Kassab Jewelers Testimonials
Woohoo! As good as it gets! Sandra and Michael in the Washington Square store were absolutely wonderful in helping my son find the perfect engagement ring for his girlfriend. He looked for more than three months until the two very knowledgeable sales people stepped in. What a great experience working with both of them.. It was painless and so exciting to finally be happy this custom made setting. I have done business with them before and of course they will always be my jewelry store favorite. THANK YOU SO MUCH. Jenna broke down and cried. It was wonderful.
By: Sheryl Retallick
Finding the perfect engagement ring can be challenging. An engagement ring is probably the most significant jewelry purchase that you're going to make. It represents the bond that you and your fiancee share to everyone who sees it. When you have an excellent jeweler, he/she will make the process memorable and pleasant. It was a very long process for us to find the perfect engagement ring. Thanks to John Chhim from Kassab Jeweler so much for the wonderful customer service. We are so appreciative of all your hard work in helping us get the perfect engagement ring .His patience and attentiveness to our concerns, and requests, was remarkable. I value the advice and knowledge he has. He reminded us "remember, she will be wearing this ring for the rest of her life, every day. You, and she, want to make sure that the style of the ring fits her personal style and is reflective of your tastes." I can't thank him enough for all his help. In fact John has been our recommendation to anyone in pursuit of rings-while also assuring them of great service.
By: Kim Hoang
Kassab exceeded all of my expectations by a mile and I can be a demanding and picky individual so that really does say a lot. They patiently helped me pick out a ring. We had multiple sessions over the course of several weeks because I was looking for something special and unique but didn't know exactly what. First they ordered a few settings that I was interested in through a designer and when I saw them in person I ended up not liking them. Eventually we went through everything they had in stock and I was finally able to narrow it down to a top 2 and eventually a top 1 choice. My top choice was originally way out of my price range but we worked together and found a way to make it happen by looking at different stones, they flexed on their price more than they probably should have, and I flexed on my price range more than I should have but the end result was a show stopper of a ring. That ring looks like fire and ice, grabs your eye from every angle and distance, and if that wasn't enough the ring is made of the best materials and feels like a ring that will last a lifetime. My fiance constantly gets complements on her ring and I owe that 100% to Kassab (and specifically to Heather and Pierre). Heather's vast knowledge about rings was almost inconceivable: from ring design to durability and quality to potential repair issues and everything in-between and Pierre (who's also the owner) is a genuine class act who seems to have the strongest desire to give a final product that you;ll be 100% ecstatic about. Here is a little more background but really I could go on and on with lots of praise... They were ultra focused, attentive, patient, filled with idea, suggestions and understanding. They ordered rings and stones for me several times and I never felt pressured to buy anything from them. I entire time I (day after day, week after week) I felt like they just wanted to help me make the most important decision of my life and wanted to be one of the hands that helped me get there. They fully understood what I was going through (without me ever having to explain it), the magnitude of the decision I was about to make and how I needed it to be absolutely perfect. After I finally picked the setting and stone, the setting needed to be custom made and this time to fit a round stone instead of a princess stone we have looked at - and and this normally take 4 weeks. I asked if they could do it in 2 weeks and possibly ship it to me while we were on vacation in Seattle so I could propose there and they found a way to make it happen. They shipped the ring via overnight Saturday deliver to the Front desk of the hotel so that I could have it the exact day that I planned to propose, and the proposal went well. =o) Afterwards my fiance loved the ring, but still want a few things modified (from a personal preferences standpoint) like the height of the ring and she wanted to see if they could add a few more details. We brought the ring in, gave them the specifications and a few days later they had customized it again to her exact specifications. I really can't say enough about them, I could go on and on as I already have. Just so you know they aren't the only place I went to, I pretty much went everywhere and looked at everything online and in person and Kassab just happened to be the best place, with the best people, the best selection, and without a doubt the best service! Other stores just weren't that knowledgable about rings, rings quality, and how they could be modified or customized (the question itself produce blank stares and a long pauses), so all-in-all most places were just more of a cookie cutter/what-you-see is what-you-get type of operation. I am forever grateful to the folks at Kassab Jewelers (especially Heather and Pierre), blessed to have come across them, I would give them a perfect score on every possible category, and really the best compliment I can give them is to say Kassab will be our jeweler from this day forward - there is just no comparison. Thanks,
By: Travis Kurtz
Our relationship with Kassab Jewelers began at their Portland store around the holidays last year. My fiance and I live out of state but travel to Oregon often, and were searching for a specific Northwest-based designer, Sholdt, whose rings I had been admiring online. That's when we met Sandy Ponder, who is genuine, effusively enthusiastic and totally dedicated to her work. Sandy and fellow jeweler Penny shared anecdotes about why they loved the Sholdt line and how they work closely with the family-run company. She invited us down to the Lake Oswego location to see a particular setting we were looking for that they had in-store there. After confirming a couple days later that it was 'the one', Sandy communicated over email with my fiance about all of the next steps of process. She and fellow jeweler Phillip helped him through all of the steps of choosing a beautiful diamond and having the stone set by Sholdt in Seattle. They made everything so easy given that the communication was mostly email based. Sandy even included a congratulations card that he shared with me after he popped the question! She followed up with us over the following months. We emailed Sandy when we were ready to pick out our wedding bands. First, she opened the store early for us at our request given our very narrow window of time on our weekend trip to Oregon. Totally accommodating. Second, she asked my fiance to pick from a series of wedding band photos in a follow-up email so that she could have an array of suitable choices waiting for him, and proactively ordered in the matching Sholdt bands to go with my engagement ring, without us even having to request them. She was so patient and took plenty of time with us during our wedding band appointment and we are looking forward to purchasing our rings from Sandy at Kassab. She has demonstrated the attentiveness, sincerity and love for her profession that let us know that she's our jeweler!
By: James Miller
I had seen the Kassab located in Washington Square before I had actually begun looking for a ring for my fiance', and remember being absolutely AMAZED at the different designers, and incredible selection. I had looked at literally thousands of rings in the past in every place imaginable, and new a bit about what I was looking for. I came upon a designer online, Verragio, that I had never encountered, but LOVED the exquisite look and ironically when I searched for local dealers, there was Kassab!. We special ordered our ring with slight changes and weren't sure how it would look, but we were greatly encouraged by our personal jeweler Diane Armstrong, and when it arrived everyone thought it was absolutely stunning! My bride was happy, and so was I. As well as having changes, it was a rush order and because of time constraints the owner put in a call to rush it in time for the wedding. How often does that happen?? We owe a special thanks to Diane, and everyone else at Kassab who helped with this incredibly important purchase. I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant experience, OR a more experienced team of experts and professionals than those at Kassab. Thanks to all of you for your guidance, help and experience. I'll recommend you to anyone I know in the market for incredible jewelry!!
By: Tim Meister
I (we) cannot say enough about how wonderful it was to work with Kassab Jewelers. My fiancé heard of Kassab through a friend who said if he's gonna take the plunge he has to buy the ring from Kassab. So of course when we were ready to look Kassab was the first stop. From the moment we walked in the door we were greeted with a warm smile, a friendly introduction and handshake. Not to mention genuine excitement from the sales staff. It was like we had stumbled upon the Nordstrom of Jewelers! I immediately fell in love with their ring selection (it is the best in Portland hands down!). Since it was our first stop we felt like we had to do our due diligence and make our rounds before committing to anything. Unfortunately for the other Jewelers in town, Kassab set the bar so high no one else came close to the service or selection and attitude that Kassab brought to the table. I am embarrassed to admit this but we went to all three Kassab stores, WA Square, Lake Oswego and Downtown to look at a ring I had fallen in love with on our first visit (I was a little excited), and every location had amazing sales staff. Which made our choice very easy. Once we had decided Kassab was the Jeweler we were going to choose to pick out my engagement ring we went back to the WA Square location where we met the person who took our experience to the next level, Rana Kassab. What a woman! Rana has impeccable taste, you will realize this the moment you meet her. She is beautiful and sophisticated; I was ecstatic that she would be working with Dave to pick out my ring, as I knew her input would help us find the perfect one. She is incredibly knowledgeable, she listens to what you want and need (which is so refreshing), and always makes you feel important. What more could you ask for! While I knew this the first day I met her, it became even more apparent when my fiancé was so proud of his hard work and showed me the email chain between he and Rana to find the perfect diamond. I was blown away, the fact that she was willing to go to that length to find him exactly what he wanted and in every email was so pleasant and upbeat and never once gave up, that is service I'd never experienced in my life. Which is why Rana will not only be our lifetime Jeweler but has become a very special friend!!! As if I wasn't already impressed, Rana then took the time to send me a long email with the names and contact information for the vendors she had researched and selected for her wedding to help me plan my big day! Like I said, what a woman! Words will never be enough to express the gratitude both Dave and I have for Rana's help. She has added more to our engagement experience than she'll ever know. So go see her, she will take great care of you!
By: April Marvin
Message: Dear Kassab Jewelers, I recently visited your store on June 21st, 2012 and was very impressed with your level of customer service and friendliness. Kevin Houstman was exceptional in his knowledge and customer service level. Kevin never made us feel pressured in looking and deciding to buy a sapphire bracelet. He left it up to us to make our own decisions. We really appreciated that as we found that Kassab products really sell themselves. We like the vast selection of uniqueness in your jewelry. We had a very good experience and will be back. Thank you.
By: Tho Huynh
My husband and I had the most wonderful experience selecting a wedding ring at Kassab. Diane was such a blessing to us! She patiently took us through diamonds, as we had no real knowledge of diamonds, nor where to begin. We had looked for many months at other jewelery chains, but the settings and gems all looked the same to us, nothing unique. We had found "the one" ring that would convey to the world that we had found the one person we wanted to grow old with in this life. As we expressed to Diane what were looking for, she listened with full attention. She left for a moment, then brought back one particular ring, and our hearts let with joy!! THAT was THE ONE ring!! She has done it!! We thank Mr. Kassab and Diane for their care, thoughtfulness, and knowledge, of not only beautiful jewelry, but for being a part of our life most precious moments.
By: Leslie Moran
The Rings have been extremely well received. They have exceeded our expectations!! They are handsome and very masculine just as we had wanted/hoped for. Thank you both so very much for making a long awaited dream come true!! We will always have the fondest memories of our ring selection because of both of you sharing your expertise in the selection of stones and placement of them. Even though they were over our budget they are worth every penny for the happiness they have created for us. No other rings we had looked at could ever compare to these two rings. They will always be a signature of our commitment to each other! Many, many thanks again, Sundance LB, Steve and Terry
By: Steve & Terry
Kassab Jewelers,Thank you so much for helping me to find the perfect engagement ring. Kevin Houstman was so incredibly helpful. He worked so hard to find me a diamond that my fiancée would love and would fit in my budget and specifications. He even surprised me with a diamond that was 0.3 carats larger than I thought I could afford and that was after I had spent countless hours online at all of the major diamond stores. As Kevin told me the first day I walked into the store, give me a chance and I will find you a better diamond than any of the competition. He definitely kept his word. I am incredibly picky and went to almost every diamond store in town. I want to learn everything I could about the diamonds and even get to the point where I could feel fairly comfortable evaluating a diamonds clarity and color without needing the jeweler to tell me. I noticed very quickly that diamonds don’t all sparkle the same. I told Kevin that I want the most sparkly diamond I can get. He had three diamonds shipped in for me and they were amazingly sparkly. It is all about the cut, which Kevin told me about and I knew based on lots of online research. He let me look at them in every kind of light possible and I was so pleased compared to other stores I had visited. He wasn’t trying to hide them under special lights, these diamonds truly were sparkly. I am very thorough and Kevin was always so helpful. I made at least 10 trips to Kassabs and every time Kevin, the stores manager, would stop what he was doing and help me out. He was never in a hurry and always very patient. He gave me a lot of great advice. The next major decision was what setting to get. My fiancée and I fell in love with a beautiful setting that in Portland is only sold at Kassabs. They have such a great selection of settings. It was a tension setting that needed to be sized perfectly because it can’t be resized. I had Kevin size her finger twice and he was able to get a perfect size. We had her finger sized at two other places and both were off by .25 -.5 sizes. Kevin also was able to talk with the designer and get them to adjust the ring size to fit the large diamond and my fiancées small finger size. Kevin is very skilled at his job. My fiancée loves her ring. She gets complements daily by complete strangers that tell her she has the most beautiful, sparkly ring they have ever seen. I couldn’t be happier with the ring and with the whole purchasing process at Kassabs. I give Kevin my highest recommendation for anyone who is looking for a ring. He will exceed your expectations much like he exceeded mine.Thanks,
By: Kyle Thames
Phillip, Sheryl and I visited the Lake Oswego location and met Phillip that counseled us on the re-designing of our wedding ring. The results were extraodinary!! Dan, your jeweler in Portland and Phillip created a perfect ring and my wife and I are true fans of Kasaab Jewelers. The professonalism, care, delivery of ring, quality of workmanship and price were all represented with the best of understanding and delivery. Thank you and very best wishes.
By: Robert Lauron
Kassab Jewelers,Thank you so much, Penny for such amazinggift in my ring! It means the world to me to havesomething so special and that can been passed to my children later in life. It is a piece of art that embodies the love that Trevor and I share. Thank you! Your store is amazing and the people there want only the best for everyone who steps through that door and that is what Trevor and I loved the most. We went all overPortland,in thepouringrain, walking in to shops fromBenBridge to little family owned stores and they were all that same. This is the ring you want and it needs this many diamonds in it cause its the style and fashion.""I'msorry, we don't carry anything like that, but you can buy this oneinstead!" All just trying to make a sale. I know and understand that you also were wanting a sale but you took the time and effort to really listen to what I WANTED and found something that was what I wanted and more. The best experience and at an amazing price! Tell your team thank you on my behalf and I hope that we can continue to grow our relationship!
By: Athena Folk
A big thank you to Penny for her patience and enthusiasm in assisting me purchase just the right diamond for my engagement ring!!! She is a gem herself and made the whole experience fun. From selecting to shipping we worked togetheras if I had known her forever. It was a leap of faith to purchase a diamond by telephone..... but Penny reassured me that she would find what I wanted for the right price. And shedid.I had tried 2 other diamond brokers and several of the large online sites before I found Kassab's. Kassab's was where I found a fair price and great service.Last week my Goldsmith set the diamond into an adaptation of a A Jaffe type setting and it is truly the most beautiful ring my fiancée and I have ever seen. I just couldn't be happier. Thanks Penny!!
By: Susan Oikle
Hello Kassab Jewelers!What a wonderful email to read this morning! I'm so excited!! Thank you!! I love Kassab Jewelers and I love my Tacori engagement and wedding bands. I'm thrilled to have won the earrings! It is a perfect set! Thank you very much!
By: Kerry Hemphill
Kassab is the ONLY Jewelry store for me! It's all about Penny, Pierre and staff that make shopping for diamonds and jewels go from a usual hectic, nerveracking experience to an all out blast! I have never had people bend over backwards for any request...
By: Sara R
Last week we had yet another fan write a fantastic review about their experience at Kassab's. After meeting us through our year long, weekly jewelry giveaway on Facebook, this is what Mei had to say about her experience... "I walked in yesterday to pick up a Tacori pendant that I won from Kassab in a Facebook flash Giveaway (Yeah, talk about a good friday!) and, like always, was swept up by the infectious happy air that swirls around in those stores!"Mei is also a photographer, and while in our Washington Square store she took some amazing photographs. Please visit Mei's blog to see the photos and read the rest of her review.
By: Mei Ratz
Hello, My name is Yolanda and I was in the Washington Square store about two weeks ago. I went in to get information for my roommates boyfriend and ended up getting engagement ring information for myself. Bhakti was extremely helpful and got me to realize what I really wanted in my engagement ring. She gave me many suggestions on how to make my ring affordable, yet what I wanted. She even went as far to take a picture of my ring and send it to me 30 minutes after I left the store. The store as a whole has a lovely/inviting environment and I will definitely send my guy to you when he is ready to pop the question (In a year or so, and I already forwarded him the picture). Thank you for the great selection in jewelry, but even better, the customer service. Your staff made all the difference. I will definitely send my friends your way.P.S. There was another woman in the store that was also very nice, but I don't remember what her name is. If you want to know please ask Bhakti.
By: Yolanda Kukuia
We had such a great experience with Kassab- Manila helped us find the ring of my dreams! For a reasonable price it will definitely recommend them to everyone, I could not be happier with Kassab- and they definitely stand behind their warranty.
By: Danea Watson
Hi Manila; Just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for helping me make the perfect ring set for Megan... it turned out PERFECT!!! It wouldnt have been possible without you... thanks again! Ben
By: Ben Whitted
I can not express enough how wonderfully my fiance and I were taken care of by Rana Kassab, at the Washington Square location. My fiance and I had no idea where to even begin in the process of looking for a ring. I started looking online at different ring settings that I loved and in the process remembered meeting Rana Kassab back when I worked at Norstrom. She is absolutely delightful and so kind. I ventured up to the mall and my first and only stop was at Kassab's. I asked for Rana, was greeted by her warm and beautiful smile, and she immediately started asking questions about what I was envisioning for my wedding ring. I described my dream ring and Rana knew exactly the Michael B ring for me! She got all the details about what I wanted, asked for my fiance's email and took control of the whole situation!Come to find out after my engagement, my fiance told me that he did some competitive shopping for my ring -- The deal finder that he is! When Rana had sent him the email regarding the ring that I wanted and all the details he figured that a family friend, who owned a jewelry shop, would give him a better deal. He sent all the details to the other jeweler -- they came back with a price that was lower than Kassab's. He email Rana back that price and she said that she could beat the price that the other jeweler quoted him!He was amazed that she give him the best price possible, along with being so helpful, and great customer service that was prompt and honest.We recommend Kassab to all our friends that are soon to be engaged!
By: Fallon Calo
"thank you so much Kassab Staff. You are all truly wonderful. My fiance and I love the ring set you were able to help us find. They are every thing we wanted. We greatly appreciate the time you took to get to know us, what we were looking for, and the budget we were working with. If you haven't been into Kassab Jewelers, come in Now. You will love the selection and the incredible customer service. They really treat you like family. Thanks again, Kevin and Erin for doing such an outstanding job for the both of us. We will return for future business. Erin and Nick"
By: Erin Cox
"Manila provided the most amazing help when my husband to be was shopping formy engagement ring. She truly got to know both of us and made us super comfortable with both her and Kassab Jewelers. Needless to say we are now engaged and I am just stunned at how amazing my ring came out! Thank you so much Manila! You rock!"
By: Vanessa Calabria
We travelled a couple of hours down south to get both my wedding band as well as engagement ring (or shall I say, my husband to be got them :)) with Manila and Pierre at Kassab Jewelers in downtown Portland. We came in and Manila greeted us as well as Pierre with the setting that I wanted and the diamonds that fit in our budget. At the end of it all, I got the Tacori ring that I dreamed of as well as the matching wedding band! This was great service and we simply felt as though we made the right choice. They actually FedEx'd the package to him and he proposed a couple of months after to keep me in suspense!
By: Michelle C
"THANK YOU, KASSAB JEWELERS!!! The earrings are gorgeous and they match my Tacori engagement ring perfectly :) This is just another example of the amazing customer service my fiance and I have received at your store! If you have not signed up yet for the contest, do so ASAP!"
By: Theresa Prudy
Go see Penny at the downtown location, she is superb!!! I honestly cannot say good enough things about her. She helped me and my Fiance pick out the perfect engagement ring. We went to lots of places looking for rings, but felt most comfortable with her!
By: D M.
I can't speak highly enough of Kassab jewelers at Washington Square, and more specifically of Rana Kassab. I was blown away by the kind service that I received from the moment I first walked into their store. I walked in a very discouraged jewelry shopper, ready to throw in the towel and forget about it. I lost my beloved wedding set in August after being married for ten years. Thankfully, it was insured, but the process of shopping for a new rings was not the enjoyable experience I had hoped for...until I walked into Kassab's. I had an idea of what kind of setting I wanted, but in most stores, the salespeople simply didn't listen, tried to sell me something we couldn't afford or didn't want, or made me feel like they were doing me a favor by opening the jewelry case! When I first met Rana, she immediately and happily offered to walk with me to another store in the mall to see a unique setting that I liked! I couldn't believe it. Back at her store, she suggested many rings that were the style I was looking for, and she was fun to chat with as well. I felt as though I was a valued customer in their store, and like they really wanted to help me. It was never rushed, and I didn't feel pressured to "just pick" something as I had in other stores. What a nice change! I changed my mind several times on ring details, and Rana was always extremely helpful. After going into probably more than ten stores in the Portland area, I finally have a new set that I love . The quality of the setting is also amazing, and the price was great too! Kassab's has a very classy and expensive look, but don't worry....you will get a fair price. A similar size stone/setting (of lesser diamond quality) was $2500 MORE at the jewelry store right across from Kassab's in the mall. I kid you not. I did my research and comparison shopping, both around town AND online.We got a very competitive price at Kassab's. I definitely learned a lot in my quest for a new ring...there are some good deals to be had online, but there's nothing like seeing diamonds in person, and personal service. I had purchased a set online only to return it, because it looked much better in photos than real life. Thank you Kassab's and Rana for a wonderful experience. This is how jewelry shopping should be. I look forward to doing more business with you in the future, and will be recommending you to friends and family whenever I can. Kassab's will be my FIRST stop next time.
By: Yvette Mahaffey
I had a great experience with Kassab Jewelers at Washington Square.They have a great selection, great and helpful Staff (Rana was my girl). I took a 1/2 carat diamond that I had and had them place it into a gorgeous custom pendant. Rana helped me put it together. In fact, she Photoshopped an image for me and emailed it to me, so I could see exactly what I'd be getting.She knew I wanted something vintage and one of a kind. Something better than average and classy! I ended up getting easy financing and on the same day I took the diamond in, I walked out with a new pendant 4 hours later. A tear drop of diamonds surrounding my diamond, which sits right in the middle! In addition, they appraised it for me and sent me the paperwork! I was stunned at how gorgeous it came out! Amazed! And better than the Photoshopped image! lol. I'm very happy and get tons of compliments. I don't like your average trends - the keys, the hearts, the eternity ring, etc., "everyone has it jewelery." The chain jewelers.... stay away from them. Kassab is the place for a one of a kind piece!
By: Shellie Zollin
It all started while walking through the Washington square mall over a year ago. My girlfriend of many years and I decided to stop in and look at what Kassab had to offer in the way of jewelry. As these things often go we started looking at wedding rings for her. Rana at Kassab was incredibly helpful and in a sly fashion, slipped me her email, my girlfriends ring size, and the ring my soon to be wife loved. And the service did not stop there! Rana scheduled a time with me to stop by and go over the many "facets" of diamond selection. She helped me to pick out the best diamond for the setting and my budget. In the end, we found the best jewelry service in Portland and we our thankful for the treatment we received. Thank You Kassab!
It all started while walking through the Washington square mall over a year ago. My girlfriend of many years and I decided to stop in and look at what Kassab had to offer in the way of jewelry. As these things often go we started looking at wedding rings for her. Rana at Kassab was incredibly helpful and in a sly fashion, slipped me her email, my girlfriends ring size, and the ring my soon to be wife loved. And the service did not stop there! Rana scheduled a time with me to stop by and go over the many "facets" of diamond selection. She helped me to pick out the best diamond for the setting and my budget. In the end, we found the best jewelry service in Portland and we our thankful for the treatment we received. Thank You Rana and Kassab!
By: Cody Hakala
My fiance and I have had a very great experience working with Kassab in buying our engagement ring and weding bands! We looked at many jewelry stores in the Portland area, but none had the selection and helpful staff like Kassab had. Rana and Pierre Kassab have been great to work with and have helped us get the perfect rings! I look forward to doing more business with Kassab!
By: Scott Kitzrow
We went to Kasaab at Washington Square, looking for a unique anniversary ring. I worked with Rana on email several times and I just wasn't sure we'd ever be able to find what I wanted. To me surprise, when we went into the store, Rana has hundreds of styles for me to look through. I was disappointed, though, because we were looking for styles with sapphire accents and there were very few...until Rana showed me her trusty marker! She went above and beyond working through all of the styles, coloring in the diamonds with a blue marker (that cleaned off later) to show where the sapphires would go. We found the perfect ring and had a lot of fun doing it. Rana really understood how to customize her sales style to meet the customer's needs!
By: Susan Bair
We were shopping for the perfect ring for our 30 year anniversary. It had to have sparkle, shine, and be something out of the ordinary. We found exactly what we wanted with the help of Rana Kassab. She even got it delivered to us on our anniversary while we were out of town. I get so many compliments on my to die for ring. We will shop here again whenever the need for sparkle arises...
By: Marla Hansen
"I have had great experiences working specifically with Rana Kassab at the Washington Square location. She is knowledgeable an intuitive in assisting with my jewelry selections. She also consistently goes out of her way to make the process smooth."Rana - I truly enjoy and shopping with you in the store!
By: Elaine Wilson
Rana, I can't say enough good things about Kassab Jewelers. I purchased an engagement ring (and later two wedding bands) from Rana Kassab at the Washington Square location two years ago. They were able to customize a beautiful Tacori ring, so that it was absolutely perfect. Though it's located in a mall, it is not your typical "mall" (ie pushy and cheap) jewelry store - it's a family owned business that just happens to be in a mall. Rana was amazingly helpful, and I recommend anyone who goes there to ask for her by name. She was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient which made for a great low-pressure purchase. Hope you are doing well!
By: Keith Fitzpatrick
My boyfriend and I came to Kassab jewelers knowing NOTHING about rings or diamonds. We had amazing help, Rana was the person who has helped us and followed us through the entire process. She has been extremely prompt and very friendly and easy to work with. We started off in the mall at other jewelry stores and no one took the time like Rana did. She sat down and explained all the different qualities of the diamonds, and was very honest with us about the different rings. She made us feel so comfortable it was awesome! I will always recommend her and Kassab Jewelers!
By: Shawn Tompkins
Mr. Kassab, Dear Sir, I wanted to let you know of a wonderful customer service moment that I received from one of your downtown Portland Store staff; Ms. Manila Phimmoungkhoun. Not only did she clean a ring that I purchased from a person after seeing an add for a ring for sale on Craiglist; she went above and beyond as we discussed options for either changing the setting or discussing the diamonds potential for being used in another type of piece of jewelry. I really appreciated the excellent and educated manner in how she exhibited superior customer service. My Father and I met you at a few downtown Portland business events in the 80's and 90's. I can see that you pride yourself on hiring excellent people. Thank you for providing me an opportunity to have my day enhanced by Ms. Phimmoungkhoun.Sincerely,
By: Thomas Brown
I wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to Kevin Houstman and the owner Pierre for doing a great job on getting me the appraisal for our 2 wedding rings.I had misplaced the information when I moved.My wife Kathleen sadly passed away about 3 years ago.Your kindness and great attitude is appreciated and I realize the reason for my wife choosing you in the first place.I would recommend you to others.Continued success in the future and a Happy Thanksgiving and Christmas/Holidays to your entire staff.
By: Jordan Lakefish
Dear Mr. Kassab & Penny. I wanted to let you know that we received my husband's wedding band today. I was so impressed with the personalized card, and the ring is just as beautiful as it was the first time; I can't wait for him to try it on this evening. Again, thanks very much for your service--even though you are on the opposite coast, we will certainly use you for any future jewelry needs (though I hope it is not for a third wedding band for my husband!). Happy Holidays!
By: Denise Wood
Penny/Pierre,I wanted to let you both know that the ring was a big hit and I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to receive such great service.The ring was as promised, gorgeous, and the Friday night delivery was over the top and much appreciated. www.howardswright.com
Thanks, Rana,I truly appreciate the service you provided me at your family's store today, and earlier this week.As I get ready to fall asleep tonight I'll thank the Lord for allowing me to become a client of Kassab Jewelers. In my search for just the right piece to express my love to Trish I probably visited close to ten stores.You by far offered the best service, and the best value in my opinion. As a family business owner I know how proud I am of my son's partnership in my business...and I'm sure both your Mom and Dad must be extremely proud of their daughter.You've got a bright future for several reasons.Thanks again, and may all the Lord's best be yours,
By: Bruce Porter
Jamil, I want to give you a HUGE thanks for all the work you put into finding my ring. I was in shock when I saw it and I couldn't be more happy. Thanks to you and Kassab! From that first day and from what Matt has said you guys truly put our wants and desires first. This was such an awesome experience and I know Matt and I have already spread the good word about you guys!!! Thanks again, Love, Hayley Frey (Soon to be Mrs. Frey).
By: Hayley Frey
Kevin,I thought you might want to know about an exchange I had when comparing your price on the round stone I'll be looking at tomorrow.I safely assume you take no offense that I shopped a couple of other places for price.On my way home today I gave The Shane Company a try.The story isn't what they offered, which by the way was a lower grade stone for $500 more. I thought you should know the advise they gave to me when I mentioned was planning on a Ritani setting at Kassab. In the interest of keeping this email short I'll make a bullet point list of things they told me. I want to emphases that I am going out of my way to not exaggerate anything, especially on the last two bullets. Kassab uses custom high intensity lights to add artificial sparkle to their goods. This is silly and I don't care about this. Why wouldn't a jeweler use bright lights? Kassab deliberately uses EGL diamond certification to gain artificially high marks on their stones. What I've read comparing EGl vs GIA has suggested that EGl may be more liberal. We will talk more about this when I come to view. the Shane Company carries Ritani. Yet they couldn't show me a single setting from the brand and Ratani.com doesn't list the Shane Company as a retailer. Kassab has been sued before for selling designer rings, but then making knockoffs in the back and selling them as legit.So make sure to check the ring for official markings. I know the jewelry business is very competitive, but this was over the line entering into the area of slander.I made the guy repeat himself that he was specifically talking about Kassab Jewelers.The irony of it is the only lawsuit I could find involving your company was Kassab Jewelers, Inc. v. C Kassab Designs, LLC, where you guys had to sue another company for copyright infringement of the Kassab brand.Anyway I don't know what you can do (if anything) about this but I thought Shane Company's actions cross the line from competitive to fraudulent.I'd be glad to go back in maybe with someone from your store that they don't know if you would like.
Aloha Erin!We want to express our sincerest gratitude of your outstanding customer service and caring personality to help me and my fiancé find the ‘diamond in the rough’! Not only did you not give up on our preferred diamond specifications, you exceeded it (AGS 000!)! You assured us that you are a diamond expert and we trusted your feedback! Your follow up and follow through is professional and amazing! From start to finish, you have delivered superior customer satisfaction! When we opened the package from Kasaab Jewelers, everything was perfect, the diamond, the Tacori settings and most of all my fiancé proposing to me all over again! The rings are absolutely stunning….! Not only did we finally found what we were looking for after several months of research,but you made the process easy and affordable! I would highly recommend Kasaab Jewelers and you to anyone I know and anyone who reads this testimony! Thank you for all your help, we’ll be sure to keep in touch! P.S. Please open a store in Hawaii!
By: Lisa Truong, MBA
Jamil Kassab "I am blown away by the customer service and care you have given us through out this whole process. This really means a lot to us.We have not received care like this from anywhere else!!! We are very grateful for all you have done to make this happen for us. We can not thank you enough."
By: Matt & Erin Andrada!
Rana, The ring is absolutely breath taking; I am confident that Karissa will love it. I can not thank you enough for all your help, it was a fantastic experience working with you. My sincerest appreciation for all you've done. I will make it a point to recommend Kassab Jewelers to my friends, family, and clients. Best Regards.
By: Aaron Reed
Dear Penny & staff of Kassab Jewelers Downtown, I wanted to write an email to you to tell you how much I appreciate you all and also to let other potential customers know why it is more than worth it to do business with you. My experience with Kassab started with a few tears.My engagement ring bought at a jeweler that recently went out of business was not all that they said it was.I took it into Kassab to be re-sized and re-rhodium plated.After Penny looked at it she took it back to the jeweler to have a closer look to see if they could in fact size it.He came out to explain to be that before he could do any work to it it needed to be completely repaired and re-worked.Several diamonds were loose and when the other jeweler sized it initially they had not done the work they said they would. With it only being about a month old, I was heartbroken and felt deceived by the other jeweler. Penny and the jeweler at the downtown store were compassionate and understanding.Penny even stepped out from behind the counter and gave me a hug to calm me down.They took my ring in and gave me a more than fair price to fix it up to wearable standards as I could not afford the entire re-working.When I picked up the ring I was ecstatic.The jeweler had fixed most of the ring and I have worn it since with no problems and constant compliments.Since I had such a great experience with the repairing of my ring when it was time to get our wedding bands my fiance and I decided there was no other place we would want to do business at.We made an early morning appointment and Penny and the whole staff helped us with our wedding bands.We were finished in about 45 minutes!I was a little worried going in that our budget would be an issue but I can't believe how reasonable the prices were even with mine being custom made to match my engagement ring! So I finish my review with a few words of advice to prospective clients.As a person who has worked in customer service my whole life I am extremely picky with who I do business with.I have been to about every jeweler in town and they all made me unsatisfied in certain ways, whether it be hovering attention, associates gossiping, trying to sell me something and not listening to what I asked for, or just plain not knowledgeable about what they sell and not to mention unreasonable prices.Kassab NEVER made me feel anything other than relaxed and happy.They are trustworthy, knowledgeable, passionate about what they do, honest, and most of all, understanding. They are real people who want their customers to have a TOP NOTCH experience. Because of their outstanding service and prices we will never do business with anyone else.They are our jeweler now and we are so pleased to have found them. Thank you does not do justice so we give Penny and the staff of Kassab downtown our praise and hope their business continues to thrive for years to come. With much love and thanks, your loyal clients.
By: Isabel & Jorge
Penny, Penny and the wonderful staff at Kassab could not have been kinder or easier to deal with throughout the process of getting my engagement ring. Penny is warmth and positive attitude really made the purchase feel personal and we felt 100% trusting of the skill and expertise of her team. We just stopped in a few months after getting the ring, and Penny was kind enough to clean my gorgeous ring and check the settings while we wandered around downtown. Now the ring looks better than ever!
By: Lorin & Reese
Penny, We want to say thank you for helping us with my new engagement ring. From the very first time we stopped into your store we felt you were our friend. You got to know us both and helped us design the ring I've always wanted. You answered our questions, made sure you got us the best quality ring and made sure the price was within our budget. When my ring needed to be fixed, you held my hand and promised me you would take care of everything. You didn't let me down! You cried with me when I was upset about my ring breaking and you smiled with me I got my ring back. I will always remember my experience at Kassab and will always think of how wonderful you were throughout the process. We never felt as if we were only customers and you were a sales woman trying to sell us something. It was truly a pleasure working with you and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Thank you!
By: Kim & Kyle Gallagher
Pierre, We worked with Penny in the Portland downtown store. She was absolutely fabulous to work with. My husband, Tony, first worked with her on securing a diamond for my engagement ring. She brought in several different diamonds (all within his specifications) for him to choose from. Once he had the diamond, he worked closely with Penny and yourself to design the ring. It came out perfectly. We get so many compliments on it. Since we had such a great experience with the engagement ring, we decided to go back to Penny for our wedding bands. She helped us choose the perfect bands to compliment my engagement ring. Overall, we had a wonderful time working with Penny and would definitely go back to Kassab Jewelers for our future purchases. I have attached a few pictures from our wedding. Enjoy!
By: Amy & Tony
Hi Penny and Pierre I want to thank you again for all your help in creating my perfect princess wedding ring! I'm highly impressed with the quality of the setting and the green tourmaline stone you found is simply amazing. It is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen, I love it and will cherish it. I would also like to thank you for your professionalism in service. Dealing with you and the Kassab team has been a pleasure.My friends, family and strangers love the ring too! I already had 3 people ask where I got it and I made sure to give them your website address.Thanks so much again for my absolutely perfect princess wedding ring!
By: Jennifer Gibbings
The second service I’d like to refer you to is one I’ve had extensive time working with. One day while looking for a jeweler who could help me build a ring for my then-to-be fiancee/wife I chose at random a jeweler from a list of Portland area jewelers I pulled up. I don’t remember the first ones name because they were both rude and uninformed, but the second call blew me away. To give you some background info on the situation I had just started a new job after being unemployed for a couple of months and as such had no substantial resources to work with financially. I was very up front with the lady on the other end of the phone and told her that I had no down payment then and would definitely not qualify for any in house credit lines. In what I figured out was more than a sales move on her part she acknowledged and then dismissed the issue and told me they would have no problem working with me. Still wary I told her what I was looking for and we set up a meeting. When I arrived at the shop Penny (the lady with whom I had spoken) was waiting for me and broke away from her work to come and sit down with me. I had emailed her several pictures of rings I wanted to approximate and then told her the parts I liked and disliked about each. We talked some more and she showed me a few of the rings they had along those lines. When I finally settled on one that I loved we moved onto the stone. Karley had made it very clear to me that she didn’t want a diamond on a stick ring, no matter how gigantic the stone was. In fact she didn’t want a diamond at all bless her soul. She wanted a yellow sapphire. Penny told me not to worry about it anymore that evening and to go home; I would hear from her in the next few days.True to her word I soon got a call from Penny with great news, her buyer had found her a wonderful selection of stones and I should come in and choose one. After choosing a stone the ring was sized and the design was finalized, they even modified the band from the manufacturer with two extra side stones that Karley wanted to fill out the look.No, the story doesn’t end there. While at the Portland Bridal Show later we stopped by a booth without looking at the sign and asked them if they had anything that would match her engagement ring with a band. Karley wanted a cradle band that would hold the engagement ring on both sides and conform to the shape of the ring, without detracting from it. The jeweler helping us called over a nearby gentleman wearing white gloves and asked him if he had any suggestions for us. He took the ring and studied it and after a moment said “I know this ring,” and asked us if we were working with Penny. It was Mr. Kassab, the owner of Kassab Jewelers. He told us what he thought we should do with it, and to call Penny and set up a consultation when we were ready.When we went into the store again to meet with them he and Penny were both there, and when we couldn’t find anything suitable in their stock they told us to let them take a wax mould, and they would build a ring from scratch to cradle the one we had, and not scratch off the fine detailing that existed on the engagement ring.Needless to say, the final product was perfect; and our experience there couldn’t have been better. They were courteous, professional, knowledgeable and reliable. I will definitely shop with them in the future, and would gladly give my endorsement for anyone else to do the same.
By: Scott & Karley
Coming from Washington state, we were lucky enough to find this jewel of a Jewelry store.They were willing to work with us and they were of such high quality, we were able to ask for changes in the original design for a wedding ring. They promised the ring would be at our door by 12:00 Thursday afternoon.The ring did not arrive due to a screw up in the post office - so they made the extra effort of driving the ring to our door. It just does not happen every day to run into such high quality and trustworthy folks. Thanks, your efforts will not be forgotten!
By: Bill Danielson
Hi Jamil! Ryan proposed to me this week with the ring of my dreams! I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you helped with! It is better then I could of ever dreamed!
By: Samantha & Ryan
Kevin, We would like to write a few words about our shopping experience at Kassab Jewelers (located at Washington Square, Downtown Portland, and Lake Oswego). We are always treated as though we are the best customers that walked through the door. In fact, it is our observation that every customer that shops at Kassab’s is treated as though they are the best customer!When we visited Kassab’s we worked with Kevin Houstman, the Washington Square store manager. Kevin is also a Master Jeweler.Kevin is a good person. He is a professional and honest. He treats customers with respect. Kevin enjoys sharing his jewelry knowledge. He loves to help his customer find a special piece of jewelry. Kevin will do what ever is necessary to ensure that a Kassab customer is satisfied completely. Visiting Kassab’s is a good and fun experience. We feel valued as customers.Respectfully.
By: John & Mary Kihlstrum
Erin, My fiancé and I are very fortunate to have discovered Kassab Jewelers. From the moment we first walked into the Washington Square location, we were warmly welcomed and treated with the highest courtesy and respect. Past experiences with other jewelers had caused us to believe that most jewelry stores were frustrating and not enjoyable to go to. These past experiences made jewelry shopping stressful and I always felt that I was never being treated as a customer should be treated. This was not the case at Kassab Jewelers. When my fiancé and I walked in, we received warm smiles and welcoming hellos. Erin assisted us in our engagement ring search. We let her know our must haves with the ring - an eternity style hand crafted ring in platinum. Erin walked us through a variety of beautiful choices and we ultimately settled on an amazing Tacori engagement ring. From the purchase, through the ring delivery, we received constant communication and amazing service. About two months after I began wearing my engagement ring, my fiancé and I moved to a new home. I was told when we picked up the ring that this was "a work of art" and to be careful when exercising, moving, etc. Needless to say, I continued to wear my ring and during the process of moving, I damaged the ring by crushing it on the bottom. My fiancé called Jason and he instructed us to bring the ring in right away. Jason guided us in the process of getting my ring repaired. They handled the communication with Tacori and completely stood by their commitment of superior quality and premier customer service. We were amazed and my ring looked just as good as it did on day one. A few weeks ago, my fiancé and I began the search for our wedding bands. Since we live closer to the Salem area, I decided to check out the local jewelry store who also sold Tacori rings. The level of customer service was nothing in comparison and the helpful inside knowledge of the ring's craftsmanship that I had come to expect by working with Kassab Jewelers was not present. I also felt that I was judged, just as I had been in prior searches at other jewelers, and not given a welcoming experience. After this unfavorable experience, I did not want to waste my time looking anywhere else. My fiancé and I drove straight to Washington Square and ordered our wedding bands from Kassab Jewelers. The process was smooth, knowledgeable and most of all, enjoyable! I can't wait to see the wedding bands! Thank you Erin and Jason. You have been a pleasure to work with and have made this overall experience exciting, memorable and quite enjoyable. You have also stood behind your commitment to guarantee quality jewelry and respectful, professional service. We will definitely be back for our next jewelry purchase.
By: Kerry Moran
Penny, Thank you so much for being so helpful in selecting an engagement ring. The one I picked is perfect and my fiance' loves it so much. Penny thank you again for your help.
By: Brice & Samantha
Rana You and your father are simply amazing! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful ring with Matthew! It is the most gorgeous ring. I have ever seen and I just cannot get over it! I am so glad Matthew fell in love with Kassab Jewelers! You definitely made him and I both so happy with the ring… THANK you, thank you, thank you again!What a surprise I just cannot get over it and how amazing it is! I will come in soon to see you!Love,…soon to be Schmoker
By: Erica Sheffield
Pierre and Jason,Thank you for your unsurpassed customer service, fun and professional environment, truly exquisite diamonds and for making Eric and I feel welcomed EVERY time we walked into your store at Washington Square. After working with several other jewelers that were thought to be the leaders in the diamond industry; required ridiculous deposits to bring in diamonds and tied up thousands of dollars in our credit, we decided to expand our diamond search. When we met with Pierre and Jason, they were able to bring in a handful of2.0 ct. diamonds for us to view at no charge.They brought in several diamonds that were exactly what we were looking for! Thank you for being patient with our need to find the perfect diamond! I now have a gorgeous diamond that we are both excited about and which I have already been complimented on, on several occasions.We will proudly refer Kassab at WashingtonSquare time and time again.Endless thanks, toPierre, Jason and the Kassab team!Cheers from The soon to be Duncan's!
By: Sorina Velazquez
Dear Penny, When I first began the process of selecting an engagement ring, I found most of the local stores to be intimidating. Many jewelers only showed me very expensive rings and I felt pressure to spend out of my price range. This quickly turned what should be an exciting and memorable part of getting engaged into an uncomfortable predicament. When I walked into Kassab jewelers in downtown Portland, I immediately could tell that something was different. Penny greeted me and asked if she could help. I shared with her my frustrations and she could tell that I just needed to try on some rings and put some fun back into the experience. We tried on several rings, but none of them were quite right. Different hand shapes need different ring styles and Penny knows this. She quickly pointed out the styles that would be most flattering on my long, thin fingers. (I needed a thick band to de- emphasize the long space between my hand and knuckle.) She then pulled out a ring and said, "Look what I made for a local girl for The ring was GORGEOUS! I tried it on, and my fiancee told me that everything about me lit up. Kassab worked with me to make sure that we stayed within our budget and gave me an amazing ring for the price. My friends have all been shocked to learn what my ring cost, stating that they all thought it would be so much more expensive! Penny was patient, professional, and a no pressure sales woman. I got the ring of my dreams and Penny will always be special to me creating my ring and making the selection process so exciting and enjoyable.
By: Korie Parks
Penny and Crew, Matt and I got engaged!!! On New Year's Eve/day at midnight in Whistler, BC...snowing, fireworks, champagne it was sooo sweet:) We're thinking destination wedding 2011!!! Thanks for all of your help. I absolutely LOVE the ring!!! It's exactly what I wanted, diamond is beautiful and SO sparkly!!! I can't stop looking at it, it's perfect;) I will eventually want to come look at bands-there's a couple on-line I like, either a simple diamond band with the millgrain (which I tried on one similar that matches the ring in your store...I'm thinking slimmer maybe .50 or less carat total though) or I found this plain one with the millgrain that I really liked too very simple (do you have either of these)??? Hope all is well. Happy New Year!!!
By: Samantha Williams
Penny and Crew, Matt and I got engaged!!! On New Year's Eve/day at midnight in Whistler, BC...snowing, fireworks, champagne it was sooo sweet:) We're thinking destination wedding 2011!!! Thanks for all of your help. I absolutely LOVE the ring!!! It's exactly what I wanted, diamond is beautiful and SO sparkly!!! I can't stop looking at it, it's perfect;) I will eventually want to come look at bands-there's a couple on-line I like, either a simple diamond band with the millgrain (which I tried on one similar that matches the ring in your store...I'm thinking slimmer maybe .50 or less carat total though) or I found this plain one with the millgrain: 4015ET that I really liked too very simple (do you have either of these)??? Hope all is well. Happy New Year!!! Thanks again and have a great day.
By: Samantha & Matt
Penny & Pierre, Thank you so much for making our experience such a special one. We debuted the ring at a holiday function Saturday evening and received so many compliments on the setting and stone. It is stellar and even more beautiful than I imagined. WE LOVE IT! Even after the wincing at our budget busting decision we still had a few dollars left over for a really good bottle of champagne! I meant to call and ask that my sapphire ring be sent to my office rather than the home address that I gave you. There is always someone here to sign so I think it is much more convenient and safe. If I haven’t caught this in time could you please let me know?
By: Riene Niemcziek
KevinSo Chris finally popped the question and the ring is beautiful. Thank you again for all your help in me getting Exactly what I wanted. The ring is just a little big on me and I was wondering how long it takes to size it? I will be in town in a couple weeks but wanted to make sure I leave enough time for sizing. I really have no idea if it is same day or takes a couple days. Do I just bring it to the store? Let me know....
By: Tiffany Blodgett
Rana,Love It! I Absolutely love my ring. The stone, the setting, the fit everthing about is is perfect. Thank you for your guidance. we're so happy to have gone through the process with you.I wanted to make sure you have our home address, so you can sen the official appraisal and the GIA Certificate to us. Our insurance agent has gently reminded me of their need for it. Best Regards.
Dear Pierre, I wanted to thank you pierre for assisting to me the first time i ever called your store, you were magnificent to me, not to mention the time and effort you to get me the information i needed. Also thank you for hiring Penny she's the best sales lady i have ever came across to, her delightful personality over the phone was just heart warming, her enthusiasm for finding a great ring to fit my budget was very helpful. Penny without knowing who i was gaving me the best customer service over the phone to remeber and tell my friends and family about. Just wanted to say that that Penny was incredible and i appreciate all the time, cheerfulness, and kindness she gave to me. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter and please keep the EXCELLENT customer service you have in your store with Penny, have a wonderful evening. Sincerely.
By: Brittany Orea Roman
Rana, Thank you for the most amazing rings EVER. We shopped around before to the national retail chains and the diamonds just weren't big enough or pretty enough. Then we found you! We are soo truly blessed and honored that Kassab Jewlers custom designed all our wedding jewlery. My engagement ring is more then any girl could have every dreamt about. Every time I look at my engagement and wedding ring, I see more then just a diamond. I see that one moment in time in where everything stood still, in where fairy tales became true, in where the white horse with the Prince Charming rode in with with this ring. I see the American Dream that my parents dreamt about for their little girl when they were refugees in Thailand, fleeing a war torn Cambodia in hopes of a better life for their children. Thank you for taking the time to make sure my ring was perfect, the love that was put into this ring is clearly evident by the exceptional details. We are sending all our friends to Kassabs and everytime someone compliments my ring, I can only smile in pride.Thank you again for making all my dreams come true.
By: Mary Johnson
Hi Penny, I still can’t thank you enough for all your hard work and help with helping us find the perfect ring. You can count on me spreading the word. I would like to get some pictures together when my ring comes in. When I get enough free time I want to start a scrap book, kinda cheesy I know. 8) You have been my best and most memorable customer service experience during my wedding planning, in fact I could say in general best I have ever had. Please extend my thanks to Mr. Kassab as well. Thank You
Pierre, I just wanted to say thanks again for the exceptional work in creating Audra's ring. The design and craftsmanship are second to none. We are both still amazed at how it looks. Brooke and Penny were outstanding to work with and we couldn't be happier. We will always recommend and do business with Kassab Jewelers. Thank you.
By: Dave and Audra
Hi Kevin, I wanted to take a minute and tell you how thankful I am for all your help. You made the ring part of all the wedding planning easy and fun. When I put the ring on his finger during the ceremony he said “wow” and I have some pics of him just staring at it. It is gorgeous!!! Gary just loves his ring!! I am attaching a pic of both of our Gelin Abaci rings surrounded with grapes.Thanks so much and when it comes time to purchase jewelry you will definitely see us!!
By: Bonnie Gouger
To Erin Alexander & the wonderful folks of Kassab Jewelers, I recently purchased an engagement ring from you during a stint overseas in support of our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan and I was slightly concerned. There are many dangers accompanying the purchase of a ring of such significance online. Will it turn it out the way you expected it? Is the dealer legitimate? Is it a quality diamond? Will the band accompany the diamond? I need not have worried about these concerns. Your overwhelming professionalism and excellent customer service reflected the dedication you clearly have for your trade. This culminated in my proposal to my long time girlfriend. I meticulously planned to propose to her in Paris, at the Jules Verne Restaurant. The restaurant is located on the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, and a fairly exclusive.The view was breathtaking and sitting at a delicious dinner above the “City of Lights” required a diamond of such caliber to dim those lights. The ring I ordered certainly had that caliber, the sparkle of the ring was such that it looked like a small star in the restaurant and matched or exceeded all the lights of Paris. “Proof is in the pudding”, as they say since my fiancé could not hold back her tears and barely remembers the dessert the ring accompanied.I had not seen in her six months and was overjoyed when she accepted my proposal. I cannot thank you enough for your efforts in making sure I received a “yes” from her and for ensuring I could make her dreams a reality. You’ve made two people very, very happy. Thank you.
By: Paul Hignett
Erin, I was in a Kassab Jewelers store in Oregon a few months ago while on vacation. I went into the store with the mindset of just looking around and seeing the same kind of jewelry as all the other stores as well as online. I had never purchased an engagement ring before and somewhat had an idea of what I was looking for but was never satisfied because the other stores did not carried the diamond color that I wanted. While I was in Kassab Jewelers, I had seen a ring that caught my eye instantly and had never seen a similar one anywhere else. I knew that this was the one my girlfriend would absolutely love! Although there was still the issue of the diamond color and not being able to see what the ring would look like with it in place, the sales associate helped me in ways that none of the other stores did. She showed me all the options I had using techniques that I never would have thought of and never would have thought a jewelry store would do. With a lot of progress made, there was another issue of purchasing the ring. I was staying in California at the time and only had a few days before I had to go back. The ring was not exactly how I wanted it yet and was very skeptical about making this purchase over the phone or online. The same person that helped me in the store also helped me to get the ring the way I wanted it through emails, photographs, and phone calls without any troubles at all. I have to say that I am very satisfied with how the ring turned out and with all the help I received! I will more than gladly turn to them when it is time to purchase the wedding ring!
By: Christopher C Osan
Rana, I got the ring today. It looks great. I really appreciate everything you did to get it to me by today. I will definitely recommend you to people over there in rainy Oregon. I will also look you up when we move back to town. I look forward to getting the rest of the papers (certification, appraisal, ect.. ). Thanks again for delivering everything as promised, especially under the short notice. I have been in the car business for almost 18 years and it is nice to see somebody that takes pride in their business and customer service the way that it appears that you do. P.S. I will see you for the wedding band when it is time...
By: Steve Simmons
Hi Kevin, I just wanted to tell you how much I love my ring and to thank you again for your awesome help.I had been thinking about this ring since November and when I walked into Kassab and met you, I knew I’d found the place and person who could help my vision come true!Thank you again for your creativity and honest opinion. I truly love it and can’t wait to show it off! Take care and I will see you again!
By: Suzanne Young
Hey Erin,I received the ring a while ago. I meant to email you to let you know. But I loved the ring! I couldn’t stop looking at it. It turned out good. Really good. I haven't popped the question yet but I did send her the pics of the ring that you sent me and she loved it. I don’t think she really knows how beautiful the ring is until she looks at it up close in person. But I'm really satisfied with this ring. Thank you for the work you've done. It was really appreciated. I'll definitely recommend Kassab Jewelers to anyone I know who are thinking about getting married and I'll give them your name. But thank you very much. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I will send you an email though when I need to buy a wedding ring. Take care.
To Rana Wow! I am so thankful that we didn't buy elsewhere now (not that we really wanted to anyways! :) I would not want to spend that kind of money and not have any kind of warranty. I was aware that they could not special order any product, but believed that they could sell what they had in inventory - which left me to believe the product would come with warranty, and not necessarily sold "AS-IS".As for Garry's ring, we have decided that it is definitely "the one" that he wants. But I think I will need to wait and order it when I have mine a little bit more paid for.Can you keep information on file for me so we know exactly what and how to order it when we are ready? Or, can you send it to me so I can hold on to it?I have a sneaking suspicion that before this is all over, we will be purchasing his ring and another eternity band :) lol .... not to mention, I haven't even looked outside the bridal section really :) Will his band also take 4 weeks to order?That way I have an idea.His birthday is in September so I may try and order it for either that or Christmas.It just depends on how finances go. You truly have been the best and I greatly appreciate all your help! Tell your dad we appreciate everything as well!
By: Marti Wilson
Hi Pierre! Thanks again! Our wedding wouldn't have been possible without you. My husband's youngest son Mitchell "Mickey", 12 years old, was the Ring Bearer and carried the rings on a special silver antique tray of The Grotto's up the aisle and placed it on the alter. And Father Ignatius gave a special blessing of the rings during the ceremony!You took such personal care of us too that I truly believe I have the most beautiful diamond ring of all! I also appreciate you helping me decide which Gelin Abaci setting would look the best on me. I have received sooooooo many compliments from passengers and co-workers.When we are in Portland we will stop in your downtown store to see you! Blessings to you and your family.
By: Mr & Mrs Gomillion
Hi Rana, I know Keith emailed you already, but I wanted to take a minute to tell you just how much I LOVE the way the rings turned out!!! You did an absolutely amazing job - as long as we can get to Portland, we will most definitely buy any future jewelry from you. Thank you again!
By: Jamila Hammad
Here’s the rest of the pictures. It’s amazing. I love it. I’ve been staring at it throughout the day. You did a great job. Brooke was fantastic – she understood what I was talking about even though I completely butchered the explanation, and it came back looking better than I expected. I can’t wait to give it to her. Thank you!P.S. I’m pretty pleased with these pictures, too…
By: Matthew Turkington
Erin!!!! The ring is absolutely perfect. The diamond is amazing. I can't thank you enough for all u did. Thank you so much. I love it so much. Will u be sending me the paperwork on this ring? Than you again from the bottom of my heart.
By: Leslie Tendler
This is perfect, this is exactly how i pictured it, you nailed it. Thank you so so much oh my gosh it looks fantastic. Yeah gets this thing rolling. I can’t wait. Your amazing thank you.
By: Brandon Wickstrom
I recently decided to upgrade my 2 carat princess cut diamond ring to a 5 carat round brilliant. After filtering through the millions of shady websites offering "great deals", the chain stores with all of their corporate policies and plastic sales people, I had all but given up. There is no way I was going to send tens of thousands of my hard earned money to a person I have never met and know nothing about. My core issue was that I needed to SEE and SPEAK to a human being and interact with someone I felt secure with. I guess I am old fashion but I still appreciate a prehistoric concept that is known as CUSTOMER SERVICE! I know, how dare I. But seriously, when I am venturing in to the realm of diamonds, and I am no Gemologist, I am not going into this purchase on a whim. Thank you for letting me vent so I can get to my point. About two and a half hours south of Seattle, in the City of Tigard Oregon, there is a family owned jewelry store named Kassab Jewelers. I was in Portland for the weekend with my sister and we took the afternoon off of soap operas and drove ten minutes out of Portland to a Gorgeous Center called Washington Square. Within seconds of walking in to Kassab's I actually shook hands with THE OWNER, his wife and daughter, as well as his sales assaociates that he treats more like his own family than employees. The diamond selection was like nothing I had ever seen. Designers like Tacori and Verragio - I hate to sound like a teen but....... The shop is hott! I was so comfortable and Pierre is an absolute kick! I was laughing so hard at the stories and jokes about his kids, life and romance that I was in tears. Following the hearty laughter I got down to Bizz. They were able to beat Blue Nile's price on the diamond (GIA CERTIFIED WITH EXCELLENT CUT GRADE) and to accommodate my "dream ring" design I have always wanted, The jeweler (at the shop mind you), hand made the whole thing from scratch. I would venture to say this is the difference between a piece of jewelry and an heirloom. NO SALES TAX, better prices than the internet, lifetime trade in, AND THEY FINANCED ME! It does not get any better than this- well worth a trip to Portland. Here's their number and site: 503-639-1177, www.kassabjewelers.com
By: Christy Wendell
Penny, Dan and Pierre, Kevin and I would like to Thank you for making sure my ring was perfect! Also for your understanding when we were frustrated. It was a great experience working with you and we will recommend you to all!!!!
By: Rebecca & Kevin Hamlin
Erin: My wife was so impressed with the ring. Couldn't quite believe what I had done. Your assistance was above and beyond. You are truly a credit to Kassab Jewelers. Tell your boss that the next time I am in the market for some jewelery Kassab is the first place I will go to and I will ask for Erin. Happy Valentines Day to you too!!!
By: Don Gier
Dear Erin, Just want to let you know I am very pleased with my wedding ring :-) Thank you so much for taking the time on working with me on it. I will come and visit you soon when the wedding rush is over.Please extend my thanks to Mr. Kassab - the ring he designed is like work of art.
By: Ginger Parks
Good Morning Penny and Brooke: I LOVE IT and Logan loves it...my mom loves it, too! Thank you, thank you for being so patient in listening to my need for a little something different. Please let me know what I need to do next Thank you, again:
Penny, In this world we reap what we sew, so I thought I would return your kindness in a small way. Never have I been treated so kind while looking for a good quality item. My wedding ring will be special to me and for all it means to the both of us. I'm sure I will like its look and I'll always remember your courteousness. See you January. Have a Happy New Years Day.
By: Gunther Romanov
Pierre, The bracelet is gorgeous. Of course, your daughter called you while I was there and you had asked her to show me the diff between the color in my bracelet vs the other bracelet you have in stock. And yes, there is a definite difference. Pierre, it is a beautiful piece of jewelry. I am very happy with what you put together - and as you had said, it was going to be better than what you had in the showroom...I most definitely agree. Pierre - this bracelet transaction confirmed even more than what I thought - jewelry is personal, but the relationship with the jeweler is even more important than the piece. I was actually contemplating that thought before I picked up the bracelet. I can't thank you enough - except of course, buy more jewelry from you right???
By: Cheryl Storey
Dear Penny, Because of your integrity and professionalism my 30th wedding anniversary ring turned out to be just what I wanted and was looking for.The proficiency of your jeweler was well worth our wait.The ring is lovely. Tom and I are pleased and wanted you and everyone involved in this process to know.You were also correct about the right size as it fits perfectly.I wanted to wear my ring a while before writing to you so I would know what to say.