Ascot Diamonds is one of the highest reviewed jewelers in the United States with hundreds of "5-Star" online reviews. Our mission is to provide impeccable service, excellence and competitive prices in an engaging, dignified atmosphere.

Reputation is everything and we are proud to share these client testimonials with you:

From the first time I walked into the business and met Tim to the time I had the ring in hand, I had a great experience at Ascot. Tim was incredibly helpful and informative. He went above and beyond to find the exact ring that my now fiancee had her eye on, despite her seeing it at another jewelry store. I'd recommend Ascot and in particular ask for Tim to help you find the perfect ring.

Stephen S.
Arlington, VA

One word to describe my buying experience at Ascot Diamonds - FLAWLESS! Living in Kansas City, I was nervous working with someone I'd never met in putting together the details on my fiancé’s engagement ring. Maurice was kind, patient, and meticulous about covering every detail necessary in making this gorgeous engagement ring. When it was all said and done, Ascot Diamonds crafted the most beautiful ring I've ever seen. She gets compliments almost daily. I will absolutely say "YES" to Ascot Diamonds for any future jewelry!!!

Kevin R.
Kansas City

My fiancé and I worked with Tim to design my engagement ring and had a phenomenal experience. I only met with Tim and my fiancée once to pick out the band and look at diamond options, and he was so helpful in explaining the differences between the properties and grading systems. We were interested in a lab grown diamond (which we could only find at Ascot in this area) and he showed us multiple lab grown diamonds to compare to traditional diamonds so we could eventually determine we wanted the lab grown to get a larger diamond for a lesser price. He was very patient and met with us for nearly 90 minutes on a Friday evening. He was in constant contact, so I've heard, with my then-boyfriend about the process and details and our budget. He never tried to upsell anything and worked within our budget guidelines producing for us an extremely superior product that has wowed everyone who has seen it. We will be returning to him to design our wedding bands for our ceremony in the summer, and I'd highly recommend Ascot Diamonds for any type of jewelry need.

Arlington, VA

Absolutely fantastic experience with Tim at Ascot Diamonds. I set up an appointment with Tim to browse and potentially purchase an engagement ring for my now fiancé. I immediately felt at ease with Tim as he walked us through the process and provided us with honest, caring input. My fiancé found a design online that particularly caught her eye and Ascot was able to produce a custom ring that exceeded our expectations! I would unequivocally recommend Ascot Diamonds if you're looking for superb customer service and top quality diamonds.

Quinn C.
Washington, DC

I would definitely recommend Ascot to anyone looking for an engagement ring. I found Ascot online and was not sure what to expect when I arrived. Instead of the typical overwhelming jewelry store experience it was a very relaxed and professional one-on-one. Tim was extremely helpful and patient throughout the entire process. Not once did he ever try to pressure me or up-sell me, which made me feel much more comfortable. He took the time to educate me on the different properties of diamonds and the different grading systems. With a loupe in hand we looked at over a dozen diamonds before finding the perfect one. Tim was extremely dedicated to making sure we were satisfied, he even stayed late on a Saturday to make sure that we had the perfect ring within my budget. They did not have the setting in-stock but Tim was able to overnight the setting from their Atlanta office and had the diamond set and ready for pickup just a few days later. We could not be happier with the ring and my fiancé continues to receive compliments almost daily. We will definitely be going back to Ascot for her wedding band and for future purchases.

Arlington, VA

Maurice and his wife are absolutely incredible. Amazing experience all around. Maurice is a true expert and professional. From the moment that we met him, I knew that I was going to buy my fiancé's engagement ring at Ascot Diamonds. Within 24 hours of our first visit, I was contacting him again to set up additional visits. He was easy to contact and made every effort to find exactly what I wanted for the woman of my dreams. When I arrived to look at a hand-picked selection of diamonds, the size, price and details of each was spot-on. Additionally, Maurice made every effort to design and create a custom engagement band that was EXACTLY what I had asked for. Our engagement was the very best day of my life and the ring was a very big part of that experience. It would not have gone as amazing, had we not met Maurice and his wife. My fiancé and I are incredibly picky people and Maurice nailed our style and fulfilled every expectation. When we received the ring back after sizing, Maurice was very quick to catch a small imperfection (of no fault of his) and he immediately had an entirely new ring created for us at no added cost. Could not have asked for more incredible customer service and retention to detail. After sifting through several jewelers, there is no doubt that Ascot Diamonds is the best and is the only one I would recommend to others.


My husband and I had a great experience at Ascot Diamonds! Tim Birch helped us find exactly what we were looking for in wedding bands. We were able to take our time, discuss pros and cons of different metals, price out options, and then walk away and think about it without any pressure. They even cleaned and tightened my heirloom engagement ring that wasn't even purchased there. It is hard to find a jeweler you feel you can trust, but we felt we could trust Tim at Ascot. Our rings are beautiful and fairly priced, and we feel like we can easily go back to Tim with any repairs or cleanings. I recommend Ascot to anyone looking for rings!

Rachel B
Washington, DC

I walked in without an appointment on a snow day without much of an idea of what I was looking for. Tim Birch welcomed me in, walked me through the basics, keyed me in on some specifics that I wasn't aware of and even let me in on a few industry secrets. After showing me a few stones and settings, Tim instantly knew not only what I was looking for, but understood me and my girlfriend's personality types. I shopped around a bit, but always checked back with Tim to get the scoop. After visiting two other jewelers and shopping online, nobody provided the level of service or value that I got from Tim. He scoured the market and found me a stone through his connection in India that was absolutely perfect and fit within my budget. He got it delivered in time, worked the price on the setting with the designer to fit within budget and had it custom built and designed before I left on my trip. I will absolutely be referring family and friends to Tim, and anyone reading this review would be crazy to buy anywhere else!

Arlington, VA

Great Service, Great Selection, Why Go Anywhere Else? Tim Birch at Ascot was great to work with. He guided us through buying my wife's wedding band, and my own wedding ring. Easygoing, knowledgeable and personable, Tim made the buying experience a piece of cake. We want on the recommendation of another friend who bought rings for his own wedding there. As the grandson of the owners of a small independent jewelry store, I appreciate the professionalism and personality of Ascot's team. Schedule an appointment and meet with them. You won't be disappointed.

Alexandria, VA

We had the most wonderful experience working with Wyona and Maurice. They listened to every detail of what we wanted in an engagement ring. I am still amazed at how easy it was to work with them from California. Through email they sent detailed pictures of what the ring designs looked like and we gave feedback. The diamond they found for us fit our budget and far exceeded our expectations. We are very pleased with our purchase and plan on making many others in the future from Ascot Diamonds - wedding bands next! :-) Thank you again Ascot team!

Juliet B

I can't say enough about both Ascot diamonds and Alison, who I worked with. I randomly found Ascot through searching online for local jewelers during my hunt for an engagement ring. All I knew was that I did not want to go to a large, commercial jewelery store and be bombarded with sales reps and tacky looking pieces. Once I made an appointment with Alison at Ascot, I never looked back and I could not be happier. With the help of Alison and through several visits, we selected an amazing ring at a great price. The quality of the stone is incredible and my fiancee gets compliments everywhere. She absolutely loves the ring and had zero part in selecting it. There is no doubt looking at the ring that it is of high quality and it seems that is the norm at Ascot. Don't be intimidated by the appointment-based meetings and the "high end" feel you get while being there. You really can find great deals here and have a wide variety of diamonds to choose from. I highly recommend both Ascot diamonds and Alison. Thanks again!

Josh L
Atlanta, GA

Ascot diamonds is the only dealer worth working with....Maurice was extremely knowledgeable and committed to listening to what was important to me. He shows integrity and professionalism to his clients and only tells the facts. I spent days visiting 5 other major diamond dealers in Dallas but realized their priority was to "wow" you with a fancy showroom vs true quality.

Michael F
Dallas, TX

Tim at the Ascot Diamonds in Arlington, VA was great to work with. I came in with a general idea of what I wanted for an engagement ring, but had no idea how to pick out a diamond. Tim spent ~2 hours explaining all the in's and out's of how to pick a diamond and was able to show me examples of different types of diamonds. I had no idea there were so many things to look for. He didn't pressure me to make a decision and even told me things to look out for if I went somewhere else. When I knew enough about picking the diamonds I went back to Ascot and looked at a few options they had in their inventory. They didn't have exactly what I was looking for so Tim ordered 2 more diamonds that were closer to what I wanted. He really went above and beyond to get me what I wanted. I ended up picking one of the 2 he ordered for me and it worked out great! I will definitely be recommending Ascot to anyone I know looking to buy an engagement ring.

Ryan C.
Arlington, VA

Ascot Diamonds and Tim were excellent. I found this place through these reviews and was not disappointed. I managed to sort through all the factors when buying an engagement ring with Tim and finally settled on the one that I proposed with. My now fiancée, loves the ring and she can't stop looking at it. I highly recommend this diamond broker to anyone looking for a special piece of jewelry.

Washington, DC

If you're reading this review, you owe it to yourself to make an appointment with Tim and give Ascot Diamonds a try. If you do I'm almost certain you will end up purchasing your engagement ring through them. A friend purchased his fiancee's engagement ring from Ascot and recommended them to me. I first met with Tim in October 2015 and Ascot was the first jewelry store I visited. Tim spent a while with me talking to me and my fiancee's sister about diamonds, the 4 C's, ring style, precious metals and all the other elements of designing a ring. He was incredibly patient and really made things easy to understand. He then started pulling out example rings and asking me about my fiancee's taste in jewelry. It wasn't until this point, after talking to me for close to an hour, that he asked about my budget. It was clear to me that no matter if you're spending $1,000 or over $30,000, Tim and Ascot treat all their customers with respect, regardless of how much they plan to spend. What is more, through the entire process Tim respected my budget and never tried to push me into spending more money than I was comfortable with. At other jewelry stores I kept getting pressured to buy a ring I couldn't afford. Other stores also tried to get me to pay a "finders fee" in order for them to find diamonds to show me. Tim showed me at least a dozen diamonds that Ascot had on site and never requested any type of fee. After visiting more jewelry stores, I ended up coming back to Tim in November 2015 and ordering a ring through Ascot. They helped me modify an existing ring design so it would perfectly suit my fiancee's taste. As the ring was being made, Tim kept in touch, giving me updates throughout the process. The ring was finished ahead of schedule, and I proposed to my fiancee in January on a beach in Aruba. She absolutely loves her ring, and I know I have my fiancee's sister, Tim, and the rest of the folks at Ascot diamonds to thank for that. As if getting a great ring in my budget wasn't good enough, I had the ring appraised for my insurance and it appraised for significantly more than I paid for it. So, to summarize, Ascot Diamond has a wide selection of diamonds on site to select from, Tim and his colleagues treat all their customers with respect, and they will work hard to get you the best ring for the best price. I never felt compelled to leave an online review for anything, but I made a Yelp account specifically to write this review of Ascot. I will continue to recommend them to my friends and will be returning to them to get my fiancee's wedding ring. Thanks for everything!

Tim H
Fairfax, VA

I stumbled across Ascot Diamonds during my search for an engagement ring. Once I stepped in and started working with Marlene, I knew I was at the right place. No high pressure sales tactics. Just genuine interest in helping me make the right decision, and the highest quality products I had seen among all the retail stores I visited. The quality of the diamond and setting are exceptional. My wife continues to get compliments on her ring 3 years later. The customer service does not stop once you make the purchase. The folks at Ascot have been extremely caring and helpful in all the minor size adjustments and cleanings they that are required as time goes on. I have recommended Ascot to a few of my friends for various products, and they have all had a similar experience.

Ryan D
Atlanta, GA

My experience purchasing an engagement ring at Ascot was absolutely excellent in every possible way. From the first consultation to the finished product, Tim and the team at Ascot were professional, engaging, diligent, and highly customer focused. Tim graciously took the time to provide a comprehensive overview of diamonds and engagement bands, and worked with me to determine the exact specifications for my custom engagement ring. Discussions were never rushed and communication was constant over the period of creating the ring. I am especially thankful for the speed with which they were able to produce the finished ring. I had a tight timeline between the first time I arrived at Ascot and when I was traveling back home to propose. Even within these constraints, Tim was able to find the perfect diamond and obtain the specific band I desired. Overall, the quality of the engagement ring is superb and it is truly beautiful. My fiancé loves the ring and is constantly told by others how magnificent it looks. I can't thank Tim and the entire Ascot team enough for all of their work.

Stephen B.
Arlington, VA

Tim at Ascot Diamonds is exceptional! Besides being extremely patient, informative, knowledgeable, and personable, Tim completely (down to the cent) respected my budget while ensuring that the ring was exactly what my girlfriend had envisioned. We are grateful to have found Tim and Ascot diamonds!

James H
Washington, DC

Tim is the best! My fiancé and I were referred to him by a friend and we had the absolute best experience working with him. He is patient, thoughtful, honest and overall a great guy to work with. My fiancé enlisted my help with the engagement ring so I didn't think there could be any surprises but when I saw my ring for the first time, I was floored! It is even more beautiful than I ever could have dreamed! We are so lucky to have found Ascot in our own backyard and recommend it to anyone looking for their dream engagement ring!

Taryn D.
Arlington, VA

My experience with Ascot was absolutely stellar. My journey started when my girlfriend (now fiancée) and I were in Ballston and decided to stop into Ascot unannounced to see if they would show us diamonds / engagement ring settings to get a feel for her tastes. Tim gave us his undivided attention the second we walked into the office. For the record - the office is very nice, and while there are a few showcase items on display, the experience does not feel "salesy" or overwhelming. Instead, walking into Ascot feels like you are meeting with a professional organization that deals with high-end clientele seeking a more custom approach to jewelry (very refreshing). Initial discussions with Tim were geared towards our timeline, what her ring preferences were (even if they weren't very solidified), my budget (of course), and other information for us to begin working from. He then brought out a few diamonds that the store had on-hand to give us a nice introduction to the 4 C's of diamonds, allowing us to handle and view them through a loop, so that we could see actual differences in how diamond clarity, color, and cut would affect the visual aspects of the diamond I would eventually choose. After feeling out our sensitivities towards color, clarity, etc., he brought out tons of settings to get a feel for what her initial tastes were . He even managed to get her ring size which alleviated an unnecessary guessing game down the road ;) I left knowing that Ascot would be getting my business because the experience was informative, professional, and not pushy at all. A few months later I got back to Tim to begin the process. We spent a few weeks searching for the perfect diamond candidates. Once a list of finalists were chosen, Tim arranged to have them on-hand to view in person. From the ones Tim brought down for me to see, I was able to choose one that met all of my expectations, at a very reasonable price. From there we began the ring design consultation. I had a very specific setting in mind, and provided Tim with pictures that his design team could work from. Being a completely custom process, we had a few back and forth critiquing CAD productions until Tim and I were both comfortable that the ring was ready for production. From there the stone was shipped off, and I was given a date that it would be delivered and ready for pick-up. As promised, the ring was delivered on time. After much anticipation, I was finally able to come in and see the ring, and was absolutely stunned by its beauty. The ring exceeded all of my expectations and I couldn't have been happier with its visual presentation as well as the quality of manufacturing. To make an awesome purchase better, the ring appraised for 40% more than what I paid! Awesome right? A week later I popped the question and she said YES! We have since been overwhelmed with compliments regarding the ring! Definitely coming back for our wedding bands. I have already recommended Ascot to a few friends whom I know are going to be in the market soon. All of the 5 star reviews you are reading are legitimate. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Tim, and Thank you Ascot!

Andrew M
Arlington, VA

Tim and Ascot came highly recommended from a coworker and they met and exceeded the high praise they had already received. Tim and his team gave me a great education on diamonds and made a seemingly daunting process easy and enjoyable. In the end they also went above and beyond to help me get the right stone on a relatively short time frame that my fiancée and everyone who sees it absolutely loves.

B. Rogers
Washington, DC

Tim is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend Tim and Ascot Diamonds to anyone who is shopping for an engagement ring. I walked into Tim's office several months ago completely overwhelmed by the prospect of shopping for an engagement ring and not knowing where to start. I saw that Tim and Ascot Diamonds had incredible reviews and I figured I would give them a try. I'm so glad I did! Tim was professional, patient, courteous, extremely knowledgeable, and most important of all VERY fair and honest. Tim sat with me through many sessions as we looked at diamonds and rings. He never tried to push me in a particular direction and never tried to rush the process. He was very flexible and always willing to customize a ring to our particular tastes. The final result was incredible!!!! The ring Tim created was beautiful. I proposed to my girlfriend on New Year's Eve and she said YES!!!!! Everyone she shows her ring to says it's one of the nicest rings they've ever seen! Thanks Tim!!! We will DEFINITELY be returning for our wedding bands!

Jason F.
Arlington, VA

I cannot say enough great things about Ascot and Alison who helped us. I had not heard of them before but we decided to visit based on both online reviews and the unique rings I saw on their web site. We were searching for a 10 year anniversary band. The service was amazing - patient, helpful, creative, and really working to understand my preferences. We selected a ring that we are so happy with. I receive lots of compliments! When we are next in the market for jewelry, we will be going to Alison at Ascot, without a doubt. They are amazing, we felt we had a fair price, and they were very willing to work with me. Give them a try!

Carol F
Atlanta, GA

Tim and his team at Ascot Diamonds are truly as good as they get! We were referred there by a few friends of ours and couldn't be happier we received this suggestion. This was our first time looking for rings and Tim made the process relaxing, fun and most importantly, comfortable. He sat with us for hours on multiple days explaining different aspects of our ring (who knew there was so much to know about diamonds and different types of gold!) and throughout the entire process was incredibly honest about what looks good and what was right for us. In addition, he was so flexible with appointments - we could go before work, after work, on the weekends ... he always made himself available! Aside from being incredibly knowledgeable and professional, Tim was so personable and thoughtful. My fiance and I got engaged a few weeks before Thanksgiving and had inherited a stone, so we went to Tim right away to pick out a ring and I told him from the beginning that it was SO important to me to have the stone in time for when I visit my family for the holiday. And of course, Tim made it happen. Being able to share the ring with my family was so meaningful and special, and it was all made possible by Tim. We're looking forward to going back to Ascot and visiting Tim for our wedding bands!

Emily N.
Arlington, VA

My husband purchased both my engagement and wedding rings here. Ascot's definitely exemplifies the highest quality in jewelry/diamonds. We visited several jewelers that didn't even come close to their standards. They are also very conscious about working/staying within your budget, which I really appreciate. Plus, for their quality, I'm certain you'd be paying much more at other places. Their customer service is also top-notch. We worked with Alison throughout the whole process and she is wonderful. Definitely recommend.

Atlanta, GA

I ordered from online a diamond to be put into an engagement ring. I was pricing around settings at a few retailers locally. I visited Ascot because they were one of the few places that would inspect and verify the quality of the diamond I ordered online. Did I mention that they did this for free with no expectation of me? They gave a very thorough and honest opinion of the diamond. Alison was such a pleasure to work with that I checked out their assortment of settings as I did in several other shops. I found one in a catalog that I liked in another shop as well. Ascot was more customer friendly, less expensive (I think due to them doing mostly wholesale), and were able to make modifications to the setting - as in replacing little stones with emeralds and topazes. On top of that, they ordered extra of the stones so that if we ever lost any, they could replace them with exact matches. Oh and did I mention that the replacement of those would be free as well? We've had the ring for about 18 months now and so far, no lost stones, but we are due in for our first free cleaning :)

Jason O
Atlanta, GA

My fiancée and I were referred to Tim by a colleague and we could not be happier with the suggestion. In our first appointment (first time looking for rings) Tim sat with us for a hour just explaining the 4 Cs, differences in white gold vs. platinum, bow ties patterns, and fluorescence. He is clearly an expert. We also loved how honest he was about what would look good, what prices we could expect, etc. We found out later that during our first meeting, the store had been officially closed for an hour, so we had kept him two hours after closing and he didn't even mention it. Once we decided on the shape, Tim was able to get a stone that perfectly matched our specifications. At this point, my fiancée was looped out of the process so there could be some element of surprise. Working with Tim to finalize the design was great. He made sure I was extremely happy with the final product and even provided recommendations for ring insurance. We just went back to Tim to pick out our wedding bands. We are short on time and he was extremely flexible fitting us in for an appointment last minute. He remembers so many little details about our relationship, wedding, and honeymoon. He's such a pleasure to work with! If you work with Tim (or I am sure anyone at Ascot) you will not be disappointed!!

Kevin J
Arlington, VA

I would definitely recommend Ascot Diamonds to anyone looking for jewelry. I personally used them to add a modification to my ring that I used to propose to my fiancee. It came out beautifully; the craftsmanship was very elegant and professional. The ring is a family heirloom and it is clear they were very careful with it. Tim was very friendly and helpful and even stayed past closing to look over the ring with me since I couldn't get out of work early. I even came back to Ascot to have them give me an appraisal on the ring so I could get it insured. These guys are the best!

Arlington, VA

THE BEST. I had a simply wonderful experience with Ascot Diamonds in Ballston, and specifically Tim Birch, and would recommend Tim and his team to anyone. Although, as of now, I've bought only my fiancé's engagement ring through Tim, my fiancé and I will both be back to purchase our wedding bands, as well. Tim gave me truly honest advice about the quality and value of diamonds and was clearly focused on getting the perfect ring that fit my budget and my fiancé's wishes. We also worked on custom-designing the band, and he provided excellent input and made sure that it was done to my satisfaction. Tim is also a super nice guy -- he emailed me the morning after I proposed to ask how it went and to see whether my fiancé liked the ring (she loved it!). I highly recommend Ascot Diamonds, and specifically Tim Birch, for your fine jewelry needs.

D. Andrews
Arlington, VA

I cannot say enough about the professionalism and quality of service at Ascot Diamonds. The countless other five-star reviews are all spot-on. My fiance and I walked in without an appointment, and despite the fact that Tim was swamped that day, he happily made time to speak with us and educate us about the basics of diamond-buying. (I would recommend always making an appointment, as the shop is normally very busy.) We came back for several follow-up appointments to discuss the specifics of the ring we were looking for. Despite the fact that our demands were fairly detailed and numerous, Tim truly came through for us. He is genuinely interested in making sure his customers are happy, and does not push anything on you that you do not want. He even recommended we go with a less expensive metal than what we were originally looking at based on his professional opinion of the durability of the material and our active lifestyle. We visited other diamond shops and wholesalers, but met sleazy sales-heavy pitches or prices that were far above our price range. None came close to rivaling Ascot in professionalism and experience. And, the ring turned out absolutely beautifully. We purchased our wedding bands through Tim, as well, and will continue to recommend Ascot to friends for a wonderful ring-buying experience.

Lesley, W
Washington, DC

Tim is amazing to work with! The first time I met him I told my boyfriend at the time, we HAVE to work with Tim! Tim met all our expectations and more. He took so much time with us explaining diamonds (he told us a lot of things that no one told us); he really listened to us and most importantly was very very detailed. My ring turned out perfect. Please stop by and meet him and you will be 100% happy. My engagement band was created by my fiancé and Tim listened to everything he said and made it perfect. We cannot wait to get our wedding bands from him!!

Jenna L.
Arlington, VA

I can't say enough about the team at Ascot and specifically Tim. From the beginning I felt like Tim had my best interest in mind and worked with me on finding the right ring for my now fiance. He spent the time educating me on every aspect of the diamonds and made sure I was making the best decisions. It was Tim's attention to detail in helping me narrow down the items I wanted in the ring as well as his honest opinion that made the entire process extremely smooth. A lot of my friends have had pressured experiences when shopping for rings, but Ascot really makes you enjoy it from beginning to end and for that I thank them. I've sent several other friends over to them as referrals and plan on going back to Ascot/Tim to pick up our wedding bands.

Joseph W.
Arlington, VA

My fiancé and I had an amazing experience with Ascot Diamonds! We had actually found them based off of a ring I fell in love with on Pinterest. They worked with him on making the perfect setting for the diamond he had already purchased for my engagement ring! And they worked with me sizing it just way I needed. They are full of knowledge and you can tell that they really are about their customers having the greatest experience possible! I definitely recommend them to anyone looking to have a great experience! I will definitely be going back to them to get my wedding band! Huge Thanks to Ascot Diamonds for making my special day amazing!

Sarah C
Arlington, VA

Ascot Diamonds of Dallas, and in particular, Maurice Efune, its proprietor, made the process of buying an engagement ring extremely enjoyable and informative. Maurice took the time to explain the pros and cons of each and every stone and setting we looked at. He was extremely personable and patient, and I feel that his experience was invaluable in helping me ultimately select the stone and setting that I chose. Ascot Diamonds of Dallas has definitely gained a customer for life.

Keith B
Dallas, TX

I should start by saying that I don't typically write reviews online, but I happily made an exception for Ascot Diamonds. In fact, I signed up for Yelp solely to give this place a positive review. My experience with Ascot was nothing short of SUPERB. I was a little naïve when I started my engagement ring search; I didn't know cut from clarity from color. But on our first meeting with Tim, he explained to my fiancé and I everything we needed to know about finding the right ring, whether I ended up buying it there or somewhere else. He gave me his professional opinion on each diamond I looked at, whether it was positive or negative; I never felt that he was just trying to make a sale. In addition, he responded quickly to each of my many calls and e-mails, and he always made time for an appointment, even on short notice. Lastly, once I proposed, I discovered I'd ordered a ring that was slightly too big, but Ascot has been completely accommodating in resizing it to a perfect fit. In sum, I could not have asked for a better experience. Tim was helpful every step of the way, making easy what might otherwise have been a very stressful process. Whether you live in Virginia, Maryland, or D.C., I highly recommend you include Ascot Diamonds in your search for the perfect ring. Many places in the Beltway sell beautiful engagement rings, but the service at Ascot is UNBEATABLE. Tim, thank you again for all your help!

Tyler L
Vienna, VA

Speaking from the side of the girl who got the engagement ring, I'm thrilled. My high school sweetheart and I went in together to decide on a ring, and Tim couldn't have made it go more smoothly. We really knew nothing going into it. Tim is great; he gauges how much you know, and helps you with what is important to you specifically. For us: the ring had to have a balance between being able to withstand my career as a nurse (constant hand -washing , gloving on and off, smacking it against IV poles, etc) and my general clumsiness, and then my high expectation for having the sparkliest ring among all my friends. We tried on tons of rings, changed our minds tens of times, and Tim was patient the entire way. We would highly recommend him and Ascot. We are going to go back for our wedding rings. Thanks Tim!

Mike, K
New York, NY

Tim and the team were absolutely amazing when it came to selection and following adjustments of the ring! I came few days before going to the trip with my now-fiancée on which I was going to propose. Selection, pricing discussion and actual making of the ring took just two day so I was very pleased. Tim has provided me with honest assessment and options based on what I was looking for and my budget without pushing to more expensive side (quite opposite, actually). After returning from the trip we came together to adjust the size of the ring and got it done very quickly and without any hesitation. Moreover, we came 3(!) more times as my future wife didn't want to make it too small and we took gradual steps with few days of testing in between. No issues were raised and no questions were asked! I highly recommend Ascot for its quality, price and wonderful attentive service.

Oleg, I
Reston, VA

I hope people will take this post seriously considering it is my first yelp post, but I can't imagine going elsewhere to find an engagement ring. I am sure there are many great places out there, but I am EXTREMELY happy that I went on yelp and found this place a couple months ago. I had been to many different mall jewelers, and each time I felt rushed and that they needed a sale ASAP. Just trying to shop around at these places I felt tense and uptight. I then went to another jeweler near my home at the recommendation of my friend, and although I felt rushed again, I had them design a ring for me. Long story short, they completely messed up on the order and didn't even show me the ring until 2 weeks before the planned proposal date. So 2 weeks before the planned proposal, I was freaking out. I was even googling phrases like "Can you get a good ring in less than a week?" My last ditch effort was to look on yelp when I found Ascot with a perfect rating and happened to be within walking distance from my apartment. I thought it must be too good to be true or the people writing these yelp reviews are robots. I called Ascot and spoke with Tim, and he said immediately, "Don't stress, just come in this afternoon and we'll get you taken care of." Now, going into the first meeting I had only a limited knowledge on rings. I knew what styles my GF liked, some terms I googled, and also what the original jeweler had "educated" me on. I have to say that every other yelp review mentioning that Tim had no problem teaching them anything and everything about buying a ring, was dead on. He explained everything he was doing and was nothing but helpful from the first day. With less than a week before my planned proposal, I specifically remember Tim saying, "Don't worry, you will have a ring at that proposal. I will not let you leave town this weekend without one." I was blown away by how confident he was and trusting he was in me. I also specifically remember him telling me, "Please do your due- diligence" and talk to more jewelers. I don't want you buying something from me if you are not comfortable with the purchase." I was blown away that a jeweler was not pressuring me into buying from them that day. So to end my rambling, I will just say that I honestly had no idea in the world that Tim would be as helpful as he was. I cannot put into words how thankful I am that I came across the yelp reviews for Ascot diamonds. There is a reason that this place has the reviews it does, and there is a reason all of these people are blown away by the service they provide. Oh, and by the way, my fiance LOVES the ring (as does everyone else who sees it). She cannot believe I could pick something out that nice. I have to take some credit for picking out everything, but I also have to give a ton of credit to Tim and Ascot Diamonds for having beautiful jewelry and steering me in the right direction. Even if you want to look around or are not 100% sold on these reviews, just make an appointment and give them a shot.

Matthew B.
Arlington, VA

I should start by saying that I don’t typically write reviews online, but I happily made an exception for Ascot Diamonds. My experience with Ascot was nothing short of SUPERB. I was a little naïve when I started my engagement ring search; I didn’t know cut from clarity from color. But on our first meeting with Tim, he explained to my fiancé and I everything we needed to know about finding the right ring, whether I ended up buying it there or somewhere else. He gave me his professional opinion on each diamond I looked at, whether it was positive or negative; I never felt that he was just trying to make a sale. In addition, he responded quickly to each of my many calls and e-mails, and he always made time for an appointment, even on short notice. Lastly, once I proposed, I discovered I’d ordered a ring that was slightly too big, but Ascot has been completely accommodating in resizing it to a perfect fit. In sum, I could not have asked for a better experience.

Washington, DC

My fiance and I went to look at engagement rings at Ascot. After booking an appointment via e-mail we met Tim, who worked with my fiance throughout the process. My fiance and I are both uncomfortable with pushy sales people, so it was such a relief when we met Tim. He took a lot of time to educate us about diamonds and provide us with his recommendations. It truly felt as if he was looking out for our best interest since he understood how big of an investment it was going to be. After the proposal he followed up with my fiance via email to make sure that it went well, that I liked the ring, and that it fit perfectly. He also sent some insurance information with guidance on important questions to ask when selecting a policy. Tim and Ascot truly went above and beyond. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation

Emily D.
Arlington, VA

I cannot say enough about the outstanding experience I had with Maurice Efune and Ascot Diamonds of Dallas. While the engagement ring he helped deliver is everything and more than I could have expected, I am most impressed with the outstanding customer service that was provided along the way. He went above and beyond to make himself accessible to all of my questions, and really went the extra mile to help deliver my ring in a narrow window to make my proposal special. I could not be more pleased with the quality and value of the ring, which surpassed my highest expectations. Not only would I recommend Maurice and Ascot of Dallas to my family and friends, I will personally shop with them again!

Mike M.
Dallas, TX

Maurice is amazing!! My fiancé and I searched everywhere for the perfect engagement ring. I had a very specific idea of the type of ring I wanted but had never actually seen it existed only in my head. We visited several of the big name diamond brokers around Dallas and left mostly disappointed and confused. I was set on a pear shaped diamond and most places didn't have these in inventory for us to see and the ones that did had a few that were less than impressive (multiple variations in the cut with imperfections visible to the naked eye...gross). As soon as we went to see Maurice - Ascot Diamonds, he showed us several pear shaped diamonds that were all breath taking and perfect. It was immediately obvious that Maurice had the highest quality of diamonds we had seen anywhere. We chose the size we wanted and I described the vision of my ring to Maurice and he was more than confident he could bring it to life. A couple months later my fiancé was down on one knee with my dream ring in hand. I was absolutely blown away. The ring was more beautiful than I had even imagined. Maurice (and my wonderful fiancé of course) helped make this dream come true! Please don't waste your time going anywhere other than Ascot Diamonds.

Simone A
Dallas, TX

I recently picked up a diamond for my soon to be fiancé. I knew very little about what I was looking for. Maurice spent a surprising amount of time helping me pick out the perfect diamond. He was patient, professional, knowledgeable, and understanding. He answered all my questions. At the end of the day I left very happy with my choice. He also was very flexible; and assured me that he would help me change the size of the ring if that was needed as I wasn't sure of her ring finger size. I also had a deadline for when I wanted the ring and he had it ready for me in no time. When I called to pick up the ring they even offered to stay after work hours to hand it to me as they knew I had a deadline. Over-all Maurice made this a truly positive experience. He just knows how to make the customer happy; this is one business I will be visiting again and recommending to my family/friends

Pierre M
Dallas, TX

Terrific experience with Ascot. I was looking for a specific cut, color and clarity of high end diamond studs for my wife's birthday, so I emailed several of the highest rated Jewelers in the area requesting proposals for what they could offer and their best price. Maurice was the first to respond (in less than two hours) with three suggestions for what I could consider from him. A couple of other Jewelers eventually got back to me, but were inconsistent in what they offered and were encouraging me to come in and they would "have some room" in their price. This was exactly what I was trying to avoid (just get me in the door and pressure to trade up). Maurice was traveling that week and so I worked with Wyona who was terrific. When I went to see the stones, they were exactly as described in the email and the prices were the most attractive of any of the Jewelers who responded. I chose the pair that I wanted and then the weather tried to throw a wrench in getting them done on time. Wyona personally made sure that they got set in time and I picked them up just in time to present them to my wife on her birthday. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and they will now be my first stop for all my jewelry needs.

Dave P.
Frisco, TX

Tim at Ascot is wonderful! It was a great experience finding an engagement ring. He took the time to teach me about diamonds and showed me examples of differences between clarity, color, florescence, etc. After that, he had a very thorough selection of settings and worked with me until I found one that was perfect. He knew my budget and suggested a stone that would fit the ring and the price tag. He was easy to reach via email or phone throughout the process, and he made sure that everything was finished on my tight timeline. I'll be working with Tim and Ascot for a wedding band as a testament to their customer service and attention to detail!

J Bradley
New York

From my first fact-finding drop-in to picking up an engagement ring, working with Ascot Diamonds has been a fantastic experience. I was referred to Ascot Diamonds by a friend and they did not lead me astray. Many thanks to Tim, who is an excellent guide to the world of diamonds and the engagement ring design process. Making sure the ring was just right was key -- from some sleuthing I had a good idea of what my now fiancee would like, but we never visited a jewelry store together -- so there were some design questions that Tim helped my work out for the final design. Trust me, his suggestions were invaluable and helped create a ring that both my fiancee and I are ecstatic with. It's a big purchase -- you don't want to feel like you made wrong call and with Ascot Diamonds they really went through all of the details so that there were no questions whatsoever. And it doesn't hurt that I haven't seen a better looking diamond yet... My only small quibble is that it is a bit hard to find on the first try, since it's within an office building, towards the back left of the front door -- there isn't an on-the-street storefront. The string of five star reviews say everything -- Ascot Diamonds is fantastic.

Matthew R.
Washington, DC

As somebody who knew nothing about the diamond buying process, I had become frustrated and overwhelmed after visiting a few other shops—then I found Ascot. Tim and his colleagues were all exceptionally kind and courteous. They were willing to meet with me after hours or on weekends, and they always made me feel like I was the only customer they had. Their good attitude made the whole process fun. They made a generous appraisal of my heirloom stone, and were very reasonable about the price of setting it; plus and my girlfriend loved the experience of getting to build a custom ring from the diamond up. If you're looking for customer service, the opportunity to create a ring that's uniquely yours, and honest pricing, then you should go to Ascot. You might even see us there, because we'll definitely be going back for the wedding bands!

Washington, DC

We were so pleased with the Ascot experience. Tim was very responsive initially when we were “shopping around” for rings. Once everything was confirmed, he was on hand to provide general guidance and field frantic questions and requests. Tim was very professional and made the experience easy, fun, and low-stress. All our needs were met and I would recommend Ascot to anyone without hesitation.


Ascot Diamonds was the perfect place to purchase my fiance's engagement ring. Ascot is the place for anyone looking for excellent quality and service, as well as timely communication. Tim Birch was outstanding and professional. He was able to help me in the stressful situation of getting the ring absolutely perfect, down to the very last detail. I was able to see multiple stones in person, and compare the quality before confidently walking away with the right choice. The ring could not have come out better, thanks to Tim sending a computer design back and forth multiple times to ensure my changes were presented accurately. I highly recommend Tim and the Ascot team!

Matt B.
Washington, DC

My girlfriend found the wedding ring of her dreams at Ascot Diamonds via the internet. We are from California, therefore we did not get to see the piece in person. I contacted the closest store located in Dallas and spoke with Maurice. He was completely professional and calmed my fears by giving me a guaranteed satisfaction with the product I was buying. I needed the ring in a short amount of time and he came through flawlessly. The ring turned out amazing and I'm extremely happy with the product and the service Maurice and Ascot Diamonds provided. Will definitely shop their again.


When I was in the market to shop for the perfect engagement ring for my Fianceé, Ascot was one of the designers that was on my list. Tim Birch was the associate who handled my case from inception to completion. It was a fabulous journey and Tim made it just fantastic. He made me look all of their in house designs and online and encouraged me to do all the research to my heart's content. He then worked me on identifying the good parts of all designs that made the semi-final cut and created a custom piece to suit my needs. He then sent me the CAD preview of the final design and then created the ring. Selecting the center stone was also a breeze with him. He made a note of all my requirements for the stone and found a few options that were exactly what I was looking for. Selecting the one was done in just one setting. Tim and the Ascot team really delivered on their promise. My girl is absolutely in love with her ring and so am I. I would absolutely recommend this team and I am sure to shop here for most if not all of my and my family's jewelry needs. THANKS TIM and the ASCOT team. You guys are awesome :)

Kan S
Elkridge, MD

I had visited a few jewelers prior to my appointment with Ascot and of course spent many hours researching online. As you will find out, there is a lot to learn about purchasing the right diamond within your budget. This is not something I wanted go through online after I started to understand the complexities of finding the perfect stone. A personalized experience that was driven by results became appealing to me. I did not want a pushy jeweler trying to make a sale for the store just to meet a quota for the month. Additionally, I wanted the experience of finding the stone first and then a band to match. Luckily, I was referred to Ascot by a friend. After reading their reviews, I decided to schedule an appointment. I was so pleased when I arrived for my initial consultation that it relieved me from shopping around any longer. I met with Tim who immediately put my mind at ease with his professionalism, knowledge about diamonds, and willingness to go ABOVE AND BEYOND to make sure this special time was as painless and as special as he would want it to be for himself. Tim went through everything there is to know about diamonds and offered his truthful opinion throughout the process when I asked for it which I really appreciated. The stone I was looking for was not available within their inventory but I was not to worry. Thanks to Tim, I had the perfect stone within a few weeks. While waiting for the stone to be delivered, he sent me other options that I may like. The stone was shipped in at no cost to me with no obligations. Once I agreed to the stone we matched it to a beautiful band which was the exact experience I was looking for. Not once did I feel pressured or obligated to give Ascot my business which was a major plus for me, completely no frills. For something that you only do once in your life, you want to do it right. Ascot does it right not to mention their customer service is outstanding!

Corey L
Arlington, VA

I first started looking at engagement rings about a year and a half ago. My first stop was Ascot Diamonds. Tim patiently walked me through the the pros and cons of different diamond styles. They did not have a stone in the carat I was looking for, so Tim spent significant time searching for a stone that met my specifications. I ended up returning to Ascot earlier this month because of Tim's laid back style and professionalism. He took the trouble to review our previous correspondence before the meeting and was prepared to pick up the discussion where we left off. The first time around -- I missed the mark a bit in selecting the size and setting my fiancee was looking for and had to go back to Ascot to get a whole new band. My fiancee and I are in a long-distance relationship, so we only had one weekend to get everything straightened out. I got an appointment on short notice, and even though it was a holiday Ascot was able to turn around the alterations in time for my fiancee to catch her flight home on Monday. Tim was conscious of the fact that the new setting was significantly outside my original price range, so he brought the price down a bit to fit my budget. My fiancee absolutely loves the ring, and I could not be more pleased with the service I received from Ascot in making this all possible.

John F.
Washington, DC

My fiancee and I went to see Tim at Ascot about a year ago after getting a recommendation from two male friends. He was one of the first jewelers we visited in our search for an engagement ring. We got a really great vibe from him right off the bat. He comes across as a genuine person who can relate, not a guy who's just trying to sell something. Since he was our first stop, we decided to shop around at other places to make sure we were making the right decision. We went to diamond wholesalers, other boutiques, etc. After visiting 2-3 other places, we decided that Tim's level of service and attention to detail were far and away the best out there. I met with Tim a few more times solo before picking out a beautiful engagement ring for my fiancee (which she loved!) I can personally say that Tim searched high and low for the perfect stone that would meet her expectations. He balanced that with my concerns about budget as well. We are planning on returning to Tim for our wedding bands without hesitation.

Patrick K
Washington, DC

I can't recommend Ascot Diamonds and Maurice enough. I purchased an engagement ring unseen with only email and phone conversations and I (and my fiancé) couldn't be happier. They were very easy to work with, had a great website that was easy to navigate and were very honest and upfront-important to me buying from across the country. Their pricing was very competitive and Maurice really worked to make the process easy. Skip the big name websites and stores, your time and money is better spent here.

Andrew W.
Charlotte, NC

Tim at Ascot was amazing! He treated a regular Joe like me as if I were a high roller. He gave me great advice on what to buy within my budget, and still help me choose a ring with that "Wow" factor, everyone wants from that special moment.

Araia T.
Alexandria, VA

My fiance and I met with Tim after finding Ascot in a google search of "jewelers in Arlington". We had been to about 4 other jewelers, and Ascot ended up being the most worthwhile place to spend our time and money. Little did we know we landed on a gold mine with Tim. There is so much information out there on how to select a diamond, and the "c's", and so on and so forth that it could be overwhelming; but when we sat down with Tim, he explained everything to both of us in a very succinct and hands-on manner. He handed over the loop and the diamond(s), and explained what we were looking at so we could understand how the imperfections are formed, how clarity is achieved, and how a diamond is priced (in-house and amongst competitors). He never pressured us to buy from him, and spent most of his time investing in a relationship with us and teaching us about diamonds. My fiance went back without me, and he learned more and more over several visits, emails, and phone calls. Each time, Tim would present various stones as options, and the two would discuss the merits of each stone. Tim was very helpful in the selection of our stone, and encouraged us not to overpay (something I never thought we would hear from a jeweler); ultimately we purchased my wedding band from him. He called us a few days before the wedding and reminded us to come in to have all of our rings polished for us before the big day (free), and since then has offered continued courtesy polishings. He has been a great teacher, jeweler, and diamond mentor. My now-husband and I fully endorse and highly recommend Tim at Ascot Diamonds for your diamond needs - you will get education, personalized treatment, and the best bang for your buck.

Runner C
Alexandria, VA

My fiancé bought my beautiful engagement ring through Ascot Diamonds and had a great experience!! The staff is exceptionally professional and will go out of their way to help you find the perfect ring. Mr. Efune is very sensitive to the needs of even the pickiest client, and he will work within your budget to find the best ring possible. We cannot say enough great things about Ascot Diamonds, and we will be referring all our friends here in the future!

Dallas, TX

Dan, Thank you SO much for all of your help. I received the package and it is a BEAUTIFUL ring. I have attached a picture of it on Ashley! I can't say enough good things about how great you and everyone there has been! Best customer service experience! Trust me when I say I will be referring my friends to you! Thank you Dan.

Matthew B
New York

I went to Ascot diamonds to have Maurice craft a setting for a family heirloom to be used as an engagement ring. Maurice was respectful, kind, and masterful at making sure I got exactly what I wanted--going so far as to having examples for me to hold and touch flown in the night before. I felt extremely comfortable working with Maurice and trusting him with the family heirloom. When I received the finished ring, it was even more beautiful than expected. My fiancé has received numerous compliments on the ring from friends and family. Maurice also answered all of my questions, ranging from re-sizing to insuring the ring. The entire experience was top notch. Thank you again for making our engagement truly special.

Ian F.
Dallas, TX

Maurice is a very straightforward man who exhibits great professionalism and his knowledge of jewelry is noteworthy. My fiancé loved the ring and I made the right decision going to Maurice and Ascot Diamonds! I would highly recommend Ascot to anyone. You will find a visit worthwhile and will not be disappointed! Keep up the good work Maurice and team!

Siljo K.
Dallas, TX

My engagement ring shopping started with visiting couple of well-known stores in Dallas & Austin until I found Ascot Diamond online and saw 70 reviews with Five Star reviews, which to me was unbelievable. I decided to give them a try. Maurice from Ascot Diamonds walked me through the different diamonds they had and fit my categories (trust me they have huge selection). He is a very friendly person and helped me understand diamonds better. He showed me various designs and I finally found the one I was looking for. The date I planned to propose was less than a month away and it would have been impossible for any other place to get the customized ring ready, but again Maurice made it possible and I got the ring a day before. The ring fits perfectly and craftsmanship is flawless. My fiancé loves her ring and so do all her friends and co-workers. I really appreciate Maurice helping me out with it. Ascot Diamonds prices are very competitive and they work with you more than any other store would. If you are planning to buy a diamond ring you should definitely try Ascot.

Arun Verma
Dallas, TX

Finally, finally, after years of research and also bothering all my friends on this forum I bought my GIA Certified almost 3 carat ring from Ascot Diamonds in NYC. Best ever experience, cannot talk enough about the attention to detail, the help and guidance we got from Dan. My hubby is a finicky shopper and even he was thoroughly satisfied and we knew we were getting the best deal possible. Going forward now I know all we have to do is to tell Dan what we are looking for and he will scour the market and find us the best deal possible! I highly recommend Ascot Diamonds, a trustworthy, dependable and accommodating source for diamonds!

New York, NY

Maurice was so wonderful to work with! Extremely trustworthy and very knowledgeable. We looked and shopped several jewelers across the country and he was the best. We will absolutely use him for future purchases. Thanks Maurice!

April M
Addison, TX

Hi Dan, I hope this message finds you well! Billy proposed last Friday, and the ring is absolutely gorgeous!! I want to thank you for such a wonderful experience with Ascot Diamonds. We appreciate all your help finding the perfect ring -- it is truly incredible. Have a wonderful holiday with family and friends. We are looking to get married Summer/Fall 2015 and will certainly contact you in the coming year to purchase wedding bands. Warmly,

Lauren B
New York

I wanted to give a big Thank You to Ascot Diamonds for helping me make one of the biggest decisions of my life. As a recent client, I will say that this was one of the most refreshing buying experiences that I have ever had. Maurice is a true professional and took a consultative approach in helping purchase my fiancé's engagement ring. Both the diamond and ring are stunning and the compliments that Christine has received keep coming. We look forward to coming back and purchasing our wedding bands.

Cesar E.
Dallas, TX

We are just at the airport now heading home. Had a great time in New York. The ring fits great thanks. Delighted with it! Thanks very much for all your help it was a pleasure to deal with you. Hope our paths cross again sometime in the future and when we need more diamonds we certainly know where to go.

Lisa & Joe

Thank you for the kind words and great suggestions. I'm just grateful I found Ascot. After getting the run around at a few places I was thrilled to find Ascot on line. Its refreshing to see great quality, classic beauty in settings, larger stones offered as well as transparency in pricing. Its honest and admirable. Your business model is fantastic and will prosper. People don't like getting ripped off and Ascot offers a compromise not found in the diamond world that being great quality and value, good prices and beauty and amazing customer service! I'll be a customer for life.


Paul is amazing. I came to Ascot after doing extensive research to get an engagement ring for my girlfriend. He went over all the details with me to find out what I wanted and was up front about any details about a diamond/band that strayed from my initial request. Ascot has some great policies regarding the minimum clarity/color diamonds they will even offer customers. In the end, Ascot's price was slightly better than Good Old Gold, Quest, and White Flash for the same product. Not only does my fiance love her ring, but she gets compliments ALL the time on how gorgeous her center stone is. Shortly after, I came back and asked Paul to custom design a necklace for her using an old ring that didn't fit any more and he was able to come up with a beautiful design for an extremely good price compared to other jewelers I spoke with. She loves the necklace. We are now working with Paul to yet again custom design our wedding bands for both me and her. He has been nothing but helpful and has great, creative ideas. I highly recommend Ascot and Paul specifically to anyone looking for diamond jewelry.

John A.
Fairfax, VA

Maurice and his team provided unparalleled service during my engagement ring search. He represents a few values that are very hard to come by in his line of business: integrity, patience, and knowledge. There was never any pressure to select anything and everything was tailored to what was important to me. I literally had no idea what I was doing and he provided a full education and gave me the attention that represented a true service-minded approach. I felt totally at ease making this important purchase. I highly recommend Maurice to anyone looking to buy fine jewelry and will continue to buy from him in the future. My fiance's ring has received praise and compliments from every single person who has seen it!

Will Hayes
Dallas, TX

So where do I begin? Let's start off by saying you guys did an amazing job in helping me choose the perfect ring for my now fiance and I can't thank you both enough. She loves it, can't stop looking at it and it brings joy to my eyes to know that she feels that way about it. But its all thanks to you both for taking the time out and to not only show me different rings and diamonds but as well as teaching me to see the difference in diamond which allowed me to really make a decision on what was the perfect diamond for the band. The engagement was a success, everything worked Thank you so much again andrest assured we will be seeing you again soon to get wedding bands as well as something possibly for the wedding day. I'll make sure to recommend Ascot to anyone I know looking for diamonds, you guys did an amazing job for us.

Mario Marinez and Yliane Ulloa

Hi Dan,

I want to thank you so much for assisting with the selection of my beautiful engagement ring. I cannot express in words how much I love this ring... It is so beautiful and elegant I can't stop admiring it. I often catch myself staring at it and just see it shine and glisten. Once again, thank you so much for your input and involvement in the selection of this lovely gift... I absolutely love it and I'm very happy! :)


Jeffrey – got the ring. It is truly unbelievable! I can’t thank you enough. I plan on asking her very soon and hopefully she will feel the same way. Thank you again for all of your help and advice.

San Diego

Hi Maurice, It was wonderful working with someone so honest, knowledgeable and to the point. Thank you so much for keeping this on budget! Julie is going back and forth between the settings still although I'm guessing she will go with what we discussed today.
Thanks again

Kevin W

Matthew- I am writing on behalf of Sandi and me to thank you for your impeccable and outstanding service when purchasing our diamond ring. Buying from you was an event filled with really excellent educational information. You had a sensitive perception of Sandi's tastes and were able to guide us to a choice that is perfect. The additional touches that you contributed to the purchase are also much appreciated. Many thanks for making this such a wonderful experience

J. Freedberg
Atlanta, GA

Alison- We can’t thank you enough for all of your help and attention-we are both extremely happy with how the ring turned out! Thomas and I were talking about how positive this whole experience has been. The treatment we received at the few other stores we went to paled in comparison to Ascot. Especially in light of the short time line we gave you and the specific requests we had for our rings. Because of you, we have rings with a special meaning for us that we will cherish forever. Again, thank you!

Marirose and Thomas
Atlanta, GA

Marlene-I'm writing to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for all of your help. The engagement was perfect and she loves the ring and diamond you helped me choose. Ever since she said "yes", she has been ogling her new ring and lovingly named it "sparkles"! Thank you again; you truly provided great customer service and I will recommend you and your company to all my friends and family.

Joey H.
Santa Rosa, California

After the great experience, and the wonderful custom wedding ring, my daughter and new son-in-law had created by Ascot diamonds, I knew they would be the jeweler I'd use for my wife's necklace. Maurice, and his wife couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. From offering a spectacular selection of emeralds in the size they helped me choose to have the desired effect, customizing the setting, and suggesting the perfect chain, the piece turned out to be even better than I hoped! Apart from the selection of stones, willingness to custom create a setting, and the timely completion of the project, Maurice couldn't have been more cordial, helpful, and professional. It was immediately apparent the he took a personal interest in creating just the piece I imagined, and his jewelers made a necklace my wife will cherish for years. Though price was not my first consideration, Ascot's price for the necklace was excellent. I will continue to contact Maurice, and encourage friends and family, to consult with Ascot Diamonds before making any decision about custom jewelry.

Christopher D

My Fiancé and I had the best experience at Ascot Diamonds. It is not your typical jewelry store where they are very pushy and trying to get the sale right then and there, more just trying to show you what they have to offer and trying to find exactly the style you our looking for. Before we visited the store we had let Maurice know our budget and the style of rings I liked, when we got there he had several rings that were beautiful, but one that just really stuck out to me from the moment I sat down. I could not have asked for a more beautiful ring and I get so many compliments on it everyday.. Thank you ascot diamonds for helping us find the perfect ring!! If you are looking for an engagement ring Maurice is the person to see!!

Paul-I am writing to say THANK YOU so much for helping create the most beautiful ring I have ever seen! I could not be happier with the final product. It is absolutely gorgeous! I never would have thought I would own such an exquisite piece of jewelry. I have already received so many compliments from friends, family and lots of strangers. I can't thank you enough for helping Christopher create my dream engagement ring. I am truly grateful.

Adrian Anderson

Brittany is an absolute treasure. I truly cannot laud her enough. She has helped me create more than one custom jewelry piece for my wife with several different budgets, all with equal finesse and professionalism. I have been floored with the results each time and have referred my closest friends to her. I cannot praise her design abilities, integrity, and sensitivity to client's needs enough.

David S.
Atlanta, GA

"We would like to express our complete satisfaction with Ascot Diamonds. Our deepest appreciation is directed to Maurice Efune. We visited numerous jewelry stores in Dallas and Maurice's personal attention and knowledge impressed us immediately. He consulted with us and spent time to determine specifically what was important to us and worked within our budget. The result was a beautiful diamond bracelet that exceeded our quality and value expectations. We will continue to support and recommend Ascot Diamonds to all our friends."

Ron and Mary Hassenfratz
Dallas, Texas

Upon arriving at Ascot, it was readily apparent that it would not be the typical jewelry store experience. Prior to visiting Ascot, I had tried a number of the typical chain/retail establishments in the DC area, but never left feeling excited or fulfilled with the experience. At Ascot, this changed dramatically. I met with Tim, who proceeded to provide a Diamond 101 education experience. It was clear that Tim knew more about diamonds than everyone else I had spoken with previously, combined. Tim spent considerable time ensuring that I knew exactly what to be looking for in a diamond, relying on real diamond samples, over-sized diamond props, and multiple industry trade publications to demonstrate differences between various stones and characteristics, highlight value drivers/detractors, and evaluate the influence on price. At no point did I feel like I was getting pressured or up-sold during this process - in fact, there were a times when Tim did just the opposite. I highly recommend Ascot to anyone in the market for an engagement ring.

Clayton Ferrer
Arlington, VA

So we start out by saying over the top! We were expecting the usual hurry up and choose a ring because I have other customers to wait on. Instead we received the treatment of royalty, and a very pleasant experience. Thank you Matt for making our time at Ascot one we will never forget.

Robin & Jeff
Huntsville, Al

Maurice, I received your package. Great work. The rings are gorgeous and the diamond is stunning. I was very impressed with your service and quality. I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends. Thanks for all of your help. It is rare to find someone who exceeds your expectations.

David D.

Matt- The goodies just arrived and to say I love them is an understatement. From start to finish you've amazed me. The ring is simply stunning and the craftsmanship is phenomenal. Words fail to do it justice; I couldn't be happier! The studs are brilliant and just what I was looking for. I can't wait to put them on. What a magnificent company I've found in Ascot. You have exceeded every expectation. Thank you!

Cory S.
Coos Bay, OR

Maurice-Michelle did see the new CAD and she would like a milgrain finish. Thank you again for not sending her the price; I appreciate you allowing me to pick and choose which details about the ring that I provice to her. She is extremely excited and believes you have designed the "perfect" ring and I absolutely agree. We could not be happier. both of us come from a business where people have options and customer service and satisfaction are everything. You have managed to nail both. I will definitely send many more people your way. Everyone deserves the opportunity to work with a company as amazing as Ascot. You truly have made this process wonderful

Aqeel S.
Dallas, TX

Maurice Efune did a wonderful job helping me find the perfect ring for my fiancee. I did not know what to look for or where to start in selecting a diamond. Maurice educated me and I was very pleased with his guidance and help through this process. I highly recommend Maurice to anyone who is looking for great quality, price, and a thorough education when shopping for an engagement ring.

Mike G.
Dallas, TX

Hi Matt, I can't even begin to tell you how perfect a day it was almost two weeks ago when Michael proposed to me. After we became engaged, my fiance shared with me his ring shopping experience. I wanted to write to you because I wanted to tell you that he had such great things to say about Ascot, but more specifically, you. He felt that you truly understood him and provided him with a personal experience and the insight and knowledge to help him pick the most beautiful and perfect ring for me!!! I can't tell you what a shock the proposal was and how incredibly happy I am with him of course but also with the most beautiful ring I've ever seen! I try not to boast, but I love to show off my ring at every chance possible! I can't wait to visit your store and pick out wedding rings in the future. I look forward to meeting you then!

Jen Whiteman
Savannah, Georgia

Hi Paul, I wanted to thank you again for taking time for meeting with Nick and I on Saturday afternoon. After several other appointments we decided we would like to purchase the engagement ring from Ascot. Not only did I love several of the settings, your professionalism and customer service was paramount when making my final decision.

Washington, DC

Brittany: We want to thank you. We were extremely happy with the ring the rest of the package. Your quality of service was superior and you have a wealth of knowledge. We will be happy to recommend you to others looking for diamond jewelry.

Dave Vicevich
Butte, Montana

The simple words "thank you" cannot begin to express how truly grateful I am to have had the enjoyment of shopping at Ascot Diamonds. Chad and I are so appreciative of the time, effort, and advice in helping us select the most perfect ring to celebrate the beginning of our life together. When I look at this incredible piece of jewelry and what it represents, I am amazed. The ring is breathtaking and I couldn't be happier! Once again, thank you, Ascot Diamonds, for making it so perfect!

Cristin Duren & Chad Henry
Destin, FL

After visiting multiple retail jewelers, I was thoroughly unhappy with the experience of trying to buy an engagement ring. A friend recommended Ascot and even though I didn't think my budget was large enough, I sent an email and they not only set me up with an appointment, but assured me they would work within my financial constraints. My jeweler, Brittany Odom, did an excellent job of making sure I had a wonderful experience and got a fantastic ring that has gotten many many compliments. I was so happy with the experience that we also purchased my fiance's wedding band from Ascot and I will without a doubt do further business with them in the future.

Atlanta, GA

"Hands down, best jeweler in Atlanta! If you are looking for an engagement ring, I would absolutely recommend Ascot Diamonds. After going through the whole "finding a ring" process, it is clear that so many jewelers are just trying to get you to buy the most expensive ring and do not listen to what you are really looking for-not Ascot! From day one they listened to what we wanted and worked within our budget to design a hand-crafted, high quality, BEAUTIFUL ring. We worked with Marlene Green, who was AMAZING! She took note of everything I said and worked with my fiance over the course of 2 months to design my dream ring. We will be going back to Ascot for our wedding bands and all of our jewelry needs (and wants) from now on. Thank you, Marlene"

Kate Foster
Atlanta, GA

"Hi Paul, this email is long overdue! I finally found the perfect moment to propose and took the knee on September 29th on a gorgeous fall day in Cape Porpoise, Maine. We took a picnic on a beach called Goose Rocks--white sand, sail boats in the distance, lighthouse--it couldn't have been more quintessential Maine. We are still very excited and I just wanted to share a photo with you from right after my proposal. The ring is fantastic and Carina is thrilled! She gets compliments daily. I'm guite proud of my choice, and couldn't have done it without your impeccable taste, support, advice and help through the process. Please let me extend my heartfelt sincere thanks for what you did for me.

Matthew Reichman

"Matthew-I can't thank you enough for everything you did to help make my engagement ring experience so wonderful. I absolutely LOVE my ring and can't stop looking at it! It helped that you made Steve so comfortable and informed. By the time we left your showroom after the first visit, he didn't want to go anywhere else! Thank you again, definitely have repeat clients in us!"

Victoria Keenan
Atlanta, GA

When I was transferred overseas with my job, my boyfriend and I didn't hesitate in getting engaged. Between consolidating two houses and moving to Australia over a furious 2 month period, we were up to our ears with work. We didn't have a lot of time to shop around for rings, but knew only quality, service, and excellence would do in terms of finding the perfect one. I was prepared to wait and shop from overseas for up to a year to find the right show stopping ring that would light me up for the next 50 years! Stumbling upon Maurice at Ascot Diamonds was a God send. Superior customer service doesn't begin to describe his professionalism. He quickly got a feel for what we liked and went the extra mile to show us what suited our tastes, on our schedule, and without pressure. Almost instantly we found "THE RING"...the Catherine Ryder line is truly stunning. I've been wearing it for about 45 days and routinely get stopped by complete strangers to admire it. This ring will definitely out live me and will be something to pass down through our family


I purchased an engagement ring for my fiance in New Orleans. To have it insured I needed an appraisal. That's when I visited Maurice at Ascot Diamonds. He really took his time looking the ring over and his assessment of the diamonds, clarity, total weight, etc. were exact. I was very pleased with his fact, I was so pleased that there was no need to find a second appraisal. Thank you, Maurice,for running your business with total honesty and integrity. I will definitely shop with you next time I'm in the market for fine jewelry.

Dallas, TX

Brittany- The ring is gorgeous! My mom is going to be beside herself when she sees it. We are going on a family trip to Colorado in two weeks and I plan on giving it to her then-I can hardly wait! Thanks again for your help in the design process.

Betsy Watts
Atlanta, GA

When the love of my life proposed to me, I looked down at a black box that held the most beautiful engagement ring I could have ever envisioned! At a glance, I could tell he had taken the time to customize a ring that suited my character, personality and unique fashion sense. Reggie spoke in glowing terms about Maurice at Ascot Dallas who helped turn his jewelry vision into reality. I now proudly wear my cushion cut diamond in a platinum micro-pave halo setting with emerald cut side stones. It wasn't until I needed the ring sized that I had the opportunity to meet Maurice. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in every way. We definitely have a jeweler for life in Maurice!

Dallas, TX

"Wanda, I hope all is well and wanted to let you know how highly Ali and I think of you and Ascot Diamonds. I agree with the claim in your newsletter that Ascot provides, 'impeccable service and meticulous craftsmanship'. This goes a long way and that is why Ali and I recommend you to all of our friends and colleagues looking to purchase any type of fine jewelry. There have been a few that have gone elsewhere and I make sure to let them know they are missing out on a wonderful opportunity. Because of our experience with you, we will not step foot in another jeweler's showroom. I am sure we will be seeing you again soon due to Ali's love for shiny things!"

Patrick M. McSweeney
Atlanta, GA

"Paul-Hunter's mother asked that I send you another email telling you how wonderful you and Ascot were to her daughter and future son-in-law. AJ felt extremely comfortable with you and they are both as happy as can be. Hunter said she is telling all of her friends about you! Thank you again for taking such good care of them!"

Linda Trumble
Rockville, Virginia

We purchased our wedding bands from Ascot in Arlington, VA yesterday and I will continue to go to Ascot in the future because they, without a doubt, offered me the best value for the money, personal attention, and the ability to customize pieces far above that of any other jeweler I have ever come across. If only I had been turned onto Ascot about 8 months earlier before I bought my engagement ring through a different jeweler (rhymes with Schmiffany's), I would have gotten the same quality and spent considerably less. Every time a guy tells me he is thinking of getting an engagement ring or wedding band I highly recommend Ascot and tell them it would be a mistake to go anywhere else. We worked with Paul at Ascot Arlington, and we could not be happier with our purchase.

Mike Bennett
Arlington, Virginia

"Thank you again, Brittany, for taking time out of your schedule to come in on Saturday and meet with us. We thoroughly enjoyed listening to what Ascot Diamonds can offer us and the lesson in "Diamonds 101." We are very excited to continue this journey and glad to have you on board. Not only did you make a great impression with me, but, more importantly, Doherty absolutely loved your input and knowledge. She told me that she would definitely trust your opinion on anything that you picked out and that means a lot to me (not to mention it eases the pressure little bit!). Thank you again."

Ryan Riebesell
Gainesville, Georgia

I am very impressed with Ascot Diamonds. After visiting several different places, I found Maurice always got back to me the quickest with clear answers to my questions. I finally committed and asked him to make difficult, very specific type of ring with only a picture to show him. I could not bring my fiancee in because she was out of the country for a couple of months and wanted the ring ready for her when she returned. Maurice created the ring perfectly and delivered it on the exact date promised. My fiancee loves the ring!! Honestly, it turned out better than we expected and at a better price compared with other jewelers. I would recommend Ascot Diamonds to anyone.

Rob Wick
Mesa, Arizona

My Fiance spent 6 weeks designing my ring with Marlene Green and Ascot Diamonds in Atlanta and I LOVE IT...he was so impressed with the service and they really went all out to ensure he had it exactly as he imagined for the big day. I couldn't have been happier after I stopped crying to say "yes" and saw my beautiful blue saphire and diamond ring. The clarity and design is amazing!! Thanks for everything!

Kelly McPherson
Atlanta, Georgia

"My fiance and I took a stab at Ascot Diamonds in Arlington without having received any recommendations. We did do our homework by reading their online reviews and checking prices against others in the area. We were primarily impressed at the level of customer service we received from Paul jacobs. He was superb! He sat us down for a 101 course on diamonds and then showed us several stones and settings. We were impressed at their overall quality and craftsmanship. They really pay attention to quality and are very professional-no high pressure sales pitch. I cannot wait to see the diamond we chose in the custom made mounting!"

Arlington, Virginia

"Thank you to you, Matthew, and Ascot Diamonds for working with Shane and me to design my ring. From our first appointment with you, I was very excited to realize that no detail was too small for your craftsmen to pay attention to. When Shane presented me with the ring, I immediately saw my unique personality in the piece! The ring is everything I could have hoped for and more. It is stunning and I have received many compliments in a very short time. Of course, every time Shane and I hear those compliments, we direct them to Ascot. Be prepared, though, with a ring this beautifully crafted, I'm sure you will have many referrals headed your way! Thank you for making the design process such an exciting part of Shane's and my life together!"

Erin Walton
Atlanta, Georgia

"I visited Paul Jacobs at Ascot Diamonds with just an idea for a design and they turned it into the perfect ring for me. Ascot took what I thought was going to be a stressful process and turned it into a joyous experience. Words cannot express how gorgeous the ring turned out. My fiancée is overwhelmed by it and constantly receives compliments on how beautiful the ring is. I feel as though I received the perfect ring and wanted to express my deepest thanks for all your help. You definitely have a lifelong customer in me!"

Chad Klein
Arlington, Virginia

"Thanks to all of you good people at Ascot Diamonds, you have made one more client very happy-me! Without your knowledge and care I would not have been able to create such a truly beautiful engagement ring. I want to thank you especially for your advice concerning "scale"...this really worked out perfectly for us!"

Tim Lewis
Kalamazoo, Michigan

"My fiance, Brandon, and I are so excited to plan our wedding! And, it all started with our visit to Maurice and Ascot Diamonds. It's hard not to stare at my gorgeous ring! I've received so many compliments on its stunning and elegant design. I'm also thankful for the assistance and education you provided both of us during our visit. I think that most men don't know where to start when it comes to diamond education, insurance, timing, and ring size. You answered all of those questions without him having to ask and it made the experience that much better! Thank you."

Carley Whited
Dallas, Texas

"I received the ring yesterday morning and want you to know you guys did a perfect job. Everybody loves it. I gave it to her last night (she said 'yes' by the way) and she was speechless - exactly the reaction I wanted! I put the ring on the collar of a 5-week old kitten and snuck it into her room. When she walked in, the kitten ran right up to her with the ring around his neck. It turned out perfect - thanks again!"

Michael Hazen
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

"You have made my fiancée VERY happy. Julia absolutely loves the ring and was brought to tears. The whole experience was perfect ... the flawless diamond, the custom setting, the superior craftsmanship ... all of it is a part of the wonderful story that has now been told many times in many languages! I can't thank you enough. As was the case with the ring my brother purchased a few years ago, the experience was truly wonderful. Thank you, thank you!"

Allen Brooks
Athens, Greece

"Ascot Diamonds greatly surpasses any jewelry experience I have ever had. They absolutely are the "gold standard" in customer service, satisfaction and integrity. After working with both Matthew Klidjian and Wanda Holt, I would never consider shopping anywhere else for future purchases. I give them the highest recommendation possible."

Elaine Grant
Atlanta, Georgia

"Good news - your search for a true friend in the diamond business ends with Ascot Diamonds! I know the apprehension that goes with shopping for a diamond. After hours of online research, scattered note taking, empty Saturdays spent wandering aimlessly in retail stores and rushed sales pitches, I was pretty much resigned to believe that it was just part of the game. I was wrong. An acquaintance suggested I try calling Ascot Diamonds. Wanda Holt, one of Ascot Diamonds' private jewelers and Community Relations Director, took my call, met with me and provided a warm welcome along with personalized service. I sat with her for a couple hours as she brought "clarity" to all of my previous research. Suddenly, I was comfortable enough to focus on the diamond and setting my fiancée and I would enjoy for years to come. The experience was so positive that, when it was time to select our wedding bands, my fiancée and I immediately went to Wanda without giving any other jeweler a second thought. I looked forward to having her meet Wanda, as I trusted we'd once again receive a fair price, gorgeous wedding bands and another wonderful experience. I was right. Guys - just save your time from the start - go to Ascot Diamonds. It's that simple!"

Aaron Pina
Atlanta, Georgia

"My experiences with each of the jewelers of Ascot Diamonds have all been very pleasant. Their office atmosphere exudes happiness, professionalism and passion. Most importantly, I have found that they are as passionate about finding the perfect piece of jewelry for you as they are about servicing your every jewelry need. If you want to see something amazing, just watch the passion on Brittany Odom's face when she talks about their jewelry - you can definitely tell that she loves what she does! You will never go anywhere else once you work with one of the jewelers at Ascot Diamonds."

Steven Smith
Destin, Florida

"What an amazing job you all have done on all of our rings, necklace, earrings, etc! I wanted to tell you a little about how I proposed to Angie … we are fortunate to live above one of the best restaurants in New York City, Babbo. I returned home from being on the road for ten days and had set up a dinner evening for the two of us in my apartment, compliments of the restaurant. I made a special playlist and prepared to propose about ¾ of the way through dinner to "This Love is Real" by John Prine. When the song finally started during dessert, I dropped to one knee with the ring in my hand. Angie flushed, started crying and, as I slipped the ring onto her finger, exclaimed, "I think I'm going to throw up!" I replied by saying "I'll take that as a YES!" Needless to say, we've been laughing about that moment ever since. I can't wait until the rehearsal dinner to surprise her with the necklace … thank you again for everything you guys have done. We will truly be clients for life."

Kurt Polk
New York, New York

"Oh my goodness, the ring is absolutely beautiful! I am so thrilled - it is better than I ever could have ever imagined! I didn't think I could be more excited than when we came in to see you yesterday, but I was wrong … today is even better! I wanted to thank you (and Chris) for making this such a special event. We really appreciate you spending so much time with us. We both had so much fun learning about diamonds, picking out the setting, and 'strutting' around the place all decked out. I've looked at the picture from tonight a thousand times already - thank you so much for everything you have done!"

Elizabeth Coffey
Atlanta, Georgia

"I gave my wife the ring last week and she absolutely loves it. It turned out perfect and was exactly what she wanted. I can't thank you enough. While on a plane last weekend, the sun came in through the window and it projected little ‘stars' all over the cabin because of the beautiful cut of the diamond. It was incredible! Thanks again."

Justin B. Kaplan, Esq.
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

"Thank you so much for my ring - it looks gorgeous! You did a great job, not only with the engagement ring, but with the wedding band as well. I can't thank you enough. I want you to know you have made our wedding day even more special because of your helpfulness and ability to listen to exactly what I wanted. Thank you!"

Carrie Adamski Hruska
Hudson, Ohio

"Working with Ascot Diamonds, Dallas and Maurice Efune has truly been a fantastic experience. Thanks again for all your help in making our anniversary one to remember. The ring turned out great and, once again, my wife (along with all of her friends!) was blown away."

John Morgan
McKinney, Texas

Sarnia's ring came out simply incredible!!! Thank you so much for your hard work, diligence and guidance. Ascot truly earned our trust and we are proud to refer friends to our "Private Jeweler."

Clinton & Sarina McCallum
Scottsdale, Arizona

"I just wanted to give you an update, Brittany … when Carol returned from Arizona with the ‘less than optimistic' news from the Mayo clinic; we sat on the sectional discussing our options. During one of those quiet moments, I asked Carol to marry me and presented the ring to her. Her eyes sparkled as much as the diamond in the ring and, with tears flowing, she said ‘YES.' Thank you for bringing back the sparkle! I wish you could have seen her ... she couldn't believe how radiant the ring looked and I still find her staring at it frequently. Thank you!!!"

Don Hatch
Atlanta, GA

"Although my birthday is not until tomorrow, Don presented me with the custom ring today. IT IS GORGEOUS!!! I am thrilled with it! I have only found time to show it to one person so far, but she asked to see it three times... needless to say, my hand has already spent a lot of time under the brightest lamp in our house! Thank you so much for your beautiful work."

Christine Eastman
St. Petersburg, Florida

"Thank you so much for my gorgeous diamond earrings. I wore them Saturday night to the wedding of the century! The Clintons were there and it was a fabulous party. When I am in town next I will visit and tell you more about it. Thank you once again."

Claudie Rubin
Palos Verdes Estates, California

"Thank you so much for all your help, Paul …we really appreciate you racing into the office on Sunday to help us and are very excited to have selected the ring. I will tell everyone I know and anyone else who is willing to listen that there is NOWHERE ELSE they should go if they truly want top quality jewelry!"

John Pickeral
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

"When I decided to ask my girlfriend, Kelly, to marry me, I had a ring design in mind and begam looking for a jeweler who could make beautiful custom jewelry. After a surprising number of failed attempts, I finally found Ascot Diamonds! The first thing that drew me to them was the diversity and elegance of the designs I saw on the website, which even helped me hone my own design. I worked with Marlene Green who was happy to meet with me after normal working hours. I had been researching ring designs, settings and stones for several weeks and had the basic design but still had questions, thoughts, and concerns. After a little more than an hour Marlene was able to focus it all into the ring I had envisioned with additional enhancements. I met with Marlene at least four times to tweak the design and examine different center stones. Each time she was on time, answered all of my questions and offered invaluable advice. When everything was said and done, I had a customized ring and the best shopping experience of my life. Oh, and I was still within my original budget! I could say more, but the point is Ascot Diamonds is a quality place with people who really care about what you want and know how to make it happen."

Clarke Monroe
Atlanta, GA

"I have visited several jewelers around the Atlanta area and the very best results have always come from Ascot Diamonds and Brittany Odom … Brittany is professional, knowledgeable and thorough with her clients, often giving off the feeling that she is working around the clock just for your needs. She met with me several times to help me create what I consider to be the perfect engagement ring. If you are searching for someone to help you design unique and gorgeous jewelry, you will not find anywhere that matches service with quality better than Brittany and Ascot Diamonds."

Luv Mirani
Atlanta, Georgia

"I don't know where to begin! I cannot imagine giving Liz any other ring than the one you put together. It is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much - she is completely in love with it. You have been such a blessing throughout this whole process and have made it much easier than I know it could have been! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much."

Justin & Liz Corder
Bristol, Virginia

"I don't know of another jewelry company that has a Community Relations department other than Ascot Diamonds. Wanda Holt, Ascot's Director of Community Relations, is an exceptional community contributor as well as private jeweler. Outside of their genuine interest in our local community, their design services are incredible and they will work diligently to create a beautiful piece of jewelry for you – a true "win – win" for everyone."

April Miller
Smryna, Georgia

"Thank you so much for all you have done for us. You were so kind, considerate and patient in helping me select the ring for Dee. I learned so much during the process and can't tell you how pleased we both are with the end results. The ring is simply magnificent. You are truly experts. She has received numerous compliments - her friends seem to think that I might be a decent guy after all! This has been one the few times I've spent that much money and actually had a good time doing it! Thanks again."

Ross George
Atlanta, Georgia

"The diamond was gorgeous in your office and even more breathtaking on my hand! Thank you for all your assistance, information and professionalism. We'll be sure to pass your name and info on to friends and family."

Kobi Carter
Palm Beach, Florida

"... for personal attention and really reliable service you will want to visit Ascot Diamonds."

Washingtonian Magazine
"Best of Washington"

"Thank you so much for your help. My wife was THRILLED with the necklace! I sincerely appreciate your kindness and assistance in making our 20th anniversary so very special. You are wonderful ... thanks again."

Rick Stephens
Tempe, Arizona

"Tim Birch and Ascot Diamonds were recommended to me by a friend who had recently purchased an engagement ring through them. I met with Tim and was immediately impressed with his knowledge of the industry and his ability to quickly and accurately size up diamonds. I gave Tim a price range that I was comfortable with, and he helped me find a diamond of exceptional quality within this range and without trying to steer me outside of my budget. Honesty and trust go a long way when you're spending this kind of money and I really felt that Tim was being 100% up-front with me. When we found what I was looking for, I was confident that I had purchased an excellent diamond at an excellent price; moreover, that I had been treated extremely fairly throughout the entire process. I would happily recommend Tim Birch and Ascot Diamonds to anyone interested in purchasing fine jewelry for any occasion."

Ryan Blair
Annapolis, Maryland

I don't know where to begin ... the ring is absolutely perfect and she is in love with it! Thank you so much ... you have been a blessing throughout this process and have made the purchase a pleasure. From the bottom of our hearts ... thank you so much!

Justin and Liz Corder
Bristol, Virginia

"All I can say is WOW! You did a fabulous job on the engagement ring. It is truly a pleasure doing business with you. Thank you very much."

David F. Benskin
Franklin, Tennessee

"The ring turned out better that I could have hoped ... beautiful and, as you said, much brighter. Once again, you have done a superb job! Thank you again for all your efforts ... you are terrific!"

Jeanne Silberberg
Los Angeles, California

"You guys the best!!! The ring is absolutely beautiful ... much more so than the picture. Thank you so much. Honestly, I could not have done it without you. It is so perfect you would not believe it. She bawled her eyes out with joy when she saw it. Thank you so much again ..."

Barry Rubin
Boston, Massachusetts

"I believe what separates Ascot Diamonds from all other jewelers is their exceptional customer service. When working with our Private Jeweler, Wanda Holt, she made us feel at ease with the process. We truly know that we received great value for our money along with a company who will stand by their product for years to come. I wouldn't hesitate to recommending Ascot Diamonds to any of our family or friends."

James Pinneau
Atlanta, Georgia

"Working with Ascot Diamonds has been simply terrific. The assistance and knowledge that was given to me is beyond compare. The jewelry I have purchased is gorgeous and has exceeded all of my expectations. I would truly recommend Ascot Diamonds to anyone looking to purchase jewelry."

Lisa Hornstein
Alexandria, Virginia

"I wanted to extend a note of personal gratitude for all of your assistance. The ring is gorgeous and even more beautiful than expected! My fiancée was overwhelmed. She cried tears of joy for the first hour and has yet to take it off!"

George Griesler
Washington, D.C.

"What a spectacular sight - the ring is beautiful! Jim and I have looked at hundreds of rings and this piece stands alone from the rest. I now have the perfect man and the perfect ring! A million thanks, we will be sending our friends your way."

Suzie Noonan
Washington, D.C.

"I want to thank you very much for the expedited and professional manner in which you secured the beautiful tanzanite pendant for me to present to Rae at her birthday celebration. Everyone in the family has admired the piece for its craftsmanship and breathtaking beauty. Thank you!"

Bernard S. Cohen
Alexandria, Virginia

"My folks were delighted with the ring! More important they could not be more complimentary about how the transaction was handled, and I appreciate your effort. It is a rare pleasure these days to find people who conduct their dealings as you have and I thank you."

David W. Priester
Charlotte, North Carolina

"Hello, Matt. I planned to call you yesterday to tell you how extremely happy I am with my ring. It is just beautiful! Everyone looks it over and marvels over the design and workmanship. Your designers and craftsmen are talented beyond belief! Thank you."

Beryl Kark
Los Angeles, California

"Thank you so much ... the occasion was a success and Amy is a walking advertisement for you and Ascot Diamonds. Her girlfriends are dazzled by the ring and you can expect us to recommend future clients. Again, thank you."

Cuong Pham
Washington, D.C.

"The engagement ring is honestly the most beautiful piece of jewelry I have ever seen, both from a design and quality standpoint. I really appreciate all your help and guidance, Paul. We will be referring friends and family at every opportunity. Thanks again."

Christopher Lemons
Richmond, Virginia

Maurice, I just wanted to tell you how excited Brandon and I are to plan our wedding! And, it all started with our visit. It's hard not to stare at my gorgeous ring! I've received so many compliments on it's stunning and elegant design. I'm also thankful for the assistance and education you provided both of us during our visit. I think that most men don't know where to start when it comes to diamond education, insurance, timing, and ring size. You answered all of those questions without him having to ask and it made the experience that much better! Thank you. Sincerely, Carley

Dallas, TX

This was my first diamond purchase and Maurice at Ascot Diamonds in Dallas spent all the time I needed to explain the different diamond grades, considerations and benefits. Our needs were always his first concern and we never felt pressured in any way. Best of all, the diamonds are competitively priced and the quality of craftsmanship on our gorgeous custom designed ring is superb! The whole experience was wonderful, and my fiance is thrilled! Thank you.!

Dallas, TX

We met with Maurice Efune in February 2010. We are currently planning a fall wedding, and it all started with our visit to Ascot Diamonds. My fiance and I met with Maurice after finding the Catherine Ryder brand on-line. The engagement ring collection was stunning and I'm in love with my ring! I've received so many compliments on it's unique and elegant design. I'm also thankful for the assistance and education Maurice provided both of us during our visit. I think that most men don't know where to start when it comes to diamond education, insurance, design timing, and ring size. Maurice has been in the business a long time. He made us feel comfortable while providing the information we needed to make an informed decision. We're going back to pick out our bands and I certainly hope that my soon to be husband will continue seeking Maurice's diamond expertise for years to come. We couldn't be happier!

Happy in Fort Worth
Fort Worth, Texas

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