Testimonials

n searching for a 25th wedding anniversary gift, Rick Baskin, owner of Diamonds and Jewelry Direct, was extremely professional and very informative in helping me research and pick the perfect gift for my wife. When I asked about some local and national retail stores and the ideal cut, certified diamonds ... diamonds they carry, he provided excellent feedback on them as well as how he could work with me to provide more of a unique and personal service while being competitive from both a cost and quality. Rick took the time to educate me on diamond purchases, provided me pointers to examples, and simply asked to let him know if he could help in any way. It is rare in my experiences that someone will spend that kind of time with someone and not then push for a sale. I looked around at several stores and online and described what I was looking for and Rick had some awesome high quality SI1 G, AGS certified diamonds flown in for me to look at to discuss setting options for stud earrings. This experience was truly unique for me and allowed me to have a hand in customizing the perfect gift for a major milestone in my life. The quality of the diamond studs delivered are a grand slam home run and by far surpassed the Leo, Hearts on Fire, and Hearts Desire pieces I looked at in the retail stores. I highly recommend Diamonds and Jewelry Direct for a truly personal experience from a trustworthy professional, Rick Baskin. Read More
My fiancé had gotten multiple word-of-mouth recommendations for Rick and so we went to him for my wedding band. I had seen a ring I liked at a big-name diamond store and Rick got me the same style but with a higher carat weight and better quality (read: more sparkly) ... sparkly) diamonds, all for less than the price at the other place! Also, after I had some second thoughts about my ring and wasn't sure I loved it, Rick went above and beyond to make sure that I got the exact ring I wanted. He has connections in the jewelry world, knows his stuff, and customer satisfaction is extremely important to him. We would highly recommend him! Read More
Working with Rick was such a pleasure. I had tried for years to sell my old wedding band and engagement ring through Ebay and other vendors, but was completely unsuccessful. When I had just about lost hope, Rick reached out to me and offered to help. He not only helped ... not only helped me find a buyer for my engagement ring, but he also served as an advisor for me as I was selling my wedding band on Craigslist. He was so friendly and gave me wonderful tips and advice for selling. Many months later, I am considering another ring, and Rick immediately came to mind. I feel confident that Rick will not only help me find exactly what I’m looking for, but I know he is completely honest in his assessments and recommendations. I wouldn’t consider going to anyone else for my jewelry needs. I would certainly recommend him to my friends and anyone else in the market for jewelry who wants top quality and amazing service. Read More
We met with Rick when my husband decided to buy me a solitaire and the jewelry store websites weren't of any help. We visited a couple of stores but with little luck. I was looking for a ring set in yellow gold which apparently is rare. Rick was extremely helpful ... in giving us a detailed deep-dive of various aspects to consider when shopping diamonds and how to pick the best quality stone within our budget. None of the stores we visited stores earlier had any salesperson who was willing to explain things to consider. Instead, it was all about showing us the available options in our price range and getting us to make a choice. Rick, on the other hand spent a lot of time with us and was very patient in answering all our questions. He has a great collection of diamonds of different quality and price range. To me the most impressive aspect of buying from Rick was his flexibility and willingness to give me customization options for my ring! I would highly recommend him and will definitely go back to him when I am shopping again. Read More
Rick took the time to educate me on diamond purchases, provided me pointers to examples, and simply asked to let him know if he could help in any way. It is rare in my experiences that someone will spend that kind of time with someone and not then push for ... a sale. I looked around at several stores and online and described what I was looking for and Rick had some awesome high quality SI1 G, AGs certified diamonds flown in for me to look at to discuss setting options for stud earrings. This experience was truly unique for me and allowed me to have a hand in customizing the perfect gift for a major milestone in my life, while being competitive from both a cost and quality. The quality of the diamond studs delivered are a grand slam home run and by far surpassed pieces I looked at in the retail stores. I highly recommend Diamonds and Jewelry Direct for a truly personal experience from a trustworthy professional, Rick Baskin. Read More
My personal relationship with Danielle made trusting Rick with the sale of my jewelry an easy decision. I was given an in-depth explanation of the process and Rick was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had. The entire process was smooth and simple. I highly recommend Rick ... for buying or selling jewelry! Thanks again Rick! Read More
Rick took the time to meet with my wife and I to answer any questions we had for our search of her engagement ring and wedding band. He explained the different types of cuts, clarities, colors, etc. He made us feel very comfortable and gave us great recommendations. We felt ... a lot less pressure than shopping at the standard jewelry stores. Rick was certainly not a “pushy salesman.” My wife’s diamond in her engagement ring is the highest quality diamond you will ever find, with zero flaws. Her wedding band also turned out beautiful. Rick puts together wonderful products at awesome prices! I would certainly recommend speaking with Rick before making any decisions on your jewelry needs! Read More
First of all, Rick went above and beyond to shop for me a diamond; the stone was exactly what I was promised. In fact when I had it reappraised it was measured higher on several different standards, like clarity and quality rating. I could have never bought this ring without ... the help of Rick; I had my dream diamond in mind, but I did not think I could afford it. I will use Rick from now on.... His prices are great and the quality is unbelievable. Read More


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