After going through a miserable experience with Gabs, Etc. Jewelry in Missouri (stay far far away from this group!!), we found Ascot Diamonds who helped create the perfect engagement ring and wedding band. The provided us with blue prints for our review prior to building the rings and even offered a wax mold. They delivered exactly what we requested and were professional and very easy to work with.
Maurice was so helpful in assisting Doug get the perfect ring for me. It was more beautiful than I could have imagined and I get compliments on it daily. He always was informative and answered all the questions we had through the whole process of buying the engagement ring and our wedding bands. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that was looking for a jeweler and would return to him without a doubt for all our future needs.
Please Read!! The best decision you will ever make is going to Maurice and purchasing from Ascot Diamonds!! It took me some time to post this review from wanting to express the “one of a kind”, life changing experience I encountered with Maurice in the search of my Engagement ring. Forgive me for my long review but my experience is worth stating! I have a whole new outlook on diamonds and a certain appreciation from making my purchase with Maurice!
First I would like to say, it’s hard to compare to the other reviews as they are right on key!!
I was taught from a very early age to research any investment. This quality created a very analytic person within me. When I say, I research, I mean with a toothpick. I searched jewelers through out Louisiana and Texas area. I always read reviews before even choosing to spend time speaking with a company. I came across “Ascot Diamonds”. The reviews impressed me and I had to see for myself if this jewelry company would be the “ONE” to be apart of a very special and long lasting memory.
From the first phone call I could feel an inviting environment from Maurice. I finally became excited to find my ring! Maurice on the spot made accommodations to fit us since we live 8 hours away. As, I sat down during our first meeting, I felt very comfortable from the caring approach Maurice took. This was a fresh breath of air compared to feeling on the defense with other company’s. He was very engaging in all my ideas of the perfect ring. He took the time to educate me and my fiancé on buying a diamond. His integrity was very apparent through his wide-range knowledge. For once, I understood the deciding factors in making my final purchase instead of attacked with uneducated, pushy sales people from other company’s.
As my fiancé and I created my custom engagement ring, we communicated through email due to the distance. Maurice answered each and every question/concern in detail. Maurice loves what he does and it clearly shows through the patience he obtains. There is not one question he does not have the answer to. He viewed pictures I had that I thought would be the perfect ring and created something way beyond what I could imagine. I get to view this inspiration and reminder of the in depth love from my soul mate every time I look at my engagement ring. He captured every word, tone, gesture I made about descriptions and detailed information we discussed and learned my taste so well, that he was able to provide a breath taking engagement ring that I could have not found anywhere else! I completely fell in love with it the first time I seen it. You will get images of your style and can see an example of the setting through there site. Let me inform you that the quality of the diamonds and actual structure of the ring was 10x more brilliant on my finger!!
Some may say it’s just a ring, but it is more than that. It states the unity of 2 people becoming one with the symbolism of the engagement ring in your unique style. This is the one piece of jewelry that you will make many memories with. Such a special investment should be of outstanding quality, integrity and an exceptional experience that you know you will get each time you invest with the company you choose. Maurice takes the time out to get to know you, your needs, and has become a life long friend to my fiancé and me. I will not do business anywhere else.
The biggest factor for my fiancé was that he did not feel hassled, pushed or feel mislead as he did before with other jewelers. Life is full of demanding-difficult choices and picking out my engagement ring is the one time my fiancé wanted to enjoy learning of his investment, knowing this would be a company we would grow with for years to come and for many other occasions.
No one else has my ring and everyone has given me so many compliments. It is a reassurance each time that we made the best choice in going with Maurice at “ASCOT DIAMONDS” in Dallas, TX.
Maurice and Ascot Diamonds provided exceptional service and were truly a pleasure to work with! We stumbled upon the website while searching for engagement rings and very quickly fell in love with their unique style. Maurice worked with us to create the perfect rings by taking the time to listen and get to know us. We could not be happier and highly recommend them. Thanks again, Maurice... we'll be back soon
Maurice is a true professional and clearly loves his work. My wife (fiance at the time) went to Ascot to find a diamond and create a custom engagement ring which came out perfectly. She couldn't have been any happier, but the best part of working with Maurice is the service. He's very prompt in getting things done, rushed getting the ring resized for us after the fact, and cleaned the ring several times in the lead up to the wedding. Can't say enough good things about him!
Maurice and his team provided an unmatched service during my engagement ring search! He represents a few values that are very hard to come by in his line of business: integrity, patience, and knowledge. There was never any pressure to select anything and everything was tailored just for what was important to me, not his profits and what he wanted. I literally had no idea as to what I was doing and he provided a full education and gave me the attention that represented a true service minded approach. His team provides a classy, insightful, and relationship based approach that makes you feel at ease when making an important decision such as buying a diamond! I would highly recommend Maurice and his team to anyone looking to buy jewelry from a private jeweler and will continue to buy from him in the future.
Additionally, his product is pretty close to unmatched. He has access to some of the finest diamonds in the world and my fiancée ring has received praise and complements from every single person that has seen it!
Will Hayes, Dallas, TX
After looking at a few of the well known jewelry stores in Dallas and receiving poor customer service with outrageous prices we decided to look elsewhere. I found Ascot Diamonds on a google search and was incredibly pleased during our first meeting with Maurice. He is extremely knowledgeable, straight forward and fair. He knows what he is talking about and does everything he can to make you comfortable and happy. After our first meeting with him he worked with my fiance and I couldn't be happier with my beautiful engagement ring. Maurice made what can be a stressful experience a relaxing enjoyable experience and I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an engagement ring or any beautiful piece of jewelry.
When I was transferred overseas with my job at the end of 2010, my boyfriend and I didn't hesitate in getting engaged and commiting to each other. But between consolidating 2 houses and moving to Australia over a furious 2 month period we were up to our ears in work load and responsibility. We didn't have a lot of time to shop around for rings but only quality, service, and excellence would do in terms of finding the perfect one and I was prepared to wait and shop from overseas for up to a year in order to find the right, timeless, show stopping ring which would light me up for the next 50 years. Stumbling upon Maurice at Ascot Diamonds was a God send. Superior customer service doesn't begin to describe his professionalism. He quickly got a feel for what we liked and went the extra mile to show us what suited our tastes, on our schedule, and without pressure. Almost instantly we found "THE RING"...the Catherine Ryder line is truely stunning. I've now been wearing it for about 45 days and routinely get stopped by complete strangers to admire it. This ring will definatley out live me and be something to pass down thru our family. Ascot will likely be the first and only place you'll need to shop.
They custom designed and made a ring exactly as I envisioned it. I feel fortunate to have been introduced to them as many other skilled jewelers that I spoke with were unable to make the design.
I am not the type of person to make a sizable purchase without research, especially when it came to something as important as buying an engagement ring! After days of online research and visiting multiple wholesale dealers I was introduced to Maurice and my search was quickly over. His personal touch made my this stressfull and overwhealming process a breeze. Not only was he knowledgeable and helpful, but he even helped me to throw off my snoop of a girlfriend and surprise her with my proposal!
Thanks so much to Maurice and Ascot Diamonds for your time, knowledge, and for helping me to find a dream ring for my dream girl!
You know have two customers for life!
Excellent experience, amazing stone, very pleased - - Today
After an extensive engagement ring search it was a simple decision to work with Maurice at Ascot Diamonds. By far the most knowledgeable of anyone I encountered. Willing to go the extra step to make sure things get done to your satisfaction (drove across town to start a rush job on an engagement ring so I could propose when I planned to!). Never any pressure to buy, only presented with the best stones I had yet seen and the choice was easy. Honest, friendly, and makes a fair deal. He even continued to follow-up and helped coordinate out-of-town ring sizing (my fault!) for my new fiance and me after the sale. Extremely satisfied, will be returning for wedding bands and any other jewelry need in the future.
Best diamond purchasing experience ever!!! - - Today
It was with dread that I was dragged by my fiancee to Ascot Diamonds in Dallas to buy her engagement ring. After all, I was conditioned by previous visits to other diamond dealers, and was expecting, once again, to be skinned alive. After all, diamonds were a blind item to me, and I had been caught before. Once we met Maurice, all fears were immediately put to rest. He went out of his way to first find out exactly what we were comfortable spending, and then spent the next 2 hours with us selecting the stone that would best suit our needs as well as our budget. We actually left there with a better diamond than we had ever thought we could afford, for less money than we were expecting to spend. To go ANYWHERE else is madness. I would recommend going to Maurice first. Save the time, discomfort as well as the money by going to the best first.
GL in Miami
I bought my finance's engagement ring from Ascot Diamonds. They listened to my description and assembled a set of stones and settings that perfectly fit my request. I flew to Dallas from Chicago to see the options. The time and cost were absolutely worth the effort. They created her perfect ring. I can't imagine buying any jewelry anywhere else.
After the purchase of my diamond engagement ring, my fiance and I found Maurice with Ascot Diamonds to get an appraisal in order to have the ring insured. We were so pleased with Maurice's knowledge, and the time he took looking over the ring, and discussing it with us. We already had a price in our minds of what the ring was worth, and Maurice's appraisal matched it! We will definitely use him in the future for other jewelry purchases. Thank you Ascot Diamonds!
I've been a client of Maurice at Ascot Diamonds for years and would like to recommend his business to anyone looking for a great and unique piece of jewelry at the best price available. After dealing with other companies I finally found Maurice that made the experience of buying jewelry a fantastic one.
Thank you again Maurice
I have used Maurice with Ascot Diamonds myself, and they are top notch! Actions of honesty and integrity portray how they choose to run a business. I give them a 5-star review! Any chance I'm able to refer them, I will do it.
I recommend the services of Ascot Diamonds to make your Wedding Day a one-of-a-kind event that will be remembered and cherished by you and all your guests for years to come. ~~ Angela www.calligraphybyangela.com 214 957 2155
Ascot Diamonds is one of the highest reviewed jewelers in the world with hundreds of "5-Star" online reviews.
Ascot provides exceptional quality, value and knowledge in a professional, private setting. From diamond engagement rings to wedding bands and custom jewelry, we will work carefully with you and within your specific budget range to create your very own handcrafted piece of jewelry.
With decades of experience in the cutting and sorting rooms of South Africa, the Ascot principals truly understand value and have the skills to identify the most brilliant and desirable diamonds in the world.
Every diamond in the Ascot collection has been scrutinized by experts for brilliance and value, and each stone must qualify as “best of breed” before being added to our inventory. Less than 5% of all diamonds produced meet the cut and brilliance standards we demand.
Our clients demand the best and, as a result, Ascot Diamonds has become the largest distributor in the world for the Catherine Ryder collection of fine jewelry. Superior craftsmanship, the finest raw materials and designs that will endure over time are at the heart of every Catherine Ryder piece.
Call (972) 991-0001 today to work with a qualified personal jeweler or make an appointment to visit one of our extraordinary showrooms.
We look forward to working with you.
Appraisals for Ascot Diamonds are prepared through the American Diamond Laboratory®
(a division of Ascot Diamonds since 1987). ADL appraisals are designed to protect clients and ensure the stipulated value will be sufficient to replace the item with an ‘equivalent quality and size’ within five years.