Goldworks completely changed my perspective and attitude towards the whole engagement ring buying process! Prior to discovering Wren (the owner of Goldworks), I had spent weeks visiting store after store throughout Chapel Hill and the Triangle. Some places were ridiculously overpriced for what they offered. Some acted like used car salesmen, while others flat out lied to me about what they were selling. A friend finally turned me on to Goldworks and, after an initial call, my spirits picked up. Wren worked with me to figure out what's really important in a diamond that fits my specific needs. After sitting with me for over an hour, going over each of the diamonds to help me pick the best of the lot, it turned out that the nicest one was actually the cheapest of the three but, due to how she works, she had no incentive to stick me with the higher price tag. I truly felt like she was my partner in the entire process. So not only did I end up with a beautiful diamond, but I got a better deal than I could have found anywhere else! The next day I brought my fiance in to meet Wren and finish the ring design selection. She made the whole process such a great experience that she's landed a major role in the story of our engagement. The ring turned out beautifully, the diamond was nicer than any I had come across previously, the price was well within my budget, and I ended up finding a jeweler I can trust and enjoy working with. There's no doubt we'll be heading back to Goldworks for our wedding bands. As a side note, her store and display items are breathtaking. The designs are all so elegant and the sapphires and other colored stones have to be seen to be believed. She truly has an eye for picking gems!
Pros: Knowledgeable, friendly service. Great prices. Beautiful work.