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Gregg Helfer, Ltd., Private Jeweler

Chicago , IL
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LOCATION

5 South Wabash
Chicago, IL US 60603 (map)

PHONE

312-920-0970

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What kind of jewelry do you offer?
Antique Engagement Rings, Antique Wedding Bands, Custom Accessories, Custom Engagement Rings, Custom Wedding Bands, Designer Accessories, Designer Engagement Rings, Designer Wedding Bands
What brands do you carry?
We have access to every major designer brand including Tacori, Ritani, Scott Kay, Jeff Cooper, Simon G, Verragio...just to name a few!!
Is your jewelry hand crafted?
All of our jewelry is handcrafted and created by master jewelers.
Do you offer custom design other than selecting the stone and setting separately?
Yes, we offer the simplist or the most intricate custom designed pieces. The only limit is your imagination.
Do you carry customary wedding jewelry such as Claddaghs or Kundan necklaces?
We don't stock these items, but they can be ordered for future delivery.
Do you offer ring sizing in-house? If yes, how long will an average custom order take, from initial contact to delivery?
All of our ring sizing and custom design is done in-house. Typically for custom orders we create a CAD computer image and/or a wax model of the piece for our client's approval. The process from your first office visit to the finished product is 2-3 weeks.
Do you offer stone upgrades if the client purchases their original stone with you?
Yes, we offer full credit for diamond upgrading, and your pricing for the upgraded stone will be better than competitive in the industry.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Not at this time.

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Deborah
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Our rings are GORGEOUS! The jewelry is extremely knowledgeable and you have the flexibility to create your own ring. They provide all types of jewelry services. They were fun to work with and priced well. Why go to a retail store when you can create your own style? We love them!
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debate789
Wedding:
11/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Really pretty rings and great value.
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Brian
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Great quality at a reasonable price
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shredz2000
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Greg was the perfect jeweler for everything we needed, from engraving my Dad's cufflinks at the last minute to custom designing my engagement ring. Everything was flawless. He creates the perfect combination of giving his own suggestions while listening to what the customer wants. Thanks Greg!
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kookachu
Wedding:
10/2/2007
5.0/5.0
We knew we were going to get married, it was just a matter of setting the date and getting a ring and small details. I guess Rob wanted to make our engagement a bit more special, so he organized a weekend-getaway to Chicago. We usually go there for the weekend, but this time Rob had set up an appointment at Gregg Helfers. I didnt know this was Robs secret until we walk to the store and he asked me officially to be his wife. And then we walked in and I got to look at rings! I had heard a lot about this place from friends who live in Chicago, they say that its a great place to go to buy diamonds, precious stone, and jewelry. Robs goal was to custom design a ring for me. I know that I am so blessed to have a husband who loves to spoil his wife, but he reasoning was that he wanted to get me something beautiful and unique. His approach was that this would be a piece of art that would stay in our family for (hopefully) many generations to come. I always loved Opal, and I was able to see what options I would have for Opal rings and other precious stones. They were also really helpful at explaining how they would be able to custom style the ring I wanted, which was really helpful! All the rings I saw were beautiful, they have an amazing selection, and I love my ring so much!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
I am obsessed with my engagement and wedding rings -- the diamond (and sapphires for the band) quality is unmistakably perfect, and a great value since he does custom rings rather than pre-made settings. It was exactly what I wanted and he works closely to perfect the rings -- not only with the stones but also with design - emailing back and forth with design mock-ups, etc. One PROBLEM, however, is Gregg's lack of professionalism sometimes. He can be forgetful, confusing me for other brides on several occasions, and can be flustered and ill-prepared for our face-to-face meetings... having to look up our past discussions and mockups on his computer. When I picked up my wedding band for the first time, just 10 days before the big day - he had placed diamonds in the setting rather than the blue sapphires! What a mistake... I had to drive back into the loop twice to rectify the situation, for which he was apologetic and offered to ship the new ring -- but I was too nervous to do so, especially so close to the wedding. It all worked out in the end - but no discount was offered on his behalf, and the very obvious mistake shows his lack of organization. He is incredibly friendly and I like that it is a family-owned business dating way back to his grandfather... right on the famed jewelers row. I would go back for the value, price, and perfection of my custom rings, but be warned.
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