Remembering Robert Daube
With great sadness, on behalf of my brother Richard and everyone at Washington Diamond, I’m announcing the passing of our brother and founder, Robert O. Daube.
Robert started our company on his motorcycle. It was 1969 and he rode from Bethesda to Georgetown to Falls Church and beyond buying and selling estate jewelry and diamonds. There might be a song about that. If there isn’t, there should be.
We never really operated as a traditional jewelry store because of his passion to make our business very special. He loved making fair deals and he always put his customers first. He made sure everyone on our staff became fine jewelry experts, and he taught us all to listen to our customers.
Over and over he said that if we took care of our customers through great service we would be successful. Thanks to him and all of you, we have. Many jewelers in the area worked with Robert. Over the years they’ve told me how much they valued his friendship and his guidance as they began their careers. Though Robert retired in 2000, what he taught us makes it seem like he never truly left -- he is part of who we are as a family business.
My brother wouldn’t have wanted us to mourn, but to celebrate the wonderful times we’ve had as family and with all our customers. We’re happy to honor his memory by continuing to live the values he taught us.
Last year, I completed the purchase of Washington Diamond from the estate of my late brother, Robert Daube. Change often brings uncertainty. However, our commitment to you has never wavered. We are dedicated to continuing the superior quality, service, and value you’ve come to know and expect. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your continued support, trust, and loyalty.
As a small, family-owned business, we understand your retail options are vast, and e-commerce provides you with tremendous convenience in many cases. However, the value you receive from Washington Diamond is second to none. Our staff has extensive knowledge and the breadth of experience to rival any fine jewelry store. The purchase of fine jewelry is an investment, and one in which we take seriously. Our goal is, and has always been, to deliver complete satisfaction in your purchase from Washington Diamond. This remains our commitment to you.
We love helping you celebrate each of life’s important milestones and hope to continue to do so for many years to come. We look forward to seeing you again soon.