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I can't say enough good things about Brilliantly Engaged in general and Mark Turnowski in particular. I came to BE because I knew I wanted a cushion cut and I had read that Mark was the cushion cut guru. His reputation on that front is well-deserved, but it was his customer service that really won me over. You can't pick a better person to work with than Mark. On my first visit, Mark took the time to not only get to know me, but also to educate me about what I was looking at. He patiently answered all my questions, showing me stone after stone to illustrate his points. We talked (and I learned) for over an hour, even though I had told Mark up front I wasn't going to buy anything that day. Over the next three months, Mark worked patiently and diligently with me to pick out a stone and design a custom setting (including multiple CAD mockups when I was trying to decide between subtle differences in the design). He was never pushy, always accommodating, and he returned every phone call and e-mail in less than 24 hours. When it came time to negotiate prices, Mark was fair and more reasonable than his competitors. I'd recommend Mark and BE to anyone.
I have worked with Mark Turnowski at Brilliantly Engaged for several projects: my engagement ring, designing a custom gold ring, and designing custom diamond earrings. I have had an absolutely amazing experience with him. He is understanding and patient, and will explain what makes one diamond better than another. He is also very respectful of staying within a budget. And the beauty and quality of the work speaks for itself. I have had such great experiences with him that I have referred several friends to him for their engagement rings. I definitely plan to use Mark and BE for all my future diamond purchases.
We could not have asked for a better experience when shopping for and purchasing my (now) wife's engagement ring. My wife is extremely detail oriented and knew exactly what she wanted to find in a ring. The problem was actually finding it! After searching high and low and doing TONS of research we kept hearing about Mark Turnowski of Brilliantly Engaged. He was touted as THE go-to guy for cushion cut diamonds which was exactly what we had our eye on. We decided to go with Mark based on his experience, many happy customers, and gorgeous custom settings. The design process was fluid and detailed and completely fulfilling. Once we had landed on the final design I knew we were getting everything we'd hoped for. Seeing the finished ring was just amazing. We were engaged back in 2006 and, to this day, over four years later, my wife says she has yet to lay her eyes on a ring she loves more than her own. This was certainly the largest jewelry purchase of my life and when we got the ring appraised to get it insured it was valued at far greater than I paid, and that was also music to my ears. It's not often you find a business with high quality, great service, AND a great value. I know that my wife's ring is priceless to her and knowing she loves it so much is priceless to me.
We had an amazing experience with Mark Turnkowski and Brilliantly Engaged! My husband purchased my engagement ring and Mark gave him personal attention, excellent communication and an amazing ring at a phenominal price! We further purchased a wedding band and after giving Mark some ideas and trusted him to have free reign to design something that went with my engagement ring - he made a beautiful ring that I always get compliments on! A third purchase was made when my husband bought diamond earrings as a surprise wedding gift and even after having a slight mistake in the type of back (husband wanted screw backs, they came with normal slide backs) Mark immediately fixed the problem with no charge and shipped them out just in time to make it for the wedding. We can't say enough about the quality, amazing customer service and price. You will never regret going to Brilliantly Engaged for all of your diamond needs!!
In 2008, after 13 years of dating my high school sweetheart, I needed to get her the PERFECT ring on a firefighter's salary. After a slow, 2 month, sub-par process with another jeweler I needed to go elsewhere. I found out about BE and Mark Turnowski searching diamond jewelers online. Based on the raves of them on various websites, I decided to give them a shot and it was THE BEST decision I have ever made, after marrying my wife that is! Mark and I first spoke on the phone where he asked my needs, wants, budget, etc. At our first meeting Mark gave me a great tutorial, explaining everything I needed to know about viewing diamonds from using a loupe, reading the GIA reports, the 4 C's, etc. Mark was patient and took time to answer all of my questions and concerns. He had selected 4 exquisite cushion cut stones for me to see at our first meeting. They all met my criteria and budget perfectly...he listened to everything I wanted. Mark is not a salesman, and gave me ZERO pressure. I met with Mark a second time and finally made up my mind after seeing a couple more stones. My fiancee, now wife ended up with a gorgeous, micro pave, custom designed e-ring by BE and their team, which she constantly gets compliments on. Oh yeah...we got our wedding bands from BE too! Fast forward to 12-2010, I got to re-live my experience with BE and Mark when my brother was ring shopping! He wanted to do his due diligence despite my urging him to go to BE. He went to 3 other jewelers, all recommended by family and friends. Once he had the BE experience and saw the stones they deliver and rings they produce he knew he had wasted his time elsewhere. I told him so! I highly recommend BE to anyone!
I had what I considered to be an ideal experience shopping for an engagement ring for my wife. † Mark Turnowski was referred to me by then fianceť's mother who had done wonderful work for her personal jewelry. †I contacted Mark via email and had some general discussion about what I was looking for and we found time to talk on the phone about more of the particulars of what I was hoping to find in an engagement ring. Mark was fluid and approachable about the whole process and while I wasn't exactly clueless about diamonds, he was very helpful in teaching me even more about the craft. After several emails and phone conversations at all hours of the day (while I was traveling for business across the country, I might add), Mark had sent me photos and documentation on some diamonds we had narrowed in on. After selecting the diamond, Mark was very helpful in getting the specific setting I was seeking.† The entire ring was perfect, as Mark had promised. My proposal went as perfectly and we've been happily married for now for over a year. I referred my brother to Mark who expressed to me the same top-notch service and product satisfaction. What stereotypically has been herald as a stressful process become enjoyable, informative, and exciting for me instead!
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