Another item off our checklist! Yey! We originally planned to scout for wedding rings from Meycauayan City because it’s known to be the Jewelry Capital of the Philippines but we ended up going to Ong Pin because we saw more reviews about Jewelry stores who sell legit wedding rings. I know there’s a lot of trusted suppliers from Meycauayan but we don’t know any Goldsmiths from the area and we only saw a few reviews online. I’m a bride born in an era where reviews from other brides matter. In a way, their first hand experience gives me confidence in whatever decision I make. It was sad that none of our friends or family members know a goldsmith from Meycauayan so off to OngPin we went carrying a list of three Jewelry Stores that have several reviews online: Mayfair, Ty Po Huat and Goldfinity. The warnings I saw over and over in the internet says that some Shops from OngPin sells fake jewelries so we were careful not to approach the ones that are not in our list because we were just too scared to be skimmed. I guess the fact that Allan and I do not know anything about gold gives us a big time fear of checking out other stores. I’m pretty sure other stores were legit sellers, I even saw some reviews for other stores but we just decided to go with the ones that were already tried and tested by others. The first from the list that we saw was Goldfinity and while checking some of the rings, Allan realized he wanted a simple design, this came as a big surprise to me because he’s usually attracted to anything that is overdecorated hehe (peace hon!). We also, originally thought of two toned wedding rings but we didn’t find any that we like.
After checking a few more on the set of 18K wedding rings, we were both in love with the simplest comfort fit gold wedding rings. It was really so simple yet of course timeless and classy.
We almost bought the pair of rings from Goldfinity but we decided to check out Ty Po Huat because I heard their rate is more affordable and true to the news, the price of the exact same wedding bands we like was cheaper by a few hundred pesos and yes you can haggle.
Sir Henry was the one who assisted us though a day before we went there though I was already exchanging messages with Ms. Joanne. They were both accommodating and easy to talk to so we closed the deal.
Photo Credit to: http://www.pureclassicalfengshui.com/auspicious-wedding-dates-for-2014/
We paid for the discounted price of the ring, asked for a receipt (this is very important!) and we did wait for around 10 minutes as they engrave our names on the rings.
Is it weird that I feel so kilig when I wear our wedding rings? 🙂 I really feel like a full pledge wife when I wear it. I love that it’s simplicity and the fit in my finger! Oh and did I tell you we got it in an affordable price? I think it’s cheaper than buying rings from the mall. 🙂
We didn’t bother going to Mayfair anymore though they are more famous because base on what I have read, their rates are a little higher and they focus more on custom made pieces.