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64 East Walton Street, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061141.900053 -87.625936
Neighborhoods: Central, Near North Side
Surpassed all of my Expectations!! – Well, Shari didn't know but before I approached her establishment for a quote, I had visited and had over 3-5 quotes on a particular diamond ring I was looking for. By far she blew the competition out of the water, I was able to save $800-$900 on the ring I wanted.
However, when it came to her service, it was not only her selling me the ring I was looking for, but it was also her educating me and working with me in what I wanted to present to my wife of 15 years.
By far, the end product surpassed all of my expectations, she helped me look like I spent 3 times the amount that I actually did with the finished work they provided, and it was done just in time to present it as the Christmas gift my wife deserves.
I will continually recommend Shari & The Chicago Diamond and Jewelry Exchange to all of my friends, and the compliments on the ring also speak louder than the words I can share.
Way to go Shari!!
Fantastic Customer Service – I am the type of person that researches and researches before making a big purchase. CHIDEXX and the reviews did not disappoint.
CHIDEXX will work with you to create a unique piece of jewelry that fits your personality.
They will not try to up sell you, they would rather help you make an informed responsible decision and have what you have always dreamed of.
CHIDEXX also has prices that can't be beat!!!!!!!!
The shop is a little hard to find the first time, as it is down stairs, but once you are there it feels like a comfortable homey atmosphere. There is no pressure, just comfort. By the time you are done you are excited about your purchase, not worried you spent too much.
Oh and my ring is stunning. She knew what I wanted from talking on the phone with me, amazing!
Still Getting Compliments!! – In 1996, we were looking for an engagement ring. We had been to all the name stores, coming out feeling uninspired and rushed. One day, I stumbled into Shari's store back on Wabash called Studio C. She spent an hour educating me to the angles of diamonds. What I found out that day was that the most cost effective way and the most fun is to pick your own diamond! I brought Ben back to the store and our journey began.
We looked at many stones finding out that 3 stones with the same specs could look totally different! When we had the stone, I gave Shari 3 adjectives to describe the design we wanted and she made THE MOST beautiful, unique and personal ring I could ever imagined! She then made Ben's ring and again it is a piece unique to us. I still get compliments ALL the time.
Going into the store to clean my ring or to visit is a visit to a friend!
It is a personal experience with Shari and one that you'll store with all the wonderful memories of your day, not to mention, it's a blast!!!
Chicago Diamond & Jewelry Exchange & Bjeweled – I discovered the Chicago Diamond & Jewelry Exchange(CHIDEXX) while doing research on loose diamonds for my girlfriend's engagement ring. I compared retail stores, the diamond wholesalers on Jewelers Row, and internet sites such as bluenile. Just based on price alone, CHIDEXX beat them all! Once I found the diamond I liked online, I sent an email and received a prompt response from Shari/Kevin(the owners). I set up an appointment and was told that she would bring in that diamond and others of similiar quality for me to choose from. I arrived and was shown a variety of diamonds that fit within my budget. Shari and Kevin were very helpful and attentive and helped me stay on target with my budget. I know that I got the best bang for the buck when it comes to the center stone I selected.
That leads me to the other great thing about CHIDEXX...the customer service! They did not try to upsell me or anything. They wanted to educate me on diamonds and make me feel extra comfortable with the third largest single purchase I will likely ever make. Kevin is great at making you feel comfortable and offers cocktails during the buying process. So I had the diamond and was contemplating buying the setting from a retailer and having them set the stone. That's when I discovered BJeweled, the design business that is a part of CHIDEXX. This is Shari's specialty and she can create your heart's desire and the price is still better than anywhere else. I was able to get my setting created in platinum for less than everyone else was charging for white gold. Another plus is that you can have a completely custom piece of jewelry.
The completed version of the engagement ring was absolutely beautiful! It was exactly what we discussed and when I proposed to my girlfriend she was speechless. The quality/workmanship is fantastic!
My fiance and I will be going back to get our wedding bands made. I would recommend anyone looking for jewelry to start with CHIDEXX and Bjeweled! You will not regret it.
My fiance and I learned about Bjeweled through a referral from my sister and her husband. Shari is an AMAZING designer and truly an expert in her field.
The vibe is super friendly, professional and relaxed. Shari and Kevin are a great team and make you feel like old friends immediately, something my fiance and I truly appreciate in contrast to big name jewelers. We loved that they knew our names and took the time to learn about us personally. This made for an engagement ring that was exactly what we wanted and one of a kind.
The prices were fantastic and the product was certainly way above our standards.
We HIGHLY recommend Bjeweled (Shari & Kevin)! You will no doubt feel right at home and well taken care of.
Like a perfect diamond, BJeweled is flawless! – With the help of Kevin and Shari at BJeweled, my fiancé was able to create an engagement ring that reflected our love and my style. With the selection of a large jewelry chain and the creative and artistic flair of a smaller jewelry store, BJeweled offers the best of both worlds. Glass cases present clients with an impressive jewelry portfolio, while Kevin and Shari provide a welcoming atmosphere complete with cocktails and conversation. Their expertise and dedication to each client ensures every piece they design and sell is personal and unique. They know their clients and they know jewelry. We will always go to BJeweled for our jewelry, from this first promise to each other, to our wedding bands, anniversaries, and special occasions to come. Look no further, BJeweled is flawless!
Couldn't Be Happier – I found Shari and Kevin online because of the great reviews. I actually bought a diamond online and took it to them to have an engagment ring made. When I walked in Kevin greeted me right away and made me feel very comfortable for someone who had no idea what they were doing. He asked me a few questions to understand what I was looking for. I then met with Shari to design the acutal ring. It was obvious she knew what she was talking about but also listened to me and helped pick out the perfect ring. I was able to get my ring completed in the short time frame that I needed and at an incredible price. They were very honest about costs and I had no surprises. I have since been back to have the ring resized at no cost.
I wouldn't even consider going elsewhere for future jewelry. My fiance is ecstatic about her ring.
Priceless!! – After years of looking at, literally, over hundreds of thousands of rings, I FINALLY came to the decision that my perfect ring didn't exist. So many rings that I liked, even some I loved, but I never found "the one". My husband and I are very unique people with an even more unique relationship, and in all honesty, I needed the ring to symbolize what are relationship was, is and will be, without a "mass manufacturer" telling me what specific aspects of a ring symbolize. Having too many ideas on what I wanted, being a person that over-analyzes everything, and very hard to please, I have to say that Shari is the most patient and helpful business person I have come across. For my ideas that weren't practical or possible, she graciously let me know why, and always offered a different solution. Absolutely fantastic on "reeling me in" on all of my ideas, and translating it into exactly what I wanted and needed. It's fulfilling to know that the ring I proudly wear, is completely personal and perfectly symbolizes who my husband and I are as a team, and no other person should ever be able to wear that. The experience of being able to create my interpretation of a symbol of a lifetime commitment is truly PRICELESS. Well worth the drive from Wisconsin, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I cannot thank Shari and Kevin enough.
Shari you delivered – The Bjeweled store is an inviting boutique. A Gold Coast experience with diamond internet pricing. With neighbors like Bulgari and Tiffany they have to be good. Shari goes toe-to-toe with the best of the best. Shari's style is casual and thorough. Shari is a very talented designer. Her design style is head to hand.
No CAD just an artist developing individual pieces for each person. Very personal journey. Shari sketched the prototype engagement ring while we discussed details. Her incites were well thought out. Everyone in town talks custom design; however, Shari has the real cred to deliver. We watched her execute some jewelry techniques. We saw her Basel Exhibition designs. She brought an artists perspective to the ring design process. Chidexx delivered on the price. Nobody beat their price. Shari is a special person.
Shari has No Design Competition – We found Shari through the Chicago Notre Dame club. Shari does business the ND way with integrity and ethics. She is the consummate professional. Her diamond presentation was clear and informative. She armed us with the information necessary to make a good diamond decision. She let us walk and think about the diamonds presented. No pressure. We did the standard Wabash walk. There wasn't anyone that competed with Chidexx. Chidexx provides transparency and simplicity. Her design skills are unparalleled. She aided our idea development. The collaborative design process was satisfying. Shari brings a strong balance of architecture and art. I take great pride when folks stop my fiancee to look at her engagement ring. Great stuff.
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