Meet The Team 2018-03-16T16:37:00+00:00

Meet The Team

At Samuelson’s Diamonds, our team, our customers, and our community are family. We’re a group of hardworking diamond and jewelry experts who love what we do even more than we love the Ravens! Our passion for beautiful diamond jewelry and top-notch customer service has helped us earn the trust of thousands of Charm City locals over the years.

Keep reading to learn more about the Samuelson’s Diamonds team.

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Ron Samuelson, Owner

As a third generation owner, Ron stepped right into a leadership position at Samuelson’s Diamonds in 1994. He immediately recognized the power of the newly emerging internet and seized on the opportunity to grow the Samuelson’s business online.

Ron has been featured in The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine’s 40 under 40, and the Wall Street Journal. Having been trained by GIA in diamonds and diamond grading, Ron has also spoken at various jewelry events and trade shows and has often been asked to offer his insights on the diamond market.

Ron‘s hobbies include playing guitar and seeing live music. A graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Dr. Michael Feinglass Cancer Foundation and lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.

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Steve Samuelson, Owner

Steve began his career in the jewelry business in 1962, when he sat alongside his father Milton Samuelson, the founder of Samuelson’s Diamonds. Steve expanded Samuelson’s Diamonds from a small family jewelry store to one of the most well-regarded and successful businesses in Baltimore. Although Steve is experienced in every category of jewelry, he has a special interest in timepieces and estate jewelry.

Steve has served as President of The Maryland Food Bank, was Past President of the Board of Trustees of the Beth Tfiloh Community School, and he is currently the President of the Market Center Merchants Association. In his free time, he enjoys gardening and spending time with his six grandchildren.

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Nadav Spiegler, Sales Manager

Nadav comes to Samuelson’s Diamonds right from the Diamond District where he learned the trade working for one of New York’s top diamond dealers. He brought these skills back home to Baltimore and we are glad to have him! His knowledge of diamonds and customer service skills has made him Samuelson’s top salesperson.

Nadav will help you create the perfect engagement ring or find you that special piece of jewelry for any occasion.

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Allie Azrael Lopato, G.G.
Director of Estate Jewelry

A native of Baltimore, Allie comes back home from New York City, where she worked at one of the world’s largest estate jewelry buyers. While working in New York, she quickly became the company’s top producer and excels in all aspects of estate purchasing. She holds a Graduate Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America, and is well versed in diamond and colored stone grading. Allie is an expert in pre-owned luxury branded jewelry and watches, and has a passion for art deco jewelry pieces.

Allie is a graduate of The Park School of Baltimore and earned her B.S. from Indiana University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling abroad, and is always up for a new adventure with her husband and Labradoodle, Dexter.

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Paul Bogat, Buyer

Paul Bogat joined Samuelson’s Diamonds in 1983, but his career in the jewelry business extends back to the early 1970s when he worked with several of Maryland’s top gold dealers.

Paul’s area of expertise is in gold and silver bullion, numismatic coins, silver flatware, and all aspects of metals purchasing.

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Liz Durbin, Client Services & Jewelry Sales

Liz comes to Samuelson’s Diamonds after receiving her degree in Business Administration from Towson University. From answering the phones to selling jewelry to customer service, Liz does it all! Her knack for unique jewelry pieces also helps her manage the Samuelson’s Diamonds Etsy page.

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Lishai Purrio,
Social Media Marketing & Online Sales

Lishai joined Samuelson’s in March 2017 and immediately found her niche in online marketing and sales. Like all of our team members, she’s a jack of all trades and does it all from answering phones to managing our social media properties. Lishai’s background is in computer science and we are glad to have her on the Samuelson’s team!