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Old 05-24-2009, 07:23 AM
 
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So its coming about time to propose to my girlfriend. We have talked about getting married and both want too. All that is left is for me to ask her fathers permission and buy a ring. Now I'm a huge fan of things with sentimental value. So I have managed to coax my mother out of her ring from her marriage with my father. The stone in which was my great grandmothers. She even offered to give me an old pair of diamond earings as well. So I want those as the stones in the ring. from the rings she has told me she likes she is a big fan of the art deco and especially filligree styles. So my question is who can I go to in hampton roads to get a quality ring made at a fair price? I have considered the big name ones but just have a bad feeling about places that deal with customers in bulk and very generic terms.
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Old 05-27-2009, 06:35 PM
 
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I got my wife's engagement ring at Long's Jeweler's in Chesapeake. Great guy, great service, and he knocked a few hundred off the price.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:15 PM
 
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Give Madison's Jewelers a try. Local business run by good people.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Congrats on the newest chapter in your life! Love the sentimentalism...remember there will be lots of downs to get through, but sitting in the rocker yelling "what?!" at 90 is so worth it. Wishing you both the best!
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: virginia beach, virginia
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Congrat's.
I've dealt with George Baker of Baker's jewelry for quite a while. There are 2 locations. George is at the Laskin Rd. store not far from the oceanfront. Good luck.
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So its coming about time to propose to my girlfriend. We have talked about getting married and both want too. All that is left is for me to ask her fathers permission and buy a ring. Now I'm a huge fan of things with sentimental value. So I have managed to coax my mother out of her ring from her marriage with my father. The stone in which was my great grandmothers. She even offered to give me an old pair of diamond earings as well. So I want those as the stones in the ring. from the rings she has told me she likes she is a big fan of the art deco and especially filligree styles. So my question is who can I go to in hampton roads to get a quality ring made at a fair price? I have considered the big name ones but just have a bad feeling about places that deal with customers in bulk and very generic terms.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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A little advice- my fiancee recently had a custom ring made for me (not in this area, sorry). It is beautiful!

The problem came when we wanted a custom wedding band- the store tried to talk us into the most expensive option even though we told them that our budget necessitated us being on the LOW end of their options for the matching band. They gave me a real guilt trip: "Well, if you want the BEST ring, that will look the best with the engagement ring, you should really choose [the most expensive option]..." If you are on a budget, let them know and stick to it! If you're not on a budget, enjoy that feeling.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:52 AM
 
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My husband has had several pieces made for me at Long's Jewlers and they have also done rehab work for us on inheritated pieces. I would definately have you check them out. The one on VB Boulevard is the one we use.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Not to be wet blanket, but Id be very careful about giving someone an heirloom. Id try to get her to sign a contract about giving it back it anything happens.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Williamsburg
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I have had a few custom rings made by Designs By Varujan in Williamsburg. Varujan His prices and skills are fabulous.
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