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Protea Diamonds

Arlington , VA
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LOCATION

2499 North Harrison Street
Arlington, VA US 22207 (map)

PHONE

703-536-9822

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Are you looking for personal service from a jeweler you can trust?
Protea Diamonds in Arlington is the obvious choice.

We have been voted one of the best places to buy a... Read more
Are you looking for personal service from a jeweler you can trust?
Protea Diamonds in Arlington is the obvious choice.

We have been voted one of the best places to buy a diamond by Washingtonian Magazine. If you are looking for quality, attention to detail, and the best price, call today for an appointment! We sell jewelry from designers such as Renaissance Platinum, Bez Ambar, GelinAbaci, Sasha Primak, Judith Conway, Bergio, and Beverley K.

Serving Washingtonians at this location since 1986. Read less
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INFO FOR JEWELRY

What kind of jewelry do you offer?
Antique Engagement Rings, Antique Wedding Bands, Custom Engagement Rings, Custom Wedding Bands, Designer Engagement Rings, Designer Wedding Bands
What brands do you carry?
Renaissance Platinum, Bez Ambar, Sasha Primak, GelinAbaci, Beverley K, Bergio, Cordova, Judith Conway, House of Levi, Lieberfarb, Diana Classic, ArtCarved, and others.
Do you offer stone upgrades if the client purchases their original stone with you?
We offer a lifetime upgrade for any diamond purchased at Protea Diamonds. When trading in, you must spend twice the amount of your original purchase, and you will be credited for the amount you originally paid.
Do you offer a payment plan?
We offer financing through Wells Fargo Bank.

REVIEWS

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Emily
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Antony of Protea is wonderful to work with. We purchased our wedding bands from him after my husband had purchased my engagement ring from Protea. Antony is extremely knowledgable and works with your preferences and what will look best with your engagement ring. Beautiful rings and a friendly, fun experience.
Antony of Protea is wonderful to work with. We purchased our wedding bands from him after my husband had purchased my Read more...
Antony of Protea is wonderful to work with. We purchased our wedding bands from him after my husband had purchased my engagement ring from Protea. Antony is extremely knowledgable and works with your preferences and what will look best with your engagement ring. Beautiful rings and a friendly, fun experience. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Anthony is a dream...my husband designed my engagement ring with him, and we got our wedding bands there, and I still can't stop looking at my hand. Impeccable work, great service, very friendly. Would recommend him to anyone. An honest jeweler, a rare breed.
Anthony is a dream...my husband designed my engagement ring with him, and we got our wedding bands there, and I still Read more...
Anthony is a dream...my husband designed my engagement ring with him, and we got our wedding bands there, and I still can't stop looking at my hand. Impeccable work, great service, very friendly. Would recommend him to anyone. An honest jeweler, a rare breed. Read less
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waliarty
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We found Anthony and Protea Diamonds because one of my coworkers had an absolutely beautiful engagement ring and her fiance had gone to Protea. Anthony has a mind boggling selection of both engagement rings and wedding rings for both men and women and he is delightful to work with. He is also extremely knowledgeable about diamonds.

I would particularly recommend Anthony for engagement rings, as would my fiance!
We found Anthony and Protea Diamonds because one of my coworkers had an absolutely beautiful engagement ring and her Read more...
We found Anthony and Protea Diamonds because one of my coworkers had an absolutely beautiful engagement ring and her fiance had gone to Protea. Anthony has a mind boggling selection of both engagement rings and wedding rings for both men and women and he is delightful to work with. He is also extremely knowledgeable about diamonds.

I would particularly recommend Anthony for engagement rings, as would my fiance! Read less
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ereekaj
Wedding:
4/23/2010
5.0/5.0
My fiance bought my ring at Protea. I couldn't be more pleased with it. It is beautiful and I get compliments on it all the time. I met Anthony later on to pick out the wedding band and he was so helpful. He is all about quality over quantity and is really an expert in the industry. He will give you all the information you need (good and bad) to help you make an educated decision on what to buy. He never puts any pressure on you either. I definitely recommend Protea to anyone in the market for a quality piece of jewelry.‎
My fiance bought my ring at Protea. I couldn't be more pleased with it. It is beautiful and I get compliments on it all Read more...
My fiance bought my ring at Protea. I couldn't be more pleased with it. It is beautiful and I get compliments on it all the time. I met Anthony later on to pick out the wedding band and he was so helpful. He is all about quality over quantity and is really an expert in the industry. He will give you all the information you need (good and bad) to help you make an educated decision on what to buy. He never puts any pressure on you either. I definitely recommend Protea to anyone in the market for a quality piece of jewelry.‎ Read less
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DayinMidJune
Wedding:
6/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Professional service. Diamonds come direct from South Africa (not a "blood diamond" location). They were very helpful to my husband to help choose the engagement ring that I love. Also bought our wedding rings there as well.
Professional service. Diamonds come direct from South Africa (not a "blood diamond" location). They were very helpful to Read more...
Professional service. Diamonds come direct from South Africa (not a "blood diamond" location). They were very helpful to my husband to help choose the engagement ring that I love. Also bought our wedding rings there as well. Read less
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j
Wedding:
1/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I have used Anthony and Protea on three separate occasions for enagagments and wedding. In all instances, his expertise, service, product, and flexibility has been exceptional. This was evident especially when travel plans changed (wedding was in Florida with international guests) and jewelry needed to be overnighted at the last minute! The bride's anxiety was high, but Protea made things simple. :)

And of course, the product--a custom set from Rennaissance--was expertly put together by Anthony and advised as it was designed.

I am sure when we hit 10 and 20 we will be back!
I have used Anthony and Protea on three separate occasions for enagagments and wedding. In all instances, his expertise, Read more...
I have used Anthony and Protea on three separate occasions for enagagments and wedding. In all instances, his expertise, service, product, and flexibility has been exceptional. This was evident especially when travel plans changed (wedding was in Florida with international guests) and jewelry needed to be overnighted at the last minute! The bride's anxiety was high, but Protea made things simple. :)

And of course, the product--a custom set from Rennaissance--was expertly put together by Anthony and advised as it was designed.

I am sure when we hit 10 and 20 we will be back! Read less
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jmreitz
Wedding:
10/7/2007
4.8/5.0
Protea Diamond provided me with superb customer service when we were selecting my engagement ring. I was one of those picky brides who didn't want a big ol' solitaire and Chole and Anthony were fantastically patient with me...this after being ignored at other shops once the sales folks realize we didn't want The Rock. They special-ordered a ring in from the designer without blinking an eye. And then when my engagement ring was STOLEN just a week before the wedding, they scurried and found an exact replacement for me and had it sized and HAND DELIVERED it to me within three days. I just can't believe what a wonderful experience we had with Protea. They have a large and beautiful selection of settings, they are extremely knowledgeable and patient, and their customer service is OUTSTANDING.
Protea Diamond provided me with superb customer service when we were selecting my engagement ring. I was one of those Read more...
Protea Diamond provided me with superb customer service when we were selecting my engagement ring. I was one of those picky brides who didn't want a big ol' solitaire and Chole and Anthony were fantastically patient with me...this after being ignored at other shops once the sales folks realize we didn't want The Rock. They special-ordered a ring in from the designer without blinking an eye. And then when my engagement ring was STOLEN just a week before the wedding, they scurried and found an exact replacement for me and had it sized and HAND DELIVERED it to me within three days. I just can't believe what a wonderful experience we had with Protea. They have a large and beautiful selection of settings, they are extremely knowledgeable and patient, and their customer service is OUTSTANDING. Read less
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mike
Wedding:
9/28/2007
4.8/5.0
Anthony is the kind of jeweler you think doesn't exist. He was professional but not pushy at all. He is patient (works by appointment only), will explain all facets of what to look for and knows his diamonds and settings. He has a good selection of all diamonds and (did I mention patient) will go through them all with you. I bought my wife's engagement ring as well as the wedding rings. I couldn't have been happier with the entire experience
Anthony is the kind of jeweler you think doesn't exist. He was professional but not pushy at all. He is patient (works by Read more...
Anthony is the kind of jeweler you think doesn't exist. He was professional but not pushy at all. He is patient (works by appointment only), will explain all facets of what to look for and knows his diamonds and settings. He has a good selection of all diamonds and (did I mention patient) will go through them all with you. I bought my wife's engagement ring as well as the wedding rings. I couldn't have been happier with the entire experience Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/25/2007
2.1/5.0
While the bands we got from Protea are surely beautiful, I did not find their sales people to be very responsive. Even just placing the order with them, 5 days after we'd tried on bands, was difficult. Most frustrating was that no one returned our calls, no one called us to tell us the bands were in, and they generally just didn't seem to care about our business. I don't know how much their average sale is, but our bands were not inexpensive -- we spent over $6,000 there -- so I was expecting a bit better service.
While the bands we got from Protea are surely beautiful, I did not find their sales people to be very responsive. Even Read more...
While the bands we got from Protea are surely beautiful, I did not find their sales people to be very responsive. Even just placing the order with them, 5 days after we'd tried on bands, was difficult. Most frustrating was that no one returned our calls, no one called us to tell us the bands were in, and they generally just didn't seem to care about our business. I don't know how much their average sale is, but our bands were not inexpensive -- we spent over $6,000 there -- so I was expecting a bit better service. Read less
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Cathy Ryan
Wedding:
7/29/2007
4.9/5.0
I could not have been more pleased with the selection, service and value provided by Protea Diamonds. Anthony knows his stuff, gives advice when asked and is not pushy in any way. I gave Anthony the budget and he stayed within it...even including tax. I appreciated that he did not try to encourage us to buy more than we were comfortable. And our rings are truly gorgeous. My engagement ring and wedding band are real stunners. My husband was hesitant to wear a wedding band due to comfort issues. Anthony steered him toward a band that is comfortable and that he loves. I highly recommend Protea Diamonds.
I could not have been more pleased with the selection, service and value provided by Protea Diamonds. Anthony knows his Read more...
I could not have been more pleased with the selection, service and value provided by Protea Diamonds. Anthony knows his stuff, gives advice when asked and is not pushy in any way. I gave Anthony the budget and he stayed within it...even including tax. I appreciated that he did not try to encourage us to buy more than we were comfortable. And our rings are truly gorgeous. My engagement ring and wedding band are real stunners. My husband was hesitant to wear a wedding band due to comfort issues. Anthony steered him toward a band that is comfortable and that he loves. I highly recommend Protea Diamonds. Read less
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Mary Alice
Wedding:
3/3/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with Anthony and Chloe for our wedding jewelry was a pleasure. Not only does Protea have a large selection of wedding bands, but the quality is outstanding and it did not break the bank for us. They helped us choose beautiful wedding bands and delivered them in a timely manner. They were not pushy and did not pressure us to make a decision on our first visit. I will definitely recommend Protea to any friends who plan to make a jewelry purchase.
Working with Anthony and Chloe for our wedding jewelry was a pleasure. Not only does Protea have a large selection of Read more...
Working with Anthony and Chloe for our wedding jewelry was a pleasure. Not only does Protea have a large selection of wedding bands, but the quality is outstanding and it did not break the bank for us. They helped us choose beautiful wedding bands and delivered them in a timely manner. They were not pushy and did not pressure us to make a decision on our first visit. I will definitely recommend Protea to any friends who plan to make a jewelry purchase. Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
11/6/2006
4.9/5.0
Protea Diamonds did a great job on my wife's engagement ring. Anthony was great and put up with me for an hour or so as I tried to pick the right diamond. He made the process simple and worked with my budget and timeline. My wife loves her ring and is still getting compliments two years later. My wife and I went back to Protea for our wedding rings too and found his selection of mens bands to be MUCH broader than any of the big name jewelers in Alexandria & Arlington. Where other jewelers had 2 or 3 rings that you might consider, Protea had closer to 25 that I was considering. I would definitely recommend Protea to anyone who is looking for something special. The staff is friendly, courteous, and doesn't pressure you into anything. I'll definitely be going back for the next big ticket item.
Protea Diamonds did a great job on my wife's engagement ring. Anthony was great and put up with me for an hour or so as I Read more...
Protea Diamonds did a great job on my wife's engagement ring. Anthony was great and put up with me for an hour or so as I tried to pick the right diamond. He made the process simple and worked with my budget and timeline. My wife loves her ring and is still getting compliments two years later. My wife and I went back to Protea for our wedding rings too and found his selection of mens bands to be MUCH broader than any of the big name jewelers in Alexandria & Arlington. Where other jewelers had 2 or 3 rings that you might consider, Protea had closer to 25 that I was considering. I would definitely recommend Protea to anyone who is looking for something special. The staff is friendly, courteous, and doesn't pressure you into anything. I'll definitely be going back for the next big ticket item. Read less
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MKT2006
Wedding:
11/4/2006
4.8/5.0
Anthony and Chole at Protea Diamond were absolutely fabulous to work with!! I wanted to be a part of the process of picking out my engagement ring but didn't want to know exactly what I was getting..not always easy to work with! I also didn't want a traditional ring but wasn't sure exactly what I wanted. Anthony worked with me to find a couple setting that I really liked and that looked wonderful on my finger. He then worked seperately with my husband to pick the diamond and finalize the setting. The ring is PERFECT! I get compliments on it all the time and people take a good long look at it. With our Anthony's help we would have never found this ring.

We also picked our wedding bands from Protea. You can't find this wide of a selection anywhere else. Mine was made to match my engagement ring perfectly!

The service does not stop once you purchase the ring. If you ever have a problem or need your ring clean Protea don't hesitate to take care of you right away.

The personal service and wide selection can't be beat!
Anthony and Chole at Protea Diamond were absolutely fabulous to work with!! I wanted to be a part of the process of Read more...
Anthony and Chole at Protea Diamond were absolutely fabulous to work with!! I wanted to be a part of the process of picking out my engagement ring but didn't want to know exactly what I was getting..not always easy to work with! I also didn't want a traditional ring but wasn't sure exactly what I wanted. Anthony worked with me to find a couple setting that I really liked and that looked wonderful on my finger. He then worked seperately with my husband to pick the diamond and finalize the setting. The ring is PERFECT! I get compliments on it all the time and people take a good long look at it. With our Anthony's help we would have never found this ring.

We also picked our wedding bands from Protea. You can't find this wide of a selection anywhere else. Mine was made to match my engagement ring perfectly!

The service does not stop once you purchase the ring. If you ever have a problem or need your ring clean Protea don't hesitate to take care of you right away.

The personal service and wide selection can't be beat! Read less
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Skyler
Wedding:
2/24/2006
5.0/5.0
Our rings were exactly how we wanted.
Our rings were exactly how we wanted.
Our rings were exactly how we wanted. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/11/2005
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend.

Professional service. Diamonds come direct from South Africa (not a "blood diamond" location). They were very helpful to my husband to help choose the engagement ring that I love. Also bought our wedding rings there.
Highly recommend.

Professional service. Diamonds come direct from South Africa (not a "blood diamond" location). Read more...
Highly recommend.

Professional service. Diamonds come direct from South Africa (not a "blood diamond" location). They were very helpful to my husband to help choose the engagement ring that I love. Also bought our wedding rings there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had an incredible experience working with Anthony at Protea Diamonds. My husband bought my engagement ring there and then we bought both of our wedding rings with him. He is very knowledgable and honest. We felt very taken care of and the rings are of great quality. We highly reccomend Protea!
We had an incredible experience working with Anthony at Protea Diamonds. My husband bought my engagement ring there and Read more...
We had an incredible experience working with Anthony at Protea Diamonds. My husband bought my engagement ring there and then we bought both of our wedding rings with him. He is very knowledgable and honest. We felt very taken care of and the rings are of great quality. We highly reccomend Protea! Read less
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Birgit
Wedding:
9/1/2002
5.0/5.0
Thank you, Protea! Protea Diamonds designed our rings and found us the best quality diamonds. We live in CA, so our business with Protea usually includes some sort of delivery, which is always completed securely and quickly. We stop in for personal service whenever we are in town. We love the innovative designs from Protea.
Thank you, Protea! Protea Diamonds designed our rings and found us the best quality diamonds. We live in CA, so our Read more...
Thank you, Protea! Protea Diamonds designed our rings and found us the best quality diamonds. We live in CA, so our business with Protea usually includes some sort of delivery, which is always completed securely and quickly. We stop in for personal service whenever we are in town. We love the innovative designs from Protea. Read less
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