Posts Tagged Wedding
You are cordially invited…..
Posted by Michael Wall Bepsoke in Give me your Thoughts, The Gems of Information on February 21, 2013
Coming to the Radisson Blu, Little Island Cork this March is a Charity Wedding Fair.
Run by Cork Weddings and Events, it will be held on the 24th, from 2 – 5.30pm and it is run on behalf of the wonderful Irish Dogs for the Disabled.
Based in Cork, Irish Dogs for the Disabled attempt to enhance the quality of life for young people and adults.
They provide fully trained assistance dogs that in turn provide physical and psychological support to their partners. They receive no funding.
So on the day there will be over 50 suppliers, myself included, covering every aspect of your wedding.
So what will I be doing on the day?
I will be on hand to offer advice on all things bling. Will be happy to talk with you about jewellery styles, metals, and of course Diamonds.
I also offer a pre-wedding service, which is a full complement of services for brides to be. Ring resizing, inspection of settings and mounts, polishing and plating service.
Do ask me on the day.
As well as the above I will be offering a Full Valuation Service** to include:
- A full Valuation service on ‘Multiple Items’ of Jewellery.
- An Itemised list of all Items of Jewellery.
- A full check of the Settings, and Stones in your Jewellery.
- A printed Schedule of all Items for Insurance Purposes.
Flat Rate of €60* for all of the above.
*I will donate €10 directly to the charity.
I will NOT be charging a ‘final value fee’ of the Item(s).
If you wish to make an appointment, you may call me on: 086 8687456 or e-mail: email@example.com
Booking is advised. You can also drop by my stand on the day.
As mentioned the fair is running from 2 – 5.30pm
The Entrance Fee is €5 for adults. Prize giveaways and a fashion show throughout the day. There might even be a fabulous give away from me too!
Do please check out the wonderful work Irish Dogs for the Disabled are doing, and do please come along the 24th March 2013 to the Radisson Blu, Little Island.
Below is Breffni, held by Irish Dogs for the Disabled patron Graham Norton. Breffni was matched with 8 year old Patrick, a young man from Cork with cerebral palsy.
Patrick is now 10, walking independently and is also managing to ride his own bike.
For more information about the Wedding Fair visit Cork Weddings and Events:
For more information on Irish Dogs for the Disabled:
If you have any questions you can contact me by phone or by e-mail.
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Would love your feedback, your comments and thoughts.
Michael**Multiple Items of Jewellery appraised by Michael Wall, Accredited Jewellery Professional. I am NOT buying or selling any gold, or precious metals. If you do have any items that you want to bring along to ask advice about, I will be happy to oblige.
Posted by Michael Wall Bepsoke in The Gems of Information on August 7, 2012
Before any Wedding I always offer an additional service to my Clients.
That is an inspection of your Engagement Ring, a clean and polish. After all everything must be right on the day.
I also offer this to potential Clients, which means you, or someone you know.
If you need a Ring cleaned, polished, or have the settings checked before your wedding do get in touch.
Here’s a few examples of work carried out:
Full Inspection of the Claws, Prongs, and Settings.
A Clean and Polish of Metals.
Rhodium Plating (for White Gold Settings and Jewellery)
Re-sizing Service. 1/2 to 1 size up or down.
Full Bridal Party service available. Call for Quote.
To make an appointment, call 086 8687456 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a question you can ask me live (almost live) here:
Michael Wall Bespoke
Posted by Michael Wall Bepsoke in Give me your Thoughts, Welcome on July 31, 2012
Showcase of Designs and Pieces in Gold and Platinum.
Fully Bespoke Service with G.I.A Certified Diamonds. in Gold or Platinum.
If you would like to chat to me live (almost live) you can find me here:
Video courtesy of Nobomedia
To Quote you Happy
Posted by Michael Wall Bepsoke in Give me your Thoughts on May 13, 2012
A few calls during the week got me thinking.
I am normally blessed with clients who pretty much know what they are looking for. Although from time to time I will still be asked some questions like ‘How much would a Diamond cost’, and ‘How much would it cost to get a ring made in Platinum’?
I could ask, ‘How long is a piece of String’? There is no definite answer, as all the criteria differ. Do you want a 1 carat stone, a half carat stone, and what type of Platinum ring would you like?
There are variables to be considered. The difference in all these will be the reasoning behind my final answer.
Now there is one variable that some but not all of don’t want to bring up. It is something that I discuss with everyone.
Don’t worry. It isn’t an ugly term. Don’t be afraid to mention it. To my mind a Budget is the price you are willing to pay. Don’t be worried about it. If you want to spend small, big or astronomical, you will still have a budget in mind.
Talk to me about it. Let me know what I can do for the Budget you have in mind. Do not be put off by it.
You are as important to me as my last and prospective customer. More so in fact as it is the first time I get to look after you, and hopefully build a relationship with you for many happy years to come.
One of my calls yesterday was a little disappointing as I did not quote my client happy.
Now this I like to do. I don’t like to be beaten on price. I won’t sacrifice quality but I would prefer to know that I have quoted a higher price. Why?? It’s because I want to work with you, bring my experience to the table, and bring the best of what is available to me to you.
Yes it is that simple. No matter how grand or small your piece of Jewellery, it is the satisfaction of knowing that I have found you the exact Stone or Stones that you have searched for.
Customer service to my mind is a little more than you buying from me, or me selling to you for that matter. It is more than that. It is talking with you. It’s understanding you. It’s delivering exactly what you come to expect, and then exceed that.
If you have been searching a long time for a stone/piece that is uniquely you, then I want the privilege to find that for you.
Out of all the people I speak to on a daily basis, friends, colleagues and clients, you can be assured of one thing. I am approachable. I will happily look after you, and enjoy sitting down with you to hear what you have to say. So talk to me.
I honestly hate to see anyone including myself settle for second best because a Budget brings you there.
So if you think you can find the same Certified Diamond or Coloured Stone that I have quoted you for less, I want to know.
My promise to you is that I will do my best to meet or exceed your expectations.
So call me, or mail with you questions.
086 8687456 email@example.com
If you have a question you can ask me live (almost live) here:
A Commitment to Love, Honor and Respect
Posted by Michael Wall Bepsoke in The Gems of Information on November 6, 2011
I’m always happy to meet new clients, and this morning’s meeting was no exception. There is no necessity to stick to the traditional, and in this instance the formality of engagement was not considered.
In the 8 years that this couple have spent together there was nothing symbolic required save the love and commitment they have shown each other since the time they first met.
I relish the opportunity to begin what I like to call a personal service. It is something more than having a quick browse through a catalogue and settling for a generic piece of jewellery.
My service offers something additional. I carry out a fully bespoke service that is tailored to each individual.
I have known David and his partner Ben for over 5 years, and was delighted when they announced they were settling down and building a life for themselves together as one. Even more delighted when they asked me to create two bespoke Rings based on their designs.
Always intrigued as to what Rings people choose for Civil Partnerships and given the penchant for ‘Rainbow’ themed industrial metal Bands, I was glad to see that both guys had come up with designs that were evocative of their feelings and love for each other.
Ben chose an 18kt Gold Ring with Centre Row of brushed 18kt Yellow Gold set with intersecting Princess Cut Diamonds, and polished 18kt White Gold Rims, while David chose the reverse.
So how do Same Sex Rings Differ? ‘Surprise Surprise’, they don’t. A band on your finger is Symbolic. It means what you and your partner want it to mean. They are bands of devotion, a commitment to Love, Honor and Respect each other.
Be it a Celebration of your Sexuality, a discreet band, or a Bespoke Diamond Set Piece it is all down to choice. It is yours and yours alone.
I am very glad both David and Ben chose me to be part of their Celebration. I hope that they spend many happy years together.
If you are considering a Civil Partnership this year, and would like some advice and/or suggestions, feel free to drop me a line.
Call on 086 8687456 or mail GemInfo@iol.ie