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Testimonials

We have many happy customers who have given us permission to use their testimonials online. Several have even agreed to give out their email addresses if you would like to question them about the price, quality and service they received from DBS.

12-28-08 SUCCES ON GETTING A KILLER 1.50 G VS2 PRINCESS GIA

"Marty the ring looks great thanks for your help"
-MATT M. IN DC

12-30-08 1CT EM CUT REFERRAL

"Panerai Luminor 1950 Replica Thanks Marty!!! I am now an engaged man and its all thanks to you! You are awesome man! I really appreciate all your help. And thanks for putting up with me and my worry wort self...I'm sure I wasn't your first ever worried client...LOL! Naw, but for real, thanks man. Let me know if you need anything from me for my appraisal and the original cert. Here is my address, just in case: xxx I will definitely let everyone know about you and DBS Diamonds. Thanks again Marty!"
-MIKE T. MILITARY MAN IN CA.

12-29 Success on 3.50ctw diamond studs!!!

"Hello Marty, The diamonds are beautiful. They weigh so much they pull my wife's ear lobes under and hang downward!!! Any suggestions. She will NOT be returning the pair! Thanks for all the scramble. They arrived at about 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve and we opened gifts at 6:30!! Thanks again,"
-WALT IN TEXAS

11-14-08 THIS ON A GORGEOUS 1.50CT D VS2 PRINCESS CUT SET ON A PLATINUM SIGNATURE CATHEDRAL SETTING

"Marty - The ring looks amazing! Thank you and Kevin for all your help on this. "
-MARIO AT FREDDIE MAC

10-21-08 NEED RECEIPT COPY AGAIN

"Hello Marty- I have not spoken with you in awhile. I hope all is well. I wanted to ask you if you could do me a favor. I purchased a ring from you last year in April of 07. Do you have a copy of the invoice you can email me, mail me or fax me? Please let me know if this is possible, I would tremendously appreciate it. There is an old email included in this email that has info that may help you. Thanks again for the beautiful diamond ring !"
-GUY IN BEAUMONT TEXAS

OCT 4 2008 "NOW READY TO GET MARRIED"

"marty- ring received. it is beautiful. we are now ready to get married! thank you."
-Jennifer in Ca!

10-2-08 ON BEZEL FINISHED DIAMOND AND MEN'S PLAT BAND

"Hey Martin, Ring was great.... will recommend you to others... thanks "
-Joe down south

9-24-08 1.14ct E VVS1 Cushion cut diamond after they first wanted 1ct D/E IF Asscher

"Marty, It certainly did! Although I have yet to see my 20th anniversary present, my husband said it was absolutely gorgeous and that I would be very happy! Thank you for following up and sticking it out with us!"
-CHERYL IN WASHINGTON STATE

9-22-08 JANG IN NEW JERSEY SAYS ON HIS GAL'S GIA D SI1 TRIPLE EX 1.80CT ROUND:

" Martin. Thanks so much for the diamond. We decided to keep it. It looks really beautiful and perfect. Thanks again. One note: physical cert date and date on gia website is different. everything is same. we called GIA and my guess is that they re-did the date on cert after inscription. Never updated their website. "
-JANG IN NEW JERSEY

9-22-08 EVEN THOUGH I HAVE ROLLED THE NEW SITE OUT I WILL CONTINUE TO ADD TESIMONIALS HERE...

"Marty, you are the man. Thanks for your assistance in getting the 1st step completed in the marriage process. The ring is unbelievable to say the least and I cannot wait to unveil it to her this weekend, if I can hold out that long. I will definitely be sending anyone who is interested in a ring your way, so watch out for the referrals that will be coming your way. Thanks again and God Bless You "
-ELLERY IN CARROLLTON, TEXAS

9-6-08 I WILL STILL POST TESTIMONIALS ON THIS SITE AS I WORK TO GET NEW SITE OFF THE GROUND! THIS ON A 1.50 GIA F SI1 AND A KWIAT CUSTOM BAGUETTE MOUNTING

"Hey Marty, The ring is awesome, it is absolutely gorgeous!! I have an appraisal scheduled next week and then I can't wait to propose. I'll keep you posted and let you know how everything is going. Thanks a mil man!! Lior "
-L IN CALIFORNIA

7-25-08 On magnificent .93ct F VS1 triple ex internally flawless diamond set in 14k cathedral for $5900...

"Marty, The ring was just delivered. It looks great! Thank you very much for your help on picking the diamond and your efforts for getting it delivered today. And for such a great price too! Thanks,"
-DAVE IN SAN JOSE

7-23-08 $7500 on 1.25ct GIA H Vs2 emerald cut with two side GIA em cuts .33ct and .35ct F VVS sidestones in 950 platinum!

"Marty: Just wanted to let you know we got Stephanie’s ring appraised in Old Town Alexandria yesterday, and it appraised at $12,000!!!! We are very, very happy with the ring, and I wanted to thank you again for everything you did for us. I will certainly be recommending your services to anyone who will listen! J "
-Jack R, Washington DC

7-21-08 I'VE BEEN SLACK ON ADDING THE TESTIMONIALS SINCE I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THE NEW SITE BUT I'LL START POSTING THEM AS THEY COME IN AGAIN AS PER CLIENT'S REQUEST!

"Hello Marty, Just got back in town. I want to let you know that I just received the ring. It looks really good! I assume that you will be sending me the GIA papers, receipt, appraisal, and all of the items you were planning to send with the ring. I want to ask you, in case I need to make a size change of the ring, would that be covered under your return policy? I plan to give her the ring within the next 2 months. Thanks for all of your help. You have been great! "
-RANDY IN MD

2-1-08 "Client for life!"

"Marti, my name is Katherine M. my finance bought my engagement ring from you in Nov 07' his name is Anthony G. here are the pics of the final product! the ring is AMAZING! i went to get it appraised at a whole sale jeweler in oak brook IL, his main focus is custom jewelry and he even said that is was a beautiful ring. His prices could not even compare to yours and he claims that he was whole sale. people cant believe that it was all over the Internet! i get at least 2-3 complement A DAY on the ring! how can i write a testimonial on your web site? and how would we go about getting our wedding bands from you? it you have any problems saving the pics on your computer let my know. YOUR CLIENT FOR LIFE. Thanks again, "
-Katherine

12-21-07 OH BABY!

"Your diamonds are MONEY!! You know she is going to shit herself when she sees that ring and those diamonds…You Rock!! I think my wife wants to Marry youJ"
-CHRIS IN FLORIDA

12-15-07 SAFE IN AND OUT IN IRAQ!

"Hi Marty - I finally got my ring back, and i love it. The diamond you recommended looks almost idential to the one I lost, I really appreciate your help with this. My brother is looking for a pair of diamond earrings now for his wife. He's leaving for Iraq in about 2 weeks, and is finally getting her the gift she deserves! Could you give me some prices on earrings you have? I really don't know the specifics of what he's looking for - I don't think he does at this point either - but I told him how helpful you are, and he asked if I'd shoot you an email. My best guess would be diamond studs, probably a round or princess cut. I know he isn't looking to break the bank here, but something as nice as possible. Let me know if this is enough information to start, or if you think you'll need to talk to him directly. Thanks Marty!"
-AMY H

12-13-07 On 1.50ctw diamond ears GIA certed

"Hey Marty, Thanks for my recent order…Adrianne loves the earrings. If possible, can you give me a quote for the attached ring. I am looking for a stone similar in color (lemon citrine or peridot-not too dark please) in 18k yellow gold. If the price is right, I would like to surprise Adrianne with this ring as a birthing gift. Call me at xxx-332-19xx to discuss in detail if you have question for me. Thanks again! "
-Mark K

12-12-07 I think this testimonial says it all...

"Marty, just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you and your company. As you know, before I retired I owned 2 jewelry stores in the Palm Springs, CA area. You beat my own wholesalers prices by a ton! And your service and commitment to excellence are flawless. I wish I had known you when I was in business. I have purchased from you a .79ct GIA cert Radiant Cut that was almost perfectly cut (the most important characteristic in the beauty of a diamond), a pair of .90ct TW earrings, and had my son buy a diamond and platinum setting for his bride. Every purchase was better than expected. You are the best. "
-Jeff A in Texas

12-11-07 oh, the bad dealings on the internet...

"Hi Marty, Thank you, thank you, thank you! When we receive the diamond I will let you know how wonderful it looks in the setting. Sorry for being so leary. My daughter wanted a TV that was originally priced at $3200.00 for about $1500.00 on a website she found. Well, $1500.00 was sent, and she never received the merchadise. It was a total scam. I try to investigate the websites I deal with, but you never know who you're dealing with! They all sound good!!! Thanks again, and I'm sure I'll be calling you again. Sincerely, "
-Anna H in Illinois with I'm sure a follow up tomorrow.

12-6-07 ON MULTIPLE DIAMOND EARRING ORDER AND ONE SINGLE STUD

"Marty! I got the 12pt yesterday... looks great! We are done with this order!"
-Mike C

12-5-07 BACK FROM 2001!!!

"Marty, Back in 2001, I bought a diamond from you for an engagement ring (see our email exchange below - you ended up cutting me a great deal on the first option you mentioned in the email). Now my wife wants a diamond solitaire necklace for Christmas. She wants something in the 1.60-1.75 ct range. What can you do for me? Also, what white gold mountings and necklaces do you have available? She wants something very simple (like a tiffany single diamond pendant). Regards, "
-Nathan W. San Fran

12-5-07 "very impressed!"

"Hi, I purchased my engagement ring through you in 2005. We were very impressed!! I could be in the market for a set of standard 4 prong diamond earrings for my wife for Xmas. What is a good size....(not gaudy) for earrings..... .3ct or .4 or .5. I saw your prices on the website. Her ring is 1ct platinum so I'm not sure if there is a rule of thumb for earrings. Thank you, "
-Jason K

12-3-07 Definitely a family outing at DBS Inc!

"We are still interested. However, at the suggestion of my daughter, I am going to stop by a reputable jeweler on Wednesday and try on a similar ring. My daughter thinks that I will not like the prong setting and would enjoy the ring more with the diamonds being set in. I also will get a ring size at that time. I will let you know on Thursday if that is the setting I want. If you have any other settings to suggest, please do so before I go to the jeweler. Just let me know what type of setting to ask for. Thanks, Sally Duvall P.S. My son in law, Abel Ramos, sends his regards. He bought a ring from you in 2002 I believe and was very happy. My other son in law, Steve, also sends his regards. He bought a ring from you in 2004. Both were VVS and D and they were thrilled with your service. "
-Sally D

11-30-07 The testimonial says it all...

"Hi Marty, Stuart gave me the ring last night. I love it. it is just what i wanted. Huge thanks to you. It makes me cry just writing to you. I wondering if you could provide some info/advice on insuring the ring. We are going to call insurance companies today and establish renters insurance, but we are assuming we will need an appraisal. Is that something we already have with the certificates? How do we provide a valuation- would it be the purchase price? or the retail price? thanks again, "
-Jennifer in Ca.

11-30-07 1.76ct G SI1 CUSHION CUT WITH EXCELLENT POLISH, VERY GOOD SYMMETRY AND NO FLO.

"Marty, The diamond is beautiful. I had it examined by a g.g., f.g.a. certified appraiser, who concurred (and told me I paid a great price). So thanks again. I'll be in touch re: the setting."
-DAVE IN MIAMI

11-28-07 "WE'RE BAAAAAAAACK!"

"Hi Marty, About 2 years ago, you sold me a beautiful 2 carat emerald cut F color,VVS 2 diamond. It's gorgeous. As a Xmas gift I was thinking aboutdiamond earrings that are a very yellowish ......in the same shape. What are your thoughts? Hope all is well. Thanks,"
-Paul in Ca.

11-27-07 REFERRAL FOR THREE DIAMOND RING IN PLATINUM

"Hi Marty, The ring has arrived……it is beautiful! I plan to present it to Jennifer Thursday evening……I’ll let you know how she reacts. Thanks so much! "
-STUART IN CA.

10-17-07 ON 1.72CT GIA RADIANT

"Hi Marty Just a quick note to let you know I rec'd the diamond today and it is beautiful.. I will be in touch re: bands, etc. kim"
-KIMBERLY IN YUCCA VALLEY CA

9-17-07 GORGEOUS SET OF 3/4CT EACH PRINCESS GIA MATCHED STUDS AT $3500

"Earrings look great. Thanks!!!"
-DUSTIN A.

9-15-07 ON TWO PAIRS OF 1/3CT EACH AND 1/2CT EACH AGS 000 ROUNDS FOR DIAMOND EARRINGS!

"Thanks Marty, They look fantastic! The 12 point is coming later, but by 11/10/07, yes? Thanks, "
-Mike

8-28-07 Repeat client on 3ctw prong tennis bracelet

"Sorry for the delayed response. We've had a sick kid in ER twice over the weekend, so the whole family has been dragging a bit. She loved the bracelet and I can't thank you enough! I gave it to her over dinner and we had a good laugh over the delivery guy and subsequent phone call from the "Postal Service." She had no idea it was coming, so it worked out great. Sorry for all challenges. She's been a great wife for five years and I wanted to do something nice for her which means jewelry! Thanks again Marty! "
-Rich

8-22-07 ON 1CTW PRINCESS STUDS-REPEAT CUSTOMER

"Damn you do good work. They're perfect!"
-T CLARK

8-15-07 I WILL PUT TOGETHER ENTIRE PROCESS ON THIS CUSTOM JOB. SHE PAID $35K FOR A GORGEOUS HEARTS AND ARROWS ROUND AND CUSTOM PAVE AND MATCH BAND RING, I WILL LINK THE IMAGES TO THE PHOTOGALLERY WHEN IMAGES GET POSTED!

"Hi Marty, Did you find out the jeweler that can work on the prongs? You can email the info or call me on my cellxxx-xxx-xxxx I had the ring appraised and it came out at an unbelivable $67,000. I had a lot of compliments from the appraiser (Joseph Tenhagen) and other jewelers when I went looking for a watch for my dad. They were all impressed from the center stone and the mounting as well, and this is from pople that all they do is look at diamonds of all sorts all day. Some even took a closer look to try and see how the mounting was made and to inspect the diamond. And everybody were so amazed that I purchased it over the internet. I'll write more later about it, because is late and tomorrow my husband is having surgery in the morning. Thank you very much for everything, you really have beautiful stones and the prices...oh my, it's like 50% less than regular retail! Please let me know the local contact from Amir's father and the specs of the diamonds, because the appraiser asked how many points the diamonds that will get added to the prongs were going to be, and I didn't know what to answer. Best regards, "
-JOSIE IN MIAMI, FL

8-16-07 Little history on this one...5/7/07 I found her best 1.50ct round H SI2 eyeclean GIA for her budget. She wired from El Salvador (yes, sight unseen AND 2 months in advance) where she is working. She came back to the states July 16th to visit family in North Carolina. The day I knew she was there I overnighted her diamond for next day and the rest is history!

"Hi Marty!! Just wanted to send you a few lines to thank you for all your help and specially for you CUSTOMER SERVICE!! I had been looking for a stone for quite some time. I knew exactly what I wanted, so it was matter of being patient, and looking through many stones that would meet the criteria until the "right" one was found!! Thank you so much for taking all the time to look for MY perfect stone!!! Once I found it, I asked you to hold it for me, since I was not in the states, and would not return for another 2 months ... and of course you did!! When I finally got back to the states, you had my BEATIFULL STONE overnight it to me!! (I really appreciate it!!) I know it had been a while with the stone sitting there... and I could have waited a couple more days!!! But you actually overnight it for me!! thank you, thank you, thank you!! you know that made a world of difference, cause I was dying to see it!! : ) Once again, thanks for everything, don`t doubt that when I need another diamond!!! I will come back to you!! Regards, "
-DENISE IN EL SALVADOR1

8-15-07 REPEAT CUSTOMER ON TWO 1.01CT G VS2 AGS 000 HEARTS AND ARROWS THAT WE MADE INTO PLATINUM 3 PRONG MARTINI EARRINGS

"Diamonds are gorgeous. Always a pleasure doing business with you."
-RW IN CLEVELAND OHIO

8-11-07 THIS ON A 10CTW CHANNEL TENNIS BRACELET, GORGEOUS WHITE/EYECLEAN DIAMONDS FOR $9900. IMAGE TO BE POSTED ON PHOTOGALLERY SHORTLY!

"Wow! She REALLY loves it!!! Brilliant stones, perfect length, and the clasp feels solid. She is very very very happy... Thanks again! "
-Marty in Ca.

8-14-07 ON 1CT CUSHION GIA

"Yeah it is wonderful, she loves it Thanks, "
-Chris

8-2-07 "I well recommend you to any one I know looking to purchase a diamond. "

"Mr. Hernandez, I just want to let you know that I received the pear this morning. I have taken it to one the the appraisers that ags.com recommended. I am supposed to have the appraisal back on the 10th. The diamond looked very nice to me, I just waiting to see what it is appraised for. One more quick question. I might just be to paranoid but how would I know that the appraiser gives me my diamond back not a lesser quality. I know its awful, but its a crazy world. I appreciate all the help and the great service. I well recommend you to any one I know looking to purchase a diamond. Thanks, "
-TRAVIS IN KY

7-27-07 Repeat customer on GIA .50ct each H VS diamond studs!

"Marty, My wife recieved her ear rings and was very pleased. Thanks again! "
-CHRIS H.

7-22-07 ANOTHER REPEAT CLIENT

"Sorry to leave you all those e-mails/worries. Was able to track the package down, and the rings look fantastic. I will send payment soon."
-DAN F. NORTHERN VA.

7-22-07 GREAT TRANSACTION. SHE LIVES IN EL SALVADOR, AMERICAN AND HAD FAMILY IN NORTH CAROLINA. I ORDERED HER DIAMOND FROM MAJOR SITEHOLDER IN INDIA AND SHIPPED TO HER IN NC WHEN SHE CAME IN TO VISIT!

"THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! IT�S ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE IT!!!! AS SOON AS I RETURN HOME WILL WRITE YOU A LETTER .... AS A TESTIMONIAL FOR YOUR WEBSITE!!"
-DENISE S.

7-20-07 "I FEEL LIKE A PRINCESS"

"Marty, Got the rings...they are breathtaking. It was beyond my expectations. The setting really shows off my stones....I am so impressed. Instead of sizing my rings down, they sized them up. Completely falls off my finger. I have tape on it now...can't help but wear them and show them off....I feel like a princess."
-DC in KENTUCK!

6-30-07 Suntrust bank big wig...

"Marty - The ring looks great!! Thank you and thank Amir for me! Can I get the original gia certs for the center stone and the two rounds? "
-JOHN IN MARYLAND

6-29-07 IF IN NY LOOK TO EAT AT WWW.THEMODERNNYC.COM

"Hello Marty, I got the stone. It looks nice. I need to get it appraised. I am trying to get an appointment to get it appraised this week. I will let you know the results. Thanks "
-ANTON IN NY

6-22-07 GORGEOUS 1.50CT E SI GIA PRINCESS ON PLATINUM CATHEDRAL

"Marty, The ring has been delivered this morning and WOW! Its awesome! Thanks for putting up with me, I know I was a pain in the ass. Thanks again, Mike D "
-Mike D in N. Va, repeat customer

6-19-07 ON 1CT G VVS PRINCESS CUT GIA!

"Diamond arrived. Looks good. Thanks!"
-MIKE IN N. VA

6-19-07 ON A GORGEOUS 1.80CT CE ROUND BRILLIANT DIAMOND FOR $5600

" Thanks for your help. Love the diamond! "
-Julia at Toyota!

6-5-07 The testimonial says it all...

"Marty, I went today to see my gemologist and now I could tell you more. As I wrote you before, I like this diamond, in my eyes this gem is nice, white and brilliant with bluish hue in the sparks, which I like. My gemologist opinion is: Gem corresponds to the certificate. Clarity SI2 is in the top SI2 (close to the SI1), most of the inclusions are deep in the stone, not close to the table surface. I’ve seen it by myself under microscope as well. Very nice and brilliant cut Fluorescence makes this gem to be in color G, when he subtracts the fluorescence effect this gem is color I. However most of the labs do estimate taking into account fluorescence if this exists. On the market average price for that diamond is $5400 ($1000 above what was paid). Taking into account that this gemologist is conservative person, I think that you did a good job, recommending and selling me this stone. After this stone is mounted I will send you a ring picture. And for sure if somebody of my friends will be looking to buy a diamond I will recommend you. Thank you, you did a great job, "
-Irina in Tennessee

6-1-07 More response from Josie in Florida's 2.26ct AGS000 Hearts and Arrows purchase

"Well....I have VERY good news about the diamond. After having it evaluated, I have the next conclusion: It's an spectacular Heart & Arrows, and even Bill/RockDoc told me that he would have given the diamond a VS1 instead of a VS2, and he is very picky, and even though it was graded by AGS the color G was right. He even showed me a brand name diamond "Hearts on Fire" and mine performed equally or even better than that one which was 10,000 to 15,000 dollars more and was a little bit smaller. I am going back to have it fully evaluated for light performance and light return, yesterday I was in a hurry to pick up my kids from school, but I'll let you know the results as well. So I am very very happy with this purchase. Your service was quick, reliable, smooth and problem free. And you got me wonderful diamond for a very good price. Thanks! I attach here some of the pictures, they were taken in a hurry, so next time he will take better pictures. Anyway you can see it's a great stone. Best regards, (My note: Special Thanks to Bill aka RockDoc in Florida for the service he provides customers) "
-Josie in Miami Fla.

6-1-07 Repeat customer goes to bigger diamond!

"O'K, Gem is nice and brilliant, without mognification I could not see inclusions. However it has a bluesh hue, which is due to, my guess, fluoressance. I personally like this blue spark. On June 5th I will go to my gemologist and if he confirms the certificate, then I like this diamond. Thanks, And my description: Sounds gorgeous, as they described. That blueish hue shows up in certain light conditions where there is strong UV lighting, like sunlight, or work environment if they have those uv lamps. Other than that it should be as white as be everywhere else!"
-irina in Tennessee

5-30-07 2.26CT G VS2 AGS000 GORGEOUS GEM!

"It arrived! Everything went smoothly and on time. The diamond is beautiful! It is so sparkly that the camera can't focus to take a picture, I attach them here anyway (you can't see anything), but tomorrow after the evaluation I'll get the "official" pictures from all the tools and gadgets the gemologist has. I'll forward them to you. Best regards, "
-Josie L in Miami Fla.

5-17-07 JEWELRY OUTFIT IN STATE OF WASHINGTON WHO USES THE POWER OF DBS TO HELP WITH HER CLIENTS!

"Hello Marty: I recieved the Diamond today. I was very surprised and my client was extremely happy. Thank you so much. I hope that you put the ladies name on my invoice so that when I call you again, that you can refer to her. I diamond is eye clean, I could see the inclusion only at a certain angle. Thank you so much!!!! I will contact you again, as I purchase about one diamond per month for clients. "
-VERONICA STANWOOD WASHINGTON

5-14-07 On gorgeous 2.34ct GIA G VS2 round brilliant diamond that was also a HEARTS AND ARROWS!

"Hey Marty: Thanks again for finding me the BEAUTIFUL diamond, I can't wait until it's set in my ring. You saved me thousands of dollars, there is absolutely no reason for anyone to buy retail! Superb service and honest merchant, not to mention fun to talk to :) I would definitely buy from you again and recommend anyone to buy from you. If it's out there, Marty can find it! You made a believer out of this very very skepital buyer that has never bought online before! Thanks again! "
-JEAN IN TOMBALL TEXAS

5-11-07 1.37 GIA H VS2 EMERALD CUT, THANKS JOHNNIE J. FOR REFERRING YOUR SISTER WHO GOT THE DBS HOOK UP!!!

"We got IT!!!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks sooooo much for all your help. I will be recommending you to all my friends. We def. got the most bang for our buck :) PS: I will send you some pix! "
-JERI AND GLEN FORTH WORTH TX

5-9-07 I AM NOT A FAN OF EGL BUT THIS 3.26CT EGL I COLOR SI3 WAS A NICE NICE NICE NICE STONE! ASK LINDA IN PORT ST. LUCIE!

"Hi Marty, Just checking to see if you have any info on the egl certificate for 3.26 diamond. I would like to get it as soon as possible. Had it set and I am very happy with it. Thanks again, Linda"
-LINDA, PORT ST. LUCIE FLA.

5-9-07 REPEAT CUSTOMER IN IDAHO! ON 2CT GIA ASSCHER H VS GEM OF A GEM!

"Yeah Marty, I did get it and it looks great! Thanks for all your help"
-BEAU B.

4-22-07 ON RITANI "HALO" REMAKE WHICH WILL BE POSTED PHOTOGALLERY SHORTLY!

"Marty, the ring is stunning! Thanks for a great job on this! My wife LOVES it, and I just want to keep looking at it. The workmanship is really outstanding. My kudos to Amir. "
-GEORGE D. IN MARYLAND

4-19-07 GORGEOUS E COLOR SI1 CLARITY ENHANCED ROUND BRILLIANT SET IN PLAT TIFFANY FOR $9200

"Marty, I rec'd the diamond late yesterday afternoon. I had just had it appraised and I am SO PLEASED!!! I can't get to my bank b/c I am at work in Dallas and my bank is in the small town where I live over an hour away. I will be at my bank's doors tomorrow morning when they open to wire you the money. I will definately "sing your praises" and refer anyone who is looking to buy jewelry to contact you - you've been fabulous!! Monica Mitchell "
-Monica M in Wills Point, outside of Dallas Tx.

4-19-07 ON 1.42CT F SI1 ROUND GIA I HAD SENT FROM A SITEHOLDER IN INDIA AND SHIPPED THE DIAMOND FROM HERE TO ONTARIO CANADA-PREPAY. ALSO, IF YOU NEED A CAR IN ONTARIO CANADA, LET ME KNOW, I KNOW YOUR GUY!

"Hope its not all u won! Lol Thanks again... Its a little nerve racking sending money to someone you dont know...! Feel free to send my email or ph# along to people with the same fears i had... i will relay my experience. "
-FRED O. IN ONTARIO CANADA

3-21-07 WANTING TO MOVE UP FROM 1CT TO LARGER. PURCHASED FROM ME SEVERAL YEARS AGO...

"Thank you so much for all your help in answering my many questions. I appreciate the time you are taking to give me feedback. I know you are a busy man. But we have done business with you in the past, and trust the information, products, and pricing that you give us. So, I feel comfortable asking for your help."
-DANA

3-21-07 ALWAYS AIM TO PLEASE!

"Good morning - I received the eternity band and it looks absolutely fantastic. I appreciate your assistance in getting it fixed and am very happy to wear it again. "
-CHRISTEL AND TED IN NY

3-19-07 For anyone out there with this question... http://www.jewelersmutual.com

"Hi Marty, First of all thanks for the magnificent diamond you found, its is beautiful and is everything I could have hoped for. Second thank you for you amazing service, hopefully the financial situation becomes better after med school and I am going to need something to accentuate that ring in 2 years time, but rest assure just like David referred me I will refer anyone in the market for a diamond, indeed Kudos. On a last note, I had mentioned the possibility of having the diamond insured, but I failed to get the information from you on that company, we are going to turkey in a couple of weeks and I would hate for anything to happen. Once again, thank you so much hope all is well back in the states. Best Regards"
-G Morgan

3-16-07 SLACKING ON MY TESTIMONIALS, I'LL GET THEM LOADED UP, STARTING HERE! THIS ON GORGEOUS 1.53CT CE H SI2 ROUND SET ON TIFFANY LUCIDA PLATINUM RING

"Hi Martin, Thank you sooooooooooooo much, IT'S BEAUTIFUL! you rule. Tell Amir he's the man too! ~Kathleen "
-KATHLEEN C.

12-23-06 GIA .75CT AND .76CT G SI2'S IN SCREW BACKS PLATINUM!

"Letting you know I received the jewels and they look great. Thanks. Happy holidays."
-JEFF M. SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA

12-23-06 "GORGEOUS AS USUAL" FROM REPEAT CUSTOMER, MADE HIM A BEAUTIFUL PC THREE STONE RING.

"Recv'd it. It is gorgeous as usual. Thanks a million. Happy Holidays to you and family."
-JASON IN HUDSON OHIO

12-21-06 ON .60CT EACH GIA PRINCESS CUTS IN PLATINUM SCREWBACKS

"Hi, I wanted to take some time to thank you for the beautiful diamond ring I ordered from you! Unbelievable... that's all I can say. The diamond is breathtaking.... stunning! We recently had the ring professionally appraised for insurance purposes. The appraisal came back for $3000 over the total price I paid for! More importantly, my fiancee LOVES the ring and gets PLENTY of comments on it. Thank you for the excellent service, knowledge of diamonds and helping me choose the PERFECT diamond ring for her. The diamond/ring I received from you was far superior than any ring I saw at local jewelry stores such as Jared's, Whitehall, Mayor's, etc.. I will definitely tell people about you and your services. I am happy to say that I will continue using your services for my future purchases! Once again THANK YOU! "
-JEFF G ORLANDO FLORIDA

12-19-06 TOTALLY GORGEOUS 3.50CT I VVS GIA RADIANT CUT DIAMOND!

"Howdy Marty: THANK YOU SO MUCH. The ring is fabulous. I am in love all over again. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family."
-DOUG AND TAMARA IN SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA

12-16-06 THIS, MY ENGINEER WITH THE PICKIEST OF PICKY IN TERMS OF WORKMANSHIP, HANDLED! 1CT CENTER IN A RITANI "HALO" DESIGN, PICTURES ON FILE!

"Marty, I just got the ring this morning, and I could not believe my eyes! Being the anal retentive A-hole that I sometimes can be, I fully expected to not see all of the beauty, but to see some of the beauty and all of the imperfections. Well I've been staring at the thing for the past hour and can't see anything but the stunningly gorgeous piece that it is. Thank you very much for everything! I'm going to have it appraised today so Ill let you know how much you saved me $$$. Happy Holidays. "
-JOE A. IN PERRYSBURG OHIO

6-20-06 BACK FOR MORE!

"Hi Marti, my name is Damien XXXXX I bought my wifes engagement ring and wedding band from you about 3 years ago, She has a platinum cathedal set 1.02c round cut diamond J VS2 good dimmensions, I now want to get her a new wedding band for our aniversary in December. I saw this one on bluenile and I liked it, and I wanted to know what you thought about it going with a cathedral setting, how much it would cost, and how much detail should go into the diamonds of the wedding ring. Anyway I was really pleased with your service last time I bought from you and I hope to do so again. Thanks Damien"
-DAMIEN S.

6-14-06 ON SPECIAL ORDERED NOVELL GENTS WEDDING BAND

"Got the ring… I will show him tonight. Looks good to me. thanks "
-SMJ AT FED EX

6-14-06 YES, GET THE BOSS'S APPROVAL!!!

"Marty: I wasn't even expecting the ring so soon. Once again, nice work. I have the check stamped and ready to go, I am just waiting for approval by the boss (the future wife). I don't anticipate any issues. Expect the check to go out today. On another note, do you sell any Rolex watches. I am shopping around for a new Seadweller (black face and brushed stainless). My local jeweler is cutting me a deal, but I thought I would check with you. Thanks, Paul "
-PAUL G. IN AVON OHIO

6-12-06 I SPECIAL ORDERED A TREMEDOUSLY SHAPED 1CT HEART FROM OVERSEAS FOR HIM....

"Hey Marty just wanted to say Hi and let you know everyone loved the diamond. The buyer for the jewelry company wanted to know how I purchased such a great diamond...I told her I had the best in the business. LOL Take care John -----Original Message"
-JOHN M. MR. HOTEL MANAGER HIMSELF!

6-8-06 ON DIAMOND EARRINGS, 1CT EACH F SI2 GIA CERTED EXCELLENT TOLKOWSKY CUTS IN PLATINUM!

"They look great! Thanks"
-RICHARD B. REPEAT CUSTOMER OUT WEST

6-6-06 THIS ON A GORGEOUS PRINCESS THREE STONE LUCIDA STYLE RING!

"Paula is very happy with her 3 stone engagement ring and I am wondering if you can email us some examples of wedding bands that compliment this style of setting. Some people have suggested that a wedding band is not necessary with a 3 stone ring, but I thought you could advise and email images of available options. Thanks, Andy ps how about that revised appraisal with the paltinum setting value?"
-ANDY R.

6-2-06 ON BIG PRINCESS SOLITAIRE

"Just so you have my e-mail at work. Thanks for your help, Alan "
-ALAN D.

6-2-06 "GREAT DOING BUSINESS!

"Marty, I will have Donna overnight a check to you in the amount of $5850. It was great doing business with you! Rick"
-RICK O.

5-30-06 STUNNING! PERFECT! TOP NOTCH SUPPLIER! IT GOES ON, READ!!! STARTING HERE I'M GOING TO TRY AND LINK YOU INTO THE PURCHASE ITEM http://diamondsatcost.com/index.php?page=pendants&action=view&item_id=376

"Martin, Got it today. Absolutely stunning! Beautiful, perfect, more than I had even hoped for! I've got great taste, you've got an absolutely top notch manufacturer and you made the price right! The only problem is that I can't keep my eyes off of it, and I'm sure no-one else will be able to as well. She'll think everybody is staring at her chest when they talk to her instead of her eyes! Of course I'll get it appraised for insurance purposes when we get back from Anguilla but I couldn't be happier! Whatever are we going to do for our 35th?? When I get back and get it appraised I will give you the best testimonial you've ever had! I only hope she doesn't make me so tired, thanking me, that I can't get up for scuba diving while in the islands. Well maybe I CAN live with that! Thank you so much! Rgds Bill"
-Bill B on 15ct Tennis Necklace

5-26-06 NO PROBLEM ON THE SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT, BUT SAVED HIM BUNDLES ON THIS CUSTOM JOB!

"Marty, The rings looks nice. Stones are beautiful. Wife loves it. I'm so glad I found your web site. There is only one thing she doesn't really like. The thickness of the band on the back side. The top width is fine but she says it's kind of uncomfortable in the back. It does look a little manly. Did you get a chance to see the ring? Otherwise I'm not sure if I am explaining it well. Can the back be thinned out? EDITOR'S NOTE, RING DID COME OUT A BIT THICK, NO PROBLEM IN THE ADJUSTMENT!!! OK, I'M 98% PUUUUURFECT..."
-DENNY K.

5-25-06 ON A GORGEOUS 4CT CE ROUND DIAMOND FOR 20K.

"Hi Marty! Yes, UPS delivered it this morning, and Marty, IT LOOKS GOOD!! I think this is a match. The ins. is sending me a check for the 19G (they gave up on replacing it), but I don't want you to have to wait until I get their check, esp. since I'm leaving in the morning for 10 day trip. Let me know the address you want the check to come to and I'll get it out today. We'll worry about setting when I get back. Thank you Marty! "
-JULIE Y. MY 4CT QUEEN!

5-25-06 ON 2CT GIA RADIANT AND A TACORI REMAKE CHANNEL SETTING $24K

"It is beautiful….they just delivered it"
-AL C. IN NORTHERN VA.

5-24-06 WAS I RIGHT? NAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW, CAN'T BE CAN IT???!!!! LOL

"Hey, Received 2.0 this morning. Rick just got home...we both like the 1.70. You were right! Flying out to L.A. 7a.m. will call when we get to the west coast. Donna"
-DONNA O. IN FLORIDA AGAIN

5-24-06 I'M GOING TO START LINKING THE TESTIMONIAL WITH THE CORRESPONDING SALE/IMAGE FOR YOU! http://diamondsatcost.com/index.php?page=gallery&id=182

"The ring and accompanying paperwork arrived by FedEx at 10:30 this am... It is gorgeous and I am very please... I am sure Paula will be as well. Thanks for the great experience and value. You are now my diamond guy. Keep in touch, "
-A. REEVES

5-23-06 ON A GORGEOUS 1.70 D SI1 CLARITY ENHANCED DIAMOND

"Hey Marty, Just received 1.70. She's beautiful! I left a message on Rick's phone..he's in Ft Lauderdale. Are we still on schedule to receive the other tomorrow? I'm not sure what the arrangements were, but I'm just assuming we'll send back the one we don't want tomorrow before we head out to L.A. If this is incorrect, just let me know. I'll probably hear from Rick later on this afternoon. Thanks! "
-DONNA O. IN FLORIDA

5-22-06 HASSLE FREE!

"Diamond arrived as promised and appraised for considerably more than the price. Count me as a satisfied customer. I'm very pleased. Thanks for a very pleasant, hassle-free transaction. "
-MR. KABEL

5-19-06 HEY NOW, OF COURSE IT DOES!

"Yes it looks great thanks!"
-ADAM W.

5-16-06 BIG 2.20CT RADIANT AND A TACORI REMAKE RING!

"Thanks so much…this has been a great experience working with you"
-AL C. IN NORTHERN VA.

5-16-06 "SHE COULDN'T SPEAK FOR 5 MINUTES"

"Hey Marty, I’ve been meaning to email but the time has been flying by. I bought a ring from you back in March and yes, I am now engaged. When my fiance Brittney saw it, she literally couldn’t speak for 5 minutes, so I think we did ok! We’re now in the process of finding a wedding band to match. We saw one in the Ninacci catalog that had the 12 .03carat channel set diamonds which are the same size, but it looks like the metal is thicker on the sides of the stones than on her engagement ring. Her engagement ring is SKU #: PE163. It may just be the picture, but I think we would like to see it in person first. Any thoughts? Does Ninacci have a retail store? Also, is there an advantage to ordering this through you, or does it not make much of a difference on a straight ring? Sorry for all the questions and thanks for the help. "
-JEFF W. IN CA.

5-16-06 REPEAT REPEAT! ANTOHER HAND WRITTEN NOTE...

"MARTY, HERE'S THE CHECK FOR RICK'S RING. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP. YOU WERE GREAT"
-KARLA IN N. VA

5-15-06 ANOTHER BELIEVER IN THE POWER OF DBS! (HAND WRITTEN NOTE)

"HELLO MARTIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP WITH THE MARQUISE DIAMOND. I HAVE ENCLOSED A CHECK FOR XXXX, AS AGREED FOR THE STONE AS DESCRIBED IN THE ATTACHED GIA REPORT, INCLUDING SHIPPING. PLEASE CREDIT OR UN DO (IF REQUIRED) ANY TRANSACTIONS AGAINST MY CREDIT CARD. THANK YOU SO MUCH!"
-KENNY O. TUCSON AZ

5/15/06 Of course you did, didn't expect you not to!

"We have decided that we want to keep the diamond. Thanks for all you help, I will defiantly recommend your services to anyone I know looking for a diamond. Next year I'll be due for some diamond earrings or a necklace, see you then. Thanks again, Ashley "
-ASHLEY

5-12-06 HER LOCAL JEWELER SAID SHE WAS "PRACTICALLY STEALING THE DIAMOND"...HECK, I KNOW THAT, I DON'T CHARGE ENOUGH!! LOL

"I received the diamond this morning. It's beautiful, I have already taken it to the jeweler and he loves it to. He said I was practically stealing the diamond for that price. My husband will be in this weekend, I will let you know if I plan on keeping it for sure Monday. I really wish that I would have wired the money now, I'll be more trusting with you next time. Thanks for all you help, it's a beautiful diamond. Ashley "
-ASHLEY IN FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS

4-30-06 HOMERUN HEART SHAPE!

"Marty hope your son won the tournament. Got the diamond ....you were right this sis a homerun stone. Sarin was great and more importantly it has fire and marshas luvs the shape. Thanks for you help on this I will always recommend you to anyone. John"
-JOHN THE HOTEL MAN

3/14/06 I WANT TO THANK HAROLD FOR HIS SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY AND WISH HIM GOODLUCK AND GODSPEED ON HIS NEXT IRAQ TOUR...

"Yes I got the ring and it is very wonderful. Thank you for you and all of yor help. Hopefully we can do business agaain one day. "
-HAROLD T.

3-8-06 THIS WAS ON A BIG PRINCESS 3 STONE RING

"Marty, the ring finally showed up at work on monday, looks great... wanted to thank you for your help and effort!"
-MICHAEL G.

3-7-06 "LOOKS GOOD"

"Sorry, I meant to email you and got busy. Yes, I got the diamond and it looks good. I am proceeding with getting it mounted. Thanks for all your help. "
-SHARON W.

3/7/06 "WILL REFER WITHOUT RESERVATION"

"Hey Marty, I wanted to let you know that the ring showed up this morning and it is beautiful. Everyone in the office was is in awe of it. Thank you again for your help along the way. This was a smaller order than you are probably used to doing, but I always felt that I was receiving the same level of service and attention. It was certainly better than dealing with a local jeweler! I will definitely use you in the future and will refer people to you without reservation. I guess it’s now time to think about the big proposal. I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks again. "
-JEFF W.

2-27-06 ANYONE NEAR THE FORT MYERS AREA WANTING A GREAT INSURANCE PERSON, EMAIL FOR HIS INFO!

"Marty, I want to thank you for the time you spent on the phone with me this afternoon, educating me about purchasing a diamond for my wife of 19 years… You gave your time and advice without any conditions or any pressure to buy. That is such a rare service today. As a businessman, I know the value of time, especially time spent giving “educated” advice without any allusions of making a sale. I know from experience that is certainly the mark of a person who absolutely loves what they are doing. Even through call waiting beeps, you never put me on hold. You even gave me negotiating points to use with the diamond broker I’m dealing with in Bonita Springs, Fl… Certainly, this was not the experience I expected when I dialed your 800 number. Thank you so much. You certainly earned my recommendation for anyone looking for a diamond! I will be sending you a very good bottle of wine as a way of saying Thank you!.. PS: Please accept this as my authorization to use as a testimonial if you so desire (or any part of)… "
-TIM S. FLORIDA

2-28-06 GOT HER A GREAT 2CT PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND!

"That sounds awesome! Thank you soooo much, you have been great. I think we would like to pay some way other than credit card. What other methods of mayment do you accept? Im now trying to decide whether or not to use my original band or get a new one. About how much would you charge to set it in my original band? Thanks again Marty. let me know about the payments, and we'll go from there."
-ALISHA

2-2-06 THIS WAS ON AN OUTRIGHT GORGEOUS EMERALD CUT 20K DIAMOND!

"Hey Martin, It is gorgeous! Thank you, for making it so easy!"
-PAUL IN CALIFORNIA

12-16-05 BOUGHT .51 D INTERNALLY FLAWLESS HEARTS AND ARROWS!

"Hey Thanks for all you hard work. Your effort has been phenomenal. I want you to set the stone. You are the only person I want to do business with and trust 100%. So let me know how I have to ship it to you and I will ship out you on Monday. You are awesome I will come to you for all my needs from now on. In about a year I want to purchase a pink shapphire and diamond eternity band but that will be a talk for a later date. Thanks again for everything."
-PAUL AT AUBURN U.

11-19-05 IT'S BEEN 2 YEARS AND THEY STILL LOVE ME!

"Dear Martin, I just want to say how happy we are with both the diamond and the service that you provided. We've been married 2 years now and there is still not a week that goes by that someone doesn't tell me that they think my ring is beautiful. We refer people to you whenever we can wherever we are as we travel quite a bit. Thanks,"
-STEVE AND DEB R.

11-17-05 "ONLY NEEDED 35 SECONDS"...

"Marty, Picked up the 1.42 Marquise today and my jaw literally dropped when I saw it. It is absolutely gorgeous and far exceeded any expectations I had about what it would look like. I can honestly say I had not seen anything remotely as beautiful when I made the rounds of the retail stores. A seven-day return policy was way too much for me; I only needed about 35 seconds to know this ring was a keeper. I got it appraised immediately and it appraised for 34% more than what I paid for it, which made me even happier. The appraiser even remarked on the fire and brilliance of the stone and when I told him what I paid he thought I made an excellent deal. I now feel so stupid for my apprehension and worry about what this ring would look like. You were right it was a homerun stone. Thanks so much for all your help. You always made me feel like I was your only customer with your answers to my emails and I really appreciated you giving me phone numbers to contact you when you were out for the weekend. Looking forward to doing future business with you and recommending you to my friends. Thanks so much. "
-STEVEN K IN TX

11-16-05 "EXTRA EFFORT"

"Hi Martin; I received the 2nd diamond today; It is Very beautiful, (also faceted, as the first)...as you know they are pretty much a perfect match. They are perfect to go on either side of a larger diamond, to make a gorgeous ring. Of course I looked under a microscope to find the GIA inscription...is good security to have the inscriptions, to prevent future "stone switches" when a ring is serviced...(we've all heard those stories of the old lady who thought she had a diamond, just to find out she had a piece of 'glass'....) Now I will take them to a reputable jeweler copmpany to be mounted with a center (also certified and inscribed) stone (already purchased). Thank-you for your extra effort, and excellent communication and service."
-BARBARA M.

12-13-05 FROM LAURIE, MY OVAL QUEEN IN TAMPA FLORIDA!

"Well hello stranger! Sorry I haven't been in touch. Life has been a bit crowded. Guy I was working for (for over five years) was a bit of a fruitcake so I left about a year ago and went back into the car selling biz (which I did in the late '80s). Things have been a bit slow so funds are limited. . That's where you can hopefully help Scott (hubby) and I. His "mamo" (grandmother in NC) is a very terrific gal. Though only completing 6th grade, over the years she has held the family together - so on and so forth - you know the story. For some reason, at the age of 86, she has expressed a wish for diamond earrings. I have a feeling she's been watching too match Jewelry Channel on TV. Customarily, at Christmastime, her wish or wishes are ALWAYS fulfilled by Scott and I. However, they have usually been a bit more modest. This is more than we are in a position to chew because business has not been great the past few months. Marty, Scott will not accept less than F color/VS2 if you remember our scenario with "the oval." (More on that in a second.) I need total carat weight .75 to .80 round earrings that cost NO MORE THAN $1100. If by any chance we can come in lower, GREAT. Is this possible? If not, just let me know. Now, about my oval beauty. Surprisingly, I have not yet developed strained ligaments in the fingers of my left hand from lifting them to look at my ring 20,000 times a day over the past 2 years. Additionally, EVERYONE who sees my ring comments on how spectacularly beautiful it is (did I ever send you the picture I promised by the way? Whip me if I didn't!). I am pleading with you to help with this grandmother/ Christmas thing Marty because you made MY dream come true and I have never forgotten you for it. I think about you all the time and have told others about you (but being the schmucks they are I doubt they listen to me). I need you once again so I can try to make a person who is important to my husband and I happy. Can you do it? Lots of love and best regards to your lovely family!!!!"
-LAURIE IN TB.

12-12-05 ON 1CT TRILLION

"Hey Marty, The diamond is great ! Thanks for your help !"
-J. STANGLE

12-1-05 TYPICAL JEWELERS CHARGING $275 FOR A $75 ASSEMBLY JOB...WHAT CAN I SAY!

"Hey Marty: Wanted to let you know that assembling the pegged Cathedral mounting you sent for us to use as a temporary holder for the stone turned into more hassle than it was worth. We visited about 1/2-dozen jewelers and the cost to assemble and mount was, in all cases, in excess of $275. Seemed routinely expensive; however, it just didn't make sense to us to spend that amount of money for a short-term solution. We searched until we found a Tiffany mounting at Kay Jewelers and now have that beautiful 2.0 ct. diamond in a Tiffany mounting for sub- $200. Bottom line: Alisha will be sending back to you the ring components so be on watch for those. Bottom, bottom line: Alisha is grining from ear-to-ear as she proudly displays the stone! Do you have a status report and ETA on the Verragio set? Obviously, we're anxious to get the stone mounted in its permanent placeholder and can only imagine how beautiful it will look once set in the Verragio mounting. Regards, Jeff "
-JEFF C.

12-2-05 MADE EMERALD DIAMOND 3 STONE RING WITH GREEN EMERALDS ON EACH SIDE

"Thank You! :) The diamond is absolutely beautiful~ I love it!!! Everybody loved it!!! It's stunning and the ring is wonderful too. I hope I didn't offend you by telling you that the emeralds were a little rough. Thanks for your help!! Shannon"
-SHANNON

12-4-05 "BACK FROM THE HONEYMOON"11

"Marty, I just wanted to say hi and thanks for everything that you've done. My wife and I are back from the honeymoon and everyone still coments on her ring no matter how many times that they've seen it. You do a great job. I told one of my firends about you and I think they just got enaged after getting one of your rings. I heard that the young lady said "Yes" so it looks like a great match. I can't wait to see what ring David got his future wife. He said that the ring looks great and I'm glad that you were able to help him out. I'm sure that I've got a few more friends getting ready to buy some rings or what not. I'll make sure to tell them where I got mine from and show off Amanda's left and when they do. Just wanted to thank you once again and hope you have a great holiday season. BTW: I'm sure I'll be back to get a few more pieces. It just may be a year or two away. "
-CHEECH W.

11-30-05 MY MAN DWAYNE IS IN THE MILITARY SERVING IRAQ, HE PLACED THE ORDER FROM OVERSEAS AND I HAD IT WAITING FOR HIM WHEN HE GOT BACK FOR TGIVING BREAK

"Marty, She loved it! I must say I was a little nervous, but I got home and opened it...WOW! She was stunned! Reading the webpage, so now you'll mail me the certification or specs to the diamond??? Ill be home till Christmas and want to have it appraised and insured asap... We have both decided ALL our future jewelry needs will be filled by YOU! Thanks again, and let me know how soon I can expect the paper work. Again AWESOME JOB! "
-DWAYNE WHO MADE PURCHASE FROM IRAQ

NOVEMBER 2005 I HAD AN UNBELIEVABLY GREAT NUMBER OF RESPONSES ON MY COSTCO/ABC ANNOUNCEMENT. HERE ARE SOME, I THINK ANOTHER 13-15 DROPPED OFF ON MY AOL SERVICE, BUT YOU'LL GET THE JIST OF IT!

"Martin, Great e-mail I completely agree. will forward to all I know. JD wow man that was a shady report ABC did... you are right on (as usual) johnny j in texas You kick ass Marty! What a freakin' scam! Thanks for the info ... you'll always be our guy! Regards, Darcy and Scott Larson Marty: Got the diamond in last week and it looks great. I just need the actual EGL Cert for my insurance company. When will I be able to get it? Thanks and have a great day, Steve Parente Marty, Three years ago, I bought my future wife's engagement ring from you. I spent a long time researching diamonds and reputable diamond wholesalers. I came across your website and found that it was just what I was looking for. I picked a ring that I thought was nice from your wide selection. When I called you, you actually convinced me to buy a cheaper (approx. $400) and nicer diamond ring (better color, carat size, table dimensions)! I paid in the low $5000 range for the ring. When I got it appraised, it came back with a value of over $11,000. Needless to say, my wife loved it and she has received nothing but compliments on her ring (and a couple of jealous looks). I had been meaning to write a testimonial for your website, but I had just procrastinated. When I received your e-mail, I felt that it was time to write that testimonial and just say to potential customers of your company that you are 100% correct. I researched diamonds for 6 months prior to purchasing my diamond. One of the most common suggestions that I found from experts was that GIA certified diamonds were held to a higher standard than EGL and IGI certified diamonds. I found multiple websites that had GIA, EGL, and IGI examine a diamond and give it a rating. Most of the times the EGL and IGI certification was much higher than a GIA certification. Thank you for sending out this informative e-mail. I appreciate everything that you've done for me. Thanks and keep putting out the word. I know that I'll always recommend you to all my friends when they are looking for diamonds. Thanks again. Abel Ramos"
-THANKS TO ALL WHO RESPONDED!

10-12-05 HE SAYS IT ALL!

"Marty, In my last message I said that i wanted to withold my comments until we get it apprasied. Well, we have not had a chance to do it yet, but I can say it is a stunning ring! Everyone is impressed with the brightness and size of this diamond. It may not be the best under a microscope but with the unaided eye I must say that the diamond is brilliant! I am impressed! She is so proud of it too! I am still planning on getting it appraised but until then...I am extremely pleased with the rock! "
-AL H. IN MICHIGAN THROUGH TENNESSEE

10-12-05 READ AT YOUR OWN RISK, NO EDITING HERE ALLOWED!

"This stone fuckin rocks! And to think, some douche bag here in Dallas tried to get me to buy an EGL H color, 2.2 carat for 17,000.... This thing has a TON of fire; I'll take some high quality dig pictures for you when I get it set and email 'em to ya. I'll write an email of customer satisfaction if you need to post some more on the BBB site."
-JOHNNY J IN TEXAS

10-4-05 SECOND STONE HE BOUGHT, FIRST ONE WAS SEVERAL YEARS AGO, 1CT F IF GIA, THIS ONE 2CT H VS ROUND.

"Was going to send you an email today....Nice Job...it's beautiful to the naked eye - I haven't looked under the scope yet. Thanks for your hard work... Going to get it appraised later tomorrow. Once again, thanks!"
-MATT IN FAIRFAX VA.

10-3-05 ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM THE REPEATS!

"Marty: I bought a diamond from you for an engagement ring back in fall 2001. My wife absolutely loves it. Hope business is booming - still in Chesapeake? What do you have in ASSCHER studs - maybe .60 - .80 CTW with G-H and VS quality? Please give a yell... Thanks, "
-LARRY IN BOSTON

10-3-05 WOW, IN CABO? MAKES THE MORTAL MEN LOOK AWFUL! LOL

"Marty, Got the ring put together Friday afternoon and left for Cabo San Lucas on Sat. morning. She loved it! It looks great. One last step is to have the ring appraised for insurance and then I will tell you how much I like it! It looks like the jeweler has the mount very slightly twisted on the ring which I am going to get it back to him to fix, but other than that I was pleased with him and the work. Thanks for all your help! I will tell my friends about it, you can be assured of that! Al"
-AL IN MICHIGAN

9-26-05 1.56 GIA EMERALD CUT, JUST A GORGEOUS MAKE ON THAT STONE!

"Marty, Everything worked out GREAT! Thanks so much for all the advice. The ring is awesome, she was blown away and said "Yes." Thanks again, Eric "
-ERIC IN WASHINGTON DC.

9-22-05 I'M GONNA GET GREAT REFERRALS...YAHOOOOOO!!!!

"Marty, The ring just arrived and it is gorgeous! It is a very appropriate token of how much I appreciate what my wife has put up with from me for 20 years. Boy will she be surprised. Thank you so much. Your service has been fantastic. You will be sure to get great referrals from me. All the best, Barry Arlington, Va."
-BARRY J. IN ARLINGTON VA.

9-21-05 "LOOKS FANTASTIC"

"Marty The ring arrived today and looks fantastic. Thank you. "
-RUSTY IN MARYLAND

9-8-05 FOLLOW UP RESPONSE

"Hey Marty, Well Celeste absolutely loved the ring. Unfortunately the place I took her other rings to get a size for you were off by a full number. Her actual ring size is 5 3/8, not 6 3/8. Oh well!! Thanks again for everything. I'll definitely recommend you to all my friends and family! "
-Adam H again...

9-8-05 NOTHING LIKE HAVING ME DO A 1 WEEK JOB IN 2 DAYS!

"Hi Marty, I got the ring this morning .... it is everything I expected! Thanks again for all the coordination and work you did to get it to me ontime -- it is greatly appreciated. I'm sure Celeste will love it when I give it to her this evening. Thanks again, "
-Adam H.

9-7-05 BIG HUGS FOR ME AND LYN!

"Hi Lyn and Marty, I got the ring and it is truly stunning. In my previous marriage I had a much better quality 3.4 carat oval and about a carat an a half in two side stones and this ring is truly much prettier than this one. I will definitely refer my friends and family to you folks. I am thrilled with the finished product! Hugs, http://diamondsatcost.com/index.php?page=gallery&id=170 FOR THE RING IMAGE! "
-MICHELE IN GRANGER INDIANA

8-31-05 AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE FROM HIGH SCHOOL DAYS, ALSO IF YOU WANT A MORTGAGE LET ME KNOW, LOVE TO REFER YOU TO HIM!

"you would not believe how much she adores this ring......all of Cayman Islands (where she if from and we got engaged) are jealous,,,,great job, my man!"
-BRIAN W. IN VIRGINIA

8-20-05 NAW, NOT IMPOSSIBLE, YA JUST HAD TO LEARN THE FACTS!

"got it- looks beautiful and the ring lyn made is right on the money. I know I have been an impossible customer, but thanks for staying with me. Much appreciation. let me know how much I owe you."
-MITCH IN TEXAS

8-25-05 THIS IS A GREAT LESSON ON WHEN SOMEONE LOCATES A SNAKE APPRAISER...THE CREAM ALWAYS RISES TO THE TOP!

"Marty- I am dropping the check in the mail today, but what is the address you want it sent to? Also, go the ring appraised, $12, 648. Went to the AGS guy in Dallas, good guy. Also, got it appraised by a buddy of mine that owns a jewelry store and he said "Beautiful diamond ring etc." Lastly, got appraised on Monday by a JACKASS who said it was not the right diamond and the side stones were not good and the ring was only 90% platinum instead of 95%. He said he knew you, but then tried to show me an equivalent 1.5 H SI2. "
-MITCHELL IN TEXAS

8-24-05 "AWESOME!!!" SHE ORDERED A SET OF DIAMOND BANDS, BETTER THAN ADVERTISED!

"Hi Marty, hope all is well. I received my bands this morning and they are AWESOME!!! Thanks so much for all of your help. We'll be in touch! Connie Campbell "
-Connie C.

8-19-05 REFERRED CUSTOMER

"Marty, Thanks again for the help, you have made this a very pleasent experience. I was able to track the head you sent with the # you gave me. It is not here yet but looks like it should be here soon. Do you have a tracking # for the diamond or is it in the same package? AND: It made it and the diamond looks great! thanks again."
-MIKE IN MONTROSE COLORADO

8-12-05 I THINK THIS TESTIMONIAL SUMS IT UP...DON'T NEED TO ADD ANYTHING TO THIS ONE!

"Hi Marty, Hope you are doing good. Lyn called me yesterday and she is going to call me next week to talk about making a matching wedding band. I just wanted to thank you again for all of your help. You helped me pick out the perfect diamond and a beautiful setting to go with it. It is absolutely gorgeous. The quality of the diamond band was outstanding and I know you gave me a great deal on my heart shaped diamond. It looks huge on my finger. I would definitely buy from you again and to all of the people out there who have been burned on the internet like me I would truly recommend you. You are very knowledgeable about diamonds, honest and have the best prices on the net for quality diamonds. (believe me I checked around). I truly love my ring and am very pleased with this purchase. I wish you the best. Thanks again, Lori Pinder"
-LORI P IN NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

8-2-05 YEP, HOPE SHE DOES! LOL

"Received the ring and it looks great. Let’s just hope she likes it. If all goes well, I’ll get a hold of you in the future for the wedding band for her or maybe just some earrings or anything else. Thanks a ton and I look forward to doing business with you in the future. One question though, do I get the original certificates or just the photo copied sheets that came with the ring? Thanks again, "
-JOSH

7-28-05 GIA PRINCESS CUTS FOR EARRINGS!

"Marty, The diamonds arrived yesterday. They look beautiful - my wife is very happy! The jeweler is already working on making the earrings. Thanks for all your help. "
-KEVIN

7-23-05 HE WAS REFERRED TO ME BY A FORMER MANAGER OF MERKSAMER JEWELERS WHO I WORKED WITH AS WELL BACK IN THE DAY!

"Hi Marty - I got the rings. They are beautiful!! Thank you. "
-RUSTY IN MD.

7-18-05 "GORGEOUS"

"Hi Marty, I got my heart diamond today and its gorgeous. Can't wait to see it in a mounting. I love it!!! Thank you for all your help in selecting this particular diamond. I'm so glad I called you. Let me know what to do after you talk with lynn. Thanks, "
-LORI IN NEW PORT RICHEY, FL

7-1-05 THESE KIND OF TESTIMONIALS ARE WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT MY FRIENDS!

"Marty and David, Just writing to thank you for the beautiful stone! When I took it into a local jeweller for mounting, I expected them to be a little dismissive, especially since they run a radio spot warning potential customers of doing business over the internet, sight unseen. In my case, the jeweller totally gushed about the beauty of the stone. But then I heard exclamations of "Oh my God" repeatedly when she put it under a microscope. She had to set it on the highest setting, 10X, and then still had trouble finding the inclusions. She said it was an extremely beautiful cut and brilliance that is hard to compare, and that I did really well with you guys, especially sight unseen. There was no way they could match your pricing, and I'll be happy with it for years to come. The true test will be my fiancee, who I will present it to this weekend. But she's a pushover for this stuff, so I can't imagine she will be any less than thrilled. Thanks again, it has been a pleasure working with you guys. All the best, "
-TONY

7-06-05 MADE AN OUTRIGHT GORGEOUS 3CT CHATHAM EMERALD CENTER WITH GIA 3/4EM CUTS ON EACH SIDE!

"Marty- Sorry I didn’t let you know sooner-Ring is beautiful !!! Many Thanks- "
-STU S. IN EAST NORTHPORT NY

7-6-05

"Marty, Received my bracelet a few days ago and just wanted to let you know that it was just as georgous as I knew it would be. I know you appreciate hearing back from satisfied customers, especially repeat satisfied customers. I will share this story with you because you may appreciate it. We wanted to, of course, insure the bracelet. The insurance agent said we had to have an appraisal (even though we had the receipt) So I took it to the jeweler today (the one who made my ring from the diamond we got from you) He was truly impressed with the quality and the price. He then proceeded to tell me that he could only give me a replacement appraisal not a retail appraisal (whatever the heck that all means) which actually turned out to be more than the bracelet cost us. Hummm....then charged me $45 dollars for the appraisal....thought that was ridiculous....for future purposes is it possible to get an appraisal from whomever makes the jewelry for you? No wonder jewelry stores are a dying breed.... thanks again for your help and for providing us with the highest quality of merchandise at a very reasonable price, "
-CINDY Y, MULITPLE PURCHASER FROM DBS

7-6-05

"Marty, Received my bracelet a few days ago and just wanted to let you know that it was just as georgous as I knew it would be. I know you appreciate hearing back from satisfied customers, especially repeat satisfied customers. I will share this story with you because you may appreciate it. We wanted to, of course, insure the bracelet. The insurance agent said we had to have an appraisal (even though we had the receipt) So I took it to the jeweler today (the one who made my ring from the diamond we got from you) He was truly impressed with the quality and the price. He then proceeded to tell me that he could only give me a replacement appraisal not a retail appraisal (whatever the heck that all means) which actually turned out to be more than the bracelet cost us. Hummm....then charged me $45 dollars for the appraisal....thought that was ridiculous....for future purposes is it possible to get an appraisal from whomever makes the jewelry for you? No wonder jewelry stores are a dying breed.... thanks again for your help and for providing us with the highest quality of merchandise at a very reasonable price, "
-CINDY Y, MULITPLE PURCHASER FROM DBS

6-29-05 ANOTHER SATISIFIED CLIENT FROM ENGLAND!!

"Hi Marty/Lisa, A quick note to confirm I have received the ring over hear in the UK. My wife couldn’t resist having the ring early, even though her birthday is not until mid July. Needless to say she is thrilled with the ring. A big thank you to you both for your help in making her day. Regards "
-STEVE IN THE UK

6-29-05 FROM FUTURE CLIENT!

"Thank you for responding so fast. your being a huge help. So does your company do partial or full financing?"
-HAILING FROM PARTS UNKNOWN...

6-21-05 MOM WANTS A 4CT AND HIS WAS "GORGEOUS"

"Martin, Thank you for the follow up. She would reallly like to see 2 different stones so she can compare, however she really doesn't want to put that much ona credit card just to look at the 2 stones. If that is how she is going to have to do this then she will probably have to wait until the credit card cycle ends I am not sure. I will call you tomorrow when i get back from travelling and we can discuss all this and I have a few other questions for you. I hope all is well with you and again thatnk you for the 2 ct it's georgous. Warm Regards, "
-JD

5-30-05 "Thanks for continuing to be a knowledgable, responsive, and trustworthy source."1

"Also, at the local jeweller, I found a ring with the side stones already mounted for $750. I recall these stones were around a 1/3 carat each, but I'm not certain. The thickness of the ring should be fairly thin, like 3mm. If comfort fit matters in a ring this size, then I would go for it. The ring size is 5.5, and six prong is desired. If you can provide something comparable or better, please let me know. Thanks for continuing to be a knowledgable, responsive, and trustworthy source. "
-TONY

6-2-05 AFTER AN ADDRESS MESSUP BY ME...

"OK, I have it now. Looks good. "
-PETER IN DC

5-26-05 FOR ANYONE WANTING A CAR IN THE AUSTIN TEXAS AREA PLEASE CONTACT BRANDT AUTO SO HE CAN PAY FOR THE 3CT. OVAL!

"Marty, Everything looks good on our end so I believe she's a keeper. Liz and I are still discussing the setting/trillions so we'll get back to you on those. Thanks very much!"
-ALLAN IN AUSTIN, TX

5-20-05 1.12 AGS000 G SI1 GORGEOUS DIAMOND HE GOT!

"marty, received the diamond we discussed, had it looked at and mounted already.....very nice and thank you very much for your assistance and expertise....the ring looks amazing.... go ahead and run the card for the $1059 balance and please forward the origianl certificate to me. once again, thanks "
-LANCE IN GRANTS PASS, OREGON

5-18-05 REFERRED AS USUAL

"Marty - Looks great, we are very excited about the ring. I realized I never got the GIA certificate, so please make sure you include that in Peter's package. Also his last name is Hemsch (with an "m") so just make sure you spell it correctly on his shipment because the place he gets his packages is a little lame and I would hate for them to not know who he was because of a letter, but it could happen. Thanks much,"
-LIZ F IN CA.

5-9-05 THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE, LET ME HELP YOU!! LOL

"I got the diamond! thanks! I love it, and had it set this weekend. Thank you for walking me through the process! "
-MISS MOLLY IN FLORIDA ON 1CT TRILLION

5-6-05 ON 2.03 H SI2 GIA PRINCESS WITH OUTSTANDING NUMBERS. HE SPENT TIME IN THE DIAMOND DISTRICT IN NEW YORK AND FOUND THAT I KNEW WHAT THE HELL I AM TALKING ABOUT AND THAT MY PRICE STRUCTURE IS BETTER!!!

"everything is good thanks"
-TED IN CLIFTON NEW JERSEY

5-4-05 ON THE 2CT EMERALD GIA

"Hi Marty! I received the emerald cut a couple of hours ago and at first glance it looks great! Thanks for following through on the smaller diamond...we'll look for it tomorrow. Thanks! "
-WAYNE IN NC

4-28-05 ANOTHER SHORT AND SWEET TESTIMONIAL!

"Marty, Just received my diamond. I love it. Thanks for everything."
-JANET T. AT MARIST HIGH SCHOOL

4-27-05 I TRY TO SHARE ALL THE TESTIMONIALS I GET. THIS ONE IS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT AND APPRECIATIVE BY ME. 2 WEEKS AGO I TOOK AN ORDER ON AN ALMOST 9CT. TENNIS NECKLACE FROM A COUPLE IN THE WEST INDIES. YES! WEST INDIES! WELL, HERE WAS HER IMMEDIATE RESPONSE UPON PRODUCT ARRIVAL.

"Hi, Thought I would let you know that my necklace arrived yesterday. I am absoulutly delighted with it, must admit I was a bit worried about ordering on the internet but the quality is excellent and is even nicer than I expected. Over the years I have been lucky enough (due to a very generous husband) to aquire some very nice pieces and although I am no expert on diamonds think that I can spot good quality stones. I am absoulutly addicted to diamonds, dont like coloured stones, my husband brings me down to earth by saying they are only lumps of coal!! When I am in the market of adding to my collection I will head straight to your site,(am thinking that a tennis bracelet might be next on my list) I do have one but it is in yellow gold and my taste has changed to white gold. Thankyou for your very speedy and efficient service, and if I am lucky enough hope to shop with you again. Regards, "
-ANNE A. IN THE WEST INDIES

3-29-05 "it looks great!!"

"Hey Marty, I just received the ring today. It looks great!! I just have one question about the GIA Cert. The Cutting Style says "Square Emerald Cut." Is square emerald the same as asscher? Sorry if that's a common question, but I was just confused when I saw that because I was thinking it would say asscher. Thanks, Brian Lobb"
-BRIAN L.

3-29-05 'SMOOTH AND EASY'

"Hi Marty, I received all 3 diamonds (the small ones came on Saturday and I got the big one today). They are gorgeous! We love them and can't wait to see how amazing they'll look in my 3 stone ring! The next step is meeting with your contact here in LA to get the setting made. Please call me when you get back in town so we can move forward! Thanks again for all of your help making this so smooth and easy, and for expediting everything so quickly! I will definitely refer you to anyone I know who's looking to purchase diamonds. "
-LAURA IN HERMOSA BEACH, CA

3-25-05 31 YEARS IN THE MAKING AND THIS HAS TO BE ONE OF THE FUNNIER TESTIMONIALS I'VE RECIEVED!!

"Marty, Lynn and Aaron, I want to let you know that my German Jew husband said my ring "looks nice". You should also know when he saw the stone alone he said, "ALL that money for that?" Yet when he saw it in the setting completed by Ninaci and on my finger; he said; "that looks nice"! The looks nice" from my German Jew husband is a great statement of approval beyond his expectations. All of you must understand; the desires expressed by my spouse are understated. Yet I am so very happy that you were able to create the ring I desired...it really does not matter what the husband thinks. I have wanted this ring for 31 years!!! I thank you for making my dream come true. Thank you, "
-MRS. B

3-23-05 Always back for more! Gotta finish the thing you start!

"Marty, I purchased a engagement ring for my fiance in Sept 2004 and she loved it! We received at least 20 compliments on the ring and that's a credit to your service. Anyway, we're getting married in April and I need a comfort fit 4mm wedding band. Do you sell them in white gold? I need it in a 9 or 9 1/2. This is the style that I liked: "
-JEFF

3-10-05 WENDY RECIEVED A KICKASS PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND WITH 1.50CTW OF INVISIBLE SIDE PRINCESS CUTS. NO DOUBT THRILLED!

"Thank you, we LOVE the ring, it is gorgeous! I am very satisfied and impressed with the quality!!!!! I will be giving excellent referrals! Everyone at my work is impressed too."
-WENDY AND TOM

3-11-05 GORGEOUS PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND

"Marty, Got the diamond, looks great! As far as I can tell, it's white and clean. Thanks for the help and I'll be shure to passyour name along to friends. "
-BILLY AT PIGGLY WIGGLY IN NC

3-10-05 SHORT AND SWEET

"hi marty, i got it. it looks great."
-JUDD

12-15-05 OOOPS, GOTTA TAKE CARE OF THAT!

"Yep, I got it yesterday. It looks incredible!! Everything went perfect!!! Thanks a ton for all your help. Only one problem, Rafi said that the Platinum prongs that you sent him were meant for a round cut diamond and not a princess cut diamond. He said you would send him a set of new platinum prongs for a princess cut and he would re-set it for me when I come in to get the ring sized for Katie. Have you spoken to Rafi about that? How quickly do you think we could bring the ring to Rafi to get the new prongs and the ring sized? Let me know when you can. Thanks again for working with me on this. I couldn't have asked for a better diamond.....it's perfect. Talk to you soon. "
-JASON AT SAVVIS COMMUNICATIONS

2-12-04 "EXTREMELY PLEASED..."

"Hey Marti, I am extremely pleased with the diamond and would like to get a setting from you. Please give me a call when you get a chance. Thanks "
-KEVIN IN MIAMI

1-11-05 I EXPECT NOTHING LESS!!!

"Marty...Recceived the diamond, Chad just got it appraised and he now knows why I referred him to you! $9300 from the appraiser - he had to go to his car and show the appraiser the receipt as the appraiser couldn't believe what a great deal he got. Please email me a shipping label for shipment to Amir as Chad will send it to Amir today to have him set it. Can you let us know when we can expect to have teh completed ring back in hand"
-KARRY IN MINNESOTA

02-09-05 "PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS..."

"It was a pleasure doing business with you! Here is a caveat... I will be going out of town this weekend (unexpected, health crisis in family) and won't be able to pick up my package until monday. I am adding a rider to my rental policy, but am concerned about the covereage of the diamond until I pick it up. So, should we skip the 2day shipping or delay shipping? "
-SCOTT S.

02-09-05 "PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS..."

"It was a pleasure doing business with you! Here is a caveat... I will be going out of town this weekend (unexpected, health crisis in family) and won't be able to pick up my package until monday. I am adding a rider to my rental policy, but am concerned about the covereage of the diamond until I pick it up. So, should we skip the 2day shipping or delay shipping? "
-SCOTT S.

02-09-05 "PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS..."

"It was a pleasure doing business with you! Here is a caveat... I will be going out of town this weekend (unexpected, health crisis in family) and won't be able to pick up my package until monday. I am adding a rider to my rental policy, but am concerned about the covereage of the diamond until I pick it up. So, should we skip the 2day shipping or delay shipping? "
-SCOTT S.

1-6-05 MY CUSTOMERS ARE COMPELLED TO EMAIL ME ABOUT MY SERVICE. I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE THEM AND YOU!

"Marty,Thanks for getting the earrings here so quickly. They came before I shipped out for New Year’s so I was able to take them with me and give them to her before our New Year’s Eve party. She loves them. Thank you again for your quick service. I will always come to you first for any jewelry questions I may have. "
-ZACK C.

1-6-05 "SPARKLY"

"Hey Marty, THANK YOU -- I received the diamond -- it looks lovely -- very white and sparkly!!! I am off to my jeweller! Let me know if you received the bank wire ok as I have not heard from the bank manager -- I will try to call you later. "
-Jacquie

1-3-05 $3K 1.59CTW CE ROUND STUDS SET IN GOLD SCREW BACKS

"Marty,Thanks for all your help. The earrings were a big hit....she loves em!Happy new year! "
-BILLY C. LOCALLY HERE IN VA.

12-17-04 BART WAS ONE OF MY FIRST CUSTOMERS. AMAZING HOW HE CONTINUES TO SING MY PRAISES. TOTALLY APPRECIATE THE GOOD WORD!!!

"Jeremy, Below is the website I told you about which has great prices on Diamonds. The guy who owns the company is Marty Hernandez. You can call him at 1-866-588-7625 (I cc'd him on this e-mail). If you end up shopping around, I would suggest you atleast talk to him. I have had several of my friends use him b/c he has the highest quality diamonds for the best price. They compared the same diamond at several stores and with brokers and Marty always had the best deal. www.diamondsatcost.com "
-BART AT AMS

12-18-04 "IT'S BEAUTIFUL!"

"Received the Ring! It's beautiful! I received the Diamond Dossier for the center stone only .76 (report 13819728). Will you be sending the reports for the side stones? Thx again, "
-DIANA R.

12-18-04 "AMAZINGLY WELL!"

"Hi, Marty. The ring's on the finger and all went amazingly well! Thanks a million for the super fast and excellent assistance. You definitely pulled off a winner! Thanks,Pierre "
-PIERRE AT MY WIFE'S OLD STOMPING GROUNDS

12-21-04 "she said yes!"

"Marty, She said yes!! She loved the ring and the diamond. She wants to get it insured so I need the certification. I got the copy that you sent me through email, but I would like to have the original. Thank you for all of your help. "
-Scott G

12-17-04 Washington State is a big state for me.

"Hey Marty. The check went out in the mail yesterday. Thanks again for everything you've done for me. "
-Steve H. in Washington

12-19-04 "EVERYTHING LOOKS FINE..."

"Marty,FYI, I recieved my stone yesterday morning. Everything looks fine. Thanks, "
-CHRIS

12-21-04 ANOTHER SHORT AND SWEET ONE!

"Fantastic! Merry Christmas."
-JOHN G. AT FIRST MIDWEST

12-21-04 GOTTA LUV THE SHORT AND SWEET ONES!

"You the Man!!!!!"
-CHRIS (AGAIN) IN FLA.

12-21-04 The word "very" was highlighted in his original email!

"By the way, my friend Russell S. was very happy with the 1.5 ct Emerald cut diamond that he bought from you. "
-Chris at Tupperware in Florida

12-20-04 FOR YOU OUT THERE WHO READ THESE, I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. AMIR HAS DONE GREAT WORK FOR US, THIS PARTICULAR MOUNTING NEEDED TO BE REDONE AND AMIR WAS PROBABLY EXHAUSTED WITH THE XMAS RUSH. NO EXCUSES, THINGS ALWAYS GET TAKEN CARE OF. FIND ME A SITE THAT IS WILLING TO FRONT AN ISSUE. ONLY THE STRAIGHT TALK HERE!!!!

"Marty - Got my center stone re-set into a platinum solitaire setting. Everything at Ninacci turned out great; Lin and Peter were very helpful and provided great service. I will certainly contact them if/when my girlfriend chooses to get a pave setting. The old mounting is on its way back to you via Lin. Please fill me in on how you have recalculated things financially. Thanks for handling this in such an expedient and professional manner. Despite the very unpleasant experience with Amir, I am pleased with how things turned out. "
-ANDREW IN LOS ANGELES

12-21-04 Yes, the supplier would not send original certs until he could invoice them, I wanted to make sure you were happy which I know you would be! Certs will be mailed shortly!

"The earrings came today and look good. The last two times I purchased from you the GIA certificates were included in the package. No certificates were included with this package. Are the certificates being mailed later for some reason?"
-BOB IN ISSAQUAH WASHINGTON

12-14-04 Mail that check!!! LOL

"Ring looks good Marty! Could you send me an invoice for my records? You said it was $5199 set in the platinum. Also, what address should I mail the check to? Thanks! "
-STEVE IN CARMEL INDIANA

12-13-04 Message speaks for itself!

"She absolutely loves it. It looks great on her."
-Pike in N. Va.

12-10-04 F VS GIA CERTIFIED ROUND STONES FOR EARRINGS!

"Marty, I recv'd the earrings yeserday. They are really gorgeous. Just what I had in mind. I'll consider the sale complete when I receive the original certs. I know there is a lag time for those. Thank you very much and Happy Holidays to you and your family. "
-JASON H. REPEAT CUSTOMER

12-7-04 "she absolutely loves..."

"I was checking your loose diamonds on 1 stop diamonds. What color and clarity can I go with on the earrings? I don’t want to go crazy with this. I just finished paying off the engagement ring I bought from you last year, which by the way she absolutely loves."
-Jim E, always a repeat customer!

12-4-04 HAND WRITTEN NOTE WITH PAYMENT

"MARTY-THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE "RING "PART OF OUR SON'S PENDING ENGAGEMENT SO EASY AND VERY AFFORDABLE. THE MINUTE H TOOK HIS FIANCE TO THE MALL AND FOUND OUT WHAT SHE LIKED, HE CALLED ME AND SAID "MOM, THAT GUY WHO PUT TOGETHER GRANDMA'S RING-DO YOU STILL KNOW HIM?" OF COURSE, I CONTACTED YOU. I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE A PHOTO OF THE CREATION!"
-LOUISE IN VA.

11-30-04 "ADMIRED"

"Hi Marty, My husband, Rick, bought a ring for me from you a couple of years ago. It is truly beautiful and I love it. I can't tell you how many people have admired it! Anyway, Rick called you a couple of weeks ago and talked to you about our son who was going to take a ring set I have and turn it into an engagement ring for his girlfriend. After looking at the rings, he has decided to leave them in the original settings - they're probably antiques by now! They were his grandmother's rings (an engagement ring and a wedding band). However, they are not big enough to fit his girlfriend and need to go to a size 8. I know that sounds large, but that's what she says she wears. Also, the settings need to be checked and I would like them to be appraised. Do you do this kind of work? If so where should I send them, by what method, and how much should they be insured for? Thanks, "
-JANE IN NORTHERN VA.

11-29-04 "recieved as promised!"

"Marti: I received my mounting on Wednesday as you promised, it is beautiful, Thank You! I am waiting for the appraisal from you for our insurance company, or do I need to have it done elsewhere? I am going to be out of town for the next several days so you can just respond by email. Hope you had a nice holiday, I'm headed for Mall Of America! "
-CATHY H. IN OMAHA NEBRASKA

11-9-04 The loyalty my customers show says volumes of our established reputation, but these kind of emails always brighten any rainy day!

"Hello, Marty... Don't know if you remember me...I purchased a 2.10 oval and 2 pear shaped .75ct each diamonds from you 3 years ago for my Mom(living in RI); you had a jeweler in Beverly Hills, CA make a gorgeous platinim mounting. My son is about to become engaged and i told him he could buy from no one but you - not only do you have the best prices, but i know you are trustworthy. Of interest on your site: 1.02ct Princess F VS1 $4359.00 They want an 18kt wg or platinum mounting with 1/2ct trillions on sides. Please view mounting on www.diamond.com Setting # 1363 and comparable one in platinum Can you do better on the setting price? Thanks, "
-Louise W. in Alexandria Va

10-21-04 GOOD LUCK!

"Marty, got the stone on time yesterday. It is gorgeous. It appraised right at your 35% at $5000. Tonight's the big night. Wish me luck... I'll try and get your check in the mail today or tomorrow at latest. "
-L. SHANNON

10-19-04 THIS WAS TWO ASSCHER CUT DIAMONDS .68 AND .67 SET IN PLAT SCREWBACKS, WISH I GOT A PICTURE OF THIS SET BUT WE WERE UNDER A TIMEGUN...ALSO SHE SHOPPED THE DIAMOND DISTRICT, OF COURSE WE WERE THE CHOICE!!!

"Hi Martin, Rcv'd the earrings last week. They are beautiful! As always, it was nice working with you. Thanks, "
-CARRIE IN NEW YORK

10-18-04 "EXCELLENT!"

"EXCELLENT!!! Better than I expected. Thanks alot!!! The closing went as expected and I'm sure you know we are a go. Thanks again... "
-Brad B.

10-12-04 AS YOU ALL CAN SEE FROM THIS LIST I GET SOME PRETTY INCREDIBLE TESTIMONIALS. WITHOUT ANY DOUBT THIS IS A TOP 3, HAVE FUN READING. HIS EMAIL IS AVAILABE FOR CONFIRMATION, HE WORKS AT A COMPANY I WORKED AT...HE SHOULDA REFERRED WAYNE TO ME!!! LOL

"Marty- Just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for all the help and guidance through the BIGGEST step in my life. You are truly the gem master- and rest assured I’ll be sending my peops your way when it comes time to pop that question…. On a lighter note- we went to Las Vegas and for the proposal setting I had gotten primo tickets to Wayne Newton, then sent an email to him through his web site explaining what I had planned…. I inquired about a song dedication, and that was it. Well, we got a tad more than we bargained for- he STOPPED the SHOW and came to our table, gave me his mic and I got to ask her in front of over 1000 people!!! It was AWESOME…. She even said YES, can you imagine? :o) Thanks again bro- I’ll always know it was the ring that persuaded her! She said she’s never seen something so beautiful. "
-RICK AT GTSI IN NORTHERN VA.

10-11-04 "MARTY IS DA MAN" AND ALL I DID WAS COPY AND PASTE, NO EDITING HERE LOL...

"THABK YOU!!! Very Much!!! I was vey impressed of the delivery and your knowlrdge of leading me to the correct stone for me.I will call you tommorow to put the charges on a CC w/ a lower interest rate.Upon showing the diamond to my soon to be father in law's next door jeweler he said if he gets into the diamond business, he wants your store info.He also gave me a engaugement gift of of a setting and he will set the diamond for free as well.You have made this a very exciting time for me. Again thank you and I will call you to give you the other card number to charge. GOOD FORTUNE TO YOU !!!! MARTY IS DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!"
-ROBERT C. IN NORTH CAROLINA

10-12-04 HE BOUGHT A GIA 3.10 GORGEOUS DIAMOND...

"Are you kidding me… she loved it. Thanks again for your help. Were you able to send the appraisal yet? We need to insure it ASAP."
-VINCENT IN BARRINGTON ILLINOIS

9-30-04 ALWAYS COME BACK

"Hello Marty: Hope all is well with you, your family and the business. I am emailing to thank you once again for the excellent service you provided me when I purchased my fiance's Greg Ruth engangement ring 2 years ago. Well it's time to purchase the matching wedding band and I'd like to do business with you once again. Don't know if you have the model for the Greg Ruth ring I bought but I would like you to price out the matching diamond wedding band again in Platinum. If you remeber you were able to get me a great price by going directly to them and byuing it wholesale for me. I was wondering if you could do that again for me. Lets talk at your earliest convenience. My new work number is 212-XXX-XX75. I look forward to speaking with you again and doing business with you many years to come."
-NICK M. AT BAYSIDE NJ

9-22-04 'sure does look pretty'

"Hi Marty,Diamond has arrived!!! it sure does look pretty.....I have an appointment for an appraisal at 12:30 today. I will let you know A.S.A.P. thanks, "
-KARL S.

9-30-041 ALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR BACK FROM PAST CUSTOMERS...

"Hello Marty: Hope all is well with you, your family and the business. I am emailing to thank you once again for the excellent service you provided me when I purchased my fiance's Greg Ruth engangement ring 2 years ago. Well it's time to purchase the matching wedding band and I'd like to do business with you once again. Don't know if you have the model for the Greg Ruth ring I bought but I would like you to price out the matching diamond wedding band again in Platinum. If you remeber you were able to get me a great price by going directly to them and byuing it wholesale for me. I was wondering if you could do that again for me. Lets talk at your earliest convenience. My new work number is 212-xxx-xxxx. I look forward to speaking with you again and doing business with you many years to come. Best Regards,"
-NICK M.

9-26-04 CAM YOU FEEL THE EXCITEMENT???

"Marty... I GOT THE RING!!!! I've attached a pic of Steve and I from this weekend. The ring is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Thank you so much for your patience and help. I know that the retail value on this diamond would have been twice as much had we gone retail. I will be getting it appraised this week and will let you know what it comes out at. You definately have a lifelong customer with us and we will be contacting you again shortly for matching earrings. (think x-mas!) We will also purchase our wedding bands through you as well! It was such a pleasure working with you and we'll for sure be in touch real soon!!"
-REBECCA D.

9-26-04 "LOOKS AMAZING..."

"HI Marty, Diamond is set, it looks amazing. Thanks soo much!! When do I get orig. GIA report and receipt for stone????"
-Karl S.

9-8-04 Man I like being called "the man"!!!

"marty, i got it. you the man. i'll send you your two bands plus a check by friday at the latest. thank you. can you sen dme the appraisal you did?"
-GEORGE IN JUDICIAL DEPT FOR CT.

9-8-04 AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE TO THIS COUNTRY!

"just got the ring. AWESOME! everything i wanted, and the rock is great. im already handing out some of your cards. i appreciate it. thx"
-ASHER A IN US ARMY

9-13-04 "SO DANG PROMPT!" LOL

"Marty, it arrived. Looks fine by me. I'll be at home during lunch and will check it out real fast under 20X. I'm sure it's fine. Also, the original dossier came with it as well. I've never had that happen before, and not sure if it was a mistake. Plan on me keeping it, and know that I have the dossier already. Thanks for your help and being so dang prompt ! "
-TRAVIS K.

9-8-04 CONVERSATION WITH A PREVIOUS CLIENT ABOUT EBAY STUFF, YOU SHOULD READ THIS!

"In a message dated 9/8/2004 12:56:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, heartstringzXXXXXXX writes: Hey Marty! Guess what? ALL the diamonds from that seller I emailed you to check out mysteriously vanished/ were pulled? off Ebay; they are all MIA before any of the auctions closed... strange but true. There was one bidder who kept bidding really high on ALL the rings that were up; is that what you meant by a spotter? I mean seriously he had bid on 6 or 7 $30,000 -$41,000 rings.. How weird is that? If I want to go up to 2-2.5 carats in the future I will save my dollars and certainly will come back as a repeat customer to you!!! Thanks for being legit!!!! All My Best, MY RESPONSE: It should be outlawed on ebay but all they do is change their screen names. If I get a stone for 5k then the entire trade pays 5k for that stone. If the same type stone is listed on ebay, the question is "why are they gonna sell it for say $3k if the INDUSTRY pays 5k?" There is no logic to that. There ain't that kind of markup on this side of the biz...so what they do is have someone put automatic higher bids in so when someone actually bids on an item the auto bid kicks in to raise the price to next level, and continually do that until the price is higher than cost and 99.9% of the time certainly higher than what I sell these things outright at. MARTIN P. HERNANDEZ, PRES/CEO DIAMOND BROKERAGE SERVICE, INC. 1223 PACELS WAY CHESAPEAKE, VA. 23322 757-482-0040 877-267-0091 253-369-6474 FAX HTTP://WWW.DBSDIAMONDS.COM DBSDIAMONDS@AOL.COM"
-Suzanne-Marie

9-7-04 "EVERYTHING YOU SAID IT WOULD BE..."

"Hello Marty: We received the diamond on Saturday and it’s everything you said it would be. Esti sent the original GIA report as well, so I think we’re good. Thanks for all the help. Best regards, "
-BRIAN AT DELL

8-4-04 FOR ANYONE CONSIDERING BUYING A NEW CAR, GO TO BILL KAY CHEVROLET IN OHIO.

"Marty- My wife loved the ring. Thanks for your help. "
-Bill Kay

8-17-04 "you have been a big help to me"

"Marty, I will be doing the wire on Friday. I do not need shipment until next week. I would like to receive it on Monday or Tuesday. We are getting engaged on Sat, Aug 28. Thanks again for all of your help. I know it is your job, but you have been a big help to me. Thanks, "
-JUDD S. IN FLORIDA

8-16-04 YES, I HAVE A STEADY CLIENT IN MALAYSIA! HE ALWAYS BANK WIRES TO SECURE GOODS. FEEL THE POWER OF DBS INC!

"Hi Marty, thank you very much, my customr had received the stone for her wedding. Will communicate with you again shortly for other orders. By the way, can you quote me some 1ct sizes D-G VS1-SI1 and .20ct and .50ct G-I VS1-SI1. Regards, "
-HARRY IN MALAYSIA

8-24-04 THIS FROM JUSTIN AGAIN, WANTING TO REITTERATE HIS THOUGHTS!

"Marty, I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help!! The diamond is INCREDIBLE and I'm sure that the setting will be perfect too. I'll call you when I get home to give you my cc info. Thanks for your patience and your help. Justin "
-JUSTIN AT EYOUNG

8-13-04 "WANTED TO SAY THANKS AGAIN!"

"Hi Marty, I got the gia cert earlier this week and wanted to say thanks again. I was going to ask as well when I could be expecting the appraisal.I got the cards that you sent and when I hear of anyone looking for a wedding ring I will reccommend them to you. Thanks again "
-FREDDY D IN NORTH CAROLINA

8-23-04 GET THAT BALL ROLLING!

"Marty, Thanks again for the incredible diamond and for finding such an unbelievable price on the setting!! Did you find out how long it will take for the setting to be made/delivered? Also, if you could e-mail me the bill of sale for the diamond and forward the GIA cert to Demetri's address that would be great. Let me know about the timeline for the setting and we can get the ball rolling!! She wears a size 8 and 1/4 ring. Thanks Again So MUCH, "
-JUSTIN F. AT ERNST AND YOUNG

8-20-04 "LOOKS BEAUTIFUL!"

"Diamond looks BEAUTIFUL! Thanks! The ring size turned out just a tad too big though, can I easily get this tifany style re-sized at any jeweler? Thanks again! "
-DARIN L.

8-18-04 "LOOKS GREAT..."

"Marty, I just wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know I received the ring yesterday, and it looks great. Thanks for all your assistance. Also, I wanted to make sure you received my check. Thanks, "
-STEVE B.

8-18-04 I HAVE TO SAY THAT AN EMAIL LIKE THIS OUT OF THE BLUE FROM A PREVIOUS CLIENT REALLY MAKES THE DAY SPECIAL...NO PROBLEM CALLING ME MARK!!!

"Mark, You may not remember me from 2 years ago, but you helped me buy an engagement ring for my wife. I just wanted thank you for that. I have been advertising your service to any one that asks me about Diamonds. I pray that your business is well. I will keep you in mind for future anniversaries."
-LEROY D. JR. GSC RESERVATIONS MGR.

7-24-04 "IS JUST AMAZING..."

"Marty: I received the package today at 11:00am (pst) and the diamond ring is just amazing - she will love it!! Thank you for everything, I really enjoyed doing business with you and your bank. I appreciate your patience with the wire transfer/bank issue and please pass along to Debbie (at the bank) my sincere appreciation as well. Anyway, I will make sure to pass along to my friends your business cards, stay in touch and all my best to you and your family. Sincerely "
-John R. at hsventures.org

7-24-04 "THANKS FOR ASSISTANCE"

"Hi Martin, I have received the stone and a copy of GIA report. Please send me the original GIA certificate ASAP so that our business will be done. In the mean time, I would like to know that most of diamond jewelers offer a warranty for the diamond. If it does, please let me know in details. Again, thank you very for your assistance, I am looking forward to hear from you soon. "
-BRENDA T. IN FLORIDA OR LA, I GOTTA LOOK IT UP!

7-23-04 FOR THOSE OUT THERE WHO NEED APPRAISER HELP, GO TO HTTP://WWW.AGS.ORG AND THEY CAN RECOMMEND A CERTIFIED GEMOLOGIST IN YOUR IMMEDIATE AREA THAT IS ACCREDITED...

"Good Afternoon Marty, Thanks once again for a beautiful ring, we couldn't be happier. One thing though, we are having problems with getting the ring appraised. Everybody we talk to is requesting a some sort of certif., so I was wondering if you knew what I was talking about. If you did, would you mind emailing me the certif. and the receipt again...just for our records...thanks again for everything."
-ANDY S. AT US BANK

7-23-04 YES, I'M "DUDE" TOO!

"Dude, I got it. It looks good. When will I get the original cert?"
-R. GOURDE

7-8-04 SHE SAW A RING MADE BY "PRISMA", I ORDERED RING IN FROM SAME MANUFACTURER AND SAVED HER SEVERAL THOUSAND BUCKS TO BOOT!

"Marty! First a BIG THANK YOU for all your help. I just got the setting and love it. I can't wait to start wearing it. My husband is really pleased and will tell all his friends on Wall Street. I told him to get all our jewelry from you from now on. We are a customer for life! Thanks again for all your help, I will take a picture of it for you once I have the diamond set."
-KATHLEEN G.

7-7-04 "loved the ring"

"Marty, I hope you had a great vacation. Rebecca Loved the ring thank you very much!! She was shocked to see me show up in New York. Did I tell you the story? also Is this diamond laser inscribed with the GIA #?"
-Mike W. at Quest Communications

7-6-04 "LOOKS BEAUTIFUL"

"Marty & Amir, The setting came in last week and it looks beautiful!!! I proposed to my girlfriend on Friday night and she said yes! Do you guys think that we can make a wedding ban for her similar to the setting in a few months? I would like to get a platinum wedding band that has about 1ctw Baggett diamonds positioned in the same manner as the setting (except completely covering the top part of the ring where the mount sits on the engagement setting). Are you guys able to make a wedding ban like the one I have described? How much do you think it would cost to make? Thanks again, "
-CHRIS AT TUPPERWARE IN FLORIDA

6-7-04 Passing my name...

"Hi Marty, we are looking forward to showing you the final results of the ring! I cant wait to see it set in the mounting. We were curious however as to when we should receive the actual GIA cert for the stone. The appraisal went well and I see the check was cashed. Drop us an email or give us a call so we can know when to expect it. Thanks again for your kind service. We intend to pass on your name to anyone interested in their next diamond purchase.Till then, be well ~"
-Brian S and Gabrille S.

6-04-04 I'm a "master", now about that!

"Marty, I want to thank you for your hard work and patience with me throughout this process. The ring is perfect. You did a great job. I really apreciate your down to earth no hassle aproach, and your drive to get the best quality diamond for the most reasonable price. You are a master at what you do. Thanks again"
-Michael W.

6-17-04 DON'T WORRY, SHE WILL!!!

"Marty, the stone was delivered yesterday -thanks. Tonight I plan on showing it to my future finance, hopefully she'll love it. Today or tomorrow, if I can cut out of work a little early, I'm going to take it to an appraiser. I hope to have an answer for you by this Friday if its a keeper or not, I'm not sure if you are open on Saturday, so Monday at the latest. I'll make the bank transfer at that time. I'll let you know how it goes thank you again "
-SSA

6-16-04 ALWAYS GREAT TO GET EXCITED RESPONSES LIKE THIS!

"Hey Marty, That is awesome!!!! I think I want to go white gold, my sister in law had platinum and it got so beat up it looked like crap. I am pretty active and afraid I would do the same. Plus I can't see that big a difference for the price. This way I can say, look what a bargain I got, when from 1.7 carats to almost 5 for over $1000 less. Pretty amazing. Told lots of folks, maybe sending some business your way. Or if you want a sales associate in the south, let me know I could be a really proactive voice with experience we just had. I am going to be out of town for a few days, but will have cell and will check email. Thanks so very much, I guess you got check? "
-STEFANIE IN COLLEGE STATION TX

5-21-04 REPEAT REPEAT REPEAT

"Hi Marty, Susan got the rings from Amir this AM- I think she's very happy; I'll get to check them out later this afternoon. For the total amount (2400 + 125- pls confirm) Do you want to do a cc charge, or does it save you a few percent in transaction costs if I mail you a check? Let me know you preference. You could also do me one more favor- Amir replaced the nice black velvet ring box you gave us (guess I should not have sent it in) with ones not as nice- could you send me 2 of the nice ones for the rings? I'm still trying to decide on a band for myself. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for all your help as usual, Best Regards, "
-STUART

5-21-04 "it is awesome!"

"got the ring, and it is awesome! like i said earlier, i'll send you out an additional check once i get paid again. later."
-STAN R.

5-19-04 "BEAUTIFUL"

"I just recieved the ring it's beautiful. Thank you very much. Do you have the original GIA certificate? Thank you again and I will refer you to everyone. Sincerely, "
-Marissa M.

5-12-04 "Thank you"

"Martin, Thank You for taking the time to respond as I know that you must be extremely busy and Thanks for the suggestions. Now I'm going to sound like a total yahoo for saying this but the girlfriend has changed her mind on me and has decided that she would rather have a solitaire instead of the three stone (past-present-future). I have told her that she will get a solitaire and that is the final choice. :-)"
-ALBERT

4-26-04 THIS WAS A MONSTER PRINCESS CUT, ONE OF THE BEST AROUND!

"Marty, Got the diamond on Friday and it is a nice one. It checked out with the appraisal as well. I intend to keep it. I did not get a copy of the original certificate. When will I get that? Thanks, "
-LELAND IN NORTHERN VA.

4-23-04 DIAMOND OF DREAMS!

"Hi Marty!! I have the tracking #'s for your 2 packages shipped USPS today 04/23/04 [1] Registered Insured RR083759879US Delivery confirm. #03033430000043776117 [2] Music boxes Priority Insured Delivery Confirm # 03020980000370438276 Please can you have Amir send me the original GIA report? Please can you let me know when the 2 packages arrive? Please let me know how your wife and 2 daughters like their special musical jewelry boxes? Thank you Marty for finding the stone of my DREAMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most Respectfully With Thanks and Gratitude, "
-SUZANNE

4-13-04 SHORT AND SWEET! $45K PLUS SALE

"Got it! Looks sweet! Thanks a ton! JE"
-J ENOS IN CALIFORNIA

02-16-04 WOW, I'M RIGHT AGAIN! ACTUALLY NOTHING UNUSUAL ABOUT THAT, OF COURSE MY WIFE WOULD DISPUTE THAT!!!

"Marty, This afternoon the HUGE stone arrived. You are so right. This is what we were looking for. Its so beautiful. Brilliant is more like it. The check is in the mail, Express Mail #, ER 455504661. Thanks...."
-Lynn H.

2-10-04 TESTIMONIALS LIKE THIS ARE A JOY TO READ...

"Marty-Mark and I were engaged on at night and even though I knew about the ring the engagement was a complete surprise. The RING is truly beautiful I can't thank you enough for all that you did. I gave a few of the brokers in my offfice your website address. Everyone that sees the ring can't believe how beautiful it is. I can't wait to see waht the matching wedding band will look like. I LOVE that no one has a ring like mine and my wedding band will be an orig. as well. We have tenitivly set the date for 10/22/05 so we will stay in touch about the bands and of course I hope that the ring brings you TONS of business Although I know the ring will speak for itself. Thanks again so much "
-Karen in Texas

2-11-04 "SHE LOVES IT"

"Thanks Marty, Turns out she loves it just the way it is. "
-DAVE B IN NC.

2-11-04 SHORT AND SWEET MESSAGE, POINT MADE!

"Received the ring—looks great."
-MICHAEL N. BOSTON, MASS

2-2-04 "IMPRESSED"

"Howdy, I got it and I have to say I am impressed, you did deliver, thanks so much, I'll let all my friends know about you and let you know when I need those ear rings and and necklace. Thanks"
-VAN

1-31-04 ANOTHER GEMDEALER USING DBS FOR SOURCING!!

"Hello Marty, I received the diamond and I was very pleased. I'm waiting on my customers approval. They should receive it on Wednesday. Thanks again Marty. I hope we do this again soon. "
-STEVE C. IN BATON ROUGE, LA

1-27-04 "SHIMMERING LIKE CRAZY WITH JUST THE DULL OFFICE LIGHTING..."

"Yo, just an FYI, I got the package today. It was held up 1 day due to weather, I was tracking it all along. Anyway, it is AWESOME!!! I am happy and I KNOW she will be. I have it here in my office and it is shimmering like crazy with just the dull office lighting. Very nice stone! Thanks for the good service, I'll see if I can hook you up with any referrals. I may be back for a wedding band for myself. Later;"
-CHRIS M IN NORTHERN VA.

1-26-04 "IT WAS EXCELLENT..."

"i am on a trade show floor in long beach, ca. i will be back in the office and send the wire first thing tomorrow morning. i was able to see the stone on saturday night and it was excellent. thank you so much. i will try to get you more business in the future."
-JACK

1-24-04 "I'M SURE SHE'LL LOVE IT"

"Marty, I got the ring, it looks great. Karen liked the picture, and when I give it to her (the right time & place) I'm sure she'll love it. You're right, we'll be recommending you to everyone. Thanks. "
-Mark in NJ.

1-23-04 "PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS"

"Pleasure doin business with you! I may be back to you for a Wedding Band. I will refer friends to you as much as I can. Later "
-Chris M.

1-6-04 NOW CHECK OUT THIS TESTIMONIAL!

"Marty, I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful diamond that you sold me. It was a great pleasure doing business with you. I was a little apprehensive of buying a diamond over the phone sight unseen, but you explained everything so well and it all turned out to be just as you said. It was difficult to buy a diamond from London, have it shipped to Oklahoma, and for me to go off a jeweler, not having seen the diamond myself, and not seeing it for 3 months. I am extremely happy with the transaction. The GIA cert, was a little slow, but it doesn't matter, it got there eventually. I will definitely recommend your site to anyone that is in the market for a diamond!!! Thanks again, "
-Jimmy (London, England)

1-05-04 REPEAT CUSTOMER...

"marty, Hope that you and your family enjoyed the holidays. The ring was a big and hit and I apprecite your help. What is the game plan on the rings that I sent you? Once again I thank you! "
-BOBBY IN N.C.

1-3-04 APPRAISER SAID IT IS ONE OF BEST CUTS HE'S EVER SEEN...OF COURSE IT IS, THAT IS HOW I OPERATE!

"Hi! Thanks for the fabulous ring..... Matt popped the question New Year's Eve and I LOVE IT!! I just got back from having the ring appraised for my home owner's policy and it came in at $9,000!!!!!! As you probably remember this is almost twice what we paid for it - THANK YOU SO MUCH. The appraiser had to ask where I got and how much I paid for such a stunning diamond with one of the best cuts he'd ever seen. He said I never would have found something like this in my local jewelry store, let alone for the price we paid. Again, thank you thank you - you've put Matt's mind at ease about buying things over the internet. His chin hit the ground when I told him it was worth $9k. I have an idea what I want for the wedding band so hopefully you can help us out with that, too. Thanks!!"
-ELISHA AND MATT

12-25-03 "DIAMOND AND RING WERE PERFECT"...DID ONE EXPECT LESS? NOT I !!!!!

"Hey Martin, The diamond and ring were perfect. I will have a check in the mail on 12/27/03. I was wondering if I should have the ring appraised and insured? Please advise. Thanks Again, "
-ALEX

12-23-03 "EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED!"

"I want to thank you, Marty, for sending a quite lovely setting. It's exactly what I wanted. Now, to find a jeweler who can make this work for me! Good luck in your business. I shall spread the word, and perhaps we will do business again! Happy Holidays. Very sincerely,"
-NEOLA B. IN WINSTON SALEM, NC

12-23-03 SHORT AND SWEET, EH?

"Necklace looks great! "
-JP, DOCTOR

12-23-03 JUST A SIDE NOTE JOKE, WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS FED EX WITH UPS? FEDUP. NO DOUBT!!!

"I got the rocks! I was starting to get a little nervous. J Have a great holiday with your family! Regards, "
-TREVOR, SR. INVESTMENT ACCT MANAGER

12-11-03 "COULDN'T BE MORE SATISFIED WITH THE STONE AND YOUR COMPANY!" (EDITORS NOTE: THERE IS AN OUTFIT NAMED DAVID ATLAS IN PA. THAT WILL DO INDEPENDANT VERIFICATION OF STONES, I LEFT CHRIS EMAIL ADDRESS ON THIS TESTIMONIALS IN CASE SOMEONE WANTS TO EMAIL ABOUT THEIR SERVICE)

"Martin, Thank you for all of your help. The appraisal and Certification went VERY WELL with Atlas. I am arranging for a bankwire of funds to your account. It should be there by noon tomorrow. If not, please, give me a call (Once you have verified everything, please, email Christian and let him know that you have been paid. He can not release the stone to me until you let him know that you have full payment. His email address is chrisd@gemappraisers.com Thank you again for all of your assistance - I couldn't be more satified with the stone and your company! Best Regards, "
-GLEN M.

12-10-03 ANOTHER CANADA CUSTOMER!!

"Hey Marti, I just received the delivery. They look great, thank-you very much. A quote here was at least US$1500 more for the three, and that was only a F-G SI2 centre stone compared to the D SI1. Thanks again. "
-Jonathan.

12-23-03 I MADE HIM LOOK GOOD! HE GOT A 2.12 WITH A .73 AND .77 EMERALD CUT ON EACH SIDE...HE PICKED THE STYLE OUT!

"Linda loves the ring. Thanks for making me look good. Happy Holidays. "
-MARK F.

12-22-03 "DIAMOND LOOKS GREAT"

"Martin, I receive the ring.................the diamond looks great, I have a appraisal setup for Saturday I will let you know how it goes. I'm sure my wife will be floor when she see's it. Thanks for all your help. "
-Aidan

12-19-03 "THANKS A MILLION"

"Everything is great Marty – thanks a million for your help. The ring looks awesome. I’ll be sure to send my other friends your way when their time comes. The only thing I was wondering about is when the original GIA cert. will be available to send over to me. This one was a color copy. Thanks again and happy holidays!"
-MIKE

11-28-03 ARE THEY BIG ENOUGH???

"You're the best! Will anxiously await delivery today (yes I'm working the day after Thanksgiving). Will inspect the little beauties and EMAIL you back the verdict. Only concern: will they be BIG enough? My husband is starting to think it may be worth it to spend a bit more to get a bit larger side stones but we will see how these look in relations to the 1.5 and go from there! Hope your holiday was great. My stomach is still feeling the effects! Luv, "
-LAURA IN FLORIDA

11-26-03 "REALLY BEAUTIFUL"

"Thanks Marty! We just got it. It really is beautiful. All the best and Happy Thanksgiving."
-JIM W. AT CHEP.COM

11-26-03 HE KNOWS SHE'LL LOVE THEM, OF COURSE SHE WILL!

"Arrived this morning! Thanks Marty, I know she'll love them. Let me know if you come across leverback white gold settings that have the same shape."
-PETE @ IBM GLOBAL SERVICES

11-21-03 STUNNING!

"The RING is stunning many thanks-- will do business again soon"
-SABRINA AT PRICE-WATERHOUSE-COOPER

12-17-03 LOOKS NICE!

"Looks nice! Do you have the ring now? I will try and electronically send you the payment tomorrow. If for some reason that gets too hard I will send a Cashiers check via FEDEX."
-ROBERT "IN THE NAVY"

12-16-03 HE'S A BUSTIN MY CHOPS!

"Got it -- looks nice! Check will go out tomorrow -- forgot my checkbook today. One thing, and I'm not kidding, the business cards / magnets / pens you sent cheese up your image. I understand the idea of premiums, get the name in front of someone, yadda yadda, but those are not your image. The black magnets, throw them all out right now. NOW. The cheesy pens, put them in your office for you to use. The card? Get a much nicer / classier picture -- seriously -- I think a little more towards image will help you. If a buddy showed me your card, I would not think twice about it. You want more of a Tiffany's class look to it. Just one mans opinion."
-MARKY MARK MARK

11-25-03 "THANKS AGAIN"

"Yes, for now. It's actually an engagement diamond. She's not sure what kinda band she wants. We will check out your site (diamondatcost.com) for bands soon.Thanks again for all of your help and advise. "
-JIM AT CHEP (EQUIPMENT POOLING SYSTEMS) ORLANDO

11-21-03 ABSOLUTELY AN H AND A, GIA DOES NOT INDICATE THAT ON THE CERT...

"Martin, I got the ring. Thank you. By the way, I looked at the certificate and it didn't say H&A but this is the H&A diamond, right?"
-OX AT USONCOLOGY IN TX

11-18-03 REPEAT CUSTOMER, FIRST A 2 CARAT ROUND, NOW A 1.5 EMERALD CUT WITH 1/2 MOONS, CUSTOM JUDITH CONWAY DESIGN. I WILL UPDATE THIS AND LINK TO PHOTOGALLERY WHEN I LOAD UP.

"I just got home and the fabulous surprise was waiting for me. It is absolutely beautiful and fits perfect. Thank you so much! Can you email another fed ex label and I'll drop the final check to you or I can just drop it in regular mail - whatever you prefer. I assume when you receive the balance you will send out the original GIA certificate for the center stone? Thanks again Marty. As usual it's been a pleasure doing business with you! "
-KARRY AND ERIC IN MN

11-18-03 PLENTY OF ROOM ALL OUT THERE...

"Hey Marty! How are you? Looks like you're doing great. You probably don't remember me, but I bought a diamond from you back in 2000, and it was terrific...'it' meaning the diamond and the whole "shopping" experience. Just wondering if you happen to be looking for regional reps (in the Midwest). Probably not, since you keep costs low by taking out any middlemen. But, in case you are, please keep me in mind. I'd love to help you out. I don't know much about jewelry (I'm an engineer...go figure) except for what I learned about the four Cs on the internet. Hope you have some relaxing holidays."
-Justin C

11-10-03 BIGWIG AT THE JIMMEL KIMMEL LIVE SHOW

"Fantastic!! Asked her this weekend. She said yes. Thanks for everything, she loved the ring."
-TONY AT ABC

11-10-03 STRIKING AND BEAUTIFUL...

"Marty & Amir, Thank you for all your efforts; the ring is striking & beautiful, and Susan loves it ! Best Regards"
-STUART

9-15-03 SUCH KIND WORDS FOR DBS!

"In these busy times, sometimes we forget to take a moment and thank those that have offered superior service - especially for a high end purchase. Thanks so much for all your help and patience in working with me to find just that "right" diamond. what can I say - it is gorgeous! To say you are responsive and honest is putting it mildly. I took the diamond to a gem lab - they do not sell or buy jewelry - all they could say is "wow" - you would have spent at least three or four times more for an equivalent stone. He had also said that about eight or nine good jewelers have gone out of business in the greater Seattle area because of the internet - they just can't compete! When I took the diamond to my jeweler, he tried to find something wrong but he couldn't. What can one say about a 1.5 carat VS2, E color, princess, very good cut and polish! He wanted a few days to try to find an equivalent stone but he couldn't. He did provide the setting which is also beautiful. I can't say thanks enough! You're the best and we'll be back for more. "
-DEBBIE IN SEATTLE, WA.

11-19-03 OF COURSE IT IS A KEEPER...

"Hi Marty, Got the 1.5 8.80 x 6.65 stone from the Chicago boys this morning. It's a beauty with a slight bow tie (so they weren't totally accurate when they claimed it didn't have one). The bow tie is not as pronounced as the other stone so hopefully Scott will not object to spending $1200 more for a stone that still has one and is VS2. GIA is really pushing the VS2 rating on this stone because there are SEVERAL flaws/inclusions - but who am I to question? One more than it has and it probably would have been rated SI1. However, the stone is a real sparkler and the color is great as is the shape. I'll try to get by the "expert" in the next two days for his read on the stone. Thank you for all your patience and help. It looks like this may be the one (at least if I have anything to say about it!). "
-LAURIE IN FLORIDA

9-17-03 FOLKS, WAS HE CRAZY?

"Dear Martin I will have to go to a couple of stores to look at total carat weights as I dont have any idea how much to go with. I will be in touch once I know exactly what I want. Thanks for the fast response! I bought my wifes engagement ring from you a couple of years ago and I see your service is still as prompt as it was then. I did have some people thinking I was crazy ordering an expensive 1.3ct diamond over the internet rather than from a traditional store. However, when they see the diamond at the price they see why I ordered throigh you. When my wife gets the diamond cleaned the people at the store often check to see if it is real as it is flawless in the center area, with just a small flaw on the outside (covered with a prong from the setting). This always makes my wife feel good when the store people comment on what a beautiful diamond it is! Regards"
-Robert G.

11-24-03 "Thank you SO MUCH for your patience and assitance..."

"Hiya Marty! First things first. How did your son do in his black belt competition? I'm sure if he's half as intense as you he did just fine! Well, the "big bucks" should be in your mailbox today. Sent the check out Priority on Saturday first thing in the a.m. They said it should arrive today. Thank you SO MUCH for your patience and assistance. Now I need your help once again. I want to find two stones to surround the beautful center stone with. Because we found such a winner this is proving to be a problem. My original thought was .50 to .75 carat trillions but apparently these are a bit beyond my budget (unless you can perform some miracle and find me some bargain in the colorless range (E,F). I would also accept .33 to .66 ovals of the same grade (E,F VS1 to VS2). I am once again, if considering ovals, looking for lack of bow tie, good quality on a pauper's budget. The trillions were my first choice because I thought I could get more stone for the money but apparently they have shot up in price recently. Can you help me? Fondly, Your cheap, but loyal customer "
-LAURIE IN FLORIDA AGAIN

8-2-01 WE ARE FASTER THAN SOME PIZZA DELIVERY PLACES! I LOVE THIS ONE!

"THANK YOU DBS!! A little history on my quest for the perfect diamond ring. I went into the brick and mortar stores on and off for four months looking for the best deal on an engagement ring. To my surprise, buying a diamond started feeling a lot like dealing with a used car salesman. They answered every question I had with wonderful enthusiasm: "You don't need a certified diamond", "Certified, absolutely we have certified." Our diamonds are certified by ABC,DEF,GHI,JKl, or any other three letter abbreviation you need. At one point, I looked at a diamond that had so many inclusions I thought it was a snow globe. If I asking about depth% and length to with ratio, they strangely look at me like I was from another planet and they didn't have what I was looking for. So I turned to the internet to see how prices compared. After a little searching, I came across DBS and was pleasantly surprised at the prices and huge selection when looking at high quality diamonds. I was looking for a 1ct diamond, D or E in color, VS1 to VVS2 in clarity. DBS was $2900 cheaper than the most respected jeweler in St.Louis for the 1.01 GIA CERTIFIED E VVS2. I ordered the stone on 7/29/03 and received it 8/1/03, that's faster than some pizza delivery places. I took it to my local GIA certified Jeweler the same day and he confirmed the diamonds quality. Its a little uneasy spending thousands of dollars over the internet, but after seeing the quality and prompt service, not to mention the savings, the Diamond Brokerage Service was definitely the right choice. I look forward to telling everyone where to go to get a great deal on a diamond. Again, Thank you "
-G.Garland

JUNE 12TH LETTER TESTIMONIAL HENNING AND KEEDY, P.L.L.C ATTORNEYS AT LAW KALISPELL, MT.

"DEAR MARTY, THIS LETTER IS WRITTEN TO PROVIDE MY HEARFELT THANKS FOR YOUR ASSISTANCE IN PURCHASING THE DIAMOND SOLITAIRE AND WEDDING BAND TO CELEBRATE OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME RESEARCHING DIAMONDS AND THE DIAMOND BUYING PROCESS BEFORE PURCHASING A LARGE DIAMOND. I WAS VERY NERVOUS ABOUT MAKING SUCH A SUBSTANTIAL PURCHASE FROM AN INTERNET VENDOR BUT YOU PROVIDED SUFFICIENT GUARANTEES THAT I DECIDED TO TAKE A CHANCE ON AN INTERNET TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE. I DECIDED TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU INSTEAD OF OTHER INTERNET VENDORS DUE TO YOUR TREMENDOUS CANDOR. AT MY REQUEST AND DUE TO A SLIGHTLY BETTER PRICE STRUCTURE, WE AGREED TO IMPORT A DIAMOND FROM OVERSEAS. AT THE TIME, YOU EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THE PROCESS WOULD BE A LITTLE MORE TIME CONSUMING BUT I DECIDED THE PRICE SAVINGS WAS WORTH THE SLIGHT DELAY. AS INDICATED UPON OUR RECEIPT OF THE STONE WE DISCOVERED THAT THE SMALL FLAW WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE SURFACE THAT IT WAS SLIGHTLY VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE IF HELD AT JUST THE RIGHT ANGLE. MY WIFE WAS NOT SATISFIED WITH THE STONE SO IT WAS WITH GREAT TREPIDATION THAT I CALLED YOU TO SEE IF THERE WOULD BE ANY "CUSTOMER SERVICE" IN THIS INTERNET TRANSACTION. I AM TRUELY ECSTATIC WITH THE TREMENDOUS CUSTOMER SERVICE YOUR PROVIDED. YOU GAVE NO HESITATION WHATSOEVER IN AGREEING TO TAKE THE DIAMOND BACK AND WORKED FOR SIX WEEKS AT FINDING A REPLACEMENT DIAMOND. YOU WENT SO FAR AS TO SEND SEVERAL POTENTIAL REPLACEMENTS TO ME TO ALLOW US TO EVALUATE THEM BEFORE MAKING A FINAL DECISION. FINALLY, YOU WENT EVEN FURTHER BEYOND THE CALL AND TRADED OUT THE SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE AMERICAN DIAMOND ON AN EQUAL BASIS WITH THE EARLIER ONE. I AM A BUSY MAN AND HAVE NEVER BEFORE TAKEN THE TIME TO WRITE A LETTER OF THANKS TO ANY RETAIL BUSINESS. HOWEVER, THE SERVICE YOU PROVIDED WAS EXCEPTIONAL. I ASK THAT YOU POST THIS LETTER ON YOUR TESTIMONIAL PAGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHER PERSPECTIVE DIAMOND PURCHASERS. VERY TRULY YOURS EDITORS NOTE: LEE AND SANDI'S RING IS IN THE PHOTOGALLERY: http://www.diamondsatcost.com/index.php?page=gallery&id=31 THIS LETTER IS SCANNED IN AND CAN BE EMAILED UPON REQUEST."
-LEE C. HENNING

9-8-03 I'M THE BEST! AND A HERO TOO!

"I called you this morning but you never answered.... Everything looks good... She initially said it was not high enough but I think she is getting used to it. But I will say it was worth the wait. Do you know of a company that rents Jewelry? She may want to rent a Diamond Necklace for the wedding day. Also, what do you think a diamond band will cost me for her. Aprox. 75pts Princess cut, Platinum. How may points is her setting? Do you know? Can you find out? Call me I am in the office when you got off of Party Poker!!!! Thanks Again, Your my HERO!!!! There, does that make you feel better. Stick to money, Compliments don't pay the bills!!! YOUR THE BEST!!!!"
-SERGIO IN ILLINOIS

10-2-03 THIS IS A MUST READ, IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME!!!!

"Martin, Thanks for the pleasant diamond buying experience. Before I talked to you, I met with a jewler who tried to sell me the same diamond. The first price was $10k. When I told him i could get it on the internet for 6500, he went to talk to the manager. Then the price was 9. I said no. Then he went to talk to the owner. Then the price was 8. I said no. I brought in your diamond to get set and he offered to sell me his damond at 7. I said no again. The he charged me 100 bucks for 2 minutes of work to appraise the diamond for 13K. I hope the internet puts all these assholes out of business. If I have any more jewlry needs, I will be calling you. Thanks, _________________________________________________________________ Add MSN 8 Internet Software to your existing Internet access and enjoy patented spam protection and more. Sign up now! http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/byoa"
-Tom S. in Chicago, Illinois

8-8-03 WANTS MORE DEALS!

"Martin, Wife loved the ring. Got any good deals on diamond earings ~.50 ct ea? ~(H color and SI1-2 clarity) "
-Mike at USONCOLOGY.COM

8-6-03 "IT WAS A PLEASURE..."

"Marty- Just wanted to let you know that I got the appraisal and everything checks out against the GIA report. Please have the original GIA certification sent to me at my work address. Thanks again! It was a pleasure. Regards, "
-Toby, VP Eakin/Youngentob Associates, Inc.

8-6-03 "BEAUTIFUL"

"Marty, Received both rings this morning and they are beautiful. Thanks for coordinating both deliveries. Regards, "
-ED IN TEXAS

8-5-03 ALOHA! THIRD HAWAII CUSTOMER THIS MONTH!

"Marty, Got the ring..NICE! Thank you..for everything..I hope to give your cards to others who may be in need of your services.. As for care of the ring..should Julie worry about its corners chipping or setting coming loose..how much daily activities can something like this take..for she is active...heck, even at work, what happens if the ring bangs into like a desktop.. Well, if you ever make it to Hawaii, let me know..I certainly can set you up with some deals on places to stay or activities to do..Mahalo for everything.. Oh, and by the way, I will be needing my band along with her eternity band too..so in the months to come, you will be hearing from me again.."
-ERIC IN HAWAII

8-5-03 ANOTHER MILITARY MAN, WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE!

"Marty, my brother told me the ring came in the mail today and it looks good... i wont be able to see it untill tommorow but he said it looks amazing. it was good doing business with you, i will deffinatly be back for other jewerly in the future and i have refered you to a handful of friends who are going to take the "highway to hell" trip also. haha. thanks again ill touch base with you at a later time after i had the chance to see it. thanks again, "
-Joe C.

7-29-03 $50K CUSTOMER FROM A COUPLE YEARS AGO JUST KEEPS REFERRING AND REFERRING!

"Hi Martin: You've done a great job providing a wonderful service to friends and family. If Toby and David buy from you...and I'm sure they will, that will represent four excellent purchases from your company. Ken Bice, our VP, is still ecstatic with the savings you provided him last year. Mai, my wife, continues to love her diamond and get compliments on it constantly. I will continue to refer you to friends given your consistent reliability and value."
-Jim at abdo.com

7-28-03 TALK ABOUT EXCITED!

"Hey Marty! I thought I would let you know that Courtney proposed yesterday! I love the rock! And I mean LOVE IT! You were right...it is so nice! It is awesome! I had it appraised today, and everything checked out okay with the GIA certification. I figured it would, but Courtney, the skeptic, was very pleased to hear this! The appraiser sent the appraisal to my insurance company so I could get that puppy insured ASAP! The only problem that we had with the ring was that the actual top part (the prong setting part) was crooked on the band...as in not set straight into the band when it was put together. It looks like maybe it got hit or something when it was set before it was hard, and it is not going straight up from the band, but rather leaning to one side. If you look at it from the side view of the ring/diamond, it slants upward to one side rather than being level straight across. The Gemologist that I took it to said that he could straighten it for me without any problem and that it should not be that way (I had asked him if maybe it had to do with the cut of the diamond or the setting and if it should be that way). He said that usually the broker that you bought it from would be happy to do it for me free of charge and that things like this sometimes happen. However, I explained that this would require that I send it back to you. My mother thought that maybe you could reimburse me for this charge of $25 that he said it would cost to reset, rather than having me send it back via insured mail, and then you having to send it back to me via insured mail. It seems like that would exceed the cost to just have it done here. But then again, I am unfamiliar with the cost of overnighting insured items via Fed Ex. Anyway, again, I am very pleased with the diamond, and I completely understand that stuff of this nature like with the setting happends sometimes! Just part of life! Just let me know which route you think I should take...if you want me to send it back to you to reset or if you think it would be best to have it done here. The Gemologist said that I could watch him do it for me, because I didn't want the diamond to be out of my view at anytime! He said he didn't blame and that is was a very nice stone! Hehe! I can't stop giggling and looking at it! Thanks,"
-ALYSSA F. AT FIDELITY INFORMATION SERVICES

7-25-03 "BEAUTIFUL"

"Marty,I just wanted to let you know that I got the rings this morning. They look really good and I appreciate all your assistance in helping me narrow it down to something unique yet beautiful. What did you think of them? Also, was the invoice printout in the package supposed to be the thing I send to my insurance company? Thanks. EDITOR'S NOTE: HERE IS THE RING: http://www.diamondsatcost.com/index.php?page=gallery&id=39 "
-MARC P.

7-23-03 REPEAT CUSTOMER, 1 CT. GIA PEAR SHAPE PENDANT!

"Never rmind…wife just got the package. She says it looks great! She’s going to have a hard time parting with it. You should get your check today. If you don’t, let me know. "
-BRAD IN NORTHERN VA.

7-16-03 "INVALUABLE ASSISTANCE"

"Marty, I was going to call, but thought you could instead use something written so you have another piece for your testimonials Page if you wanted to use it: The ring you put together for me (which I gave to my most delighted fiancee last weekend) was absolutely perfect! The diamond is the clearest I have ever seen and impressed everyone I showed it to. I can't thank you enough for your invaluable assistance, insuring that the finished product was truly a work of art and arrived in plenty of time, and at such a great a price. You'll be hearing from me soon to make the arrangements to order the matching wedding band! Thank you again for all of your help-I will be referring everyone I know and have every expectation of being a repeat customer! Best wishes and with the utmost gratitude Editor's note: http://www.diamondsatcost.com/index.php?page=gallery&id=37"
-Jim G, American University

7-12-03 Husband impressed!

"I got it yesterday, it is beautiful and extremely nice, i love it. Mike was impressed as well. I told him you want a picture. I will send it to you as soon as it is done, it will be set tomorrow by one of the reputable jeweler here in Scottsdale "HAMPRA". I can't wait. So long, now that it is done my next project will be my 2 ct earrings. Thanks."
-Letty in Arizona

6-27-03 Maybe? Of course!

"Dear Marty, package arrived yesterday. thanks for everything maybe we can do some business in the future."
-Steven in NY

6-25-03 "EXCELLENT DIAMOND"

" Oh I am sorry, I forgot to write a comment about the stone. I really satisfied to got such an excellent diamond. Thank you and appreciate ! And please wish my luck and success for my propose !! "
-Takashi

6-30-03 Editors note...This is a very rare occurence. There is nothing to hide here. Facts on this case is that we supplied a 1ct. Marquise GIA certified with H color and SI2 ($3500) with better measurements than the local jeweler, AND the local stone was I.G.I. certified as H SI2. For you all who know, if that IGI diamond went to GIA then GIA would have graded it IJ and probably I1. Customer still spent over $1000+ more than our price, but they got preyed on with the classic scare tactics of a retail jeweler. Funny part is that an IJ I1 diamond is a low $2k stone! Dave's loss, not ours!

"Marty, My wife and I have decided to return the diamond and setting that you sent me last week. The diamond was very nice, however the local vender did move on the pricing and they also included the lifetime warranty on the chipping and cracking. If you can let me know where to send this diamond back to you at, I would appreciate it. There is the possibility that I could take a ride to Disney and met you to return it. Either e-mail me back or call me today on my office number. I left my cell phone at home today. Thanks again for your assistance and your service has been exceptional. I will keep your information for future purchases and for my friends and family. Sincerely, "
-Dave in Central Florida

6-25-03 TESTIMONIAL LEFT ON ANSWERING MACHINE

"HI MARTY, DAVID SMITH...EVERYTHING FINE...VERY PLEASED...LOOKS BEAUTIFUL...VERY EXCITED...EVERYTHING WENT WELL...HAPPY WITH YOUR SERVICE...GIVE ME A CALL IF YOU GOT ANY QUESTIONS!"
-DAVE S.

6-23-03 "Kicks ass!"

"Marty, I thought I would send you a picture of the diamond you sold me into the setting that I picked, it's made by PUR in germany and is made of 18K Rose Gold. You can feel free to post it on your website. I apprecited your time and effort. I have to say, the freaking diamond kicks ass... Let me know if you think it is your cup of tea... :)"
-Amethyst

6-2-03 DIRECT TO THE UK! ANOTHER OVERSEAS HAPPY CUSTOMER!

"Hi Martin I'm not sure if I ever dropped you a line to say that Katie and I were delighted with our purchase. We had the ring made through a jewellery contact on Bond Street to our own design. People keep commenting on how great the ring and stone look. So thanks again. kind regards "
-Mike and Katie

6-20-03 "Looks good"

"Marty, I had the 2.34 checked out today and it looks good. Do you need anything else to get the orriginal cert. sent out? Thanks! "
-DAE (again)

6-20-03 Yes, this is our Ireland customer! Now THAT is taking care of BIZ!

"The Eagle has Landed!!!!!!! And WOW what an Eagle. I am absolutely thrilled!!! Thank you so much for you advice and help. You certainly picked a fantistic stone and the mount certainly shows it off beautifully. I was a little nervous buying an engagement ring over the web but I will be recommending your site to anyone I meet. You've no idea how pleased I am. "
-Aidan in Ireland

6-20-03 "Looks great!"

"Marty, I was wondering if you sent me the certificate yet. I have not received it. Did you take care of my friend Michael XXX. I saw the diamond it looks great. Thanks, "
-Phillip P in Texas

6-20-03 Repeat customer, got diamond earrings!

"Hi marty I got the package they look great Thanks have a nice day "
-MARK T.

6-19-03 Nice looking stone!

"Nice looking stone! My wife will bring it in to a ring designer on Monday next week. Thanks, DAE"
-DAE

6-17-03 WOW, CHECK OUT THIS PHONE CALL TESTIMONIAL!

""HEY MARTY, THIS IS TERRY S, I'M JUST CALLING TO LET YOU KNOW WE DID CLOSE FINALLY, YEEEHEEEE, YOU SHOULD GET YOUR CHECK TOMORROW, OVERNIGHTED CHECK FOR $5K, YOU MAY CASH WHEN YOU GET IT, GOING TO BANK FIRST THING THIS MORNING, IT IS A REALESTATE BROKERAGE CHECK, BANK SAID IT IS GOOD..." AND "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PATIENCE, YOU'VE BEEN WONDERFUL..." "THANK YOU SO MUCH!""
-Terry S. in Florida

5-13-03 No job is too small!

"Marty, Thanks so much for getting the earring backs to me. I am so happy to be able to wear my earrings again! Thanks for your help. Jenn Martin "
-Jenn Martin

4-25-03 "Thank you..."

"Hi Marty, I went to the bank and did the wire transfer and everything should be good. If you want to call your bank and check on it but I couldbn't get the tracking number because the guy was suppose to call me back with it and I missed his call but he said he will call me first thing monday morning because he will not be there on the weekend but you should be able to verify it with your bank. I have the wire receipt they gave me if that would be a help to you if not then I will get you the tracking number on monday. Thank You so much for your time. "
-Frankie in Florida

4-28-03 Sorry, no watches!

"Marty We got it! Once again, thanks! We always enjoy doing business with you. Too bad you don’t sell tutima watches. "
-Debbie and Rob

4-25-03 SLIGHT EDIT DONE ON THIS EXCITED TESTIMONIAL!

"Marty, We received the diamond, IT IS F*ING AWESOME!!!!! (edited for the light hearted by CEO) We are keeping it. The thing is, my husband likes it and he can barely notice any yellow tint to it. But I have a question: Chris R. bought a diamond from you and it was a G colour, and my husband said that is WAS really yellow looking. Why is this J so brilliant and sparkly and his was not? WOw, I am really impressed. GREAT SERVICE and GREAT QUALITY for sure! I am so pleased. I'll send you pictures of the diamond set into this tension setting. You'll be amazed. THanks again!!!!! P.S.: Please, send us the real certificate as soon as possible."
-Amethyste and Michael F

4-24-03 "Appreciate all the help"

"Hey Guys, I got the stone today. I appreciate all the help~! Thanks~!!"
-Josh, www.gtsi.com

4-24-03 IF YOU NEED A REAL ESTATE BROKER IN AUSTIN TEXAS, LET ME KNOW!

"Hey Marty, The ring just arrived from LA. Boy, the system really worked. I will put a check in the mail today. Thanks. "
-A. FINCH, TEXAS

4-23-03 "Beautiful..."

"Marty, Thanks! The Cert arrived today. Thanks again for your help. It's a beautiful diamond! "
-Joe C.

4-23-03 I'm the best!! Yippee!

"Marty: We each actually grew to like it much more over the course of the day. Plus, I agree that it would be too high if the prongs were raised. Marlene will be going for the sizing tomorrow. Thanks again. You are the best!! I hope I get to send you clients in the future."
-Lee A., bigtime D.C. lawyer

4-23-03 Yes, even the jeweler said "WOW"!

"Marty- The other 2 diamonds should arrive today. Thanks for the receipt. Charlie and I wanted to drop you a note and say thanks so much for helping us get the diamond of our dreams. We will let you know when we decide about a mounting. We appreciate you sending several stones for us to choose from, it made our decision a lot easier. Thanks for also educating us and pointing us in the right direction to get the size and quality that was important to us. By the way our jeweler said "WOW, Now that's a beautiful stone." Anyway, we couldn't have asked for a better experience, and we are thankful to have found your website. We will be refering all of our family and friends to you, and we'll be back-maybe for some earrings. Thanks a million!!!!!"
-Jennifer/Charlie S. in Maryland

4-17-03 Ah yes, they always come back for more!

"Howdy Marty, Several years ago you made a three stone diamond ring for me. It has a center round with ovals on either side. I love the ring! Now I need (ha, ha, ha) a diamond band to go with it! I have found one in Austin, TX that I like but I thought that I would check with you. the ring that I like is described as: colorless, 5 stone. .32 weight, F-G in color, VS clarity, set in 18K gold with platium. The band has a slight curve in it so that it fits "around" my ring. What can you do? I will attach a picture of my ring. Happy Easter! "
-Ann F., real estate broker in Texas

4-10-03 "MAGIC"

"Hi Marty, Thanks for the info and for doing the research for me. I love my ring and so does everyone else. Thanks again for "the magic" that you do! What a great business making people so happy. You're a smart man Marty! I'll look forward to hearing your cheerful voice to give me the details on the hummingbird piece when it comes together. Hope all is well with you and your family. Talk to you then. "
-Michelle in California

4-8-03 SPECIAL THANKS TO THE GOLD FACTORY IN TEXAS FOR HANDLING A SIMPLE FIX. THANKS!

"Marty, Just wanted to let you know that I took my ring to the Gold Factory on Saturday and they fixed my ring free of charge as a professional courtesy to you. Thanks for finding them for me...they are only about 15 minutes from my home. I am going back over soon to get an appraisal on my rings and my husbands. Thanks, "
-Michelle M. in Texas

4-4-03 "GREAT PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU..."

"Thank you very much Martin, it has been a great pleasure working with you! Like I said, I will email a couple pictures of the ring next week. Shawn"
-Shawn B.

4-3-03 "I AM SO GLAD I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEB SITE"

"Marty, The ring came today. It is beautiful. My wife is ecstatic. She says it almost makes up for putting up with me for 30 years. I am putting a $1500check in the mail tomorrow for the setting. Let me know if it is anything different. I assume the original GIA certificate will follow. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. I am so glad I came accross your web site. I had been searching for the "right" diamond and setting for quite a while. Thanks again for everything. Good luck in your business. "
-Jim F. (ring is in photo gallery)

4-2-03 "LET THE SHOW BEGIN!"

"Thanks Marty. I just received it. Looks awesome. Thanks again for providing me with little stress. Let the show begin! "
-Paul in Chicago

3-19-03 "Great job you did on my fabulous ring!" and "Fortunate to locate you"... (Editor's note: Michele's ring is in the photo gallery, a custom Michael Beaudry remake)

"Hi Marty, First and foremost Thanks again for the great job you did on my fabulous ring! It truly is wonderful! How fortunate I was to locate you on the web. "
-Michele in Ca.

3-19-03 "Looks good!"

"I got the ring. Thank you so much. Looks good! :) They fit everything on. I like it much and appreciate your help. However, I never got the $11.00 check from you for the delivery back to you. Can you please send it to me? "
-Shelly at 360youth.com

3-18-03 LOOKS GREAT!

"Marty, Got the diamond and it looks great!...Thanks and I am putting a check in the mail tomorrow morning. "
-Grayson

3-18-03 The local jeweler "could not believe the price I had paid..."

"Marty, I received the diamond today, I looks fantastic. I took it into the jeweler, and he could not believe the price I had paid, but he did agree that the diamond I had matched up with the certificate. I looked at some settings at the shop, and was unimpressed both by the snobishness of the jeweler and his prices. As such, I think I may have you do the setting for me. I like the looks of the platinum Tiffany setting, and maybe the thick Tiffany setting. I need to find out what ring size my girlfriend wears first, and consult some friends, but I think that is what I will do. I'll keep you posted, and if I decide to send it to you for the setting, I'll contact you for further instructions."
-Adam W.

3-18-03 "GORGEOUS"

"Marty, Thank you, the ring is gorgeous. You should be receiving my ring today or tomorrow. Please let me know what you can do for me and I will write you a check. Thank you for everything. "
-Frank in Florida

3-15-03 YOU'RE THE MAN!

"Hey Marty, You're the man!! The ring came today and it is perfect. My wife loves it. It is exactly what she wanted. She wanted to get it set today and I told her it's Sat. after five and she's waited this long , what's a few more days. Do you have any referrals or suggestions in the Grand Rapids, MI area? The only other thing is, the opening for the 2.28 ct. looks a little small to me but I'm no jeweler. Waiting to here from you. "
-Jim F.

3-12-03 Well, how about that, an appraiser on the ball!

"Marty, I'm going to drop the check in the mail. The appraiser agreed 100% with the GIA certificate. I presume you'/they'll send the original GIA certificate once the check clears. Thanks a million for your help!"
-Joe C (again)

3-12-03 Yep, better test that professional's education...I know what it is!

"Marty, The diamond arrived a few minutes ago. It looks beautiful. I'm going to go have a professional look at it this morning, and I'll get the check in the mail probably this afternoon. I'll drop you an email when I mail the check. Thanks for your help. . "
-Joe C.

3-11-03 Short and to the point...

"Everything was great. Thanks for your help."
-Steve I in Charlottesville, Va.

3-7-03 COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED! (OF COURSE UNLESS I GAVE IT TO HIM...EDITOR'S NOTE!)

"Hey Marty! I received the princess cut yesterday and it is magnificent, I couldn't be more pleased. Tell me how to do this check now, should I put this receipt in with the check? Make the check out to ? Let me know and I'll get it on the way! "
-Nathaniel F in Bascom, Ohio

3-5-03 EXCEEDING HIGH EXPECTATIONS!

"Marty, I just had to write you a note and thank you so much for all of your help in finding me the anniversary diamond of my dreams! You took the time to educate me on diamonds and you were so patient when I changed my mind several times on what I was looking for. My ring is so beautiful! Please thank Amir for the incredible work he did on the setting. It is exactly what I asked for and the quality is quite impressive. As I told you on the phone yesterday, you exceeded my expectations (and my expectations were high!). Thank you so much! "
-Michele N.

3-4-03 UH OH, THE OL' "CHECK IS IN THE MAIL" NUMBER!

"Thanks for the info and your recommendations. Your check is in the mail (no kidding)."
-Fred F. Tinker AFB, Oklahoma

3-3-03 PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS

"Hi Marty, I did not get the check out today, it will go fedex tomorrow. So you will have it Wednesday. Will you send me the original certificate, once the check clears? It was a pleasure doing business with you."
-DEBBIE IN FLA. AGAIN

2-28-03 HANDWRITTEN LETTER

"Dear Marty, Enclosed is a cashier's check in the amount of $18858. This check is intended to cover full costs associated with the purchase of the 2.75 carat H SI1 round brilliant diamond with the .78ctw H VS pear shaped side stones and the three-stoned diamond platinum engagement ring pictured in the Debeers' website along with the matching platinum wedding band. I've really enjoyed working with you in putting this deal together. Sandi and I are eagerly awaiting to see the finished product. Yours Truly,"
-Lee, Attorney in Kalispell, MT

2-27-03 HANDWRITTEN NOTE

"Let me first say thank you for all of your help with finding such a great diamond. I really appreciate your working with me to find a stone that I would be happy with. Enclosed is my check for the diamond in the amount of $4020...Again, thank you for all of your help. I am happy to say that I will definitely use your services again and will be happy to recommend you to any friends who are looking for the services that you provide. Best regards"
-Kevin in Camp Hill, Pa.

2-25-03 "I'm the $%&#!!!

"Marty, you're the shitt!! Last year I purchased this amazing 1.04 Carat, H Color, VVS2, AGLAIA diamond with a platinum cathedral mounting. At first it didn't hit my fiance how nice the ring I had given her was, ..............after 6 years of dating the whole proposal was kind of anticlimactic. But then she started telling me how everybody she ran into was admiring her diamond. Now she's absolutely in love with the ring!! Several of my friends at work are recently married: I cant help but compare their rings to the one I got for my Sweetness. Her ring is heads and tails above all the rest. It really stands out the most in dim lighting. It seems to pick up all the available light in the room and focus it into a brilliant firey burst. Thanks for making the purchase such an awesome ring possible!! Now we are ready to get married. The wedding is planed for April 05, 2003. We are taking our honeymoon in the Bahamas. Im looking for wedding bands now, so I thought I'de stop back by the sight and see what you had available. I looked around the website but I couldnt find any pricing for platinum bands. I assume you can find them at a good price somewhere?? Can you give me a quote for the following: Just plain wedding bands, comfort fit, platinum, milligrain edge. Mine: a 5 mm band , size 9 Hers: a 3 and 4 mm band, size 7 Thanks for you help,"
-JOHN AT VIRGINIA TECH

2-7-03 Note with his check...

"I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME. YOU WENT OUT AND FOUND THIS DIAMOND THAT EVERYONE SAID WAS UNAVAILABLE TO LOOK AT, AND IT WAS THE ONE WE WANTED. YOU WERE RIGHT, WHEN WE SAW IT, IT WAS PERFECT. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME THE TIME TO COME BACK FROM EUROPE AND SEE THE DIAMOND BEFORE I BOUGHT IT. I DON'T BELIEVE ANYONE ELSE WOULD HAVE DONE THAT FOR ME. INCLUDED IS A PERSONAL CHECK FOR $11,000. CHECK #5072. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO FURTHER USE YOUR SERVICES IN CREATING THE RINGS FOR US. WE ARE TAKING THE TIME TO FIND THE RIGHT SETTING. ONCE WE HAVE PICKED THE RIGHT ONE, WE WILL EMAIL THE SPECS TO YOU AND SEE WHAT YOU CAN COME UP WITH. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US."
-JASON AND LESLIE IN CALIFORNIA

2-17-03 I ROCK!

"Hello! It is Holly from Alabama and Kent from Cincy! Just a quick note to tell you that Kent proposed about a month ago and the ring is magnificent. I have tried to take a picture, but it is difficult to get a good, clear picture due to the diamond and flash. We are working on that and will send you a picture, just so you can see the wonderful stone. It is amazing. I get compliments daily and of course, I am very verbal about where we got it! Hopefully we can send you some business!!! Thanks so much for your help and time. It was a great experience. I wanted to ask you if you could get a Men's 6mm, Platinum comfort fit band with the miligrain? I only saw it in gold on your site, so I thought I would ask. This would be for Kent of course, and we would love to buy from you!!! let me know! Oh, and I am trying to talk Kent into some diamond earrings in the future! Aren't I greedy? Just kidding,.,,,after that diamond, probably a little while longer, give us time to find more cushion cuts to match my ring!!! Let us know! Thanks again for all your help! You rock! "
-HOLLY IN ALABAMA

2-6-03 INSERTED NOTE WITH PAYMENT ON GORGEOUS GEM...

"Dear Marty Please find the enclosed check for $1860 in reference to the .60, E Grade, SI1 GIA Certified diamond that I recieved via FedEx this morning. I must say the diamond was everything you said it would be, and more. The process was painless, and I recieved the diamond at my house this morning (just like you said I would). If I hear that a friend or family member is looking for a diamond, I will definitely refer them to you. What sealed the deal for me was speaking with Rachel at BB&T Bank. She was apprehensive to provide me with any information (privacy and regulatory issues, you know), but once I explained the situation to her, she confirmed you have an account there and it is in good standing. I must admit that I was very concerned about purchasing a diamond over the internet. Thanks again for helping me purchase a very beautiful diamond for my wife. She is going to be very surprised on Valentine's Day. Sincerely,"
-Gary C. in Tigard Oregon

2-6-03 YES IT IS!

"Marty! I got the stone! It is beautiful!!!! My husband wants to get it appraised and then I will send it back next week. Below is the link to the setting that I selected from all of those that I had asked you to quote. It is the one on the right with the platinum band and the yellow gold setting. Your quote below totals $1500. Do you think four prongs is enough or should we do the double prongs on all four sides? "
-Michele in San Antonio, Tx

1-27-03 ANOTHER SKEPTIC JOINS THE FAMILY OF BELIEVERS! WE ORDERED THIS 1.52 F VS2 ROUND BEAUTY FROM A MAJOR PLAYER IN INDIA. BEN SAVED 10% EASILY FROM ANYTHING STATESIDE...HE ALSO PAID IN FULL BY BANKWIRE AND WAITED AROUND 1.5 WEEKS FOR US TO SECURE THE STONE. THE POWER OF DBS INC!

"Martin / Lisa: Thank you both for all of your assiatance and patience with the transaction. The stone was perfect - she was shocked and amazed. As you were aware, I was very sckeptical of purchasing a diamond on the web. I have been researching all aspects of diamonds and pricing for over a year. Not only do you offer some of the best pricing that I've seen, you eased my conscience with professionalism and timely responses to all of my concerns. I will not hesitate to pass on your name with high regards. Thank you again. Sincerly, "
-Ben B. Wilcox, Pa.

1-24-03 The kind of referrals we get thanks to our awesome customers! YES, WE CUT THROUGH THE BULLSHIT!

"Marty, I gave your email and website to a buddy of mine who's shopping for an engagement ring -- I told him how well it worked for me to work with you-- cutting through the bullshit and not getting ripped off --- AND getting a gorgeous stone in the process! His name is Erik P. .. look for an inquiry from him soon ... please help him along! "
-REAL ESTATE BROKER GEORGE

1-10 AND 1-13-03 "INSTILLS CONFIDENCE"

"Got them, they look great! Using a flashlight to inspect a diamond can cause temporary blindness. I wasn't able to get an appt. today like I hoped, but I got one for tomorrow morning. I can do the wire from NetBank as early tomorrow morning, so let me know how you want to handle this. If you want to catch up on monday, that's fine too. AND Thanks for everything, I can't stop saying enough about how great this all went. I am truly amazed at how you can efficiently run the whole thing. In addition, I thought your site looked excellent and worked even better, it instills confidence when buying. Thanks for everything, "
-DOUGLAS H.

2-6-03 CHECK IS ON THE WAY!

"Good Afternoon Marty: The check is on its way. I mailed it to the following address: Martin P. Hernandez Diamond Brokerage Service, Inc 1223 Pacels Way Chesapeake, Va. 23322 I put the check in the mail before noticing the P.O. Box in the following email. Sorry, I hope this doesn't slow down your receipt of the check. Please feel free to call me at XXX-XXX-XXXX if you have any questions. Thanks again for a beautiful diamond, "
-Gary C . TIGARD, OR

1-17-03 "SHE LOVES THE RING"

"I got them the other night. Thank you so much for all of your help and doing such a great job. She loved the ring and most important she said yes. Anyway, I have your cards and I am recommending you to everyone who is looking for a ring. Thank you again. "
-Gregg M.

1-29-03 1.24 D VS1 Ideal, crazy markup quotes locally, the power of DBS Inc!

"Marty my check is coming by express mail and should arrive before 3 pm Friday. You'll need to sign for it, hope that works. Thanks for everything, can't wait to see it on my girlfriends' finger!"
-Steve W. in Hays, KS

2-4-03 Yes, Mr. Mortgage dude, that diamond rocks!

"Hey!! The ring has arrived and is secured!! Your right...it's is a great looking ring. Thanks for all of your assistance. What is the best step for me to take now...insurance? appraisal? I will be glad to send you an 'appreciation note' to place on your Site if you need any more. Of course, I will pass on your information to any interested colleagues or friends. Thanks, "
-Justin R. Allen, Tx

1-23-03 "LOOKS GREAT"

"Marty- Received the stone this morning- looks great. I'll let you know whether to send the original GIA cert. sometime early next week. Thanks again"
-Chad in Nashville, Tn

11-4-02 Impress everyone, Denise! Your world shines!

"Hey Marty! Everything is wonderful in Denise's world today! You'll have the check in the morning. My husband was very impressed! I think my jeweler was too, just disappointed that he didn't make the sale! He's gonna set the stone for me later this week. Thanks so much for all your help, Marty. It has truly been a delight working with you! More importantly, I think we nailed this one!!"
-Denise in NC (1st of two)

11-3-02 Magic for the military men who defend our great country!

"Martin, So, I got the diamond on time and everything worked as planned eventually. Of course, I missed the Fed-Ex driver by 15 minutes and had to spend the next three hours driving around the streets of San Francisco with my brother pulling over Fed-Ex trucks untill we found him. A minor setback however. The ring was great. You really do a great job- I couldn't be more pleased with the result! Especially for being in such a rush and everything. Thanks again for all the help and making it happen. I will definetely be telling my friends about you. And of course, the important part: She said yes. I have a bit of an issue though. It turns out that I guessed the wrong size and the ring is too big. How do I go about getting it resized? I'm sure I could have it sent back to you and you would handle it. But I imagine that would mean at least a week without her having it to wear, so it might just be easier to have it done at a jeweler in San Francisco? I'm not really sure what is involved here? And, unfortunately I am gone and will have to leave this up to her. Any thoughts on this? "
-Rich who is now on an aircraft carrier in the Med.

11-02-01 Thanks for passing the word to your jeweler, we have jewelers who buy from us all the time!

"Hi Marty, I bought my VS 1 K color marquise a few weeks back. It's one of the most well cut marquise cut diamonds I've ever feasted my eyes on! I've seen quite a few diamonds. I worked for a large retail jewelry chain for 4 years. I ended up buying my semimount elsewhere because there was a little more to choose from. I got it mounted yesterday. I am planning on having an appraisal done. The jewleler who did my repair work verbally estimated the value of the piece to be around $5,000! When I get the appraisal done would you like for me to send you a copy of the photo? Also, if you are looking for more diamond affiliates I am interested! P.S. The jeweler was so impressed with my diamond that he wanted to know where I got it---so I told him!"
-Phyllis G.

11-01-02 D color oval, sure has fire!

"Just got it! Came with the certificate too. Color is beautiful! Definitely has fire! Has a visible bow tie though. It’s pretty obvious. Not sure about it until I see it placed in the mounting. I’ll let you know after lunch. Thanks. "
-Denise M. in North Carolina

10-30-02 Fed Ex sure does deliver overseas!

"Hi Martin! After talking to FedEx yesterday, they pulled out all the stops and the ring arrived today. The diamond looks fantastic and I'm sure Charlotte will love it. Of course, I'll let you know how I get on in Paris. Thanks for all your help! All the best, "
-STUART IN THE UK.

10-29-02

"Just a brief note to say FedEx arrived today with the stone. I appreciate your quick response. I'll have the gem looked at and set this next week. Thanks Again. "
-Jeff T.

10-29-02 Glad to help, big guy!

"Marty, i just wanted to say thanks for your help and cooperation. she's really happy. you can count on us referring all of our friends to you. Have a good one, "
-Ryan in Texas

10-28-02 "She said yes!" Another one bites the dust!

"Marty, So, she said "yes", and I will be needing that appraisal that you said you could hook me up with. Go ahead and appraise it for 7500 or 8K, I know that doesn't mean anything but at least I'll have it just in case. Wasn't there something else you said I was going to need as well? Anyway, call me back or shoot me an e-mail. "
-Michael M. in Chesapeake, Va.

10-28-02 "She said yes..."

"Hi Marti I proposed this weekend and she loved the ring. Therefore you can send the original GIA certification form to my home address. My home address is XXXXXX. If you have any question, you can call or e-mail me. Thanks for everything "
-Reggie in Md.

10-19-02 "I LOVE IT!"

"Marty I loved the .75 marquise cut I bought from you. You were right; it's VERY "sparkly"! I couldn't have found a more beautiful diamond for this price ANYWHERE! I looked for weeks. I mean I looked everywhere! Even on Ebay! The dimensions on this diamond make it look like a 1.00 ct. when it's face up! You can hardly beat VS1 clarity. Even though it's K in color, it's hard to tell. The diamond is cut so well that you don't even notice the color. In the right setting you won't even hardly see it! Thanks for helping me. I enjoyed our chats about diamonds over the phone! I am happy beyond words! Good luck! Keep it up, you have a great thing going here! "
-Phyllis G.

10-15-02 ALOHA IN HAWAII! DON'T SCUBA WITH IT, A TIGER SHARK WILL COME AT YA!

"Aloha Marty, I just got it today!! It looks great!! I'm going to get it appraised tomorrow so I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the speedy service! Mahalo, "
-Cinthia in you know where!

10-14-02 Alright! I'm a doll!

"Hey you a doll!! :) You may have just saved a man's life!!! :-) The ring is sooo gorgeous, again thank you. "
-Joyce M. in North Carolina

10-6-02 SUFFERING!

"We got the diamond on Friday but my husband made me suffer a little so I just got to see it and it is wonderful. Thank you so much. I do have a couple of questions for you. I know on your site it says you do some custom work. I was wondering if you could duplicate a mounting for me. I like the one it is in I just worry about how high it sits up and how large the prongs are. With a little one I worry about hurting him on accident. I will attatch a picture of the one I am looking for. Also, I was reading on your site and it said you were looking for other people to be affiliates. Are you still looking and if so I would be interested in getting some more information. I would love to sell DIAMONDS!!"
-Courtney D. in Round Rock, Texas

9-5-02 Got a bunch of princesses, baguettes and a matching set of hearts! Looking forward to a picture of the design!

"Martin, I got the stones a little bit ago. They are beautiful. I can't wait to see the hearts. I just got my finally drawing done of my ring and can't wait to get started. When I get it completed I will send you pictures. Thank you so much and I am looking forward to working with you again."
-Laura K. in Poynette, WI.

9-3-02 "SHE LOVES IT"

"As expected - I guess I was just obsessing too much. Did it at VA beach, on the beach, outside the Cavalier where we were staying, total surprise! Wrench in the works was a family emergency in FLA, so she took off for Vegas without me and I ma in Tampa. But, I will join her in LA on thirsday at her folks. Get this: "Hey 'Dad', can I get your blessing to marry your Daughter?" Ans: "You caought me off guard. My Wife's not here and I want to talk it over with her, can I call you back?" Answer2: (an hour later): "Sure, go for it, whatever you two decide" "
-Keith H in N. Va.

9-3-02 LOVED IT! YES, GIA IS ON WAY.

"Marty, Thanks again for everything you did, she loved the ring. I was hoping you could sent me the original GIA cert. I was told by many people that it should of came with the ring. Can you please let me know."
-Jonathan W., Morrisville, NC.

8-20-02 1.73 E VS1 PRINCESS, THIS WAS A DAMN NICE ROCK!

"Hey, I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the help with the diamond search. The 1.73 princess cut diamond we got was amazing, and I am very happy with it. The charge did go through, as you had thought. Without your help I would have got less of a diamond and paid more for it. So I am very greatful. Thanks again. "
-Johnny in Boulder Colorado

8-19-02 THANKS FOR THE GREAT WORD!

"The diamond got here FedEx and looks beautiful (and huge)! Thanks for all your help with the process. I'm very pleased with the rock I got for the money, and I'll be sure to recommend you to anyone in the market. "
-BILL, VA. TECH MAN IN MD.

8-17-02 THERE ARE MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE PAID AMOUNTS WAY WORSE THAN YOU!

"No worries, mate. We made a trip back home to catch the FEDEX office and retrieved the stone. I'm sitting here in Fire camp (Colorado Hayman Fire) and have looked it over under 10x. It's beautiful! I can't even find a trace of the feather. Now I'm mad that I spent $2k more on my full carat. This is only .10 smaller and every bit as brilliant {okay,two colors darker, but naked eye can't see) - plus comes with GIA cert. Mark me satisfied and use my statement. Thanks again for your good work in helping me find stone. Can't wait to have it set. I'll share with you what my jeweler next door says when he sets it up for me. "
-JACKIE D.

8-16-02 DARN RIGHT IT LOOKS GREAT!

"I received the ring in the mail yesterday. It looks great!! Thanks! "
-Dan

8-12-02 CERT GOT THERE...

"Hi Marty, I recv'd the certificate Friday. Thanks for your diligence. "
-Jason H.

8-5-02 NICE 2CT. RADIANT!

"Hi Martin, I hope your vacation was enjoyable. Just following up to make sure the bank wire went through alright. It did from this side. Thanks again for all of your help! Talk to you soon. "
-Steve and Deborah

8-2-02 BANKWIRE PAID IN FULL PRIOR TO SHIPMENT FROM OUR KEY OVERSEAS SUPPLIER! (2.62 J VS2 ROUND BRILLIANT TOLKOWSKY IDEAL CUT)

"Hi Martin, I received the stone yesterday and it is beautiful. Thanks again for all your prompt help and service in locating the desired stone! Sincerely, "
--Claus in Ca.

7-31-02 BIG ROCK FOR THE NEW MOMMA! AND CONGRATS ON THE NEW RUGRAT!

"Martin, The ring arrived this morning. We are both so excited, and to think I only paid $10k. Busy with the new baby right now, but I will write to you later at length, the recommendation will be glowing. Regards, "
-Stephen

7-16-02 WOW, I NEED TO GO THERE!

"Marty- Both the bands look awesome! Laura is completely satisfied! Once again, you did a marvelous job. We will do our best to send you some more business! The wedding is July 27, and then we are off to Puerto Varrarta for 7 nights. We both need a break!!"
-Jesse H.

7-12-02 STRAIGHT AND TO THE POINT, PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU, TOO!

"Mr. Hernandez, I received the ring ordered from you, and I am pleased. You may send the original GIA. It was a pleasure doing business with you."
-Brandon F.

7-10-02 ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

"Marty, Thanks for all you help in finding the right diamond. It was absolutely perfect, it looks great in the setting that I bought and she loves the ring (she said yes). The jewelers that you pointed me to were great and they were actually able to finish my ring the same day that I brought it in. I haven't received the cert. yet, so could you please send it to me. Thanks for Everything, "
-John S.

7-9-02 YES, A BIG DOLLAR BANKWIRE, PAID IN FULL, THEN HAD DIAMOND DROPSHIPPED DIRECT FROM ISRAEL. HAVE THE FAITH, WE ARE THE BEST!

"Hi Marty, Got the diamond yesterday and it looks great! I’m taking it in to my appraiser tomorrow for his seal of approval. Thanks! "
-Steve

7-11-02 FOLLOW UP ON APPRAISER'S COMMENTS, YES, WE AMAZE THEM TOO!

"She loves the diamond! My appraiser was amazed by it as well. He said it was one of the best diamonds he has seen it quite some time. Thanks for all your help Marty! I will definitely recommend your company. "
-Steve (again)

7-6-02 LOOKS BETTER ON HER FINGER!

"Hey Marty -- Got the diamond yesterday. It's beautiful. Popped the question last night. Looks even better on Amanda's finger!!! The money will be in your account today. Thanks so much."
-Mike M.

7-2-02 No hassle, the cert should have been there earlier!

"hey martin, i got the certification today.. thanks.. sorry about the hassle.. i am very pleased w/ diamondsatcost.com ... i will refer friends to you.. thanks again. "
-Robby H.

7-2-02 THIS BEAUTY IS THE 2 CARAT MARQUISE IN THE PHOTO GALLERY!

"Hi Marty: The ring and stone are beautiful. It arrived safely a few minutes ago. I've showed it to a few close friends here at work and they, like I, am speechless. Nice work! "
-John

6-28-02 "SMILING IN DAVIDSON"

"Marty, I received the "baby" (.25) diamond yesterday by 9:30 a.m. I thought it looked great! I took it to the jeweler who set the original pendant for my daughter, he was equally impressed. The diamond was valued for more than I paid for it which made me HAPPY! I'm holding out for a pair of diamond earrings and you can bet I'll call you. Thanks so much for your help. Kay Forys "
-Kay F.

6-27-02 I hear ya Kate! Just think of all the fools every day who buy from places like that!

"Hey Marty! Just thought I'd pass this along - The other day Paul and I were at the mall and I stopped in a jewelry store (a branch of a local, reputable company) to browse for ideas for my wedding band. After looking through an incredibly expensive, incredibly unattractive set of rings that would never truly complement my emerald cut, I peeked in the solitaire case to see if perhaps they had any sets that might give me some ideas. I happened to see a .5 carat, H SI2 emerald cut in platinum right in the front. On a whim I asked if I could see it. Slipping it on my finger it was only slightly larger than mine, and wasn't even close in terms of sparkle. I pointed out the spec card to Paul, noting that it was valued at $2,900.00. We both had a little laugh, which caused the saleswoman to inform us that they sold that ring at $1,900.00. Laughing harder, I informed that we hadn't even paid close to that amount for my ring. She very snottily remarked, "Well, it's all about quality, really. You get what you pay for." I handed the ring back to her and said, "Yes, well, mine's an E VS2." She was speechless, and needless to say we will not be purchasing my wedding band through their store! "
-Kate

6-25-02 ANOTHER OVERSEAS CUSTOMER, TRUSTING THE POWER OF DBS AND OUR CUSTOM DESIGN TEAM!

"Martin, I must admit you are definetly as good as Jake said you would be. I have received the ring and it was awesome. Thanks for the help and I'll definelty be passing your name on to some of my yet to be engaged brothers out here. I'll send you word on how Paris goes, I think the ring will help to convince her to say Yes!! "
-Steve G.

6-21-02 "VERY IMPRESSED"

"I got the package this morning. Thanks. I'm going to show it to my fiancée tonight. The people at work were very impressed with your rates and the turn around time. I'll spread the word on your business. Talk to you next week. Thanks again."
-Korosh in Mclean, Va.

6-19-02 I'M A "MAGNIFICENT BASTARD"...WOW! WHAT CAN I SAY?!

"Dear Marty, You magnificent bastard! I received the ring today. BEAUTIFULLLLLL. The appraiser/jeweler said he'd sell this stone for $6000. It's a keeper. Could you please forward the original certificate ASAP? Thanx again for your time and service. I will spread the word. "
-Jason G. H., future DBS customer

6-19-02 SHE'S A RARIN' TO GO DOWN THE AISLE!

"Hey Marti, I just wanted to let you know that she loved the ring. She's now planning the wedding with full force. I wanted to check with you to see if you do wedding bands and if so can you send some links so we can check out the different varieties."
-Michael B. Senior Analyst, Info Tech

6-18-02 THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO GO FOR EVERYTHING...

"Marty, I want to talk with you about a diamond wedding band. Please call me when you have an opportunity. BTW, Ron R. loves his ring (more importantly, his fiance loves her ring). talk too you soon, "
-Jerry S. in Chicago

6-17-02 YES WARREN, AN AWESOME ROCK YOU GOT! CERT IS ON THE WAY, JUST GOT IT IN FROM THE SUPPLIER!

"Hello Martin: My financee loves her diamond that I purchased in April. I just wanted to follow up on the GIA Certificate since I have not yet received it. My address is as follows: Monterey, CA Thanks, "
-Warren in Ca.

5-20-02 NEVER PURCHASE FROM YOUR LOCAL JEWELER! WORDS OF ADVICE FROM A POWER DBS SHOPPER...

"I purchased an amazing stone through DBS back in October 2001. Everything that you promised was exact and precise. I have recommended multiple times and would never purchase any diamonds from a local jeweler again, when I can trust DBS. Attached is a digital picture (B&W) used in my proposal. The stats are as follows: Princess cut 1.35 ct. F Color VS1 Clarity"
-Michael F, Senior Associate

5-29-02 ALOHA BIGTIME!

"I received the diamonds a few days back...had them set by a Vietnamese jeweler in Honolulu's Chinatown for $20 while we waited ... it took about 5 minutes ...the final result .... the ring looks fantastic! The only downside is that now my woman has a much greater appreciation for fine diamonds. Thanks much, I look forward to doing business again in the future. Aloha, "
-Brian B, Kapolei, Hawaii

5-23-02 ABSOLUTELY LOVES IT!

"The appraisal has been completed. It appraised for about $17,400, this was done by Long Jewelers. Now we need to order the setting and have it set. When you get this message give me a call so we can discuss. I absolutely love the diamond."
-Mike B, IT Professional in Norfolk, Va.

5-22-02 PRO'S TO THE MAX!

"Hey Marty, Hope you are doing good. I am sorry that I didn't get a chance to thank you for all your help. I have to tell you that I order merchandise from the internet all the time, but was pretty spectic about buying a diamond from the web. But I am glad that I went ahead with it and in turn saved a bunch of money. As I mentioned to you earlier, I know that diamonds get appraised for higher than what most individuals pay even retail at a jewellery store, just because appraisers consider the worst case scenario. But over 70% of its value... That was awsome. Well, if you ever need a reference and need to convince someone to buy a diamond from you and not some Tom, Dick or Harry in some corner of the internet, do not hesitate buddy. Once again, thanks for your help and professionalism. My no is ###,###,####.....And yes, don't work all hours of the day !!! Regard, "
-Shani S., Allen, Texas

5-18-02 Awesome D SI PRINCESS CUT!

"Marty, Received the diamond. Thanks, looks very nice. We are going to get it appraised this evening. I will let you know the result.. Regards, "
-Shani in Texas

5-23-02 WE DO SELL GOLD ON AN ORDER BASIS, JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS!

"SHE LOVED THEM. They looked completely awesome. I checked at the jeweler that we bought her ring from for what earrings like that would cost and they would range from $1000 to $1400. They also had a set of Lasar Diamonds that they would have sold me for $1900, not anywhere close to you. Can you sell an Omega necklace. If you can, I'm looking for a 16" 4mm white gold omega. Let me know. Thanks so much"
-T. Callaway

5-16-02 AS WE WAIT FOR THE REACTION...

"Marty, She has recieved the package from Fed-ex. I will get it in a couple of hours. I will get back with you then,,, "
-Terry A in Texas

5-16-02 AND THE REACTION IS:

"I got the ring and it looks great! Thanks.. Can you tell me how much the matching wedding band cost?"
-Terry A. in Texas

5-7-02 LET'S ROCK AND ROLL!

"Dear Marty, I recently purchased earrings from Lisa, who was an absolute pleasure to work with, and I'd like to inquire about being an affiliate of DBS Diamonds. I am so impressed with your business structure, honesty and service that I'd love to be a part of it. As a working woman, I realized that I could easily buy my own jewelry at your prices and didn't need to wait for hubby to give it to me. I believe that there are a lot of other women who would probably come to the same conclusion if they knew about DBS Diamonds. I know many women that buy $500 shoes or $1500 "fashion" jewelry yet never think about buying a diamond pendant for themselves. And I bet I could start putting that idea in their heads. I also love diamonds and diamond jewelry and believe I could bring the same enthusiasm to DBS that Lisa does. I live and work in Philadelphia. Of course I could not be as available as Lisa during business hours (I think I got her voicemail once) but I have enough free time and flexibility with my daily schedule that I could easily do this part time. I look forward to hearing from you. "
-Erin G in Pa

5-15-02 ANOTHER AOL IM CONVERSATION, "GREAT EXPERIENCE!" HE BOUGHT A BEAUTIFUL 3 STONE PRINCESS RING WITH A 1 CARAT D VVS CENTER!

"yeah: Hey Marty, Got the ring. It looks Awesome!!! Thanks!!! Is it possible that you fax me the GIA cert while I wait for the original to come in? Dbsdiamonds: yep, what is the fax number? yeah: XXX-831-6547---Let me know when it's faxed. I have to go to the machine. Also, when will the original be mailied out? Dbsdiamonds: 1 sec Dbsdiamonds: there wasn't a copy of the princess in there? yeah: Unfortunatley not... Dbsdiamonds: Ok, I am mixed up, this is Jim, right? yeah: no...It's Frank D....Sorry I should have identified myself Dbsdiamonds: haha, testing you. No, actually I had two monster princess cut rings go out and I was trying to find your IM on my notes! Dbsdiamonds: Hmm, thought the original was sent to Amir when the diamond went there. I'll call the supplier to yeah: Was reading through your web-site. Have you done any work on the affiliate program you were talking about? Dbsdiamonds: checking with my supplier. yeah: ok... yeah: Hear anything from your supplier yet? Dbsdiamonds: Ok, it was sent to me, I have to go through a stack of mail or maybe it is at my po box at the post office. I will priority to you asap. Dbsdiamonds: I'm going to the post office later tonight. yeah: OK, thanks Marty. It's been a great experience!!! Dbsdiamonds: Great, I appreciate that! Spread the word, looking for lots of contacts from you! "
-Frank D. in New Jersey

5-15-02 Yes, we'll refer someone today for you!

"Martin, I got the stone today, thanks. Have you got the name of somebody that could set it for me? Thanks,"
-Kent in Oklahoma City, Ok.

5-8-02 AOL IM CONVERSATION! (of course IM name edited slightly)

"MATT: Marty. Matt C. here. Got the rock. Looks awesome! I will put my check in the mail tomorrow and mail it to Lisa Falkman. Sound good? Dbsdiamonds: Yep, good one right? MATT: Real good. What did you think Dbsdiamonds: awesome"
-Matt in Virginia

5-6-02 STRAIGHT TO THE POINT!

"TO: MARTIN HERNANDEZ, EVERYTHING IS ALL SET, THANK YOU, "
-Mark H. in Quincy Ma.

5-1-02 YEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAA!

"Hey Marty! This is Brian up in Vermont. I got the official GIA certificates in the mail yesterday. Thanks! We also got the ring appraised the other day. It cost me $5300 and got appraised for $8500. YEHA!!! Thanks again. "
-Brian in Vermont on AOL IM

5-13-02 I CERTAINLY THANK YOU FOR POSTING ON THOSE TYPE SITES, I DON'T SPEND ANY TIME ON THEM BUT SURELY CONSUMERS LIKE TO HEAR GREAT FEEDBACK!

"I appreciate that Marty. Customer service after the sale is what sets one jeweler apart from the others and I am very pleased with the service I have gotten from you to this point. It makes a huge difference in the selection and purchase of a high dollar item. I was looking on a website today called diamondtalk.com (which I’m sure you know about) and I found it amazing as to the number of consumers who have had problems with buying diamonds on the net, mostly due to jewelers sending them junk and refusing to honor their warranty. You may want to direct some of your satisfied customers to this site because they seem to have a large audience of both educated and non-educated diamond folks who look for direction from existing customers of web merchants. I just picked up my diamond from the appraiser and it appraised for over 66% more than the purchase price! He also said that it was the nicest marquise he had seen in years! I would have to agree. When I took it out into the sunlight today for the first time, I almost couldn’t look at it directly because of all the fire it created. It’s awesome! I will be sure to post your praises on diamondtalk.com and other jewelry bulletin boards. BTW… my AOL Instant Messenger name is XXXXXXXX. That’s probably where you got it from. Thanks Again! "
-Ralph L.

5-12-02 We can always get him fitted for size!

"Marty, We received the ring on Friday, and it was more gorgeous than we expected!! And of course, my dad loved it! We want to thank you for the hard work you put in. Couple minor details, when do we receive the GIA cert? I was wondering if the ring size is 7, because my dad said it was a bit tight. "
--Tsung in Maryland

5-10-02 Send that money man!

"Marty, Got the ring today, thanks. Will send the check. When will I get the real certificate? thanks again... Jiasi"
-Jiasi in Maryland

5-5-02 OF COURSE HE IS GETTING THE MOUNTING HERE, NEVER ELSEWHERE! A DUPLICATE FROM WWW.VERRAGIO.COM

"Hi Marty-- Just dropping a line to let you know that everything is great with the diamond. I am going to look elsewhere for a setting -- your prices are great but I am looking for a more complete selection from which to choose. Thanks again for your help and good luck in the business. Craig "
-Craig C. (again)

4-10-02 GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!

"Marty, Hope you had a nice vacation! You probably received my phone call before you left requesting you not to send out the diamond but it came anyway. I'm glad because I definitely want to keep it!! It is gorgeous!! Its exactly what I was looking for. I took it to my jeweler and he who claims to sell wholesale could not have matched your price. I do need an appraisal for insurance purposes, I would like the replacement cost to reflect what I paid for the diamond not an inflated price. If your doing the appraisal could you add my setting, its 18k gold with 1.26 ct princess cut invisible setting worth $1,800. Thanks "
-MY NEW AFFILIATE SUE IN CT.

5-3-02 I think that appraisal is over double what the sell price was!

"Marty, Just a note for you - I had our ring appraised. $2950 for the diamond alone. Just thought you should know. I am thinking of upgrading the diamonds on the sides. The stone you sold me stands out so much because it is such a higher quality, do you price those little stones on the sides and how much to have them mounted by your sources ?? There are two princess cut sitting side by side then three small rounds going down the sides on each side."
-Jeremy H.

5-2-02 Trust me, I am not a big fan of Fed Ex!

"Martin, Thank you for the fast service, Erin could not wait to get home today at noon to get the Fed-ex package. She loves the diamond, I too had to make a quick trip home to see it, it looked great ! By the way, I can't believe Fed-Ex left the box by our door without asking for a signature, luckily, Erin got there right away and took the box inside. Anyway, I wrote the check to Lisa for $7,100.00, Erin is now at the post office to send the check as you requested. Also, will the real certificate arrive after when Lisa cashes in the check ? Again, it was nice doing business with you and I will not hesitate to mention your service to others. "
-Aziz in Northern Virginia

5-1-02 WHEW, JUST IN TIME!

"Marty Got the ring. Looks great. We're both entranced by the sparkle! Was a little delayed in the army postal system, so only got it 2 hours before I needed it. My proposal scheme went very well and the weather suprisingly cooperated perfectly. "
-Leon in Germany shipped via APO

4-30-02

"Hey Marty, I picked up the diamond today -- everything looks good. I will have it appraised and let you know if there are any questions. Thanks, "
-Craig C.

4-26-02 OF COURSE YOU'LL GET THE ORIGINAL! ALREADY ORDERED!

"Marty, Thanks for all your help with the ring. It looked great and she loved it. I was wondering if I could get an original of the certificate on the diamond. Or at the very least a copy of the terms and conditions that are not on the reverse side of my copy. Have a good afternoon. "
-Paul K.

4-22-02 HEY, I IMPRESSED SOMEONE! HE DID GET A BEAUTIFUL TRIPLE ZERO HEARTS AND ARROWS, MORE EMAILS TO BE POSTED SHORTLY!

"Hi again Marty, Thanks again for the call and second email today -- your responsiveness is really impressive! I am very interested in the diamond below. I am home the rest of the night when you have time to call -- "
-Craig

4-25-02 A VERY GOOD DEAL INDEED!

"Thank you, Marty. I appreciate your timliness on this delivery. You sent a photocopy of the GIA certificate with the ring. Do you typically send the original certificate later? As for telling my friends about you, you can count on it! I just got the ring appraised. A local jeweler appraised it at just over $7000! That sounds a bit inflated to me, but nonetheless I feel I got a good deal. Thanks, "
-Rich at EDS in Texas

4-24-02 A TESTIMONIAL FOR MY WONDERFUL LISA IN MINNESOTA

"Hey Lisa. Received the appraisal in the mail today. Still waiting on the certification. I have gotten soooooooooooo many compliments. And loving every minute of it. Rick is so proud to hear that news. He is getting a swelled head. Earrings or line bracelet is next. Remember that if he ever contacts you.......I sure it won't be for awhile since he has to recover from the $$$ set back. Hope all is well, "
-Shelley

4-23-02 NOW THIS WAS A NICE NICE PRINCESS CUT!

"strong work on the diamond! consider it a deal so what's up with the referral system? "
-Jon R. in North Carolina

4-22-01 Thanks for the wire!

"Hi Martin, I wired the money to your bank this afternoon. Due to the time difference the $3450 will credit your account in the morning. Please send the original GIA cert. Thanks for the deal! "
-Warren L.

4-21-02 I'll be waiting for them!

"Marty, I received the ring today and it is beautiful! Thanks so much for your help. Expect lots of referrals from me. "
-Brad H

4-18-02 I HEAR YA BROTHER!

"Actually, I haven't seen it yet but my wife says it looks good. She also said now I need to buy her a wedding band. They're just never satisfied. Shane"
-SHANE

4-17-02 MAN, GUYS LIKE THIS REALLY PUT THE PRESSURE ON US NOW DON'T THEY? NICE JOB, B.

"I just wanted to fire off an email and say thanks for all your help Marty. I proposed to my sweetie at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas last Tuesday night. The funniest part was the woman standing next to us when I got down on my knee. She let out a "WOW! It looks like your finger is on Fire!!" I can't tell you the number of people that have commented on the brilliance and fire of the 13 diamonds!!! People actually came up to us as we waited for our flight home and wanted to know where I got the ring. I gave them the web address so hopefully you will be getting some calls soon. Thanks for being a stickler about cut, table and depth percentages. It definitely shows in the diamonds. Thanks again, P.S. - When should I expect to see the GIA Cert's? Feel free to use this in your Testimonials section. "
-Brian Sowle, Burlington, VT.

4-11-02 YES, ALL THE WAY TO SWITZERLAND. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AT THE EMBASSY!

"Hi, Yes, I got the ring. I got it yesterday. The Mission received it and picked it up from our Mail Room. IT"S GREAT. I am going around showing it to everyone. I'm telling them the story about how I came to find your website too. I'm talking to all the wives here so the word will get spread around. Our store manager immediately could tell the diamon quality. Another lady quickly noticed the Platinum Setting. I love the Ring. It's perfect. It got here safe and sound. I now must be patient for August when my girlfriend will be here to visit. I the perfect place to propose too. The Ambassador's House which just happens to be along the Geneva Lake. It's a perfect spot. Never actually seen a real diamond before I could really notice it's glimming and shining. She is going to love it. Thanks so much for you help. I haven't got the pictures from my trip to Germany yet. I haven't forgotten. I will send them soon. :) The ring is perfect. It's really perfect. I can't wait to give it to her!! Thank you so much for helping me choose it. "
-Joel G. at the US Embassy in Switzerland

4-10-02 SPARKLY!

"Marty, Hope you had a nice vacation! You probably received my phone call before you left requesting you not to send out the diamond but it came anyway. I'm glad because I definitely want to keep it!! It is gorgeous!! Its exactly what I was looking for. I took it to my jeweler and he who claims to sell wholesale could not have matched your price. I do need an appraisal for insurance purposes, I would like the replacement cost to reflect what I paid for the diamond not an inflated price. If your doing the appraisal could you add my setting, its 18k gold with 1.26 ct princess cut invisible setting worth $1,800. Thanks"
-Sue in Ct.

4-9-02 THE SHORT STORY!

"Marty, Short story: She Said yes. She Loves the ring. Set date for 6/29 to be married. Now I need a wrap. Do you even deal in these? If not, can you reccommend someone? Thanks, "
-Patrick W.

3-30-02 SMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTH!

"Hi Marty, I just received the cert and receipt. Thank you for a smooth transaction. And I will highly recommend you when the opportunity arises. Sincerely, "
-Sharlyn in California

3-29-02 Recommend recommend! We appreciate that!

"Marty, Been out of town all week. My wife really liked the ring. Please send the GIA cetificate and if you haven't already, charge my credit card. Thanks a lot. I've got the cards you sent and if anyone I know is looking for jewelry I'll certainly recommend you. "
-Steve A

3-29-02 Well, that heart shape was HUGE!

"Yeah, we got it and it looks fine, The ring is just a little large, but probably ok. Many thanks. "
-Bill from beautiful Pinehurst.

3-28-02 Thanks Barb for the repeat biz!

"Marty- I just wanted to let you know we love the rings. I will give you a call in the next few months to order a diamond band. Thanks for everything "
-Barbara T in New York

3-28-02 And a good mornin' to you!

"Hi Martin, Good morning! Yesterday we got the ring, it is lovely. Thanks. The check of $966.00 is on its way today. Have a nice day! "
-Xiaoling

3-26-02 WAS SO FIRED UP ABOUT HIS PURCHASE HE IM'D ME THROUGH AOL WITH THIS!

"Hey Marty!!! It's Brian from Vermont again. I just got the ring and all I can say is WOW!!! I showed it to a couple of people in the office and they are stunned. They can't believe the price and quality. Just wanted to say thanks and I promise to bring more business your way. "
-BRIAN IN VERMONT

3-26-02 Thanks Aaron!

"Martin, I received the packages. It looks great thatnk you very much"
-Aaron

3-23-02 YES, THAT PRINCESS CUT IS A DARN NICE ROCK!

"Martin Thanks so much for shipping it out! I will have a cashier's check out on Monday in the amount of $ 7945.00 Kindra my wife too be, loved the stone its absolutely beautiful!! We will reefer all of our friends. Sincerely "
-Kevin C. in Florida

3-22-02 WILL DO!

"We're very happy with the diamond...a pleasure doing business with you. Please forward the original certificate. Thanks again "
-Chris

3-21-02 GIA CERTED 1.26 AND 1.29 ROUNDS FOR THE EARS!

"Marty, I got the earrings today as promised. They are quite gorgeous. As I told you before, I'm going to be out of town until Monday. Hopefully, by then I will have the certificates in hand. I'll take them to my local jeweler just to make sure that I have what I'm supposed to have (as per our agreement) and will put a check in the mail to you on Monday afternoon.Thanks again for your help. I'm telling lots of people about you, :) "
-IRIT IN WOODBRIDGE CT.

3-21-02 MIKE, THANKS FOR THE REFERRAL!

"Hi Martin: Yes, the diamond got here. It is beautiful. I just love it. Thanks for all your help. Mike G referred us to you....he said you'd do a great job..thanks again. "
-Antonio and Deby in Florida

3-11-02 INSTANT MESSAGE CONVERSATION, INSTANT DELIVERY!

"CUSTOMER: Hi. Are you there? Dbsdiamonds: How are ya? CUSTOMER: good - you? This is Marty right? Dbsdiamonds: Yep! CUSTOMER: This is Sandi Key- Tom Stasko's significant other. I'm just wondering if you have word the rock Tom purchased last week... haven't seen it yet. CUSTOMER: Or am I just being anxious and impatient? Dbsdiamonds: one sec, let me find his paperwork CUSTOMER: thanx Dbsdiamonds: I'm not sure I'm supposed to say anything, no? CUSTOMER: huh? You were looking into Tom's paperwork to see when the diamond should be arriving here. Last week, Wed, when we talked (you, me & Tom) we thought maybe Friday... Dbsdiamonds: It went out Thurs I believe, I will call my guy once I get off the phone to confirm. CUSTOMER: Thanx CUSTOMER: i'm here for another hour... take your time Dbsdiamonds: calling him right now Dbsdiamonds: Ok, they didn't put the suite number on the package, it is being delivered today. Dbsdiamonds: tracking number is: CUSTOMER: don't bother. Dbsdiamonds: don't need it? CUSTOMER: as you were im-ing... the doorbell rang. Dbsdiamonds: So it got there? CUSTOMER: yep... about 20 seconds ago CUSTOMER: it's sooooo beautiful! Dbsdiamonds: Tell Tom my dummy supplier apologized profusely for not putting the suite number on the package. I checked my notes, again, 100% perfect on my end, I new I couldn't have screwed up! Dbsdiamonds: knew Dbsdiamonds: I bet it is! CUSTOMER: Thanx Marty.... CUSTOMER: Appreciate all your work. "
-Sandi, Tom's significant other

3-11-02 LOCAL JEWELERS WOWED!

"I trust you got my message Friday evening. Thank you Marty. Sooner or later I will probably have a few referrals headed your way. I've had a blast opening up the ring box to a few local jewelers and waching their eyes widen and say " WOW, thats a beautiful diamond....Dont see many like that around here." As you know, I bought the setting locally, but the entire ring appraised at $ 19,650. I had another jeweler look at it as well and came within $ 75 of the other guy, so I trust their appraisal. All that remains is the GIA Certs. on the .25 sidestones. Thanks for everything. "
-TRAVIS IN NC.

3-7-02 MY MAN DEFENDING THE COUNTRY IN SWITZERLAND

"Marty, I first want to thank you for all your help today. You took a great deal of time to answer all my questions and understood my detailed search of diamonds. With Mondera, I was told that I needed to expand my criteria because the diamond would never be found (Too PIcky). What she meant to say was that she didn't have what I was looking for."
-SGT GARCIA JR. IN SWITZERLAND

3-25-02 WHATEVER I CAN DO!

"The ring came on Saturday. Looks great. Thanks for the extra effort in getting it to me by the 25th. "
-Steve

3-7-02 AND 20 MINUTES LATER THE DIAMOND ARRIVED...

"It's here. It's gorgeous."
-Jeremy

3-7-02 SAVED HIM HUGE ON THE DIAMOND, ALWAYS GLAD TO HELP PEOPLE SAVE LOCALLY IF I CAN! NOW GET THAT DIRTBIKE!

"Put the down payment on the ring last night. After the conversation with you, I got them down from $850 to $650. All in all, with your help, this has been a pretty painless experience. I took out a loan for $4k expecting the worse, now I have money left over to buy a used dirt bike or some other toy!! Thanks again!!"
-Jeremy

3-6-02 ORIGINAL CERT IS ON THE WAY!

"Marty- I appreciate doing business with you on the 1.20 Princess cut that I bought from you. Can you please send me the original certificate that accompanies the diamond. You can send it to ... "
-Pat A

3-4-02 BEAUTIFUL 1CT. GIA CERTIFIED PENDANT

"Marty, The necklace is great! I could not wait until the anniversary to give it to my wife and she loves it! You would have thought it was a new boat or something! I received the GIA certificate today. When she needs (or wants) something else I will give you a shout. "
-Jim K in Florida

3-2-02 TEN TIMES BETTER THAN DIAMONDEARRINGS.COM

"Thanks Martin, I received the earrings on Friday. They are great...10X better than the first pair I got from diamondearrings.com. We'll definitely be keeping these, so you can send the actual certificates. Thanks again...and I'll be sure to recommend your services. "
-- Jeff out West

2-28-02 SHOW IT OFF!

"Marty, Look for my Fed Ex package tomorrow - just dropped it off. Thanks so much, again, the diamond is beautiful and once in its setting can't wait to show it off to all my friends and family! While I shop all the time on the Internet, I never thought I would make such a large purchase this way but you made it so easy and efficient with your guaranteed satisfaction and return policy. Thanks again. Regards, Susie "
-Susie in Florida

2-28-02 RAVE REVIEWS!

"HI MARTY!! DA RING ARRIVED THIS MORNING TO RAVE REVIEWS. IT IS BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP. WILL THE CERT ARRIVE TOMORROW OR MONDAY. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE AN APPT FOR AN APPRAISAL ASAP. ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THE INFO ABOUT BECOMING AN AFFILIATE. THANKS AGAIN"
-Kim in NY

2-28-02 BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!

"hi marty, i bought a ring from you a few months ago (i never got a chance to thank you for that, by the way...it's a beautiful ring, and the whole transaction was smooth and flawless, and i got the gia certification thing, so everything worked out great). i'm in the process of trying to get it in insured, and allstate is asking for an "appraisal." i thought that the gia certification thing is what is used for insurance purposes, but who knows, maybe it's not. do you do appraisals? or else how would i go about this? thanks."
-Ambrose in St. Louis, Mo.

2-20-02 DA MAN BABY! THE BEST BABY! SWELLIN' MY HEAD UP!

"Hey Martin, Thanks a lot for getting helping me get the right diamond. My local appraiser who specializes in diamonds told me that I got a "Lamborghini" of a diamond and that I certainly did my homework when I told her what I paid for. Of course I did not tell her what I paid for until she gave me her numbers. And when she did I was one happy camper!! She was right I did my homework but then I cheated to get an "A+" by doing business with you. Your website really deserves the name "diamondsatcost". How many people can really buy a "Lamborghini" at cost? :-) Thanks a lot for all your help at 3am in the morning and for listening and exchanging information via AOL messenger and e-mails and find me the right stone at an awesome price. You are simply the best! I will recommend your site and service to all my friends looking to buy fine diamonds in the future, No doubts!! Do not hesitate to give my e-mail address for references to any potential customers. I will set them straight. :-) Martin you are da man! Thanks "
-Carlos R. Orlando, Fla.

3-25-02 Millions!

"Marty, Thanks millions for the loupe."
-Angela at Ft. Benning, Ga.

2-18-02 BLING BLING!

"Marty, I LOVE IT!!!!! It is absolutely beautiful and perfect for my finger. Bling Bling! My husband likes it too and everybody who has seen it says..."That's Tanya." Thanks for helping me build the ring for me."
-TANYA IN NORTHERN VA.

2-16-02 WHATEVER IT TAKES!

"I apologize again for changing it up on you again. I DO want to keep the ring I have. I changed my mind after I said I wanted to exchange it. Sorry. So please just go ahead and send me the certificate. Thanks again for all your help and understanding. I just want everything to be perfect. I'm sure you know how that goes. So just to summarize, I DO want to KEEP the diamond that I have. I'll be waiting for the certificate. Thanks again. "
-Robert in Florida

2-13-02 DAVID AGAIN!

"Martin, The diamond has surpassed approval.I will mail you a personal check and it will be in the mail Thursday, Feb. 14, 2002. Happy Valentine's Day. "
-DAVID IN NY

2-12-02 NICE, BUYING A DIAMOND FOR MOM!

"Marty, She is liking it very much. I am in the process of getting the dia appraised sometime tomorrow or Thursday. I appreciate your effort to making sure that I recieve the diamond by past Saturday...and my fiance and her sisters appreciate all your help. Thanks and I will be in touch in the future, "
-Andy in Houston, Texas

2-12-02 MAKE SURE IT FITS!

"Thank you Marty! I just got the ring! I'll have Eric try it on tonight to make sure the fit is just right. Thanks again for quick delivery and great service!"
-Dana in Maryland

2-11-02 FOR THOSE OUT THERE, WE HAVE A TRADE ROSTER AND CAN RECOMMEND VERY FINE JEWELRY COMPANIES TO HELP IF NEEDED!

"Marty- The diamond is beautiful and everyone is commenting how good it looks. Oh yeah, and she loves it too. The one thing that I didn't quite get perfect was the size. I think it is about a half size too big. Can you recommend any jewelers around here that could resize it for us? Is sending the ring back for resizing another option? Let me know what you suggest. Thanks,"
-Sasch, San Jose, California

2-8-02 YOU MEAN I'M INCREDIBLE, RIGHT? HAHA, JOSHIN'!

"Hi Martin, I Received the ring today. Fed-Ex is incredible. Thanks for the quick turn around. You did not send me the copy of the GIA report, only a receipt. Rock looks great. I do however need the GIA for its antiquity. Thanks."
-David in Poestenkill, NY

2-8-02 THANKS FOR THE GREAT WORD!

"Dear Marty, I want to personally thank you for all your efforts in finding me the right diamond at the right cost. I received the stone the very next day and it is gorgeous. There was much to consider in my purchase that was beyond just 'the 4Cs.' and I was also hesitant at first to deal on line. I can honestly say Diamond Brokerage Service exceeded my expectations in all areas of this 'big' purchase. Now there is nothing left except for me to ask the big question! Thanks Marty!!! - "
-Neil in CA

2-5-02 ANOTHER NOTE FROM MY DRUG LORD IN FLORIDA!

"Hi Marty, I'm finally home! I can only handle so much time with both the mother and the sister!! Anyway, everything looks real good. I took the ring to appraiser.. (small jewelry store in town).. she said that her mark up would bring it to approx. $8700 and mall mark up around $9300-9500. She also said it'd be difficult to find a band to fit nicely around that setting... and custom made things would be very expensive. Do you know if there are any bands that would go with that particular setting? I'll do baquettes or plain.. and inexpensively as possible. All regular wedding bands are shorter and don't meet up with the band.. and the ring's setting is not straight like most bands. Thank you very much for my ring! I am very very happy with it.. although a little nervous that I'm gonna clank it into something and loosen a stone or something! haha. Even after the Fu*! UP! haha. Let me know about the band. C'ya "
- Pharmacist Angie in Fla

2-4-02 SOOOOOOO MUCH!

"Hey, I got the diamond and confirmed that it is what it said it was. It's gorgeous!!! It sparkles soooooo much!! I got it put in my ring, and I absolutely love it....Thank you! I've already recommended you to all my guy friends. "
-Elizabeth in Washington

2-1-02 This note is a great testimonial, so thanks!

"Hey Marty, I got the ring. It looks great. It's everything I imagined it would be. I am happy with the diamond. I had it verified and it matches the certificate. Can you mail me the original when you get a chance. Also, does that come with the appraised value on it as well. When I asked about appraisals at the shop I went to, they said they were not allowed to do it for things less than 2 years old because of conflict of interest. Anyway, if you would like I can write up my experience with you and give you a testimonial. Let me know. Thanks again Marty. "
-Young-Jin Wilmingon, NC

2-1-02 BEAUTIFUL D VS 1.50 MARQUISE!

"Marty, Thank you!! Just received my ring and I'm speechless! It is absolutely gorgeous and exceedingly more than what I had anticipated. I can't thank you enough. I have to compliment you on how professionally you assisted me and how seemless this whole process was. The most valuable aspect being that I felt you were personally committed to making sure I bought the best quality stone given my preferences. You handled everything and helped me make a good decision. Such a big difference in service & professionalism (and price), compared to a local retailer. Again, bravo, Marty. In a few months I'll be in touch again with another investment. I intend to use you as my long-term broker (so don't go anywhere!) and will certainly pass your name along. Keep up the very fine work. Please also thank Amir as well. The setting is beautiful. Warm regards, "
-Lisa, Vice President in Orlando, Fla.

1-30-02 BIG CLARITY ENHANCED PRINCESS!

"Yes the ring is beautiful. Thank you. I can check this evening. I don't have the card and number with me now. If you only authorized that amount but didn't charge it then go ahead and charge it. It won't go through if you already charged $5000 before anyway, so I am not worried. If all else fails we can pull it off when I go through my bill. Thanks for you help. "
-Michael in NC

1-30-02 AH DARN, I HATE NOT BEING SUCCESSFUL! AND NO TROUBLE AT ALL!

"Marty, I just got word this morning that a company out West has found a diamond with the characteristics that I am looking for. I have agreed to purchase this diamond after I inspect it. This has been a long and tiring search and I wish I had found your website sooner...it probably would not have been so cumbersome. I will say that you have been the best and most professional to deal with and I truly appreciate that. If for some reason this diamond falls through, I will turn directly to you. I expect to be purchasing diamonds in the future and I can tell you that you will be my first call. I am sorry if this search caused you much trouble and I will be talking to you in the future. Thank you for your efforts, "
-Sabin

1-17-02 DARN RIGHT!

"Excellent vendor! Best value on the net!"
-TC in Ohio

1-17-02 EXACTLY!

"Dear Marty, Everything looks great, the setting is exactly what I was looking for. I appreciate everything that you have done to ensure my satisfaction and I will be recommending your services to friends and family (I believe several of my friends will feel some pressure from their girlfriends after my girlfriend shows her ring off). Thank you again. "
-Bob G

1-10-02 THANKS T!

"Hello Martin! I just received to stone today. The Fed-x guy and I missed each other yesterday. The stone looks really good. I'm very pleased. It's been great doing business with you. Hope to do more in the future. Thanks, "
-Teresa

1-16-02 AND YES HE CALLED AND CALLED AND CALLED...

"Marty, I just wanted to share with any and everyone who reads this, just how happy I am with my purchase. I was very pleased when I received my ring a little over a month ago. I proposed at the end of the month of December, she said yes, and now everyone can't stop talking about how big, bright and beautiful her ring is. Some of the comments and reactions that we get from friends/family/strangers are those of disbelief. Well, I definitely wanted to thank you for making this large purchase over the Internet seamless. From my first call, to all the calls in-between (and I did call quiet frequently with questions/changes), to my receipt of the ring, I've felt like you've given me unparalleled service. To anyone out there looking for a honest, upfront, fair, hard-working diamond broker....Marty's definitely the man! "
-Sam in Texas

1-15-02 CUSTOM MADE OFF PICTURE, BIG DOLLARS!

"Marty, The ring arrived today and it's exactly how I envisioned it! My fiance is speechless (a good thing) Thanks for keeping track of and following up on everything. I'll definitely be referring you to anyone else looking to buy diamonds. c-ya! "
-Rich

1-11-02 Thanks Lugang!

"Hi, Martin: Thank you for your wonderful diamond. I am very satisfied with it. I already sent check to you with priority mail with your Pacels Way address. Thank you very much! "
-Lugang

1-11-02 GORGEOUS YEHUDA DIAMOND

"I'm Edna S. and I'm writing for a couple of reasons. First, I've just received my ring (the Yehuda 1.82) and couldn't be more pleased. It's just what I wanted and actually, looks even bigger on my finger than I imagined. The second reason is to let you know how much I enjoyed working with Lisa. Pardon the pun, but she is a jewel. She really gave me an education in diamonds, kept in touch each step of the way and always made me feel as though I was her most important customer. You should be very proud to have Lisa as your salesperson. Best regards, "
-Edna in Washington, DC

1-11-02 NOW THAT IS KEEPING IT SHORT AND TO THE POINT!

"Got ring today - it is perfect. Thanks for all your help. Bankwire should go through by Monday afternoon. "
-William in NC

1-9-02 MAKING IT HAPPEN!

"Thanks Martin! The perfect little stone arrived today just as you promised, and to no surprise my wife accepted it without question. With a DIF and a brilliant cut, what more could she ask? I know...BIGGER! But let's not go there. You made my job of purchasing a high quality diamond at a great price very easy. There's no way a jewelery store could ever compete. Your Web site, selection, price and service made it happen. Thanks again! "
-Tom & Debbie in Texas

1-8-02 YES, WORD GOLDEN, UNMATCHED REPUTATION, LOYAL CUSTOMER? THANKS FOR THE KIND WORDS!

"Marty: Just a quick note to thank you for all your time, effort, and assistance in helping me to secure the "perfect" engagement ring. You may recall that, starting in early December, we together searched for a 2-carat, emerald cut stone within my price range and color/clarity requirements, and eventually were able to find a 201-point beauty. Then, when you were setting the stone in a platinum band, you took the liberty of upgrading the ring at no cost to me. When I received everything I was amazed. I was difficult to "save" it for the next 36 hours until I actually proposed. She said yes, and nearly fainted upon seeing the ring. It was exactly what she dreamed of and wanted. Now, almost 3+ weeks later, I got a call this morning from my financee who had taken the ring/stone to Bailey, Banks, and Biddle for an appraisal. The result -- it was valued at over 3 times what I purchased it from you. When I told her its actual cost, again she was floored. I cannot thank you enough. Your word is golden, your reputation is unmatched, and you now have a loyal customer. Please feel free to post this note on your website as a testimonial to others considering buying expensive diamonds from you through the internet. I'm a true believer. "
-John Lawrence Attorney at Law, Washington, DC Jan 8.2002

1-7-02 Her words, not mine! She actually is a doll to work with...

"Hi Marty, Just wanted to follow up and let you know how beautiful my ring is. All together its 4.92 carats, the center stone being the 2.74. I have been accused of blinding people with it, and I have been asked to turn down my headlight. It is definitely an attention getter, and I couldn't be happier. I took it to a local jeweler for an opinion, and he told me he would have to charge me at least 20,000 for the center stone, so you saved me a lot of money. The jeweler who actually set the stone charged me $275, which seemed like a lot money, since everything was done as far as measuring for the prongs, I paid him anyway because it was the Friday before Christmas and I just couldn't wait. But he got out his loop and told me I had a beautiful stone and that I got a good deal, which I already knew. I will try to send a picture if I can ever figure out how to do it. By the way, I am looking for an omega link chain in white gold, can you help me? Thanks again, "
-Monica (pain in the ass who had to see 4 different diamonds) in Florida

1-5-02 I AM THE MAN! AT LEAST ACCORDING TO HIM!

"Marty- Hope you had a wonderful holiday season! My fiance was blown away by the ring! Great diamond, beautiful mounting. Just to remind you, I purchased the .52 carat, princess cut, D color, VVS2, 4.66*4.65*3.13 diamond with tiffany platinum mounting (size 6.5). I was wondering what you suggest for a band. We are interested in either a plain platinum band or a band with small princess cuts imbedded. Please provide us with some options as well as some costs. Also, I was looking at a 6mm comfort fit platinum band (size 11). Could you also include some prices for this band as well as some other options for mens bands. Thanks- You're the man- "
-Jesse

1-5-02 No chance, Jean! Love THIS business!

"Hi Marty, The ring is awesome! I had to sit down when I first saw it! Thanks for making this purchase so painless. Is there a wedding band to match? Let me know. Have you ever thought of selling cars? Thanks again!!! "
-Jean out West

1-3-02 Jeweler says "INCREDIBLE BUY", thanks jeweler!

"Marty, I had the ring appraised and everything went great!! The Jeweler said that the ring was an incredible buy at $4300. He appraised it at $6400 and had a very difficult time finding any flaws. He also said that the mounting job was Excellent and really displayed the Brilliance and Quality of the diamond. Julie is very very pleased and I want to thank you for all your assistance in both helping me to choice the right diamond and getting it delivered before Christmas. Please send the original GIA report as soon as you can. Again, Thanks Marty "
-John W.

01-02-02 No doubt twice the price!

"Marty, I would like to Thank You for all your help over the holidays with the selection and purchase of our diamond. We are totally satisfied and I can't say enough about the quality and value. If I had ordered the same stone from my local jeweler it would have cost twice the price. I'm going to tell anyone looking for a diamond to contact you last. I know they won't believe how much of a premium they were getting charged after seeing your prices and they can then make the right decision to buy it from you. It seems like once a piece of jewelry leaves the store its much like a new car and loses alot of value. I was a little leery about wiring money but it was well worth it. Feel free to add this to your testimonials. "
-Chris

12-06-01 STRAIGHTENING OUT THE DOUBTERS!

"Hi Marty! I am more than happy... I mean deliriously happy... to report that the "rock" showed up this afternoon! I cannot be happier with this purchase. And, I must tell you, you will have several (if not more) additional hits on your website today thanks to me and this really beautiful artwork. All I can say is that you will have a lifetime of business from me, as I will never by another diamond again from any but you! And thank you for your service. As you could tell from our first conversation, I am a stickler for services (as I provide service for over 300,000 people daily). You have been professional, honest, and extremely responsive. I will write again tomorrow to tell you my husband's and mother's responses (the two critics of my crowd). P.S. Please add this to your testimonial section of your website. People in the Bay Area need to know you have established yourself as a businessman of the highest level!"
-STEPHANIE WORKING WITH THE CITY OF OAKLAND

12-07-01 YES, A FEW ROMANTICS OUT THERE...

"Hi Martin-- Just wanted to say THANK YOU--it just came and I am ecstatic here! Woke up @5:30am this morn and couldn't fall back asleep, so I got up, wrote a poem, took a nice, long run and waited for the FedEx man--it was worth the wait!!!! I am so very very happy, and I know she will be, too. Now I just have to figure when I am going to ask her...if I wait until New Year's, she will totally expect it. Maybe I should catch her off guard, no? I'm having trouble trying to write some of my papers that are due next week for finals--last night it was because I couldn't get it out of my mind, and now I'm just staring at it! And now I'm just babbling. But thanks so much. And I certainly am the type to refer people, and I have friends who are going to be where I am in the ensuing months/years. And of course, you sell more than just engagement rings, so I certainly have you in mind. I hope you have received the check by now--it will clear, no worries. I am soooo stoked! Have a great day--it has been a pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to more of the same. "
-Jake in Washington State

10-11-01 I HAD A 50K CUSTOMER CALL WHO WAS CONCERNED ABOUT WIRING DOUGH PRIOR TO SHIPMENT. AT HIS REQUEST I ASKED SEVERAL OF OUR LARGEST CUSTOMERS TO SHOOT HIM AN EMAIL TO QUELL HIS CONCERNS. STRAIGHT FROM COMPANIES IBM, ANDERSON CONSULTING, MAINSTRIKE AND OTHERS, THE REFERRALS WERE TRUELY INSPIRING AND SO APPRECIATED. I LOVE THIS BUSINESS! WE ALSO TOLD EVERYONE WE DESTROY DIAMOND DISTRICT PRICING!!

"My name is Adam and I writing you per request of Marty Hernandez. I purchased a 3.02 carat diamond, last week, from Marty and I am most satisfied with my purchase. Like you, I was initially concerned with wiring such a large some of money; however, you must put yourself in Marty's position. He is sending you a very expensive item which he is responsible for if you fail to pay. What I did was reviewed the fact that Marty has a public web site, an toll-free number and after speaking with Marty several times I felt comfortable enough to move forward. What was the deal maker for me was Marty's willingness to guarantee that if I wasn't 100% satisfied with the stone, for any reason, I could return the stone at no cost. I secured the purchase with a credit card (good credit does have it's advantages) and then wired the money when I decided to make the purchase. The diamond I purchased was independently appraised (by my appraiser) for $41,000. I purchased the diamond for just under $25,000. I would never have been able to purchase such a great diamond if it wasn't for this type of diamond sales. By the way, other internet dealers require much more info and buyer risk than Marty did. In addition, Marty went to bat for me with his wholeseller when I needed a little extra time (to compare another supplier's diamond) to make my decision. Hence, this referral. Regards and Good Luck, Adam in PA, purchased 10-2001 **************************************************** Marty Hernandez asked that I write to you as a reference. I told him gladly! I first started the e-mail/phone back and forth with Marty last December. I was skeptical about plunking down money for 3.5 carats of high quality diamond to someone I never met. But, I did a background check on Marty and everything looked good. The savings compared to retail or even New York's diamond district were really good. Marty and I went back and forth with databases and found three candidates. He got the certificates faxed to me and we decided on a really nice rock. He then helped me pick a classic platinum setting. I wired Marty the money and he turned it right around. A FedEx arrived at my office with a receipt, the certificate, and a little black box with the monster in it. Every single day my fiancée marvels over the thing and cleans it in an ultrasonic cleaner. We live in a well off part of Long Island New York and even the creme de la rich woman around here drool over her ring. Seriously. Apparently several domestic fights have been caused by woman bitching at their husbands about why such a young girl has a ring soooo much nicer than theirs. Diamonds aside, Marty stepped up to the plate and helped me test phone lines in our office after the WTC attack. We could not make outbound calls but our internet access worked and I instant messengered Marty (since he was the only name that popped up on my instant messanger when I looged on) and he helped me test calls to our New York office from another state. He is a stand up guy and he won't steer you wrong. Sincerely, Mark, CEO ************************************************ Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Rick and I reside in Greensboro, NC. I was contacted via email by Marty Hernandez and asked if I would be willing to provide reference for Diamond Brokerage Service, Inc. In the past 12 months I have purchased seven diamonds (two transactions) from Marty at a significant dollar value. I have been extremely satisfied with my transactions on a multitude of levels. It has been my experience that Marty is a professional in every way. He been forthright in pricing, diligent in obtaining the exact stone size, color, clarity, and dimensions I requested at an attractive price point, and he has delivered consistently. Each transaction has been handled with a high level of personal attention. I have never met Mr. Hernandez in person. I am sure that one of the reasons Marty asked if I would contact you is because I was so hesitant about sending funds in our initial transaction (i.e. I am certain that I was a real pain). I checked with the Chamber of Commerce in his area, contacted his banking reference and read a few postings on a discussion board on the internet regarding others experience with DBS. All indicated that he was a responsible businessman. Being a skeptic, I still had great apprehension of wiring a large sum of money to someone I did not know and had no previous dealings. I am happy to state that in hindsight, I had nothing to worry about. My wife had the opportunity to meet Marty on a trip she took to Washington DC. He was to obtain a ring from her that we had purchased from him. We did this in order to have another similar ring cast and purchase additional stones for it. Her schedule was hectic and difficult, but Marty committed to make the brief meeting work. This included driving to meet her twice before they were successful in meeting. He has consistently demonstrated that he is willing to go 'above and beyond' in his dealings with us. I find the purchase of diamonds to be a very personal transaction. I contacted about a dozen brokers initially and pared my short list down to three. In the end, I felt the most comfortable with Marty's approach and style. I have been delighted by Marty, his level of service, the quality of the stones I have purchased from him, the value of the cost vs. appraisal, etc. My wife is very proud of her diamonds and gets compliments on them wherever we go. I now openly refer friends and family to Marty with the confidence that they will have a similar experience as mine. As full disclosure, I am writing as a very satisfied customer. I do not have a relationship with Marty other than business, and I do not stand to gain anything from this testimony. If I can be of any assistance to you regarding my dealings with DBS, please do not hesitate to contact me. My email and telephone numbers appear at the bottom of this note. Sincerely, Rick @ IBM ************************************************* Marty asked me to drop you a note related to the diamond i bought from him in June. I am a partner with Accenture (prior name Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting). I live in Va. Beach but work in New York City with my primary client American Express. I have known Marty for a number of years and when I started to look around for engagement rings I gave him a call. I did extensive research on quality of diamonds and price over a two month period. I looked on-line, jewelry shops and in the diamond district in ny. In the end Marty was able to provide me with a top end high quality diamond at a great price. I saved approx. $3,000 to $5,000 from the quotes i got from the diamond district. Forget about jewelry stores. Also, the ring was appraised at double the value i paid for it. Regarding the transaction Marty gave me a few options of diamonds from a quality and price perspective. I made my selection, wired him the money and received the ring and certificate 3 days later. I am very happy with the quality of the product as well as the service that marty provided during the purchasing of the diamond. If i can answer any additional questions please call me at ###-#### TIM D. ***************************************************** "

7-19-01 Oh my, what a response!

"Marty -- just received it. Oh my goodness! It's everything I wanted and then some... Just breath-taking. The setting is gorgeous. Thank you so much. Many smooches and hugs for sure!!! "
-Susan in California

12-30-01 OOOOOPS!

"Martian, My wife loved the ring. One small problem though. I thought I had order a white gold band, not yellow gold. Can I have the band changed? Thanks, "
-Mark C.

01-01-02 Uncerted marquise at great price!

"Dear Martin: My friends love the diamond you sent us, and it's definite go for the sale of the .85 marquise. Thank you so much for all your help and your prompt response in finding a diamond in his price range, that still had good color and clarity. Sincerely, "
-Dee D.

12-24-01 MILITARY DUDE OVERSEAS, HAD RING SENT TO SISTER TO SURPRISE HIS NOW WIFE-TO-BE!

"Marty, The ring was awesome, everything worked out great. Thanks a lot, I'll be in touch for a wedding band."
-Jake

12-23-01 BIG HEARTS AND ARROWS DIAMOND!

"Marty --Just wanted to let you know the diamond looks great. Got it mounted and gave it to my girlfriend Friday night, Best part is she said yes!!! Thanks for everything. Could you please send me the original cert. ASAP -- I need to get it appraised and insured and the insurance co. was asking for it. Let me know when I can get it. You can send it to my home address, which is... Thanks again and I have passed you name onto several friends who are "in the market". Happy Holidays!! "
-CHRIS IN VA.

12-21-01 NO, YOUR ORIGINAL RESPONSE WORKS GREAT!

"Marty: I received the ring and paperwork around noon. The stone looks great, just what I wanted and was hoping for. The ring is likewise fine and the setting appears sufficient tight. In sum, it is amazing. I'm sure that Jamie will be quite thrilled Saturday evening. Again thanks for all the help and assistance. I'll pass your name and site on to others I know are looking albeit down the road a bit. If you'd like a referral or testimony for your website, let me know and I'll provide a formal letter. Happy Holidays. "
-John L.

12-17-01 MATCHING PAIR OF GIA CERTED PRINCESS CUTS FOR EARRINGS

"Martin, I just came from the bank, where I wired you the money for the stones. You should see it within 24 hours. Thanks so much for your help and prompt attention with my wife's Christmas present! I was very nervous at the beginning about purchasing loose diamonds this way, but I have been pleasantly surprised. I was able to get exactly the diamonds I wanted with no hassle, and they appraised at 30-40% above what I paid for them. What a fantastic experience! I will never buy diamonds from a retailer again. Have a great Christmas and New Year!"
-Kevin K in California

12-15-01 JESS, WE HAVE NUMEROUS JEWELRY STORE EMPLOYEES WHO BUY FROM US!

"Marty- The diamond is unbelievable!!! I took it to a couple of jewelers to be examined and they were blown away!! The laser incription was a sight to see! One jeweler from "Fredricks" actually asked me where I had purchased the diamond. She said she was looking for her son, so I passed your card along (she seemed really excited after I told her how much I paid!). Sort of ironic, huh? I've got a few other friends that will be buying a ring within the next year and I'll definitely be sending them your way. This was the easiest, most gratifying purchase I have ever made. Thanks for your time and passing the saving onto me. I'll be contacting you about the wedding bands in the future. Have a wonderful Christmas!!! "
-Jesse H, West Des Moines, IA

12-11-01 TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CLIENT

"Marty, I recieved the diamond this afternoon and had it appraised by a gemotologist.The diamond is beautiful and dazzling. I mail the check (via priority mail) this afternoon. You should get it within 3-5days. I made out the check to Diamond Brokerage Service. Hope this is not a problem. It was great doing business with you. My review on the epubliceye.com site will definately reflect my satisfaction with this purchase. I will without hesitation recommend you to my friends. The quality of the stone and the customer service have exceeded my expectations by far. Thanks."
-Vikas A. in Texas

12-11-01 SHE BOUGHT FROM ANOTHER ONLINE COMPANY THE FIRST TIME, THEN DISCOVERED US. THE POWER OF DBS! SAVE SAVE SAVE!

"Hi Marty- I wanted to let you know the pear shape diamond for Rudy arrived today. It looks very nice! I will take it to my jeweler tomorrow and unless anything unexpected pops up it should be a go! Thanks for all your help. Also, we will need the original GIA--I will confirm tomorrow. Rudy actually returns from Australia tomorrow so it's perfect time. Thanks again. "
-Cheryl K in California

12-11-01 Always!

"Dear Martin, The stone arrived this morning and is very nice. Thank you so much for making this such a pleasant purchase. Best regards,"
-Stave K, Astoria NY

12-08-01 RETIRED COP IN CALIFORNIA WHO BOUGHT A 3.70+ CLARITY ENHANCED DIAMOND. AL, ENJOYED WORKING WITH YOU VIA THE WEB.

"Martin It has arrived and it is beautiful thank you again "
-Al G, retired policeman in California

12-7-01 HE OWES ME HIS LIFE!

"Thanks again, Marty! I will take the ring to a local appraiser here. My husband says he owes you his life! :) He knows how to keep me happy. He also says he's worried my hand will fall off my wrist... I told him not to worry. I'm 6'0", so I need a larger stone to go with the rest of my frame! :) Will let you know about my Mom later today!"

8-17-01 BLUE WHO? MOND WHO? NOW THIS WAS A SHOPPER! GOOD JOB!

"** High Priority ** Marty - I received the diamond today right on time. The diamond is absolutely AWESOME. This is by far the largest purchase that I have ever made over the internet. I want to say thank you and I want to let you know that I appreciate how helpful you have been. This was the easiest purchase that I have ever made, especially considering it was the most I have ever spent over the internet. If any of your customers needs a testimonial send them my way. Before coming to your site I had looked at a number of retail locations and other online jewler stores like Blue Nile and Mondero. Your prices were far and away the best and now I can say that your professionalism and service was even better. I will be sending friends your way, and I am sure that I will be buying more jewelry in the future. I hope you have a GREAT vacation! Once again thank you for everything!!! "
-Matt in Franklin Lakes, NJ

9-24-01 $28000 order for father and son.

"Marty, I just wanted to thank you for all your assistance. The customer service you provided was exceptional! The follow through, making sure the diamond was shipped on time and to the proper place with the time constraints we had was great. I spent allot of time researching stones, (heck when you spend over $11k just for a stone your better do your homework) I knew exactly what I wanted, the hard part was finding a great value coinciding with exception service at a good reputable dealer. I have to say you met those qualifications. The fact is I looked at a stone at a local jeweler that was also listed on your website, yes that is right exact same stone verified by the GIA cert.) and your price was $1,900.00 less. No matter how hard I tried to get some of my local jewelers down in price your price was by far the better. Also of over the 40+ web-sites I went into no one else had the stone any cheaper than you, in fact most were more expensive. Thanks again Marty and I would be glad to recommend your service to others. Regards,"
-Richard H.

12-05-01 HIS GIRLFRIEND EMAILED FROM CHINA ON THE ROCK OF CHOICE!

"Hi, Marty, I have got my rock! It really looks beautiful. Thank you for making this deal with me!Right now,the only thing I do need from you is the original(best not a copy) certificate from GIA for my rock.I couldn't find it in the package.Would you please send me as soon as possible? Thanks a lot! Yours sincerely, "
-MIN IN MIDWEST

11-30-01 $25K 3 CARAT PEAR

"Marty, I received my stone. It looks great! I plan on getting more later. So I will see you soon. Thanks again. "
-Fred B. in Fla.

11-28-01 On a sidenote, he is returning the ring because some friend of a friend of a friend who is a DM in the jewelry industry is supposed to be able to save him a couple hundred bucks on the ring even though the DM conceded he could not touch the price we did on a 1ct E VS round diamond. There sure is more to this story than we are aware of, smell a retail SNOW JOB or some FEARMONGERING in the making! I am sure this doesn't make sense to you, too!

"Hello. Chris in Indiana here. I just got the ring, I stopped on my way home and picked it up (I wasn’t able to be here when it arrived). I must tell you that from just looking at it, it looks awesome. I’ll still need to take it to get a professional opinion, of course, but I think it should blow through that with flying colors. I’ll try to have that all taken care of by Friday. It does look amazing though. Thanks, "
-Chris at Indiana University

11-26-01 Will do Dave...Thanks Amir to the fine work you've done for us!

"Marty Please let Amir know that Sharon loves her ring and that she has recieved numerous complements about it. Thanks again for all your help. "
-Dave in Northern Va.

11-25-01 SUCH NICE COMMENTS...

"Marty, The diamond arrived on Tuesday as promised. Its beautiful and surpassed my expectations (and hers). Thanks for the truly great service. Until now I was skeptical about buying a diamond online and thought it was a risky proposition; now I'll recommend it to anyone I know that's in the market. I did a lot of research before buying, thoroughly checked out all of the other major online diamond resources, and your selection and prices are the best. I thought I might have to compromise on service, but on the contrary I found your service to be first rate. Thanks, Geoff PS - By the way, please send an original copy of the GIA certificate as soon as you can."
-Geoff in Maryland

11-20-01 One of our original customers, still thankful!

"Martin, I got an email from a friend asking me if I still had your card--I believe he's looking to buy an engagement ring. I was glad we still had you business card/magnet. Expect to hear from Chris Perrin. Also wanted to mention how thrilled my wife still is about the ring we bought through you in 1999--my 10 year anniversary gift to my wife. That was a great experience! We appreciated your patience with us as we tried to figure out what we wanted, and your working with us to get the perfect diamond and setting. The ring continues to attract attention. Glad to see you are still up and running. I hope your third year will be better than the first two combined. Cheers "
-Daws O in the Air Force

11-12-01 No stress, let the pro handle ya!

"Marty, Just wanted to let you know that the ring arrived on Saturday with no problems. I had it appraised today and everything looks great. It appraised for just about double! I greatly appreciate all of you help and knowledge and will certainly recommend your company to others in the future. You turned a potentially stressful situation into an enjoyable experience. The only thing I need now is the original GIA certificate and we will be all set. Thanks again!"
-SCOTT M.

11-11-01 Yes, constant theme, freakin' suppliers don't like releasing originals until transaction is complete...

"Marty, I received the diamond on Saturday at 3:30PM. My Regular Mail person brought it. It looks great. You delivered like a good businessman. Great. She is very excited and pleased with it. Thanks. I couldn't find the GIA certificate. Was it to be in the package or are you going to send it later? Thanks again, "
-Marlin

11-10-01 Steer them buds!

"Marti, Got the package ontime.. looks great, thanks for all your help. I will steer buds your way in the future. Thanks, "
-Andy M.

11-09-01 Appreciate you doing that...

"Marty, I got your message this morning, and the package just arrived a couple of minutes ago.. The ring looks incredible, thank you so much for your help with the selection. If you could pass along a list of appraisers in my area, that would be great.. Thanks again for your help, and I'll be sure to pass your name along to any friends in the market for rings.. "
-Christian in Somerset, NJ

11-8-01 Yes, good luck, sir!

"Martin, Thanks for all the help with the ring. I got it today and had it appraised during my lunch. He gave me an insurance appraisal of between $4800 & $5200. Compared to what I purchased it for that was great to hear. Wish me luck on the next step. Sincerely, "
-Chris A.

11-05-01 Hell ya, don't pay that California state tax! This on an AGS Triple Zero Hearts and Arrows too!

"The diamond looks great to me! I'm bringing it in for an appraisal tomorrow, I don't think there will be any problems. Thanks for the immediate delivery. Talk to you soon. "
-Claudio in California

11-02-01 Another Jeweler/Appraiser shocked at our pricing!

"Marty, Will send the check tomorrow. Thanks for all the help. You'll be happy to know (maybe not as happy as I am) that I got the stone appraised yesterday, and they valued it at 5750. The women who did the appraisal was shocked at the price I paid ($3660), and reiterated how well I had done shopping for diamonds... (That part made me laugh, cuz 2 wks ago I did know cut from clarity) Anyways thanks for the great service you've provided and I'll recommend your site to my friends when they finally decide it's time for the big question. "
-JAMES AT KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE

10-29-01 Ideal cut diamond earrings for anyone?

"Dear Martin: She liked the earrings quite well. For your information, they appraised locally a Lazare Kaplain (sp?) dealer at $10,700 mounted with the La Pousett settings (He was the one who suggested them and my wife says they are quite comfortable). He indicated that both stones were a little deep, especially the G color stone, and would be graded by AGS as either a 1 or 2 cut grade. [He dismounted the diamonds as one prong covered the GIA engraving and to measure the diamonds. His cut grade was an estimate as he did not have access to a Sarin machine to measure the pavilion and crown angles.] But, they compare favorably to the Lazare and "Russian" cut stones in stock. Thank you for your assistance in this purchase. Thomas Steele"
-Thomas S.

11-01-01 All taken care of...

"Hi Marty- Just wanted to let you know that I proposed last night and everything went well. She loves the ring. One problem. It's too big. I had you size it at 6 1/4 and she is about 4 3/4 to 5. I don't know if you remember the setting I bought from you, but it is platinum and has 4 channel set princess cut stones (2 on each side). Is this going to be a problem having it sized down that much? If so would there be a possibility of ordering a different setting from you (different size but same setting) and sending the ring back to have it re-set? If so, what would you charge for something like that, and would you even be willing to take the current setting back? I've had the ring for a few weeks now, but up until last night it was sitting in the box still. Just wanted to know what your policy was on this and if you are willing to work with me on this. Let me know what you think. Thanks, "
-Adam D

11-19-01 Looking out for his bud...

"Marty, I bought a diamond from you in April, 2000 and not only was pleased but was absolutely amazed that you even drove the diamond down to Virginia for me. Now i have a good friend who is looking for a good diamond. He wants something with G or H color, VVS1 to VVS2 clarity, very good table and depth, between 1.00 and 1.2 carats. He's looking to stay in the $5,000 to $6,000 range. Please let me know what you can do. "
-Michael G.

11-16-01 Taking care of buddies who were in the jewelry business...nice job blowing it, Rafi!

"She totally loved it. Only one problem I found out: Saturday before she got it, she stopped at Bailey's and was looking at watches for me. Raffi came out to say hi and in the discussion asked her if she had the ring on! I hope you have someone else to refer people to once I decapitate him!!!!!!!!!!!! Check didn't leave until Tuesday, forgot Monday was a holiday. If you don't receive today call me, I'll cancel and FedEx another. I will have Nadia call you. By the way, do you know anyone that can give a great deal on a new Patek Philippe? Much thanks again, "
-Mike in Rockville, Md

10-12-01 HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

"Marty... Thank you so much for all of your help! The diamond arrived today and it's absolutely beautiful...I can't even describe how happy I am! Thanks again,"
-Jennifer in Ohio

10-11-01 BEWARE THE APPRAISER, WE'VE SEEN THIS AT LEAST 10 TIMES THE PAST 3 YEARS. HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND FULL DISCLOSURE IS OUR MOTTO, CAN'T VOUCH FOR THEM!

"Martin, I want to thank you for been so patient with me I have to tell you I have in my hands one of the most amazing diamonds i've ever seen. The apprasial was positive I went to two Gia gemmologist here in Puerto Rico and they identified it with presition. The thing was that I had a first bad experience with a gemmologist, also from Gia, that did an act, with the intention of defraud me telling me that the diamond has been work on, to upgrade its clarity, and that the cut and the color weren't right, not to count the possibility that the certification was false, all of these in front of his employees that at first were impressed by the stone and then you know, follow the leader and his intention of offering me a "better deal". Anyway, he was soon expose when the other gemmologist, who were very professional did their appraisal and identification. Thanks a lot again, I will give you a follow up on the mounting as soon as my girlfriend makes up her mind about the design."
-David in PUERTO RICO

10-11-01

"Martin, The appraisal went well yesterday. The appraiser says the stone is every bit as good as the certificate shows. It really is a beautiful diamond..... Thanks! You should have received the check by now. Please let me know if you haven't. How long before you can send the original GIA Certificate? Thanks again. It was a pleasure doing business with you. I will definitely recommend your services!! "
-Steve P in Riverside, Illinois

10-10-01

"Marty, I just got the diamond. It looks beautiful. I will be getting it appraised on Friday and everything should be alright, at least if the looks of it are concerned. I will let you know if anything otherwise. You will definitely get repeat/referral business from myself and friends. Thanks man. "
-Dan

9-27-01 A woman who takes matters into her own hands, gotta love it!

"Thanks, I'm having the diamond mounted on a platinum setting today. It's my upgraded wedding ring of 2 years of marriage. I'm real happy with the diamond. My husband doesn't know how much I spent on the upgrade. Thanks, ac"
-Angelle in California

9-26-01 ANOTHER IBM CUSTOMER

"Marty, please send Pete your web site so he can look at possible wife gifts for the holidays Hey , he is my boss you give him a good deal!!!!!!!!!!!! Also - the ring you set me up with looks great. Let me know when the GIA is to be sent. Had the ring re sized and appraised, looks great.. thanks again."
-Joel at IBM

9-25-01 The importance of understanding dimensions on an emerald cut.

"Hi Marty! We picked up the stone today. WOW! It looks beautiful! Thanks so much for everything. I'll let you know about the mounting. "
-Heidi in Florida

8-13-01 Ah these romantic guys, they kill us!

"Hi Marty, I wanted you to have the feedback of how Paula got her ring Saturday night. At a B&B special to us we were on the porch gazing at the night sky. This time of year the Perseides Meteor showers are in full swing. A meteor lit up the sky right on cue. I asked her if she had made a wish upon the star? She said she had. I placed the small box in her lap and said: "is this your wish?" Of course the rest is clear. She was very impressed and pleased with the quality of the ring and diamond. I thank you for having a role in that night. I will always laugh when remembering when I placed the order while in a truck teaching a driver! Thanks again for the good service."
-Gary L

9-27-01

"Martin, Just wanted to check and see when the GIA certificate would be mailed and request a price for the men's band that you have on your card. The ring was very well received. Thanks, "
-Rob T.

9-26-01 We like the "WOW'S"!!

"Hi Marty! The ring just arrived. Wow! It's beautiful and even more than I expected. We are very pleased and cannot thank you enough. I have passed your name, as well as your website, on to many people. They will be calling, for sure. We are interested in another piece of jewelry, so I will be calling you soon. Many thanks,"
-Linda in South Riding, Va.

9-25-01 Customer emailing another on our service.

"Michael I came across them on an internet search for diamonds. They responded to a query I entered in on one of the search pages. I decided to buy from them because Lisa gave me the most personal service of anyone I spoke with, and I spoke with many many diamond dealers. In addition, they had the best price, hands down. Better than any other jeweler or internet retailer I could find. Trust me, I looked everywhere. The appraiser I took it to confirmed the validity of the diamond. He said it was an awesome stone and said he would have sold it for ten percent more than I paid. It even looked bigger than I thought it would because of the ratios Lisa told me to stick with as far as depth etc. The prices were much better than I found in my area or any of the surrounding areas. No complaints, never a second thought once I saw the stone. No other referrals, sorry. "
-Sean G

9-24-01 Custom trillion diamond bezel order.

"Got 'em. They look great! Thanks for everything. The only thing missing was her earring that I sent you. It was round, white and yellow gold with the French loop thing. I hope your trip went well. Thanks, "
-Tim

9-21-01 Near my old stomping grounds!

"Marti, First I want to thank you for your patience and great help with my order. My husband and I have been searching for a new ring, one that I can be proud of, but still be able to wear while riding the horses and not worry TOO much. You were great. I took him onto many other sites, and, well......................the prices were not even close. We are very excited to see it on Tuesday. I can't wait! I'll let you know when it arrives. Oh, I also called your friend in Clifton and he was very nice. He is going to fix my original, engagement ring. The one I destroyed the prongs on, while riding a horse. Darn those horses! I am very please with both of you. You helped an uneducated jewelry shopper to not feel like a total dumby! Many, many, thanks!"
-Linda in South Riding, Va.

9-21-01

"Marty: I hope this email finds you, your family, and friends in good health, especially after last weeks tragedies. Hpefully, your vacation went well. I gave the ring to my wife, and she was truly suprised. The second she wakes up in the morning it's on her hand. We had it independently appraised two days after receiving it. The appraiser was very impressed. He actually upgraded the diamond to a VVS2. He said that GIA can be very strict at times. Anyway, We coundn't be happier. I wanted to follow up and see when the original certificate would be sent to me. I know that you said it may take a week or two. Theres no rush. Thought I would just check in. Thanks again,"
-Matt in NJ

9-21-01

"Marty - got the ring about 11:00AM yesterday. I liked it, she was blown away. Thanks much for your help - you' re great."
-David C.

8-31-01 Hi Oracle Corporation!

"Marty, I proposed today and she said YES. How could she not with the excellent diamond and ring set you helped me to pick out (I think she loves me also). Thanks for all of your help in getting the right diamond and ring set. Very much appreciated, and I would definitely recommend your service to others. Thanks again, "
-Greg at Oracle Corporation, Tx

8-27-01 Watch out for mother-in-law, they cost you money!

"Hey Marti, Sorry haven't gotten back to you. I went on vacation for two weeks. Obviously I decided to keep the stone. After going to that site you should me with the mounts it opened up a whole new can of worms. My financee decided she didn't want a cathedral mount but something similar to another one she saw there. Then her mom got involved. Mistake #1. She involved her mom and her sister. Mistake #2...To make a longer story short, my financee decided she'd have a mount done similar to her great grandmother's. Yeah. bottom line I won't be ordering that cathedral after all. I do however want you to order me a loupe. I can either send you a check or pay it by credit card. whichever. I will write you a testimonial if you would like..being that I've gotten pretty good at singing your praises over the last couple of weeks. True True I made it pretty easy for you, but hey, you did the same for me. haha Hope your Dad is doing well."
-Mike in California

8-17-01 Ah, destiny in the cards...also a nice comparison to "non-certed" goods.

"Marty, Everything worked out great. I figured since it got shipped it was destiny. I also compared the stone to another E VS2 and it crushed the other stone. I already had it set and it looks great. Good deal! Thanks for your help Regards "
-Jason in New Jersey

8-10-01

"Marty, I received the diamond ring today. (The package was here yesterday, but I was not home to receive it). The ring looks fabulous, along with the platinum mounting. Thanks again for everything. "
--Tsung in Maryland

8-29-01 Hmmm, pump up the enthusiasm here!

"Marty, I received the stone and mounting this morning. It's being appraised and set tomorrow. The diamond looks beautiful. Who should I make the check out to? Thanks."
-Steve in Illinois

8-8-01 Damn, need to beat my jeweler up!

"Marty - I had the ring appraised and tightened today. The tightening was free because the man was a friend of a co-worker. The ring appraised at $6000 so needless to say I am extremely happy. Thank you so much for everything you did. I will recommend you to all my friends. Could you please send the original certificate to me. Thank you so much."
-Doug in Bellaire, Texas

8-21-01

"Hey. The diamond looks great. I know she will love it. I'm taking it to get it appraised today. I can't wait to find out just how much of a deal I got. I assume you will send me the original AGS certificate once you get it. Thanks agian."
-John at Synexis

8-7-01 Gotta love a great sense of humour...

"Hi Martin, Well, I got the stone today and I must admit I was disappointed and upset...that I didn't find you a lot sooner hahahahaha...The stone was great, a definite keeper. Tonight we will confirm the mount she wants and size and I'll let you know tomorrow. I made the mistake of letting her know I have the stone so now the rush is on to get it on her finger... hope your dad is doing better. "
-MICHAEL IN TRACEY CALIFORNIA

8-2-01 Am I? Yes! Yes! haha

"Great New! You're amazing! Thanks for all of your assistance... "
-Yvonne in California

8-2-01 Great great personality!

"Hi Marty. Well, my finished necklace arrived today. I had the diamond mounted in a diamond, not a square shape. The bail is one, vertical, tapered baguette, and they got one that was a very good quality to match the diamond you got for me. I had it mounted in white gold, so you really don't even notice the mounting, you just see this beautiful diamond pendant. The store in Austin was so impressed with it, they are going to make a similar setup and sell it in their store. They thought the diamond was beautiful, as do I. The whole thing is just one big sparkle when you look at it. Thanks so much for helping me find that really gorgeous diamond to make it all possible. If I ever get a picture of it that is clear, I'll send it to you. Unfortunately, I don't have a close up lens, but we'll see. Thanks a ton Marty. Oh, feel free to use this as a testimonial and you can even give out my screenname for a reference, so long as they put something in the subject line so I know they are a referral from you. With much appreciation,"
-Jeanine in Texas

7-24-01 I'm the man again? I feel like I'm on the golf course! And another retailer faces the wrath of the DBS power...

"Marty: The stone you sold me is fantastic; I do not have the words to describe it. Appraisal at 6000.00 bones. Yes, you are the man again. When I told the people at Jareds what I paid for such quality they could not believe it. You can see right through the diamond. The sparkle, the shine, no buyers remorse here pal! If I ever get the chance to meet you in person I would like to shake your hand. My fiance loves the stone! You my friend are a terrific guy. Thanks again; "
-James P. in Gahanna Ohio

7-24-01 Ok, ok, you doubting Thomas's out there, I know you want to think I solicit for these kind of responses, I promise I don't!

" Marty, I received the diamond this morning at my office ... WOW!! Thank you so much for all your help, you truly are a pleasure to work with. Although I was a little nervous about purchasing a diamond online, you and your company eased all of my concerns and provided me with a brilliant and beautiful stone. I am so thankful for the blessing. Feel free to use my name and/or email address as one of your references or testimonials. Thanks again! "
-Blake in Texas

8-3-01 Vuuuuuuuuala

"Martin, Just got the ring, thanks very much. I will try and get an appraisal some time soon. When will you be sending the cert. through? Please send it to my home address. Thank you very much for all you help."
-Eli in Overland Park, KS

7-29-01 Near my old hometown!

"I got the diamond....it arrive shorting after noon. We'll take it and have it looked at....but it looks wonderful. I'll let you know soon! Thanks again!"
-Keith in Warrenton, Va

7-29-01

"Hey Marty I received the ring yesterday, it looks great. I am very impressed with your service. I will definetly recommend you to friends. Thanks"
-Dan S. in Brighton, Michigan

8-5-01 Lisa is becoming a regular in this section!

"Hi Marty Just wanted to let you know we rec'd the ring on saturday......its beautiful! I will be sending you a check this week. Thx So Much!"
-LISA F.

8-3-01 At least? Probably double!

"Marty- The ring did come today after all. It looks great! She's going to love it. To my untrained eye, the cut looks fantastic and the color is whiter than I expected. I'll get it appraised, but don't see how it couldn't be worth at least what I paid. Thanks for the great service. Please send the original GIA cert when you get it. "
-Mike in Placitas, NM

7-25-01 D VVS princess order

"Hi Marty. The diamond arrived today, and it is really beautiful. I'm going to take it to Austin to have it mounted tomorrow. You did an awesome job picking out one that would be as lovely as I had hoped. Thank you so much. I'll let you know how it turns out mounted. Thanks again, "
-Jeanine in Texas

7-27-01

"Hi Marty, I just wanted to let you know that I am very happy with the engagement ring I received. And lucky for me, my girlfriend was very happy too! Thanks again for your help. "
-Mike in Connecticut

7-16-01 Binga banga boinga...what else is new??!!

"Hello Marty, I picked up the engagement ring last Friday afternoon. The ring is beautiful and looks great on Alaine's finger. We had the ring appraised on Saturday, and I was pleasantly shocked at the retail appraisal! Could you just let me know about the original GIA certificate because we want to put that document into the safe deposit box with the appraisal document. Again, thanks for your business. The diamond and ring are beautiful. "
-Robert M in Olive Branch, MS

7-26-01

"Hey M! Eagle landed today. Love It!! Thank you for your help in selecting a pretty stone for the price. It is truly lovely. Best Regards I will recommend you to anyone looking for a diamond. "
-Tammy in Crossville Tennessee

7-26-01 Combo of emails

"Marty, Picked up the ring yesterday and all is wonderful. Thanks, and sorry for the hassle with my doubtful ass. You know I had that mounted and I swear it got bigger, but checked the inscription and it was definitely the same stone. Wow what a beautiful stone. Thanks a lot. Take care. Gary Marty, Dropped the stone off at the jewelers to be mounted and appraised. A quick visual was good, but being the cautious bastard that I am I won't be satisfied until I get it back with the appraisal and all. It is a gorgeous stone. She is going to love it. Thanks "
-Gary in Cincinnatti Ohio

A Principal for a company in Reno, 7-08-01.

"Damn you do good work! The diamond arrived today and it's *&%$^# beautiful! One hundred times what I expected. Thanks a lot for all of your work, the great deal, and an absolutely beautiful engagement ring. Thanks again!"
-Tom C

7-19-01 Found a monster of a gem overseas for this client!

"I just got it!!!!!!! Thanks man, this thing rocks. Once I give it to her I will write you back. I am getting it appraised this afternoon and I will fill you in on that as well. Thanks again soooo much, "
-Brian in Texas

7-13-01, major rush job on D VVS!

"Marty. Got it - looks really nice. Thanks for all your help. I will be proposing Monday, so if things don't work out or she's not satisfied, we will get back to you when we get back from vacation (Monday, July 23rd). We both know, however, that she is going to be completely satisfied!!! Thanks again. I tried calling your voicemail, but it was overloaded - if you could confirm to this email, I won't bother calling again later. "
-Gordon S. in San Francisco

An order from NJ, 7-9-01

"Hello! I have recieved the ring last week. Thank you. It looks very nice, in fact it looks better than I expected. Stone is very nice. Most of the streaks are in the corner and are covered by a prong, so it is hardly possible to notice any flaws even when using a magnifying glass. I will get it appraised this week and I expect it to value higher than what I paid for it. Once ring gets appraised, I will leave a positive feedback for you at the publiceye.com. Will recommend you to my friends when their time comes. "
-Eugene K

7-13-01, we built a BEAUTIFUL Tacori type platinum ring with some real sweet princess cuts...saved him major major dollars on the mounting!

"Marty - Looks fantastic! Now I just have to decide how to give it. I hope mail delivery is early today. It can show up anytime between noon and 6pm. Thanks for your help. Enjoy the links. "
-Bill in Atlanta, Ga.

"My husband and I have been researching diamond prices in the malls, local jewelry stores and on the internet ... searched 15-20 websites that claimed to have ‘wholesale’ prices ... none could compare to the pricing we found at DIAMOND BROKERAGE SERVICE we got an AWESOME diamond."
-KR, Minnesota

6/4/01 FROM CRAIG IN FLORIDA

"I've never seen such a beautiful diamond as the one I purchased from Marty and Diamond Brokerage Service. My fiancée and her friends hadn't either... everyone we meet remarks at how gorgeous it is. I am also happy to say that it was the easiest purchase I have ever made, and I have never felt this comfortable making an internet purchase. It was easier than a trip to the supermarket. DBS proved that the engagement process is an exciting one, not a frustrating or fearful one. Thanks again Marty, Craig And a follow up: I just wanted you to know that I received the GIA report. I don't need to tell you that the rock was a huge success. I also wanted to let you know that I am in the process of writing a "client letter" to you and the Better Business Bureau. You made this daunting experience of a lifetime enjoyable and easy, and most importantly, with a high level of comfort."
-CRAIG

This customer made her first diamond purchase through a company that sent her a clarity enhanced diamond. No doubt that would have been a shocker to anyone! We EARNED her trust, and her response was...

"Marty, The diamond came this morning around ten. It is wicked gorgeous! I took it to the jeweler to be reset. It should be ready by Wednesday. I can't wait. You should have some new business after everyone at work sees it. Thanks again for all your help."
-Carol

6-12-01

"Hey Marty, I actually got engaged on june 8th and she loved the ring man... everybody loved it and they are very impress with the look of the diamond and the setting (she really loved it) so I think it was worth every second of effort. Thanks a lot for all your help and the on-time delivery of everything so I could put the whole thing together. I did put some effort in the proposal, I took her to the beach at sunset where I bottle washed to shore and inside there was a love letter asking her to marry me, she was speechless so I think it worked. "
-Ivan in Florida

6-13-2001

"Your rocks are the envy of all of my fiancees's friends! Ha Ha!! We have gotten so many compliments, it's awesome!!!! It appraised for 180% of what I paid and the lady that appraised it was VERY interested in where I got it from. The wedding is 1 year and 15 days away (not that I'm counting) and we'll be looking for a band closer to the wedding. She knows exactly what she wants, so we will definitely be in touch."
-Jason K.

A DBS customer who utilized the 'Design Your Own Ring' program says:

"The diamond ring is absolutely beautiful. I am so thoroughly impressed by how good it looks on my fiancee’s finger. I am really glad that you were the one who put together the ring for me in the end. I am definitely very satisfied with my purchase. Thank you!"
-DK, New York

Another happy DBS customer:

"I wanted to send you a quick note to thank you for all of your hard work getting the ring for me. I think it was well worth it! My fiancee loved the ring and has gotten many complimentary remarks. In fact, we stopped in a jewelry store and the two women working there took immediate notice of the ring and admired it for quite a while. I will let you know about our plans to get the wedding band. I think my credit card has to take some time off before that happens, however. My fiancee also really liked many of the other jewelry in the Rudolf Erdel catalog. Perhaps I shouldn't have shown it to her - she's definitely developing expensive tastes! Thanks again."
-Sean

"Hi Marty Just wanted to let you know that we rec'd the ring today! Joe says it looks fabulous....he won't let me see it yet. Anyhow, I wanted to know if we will actually get the original GIA report? Also I wanted to get a appraisal from you for insurance purposes is there anyway we could still get one from you? Thanks, Again AND WHEN SHE WAS GIVEN THE RING: Hi Marty I just had to email you & tell you how AWESOME this diamond is!!!!!! I absolutely love it & it is much more beautiful than I possibly imagined. I know we got twice the ring for 1/2 the price compared to what we could get locally.....I'm sure you already know that. Thanks So Very Much! Lisa "
-Lisa

5-24-01 From Ted

"I'm still in shock by how nice the center stone is. I knew there was a reason why I waited for a specific cut. I even compared it to several other diamonds in retail stores and nothing even came close. Well, almost nothing. It was just a wee bit nicer but 10 times the cost. 2.8 carat round IF D color. At first I thought it was fake. It looked different that anything I have ever seen before. I'll gladly stick with my choice. My fiancée gets at least one comment every day on how beautiful her ring is. I can't even take my eyes off of it when we are together either."
-Ted T.

Our favorite Shari in California

"Marty, I knew today that my "twin oval" diamonds were coming. I was excited, yet scared. I have never bought anything over the Internet, and to be spending thousands with someone I had never met seemed a bit risky to me. But, I followed my gut feeling and believed you were legitimate from your knowledge and database on diamonds ( plus your willingness to let me talk to your bank) I felt comfortable to buy from you. When I got the diamonds, I hurried over to a gemologist and had them "professionally checked" and everything was perfect. They were beautiful! I was so relieved! For months I have been looking around for two oval diamonds to be used in a ring to represent my twin sons. I knew what I wanted and all the local jewelers told me that they could do just as good on the pricing as anyone over the Internet. But, they were wrong! If you are looking at GIA certified stones, with documentation's, they were not going to give me the deal you did. Plus, you are very nice and informative. You educated me along the way and were never pushy ( I took over a month to decide on what I was going to do!). Being a mother of three, I have to admit I liked hearing the crying kid in the background when we talked too because it made you seem more "human" to me. Thanks so much for your help. I have already recommended you to my friends. "
-Shari

"Hi Marty, Yes, the diamond was delivered as promised! I was at work. It is my teenagers claim that they didn't hear a knock or doorbell. UPS has never left anything between my doors before, they always go for the garage. I also think it's a little odd that they'd leave such a valuable package in my glass door -and not require a signature either. It all turned out just fine. Thank you for your super quick tracing. You asked if the diamond looks pretty good to me. Are you kidding? It's way beyond my expectations. It's beautifully cut, the tiny inclusions are difficult to find with a loop (I've see too many diamonds with the inclusions in the table area), and the color- what can I say- it's sooo clear. How can I thank you for spending the time with me to pick out the perfect diamond! It's kind of scary sending thousands of dollars to someone you've only met on the Internet. I know for certain that you're a professional, legitimate business ...now. Maybe I can help both you and your future clients by offering to be a reference. You are free to use any part of this email for that purpose and to release my email address to clients on an individual basis. It's truely been a pleasure doing business with you! Sincerely, "
-Katie R

We get many customers still in school!

"Marty~` Hey...Sorry for the late message, but have been terribly busy since i finished my ortho rotation. The stone is beautiful! I have a friend that i have been trying to get into your diamond database, but she is having trouble...did you change something? Let me know...and thanks again. Her email is"
-Jennifer

A realtor in Texas who didn't prefer an oval center on a Debeers three stone ring, so we took care of it as expected!

"Wow-- My ring just arrived and it is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! I am so happy with it!! Thank you for taking care of our "little problem" with such grace and professionalism. I look forward to doing business with you in the future. I will drop the Certificate and check in the mail to you today and I will be looking forward to receiving the cert on my NEW STONE!"
-Ann in Texas

"Hey, Marty...Happy New Year...hope your Christmas was too cool... Sharon loves the diamond, and even though she herself picked the ring/mount from the Ptak catalog, she is having second (third, fourth, fifth) thoughts. I am going to give her a couple of more days to ruminate upon it...then she what she wants to do. Preliminarily, what she is thinking is that she'd rather have the PE-112 mount, vice the PE108 she picked (and you shipped.) Would that screw up our collective lives to make such a change ? I certainly would be willing to pay to have that work done, or even to buy the second ring and "eat" the first one...if that would make her happy... On the non-plumb mounting, her eye does not see it, so WTF...I think her indecisiveness over the mount is a greater concern... Let me know how/if we could do a remount, and the terms...and I'll get to you when I think she has finaly settled. Women !"
-Tom

"Marty, My girlfriend said yes! Thanks again for your help, I will be in touch on the wedding rings....I also have been referring some friends to you, so you might be hearing from some people in the next few weeks..."
-Bart in Ohio

A Canada customer says:

"Hi Marty I gave the ring to my girlfriend, (now fiancee) she was thrilled with it. It looks beautiful, and her friends were all very Jealous. One thing, the setting looked much thinner than the one on the Ptak site. I just wanted to confirm it was the 5PE112, not the 5PE111, which is the one it looks more like. (thinner ring portion) Regards"
-Robert in CANADA

Ah shucks, does she really mean that? LOL

"Marty: You're the best! Thanks for the additional help. "Karen""
-Karen

"I will tell everyone I know that THIS is how to buy a diamond if you want a fair deal!"
-Liz in Maryland

"Hi Marty, I got the rings last evening. They look good, however I need to have mine resized(just a bit smaller). This was expected as the size 9 was only what I was told in whole sizes. Nevertheless everything is great and I am set for Saturday. Thanks again for the speedy service. You even beat the price I was quoted. With business sense and ethic like yours, I hope you retire a rich man. I will certainly continue to recommend you to my friends. I will let you know how things are after the honeymoon. All the best,"
-Brian in North Carolina

I'm the man again? Of course we handled the minor issue on the pear as well!

"Marty, Had the stones appraised today. I can't tell you how pleased I am with the stones... You can use me as a reference any time, and I mean that... There was just one problem, but I know you'll take care of it...one of the pears has what the appraiser referred to as a percussion...said it actually had a chip and has internal as well as external damage. The other pear is AWESOME!!! The marquise is AWESOME!!!! He said the symmetry on the marquise was the best he's seen...even though the cert said "good" symmetry, he said it was EXCELLENT!!!! I am extremely happy with it. Anyway, do you think you can find me another pear comparable to the other "good" one and we can do a switcheroo? He measured it at 4.79 x 3.42 x 2.36, .26 points. So if you can find something close to that, G SI1, that would be great. Marty, I can't tell you how scary it was doing this over the Internet, but you came trhough and I would (and will) recommend you to everyone I know . I am soooo excited about the marquise...and, I know I've been a pain in the a_ _ but it is really scary doing this in cyberspace...but, as I said, you came through and YOU'RE THE MAN!!!! Thanks for everything, Marty!!!!! Let me know what I need to do about the pear and if you'll be able to find a "mate" for the "good" pear. Thanks..."
-Lisa

"Hey, Marty. Well, it happened this past Saturday and she was so surprised. We had a surprise engagement party Saturday night and I think I made a lot of ladies jealous and a lot of men upset. Her ring was the most beautiful diamond at the party. All of the ladies wished that there ring was as nice as ours and the men felt bad because I made them look bad. Everybody couldn't stop talking about it. I just wanted to thank you again. I told everyone exactly where I got it from. I received an e-mail yesterday from someone in the same situation that I was when I first saw your website and your prices. I had nothing but good things to say about your business and yourself. My answer to his "Is it too good to be true?" question was absolutely not. So, hopefully he makes a wise decision and purchases a diamond ring from you. I had a quick question about a wedding band. I know without being able to see the ring this might be hard to answer. My fiancee was thinking about a wedding band that would slide on and have two EC's a little bit smaller than the .26's on the side. So, instead of the 3 stone ring, it would look like a 5 stone ring with the band. We're going to get the ring sized today and we're going to ask about the band. We'd like to get the diamonds from you and then have the band made locally. How much do you think maybe two .20, F, VS1 or 2, EC's would cost? Congratulations on your new son (I think it was a son) and I hope he's doing great!!! Thanks a lot, Marty"
-Jason

Even my friend's friends take care of business here!

"things went like a charm! ring is awesome!! thanks for the rush job! use me as reference anytime! will contact you in the next few weeks to get setting squared away. golf soon! take care."
-Tim in Va. Beach/NY

"Hi Marty! I just wanted to let you know that I rec'd Joe's ring yesterday & I could not be more pleased. It is beautiful!!!! I certainly know where I'll be buying all my future pieces of jewelry! Thx Again "
-Lisa F.

7-1-2001

"Mr. Hernandez, Thanks for sending the diamond so promptly, which did arrive on Wednesday. I am very happy with what you sent me, and I'm sure Nancy, my girlfriend, will be even happier. Yeah, I'll be sure to refer you to my other friends thinking of buying a diamond, too. Thank you very much. Sincerely, "
-Jr. Daylo

The beautiful D VVS rock landed in Australia A-OK!

" Hi Marty - thought I better let you know that the stone has arrived okay. I have picked it up from Brinks and all is okay. I am delighted with the stone and thank you for your effort. I am just about to head off for a quick holiday but when I come back let's talk about doing some more business. Once again, many thanks and best wishes. Regards, "
-Trevor in Austrailia

7-11-01

"Marty, Got it yesterday, thanks. They look really nice. I have telling my buddies who are thinking about engagement rings to check your company out first. Vic"
-Victor, a military man!

Another repeat customer says:

"Hi Marty! I just wanted to let you know that I rec'd Joe's ring yesterday & I could not be more pleased. It is beautiful!!!! I certainly know where I'll be buying all my future pieces of jewelry! "
-Lisa F

6-20-02 MUCH MORE TONED DOWN THEN THE NEXT ONE, RESULTS ARE THE SAME!

"Thanks very much Martin. The ring is great. All is good... Regards, "
-Bob B.




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