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05/06/11Provided by Citysearch
I wanted to take the time to let everyone out there who loves buying and gifting jewelry that there is an extraordinarily fantastic jewelry store downtown on Samsom Street called Max Weiner Gemologist that goes far above and beyond to accommodate and please what you “want”.
My husband first purchased our engagement ring there, and told me explicitly that because of their exceptional attention to his desires on what “look” he wanted the ring to be that we were definitely going there for our wedding rings. What an experience it was to get such committed, individualized attention to the designing of our wedding rings. Everyone there, Max, Will, and Alisha all contribute to a relaxing and comfortable environment at a time in your life when all of your other wedding details are “getting” to you. I wanted a unique design for our wedding rings.. Even though I drew it up, I had a hard time explaining “the look” that I hoped to get. I meet with them, and they did a computer simulation for us to show us what the rings would look like before they even start to make them. As I said, I don’t think I was doing a good job of explaining what I wanted the rings to look like so the computer simulation got my ring right, but my husband’s wasn’t. I got a sinking feeling because it was getting very close to the wedding date that the design I hoped for wasn’t going to work out. THEY didn’t want me to settle on “the look” of my husband’s ring if it didn’t have the look I wanted, so they asked me to come in again so that they WOULD understand, no matter what, and assured me they would not stop until the design of our wedding rings were exactly as I wanted. They did what they promised, they got them exactly right!!! Plus we wanted to have a bible verse inscribed on the exterior portion on the part of the band that shows when you turn your hand over. They told me that they could do it but that over time it might wear away. Almost a year later and the inscriptions on both of our rings look the same as the day that they were done. We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary June 12, and it has taken me this long to write this rave review for Max Weiner because I wanted to take the time and see how I felt about our “experience” Max Weiner Jewelry, after the fact, after all the wedding hoopla fades. I have to say in writing this review my appreciation has grown even greater for all that they did for us. That was a crazy, chaotic time as every married couple knows, and Max Weiner provided the “stability and assuredness that it their part WOULD BE handled correctly” no matter what. They provided the piece of mind that their part would be “no worries” which every engaged couple craves to hear in planning their wedding. I think back, and say to myself, you know how many jewelers would have pushed me to settle on the look that I wanted for our wedding weddings to only tell me that I expected too much. No one at Max Weiner did or even made me feel like I was asking for too much! They seemed to address my special design for our weddings as if it was “business as usual” to them! I cannot thank Max Weiner enough for providing us with such superb customer service, attention and follow through of every detail, reasonable prices, and the most outstanding workmanship that shines through in all of their jewelry!
03/14/11Provided by Citysearch
Great store, great service!! I went to a few jewelry stores along jewelers row and a few in the mall. Didnt really have a clue on what i was looking at, but when i went to Max Weiners, Will explained everything about diamonds and what to look for. I told him how much i wanted to spend and showed him a picture of something i was interested in. He did not have anything in the store like that, so he had the ring custom made. It turned out better than expected and was right in the middle of my price range. Most importantly, my girlfriend (now fiance) is very happy with it. I highly recommend Max Weiner to anybody looking for any type of jewelry, especially an engagement ring. Needless to say, we will be returning for our wedding bands with in the next few months.
06/22/10Provided by Citysearch
When I started looking for an engagement ring I read reviews of stores on Jewelers Row online. I went to Max's because he had all positive reviews and I was very satisfied as well. Very nice staff--I told them my budget and they did a great job of helping me find something beautiful for a little less. And my fiance loves it as well. I'll be happy to go back for wedding bands and other jewelery in the future.
05/21/10Provided by Citysearch
I recently proposed to my girlfriend in Mexico. I bought a ""temp"" ring until I could get the one she wanted. I know NOTHING about diamonds or rings. I was nervous about buying the ""right"" ring until I walked into Max's and met Max, Ben and Rich. Ben walked me through what makes a beautiful diamond and ring step by step. Although my questions were dumb, he responded in the most kind and gentle manor. He asked what my budget was and helped to select rings that were within that range that were amazing. I was taught that any diamond can be mounted onto any setting. Rich then helped to select a ring that was perfect. After we finished the sale he took me aside and recommended different insurance companies and gave me his contact number in case I have any more questions. The ring was ready within 48 hours. Max had his jeweler mount, clean and polish it in 2 days time. He then called to let me know it was ready ahead of time. When I walked in to the shop, to pick up the ring, I was greeted by Max and Ben by name. They said “Welcome back Mr. Smith, wait until you see your ring.” Ben asked me to close my eyes so I would be surprised when I see the ring. When I opened the box it seemed as if the ring had gotten bigger and brighter. It was PERFECT. Max came over to look and said how happy my girl will be when she sees the ring.
This was like visiting a jeweler that you have known for 20 years. Max, Rich and Ben just went so far out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect. They gave me contact information in case I needed to talk. They had the appraisal ready for me on my return. They just...make you feel like they are on your side. When I commented on how involved they were in this ring purchase, I was told over and over again that they want me to go home and impress the hell out of her. The last thing they said to me when I was leaving that makes me want to come back for Christmas was when Max, Ben and Rich said ""Be sure to call us and let us know what she said."" This was the personal touch that you will not find in other jewelry stores unless it is written on a index card. These guys speak from the heart and treat you like they have known you for years. Oh yes, I have not stopped staring at the ring I bought for 12 hours now.
You took a nervous, uninformed, rube and made me feel confident that I got one of the best rings on the planet to go with my girl who is the best woman on the planet.
Only place I will ever go again.
05/11/10Provided by Citysearch
We went to Max Weiner for our engagement amd wedding rings. Max was GREAT! He was honest about everything, his prices were great, he had a lot of helpful suggestions, and the rings were absoulutley beautiful! I highly recommend Max, this is the first time I've ever left a jewelry store completely satisfied and not wondering if I could have done better elsewhere.
04/11/09Provided by Citysearch
I have been to every Jeweler, and I mean every Jeweler, including Max's store several times before I made my purchase, so I had quite an education, and being 40+, I was not some kid making a purchase for the first time.
The entire staff at this store is so low pressure, it was a breath of fresh air from the rest of the ""Row"". As soon as I would hear from a dealer that, ""It sell for this, but if you buy it today, I can discount it to that"", I was on my way out the door. I had none of this a Max Weiner's store.
We traded in a piece of Jewelry on the most beautiful ring I have ever seen, and we were given an honest trade in value. Other jewelers wanted to give us more, but the mark up on their diamonds made the trade worthless.
I bought the most beautiful Oval Diamond, flanked by 2 brilliant round stones set in 18K White Gold that took my fiancé's breath away, and she started crying in the store. Just that alone was priceless, but the price was what allowed me to keep my breath. I don't think the mark up at Max Weiner Jewelers is even half of what the other jewelers are asking. We had looked at a ring of almost the exact cut/clarity/color/ and size at another jeweler for over 5 thousand more, and their stone was EGL Cert, not the preferred GIA cert that I bought from Max Weiner.
I have never seen such a beautiful ring, and I have never dealt with such an honest Jeweler, especially on the ""Row"".
If you are looking to buy any piece of jewelry, before you put any money down on anything, do yourself a favor and see Max Weiner first, and you will be beyond surprised, you will be delighted.
Thank you Max, Diane LOVES the ring, and she cannot stop looking at it.
04/06/09Provided by Citysearch
I just bought an engagement ring from Max Weiner, and I highly recommend this jeweler to anyone looking for a good deal on top-quality jewelry.
I had done my homework, and shopped everywhere, before heading to Philly's Jeweler's Row. (I just couldn't make such an important purchase without seeing what I was buying from an online retailer, nor did I want to pay through the nose for the moderate quality I found at chain stores in the mall.)
I had seen Max's website, and searched his online database of stones, but it was the in-store experience that earned my business. The low-pressure sales approach, and willingness to track down exactly what I was looking for in a diamond and setting, was a pleasant contrast to the hard-sell tactics I encountered at other places on the ""Row"". Considering their excellent customer service, I was very surprised to find pricing that was competitive even with online retailers I had researched. Max and his staff were a pleasure to do business with, which is why I plan on returning here for our wedding bands and referring any family/friends that are thinking of taking the plunge. Max is my ""diamond guy"".
03/19/09Provided by Citysearch
I recently had my rolex band adjusted at Max Weiner and Max was exceptionally courteous by not only adjusting the band but didn't charge me anything. The service was extremely proffessional. They do have a good collection of jewelry and watches. I would definately recommend this place. A++
06/22/08Provided by Citysearch
My fiancee proposed to me with a beautiful, platinum, antique engagement ring. The ring was slightly too large for my finger, so I searched Jewelers Row for a jeweler worthy enough to resize my priceless (to me) ring. That's when I came across Max Weiner Fine Jewelers... phew...
I have no experience with rings, or even jewelry. Max Weiner was well informed and eager to please.
My ring was resized flawlessly and I spoke with Max about designing our wedding rings. I'm certain that will be an enjoyable and satisfying experience when the time comes.
I will always got to Max Weiner Fine Jewelers for my jewelry needs.
05/19/08Provided by Citysearch
We were referred to Max by dear friends of ours. They told us that Max was a very genuine, talented and honest jeweler. They were spot on! My fiance bought my engagement ring from Max and I couldn't be more amazed by it! It is the most stunningly-gorgeous ring...and I'm not the only one who thinks so! I get so many compliments on it. Max has an amazing eye and great taste. He custom made my ring with just the basic info from us (i.e. diamond ""four C's"" and budget)...and he couldn't have made it more perfect!! He made the process very simple and enjoyable (at least for me...I didn't have to pay for it!). Max and his staff are very easy to work with. They are very attentive, yet never pushy or just trying to make a sale. Max has a quiet confidence that lets you know that you are going to get a quality piece at an honest price. We are definitely going to be clients of Max's for life!
11/12/07Provided by Citysearch
Walking along jeweler's row is intimidating. I went into 6 places and they all just tried to sell me, no one cared if I got what I wanted. Then I went into Max Weiner and talked to Max himself. I told him I wante earring for my wife and he showed my at least a dozen great things, all within my price range. My wife loved them and I have gone back many time. No reason to walk along jeweler's row any more, I go right to max's and so should you.
10/15/07Provided by Citysearch
My husband and i are loyal customers of Max Weiner jewelers. It started when he baught me the most beautiful engagement ring . A few peices of jewelry later we could never go elsewhere.
Max has great prices and is very trustworthy.
Like most men my husband did his homework before purchasing my engagement ring. He was very pleased with Maxs' prices. He was able to buy a much larger diamond of great quality and stayed within his budget. Luckily for me my husband actually enjoys going to buy jewelry now.
We highly reccomend Max Weiner!
- Regular Hours
Mon - Fri: Sat - Sun Closed
- Diamonds, Diamond Buyers, Diamonds-Wholesale, Jewelry Buyers
- We buy and sell: Diamonds Gold Coins Estate Jewelry Watches
- Payment Options
- Center City, Center City East
- Other Information
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No