus area to make our custom wedding bands. We had a strong idea of what we wanted when we came in, and the staff helped us refine that vision and make good decisions based on both the cost and long-term life of our rings. Our pieces were 14K white gold & platinum, with a gemstone set on the interior of the ring - not an altogether easy task to accomplish, but also not something we would expect a custom shop to balk at. While some places told us it was not possible, they understood exactly what we were going for, and executed it beautifully.In addition to being exactly what we wanted, the staff was able to deliver the pieces in half the time quoted by others in town, and at half the price. Yes, I said HALF THE PRICE. We were thrilled with our choice of jewelers for our important occasion, and recommend them most highly.