Did you know that Chas Schwartz & Son is the oldest established jeweler in Washington, D.C. The store has been serving Washington-area customers since 1888!

That’s more than 120 years of providing gift-givers, couples getting married, people celebrating anniversaries and women who want to treat themselves to designer jewelry, estate treasures and custom creations.

Chas Schwartz & Son was founded by the Schwartz family in 1888, then passed to the Pastor family in 1984. Paul and Kathleen Pastor own and run the company today. It is a true family jeweler and trusted source to the city. “Along with helping families and couples with their jewelry needs, we have a very distinguished clientele list from a city rich in history. People have faith and depend on us because we often have helped their parents, grandparents and friends over the years. It’s a nice family legacy.”

“We carry a large selection of one-of-a-kind estate jewelry and diamonds in our two stores, one in Mazza Gallerie and one at the Willard hotel, just a block from the White House,” says Paul. The store is the leading jeweler in purchasing estate diamonds, jewelry and silver. “We are proud to be the exclusive representative for Washington, D.C. of Robert Procop, Michael Beaudry, Ivanka Trump, Martin Flyer and Hearts on Fire; the worlds most perfectly cut diamond. We have a master goldsmith, platinumsmith and watchmaker for repairs and custom work.

Paul encourages anyone interested in fine jewelry to come in and browse the selections at either of the Chas Schwartz & Son locations. “We are always adding new and unusual jewelry items to our collection,” he says.