Diamond Connection has gathered an extensive collection of affordable gemstones from well known precious stones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire to rare exotic gemstones like tanzanite, madeira quartz, and golden beryl. Our gemological training aids us in selecting a mélange of appealing qualities and sizes at attractive price points.
It has become fashionable to utilize colored gemstones framed by diamonds in the engagement ring. Once again, we have the capacity to consult with bride and groom to create a unique wedding style for you. Precious stones make an appropriate wedding gift for bride or groom as rings, pendants, earrings or brooches.
Historically, until the advent of the diamond, pearls were considered natures most prized gemstone. With the development of the Japanese and Chinese cultured pearl industry, this cherished gem is a part of almost every woman's jewelry wardrobe.
Our trained sales staff relishes the opportunity to demonstrate the elements that make up moderately priced pearl jewelry. Our collection includes necklaces, earrings, pendants, rings and brooches in cultured and fresh water styles. In our inventory you will capture ample designs, consistent of more current or estate pieces.
Pearls are traditionally worn by the bride in a form of necklaces and earrings. We are pleased to be a part of helping you select the right accent pieces for your most special of days. Once in your wardrobe, pearls are appropriately worn for almost any occasion. They accent your special day as the ideal expression of love from groom to bride.
ESTATE & VINTAGE JEWELRY
The definition of "estate jewelry" is any jewelry that is sold after having been previously owned. At Diamond Connection we have a selection of estate pieces that range from antiques to later 21st century styles. The selection changes frequently. We are very anxious estate jewelry buyers! Our buyers thrive to deal on quality dated important jewelry pieces of all kind. We take jewelry that is not being worn or needed, and turn it into cash. You may choose to either sell your upscale-unneeded jewelry to us outright, or to put it on consignment. You may even trade in your undesired jewelry for an up or downgrade. We are looking forward to working with you.
Jewelry which is termed ‘vintage’ includes many decades or eras. Each era has many different designs. These eras include Georgian, Early Victorian, Mid-Victorian, Late Victorian, Arts and Crafts era, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Art Deco and Retro.
Georgian Jewelry (1714-1837)
Georgian era jewelry is handmade, making the quality of each piece variable. Needless to say, Georgian jewelry is very rare. Often featuring nature-inspired designs such as leaves and birds, Georgian jewelry frequently includes precious stones.
Early Victorian, Romantic Jewelry (1837-1850)
Like jewelry of the Georgian era, early Victorian era jewelry features nature-inspired designs. Frequently, these designs would be delicately and intricately etched into gold. Lockets and brooches were popular everyday jewelry during the early Victorian era whereas colored gemstones and diamonds were worn during the evening.
Mid-Victorian, Grand Jewelry (1860-1880)
Because the Grand or Mid-Victorian era corresponded with the death of Queen Victoria’s husband, many jewelry pieces have solemn, grave designs. Known as mourning jewelry, the pieces feature heavy, dark stones. Jet, onyx, amethyst, and garnet are frequently found in jewelry from this period. The jewelry also became especially creative during this period. More colorful designs were born featuring shells, mosaics and colorful gemstones.
Late Victorian, Aesthetic Jewelry (1885-1900)
During the Late Victorian or Aesthetic period, jewelers used diamonds and feminine, bright gemstones such as sapphire, peridot, and spinel. Star and crescent designs as well as elaborate hat pins were also popular.
Arts and Crafts Jewelry (1894-1923)
Due to the Industrial Revolution, many jewelry designers rebelled during the Arts and Crafts movement, returning to intricate jewelry designs and handmade craftsmanship. It was common for jewelry of this era to be simple in pattern, made of colorful, uncut stones.
Art Nouveau Jewelry (1895-1915)
Designed by Rene Jules Lalique in France and other jewelers in America, Art Nouveau jewelry features natural designs such as flowers and butterflies.
Edwardian Jewelry (1901-1910)
The Edwardian period was born when Queen Victoria died and her son Edward became king. During this period, expensive gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds and rubies and elaborate designs were the fashion.
Art Deco Jewelry (1920-1935)
Influenced by African, Egyptian and Japanese themes, Art Deco jewelry is famous for its geometric designs, sharp lines, and bright colors. Bakelite, celluloid, enamel and doublets were used frequently during this era. Necklaces were long and bracelets were worn many at a time. Amber and murano beads were worn as well as chokers.
Retro Jewelry (1940s)
Inspired by Hollywood, Retro jewelry is colorful, bold and elaborate. Commonly worn were large cocktail rings, bracelets, watches, necklaces and charm bracelets.
Our staff of jewelry artisans, will work with you to design your new creations and modify, repair or remount your family heirlooms. We maintain an inventory of mountings and can obtain a myriad of other styles for delivery within one to two days. We strive to deliver all repairs in as timely a manner as possible. All work is done on premises. When you leave major gemstones with us for repair, we may, at your request, take pictures for security purposes.
QUALITY EUROPEAN PRE-OWNED FINE WATCHES
Diamond Connection has prided itself on providing the best quality at reasonable prices for durable and fashionable watches. Our fine European watch line provides excellent quality, durability and fashion. One may wonder why we have not elected to carry some of the more widely advertised brands of watches. In fact, historically we have carried other popular brand names of watches only to be disappointed in their performance for our customers. For this reason, we have sacrificed name recognition for quality so that our clientele can be assured of reliable service from their watch purchase.
COLUMBUS POLICE (CPD), CUSTOM DESIGNED, SOLID GOLD BADGE PENDANTS- CHARMS
We've been catering for the Columbus Police department officers and their families for over two decades now. We custom design and cast with your badge number in solid gold 14K, 18K or sterling silver. Perfect for you or for someone you love. Prices start at 199.00, many sizes available.
Very few stores today provide watch repair, however, for over 28 years we have offered this service to the Central Ohio community. We repair the most modern & vintage mechanical timepieces, specializing in restoring heirloom watches. No service is too small. If repair costs outweigh the value of your timepiece we offer a trade-in allowance toward purchase of a new or pre-owned fine watch.
Many minor repairs can be done while you wait.
Sorry, we do not do battery replacement nor band adjustments.
Please note that we only service mechanical movement watches. We do not offer repair services on any quarts (battery operated) oriented wrist watches.
We offer either Insurance Replacement or Estate Appraisals on diamonds and colored gemstones as well as precious metal jewelry. Our appraiser holds credentials as Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America. Fully documented appraisals include GIA grading and diagrams of all major gemstones. Each appraisal is retained in our computer files making it readily available to update in the future for a modest fee. If possible,and in most cases, your appraisal will be completed in front of you, while you wait, or within 24 hours.
Diamond Connection | 3422 East Main St. | Columbus, OH 43213 | 614-236-4289
Business houses: Monday- Thu 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Fri.& Sat 11:00 AM to 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays
At Diamond Connection there's more than just a story behind the people who help you find the right engagement ring, wedding band or piece of jewelry… hey, that's important, but we think the real story unfolds once you walk into one of our stores… that's where the real magic lies.
We hear new customers say it every day when they walk in. It's something you just feel. The caring for customers that our father and grandfather instilled way back when… the sense that no matter who you are or where you come from, you'll be treated like gold… and of course, the selection that's made us famous.
So after you've explored our Web site, come visit one of our store, relax with your beloved, and get ready to enjoy what we have come to simply call, "The experience…"