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Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - 39 Reviews - 5 South Wabash Suite 502, Chicago, IL - Jewelry Reviews - Phone (312) 854-4444

Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago

5 South Wabash Suite 502 (at Jewelers Row in Mallers Building Suite 911)
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 854-4444
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Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL
Diamonds By Shelly - Chicago - Chicago, IL


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I got married in my early age but I and my wife never invested in rings till today. On anniversary, we decided to buy a ring but we had very tight budget. So we decided to go for ...


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Editorial review from Citysearch 1/7/2014

Working with Shelly to get the ring I was after was a great experience- and I wasn't easy. I took multiple visits to learn and talk about the ring, diamond, my options, etc. Shelly was always great- she was very patient, never rushed me to ""finish"" the sale, etc. \r \r By the time I had finished, I had changed the design of the ring several times- but she was never anything but awesome to work with, and I ended up with a custom ring that my Fiance loves! \r \r I highly recommend Shelly to anyone.\r \r Mark more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/17/2013

I spent about three months going to multiple jewelry stores and haggling prices to look for that perfect ring. Then I went to DBS. The manner in which DBS does business is much different than any other place I went to. Every other place I went to I felt like I was buying a car- no matter what I picked they didn't really care, they just wanted to get the deal done. At DBS, extra time and care was taken to ensure that every thing that could be thought of was and every detail was examined. I didn't know anything about diamonds, but Shelly took the time to educate me.\r \r Ultimately, you're spending a lot of money and whoever you're going to give that money to, you better like. At DBS you're not dealing with the ""used car salesmen"" type diamond dealers. You're dealing with people who actually care and want to make sure that you are happy. I will recommend DBS to everyone I know from here on out. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/23/2013

When I first started looking to buy my fiance's engagement ring I had no idea where to start. I was referred to Diamonds by Shelly by a friend, and after my first meeting with Shelly and her associates I knew my search was over. \r \r I felt like I had a personal relationship with them and was not just another customer walking in the door. They fully educated me on diamonds/settings and provided me with the best options within my budget. My fiance loved her ring, and I will definitely be going back here for the wedding ring along with future jewelry purchases. \r \r Josh more

Excellent product from a reliable source 12/13/2010

I got married in my early age but I and my wife never invested in rings till today. On anniversary, we decided to buy a ring but we had very tight budget. So we decided to go for online research first. We want to purchase diamond for investment purpose and that?s the reason, we were searching for a reliable source which can provide quality semi mounted or loose diamonds. After reading some very doubtful and questionable reviews, I was extremely afraid and do not want to put my money at risk. After some review, I found Chicago Diamond Experts review. I took an appointment with with them and met. We were warmly welcomed. Experts were very patient and explain everything in detail. They educate us about the 4C?s and how to judge quality of Diamond. We told him about our price range for loose diamond. We are happy that we have got best deal from Chicago diamond experts. We got our ring ready on very next day. more

Impressive Staff 12/2/2010

Shopping at Chicago Diamond Expert is one of the unforgettable experiences of my life. I bet, you won?t get such marvelous purchasing experience of an engagement ring any where else. I enjoyed personalized services at Chicago Diamond Experts. Their representatives are very supportive in selecting a diamond ring and provide detail about its setting etc. They gave me enough time to select and finalize a diamond engagement ring. I and My fianc? will certainly go there again for further shopping need. more

Excellent collection 12/1/2010

Chicago diamond technicians deserve your trust. I was there to buy an engagement ring. I found the staff very helpful and knowledgeable. We all know buying diamond is not at all an easy task but its representative guided me well. It made me get a general Idea about what sort of ring, I am looking for. He had shown different type of ring. Wearing a diamond ring id everyone?s desire and I was surprised when I got diamond ring within my budget. Before going for shopping, I did great research to know the current Market price of rings. The unbelievable part is, I bought my favorite rings in less than market price. Designs were fabulous by ChicagoDiamondsExperts. more

Very Helpful 1/25/2010

I could not have had a better experience purchasing an engagement ring. I had been to the big box stores such as Kay's and Jared and they can not even compare to the personalized service I received from Chicago Diamond Experts. Wally was extremely helpful in helping me select a diamond and setting for the perfect engagement ring, he was very informative and provided me with a wealth of knowledge about diamonds. He provided me with plenty of time in making my final decision. My fiance and I will definitely be going back for all our diamond and jewelry needs. Thank you very much for your help in choosing something that will last a lifetime. Pros: Very easy to talk to, great selection of diamonds more

Great Experience! 1/20/2010

Shopping for an engagement ring seemed like a daunting task until I found the reviews on Citysearch for Chicago Diamond Experts and Wally Krakowski! He takes the time to educate you about diamonds and will find the right diamond for you at your price. He doesn't try the hard sell at all! He listened to exactly what I wanted and took the time to work out the details of the exact time of ring that I was looking for. Over the next few weeks he made sure that the ring was exactly like we discussed, making adjustments as needed. My fiance could not be happier with her ring and I couldn't be happier with my experience shopping at Chicago Diamond Experts! Pros: Great selection of diamonds, willing to work with you more

The Perfect Ring 1/18/2010

I was on a 3 week US vacation trip When I decided that I was going to propose to my girlfriend and I really had no clue about diamonds so after doing some searching on the net I found a lot of reviews about Wally at Chicago Diamond Experts so I contacted him and straight away felt at ease. His website was a great help as it educateds on the basics of diamond selection. I had a few ideas of the type of ring I wanted and after a few emails and phone calls to Wally he had some choices for me. Pros: Everything was easy more

Excellent Place for Engagement Rings 11/5/2009

I went to a bunch of different retailers such as Rogers & Hollands, Helzberg and felt completely uncomfortable. I was not going to be forced into a purchase of an overpriced diamond. After those painful visits I decided to hop online to yelp and other sites to see what people thought about different shops. Turned out to be an excellent idea, and that's why I'm posting up here as well. Pros: Great selection, Buyer Friendly more

Quality products from a trustworthy source!! 7/27/2009

My husband and I got married when we were really young, but never invested in rings until now. I had done all the research online and through reading. Being that we are now in a recession and funds are tight we decided to go to the Jewelry Exchange in Villa Park to see what they would offer us. Without hesitation we hastily bought a diamond semi mount wedding set and put money down on the loose diamond itself, but left it at the store. After reading some very questionable reviews online, I was extremely afraid to go back and purchase the loose diamond from them afterward. I really wanted to get the semi mount set appraised to see if what I had paid was really what the ring was worth. After some additional looking around, I found Chicago Diamond Experts and the reviews were excellent, so I made an appointment. When I arrived, Wally greeted my husband and I warmly. He took a look at my ring and told me what he thought it was worth (which ended up being more than what I thought) but he was very patient with us and explained everything. He educated us on the 4 C's and even showed us the ""hearts and arrows"" in a loose diamond he had there in his store. We felt so comfortable with Wally because he educated us rather than sold us on a diamond and did not push us into purchasing anything from his store. We told him what our price range was for a loose diamond and he not only found us a more beautiful diamond than we wanted but for a cheaper price! Instantly we purchased the diamond and my ring will be ready by tomorrow!!! I am so happy to have found Wally online and thank you to all the other consumers who took the time to write a review, this has really helped me a lot!! Wally...I will be back soon or the right hand ring we discussed!! Thank you so much!! Pros: Patient, Informative, Trustworthy more

The only way to buy an engagement ring 5/13/2009

I had Wally make me an custom egagement ring for my fiancee last year. She has very particular tastes, which included a specific type of design from Tacori. If you know anything about Tacori they are know for there side archs and other specific details. They are also one of the most expensive rings on the market. Pros: Value, Selection, Quality, Service more

If you are in the diamond market, you MUST talk to Wally at Chicago Diamond Experts 2/1/2009

Admittedly, I do not know much about diamonds and the concept of buying an engagement ring was rather overwhelming. I was very concerned that I would be ""taken"" at some point in the process. Wally and Chicago Diamond Experts came highly recommended by a close friend. Working with Wally was the wisest decision I made! Wally has a very straight forward, personable, friendly and honest approach. He seeks to educate first, and then match a product with your exact specs. Best part is that he has tremendously fair prices and really, really high quality products. I would highly recommend that anyone in the market for a diamond saves themselves a ton of time shopping around and goes directly to Wally on the 12th floor, around the corner from the elevators at 5 S. Wabash. You will be very pleased with the entire process. Pros: Every aspect of the proces was perfect Cons: Absolutely nothing...go talk to Wally! more

Diamonds are forever 1/26/2009

And that is all that matters. Pros: She said yes more

If you're looking for a a diamond/engagement ring don't go anywhere else! 10/28/2008

Wally is the real deal. A genuinely nice guy who is a pleasure to deal with. Pros: Everything more

A diamond ring for my 25th wedding anniversary 10/24/2008

Our experience at Chicago Diamond Experts was a good one. Wally helped us through the entire process of choosing stones and a setting. He explained the qualities of diamonds and took the time to show us different ones. It was a great learning experience for my husband and myself. I now have a beautiful 5 diamond platinum ring which I love. Many thanks to Wally for his guidance. I plan to return to have my original wedding ring stones reset next time I am in Chicago. more

Quality and Nice People 10/7/2008

My ring is beautiful (so brilliant!!) and everyone compliments it! I catch myself staring at it and my fiance just smiles. We looked at several places in the area and CDE has some of the best QUALITY for a very reasonable price. Also, Wally and staff are nice people to work with. Pros: Nice people, great quality, reasonable prices Cons: Parking but that is to be expected for the area more

You don't need to look anywhere else. 6/10/2008

I went to several other places before finding Wally. I liked what I saw at the other stores, but the prices were way out of my range. Pros: Polite, no pressure sales. Great variety. Beautiful jewelry. Amazing prices. Cons: None. Go visit Wally. more

An excellent place for your diamond needs! 6/1/2008

I found Wally right here on City Search, and based on the comments I made him my first stop as I shopped for a ring. I like the fact that Wally takes the time to educate you (you will still learn something even if you have done diamon research), doesn't act like a salesperson, and find the best deal for your budget. more

SIMPLY THE BEST! 12/27/2007

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  • Wholesale jewelry dealer specializes in loose diamonds, settings, earrings and more.

  • 1/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    10am - 6pm Monday - Friday Appointments Recommended
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Loop