On Friday, October 25, 2013, Michael made a stop into our store to pick up his future wife’s engagement ring. It was my fifth day with Samuelson’s Diamonds and I had stopped into our downtown retail location to observe the store. I remember seeing Michael pick up the ring and then tweeted about how sweet it was knowing that he would be proposing soon.
On November 2, 2013, Michael popped the question to his girlfriend, Jessie. He told Jessie they were “going to dinner” around 5 PM on a Saturday night. They headed over to a place in Fed Hill and walked on the Harbor Walk promenade along the water. As they approached the Ritz Carlton and Harbor View homes, he stopped her at a final turning point, said a little speech, told her they were not going to dinner and proposed.
After celebrating her agreement to his proposal, he revealed to Jess that a mutual friend videotaped the entire event and he came and took a few pictures. After this Michael and Jessie headed back to his apartment for a final surprise. Both of the couple’s families and friends were waiting for them at Michael’s apartment, and everyone celebrated the happiest day of the couple’s lives to date.
Everyone at Samuelson’s has to agree that Michael did an excellent job on both the ring and the proposal. He chose a 14kt white gold diamond halo engagement ring with a princess cut diamond and couldn’t have picked a more perfect backdrop, the Inner Harbor. The extra touch of having someone videotape and take photos of the proposal is such a fantastic idea. This way the moment he popped the question was still intimate and only between the two of them, but they will always have the video and pictures to re-live that special moment.
The couple will be busy with wedding planning over the next year – they are getting married November 8, 2014 in Seabrook, SC. Congratulations Michael and Jessica from all of us at Samuelson’s Diamonds!
Thinking about proposing? If you’re looking for that special ring, we can help. Visit www.baltimorediamonds.com to check out our selection and for information on how to contact us.
We’ve written about Yelp’s review practices in the past and how they filter reviews. Well, we got two (good ones) over the weekend. One stuck because it was from a Elite Yelp member. The other got filtered and it was a REAL REVIEW from a REAL CUSTOMER.
So without going into Yelp’s business practices over again, we decided to display the FILTERED YELP REVIEWS we have received. CLICK HERE TO LOOK ON YELP.
I recently traveled to Baltimore to search for an engagement ring. Prior to my trip, I had researched and scheduled appointments with several Jewelers in the area. From the beginning, the staff was particularly responsive and attentive to my budget, design choice, etc.
When I arrived (with an entourage of my sister, mom, hopeful fiance’s best friend, and sister’s boyfriend) they were always courteous. It was clear from the beginning that the staff had put time and effort into finding their best selection of rings, diamonds, and settings.
I purchased a ring from them that day and am still thrilled with the decision.
Hi Ron, Steve, Cara and Paul:
All of you are fabulous! I had a ball getting my new GORGEOUS rings. Talk about the perfect experience – Education on the 4 Cs and tips on diamonds and the biz, plus enormous patience and a big dose of kindness and lots of laughs along the way.
Besides buying my stunning rings, I sold a diamond and slew of silver and gold. All transactions were a breeze.
High marks to Sameulson’s for the kind of experience today that money cannot buy…TRUST and CUSTOMER SERVICE!
Hope to see you soon. Fran
Very personable Family Owned business. Great Prices..I’ve been going to Samuelson’s Jewelry for years…They are WONDERFUL!
PS….JW’s review is Bizarre!
I love this store, such a dying breed of locally owned business, esp those that have been in the community as long as these guys. i have admired much (yes, when it comes to diamonds bigger & color is better but not had a chance to buy any big beauties yet.
the best part is that even if i am in there for a ring repair (with my grandmothers 80 yo ring i trust them!) i still get great customer services as if i was dropping some big coin. i used to sell jewelry years ago and these guys are all about customer service, they want you back & they’re not going anywhere. and thats exactly what you want with the type of purchase you might make there.
if you care even just a LITTLE about Baltimore then you have to stop in and see them. we need to support every merchant like this that we have in the city.
Updated – 3/27/2010
why does yelp keep removing this review?
- I have had only good experiences with Ron and Samuelson’s. My husband bought my engagement ring there, which is BEAUTIFUL. Ron is very passionate and serious about what he does, but he SHOULD be, given the amount of trust (and investment) you are putting in to this type of purchase. We love Samuelson’s!
Updated – 3/12/2010
Ron and his team at Samuelson’s Diamonds are the best. The personalized attention I received was first class all the way. Ron’s consultative approach to buying diamonds allowed me to make an informed buying decision. Thanks for a wonderful buying experience!! Look forward to working with you for many years.
Ron and his staff really did an outstanding job helping me select first an engagement ring and then helping my fiancé and I pick our wedding bands. My grandfather was a jeweler, so I had an interest in buying from a locally owned place that offered a personal feel to the ring buying experience. Ron greeted me warmly when I came in the door and let me sit comfortably as we reviewed his selection. He listened carefully to what I was interested in and provided valuable information and insight. I’d shopped at several other stores, and I ultimately found that I was most pleased with the attitude and service at Samuelson’s, and I found the engagement ring that I liked the best there. Most importantly, she said “yes” and she loves the ring. Many thanks to Ron and his staff for helping to make this another meaningful part of our story.
i have been using Samuelson’s Diamonds for my jewlry purchases over 10 years now. i can honestly say that i would never go anywhere else. Their service and attention to detail are second to none. i have purchased many diamonds from them. i like that they are straight forward and give me all of the information i need to make a great decision. i have been to other stores that won’t even give you the time of day but at samuelson’s i have always been treated extremely well. i have also purchased a watch, watch bands, studs, bracelets and necklaces. i keep coming back because the quality is incredible and the prices are great too. i am sure you will have the same experience that i have had because every time i am in the store they treat everyone with respect and dignity.
We have been getting some great customer testimonials lately so we wanted to share them on the blog, since we have a bunch on the site already.
Thanks again, it was a pleasant shopping experience. Cara was very helpful, and compared to other retailers we visited that day we really enjoyed her approach. I will make sure to leave good reviews online and would be happy to refer Samuelson’s.
I have been getting huge compliments on the stone, glad you had it available. I will keep you posted. I did find your shop on the internet. I knew that I did not want to buy from a large name Jewelry chain. You guys had great reviews!
I just wanted to take a moment to let you know that I received the watch today. The item was in “mint” condition. Thank you for working with me. I am extremely pleased with the purchase.
Click here to read more customer testimonials and please stop down and see us for an exceptional customer experience!
We love hearing engagement stories and proposals. This was very cool as it was an anniversary present and, well, the note and pictures speak for themselves.
The Happy Couple
I hope you are doing well! I wanted to update you after this weekend. The wife and I went down to Miami and hopped on a three day cruise with her family. This was on Friday…the Saturday night, at an elegant dinner in front of all of her family on the cruise ship I told everyone that I wanted to take this opportunity to do something official that I hadn’t had the chance to do. I got on one knee and blew everyone away man. It was awesome!! The ring couldn’t have looked more classy! It was amazing!!
We are happy to be a part of such a special moment and wish Mitch and Glenda the all the best. And for those of interested in looking at the ring, here it is – a beautiful cushion cut!
Cushion Cut Diamond in Tiffany Setting
Most jewelry stores post testimonials of how happy their customers are when purchasing jewelry, but at Samuelson’s, we love buying diamonds from customers.
Pear Shape with Baguettes
We also pride ourselves in educating customers on how the jewelry buying process works, and how we have to buy diamonds from the public. We like to make everyone who comes in feel comfortable selling their diamonds, gold or fine jewelry to us and in some cases, it can even be liberating!
Here’s a testimonial we received last week that made us feel great and really summed up the vibe that we try to give customers when they’re in our store:
Dear Ron, David and Dad,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for treating me so kindly today. I appreciate your time and patience in providing information that was meaningful to me. This was a very difficult moment, however I felt relaxed through it all. As I was leaving, I not only felt a sense of relief, but that I had also made a friend! I hope to visit “you guys” on a happier occasion!
Click here to read some other testimonials from our great customers!
In case you hadn’t noticed, with the last redesign our Testimonials section is no longer in the main menu. This doesn’t mean we have lost the feature, but it now has moved to the left side of most pages. If you click the testimonial you’ll see the updated list of testimonials – which of course, are updated as frequently as we get them.
We’ve been doing a lot of good work selling engagement rings lately, right here in Baltimore (people don’t mind driving in from Washington DC or the rest of Maryland, either) and it seems that our customers have been noticing! Here are just a few of people’s most recent comments about our services:
I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the help and diamond knowledge you shared with me Ron. Being a first time engagement ring purchaser at 46 years of age I was lost! Not only did I get exactly what I wanted by deciding the diamond and setting separately but I made the love of my life happy!!! Thanks Ron.
You guys seem to have a great group of people working there in the store. I do like the casual (non stuck up) type of people to work with when shopping. Was an easy trip up and easy trip back….yes, looking forward to receiving the diamond ring on Tuesday.
Thank you now,
The diamond arrived mid-morning. Hope to get to my jeweler’s tomorrow to have set. It is beautiful and to my eyes a great match for the other stone. Thank you for being so professional in doing the deal with me. I will be contacting you soon because another close friend wants me to pick out a larger diamond for them.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for dropping the ring off to Myra. Time has been at a premium and your willingness to bring my wedding band this way was a great help.
Thank you. Best wishes for the New Year!
(For more customer comments, click here…)
Thanks to our customers for being so generous with their praise! We hope to keep giving you the best service for many years to come!
If you’ve bought your diamond engagement ring (or other jewelry) from us, please comment because we’d love to hear from you!