Rings are precious. You have to pass through hordes of orcs, face the evil wraiths, and even suffer the indignity of being roped by hobbits.
We didn’t suffer like Gollum (Smeagol) when we searched for our wedding rings but like him, we considered our rings precioooous. The reason is that it symbolizes our vow to love each other until death. Thus, our wedding rings should last a lifetime.
There are many places where we searched for our wedding rings. But wherever we went, we always keep in mind our requirements: (1) wedding rings that fit our little budget, and (2) wedding rings from a trustworthy jeweller.
Here are the places where we hunted for our precious:
We always go to the Internet whenever we need something for our wedding. We did our research virtually ands contacted suppliers via e-mail.
One supplier who we contacted is Roselle Asuncion-Mendez who offers beautiful wedding rings (which you can check at her website). Another supplier is Sun Jewel. Both suppliers answered our queries promptly.
There are plenty of jewelry stores in SM Megamall, most of them are located at the third to fourth floors and at the Atrium. I think that these jewelry stores almost have the same offerings of promos. Many of them have lay-away plans and offer discount.
It is not only SM Megamall that have jewelry stores. I think that almost all malls in Metro Manila have them. So, it would be a good thing to check the jewelry stores when you're doing you're shopping chores.
Aside from being a mecca of Chinese delicacies, Binondo Chinatown is also known for its jewelry shops. Most of the shops are located at the W end of Ongpin Street.
Most of the jewelry shops in Binondo Chinatown is different from the ones in the malls. They look run down and cannot be trusted. But since it's Binondo Chinatown, you should not judge the shops by their looks. However, make sure that you know how to discern true gold from fake ones to avoid being tricked.
The search for our wedding rings in Binondo Chinatown is another adventure that I'll talk about in the next blog post.
Wedding Prep blog series chronicles our adventures as we prepared for the Big Day. I hope that these blog posts help those who are preparing for their wedding day.