Maine’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Day’s Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Day’s Jewelers is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Maine!

When you want a wide selection of jewelry and next-level customer service, you won’t find a better jewelry store to turn to in Bangor than Day’s Jewelers.

Day’s Jewelers has received dozens of reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 95.95 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five jewelry stores in all of Maine!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’ve been in on four different occasions within the last six months, and I have always been greeted with a friendly smile. I’ve had interactions with four different women, and each one has been knowledgeable and helpful. I will continue to conduct business with them.” – Angela A.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

April, the Store Manager of Day’s Jewelers, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Day’s Jewelers apart from the many other jewelry stores in Maine. April pointed to their staff’s knowledge:

“We are very trustworthy, and we don’t mark our jewelry up to just mark it down. The values of our company help us strive to be honest, trustworthy and knowledgeable.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Day’s Jewelers and how they work to make the world a better place. April told us that Day’s is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, and they go to great lengths to purchase from responsible sources:

“Our metals and gemstones go through the proper sources, and that means we are making an impact on other parts of the world.”

Building Success by Putting Customers First

When we asked April about Day’s Jewelers‘ secret to such a strong online reputation, she said:

“We put our customers first, and we are very good at relationship building and customer retention. Most of our reviews are organic, but we do ask occasionally for reviews.”

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Day’s Jewelers has spread the word about who they are and what they do through television and newspaper advertisements, as well as community involvement and outreach.

Clearly, April knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s her expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Give your customer a good experience every time they are in the store. You only get one chance to make a good impression.”


Congratulations to the team at Day’s Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, April, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Day’s Jewelers in Bangor. Visit their website today!

Indiana’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Master Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Master Jewelers is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Indiana!

When you want a wide selection of jewelry and next-level service, there’s no better jewelry store to turn to in Indianapolis than Master Jewelers.

Master Jewelers has received more than 100 reviews on four verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 97.52 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five jewelry stores in all of Indiana!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I needed guidance on how to value (and what to do with) some jewelry, loose gems and jewelry making materials left to me by a family member. Mike and Genevieve met with me for almost an hour going through it, and provided sound guidance on how to proceed, offering to help further once I had time to go through all of it. I truly appreciated how welcoming and generous they were with their time and will definitely be back to see them for this and any other jewelry needs I may have. I also was impressed by their commitment to several community services, including Dress for Success and animal rescue organizations. These are good people of good character. Highly recommended.” – Margaret L.

A One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Store’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Master Jewelers has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with Master Craftsman and owner, Mike.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Master Jewelers unique compared to the many other jewelry stores in Indiana. Mike told us that they are one of only three master jewelers in central Indiana, and that they are master craftsmen. In addition to a wide selection of jewelry, they also offer loose diamonds and gemstones, custom designs and repairs — all in one store.

Mike went on to add:

“We are the ones to go to for that special moment.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Master Jewelers, Mike pointed to the fact that they send handwritten thank you cards asking for a review.

Making the World a Better Place by Giving Back

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Master Jewelers and how they work to make the world a better place. Mike told us that they give back to many nonprofits, including Fletchers Place Downtown Community Center, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Best Buddies.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Master Jewelers has grown through their sponsorship with the Colts, as well as radio and television advertising, but most of their business comes from repeat customers and referrals.


Congratulations to the team at Master Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Master Jewelers in Indianapolis. Visit their website today!

Tennessee’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Platinum And Gold Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Platinum And Gold Jewelers is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a trusted, local jewelry store, look no further than this award-winning company!

Platinum And Gold Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 100.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 businesses and the number one jewelry store in Tennessee!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“These jewelers go above and beyond when it comes to quality and customer service. After visiting many stores to find a matching wedding band for my custom made engagement ring, we finally found this company, and now we will never go anywhere else! I shipped my ring to them to have a custom band built around my engagement ring, along with an appraisal and adding rhodium plating to my original ring. The end result exceeded our expectations, and they made it incredibly affordable for the quality! I look forward to wearing my new set with pride for years and years to come.” – E.F.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Platinum And Gold Jewelers is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Platinum And Gold Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the Office Manager, Katie, and the owner, Charles.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Platinum And Gold Jewelers stand apart from its competitors.

“I used to spend a lot of money in jewelry stores and I noticed a ton of issues. My motivation with Platinum and Gold Jewelers was to try and fix those issues. I was left with the impression of a jewelry store being similar to a sleazy 1970’s car salesman. Something in the industry needed to change. We as business owners need the customers, they don’t need me, thus, I have to go above and beyond.”

He went on to tell us a bit about how he is making those changes in the industry:

“We make sure our customers make an informed purchase. We give away a lot of information. We buy gold and jewelry to help those in a hard time. We also offer free appraisals and teach people how to re-sell jewelry. We operate with integrity. We receive wholesale prices and will beat anyone’s price. If you need custom work we are your shop!”

Building Success, Online And Off

Platinum And Gold Jewelers has earned a wonderful reputation, so we wanted to know more about how they have managed to get such incredible online reviews. Katie and Charles said:

“We always do the right thing! We are open and honest with customers. After providing phenomenal service, we feel comfortable asking customers to write a review.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Platinum And Gold Jewelers has managed to. We asked if Katie and Charles could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what they had to say:

“You need honesty, integrity, and to put everything on the table so there is no room for deceit or confusion.”

We also want to give a shout-out to the unofficial mascot, Mayhem! Mayhem is that darling pup in the photo, and customers adore him.


Congratulations to Platinum And Gold Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Katie and Charles for taking the time to speak with us!

Pennsylvania’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Paul Michael Design

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Paul Michael Design has won two 2019 awards in Pennsylvania!

From jewelry repair and appraisals to custom pieces made by hand, Paul Michael Design in Pittsburgh has what it takes to handle all of your jewelry needs and then some.

Paul Michael Design has received almost 200 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them an extraordinary Rating Score™ of 99.24 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five jewelry stores in all of Pennsylvania!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“What an amazing experience! Paul was able to take my idea and create a stunning pendant. When you meet with Paull, you have his undivided attention; he spends a lot of time to understand the vision and guides you through a design that will exceed expectations! He has incredible attention to detail and knows what will work in the final product. If you are looking for a place to get a perfect and personal piece of jewelry, visit Paul and his team!” – Lori D.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

Paul, the owner of Paul Michael Design, took a few minutes out of his day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind jewelry store and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Paul what it is that sets Paul Michael Design apart from their competition in Pennsylvania. Paul told us that they involve their customers emotionally in the process and do great custom work.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Paul Michael Design and how they give back and make the world a better place. Here’s Paul’s response:

“We focus on the people. Clients aren’t just a number; they are special. People don’t buy what we do; they buy why we do it.”

Building Success by Listening to Their Customers

When we asked Paul about Paul Michael Design’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he attributed it the fact that they are artists with zero egos. They make it a point to listen to their customers and provide them with what they want.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Paul Michael Design has spread the word about who they are and what they do by putting out engaging content that gets shared, as well as through social interactions in the community.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Paul Michael Design has. Here’s the expert advice Paul has for them:

“If you fail, step up, make it right and walk away. Take accountability for your actions. Have empathy.”


Congratulations to the team at Paul Michael Design for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Paul, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Paul Michael Design in Pittsburgh. Visit their website today!

Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Larc Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Larc Jewelers is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store with a reputation as sparkling as their gorgeous selection, look no further than this award-winning company!

Larc Jewelers has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.93 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.30 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three jewelry stores in Illinois!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“They have terrific service and beautiful jewelry. I previously used Larc to fix my watch (which they did for a surprisingly low price) and visited again to shop for an engagement ring, because her family likes this store so much. The jewelers were, as always, very patient, courteous, and informative. You may be able to find cheaper gems at a larger jeweler, but they are unlikely to match the service and craftsmanship of Larc.” – W.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Larc Jewelers is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Larc Jewelers and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Wes Barrow.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Larc Jewelers stand apart from its competitors. Wes told us about their commitment to quality:

“We do not have a central buying office that says, ‘Here is your merchandise, sell it!’ I have purchased everything myself, knowing its quality. I have different types of stones from around the world. I know the quality is in the case, and I know I have pretty gemstones. We only work with natural stones, and not synthetics.”

We asked what the Larc Jewelers business mission is, and Wes told us:

“I took over the business about 18 years ago, and I was learning on the job. I wanted to treat people the way I would want to be treated. I wanted to deliver pretty things at a reasonable price so the customer is happy and I can grow my business.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Larc Jewelers has gained an incredible reputation over the years, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out. Wes told us that they work with The Knot and always post photos of their inventory onto their social media pages. They also collaborate with other local shops!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Larc Jewelers has managed to. We asked if Wes could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“You have to do something. I work on a shoestring budget, but you can’t be static. You need to be on social media, at least to some degree, and you have to invest in your business.”


Congratulations to Larc Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Wes for taking the time to speak with us!

Maryland’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a reliable, local jewelry store, look no further than this award-winning company!

Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 99.00 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and one of the top three jewelry stores in Maryland!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I have always had a great experience with this company. The master jeweler is able to think creatively and charges reasonable prices for his work. The turnaround time is usually faster than promised. I would recommend this company.” – K.E.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with James Burick.

Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals has been serving the Crofton, Bowie, and Annapolis areas since 1991. James said that they are making the world a better place one piece of sparkle at a time. At Annapolis Jewelers, they listen to their customers, know their needs, and execute superior design. With years of experience, they know how to get the job done right, from start to finish.

Building Success, Online And Off

Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals has earned a phenomenal reputation, and James says it’s all thanks to offering exceptional customer service. They have been able to reach new customers and grow their business with help from social media, as well as word of mouth and a reward system for returning customers.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals has managed to. We asked if James could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Buy another business that is doing well.”


Congratulations to Annapolis Jewelers & Precious Metals for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to James for taking the time to speak with us!

Illinois’ Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Newstar Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Newstar Jewelers has won two 2019 awards in Illinois!

When it comes to jewelry, you won’t find a better place to shop than Newstar Jewelers in Joliet.

Newstar Jewelers has received more than 175 reviews on five verified sites with an average rating of 4.92 stars, earning them a stellar Rating Score™ of 99.23 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking among the top 100 businesses and the top five jewelry stores in all of Illinois!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“It’s always a pleasure to enter New Star Jewelers. They know my name, my family and remember many of my past purchases. Their repair work is dependable and reliable. They understand what kind of a budget their customers may have and work with that. I’ve told my sons to purchase their engagement, wedding rings and other jewelry at New Star, (which they have). New Star stands behind their products.” – Amy S.

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

Theresa Murphy, the owner of Newstar Jewelers, took a few minutes out of her day to tell us a little more about this one-of-a-kind jewelry store and the impressive online reputation they’ve managed to build.

To start our conversation, we asked Theresa what it is that sets Newstar Jewelers apart from their competition in Illinois. Theresa told us that Newstar Jewelers was founded in 1989 and she and her husband took over 27 years ago. They are truly concerned about doing their best for the customer and going above and beyond to do things other stores aren’t able to do. They are always positive and treat people the way they want to be treated. In addition to offering a wide selection of jewelry, they offer custom work and in-store jewelry repair.

Theresa went on to tell us that their designers start with higher quality stones, limit the lowest grade they would sell and also carry Forevermark Diamonds, which are top of the line. They always make sure the person is getting what they want while staying in their budget. Instead of pushing the sale, they are focused on helping their customers find what they want.

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Newstar Jewelers and how they give back and make the world a better place. Theresa told us that they use Forevermark because it’s huge for conservation, and they give back to the places the diamonds are sourced from. The suppliers they use are in the U.S.

Building Success by Asking for Reviews

When we asked Theresa about Newstar Jewelers‘ secret to such a strong online reputation, she told us that they ask for reviews.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Newstar Jewelers has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and by working with advertising companies.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Newstar Jewelers has. Here’s the expert advice Theresa has for them:

“Be customer conscious. …Treating the customer right is what is going to bring them back.”


Congratulations to the team at Newstar Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Theresa, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Newstar Jewelers in Joliet. Visit their website today!

Indiana’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Diamonds Direct Indianapolis

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Diamonds Direct Indianapolis is an award winner for jewelry stores in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store with a reputation as sparkling as their beautiful selection of unique pieces, look no further than this award-winning company!

Diamonds Direct Indianapolis has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.73 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.26 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five jewelry stores in Indiana!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Diamonds Direct has fantastic and friendly service, great attention to detail, and a seriously enormous selection to choose from. I always feel very welcome every time I walk into this store. I’m a huge fan of getting a free warranty with our purchase and not having to keep up with the six-month inspections, like some of their competitors require. I absolutely LOVE my engagement ring, and I believe we got it for an amazing price.” – L.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Diamonds Direct Indianapolis is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Diamonds Direct Indianapolis and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the General Manager, Robert Violante.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Diamonds Direct Indianapolis stand apart from its competitors.

“We are nothing like a traditional jewelry store. In fact, we’re the exact opposite! We started in the 1950s as a manufacturer and supplier of diamonds and stones for jewelry stores up and down the east coast. Around 50 years later, we opened our first location to sell diamonds directly to the customer without the incredibly high markup of traditional stores. It was an eye-opening moment. We changed the diamond business in the US by offering diamonds to customers at wholesale pricing with better warranties and benefits. We control the process, from the mine to the finger.”

Building Success By Building Trust

Diamonds Direct Indianapolis has built up an incredible reputation, so we were excited to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out and grown their business. Robert told us that they invest in all sorts of marketing mediums, but that, most importantly, being involved with the community is something they value. They help out local teams, are involved with charities, and make donations when they can.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Diamonds Direct Indianapolis has managed to. We asked if Robert could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Trust is huge in the jewelry business. Exceed the expectations of good service. They don’t expect incredible service, so it prompts reviews. It is important to have a team that believes and is passionate, so you have to hire the right people.”


Congratulations to Diamonds Direct Indianapolis for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Robert for taking the time to speak with us!

Connecticut’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Diamond Designs

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Diamond Designs is a two-time award winner in 2019.

If you are looking for a jewelry store with a reputation as stunning as their incredible jewelry selection, look no further than this award-winning company!

Diamond Designs has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 98.80 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one jewelry store in Connecticut!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Our family would not shop at any other jeweler. The owner and his team are very knowledgeable and accommodating. If you describe what you want and they don’t have it in the store, they will find it or create it for you. The customer service is spot-on, and the friendly atmosphere makes every purchase a pleasant experience. We will be back.” – O.K.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Diamond Designs is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Jewelry Store

We were excited to learn all about Diamond Designs and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Deepak Dadlani.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Diamond Designs stand apart from its competitors. Deepak said that this locally-owned store offers an unmatched level of expertise, and said that their incredible selection helps to set them apart from the rest. They also practice excellent customer service and treat their customers like family.

When we asked Deepak about the Diamond Designs business mission, he told us that they believe in locals supporting locals, and that they try to find ways to give back to their community.

Building Success By Providing Excellent Service

Diamond Designs has earned a remarkable reputation, so we were eager to hear about some of the ways they have gotten their name out. Deepak told us that they utilize some digital marketing, like SEO (search engine optimization) and social media. He said that they also always ask for reviews from their customers.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Diamond Designs has managed to. We asked if Deepak could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Provide excellent customer service.”


Congratulations to Diamond Designs for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Deepak for taking the time to speak with us!

Ohio’s Top Rated Local® Jewelry Stores Award Winner: Komara Jewelers

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Komara Jewelers is a 2019 award winner for jewelry stores in Ohio!

Whether you’re interested in custom jewelry or you want to shop a wide selection of beautiful pieces, there’s no better jewelry store to turn to than Komara Jewelers in Canfield.

Komara Jewelers has received hundreds of reviews on seven verified sites with an average rating of 4.85 stars, earning them a magnificent Rating Score™ of 98.52 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 jewelry stores in all of Ohio!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“Komara Jewelers has the best customer service in the Tri-State Area! They are the absolute first choice when buying any type of jewelry. They have exceeded our expectations for our friends and family time and time again. Whether it is a last-minute birthday or anniversary gift, or a family heirloom restoration, they are the BEST in the business. The apple does not fall far from the tree. The reputation set by their father is now doubly good as the next generation of children have taken over. Their fabulous staff continues to have one-on-one time with each of their customers. We are so lucky to have a reputable business like this locally with such history, knowledge and expertise! Thank you!” – S.S.

A One-of-a-Kind Jewelry Store’s Secret to a Strong Online Reputation

Komara Jewelers has managed to build the kind of reputation any business owner would envy, and to learn a little more about that reputation and this one-of-a-kind business, we sat down with co-owners, Rob and Brianna Komara — also a brother/sister team.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Komara Jewelers unique compared to the many other jewelry stores in Ohio. Rob and Brianna told us

“We are family-owned, and we always have an owner in the store. We have a full shop in our store for repairs. We have a very large inventory, and we do custom work. We like to educate our customers on what they are purchasing.”

When we asked what the secret is to such a solid online reputation at Komara Jewelers, Rob and Brianna pointed to their 70 years in business and to the fact that they always treat their customers the way they would want to be treated.

Making the World a Better Place by Supporting Their Community

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Komara Jewelers and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Rob and Brianna had to say:

“We are in a small town, and we do everything we can to support our community. There are multiple charities that we donate to.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Komara Jewelers has grown through television commercials, radio ads, billboards and digital advertising.

It’s clear that Rob and Brianna knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Treat people the way you want to be treated. You are not selling a product; you are selling a smile and hopefully a relationship. You want people to come back, and if you treat them the right way, they will always come back to you.”


Congratulations to the team at Komara Jewelers for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner!

We highly recommend Komara Jewelers in Canfield. Visit their website today!