Our Customers Say
5.0 star rating 12/13/2019
Cliff and Robbie are the kind of people you WANT to buy jewelry from. I bought a ring online that was supposed to be antique, and after bringing it in to Limon's, my fears were confirmed that it was likely not antique. The band looked like it had been worn down on purpose to look old, and the setting was cracked. They were very nice about it and didn't even talk badly about the person I bought it from. I returned the ring and worked with Cliff to source a legitimate antique diamond in a new, secure setting. I got a matching wedding band as well, and even though there was a bunch of issues with the company they got the wedding band from, they had great customer service throughout the process.
The only advice I'd give them is to hire an administrative assistant to answer the phone, only to keep them from getting pulled away from the customers in the store. But I know they love talking to the customers themselves. It's part of why they are so awesome!
5.0 star rating 9/9/2019
I was preparing to get married and was going to use my recently deceased grandfather's first wedding band as my own ring. Needless to say, the ring was old and meant a lot to me. I took it into Limon's to get resized the week before the wedding. The age and wear on the ring made it extremely difficult as there were a number of microscopic cracks, invisible to the naked eye. In the end they were able to fix it and resize it and make it look brand new! They got me the ring just in time to bring with me to San Diego where I'll be getting married this Saturday. I'm extremely thankful for the work and care they showed for my grandfather's ring. My grandfather gave me this ring before he passed and he was like a father to me, so I'm glad that even in death he will have a presence on my wedding day.
5.0 star rating 1/4/2019
Truly, what a great experience using Limon's to resize and repair my engagement ring. I am active duty military and just moved to the local area. Had no idea who to go to in order to get my ring fixed. I ended up picking this jeweler because of the other great reviews I read. Cliff Limon was so personable, kind, and even took money off the regular charge for a resizing because he noticed I was military. If you want a trustworthy, friendly, and local business Limon's is the place to go!
5.0 star rating 12/25/2018
Not sure how I first came into this store, but I have been going back for many years. I started going there to have some coins to be gold-plated. I have been going back for repairs and for having other pieces made and/or updated from jewelry that I have. Much of it is of sentimental value. But the brothers were always helpful, even when they had to redo a ring sizing I recently had done. I always feel like I walked out with something new!!
5.0 star rating 7/15/2017
The Limon brother, I believe have a lot of integrity in the way they work and the way they treat their customers. I brought in a ring needing a rather complex repair. They spent hours making sure the matching stones were right, that the job was done well, and that I understood what was going on. In the end, the right never looked better, and the price was very reasonable. I would not hesitate to go back.
Comments from a customer in Arizona that had just received the ring that he commissioned us to make for him:
Cliff, it is absolutely brilliant! (no pun intended). Someone will be very happy!!! Thanks a million for your choice! It sure exceeds my expectation!
October 8, 2015
Dear Robbie and Cliff,
I can't begin to thank you for bringing my grandmother's wedding & engagement rings back to life. It has been such a joy to have it back on my ring finger. I smile every time I look down. Your were both so thoughtful and generous with your time, expertise, and hard work. Your kindness will not be forgotten.
October 12, 2013 From www.bestdcweddings.com
Limon's is a family-owned and run business. Cliff Limon is honest, incredibly knowledgeable about gems and jewels and just a kind warm person. He can desitn a ring and will give you the very best quality. Their prices are higher than the larger chains, but you get personal service and amazing quality. I will be their customer for life!
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September 14, 2013 From www.bestdcwedding.com
My fiance' had my engagement ring custom made by Limon's. He made an absolutely beautiful rose gold engagement ring using my fiance's grandmother's diamond. I actually get stopped while shopping/running errands by people to compliment my ring, and ask where I got it. Needless to say i love it! And I know my fiance' had a great time working with him. We will be back for our wedding bands for sure!
March 5, 2013
From Angies List
You're one of the highest rated Jewelry Sales/Design/Repair companies in Washington D.c.!
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March 9, 2012
Just wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job with the earrings -- they're stunning! I've never owned such sparkly diamonds! They were a great choice.
It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you again. I will definitely pass your name on to others looking for a great jeweler.
I recently brought in a family heirloom wedding ring set to have inspected and cleaned before proposing to my now-fiance. What attracted me here was the choice the jewelry pieces displayed in the window, which I thought were tasteful and unique. I had not made an appointment, but was quickly greeted by the owner Cliff and received his full attention. He brought me into a sitting area in the back of the shop where he looked at the rings under a microscope. Cliff was very friendly, with plenty of complimentary things to say.
He then offered to clean the rings and have them back in my hands within the next two hours. He also refused to accept payment for the cleaning, simply saying he provides free cleanings. Two hours later I was back in the store and picked up the spectacularly cleaned rings as promised.
My fiance came back to Limon's a few weeks later to have the engagement ring resized, and Cliff was able to resize the ring and have it back on her hand in half an hour. The resizing was reasonable, about $50.
All in all, I was greatly impressed by the owner's lack of pretense and the high level of service provided for a young twenty-something wanting a simple ring cleaning. It was a very positive experience that only added to our joyful engagement.
Found in the book Purple Cow - about businesses that stand out:
A tiny but powerful example: I work in the suburbs of DC, in Bethesda, MD. Everywhere, there are parking meters and everywhere, there are very enthusiastic city employed staff writing tickets. So when you park, you'd better find change. The only problem is, if you don't have change, you're out of luck. Many businesses refuse to give change, and some have gone so far as to post signs attesting the the fact. Then there is Limon's Gems and Jewels. They have a sign that says "We will gladly make change for the parking meters." What a pleasant shock. I love this for attracting goodwill - and browsers and sales.
They go the extra mile
By Will - Apr 22, 2010
Was looking for a diamond engagement ring a few weeks ago and was totally clueless. Cliff, the current owner and grandson of the founder sat me down and gave me a lesson on diamonds that basically taught me everything I needed to know. He was knowledgeable, fair, and very competitive with pricing. Don't be thrown off by the modest storefront...this place has really nice jewelry. My schedule is pretty hectic, and Cliff even offered to meet me outside of store hours to talk about possible rings. If you really want to get great personal treatment and help finding the right piece, Limon's is the place to go.
Hi! Thank you Cliff and Harry for making my 10-year anniversary diamond wedding band the picture perfect match to my engagement ring. It is even more beautiful than I even imagined during our designing session. Neil surprised me with it last night at dinner and it was like getting engaged all over again. I can't wait for family and friends to see it. 10 years flew by so fast.... Thank you so much for your professionalism, creativity and devotion to a girls best friend.... DIAMONDS and JEWELRY. I will have Neil take a picture of it today for your photo section so that all your fans can see the beautiful results. Thank you so much for making this a special weekend!!!!!
The repair of the necklace is perfect. I told you that we had not been going out, but friends invited us to a function on Saturday night and I wore the necklace and earrings. Thank you for all the care and attention. We will be coming to the store when things begin to turn around. It is always good talking with you. S
February 2, 2010
Limon's Gems & Jewels brings back something you don't get these days...outstanding customer service above and beyond. I contacted Limon's three months after I dislocated my ring finger. After my injury, my knuckle was nearly twice the size as it was pre-accident. Cliff Limon was phenomenal, he spent a lot of time going through the various options and come to a solution that turned out to be the least expensive approach. I worked with Cliff and felt as though I had known him for years. He is experienced and went out of his way to make me feel confident. I would highly recommend Limon's to anyone, whether or not you have any medical issues.
I just wanted to thank you again for a magnificent ring! Below is the condensed story.
We had arrived late to my families summer house at 8:00pm on a recent Friday night. I was anxious and steadily become nervous. I had planned to be there by 7pm but we were delayed in south bound traffic, so needless to say I was worried I would run out of time that evening because my parents were scheduled to come down Saturday morning!
I wanted it to be special so I had started dinner and was prepping a fire, Craley was wondering why I was working so hard and told me she would be happy to go get hamburgers at the dairy freeze. Obviously I was adamantly against that!!! Once I had everything moving in the direction I wanted I was on a new mission: to find the best lighting available in the house! After a few minutes of walking around turning on and off lights and telling Craley that I needed to make sure there we no "broken" light bulbs, I had found my spot! When confronted about how bright it was I told her my eyes were fuzzy and I needed the light to read my book (which apparently was upside down).
So I had dinner going, a roaring fire, and the "spot". But I had a major issue, when we arrived earlier I had put the ring and a box of chocolates in an drawer, which now Craley was sitting next to!! I started to think and quickly came up with a solution; I would ask Craley to change the song on the ipod and would quickly move into action!
Ok, my palms are sweaty, this is possibly the largest moment in my personal life and the end of my bachelor days, all culminating to head. Anxiously yet nervous I get my bravado up: "honey would you please change this song" she responds "sure". As she gets up I know I only have 20 seconds, I rush over to the drawer, pull out the box, put the ring and it's case in my pocket.
She walks back in to me standing up, beading sweat, as she sits down I drop to one knee, open up the ring case and as I look up she starts to cry, her jaw drops and she just nods her head. About 1 minute later she says yes!!
I quickly grab the box of chocolates and the bottle the champagne, as I take the safety wire off the champagne the cork pops and I barely avoid a bloody nose as it whizzed by and hit the ceiling.
Then the phone calls started and we have been on cloud nine ever since!
Thank you so much!
Good Morning Cliff!!
I wanted to send you a note this morning to let you know that my proposal to Adrienne went absolutely great!
Indulge me for a minute while I give you the (kinda long) story:
We went to the Outer Banks over the Columbus Day weekend to tour/book some things, and meet with some vendors, etc for our wedding next year. We got there on Saturday morning after staying with my dad on Friday night, and had a whole list of things to do for the day. We had a lot of luck, and booked a gorgeous house for our families and wedding party to stay in as well as got some quotes for the tent and other rentals. All day I was anxious and nervous...
A side note: Saturday was the 10th and we're going to be married on October 10th, 2010, so I had my heart set on proposing on Saturday night on the beach after a fun dinner/drinks, etc. You can imagine how I felt when the rain rolled in right about the time (3:30ish?) that we headed to the hotel to check in... Not only the date being exactly one year from our wedding, but about a year ago she "proposed" to me in the same spot. So ever since we've always joked that she asked me there, and asked me first. Anyway, just a bit of the significance of both the time and place...
In any case, once we were checked into the hotel she took a quick nap (of course I couldn't sleep), and then we got ready for dinner. It was still pouring outside! We had a great dinner, fantastic food and service. I headed to the restroom and saw that the rain had stopped. I went back and got our check as quickly as I could (not trying to be obvious). I was thinking I didn't have much time!
We got to the beach and were walking and that's when I gave her a 'card'. The card was actually a series of 4 little 4x2 cards that I had made for her. The first one was a picture of where we met, the second was a picture of where we first had a happy hour together (as friends), and the third was a picture of the place where we fell in love. On the fourth card were the words: "Will You Marry Me?". When she got to that card, I got on my knee, and proposed. It was great.
So there's the story! I'll tell you that she absolutely LOVES the ring and cannot stop staring at it. It's quite obviously her favorite thing ever. It's so tremendous Cliff, absolutely perfect. Thank you for making her this ring, it means so much to both of us.
Thank you so much, Cliff. I can't explain how much we both love this ring. We cannot wait to come down and see you in a few months to start planning the wedding bands.
I just wanted to take a minute today to send you a quick note and thank you for spending your time with me (and most importantly, with Adrienne) yesterday. It really opened both of us up to what a diamond is, and should be. Not to mention the creation of the ring, and the setting of the stone into it.
Thank you for opening your store (and even your workshop) to us, and showing us EVERYTHING about a diamond, rings, design, creation, and just the whole process from beginning to end. I think that knowing exactly HOW this process works from beginning to end will go along way toward our deeper appreciation of the ring she will have. It will just mean so much more to us now.
Your knowledge, experience, insight, and guidance will be especially invaluable to me throughout this process! I'm so glad that Billye and Kristin recommended you to us. I can't imagine buying a diamond from, or designing a ring with anyone else.
Looking forward to talking to you tomorrow!
As you may recall, I purchased an engagement ring from you in February 2006. My (now) wife and I were then engaged in July and married November 10, 2007. I am writing to say thank you for your sincere help and assistance in finding the perfect diamond. The complements concerning the diamond continue, and many people are in awe of the custom made setting and how it highlights the stone.
Additionally, at our reception, I received a request for information about your store and hours. I didn’t hesitate to recommend that my friend, Russ, contact you directly.
Thank you very much!
Have a Happy Holiday Season and may the New Year bring much success!
Thank you very much for all of your help (as well as from your brother) with the pearl necklace. My wife loves everything about it: the pearl, the setting, the length of the chain, etc. She has yet to take it off since I gave it to her.
I really appreciate how you were willing to work with me to help me purchase the best piece of jewelry that fit my budget. You and your brother removed all of the awkwardness from the buying process. It was very easy for me to talk you about what I wanted and what I could pay and have you direct me in a the best direction. Thanks again.
The twins are now home. They were discharged from the hospital on Sunday. We are very tired, but even more excited to finally have them home with us.
Thanks again for all of your help. I plan on returning for the matching earrings.
Dear Robbie and Cliff,
We wanted to write and thank you for the beautiful ring we purchased as a gift for our daughter's college graduation. It marked a special time in her life and she will always have this ring as a memento of that day. She absolutely loves it and I'm sure will cherish it for the rest of her life. In some small way she now has the beginnings of an heirloom that someday she will pass down to her child.
We especially wanted to thank you for the attention you gave to this particular purchase. Your care in working with us to select just the right style and engraving was wonderful. Although we're quite sure this was not your most expensive sale, you treated our sentimental purchase as though you were dealing with a million dollar ring, that type of care is priceless and very much appreciated. Thank you again for making the day all the more special.
K & D
A very Happy New Year to you and your staff.
Just a quick note to tell you that your “surprise plan” for presenting my wife Frances with her exquisitely beautiful birthday diamond was nothing short of brilliant (no pun intended). When the waiter at La Miche arrived literally with her “diamond on a silver platter” disguised as an hors d'oeuvre, she was totally flabbergasted, and we have the pictures to prove it as you have seen. Needless to say she and I were both thrilled at the success of your little “conspiracy”. The ring, the photos and, indeed, the entire evening was truly priceless! I simply cannot thank you enough for your incredible thoughtfulness in allowing us to experience one of the finest birthdays ever.
It was truly my good fortune in running across you and your wonderful store. The high level of professional treatment you gave me, a novice in the world of diamonds and gems, was unmatched by anything I have ever experienced. Keep up the exceptional workmanship you display and when next I am in the market for another beautiful gift, Limon’s will be at the top of my list.
Wishing you a most happy and prosperous New year , we remain…
Ed and Frances
Becky and I are anxiously awaiting the wedding date in two weeks. I can't
tell you how many comments we get on the ring and not just the standard
comments but from people who normally wouldn't notice a diamond ring if it was kicking them in the kneecap. I really do want to thank you and I've
been telling a few of my friends who may be looking to buy a ring soon
about your store.
October 9, 2003
Cliff, I want to thank you (and Robbie) for the excellent service
and assistance in my recent purchase of a diamond engagement ring and
wedding bands. It has been a real pleasure to do business with Limon's.
The personal service, quality workmanship and expertise all combined to make "shopping" a positive and memorable experience. Susan and I both look forward to visiting again soon -- and wish you and your staff the happiest of holiday seasons.
A referral from a customer to a friend:
Per your message, I just E-mailed a "Thank you," to P. S. I hope that it's helpful.
Also, it seems to be an ever smaller world. I called my jeweler yesterday to thank him for steering my husband in the right direction for my birthday gift (small gold frog with pave' of many Tsavorites). He said he'd just met someone I know. He told me you might be contacting me about them. All I can tell you is this:
Limon's is the ONLY jeweler I trust. I was introduced to them through my aunt and uncle and cousin. I have been a gem freak for years (a leaning heavily influenced by my mother's love of gems). Cliff, the current owner of Limon's, is the great grandson of the original Limon's jeweler. I came to know his grandfather quiet well over many years. I have several pieces made by them. Pop, Cliff's grandfather, was a wonderful old curmudgeon who taught me most of what I have learned about gems that didn't come through some form of osmosis. He was a FABULOUS jeweler. I'd be happy to show you examples of the incredible work they have done for me. Pop died a few years ago and Cliff continues the business. Their main "bench jeweler," Harry, has been at this craft for decades. He'll probably retire before way too long.
Over the years I have had occasions to deal with other jewelers and I can tell you without reservation, Limon's is the absolute best. Not only is their craftsmanship the best, they are about the last ethical jeweler I've ever encountered. As a matter of fact, when we returned from Turkey and Colombia (my husband is with the State Department) I went to work outside of my normal field (benefits) because we had a mortgage and it was an incredibly tight job market. I had to think about what else might provide employment for me. I worked for both Black, Starr and Frost (an historically high-end jeweler, no longer so because it now belongs to Sterling, owner of Kay's and Shaw's) and Nordstrom's fine jewelry department. While working at those places, I still only dealt with Limon's with the exception of the purchase of a couple of small items purchased due to my employee discount. Those items were factory made pieces.
To summarize, Limon's is not only the best place to have something made but it is also the most ethical, by far, in my book. As I said earlier in this note, I would be perfectly happy for you to look at anything I have from them. Unfortunately, most jewelers, in my experience, are staffed by people who couldn't tell a Tsavorite from a Tanzanite. I know; I've had them try to BS me.
I hope this is of some help to you. Please give me a call should you have any questions at all. I can't say enough good things. You MAY have to wait longer for your work to be completed with them, but it will be well worth the wait.
All the best,
PS I get nothing from Limon's for telling you these facts. I just really believe in them. It's nice to have something positive to say about a merchant in this day and age. s