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Q: What does Monique of Switzerland Jewelers specialize in?
A: The best Custom Designs of Diamond Engagement Rings in Platinum & Gold, with our Wholesale Diamond selection from .50 carats up to 10 Carats in any Shape & Quality, all certified by GIA, AGS or EGL USA, and competitively priced since 1980. All our diamonds are natural, NOT treated, clarity-enhanced or drilled, but pure and beautiful from Mother Nature. We love Hearts & Arrows Ideal Cut Diamonds for their brilliance and fire. Additionally, we are happy to elaborate on the 4 C’s (Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut) when you visit our Diamond Showroom.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Our beautiful Store is located on 728 Lake Street East in Wayzata, MN 55391 on the shores of Lake Minnetonka 15 mins from downtown Minneapolis.
Q: What makes Monique of Switzerland Jewelers stand out compared to other wedding jewelry options?
A: Fabulous Deals on Diamonds & Custom Design, all handcrafted in MN/USA, unique designs and being ahead of mainstream Jewelers since 1980. We especially stand out for our totally personalized service. Monique is only happy when her customers are happy. 99.5% of her customers reviews are 5***** ! You will be pleased when you check Monique’s store out in person and even more, when you entrust Monique with that important decision of designing an Heirloom quality Engagement Ring.
Q: What is your favorite engagement ring trend right now?
A: Our favorite metal is 900/950 PT platinum; hand engraving is the new trend of the biggest designers such as Tacori, Verragio, Viachi because it stays beautiful and shiny. Hand engraving has been our Trademark for over 10 years already because we are ahead of trends. Unlike other Jewelers, we carry many Platinum Rings in our inventory. Rose Gold is a newer trend which appeals to women because of the soft contrast to the skin tone. Halo Rings, especially in Cushion shapes, are still frontrunners. Our personal favorite: a Platinum ring with our GIA certified natural Yellow Diamond such as cushion, radiant, or oval with beautiful scroll engraving that will last for years to come. Let us make your old Platinum Rings look like you bought them yesterday.
Q: When and how did Monique of Switzerland Jewelers begin?
A: Monique came to America in 1976 from Geneva, Switzerland and started her business by importing and selling Semi precious Jewelry to other Jewelry Stores. In 1978 she opened her first Jewelry Store on 808 Nicollet Mall – Le Ciel D’Or – where she developed her talent to Custom Design Diamond Engagement Rings. She sold that Jewelry Store in 1980 and started her Wholesale Diamonds & Custom Design Business that same year. 37 years ago custom design was only affordable for the rich and famous. Her customers would desire high-end Rings, without the high-end price tag. She delivered then and Monique’s favorite part of the business continues to be designing a one-of-a-kind ring for that most special occasion at an affordable price. 13 years ago her son Dean became a Wholesale Diamond Broker and together they will dazzle you with their knowledge and ability to deliver the most beautiful Engagement Ring imaginable.
Q: What’s an average day like for Monique of Switzerland Jewelers?
A: We love to become friends with our customers; after all, an Engagement Ring is a long term commitment and it is important to know a Jeweler who you can trust. A fresh cup of Nespresso with some Swiss Chocolate is always offered with a smile. We also provide free cleaning services and inspection of any Jewelry item. In addition, offering repair service of any precious Jewelry or even Sterling Silver is inexpensive, fast, and thorough. We take pride in working directly with your insurance company in case of loss or damage. Our service, our integrity, and our expertise repeatedly bring our customers back.
Q: What would you want couples who are searching for a unique engagement ring or wedding jewelry piece to know about Monique of Switzerland Jewelers?
A: Do your research, check out any Jeweler but before making a decision, visit Monique of Switzerland Jewelers. You will be delighted by Monique’s ability to fulfill your heart’s desire. Read the many 5***** reviews and check out their website as well as their facebook page with nearly 4,000 likes. Monique
of Switzerland Jewelers is unique, trustworthy, always ahead of the trends; with their Lifetime Warranty and up-grade policy, you are the winner.
Q: Do you have any stories of couples from Monique of Switzerland Jewelers that you could share?
A: We have many of them and they are all so special. However, I’ll go to the first Engagement Ring Story that happened at our new store in Wayzata on the first day we were open for business. The couple, Amy & David, came from Wisconsin and fell in love with a ring and diamond which they purchased that very day in August. As Monique delivered their new Diamond Engagement Ring, he went down on one knee and proposed right in front of the Store. That’s why our unique bench is called the “Happy Bench”. Fast forward to this Christmas: A couple came to our store after visiting the largest Jewelers in the Minneapolis area. They had inherited a gorgeous 6 Carat Oval Diamond, but no jeweler was willing to design Sandi’s new ring. Monique had complete confidence she could create something exquisite for Sandi. Within 3 weeks she delivered a hand crafted beautiful Platinum Diamond Ring that delighted Sandi and her husband. Best of all, Mom’s Diamond is always on her daughter’s finger for blessings and symbolizing fond memories.
Q: How far in advance should a guy start planning his ring purchase? When should a bride pick out her wedding day jewels?
A: We recommend 3-4 weeks (longer if the design is very complicated and might need adjustments such as hand engraving or design changes). Faster service is possible (2 weeks) or if we have the ring in stock, the diamond can be set the same day. Fashion Jewelry for the Wedding Day can be selected from their vast inventory of Pearls and Silver with Swarovski Crystals.
Q: What do you like about working in the wedding industry?
A: It is an honor to be part of the most important decision the couple makes: their heirloom quality Engagement Ring. So often we hear: “You designed this ring 25 years ago” or “I still love my ring you designed”. Sometimes we are incorporating Diamonds or other Gemstones from the family’s treasure to make the ring totally one-of-a-kind yet familiar by using Grandma’s or Mom’s diamonds or gemstones. Being unique and flexible, searching for the best materials, and delivering high quality products for less is our Trademark.
Monique of Switzerland Jewelers Lightning Round questions:
Q: Describe yourself in three words:
A: charming, compassionate, creative
Q: Gold, Platinum or Rose Gold?
A: Platinum first, Rose, White or Yellow Gold second, maybe mixed colors.
Q: Red or White?
A: White, but red is the color of Love.
Q: Black Tie or Farm to Table?
A: Black Tie, but Farm to Table is catching on.
Q: Milk, Dark or white chocolate?
Q: What’s your go-to comfort food?
A: Our Nespresso Coffee with whipped Latte & Swiss Chocolate
Q: If you had a time machine would you travel to the past or the future?
A: Being from Switzerland and loving the Swiss Alps, skiing, hiking, speaking German & French besides English, I would say Past…
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