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