A “Review” Story: Sean’s Ring – Editorial

Here at Wedding Bands & Company, we strive to make our client’s experiences the best we possibly can. Our goal is not to sell jewelry, but rather to create an eternal symbol of love that binds a couple together for the rest of their lives. Sometimes, our clients are so appreciative that they leave us a review on various social media, such as Yelp or Facebook. One such review, left on our Google Plus page, really touched us, and we wanted to acknowledge it as well as spread it around:

Let me start off by saying I am a cheap bastard! I am what some call VERY frugal. I don’t like spending a lot of money on things I don’t quite understand. Jewelry falls into one of the many categories of things I don’t understand the value of. By the time I found Wedding Bands & Co I had already been to a good number of Jewelers and I was jaded by the way I was treated by most of the Jewelers I had visited. None of them were rude but I did not feel like I was being treated fairly, I felt like I was getting upsold everywhere I went. I really did not feel like I was getting a good or fair deal. I also did not feel like I was seeing anything original. All of the chain stores had very similar rings nothing looked special or unique to me.

That all changed when I went to Wedding Bands & Co. By pure luck when I visited the shop I had the very good fortune of dealing with the owner and chief designer Koorosh. He took the time (a lot of time) to sit down with me and find out what I was looking for, and more importantly he asked me what my fiancé liked in other peoples rings that she had seen. I am a novice at buying good jewelry; and as previously stated “a cheap bastard”. Koorosh educated me on what to look for and showed me great variety of settings and center stones until we found the perfect combo. I never once felt like I was being sold on anything. I felt like an old friend was helping me find the perfect ring for my fiancé. Koorosh actually got me to spend 35% more than my budget! He did this and I actually thanked him and walked out of there feeling great. This is a close to a miracle as I have ever witnessed.

Now six months after getting the engagement ring I had to go back and get her the matching wedding ring. Once again as a “cheap bastard” I had a ton of heartburn and hesitation over spending a ton of money on her wedding band. I called to make an appointment with Koorosh to see what our options were. This time Koorosh was busy so we wound up meeting with Terry instead. I was very nervous that things would not go as well with a new person. Someone who does not understand my “cheap” issue. Terry quickly put my mind as ease. He worked with me and my fiancé to have a custom made ring to match. The attention to detail that the shop has is truly amazing. Terry has had me bring the engagement ring back in twice so far just to make sure that the wedding band will match perfectly. I am supposed to pick up the wedding band in a few weeks and I am really looking forward to it. I cannot put into words how happy this ring made my better half. She truly loves it and for good reason. It’s stunning!

The ring is truly amazing. My fiancé literally gets complements almost daily on her ring. I would not hesitate to recommend anyone looking for wedding bands to go Wedding Bands & Co.

Now give Koorosh a call – get your perfect ring!

Signed: One cheap bastard; and one very happy customer. – Sean

 

Clients like Sean reaffirm our business and make us excited to help more clients like him – and you! We’re always grateful for every client that we can help, and every dream we can make come true.

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A Ring Story: Guest-Starring Val Warner!

When it comes to crafting an engagement ring, each and every piece that we produce is a unique representation of love and devotion. It is because of this stand-apart beauty that, Koorosh’s craft reaches the ears of celebrity clientele. From football players to TV personalities, Ring Master Koorosh Daneshgar has helped design rings for people from all walks of life. Today, we’ll be focusing on the gorgeous engagement ring he designed for Chicago’s own Valerie Warner, TV Host and trusted news reporter.

Valerie Warner, WB&Co Client and TV Host
Valerie Warner, WB&Co Client and TV Host

Val Warner is the co-host of Windy City LIVE, ABC 7 Chicago’s morning talk and entertainment show airing weekdays at 9 am. Prior to joining Windy City LIVE, Val was co-anchor and traffic reporter on WGN-TV’s Morning News. She joined WGN-TV in July 2005 as weekday anchor of the station’s 5:00 am newscast. Valerie is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and has been nominated for Emmy Awards.

Val and husband, Jeff.

Wedding Bands & Company fell in love with Valerie Warner long before she joined Windy City Live, and we’ve been inseparable since!  More important than our ‘relationship,’ however, is the love that Val and her husband Jeff share. When he knew that the time was right, Jeff asked us to work together with him to design a ring with so many beautiful diamonds that they’d sparkle like her beautiful eyes. Koorosh and Jeff came up with this unique and dazzling design, inspired by the unique and dazzling Val Warner.

The initial design and center stone.
The initial design and center stone.

 

Chief Designer and Ring Master Koorosh Daneshgar worked long and hard to make Jeff’s dream for Valerie a reality. Using a 2 carat center stone, Koorosh focused on her one big request: to make a ring that would sparkle from any angle it was viewed at!  While difficult, it certainly wasn’t impossible, and what followed was truly breathtaking. “Valerie and Jeff were a lot of fun to work with,” he said. “They both had a lot of positive energy and were very expressive of their desires. This ring will always hold a special place in my heart.”

The finished sketch!
The finished sketch!

What resulted was a stunning, truly unique piece of jewelry that Valerie can claim all to herself. Inspired and based off of a ‘Disco-Ball Design,’ Koorosh surrounded the center stone – which rests at the top of the ring – with many more, smaller diamonds, in a ball around it, as well as on the band itself.

A 3D rendering of Val's final ring.
A 3D rendering of Val’s final ring.

Val and Jeff may share a love that’s unparalleled, but the ring he helped design for her comes in close behind. Even to this day, she cannot stop showing it off and even tweeting about it!

Twitter: @RingMstrKoorosh
Twitter: @RingMstrKoorosh

Can’t get enough Wedding Bands? Now you can get your fill! Make sure to like and share us on Facebook, surf through our ever-growing gallery of rings and jewelry on Instagram to get some ideas, and send us a tweet on Twitter! Have an idea for a design yourself, or want to contact Koorosh for your project? Don’t hesitate – send all messages to mason@weddingbandscompany.com

Always grateful, Val's signed one of our store books. Come stop by and check it out!
Always grateful, Val’s signed one of our store books. Come stop by and check it out!

A Ring Story: Jules and the Fox Ring

Once in a while, something profound influences us in such a way that we use it to further define ourselves. Such is the case with Jules S, who wanted her wedding band to reflect her unique tastes, as well as her favorite animal: a fox!

A computer-generated design of Jules' ring.
A computer-generated design of Jules’ ring.

Jules had been searching for some time for a wedding band as unique as her engagement ring, which was crowned with a rainbow moonstone rather than a diamond. Moonstones are believed to have a calming energy within them, though Jules was quite excited when she left Wedding Bands & Company!

An example moonstone.
An example moonstone.

This was due in part to her conversation with Chief Designer and CEO Koorosh Daneshgar, whom shared a fervor for creating Jules’ perfect ring. At the end of the day, Koorosh explained that Jules – who works as a graphic designer and artist – could include her own design drawings on her ring, so as to make it exactly how she wanted it to be. Below is the rough sketch from Jules, which was beautifully translated in the final piece. Called “Vulpes Rex,” it means, roughly, ‘Fox King.’

Art or Vulpes Rex, by Jules
Vulpes Rex, by Jules

They both decided on 14 karat white gold, along with a pair of glistening, blue-green labradorite stones to adorn either side of the band. Labradorite, another specific choice of Jules’, is known for enhancing concentration and filtering out negative emotions.

Ring Master and CEO Koorosh Daneshgar
Ring Master and CEO Koorosh Daneshgar

“When I work with other designers,” says Koorosh,  “I feel more obligated to do something above and beyond. I really liked the idea of the fox that she drew, but my task was to put this to a ring which was just 5mm wide, and incorporate the stones at the same time. She was looking for a particular style, feel and uniqueness, and finally the moment I handed it to her, she was almost in tears. I knew it was mission accomplished!”

In the end, Jules couldn’t believe her eyes when the finished ring slid onto her finger. “I was so excited. I knew when I came in here that I wanted to do something special, and he did it. It’s perfect!”

The finished product!
The finished product!

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