Written on: 20/12/2012
I left a ring in which meant a lot to me and asked them to reset it to use an my engagement ring. I was so happy with my ring. Ian and Mariyln are a lovely couple and made my ring into something so precious and delicate. I would 100% recommend them. (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2012 by KMcN
I fully endorse the other reviews on this page. Marilyn and Ian are both extremely friendly and knowledgable. I recently had my diamond engagement ring modified to incorporate two other stones. Although I was keen to get it done, I was also a little nervous as the original solitaire diamond was already lovely. I left it in Ian's very capable hands and the results were fantastic! He turned what was already a pretty nice ring into a really stunning piece. I have purchased a few pieces from... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2012 by JohnPenn
My wife and I have used Ian King several times to melt old chains and rings (which we weren't wearing because they were old fashioned) and redesign them into rings and cuff links that we would wear. Every time the end result has been great. Highly recommended. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2012 by CP2012 (1 review written)
My fiance had the daunting task of finding an engagement ring that would be my dream ring without me ever telling him what that was!! He stumbled upon Ian King in Bow Lane and told me it was the first place he went into that really seemed to want to help and spend as much time as needed getting the right ring. When he didnt find anything he wanted aready made they helped him design and create the ring he had in mind. I am over the moon with my unique ring. I needed to have the ring... (read more)
Written on: 08/11/2011 by HRH77
Me and my soon to be wife were introduced to IAN KING Jewellers through a friend, I only wish the introduction had been sooner! From their little shop in Bow Lane near St Pauls, the husband and wife team have created some of the best Jewellery I have seen...EVER. For my wedding ring I wanted to create something bespoke out of old sentimental Jewellery and diamonds I already possessed. Ian took on the challenge, creating a 20+gram 1 carat diamond ring for a price which made me feel as though... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2011
I designed a pendant and needed it made. I tried many jewellers, most quoting crazy prices, until I popped into Ian King's shop, which was handily close to one of my clients' head offices. Both Ian and Marilyn were extremely helpful and happy to make the pendant to my design specifications. Not only that, but Ian quoted a satisfyingly reasonable price (another local jeweller, also claiming to specialise in bespoke pieces, was twice as expensive). I was kept updated throughout the process,... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2011 by cmarcucci (1 review written)
Searching for an engagement ring is pretty daunting but from the moment I walked in the shop I was at total ease. Great service and great to be served by people who are as excited about your engagement as you are, and really eager to give you the perfect ring for your budget. Can't recommend them highly enough (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010
The reviews here speak for themselves. This tiny shop is staffed by a wonderful husband and wife team with Ian usually tinkering away downstairs whilst his partner handles sales. They are friendly, eager to please but not remotely pushy. I purchased a necklace from their over 2 years ago and my girlfriend was so pleased with it that I have gone on to get her the matching earrings and to take her to meet Ian when we recently needed an engagement ring.
He made a ring for us based entirely on... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2010
I was looking for a wedding ring to match my engagement ring. I wanted something different and most other jewelers could not provide a ring in my price range and style. We walked into Ian King and asked the same question we had asked many others and he said he could do it. The warm and friendly staff and attention to detail was excellent. I am so happy with the ring and am very grateful for their wonderful personal service. I would not hesitate in recommending them to friends. (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2010
Extremely helpful and friendly husband and wife team- so much better than going to a high street chain.
I had my Victorian engagement ring valued and adjusted so I could wear a wedding band next to it, and they couldn't have been more helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely be going back for any jewellery requirements in the future. (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2009
Extremely helpful, friendly staff. Will definitely go back. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2009
they provide fantastic service at very reasonable prices. they have both restored or amended old pieces for me as well as creating new ones. they are some of the highest quality of work and best service that I have found in the market.
I would recommend them to anyone and they are certainly 1000 times better than any of the High Street chains and much cheaper (and same quality) as the high end stores (Tiffany, Boodles). (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2009 by Mrssanchez (1 review written)
After sourcing our own stone for my engagement ring, I trawled Hatton Garden and many other shops for the perfect setting, I passed Ian's shop on the way to work one morning, and all I can say is am so glad I did.
Some may say I am a very indecisive person, but Ian had such patience and flexibility.
I spotted the perfect setting, although it was outside my price range. Ian was able to tailor make the setting I wanted to suit my price range and mount the stone for me.
I have to say... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009
Great staff at Ian King, Bow Lane. Attentive, and helped where other retailers weren't willing to. Will definately recommend to others. Good value and product range as well. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2009 by catda5 (1 review written)
Having purchased jewellery at Ian King ' s in the past and been very satisfied with the service we received at the time we decided to buy our engagement and wedding rings there. We could not fault the service we have received from selecting our rings amongst the array of jewellery on offer to getting the end product engraved. Everything was arranged with efficiency and attention to detail and we would not hesitate in recommending this jewellers to others. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009
I have been in Bow Lane for 30 years, my office being a short distance away from Ian King's delightful jewelery shop.
I have just purchased a beautiful diamond half eternity ring for my wife. They were extremely attentive and it was a pleasure to do business with them.
I bought a hand-made leather box from Florence to house the ring and the jeweller most skillfully created an insert for it which sets the ring off perfectly.
I will certainly go back to Ian King again and would recommend him to... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2009 by Marjorie Baylis (1 review written)
Ian King, Bow Lane, London. Very concerned to ensure that I had a wedding ring that was comfortable, given that I wanted a band of diamonds within the wedding band that went all the way round. I was given probably half a dozen rings to borrow (after my husband-to-be had paid the full price for what we wanted!) to ensure the width of the band was just right, ditto the thickness of the band and also the inside diameter. We finally got what was just perfect - Would thoroughly recommend them... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008 by carolannew (3 reviews written)
Staff at Ian King, London were very nice, helpful, friendly polite staff. can not fault the service from them.
They made our wedding rings for us, held on to them until we were ready for them.
fantastic service, they even cleaned my engagement ring free of charge even though I did not buy it there. (read more)