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Pave Fine Jewelry Design

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5496 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
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(510) 338-4261
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Michael repaired my wedding band for me with great skill and at a very fair price. Their jewelry selection is absolutely gorgeous and impressive, and initially somewhat surprising...

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i went here when i was looking for my engagement ring, and again when i was looking for my wedding band. the jewelry here is nice, and they'll do custom settings for you, which i...

What a bummer! 8/28/2006

I got married in 2000, and waited almost 6 years to get a nice wedding band made because my husband and I couldn't afford to purchase one until recently. When the day finally came when we could afford one, I checked out several jewelry shops around Berkeley and Oakland before deciding to go with Pave, even though their quote was considerably more than other shops. I selected the shop because I was really impressed with their unique designs and because the staff was very friendly to me. I really wanted my band to be platinum, but I couldn't afford it so they suggested white gold. So I had them remove 6 diamonds from my deceased Grandmother's ring and place them in a white gold band. My ring was ready when they told me it would be and I really liked it, except the letters in the engraving are a little squashed together. However, I woke up that night with my finger really itchy and slightly swollen where the ring was. I called Pave the next day and they told me that some people have an allergy to the nickel in white gold. They suggested that I change the metal to platinum or 24 karat gold, but said I still had to pay full price for the labor to switch the metal in addition to purchasing another ring to place the diamonds. When they told me that, I felt really let down and sad. Of course I totally understand that I need to pay for the new metal, but they wouldn't even offer me a discount for the labor on making a new ring. They just said that they wouldn't charge me for "removing the diamonds" from the ring they made for me. Gee, thanks. I feel that because they are the "jewelry experts" they should have warned me that some people have allergies to the nickel in white gold before suggesting it. And because they didn't warn me about this, they should have offered me at least a partial discount on the labor of making a new ring for me. I'm surprised that a shop of this caliber wouldn't go the extra mile to make sure that its customers are pleased with the final product. Many of my friends are getting married and I certainly won't suggest Pave to them. I'll have to wait another year or so before I can afford to change the metal in my wedding band. And I won't go back to Pave next time. They really bummed me out and their prices are too high. I'm glad I know that being married means more than a silly ring. more

good jewelry, so-so service 8/19/2005

i went here when i was looking for my engagement ring, and again when i was looking for my wedding band. the jewelry here is nice, and they'll do custom settings for you, which is also a plus. however, i found the staff to be a little rude and not very helpful (which i attributed to the fact that i look young and so they assumed i would spend less than the older customers who happened to be in the store at the same time i was--they were helped first even though i had been waiting to talk to someone). more

Good 8/13/2005

They have the best design for any jewelry. When I entered the store I knew it will be a great place. I wanted a neckless with diamonds with a design i wanted. The owner walked my through all the steps and got the final product I wanted. They seemed very professional on what they do. The final product was a really good quality and excactly how i wanted. Might go there for a wedding ring. more

exquisite 9/24/2004

Pave specializes in custom jewelry design, and there work is exquisite. They begin by doing a drawing of the work for you, and then you work through each stage of the design with them. They did my engagement ring (has filligree, antique-look) and I was really, really pleased. They are also unpretentious and not snobby the way I found some other jewelers I considered. more
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  • Pave Fine Jewelry offers one-of-a-kind earrings, necklaces and rings, with nine on-site jewelers to help design custom pieces. "I encourage customers to include elements of symbolism and metaphor in their design," Owner Michael Endlich says. "We help...

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    Rockridge

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