JNT on Citysearch
10 years ago
02/17/2011, 01:53 AM
Best kept jewelry secret in Chicago – We had looked around the Michigan Avenue area for wedding bands and visited some of the major jewelers in the area. We saw some nice rings to complement my fiance's engagement ring, but she didn't get the warm and fuzzy feeling that someone gets when they know they've found the right thing for them. These rings were also definitely pricey, which is expected when looking at new rings at a name brand store.
Anyhow, we kept looking and today we decided to look at some estate jewelry, antique rings in platinum and diamonds with engraving that would also go really well with her engagement ring. I found one place around the area on Walton Street, it's called House of Khan. We went there and met with Tobina Kahn, who showed us some rings and was very nice. They did not have anything in the store today that worked, and she was cool enough to tell us about Beverley R, just down the street next to the Drake Hotel. She told us to stop by there to check out their rings.
We are so glad we did! We walked over, rang the door bell and met Stephen. He is a super great gentleman. I believe he said that he has been working with antique and estate jewelry for over 30 years, and has been in Chicago for the past couple of years. He said he's originally from London, and we talked about that for a little while since we are going to London as part of our honeymoon.
We looked at all of the beautiful rings he had, and each one of them was cool and unique. He explained to us that rings that have diamonds all the way around them cannot be resized, so when you are looking at estate or antique rings like this, you need to find one that you love and that fits you well. After spending about 40 minutes or so talking and trying on the rings, that warm and fuzzy feeling was obvious and we got a beautiful1930's vintage wedding band ring made of platinum, with over 1.6 carats of diamonds all the way around it, and really amazing detailed engraving all around it. We even looked at it with a loupe and the detail was so cool.
We are very happy with our experience today, and would definitely recommend Beverley R to anyone looking for great jewelry like engagement rings and wedding bands. I know that we will go back for sure to see Stephen when we want to get other jewelry.
Jimmy - Humboldt Park