There’s a romantic element to a story that begins with a man on a motorcycle, some diamonds, and a dream. In 1969, the days of Easy Rider with the strains of Born to Be Wild on the radio, Robert O. Daube began our story with a unique idea to share his love of diamonds, quality jewelry, and the nontraditional. Spinning off from his father’s antique, he roared throughout the greater Washington DC area on his motorcycle from Bethesda to Georgetown to Falls Church, as a diamond dealer and jewelry expert.
Along the way, as he was seeking estate jewelry, buying and selling diamonds, Robert touched each of his clients with his commitment to integrity and to their satisfaction. He acquired the most treasured asset we still hold dear today: the reputation for unparalleled service, the highest quality gems, and outstanding reliability.
Integrity, fairness, and extraordinary service
Robert created his business model on a foundation of integrity. Robert’s brother Richard joined in 1974. Then in 1981, his baby brother Tom Daube joined the business, deeper roots formed, and together they created their secret to success through a simple mantra: Take exceptional care of each customer, be a contribution to their happiness, and be fair.
We’ve never operated like every – or any - other jewelry stores. We created a unique environment, and we continue to embrace the passion for providing a special experience for everyone we meet. Everyone on our staff becomes a fine jewelry expert. Together, Robert and Tom taught us the value of knowledge and communication, and most importantly, they taught us to listen.
Constant in the face of change
All too often, with change comes uncertainty. For us, constant in the face of change is the family we are, and the values Robert Daube initiated for our business. In 2000 this continued through his retirement, when Tom stepped up to lead, and then later in 2017 through the sadness of his passing.
For Washington Diamond, if Robert’s legacy remains its touchstone, it’s Tom who is its heart and soul. We keep the dream alive and fresh to navigate changing times, and stay grounded in our purpose.
Through the years times have changed, our commitment to the customers we serve and the joy they invite us to share, has held strong and fast. We create a warm, intimate space in our studio so that each and every person feel special and valued. Our relationships with customers, as we help them celebrate their most meaningful milestones, are just like diamonds, lasting forever and shining bright.
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Washington Diamond 1245 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046 (703) 536-3600