Bendi Jewelers' owner and designer Sami Nakishbendi has committed himself to design jewelry of elemental simplicity, enduring quality and beauty.
Originally from Syria, Sami came to the U.S. in 1983 to attend college at Temple University. After pursuing architecture and dentistry majors, he entered the precious metals field and began wholesaling silver and gold during the day and working on his own designs at night.
In 1997, Sami opened Bendi Jeweler's on Main Street in Manayunk for his original, custom-made designs. It was a decision that allowed him to combine his artistic approach to jewelry with a personal approach to client relationships, something he takes very seriously by having one-on-one design consultations with every customer.
"I'm not just a salesman looking to sell a piece of jewelry," says Sami, "but an artist looking to transform what's in their head into a work of art that they can wear."
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Phone number: 215-508-5220
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Shan · Married on 04/20/2019
The best of the best - Rescued my Grandmother-in-laws invaluable ring. I had found Sami online after reading these reviews and hoped they were not too good to be true. In fact, they were under-rating him if anything he deserves 6 stars out of 5. I had recently taken my engagement ring to the 'best of the best' in center city and resized it down to be a full size larger than I needed- I left thinking something was wrong as the ring looked damaged but brushed it off. THANK GOD I went to Sami for the final resizing. He ever-so-nicely pointed out the damage done to the ring; cautious of bad mouthing another which I greatly respected. For half the price of the original resizing, Sami flawlessly fixed and resized the ring down and gave us a beautiful appraisal along with some fun facts about the history of the ring and it's coal region origins. We both went to pick up the ring and were in tears over the beauty he brought out in it. I look forward to working with him on my husband-to-be's wedding ring and all future jeweler needs. THANK YOU SO MUCH SAMI!
Sent on 03/20/2018
Lauren · Married on 06/11/2016
My fiance and I loved working with Sami and Claire at Bendi for my engagement ring! We found Bendi through a glowing recommendation from a colleague, and we were not disappointed. Sami and Claire are welcoming and take the time to help you find (and create) the right ring for you. They truly care about the customer and the jewelry. We will definitely be going back to Bendi for our wedding bands (and hopefully other pieces of jewelry in the future!).Sent on 01/13/2015
User4160229 · 2+ years ago
Sami was a pleasure to work with right from the start. We're both thrilled that we have handmade rings rather than mass-produced items, and we love that we were able to support a local business. Sami's jewelery is gorgeous, and he was very wiling to work with us to create exactly what we wanted. We even had him design and hand-make necklaces for my matron of honor and bridesmaid, and they came out even better than we expected. Thank you, Sami!!Sent on 06/08/2014