RAMSEY'S DIAMOND JEWELERS
701 VETERANS MEMORIAL BLVD., METAIRIE, LOUISIANA 70003
Bob Ramsey’s dream 50 years ago was to open a jewelry store. Dreams are beautiful things. Everyone should have them. Remember how you used to daydream about the girl you’d marry someday? Ramsey's Diamond Jewelers offers certified loose diamonds, wedding bands, Custom Design bridal jewelry collection, engagement rings and Gold Jewelry at its jewelry stores in Metairie, LA, Louisiana.They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes a name tells you everything you need to know. Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers focuses on one thing and one thing only: diamonds. When it comes to shopping for diamond jewelry anywhere in the New Orleans area, there is no other store that you need to visit.
The business started in 1958 on Canal Street as a jewelry manufacturer for other companies and as a watch repair business. The quality of work being put out by Robert “Bob” Ramsey Senior, founder of what was then called “B & J Manufacturing Jewelers” and patriarch of the family that still owns Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers, was quickly getting recognized in the industry, and he decided to start selling his own jewelry designs. The business flourished, first with a new location opened in Metairie in 1972 and followed by the addition of his son, Robert Junior, and daughter Lori, truly making it a family business.
Throughout the 70’s, 80’s and into the 90’s, business continued to grow and they quickly stood out from the other jewelry stores in the area when it came to offering the finest diamond engagement rings and wedding bands, among other great jewelry. In 1998, the brother and sister team decided to take a bold step and bring the business to the next level.
“The international marketplace for diamonds had changed,” Lori explains, “and there was a growing demand for custom designed jewelry, created from loose diamonds and precious metals. We decided to take a singular focus on diamonds. We shed the rest of our inventory, we opened a brand new space that could showcase all of all diamond necklaces, diamond earrings perfectly and most importantly, we took the time and expense to make sure that everyone who worked for us had the training and expertise that we needed them to have when it comes to diamonds.”
This move was certainly the right one. Visit Ramsey’s Diamond Jewelers to meet the second and third generation of the family and let them help you find the certified diamonds of your dreams. They have made one concession to the longtime customers, however. You can still find fine jewelry to show your support for your hometown teams. Geaux Saints.