I went to three places to sell my gold rings, and hands down Monique gave me the best prices, literally over $100 more. She even cut off the diamond encrusted face of my ring so I could one day use it to make a lapel pin, and she did it... FOR FREE!!!
My friend is renewing her vows and getting a new ring set. Monique is getting her the same rings she picked out on the internet for the same price, except with upgraded diamonds--her son is a diamond wholesaler-- and she has access to literally thousands of handpicked diamonds in a day's notice. (Of course he's going to give his own mom the best stuff he's got!) What is the downside to her services? On weekends you may have to make a reservation for a personal showing. But actually it's a better experience because you get her undivided attention in a quiet store and the expertise of a real jeweler with 30 years experience (and NOT an ignorant impatient salesperson jockeying between customers who doesn't know anything about diamonds, nor have the power to cut you a deal).
When you're in her shop, time seems to stand still. Nothing about the process is rushed...it's a savored and enjoyed experience like sipping fine wine at wine-tasting event, by both you and her. What a sumptuous experience it is to be shown diamond after wonderful diamond, each one more beautiful. Afterwards, you will have an other-worldly feeling, like you've been taken to "diamond-land" and back.
If you only care about getting the best diamond for the best price OR getting the best personalized service to get exactly what you want, you'll be pleased, because Monique will give you both!