The Los Angeles Jewelry District
After about 1962 there was a very large influx in Diamond Jewelry stores and other gem stone jewelry stores. Before this time the California Jewelry Mart (607 S Hill Street) located on South Hill Street, in the heart of the Los Angeles Jewelry District, dominated all of the diamond jewelry sales for all of Southern California. People would even come to the California Jewelry Mart from surrounding states, such as Arizona and Nevada to purchase Diamond Engagement Rings and other Diamond Jewelry.
The Los Angeles Jewelry District became even more popular after the opening of the Saint Vincent Jewelry Center, located in the large 1920’s building which has a European style alley of little cafes and restaurants in the alley right behind it. Just across Hill Street is the famous State Theater Building, designed by William Day & Charles P. Weeks in the early 1920s. Now the entire Downtown Los Angeles’s Jewelry District is a made up predominantly of Twentieth Century Buildings. About half of it falls under the “ Historic Area ” of Downtown Los Angeles, Between Hill Street & Main Street. One of the earliest jewelers to establish stores there in the 1930s was Harry Winston, and they were located in the historic Alexandria Hotel on 5th street. The newest, most modern and of course most secure building in the Jewelry District is of course the world famous International Jewelry Center Building. Located at the corner of South Hill Street and 6th Street witch is the begging of the Downtown Los Angeles Jewelry District. This one building alone is said to hold and store over one billion dollars of Diamonds and Diamond Jewelry throughout the time of one physical year. The International Jewelry Center building in the Los Angeles Jewelry District is known to house mostly all high end wholesale and retail diamond jewelry companies with a few high end pearl dealers and a few colored stone wholesalers as well.
Now that we are in the Twenty First Century and we have internet and the ability to access everything we need at our fingertips people no longer find the need to physically come down to the extremely busy Jewelry District. You can even go online to BeverlyDiamonds.com and browse the hundreds of Beverly Diamonds Rings, there you are able to receive that whole sale price everyone is looking for when purchasing a Diamond Ring. Without having to drive downtown pay high prices for parking and haggle with multiple different Jewelers in order to receive a decent ring at a fair price. Also every Jeweler face to face will pressure you into making a purchase you may not be fully comfortable with or push you to by something you are not fully educated about. Some people still come in physically to the Jewelry District to make a purchase however most people feel more at ease shopping in their own time in the comfort of their own home.
Why spend all that time traveling to downtown and fighting traffic when you can see every design up close and personal on an online website. Also most of the ‘brick and mortar’ stores in the jewelry district no longer offer returns and only offer exchanges. All Beverly Diamonds Rings come with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee. With no restocking fee whatsoever. They are one of the only online diamond engagement ring companies that offer 100% of the money back to their customers if they are not satisfied.
Make sure when purchasing online that you are buying from a reputable company, and not some company that has only been in existence for a couple years. Beverly Diamonds Rings have been being made for over 15 years and have been being sold in the International Jewelry Center building as well as online for over a decade. Their offices are in the international Jewelry Center building and see customers by an appointment only basis. They are not open to the public without an appointment, but will accommodate any customer who wants to walk in in person before making a purchase. There are many only retailers who have been trying to mimic Beverly, however none of them have the competitive pricing like Beverly Diamonds, nor do they have a staff with an extensive background in Jewelry & Diamonds who are happy to educate you completely before going ahead and making a purchase with them.
All in all there are two different schools of thought. Some who prefer seeing things face to face and haggling with different small jewelry stores to get a decent ring and a decent diamond at a fair price? Then there are some of us who prefer to take their time in making a large purchase, and prefer going with the online option, and making a through a reputable online company to receive a beautiful Diamond and Ring at a whole sale price right off the bat. For more information on the The Los Angeles Jewelry District log on to http://www.pristinediamondsca.com/