Jewelers are easy to find, but choosing a jeweler with expertise and extensive knowledge is not always an easy task. These DC jewelers reign supreme and want to help their customers find the perfect piece they are looking for. There’s nothing like seeing a stone in person, so stop the online browsing and visit one of these outstanding locations. Also, view this previous 2011 article, Best Jewelry Stores In The DC Area, for additional options.
1025 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
With three locations in the Northern Virginia/DC area, Boone & Sons Jewelers is a well-known destination for precious gemstones and fine jewelry. Founder Dan Boone has been in business nearly half a century. The business is now a family affair, run by Boone and his grandchildren. Erik Boone, grandson of Dan Boone, says Boone & Sons is built to handle everything and there are few things it cannot do for customers, “From tightening a loose diamond to refurbishing a family heirloom to buying a special anniversary gift for a spouse, we aim to do all things for our customers, small and large.” Boone & Sons sells high-quality jewelry at great prices, allowing it to grow a trusted reputation of loyal customers over the decades. There are five in-house master gold and platinum smiths. Boone says that yellow gold is making a comeback in fashion jewelry and that vintage/antique jewelry is peaking as of late. With an impressive website, be sure to view Boone & Sons’ interactive and helpful website.
7845 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Charleston Alexander is the prime diamond importer for DC, with two locations in Bethesda and Falls Church. The jewelers make it easy to customize diamond pieces. The company is currently celebrating 25 years with online discounts. There are frequently trunk shows, sales on wanted items like pre-set diamond stud earrings, and also a 30-day, money-back guarantee.
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5300 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20015
The Pampillonia family name holds a century-worth of legacy and tradition. Proudly serving as the jeweler to King Emmanuel of Italy, Pampillonia offers a large, rare collection of crafted jewels. Most of the jewelry is made by hand in the Washington, DC shop. All designs are original, there are no other designers carried and Pampillonia often creates custom designs for clients. A major buyer of estate jewelry, it pays high prices and sells directly to the retail client and collectors. Popular items at Pampillonia include gemstone pendants and earrings and handmade engagement rings. The shop is located at the Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
1147 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
The Tiny Jewel Box, just off Farragut North metro, is an established and praised Washington, DC jeweler known for antique and estate jewelry. Tiny Jewel Box is very accommodating. There is a corporate gift division, equipped with an entirely different staff prepared to aid organizations and businesses. The staff at Tiny Jewel Box is loyal to customers and understands all there is to know about the business. With the growing popularity of fashion jewelry, Tiny Jewel Box offers many items at modest prices for the average consumer. The shop also has a thriving Swiss watch business, featuring Rolex. A Tiny Jewel Box representative says that the emergence of rose gold and blackened gold or silver is a strong trend.
1305 G St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
Treasure Trove is a family-owned jeweler on 13th and G Street at Metro Center. Its specialty is bridal jewelry – particularly diamond engagement rings. “We have immediate 24-hour access to more than 50 million dollars worth of loose diamonds. Clients examine and select their diamonds with magnification tools in a private viewing area with perfect, ideal lighting conditions,” said David Broder. The jewelry, gold, platinum and sterling silver is all made in house. Treasure Trove also has a partner in the Diamond District in New York City. Broder explains that Treasure Trove has the ability to create a piece solely based on a photo,” We are also now using state-of-the-art CAD/CAM technology which enables us to create jewelry just from images or even make something that does not yet exist.” There is an experienced goldsmith on site who can repair, store or remodel. Treasure Trove excels in customer service – offering quick turnaround time and personal client interaction.
Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.