1329 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910739.945555 -75.163847
Neighborhoods: Center City, Washington Square West
Wish I had Listened – I wish I had heeded the negative reviews on Citysearch before attempting to have a piece of custom jewellery made at Halloween. My experience is almost identical to the others who rated their experience as poor. My ring came back not once, not twice, but three times an amateur, shoddy mess. The level of craftsmanship was what one might expect to find in a beginner jewellery-making class. The proprietors were eager to try and make things right, but after three times, I gave up. It's really disappointing, given the rave reviews they had received in the past and their reputation for creating nice pieces. Makes me wonder what must have changed recently...
That being said, if you're in the market for existing (e.g. not custom-made) jewellery, then the shop is definitely worth checking out. They have TONS of beautiful pieces at reasonable prices. Too bad my ring was not one of them.
An Exercise in Frustration – I had high hopes for Halloween when I visited the store in search of wedding bands for myself and my wife. Unfortunately, the store failed to live up to expectations and the quality of the rings that we received was completely sub-standard. My wife's bands arrived two days before our wedding with a diamond missing and clear signs of shoddy craftsmanship (i.e., the ring looked like it had been stretched and soldered together and there were blemishes and discoloring on the band).
We asked the store to fix the faulty ring, but it still fell short in craftsmanship. We're now on the third time around and just want the whole ordeal behind us.
The bottom line: If you're in the market for something eclectic, Halloween might be the place for you. However, if you are buying for an important event like a wedding or an anniversary (or just to reward yourself) you should definitely shop around. You'll be much happier in the long run knowing that you have considered multiple options.
Unfortunately not a great experience – I was looking for a place to get a unique wedding band and Halloween was recommended by several of my co-workers. The store itself is a wonderful experience...tucked away and not very obvious from the street and the inside of it is a visual delight! However the ring that was designed for me came out looking like it was designed by an inexperienced jewelry designer. It was partly my mistake for approving a shoddy design in the first place with the prototype that was shown to me however I thought it was just that, a prototype. Had I known that they were going to use the exact wax model as the mold for the finished design without smoothing it out better and "finishing" it, I never would have approved. There were very obvious flaws, very poor construction and sloppy finishing in the fine details, as if parts of the ring had either fallen or melted and they were soldered back in place. I paid for the ring but had another ring designed elsewhere to use as my wedding band instead.
Incredible experiences – Entering the store was an experience in and of itself. With wide eyed amazement, if you are looking for unique jewelry or to create one you are in the right place. Nice, fun, enjoyable employees and Henry just knows how to translate your interests. Just let him go, you will enjoy . And you WILL return
Treats (not tricks) sparkle from a covert trove of bejeweled treasures. – In Short
A twisted ivory banister leads to Egyptian obelisks, empty grandfather clocks, wall-mounted tabernacles and a balcony of displays--each objet d'art draped, stuck and overflowing with all manner of rings, pins, chains, bangles, watches and other body decorations. Both conservative styles (classic pearl earrings, diamond engagement rings) and wild fashions (huge amber pendants, skull pins) are for sale.
Most Fabulous Jewelry Designer on the East Coast – Henri David is fabulous!!! We went in for wedding rings and found so much more. He delivered exactly what we wanted. I will go nowhere else for jewelry. Halloween is a unique, must see shop in Center City. If you're looking for that special gift....look no further.
Perfect for wedding rings! – My husband and I ordered our wedding rings just two weeks before the wedding and they were handmade and finished in time. We absolutely love them! Their selection of rings is unlike anything else around. The service was wonderful. Henry is amazing! I will always recommend Halloween.
Excellent Find – I was becoming flustered when trying to satisfy the whims of my future fiancee who wanted a simple change to a ring setting. Upon getting a recommendation from a friend of a friend, I found my way to a hidden gem in Philadelphia -- Halloween. Apart from the incredible variety, I was overwhlemed, impressed and utterly pleased with the incredible service. In a day and age where good service is an anomaly, Halloween has an overabundance of friendly people who are more than willing to help, and make the jewelry shopping experience a delight.
The only Jewelry Shop in Philly.... – Halloween is the only place in Philly to buy your jewelry!!! It is where we bought our wedding rings and I always buy personal gifts for others there.... H.David thinks of every aspect including the packaging..... and there is no pretensiousness in this jewelry store.... and best of all he'll custom make pieces to try and fit your budget.... Halloween is the best!!!!
Halloween ROCKS!!! – If there is only one jewelry store that you frequent....make it Halloween. From the minute you walk in, you will know you are someplace special. I always start my visit by going up the fabulous staircase to the little walkway above which features lots of small glass-fronted cases filled with unique jewelry, I always find great silver rings. Many items are thoughtfully grouped together by genre (ie: dragons, celestial, etc.) Downstairs, don't miss the heart-shaped display case. Consider investing in a custom piece made just for you by Henri....you will be forever hopelessly enchanted!!!
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