Charles Schwartz & Son’s Jewelry Experts have been recognized as DC’s diamond jewelers since 1888

Based in the nation’s capital for over 100 years, Charles Schwartz & Son is Washington DC’s oldest jeweler. We take pride in being the most recognizable and finest jewelers in DC. We take great care in meeting each and every jewelry need presented to us. Whether refurbishing a family heirloom, finding the right gift for that special occasion, or picking the perfect diamond, we are here to serve you.

Diamonds are and always have been the most superior gem in the jewelry world. Their value has played important roles throughout history in every culture. The beauty of estate diamonds comes with their stories, characteristics, and quirks.

Diamond Jewelry

Diamonds are graded on various features to determine their quality and value. The 4 C’s is a universal testing method where our Washington, DC diamond jewelers consider a diamond’s:

  1. Color: The evaluation of color is actually based on the absence of color, a perfect diamond has no hue. There is a D-to-Z color grading scale that measures the color by comparing diamonds in controlled lighting.
  2. Clarity: Diamonds are formed from heat and pressure within the earth, which results in a variety of internal and external blemishes. Most of these aren’t visible to the naked eye, but an expert can judge the overall quality to determine its value.
  3. Cut: A diamond’s cut grade is how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. The quality of the cut is one of the most important aspects of it’s value
  4. Carat Weight: Carats are the units used to measure diamond weight. The larger the diamond, the more valuable it is.

Diamond Estate Jewelry in DC

Our expert diamond jewelers in Washington, DC have curated an incredible collection of the highest quality diamonds around. Every diamond has a unique story, especially coming from the nation’s capital. Not only do DC residents sell diamond jewelry to our shop, visitors from all over the world bring their one-of-a-kind diamond pieces.

Trying to find quality diamond jewelry can be a difficult task. With our generational fine jewelry experience, we can guarantee the best quality jewelry with extraordinary guidance and customer service. Our staff of professional diamond jewelers in DC will walk you through every piece, helping you understand each piece’s features and determining what you do and don’t like. Working together will help your jeweler get an idea of what you’re looking for and give you more confidence in buying a luxury item.

Why trust Charles Schwartz & Son for your diamond jewelry?

We have been buying and selling the finest diamond jewelry in Washington, DC for over a century. We consider our customers like family and take the feedback we receive seriously. Take a look at some of our customers’ reviews:

“Wow! I don’t write a lot of Yelp reviews but felt compelled to write this one.  My son and I had the great pleasure of visiting CS and Son Jewelers.  Very conveniently located in Friendship Heights.  We were attended by Kurt and felt like we got the best service possible. We ended up not buying anything and certainly didn’t feel any sales pressure. We did feel that Kurt knew everything about his business and would be an amazing guy to buy a ring or other piece of fine jewelry in the future. Thanks Kurt!” – David S.

“I had a wonderful buying experience at Charles Schwartz & Son.  Paul and the staff were very attentive and listened to my needs. What a great education on what to look for and how to buy jewelry.   I thoroughly enjoyed some really interesting stories on some magnificent estate pieces.  Not only did a get a great price for what I was looking for, but I was able to find a truly one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry you cannot find anywhere else.” – Allen W.

“I walked into this jeweler and was immediately impressed by their selection and presentation of many gorgeous items. There was absolutely NO sales pressure. The staff was super knowledgable and professional.” – Karen H.

If you’re interested in exploring our collection of diamond jewelry in Washington, DC, visit our website or stop by one of our locations to see more!