Lauren Diamonds Ltd
1320 E 17th Ave, Denver, CO 80218
Phone: (303) 736-6676
Lauren Diamonds Uptown
12/23/2011Provided by Citysearch -
My and my new fiance, thanks to the help of Gary and Lauren Diamonds, first stumbled onto this store on the whim of the other excellent ratings. As young, inexperienced diamond buyers, we went in with very little knowledge on what to expect. Gary took us through the entire process, from what to look for, what prices are reasonable, and how to shape the ring from ground up. On day one, he showed us the diamond that would eventually be on my fiances hand as I write this. But as newcomers, we didn't want to jump the ship there on the spot. Gary made it so easy by holding the diamond for us and telling us to shop around with our newly acquired knowledge. An so we did.
Now's the time to mention how quickly we ran back to Lauren Diamonds to purchase that rock Gary showed us. Trice and Shane Co. were asking almost $2000 more for the same size stone! I also have to mention what horrible quality they were, carbon spots, yellowed, and just plain ugly for the price. The diamond Gary showed us is as close to perfection as it comes. After a few more weeks, we designed the ring itself with Gary's help and my fiances guidance, and it couldn't have been a better experience. Donny - Aurora, Colorado
05/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Really enjoyed our experience at ""THE NEW LOCATION""...More of a low key place with the same great attitudes and even better prices. I highly recommend this store because the owners have gone out of their way for us in the past...Things will be even better with the design center in the back, they can build your ring onsite, eliminating all middle men and unwanted markups....
03/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
This is the jeweler to see to get EXACTLY what you want – don't settle for what others have in stock. I wanted a green gem stone for my engagement ring and the folks at Lauren's steered me away from the tsavorite I'd been considering with advise about inadequate stone hardness. Instead, they suggested a green sapphire (much harder stone in the same price range – didn't know they existed) and sourced 8-10 options in the desired size/shape from gem dealers across the country. Then, using a photo I found online of a simple, unusual setting ($2,100 list!), they created the same setting custom fit to my stone, for 25% of the price. The end result is a completely unique ring, beautifully executed and reasonably priced. The process was personal and pleasant. This is a small, unassuming shop with people who actually care if you're happy with your purchase. Go there!
03/01/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I just bought an engagement ring from Lauren's. I spent a few weeks shopping around the denver area for a good jeweler before settling on Lauren's. Several people recommended Shane Co for their selection and guarantee, and for a good reason. However, at Lauren's I found unending patience, a personal connection with the jeweler, and in the end found a better price than Shane's could offer.
Gary and Helen spent hours pouring over rings and diamonds with me, and making calls to their extensive network of distributors before finding me the perfect ring. Gary even personally delivered the ring when I was pressed for time before the proposal. As a side note, I went back to Shane's before purchasing the ring, and they could not come close to matching the price.
For great service, and a jeweler that goes beyond the call of duty, Lauren's is the place to go.
12/29/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I recently went to Lauren Diamonds to find a gift for my mom for Christmas. I wanted to get her pearls of some sort. Helen and Gary showed me some and taught me about them too, so I wasn't just buying a gift...I was learning about it too! I had looked at other places but a friend of mine told me to go here. Their prices were WAY better and I did not feel pressured at all to buy. They wanted to make sure I got what I wanted. I ended up buying a pearl necklace and bracelet for my mom for Christmas and she LOVED it! I was able to tell her where it came from and what kind of pearl it was. She was so impressed. I loved shopping at Lauren Diamonds. They just got a customer for life! NOT ONLY THAT but I got to donate 5% of my purchase to Share Our Strength!
11/05/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Buying an engagement ring can be a very stressful experience. After talking to my friends who have gone through the process, I was a bit hesitant to even start looking. Like many others my age, I went straight to google for some advice on the manner. I typed in ""best jeweler in Denver"" and the # 1 hit was Laurent Diamonds on city search. After reading a few reviews, I thought I would start there. Shortly after arriving at Lauren Diamonds I realized that the google search could not have been more accurate.
I expected, from my friends influence, that I would be pressured into buying right from when I entered the store OR that I would not get good service because of how young I appear. Neither of these preconceived notions could have been more wrong. The first thing that was said to me as I started to look at diamonds is that I was not expected to buy for some time and that it could take weeks to figure this all out. I was also told that they would like to keep me below my preestablished price range. They stayed true to all of their promises and I never felt nervous about any part of the process.
It ended up taking me about 5-6 weeks to purchase the ring. I am very happy with the help I received and I the ring is perfect.
The only thing that shines more than the diamond, is my review of Lauren Diamonds. Thanks for making this a stress free process.
09/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I never felt pressured...I explained what she wanted, I explained my budget concerns, and I explained what I would like to get, and they made it happen. They brought in rings specifically for me to see and the same with the diamonds...I sat there for hours learning about diamonds and they were super patient. No hassles, no pressure, no hurrying. They told me to take my time, leave my checkbook at home until I was confident in my decisions. They also were much more affordable than other jewelers...low overhead Gary (the owner) explaines. I felt like I MATTERED, here is the owner sitting with me for hours on end so I would be comfortable...AWESOME. They even stayed late one Friday night and then hand delivered it to my office so I could have it sooner than later (Gary again). GO HERE they are AWESOME and I THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
08/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Really happy we went here. Read the reviews and we swung by and felt very comfortable and confident in Gary and his staff. They LISTENED to what WE wanted, not twhat they wanted to sell. We saved a boatload of money so we are upgrading our honeymoon....Thanks Lauren Diamonds.
08/12/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I shopped around, went to Cherry Creek, (way too much money), went to the mall, (ne personal service, kinda rude) went to ""designers"" (way too expensive and uppity attitude) then went to Lauren Diamonds...(awesome). The showroom was fun, not stuffy. The staff, helen and gary were easy going, no pressure, (told me to leave my checkbook at home), extremely informative, we spent 2 hours there with our questions, and affordable. Gary explained that they dont have a lot of overhaead, so they dont have to charge as much as others...made sense. Helen knew what we wanted and they found it al in a matter of a few days. We bought all our rings there, our diamond and we think we probably saved 1800.00 or so. IF YOU ARE IN THE MARKET, GO HERE, JUST LOOK, IT WILL BE WORTH YOUR WHILE. And free beer!!!
02/23/2009Provided by Citysearch -
From the moment you walk in the door Helen and Gary make you feel at home. The glass of Johnny Black didn't hurt either. As alot of the other reviews say there is absolutely no pressure to buy. One of the first things out of Gary's mouth was that he wanted to make sure I knew that you didn't need to get a diamond to get engaged. I thought, what a fantastic idea but I was pretty sure my fiance wouldn't agree. From that point on though, we looked at multiple stones and multiple settings. Many of these I had pulled from other jewelers websites. He was able to get me exactly what I was looking for and at a great price. I wouldn't hesitate to send anyone there and I haven't. One of my friends as I write this is down looking at an anniversary ring for his wife.
I think the only possible thing I could thing of that was negative about my experience was the lack of ice for my scotch. But Gary told me he was working on this. Now that is what I call service.
12/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Lauren Diamonds was the seconds jeweler I went to and it was night and day. Gary (the owner) took plenty of time to sit down with me and walk me through the entire process and never made me feel stupid. Helen (my salesperson) was awesome as well. I came in with a time frame and he said that would be no problem, I had a budget and that was no problem, I had specific ideas and that was no problem. I needed to come in on a Saturday and they stuck around after closing since I was stuck in the mountains. Who else would do that?
I came out with a much better diamond than I thought possible and all of my fiance's friends are jealous and some of her guy friends made comments about how I am ruining it for them. My advice, go see Gary. I never felt pressured to buy anything and it was always pleasant in the shop. The Coors light didn't hurt either. We will be going back for our wedding bands.
12/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We shopped, and shopped, and stopped by Lauren's and was amazed at 1) how low key, but professional they were, 2) how informative...they sat with us for over an hour, we had beers ( i had wine) and they explained everything to us, showed us books, articles, and anything we ever wanted to know about diamonds. ( Gary says the more you know the better you can make a decision) how true. 3) and Price. We did not buy anything on our first visit, but they said tell us what you want and we will find it, we left some info and some pictures of rings I liked. They called a few days later, we went in and it was exactly what we were looking for, in our budget, and could be ready when we wanted. We think we saved almost $2200.00 for the exact same thing, EXACTLY THE SAME. We highly recommend this store, they are nice, well priced, great quality and we just love them... so THANK YOU SO MUCH
09/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
When we decided to create our own unique wedding set (engagement and interlocking wedding bands) Lauren Diamonds was wonderful. They sent us to a CAD designer who took a lot of time to sit with us and design EXACTLY what we wanted. Then Lauren Diamonds created the perfect set for us. The bride loves it and shows it off as often as she can. The groom shows it off often too!
Helen also went out of her way to help the bride find the perfect wedding day jewelry. In a display case was a pair of earrings the bride fell in love with, and Helen called the maker. He worked with Helen to create a matching necklace, using stones that were sentimental to the bride and groom. The bride received SO many compliments on it on her wedding day.
Thank you for so much hard work and for making us feel like we were the most important people you were working with. We are so pleased and have recommended to many friends to come to Lauren Diamonds; and will recommend many more!
07/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Before looking for an engagement ring, I had spoke to many of my friends who had gone through the process and heard mostly horror stories of their difficulties in finding a jewlery store that they were comfortable with. That is until I spoke to a co-worker who said, ""Go to Gary at Lauren Diamonds. That's the ONLY place to go. Don't waste your time looking anywhere else. That is THE place."" After hearing my co worker's glowing remarks about Gary and his staff and looking at some of the reviews here, I decided to make it my first stop- and I didn't need to look any further. From the minute that I walked in, I was treated with great care and respect. Helen probably saw how anxious and nervous that I was, but she settled me down and made it such an easy and even, dare I say, pleasurable process. She listened to what I was looking for and found me the right diamond, as well as putting it in the setting that my girlfriend wanted. I'm not one who would usually write a review, but when I receive amazing service I like to share it with people. I train people in providing excellent customer service, and I am very particular in the places that I will spend my money. Unfortunately, we live In a day and age where most businesses lack great service and value, however, it is definitely not missing here. Lauren Diamonds exceeded my high expectations. Thanks Helen and Gary!
06/04/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Wanted to drop a little note recommending Gary and Lauren Diamonds to anyone shopping for an engagement ring. I was a complete novice at the whole experience and Gary ""held my hand"" through the process to the point of offering to go to other jewlers with me if I found a better deal. We looked at at least 20 diamonds before selecting the perfect stone. Gary was extremely flexible with his hours and his time to help me get my ring in the timeframe I needed it. My fiance loves it and gets tons of comments about how beautiful and unique her setting is.
05/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Gary was very helpful on diamond ""education"", our first visit lasting 2 hours with very helpful diamond information. (he will also give the pros and cons of every choice of metal for the band) He will find or make the ring you are looking for and will order any requested diamonds. No diamonds were set without my own viewing and approval with the option to have Gary keep ordering more until I found exactly what I was looking for and within price range. Price is much lower than high end jewelers for just as nice or nicer rings! Thanks Gary, JB & JB. (one day you'll realize the Yankees are the way to go)
05/02/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I looked everywhere for my bands, I asked around and several people said, ""GO TO GARY""...I wish I started there to begin with. I was concerned at first because the prices I was being quoted were considerably lower, and you get what you pay for...but the quality was excellent, so I bought from LAUREN DIAMONDS and saved enough to pay for most of our honeymoon...I did have to wait 4 days to finalize my purchase, as Gary orders the products directly from the manufacturer, but he only charged me 10 % over cost, It was way worth it. Also, I got great seats to the Avalanche as a Thank You, ITS YOU I SHOULD THANK...So I wrote this, GREAT JOB...WE WILL BE BACK AND WE WILL TELL OUR FRIENDS
04/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This review is long overdue as Gary and I worked together on my wife's anniversary ring for three months last Fall. I originally called and made an appointment with Gary, telling him I wanted to create something nice but am quite inexperienced with diamonds. We sat together for 4-5 sessions, talking rings, diamonds, sapphires and baseball, not always in that order. He's a Red Sox fan but I over-looked that. I told him my budget and he cut that by more than half! Downselling a jewelry client? Well, after we came up with something we kind of liked, we sat back and mulled it over, than started again because after the education he gave me, I was able to get a better vision. Told him what version 2.0 was, which he really liked and then met with the person doing the work. He made one suggestion that would help me for the long term of the ring and we created it. My wife's 10th anniversary ring was a success, I looked like I actually knew something about jewelry and Gary threw in dinner for us! Saw the disgruntled customer experiences on Citysearch and you probably get that in all business but all I know is, I am happy, my wife loves her new ring and when I am ready to upgrade (jewelry, not wives!), I'll be back in the shop, sipping a cold one with Gary, creating a little more magic.