"When I began searching for jewelry stores to find an engagement ring for my girlfriend, I was pretty nervous about finding the perfect ring while having a comfortable buying experience. Jon, the owner, exceeded all of my expectations. Not only was he very knowledgeable and helpful, but he was able to help me find the perfect ring that was within my budget without any sales pressure. Jon made me feel comfortable by getting to know me and my wishes and did a great job educating and guiding me through the entire process. From start to finish he was very patient and flexible with me and was always there to answer any of my questions.
The ring was absolutely beautiful and my fiancé loved it the moment I put it on her finger. We could not be any happier with the ring- it is definitely a head-turner! Jon and his staff gave me a memorable experience with great value that I never could have gotten from a big box store. I highly recommend TDC Jewelry to anyone looking for that special piece of jewelry with excellent customer service. Thank you Jon!"
Tyler W, Arlington Heights IL (4/9/2018)
"I first came to TDC 11 years ago when I was shopping for engagement rings. Scared about making a poor decision the owner John was there to provide me an education and a no pressure sales experience that was inline with my budget and what I wanted to give.
I have been going back since (except one time and I still regret that). The service is impeccable and friendly. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.
In the end, I trust John to help me make decisions on jewelry, something I don't know much about.
I look forward to making many more purchases.
Everyone should have a guy, this is my jewelry guy. You should make it yours too."
Brody M, Palatine IL (9/3/2017)
"I stopped in here in October of 2011 with my then girlfriend, Kirsten, to get an idea of what type of engagement ring she would like should I ever decide to propose. We had been to Jared and Zales already and I just did not feel endeared to either of them. There was an immediate difference from this experience from the moment we walked into TDC. We were helped by Jon, who I found to be a very friendly, helpful jeweler...especially when compared with the big powerhouse jewelers. Even though I told Jon right off the bat that we were just looking and would not be purchasing anything in the near term I found him to very honest, forthright, and helpful. He was able to provide me with a great sense of what my girlfriend wanted in an engagement ring and diamond. He asked her all the right questions that the big jewelers did not take the time to ask. All told, we probably spent about an hour with Jon. I came away with the immediate feeling that, if the time came, this was where I wanted to purchase an engagement ring for my girlfriend.
In May of 2012, I decided it was getting to be about time to purchase a ring and knew exactly where I wanted to go. Sure enough, Jon was there again and the ring purchasing experience could not have been more pleasant! The diamond that I purchased was AMAZING! I ended up going for a Simon G. ring and I am telling you this ring is stunning!
I popped the question to my now fiance while we were vacationing in San Francisco in June of 2012. I did it at the Japanese Tea Gardens, a very, very beautiful place...but, once I popped the question she would not stop looking at that ring!
Over the past month and a half we have been going to several different wedding venues and speaking to people who give newly engaged couples tours of their venues on a daily basis. There is not a single place we have gone to that hasn't pointed out how gorgeous the ring is, then stopped us and looked us in the eye and said "no, you don't understand. I do this for a living and see 5 rings a day...THAT RING IS AMAZING!" I know this sounds a little over-the-top, but it isn't, you should see this ring."
Rusty P, Palatine IL (8/9/2012)
"When the time arrives in a man's life to purchase an engagement ring, finding a professional, trustworthy, and competent custom jeweler is of the utmost importance.
I browsed the web, spoke to wholesalers, visited retailers, and stopped into several local jewelry stores to educate myself. My confidence and trust in the sales people I met was not where I wanted it to be. After speaking with friends about my situation, I was referred to TDC in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Simply stated, Jon exceeded my expectations. He coached me through the process one decision at a time. Jon is GIA certified and his knowledge of the industry showed. Most importantly, he was able to receive choice stones from his small group of the area's best suppliers. After we decided on a center stone, we navigated band designers, materials, and styles. He provided advice and insight based on other customers' purchases and experiences, and he instilled in me the confidence I needed. Jon also settled one of my concerns by recommending an easy to set up jewelry insurance provider. In the end, the ring was perfectly suited for my soon-to-be fiancée and the entire experience was stress free.
I have already returned to TDC for other jewelry purchases and will strongly recommend a visit or phone call to any one seeking an outstanding jeweler in the Chicagoland area."
Mark J, Hoboken NJ (6/22/2014)
"I love TDC jewelry. When my now husband and I went in to the store to buy rings, John was very professional and accommodating. We told him that we wanted rose gold and I told him I wanted something other than a diamond. John was honest and made some suggestions about what stone would go pretty with rose gold. The rings turned out beautiful and my husband loves his. Thanks TDC jewelry for making this experience memorable!"
Ellen F, Gurnee IL (2/6/2016)