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(Above is the closest image that I can get from the web, which is similar to our supposed wedding ring.)

Just a quick, hurried post on my long overdue report on wedding rings.  Again, this has been sitting in my drafts folder for MONTHS so just tonight, I was really dying to get rid of it so forgive me if I skipped my usual long introduction, side stories and morale-of-the-story ending 😉 :

We’re not taking any chances in booking super affordable ring-makers, which will not guarantee us the ff:

a.  Superb craftsmanship and gorgeous designs.  We don’t wanna spend our hard-earned peso for (to put it bluntly) ugly rings.  Ideally, rings will be there as long as you’re together (that is, eternally) or until you pass them on to your ‘taga pag mana’.  We don’t want to keep on regretting purchasing the rings whenever we see them nor do we want to (later on) purchase another set out of frustration.

b.  Lifetime warranty and (it follows) business stability.  Without the latter, how can we avail of the warranty if they can’t assure us that they’ll be there ‘until death do us part’?

Of course the following are plus factors!

a.  Affordability (of course).  We have to stick with a and b above because rings are investments.  BUT we made sure that we can find a supplier who can both give us quality rings and services  AND a reasonable price.  We don’t want to spend almost all our wedding budget on the rings only.

b.  Flexibility of payment.  We didn’t know that ring suppliers offer installment payments until we visited one of the ring suppliers! 

c.  Quality of warranty.  Of course almost all are offering warranty services.  The question is, which supplier gives the best warranty services?

 The finalists:

 I got all of these from w@w, the yahoogroup for brides:

 a.  Matus Jewellery

 website: http://www.weddingrings.com.ph/

 email: matusweddingrings.com.ph

 landline: (632) 740-3004

 mobile: (63) 917-82MATUS(62887)

 address: 5th Level Mega Atrium (near the Chapel of the Eucharistic Lord)
SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

 b.  Meicel Jewelry

 website: http://www.meiceljewelry.com/

 email: MeicelJewelry@yahoo.com

 landline: 725-8311

 mobile: 0920-9216837

 address: 34-J Wilson St., West Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines

 — while these first two both have good reputations, Noly and I didn’t find our ‘it’ ring from them.  Quite honestly, the next two are the ones who passed our standards when it comes to craftsmanship and/or ‘pagiging polido’.

 c.  Suarez Wedding Rings

 website: http://www.suarezweddingrings.com/

 email: cs@suarezweddingrings.com

 landline: (632) 556-1954 (SM MOA Branch)

 mobile: +639228771406 (SM MOA Branch)

 address: 1st level, South Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City (beside Department store entrance) , Philippines

 d.  Goldenhills Jewelry

 website: http://www.goldenhillsjewelry.com/

 email: inquire@goldenhillsjewelry.com

 landline: +63 2 299 6122

 mobile: +63 917 517 0811

 address: Greenhills Shopping Center, Robinsons Manila, Things-Glorietta, Robinsons Galleria – among others

— we just love the designs and quality of these last two.  However, we booked Goldenhills over Suarez because the former gives a longer installment plan, which is one year (perfect for a more-than-a-year engagement) and free resizing is included in Goldenhills’ warranty.

Quite surprisingly, while Noly will leave all the wedding decisions to me, when it comes to wedding rings, he was hands on and picky.  For him, while every other wedding expenses will only be useful on the wedding day, rings are investments since we will use/keep it forever.

To all those couples presently looking for ‘that perfect pair’ – don’t rush it!  Take your time before you decide.  This part is one of my most favorite because you’re looking for a wedding item that you get to use as long as you live.  So just enjoy!

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