Wednesday, November 14, 2018


“I know the lands lit with all the autumn blaze of goldenrod”
-          Helen Hunt Jackson

That fabulous time of year when the trees are ablaze with rich colors of red and gold and anticipation is in the air! Thoughts begin to turn to pumpkin pies, turkey and the excitement of gathering with family and friends…. And if you were lucky enough to be born in November, your citrine birthstone is a perfect reflection of the season!

The deep golden color of citrine adds warmth and sparkle in this special time of year! In colors that complement every skin tone, citrine has been compared to amber or honey, with a delightful shimmer!      

Come to the Diamond Exchange to see our glistening citrine jewelry items. Our citrine earrings, necklaces and rings will make you fall in love again with autumn.  And if there is a specific size or style of jewelry we don’t have in stock, we will be glad to special order it for you!     
  While you are looking at our citrines, you may also want to consider gift possibilities to to celebrate December holidays, which are quickly approaching!

The Diamond Exchange - a great place to 
visit in November!

                           22 West Gay St.
                      Columbus, Ohio  43215
                           (614) 228-2002


Monday – Friday  10:00 - 5:30
Saturday – 10:00 – 4:00

And by appointment

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower”
                                                                -Albert Camus


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Autumn in Ohio

Autumn in Ohio is nothing less than spectacular! Crisp air, brilliant blue sky, changing leaves and the smell of wood smoke herald the arrival of one of our favorite seasons!  

With the first frost and leaves glowing in tones of red, yellow and orange, excitement and anticipation for the holiday season sky-rocket! Visits to friends and relatives, menu planning and food shopping dominate our free time. And in the midst of all this activity, we are also trying to think of holiday gifts for friends, family and business associates.

Now is the time to visit us at the Diamond Exchange to get a jump-start on the holiday season! Are you thinking of giving someone a personalized or custom-made gift? The weeks before Thanksgiving are the time to order them!

Need gift ideas?  Let our experienced staff help you narrow the search to the perfect choice!

And if you are lucky enough to have an autumn birthday, October and November birthstones are perfect for the season! The tourmalines or opals of October and the citrines of November all reflect the colors of the season. Celebrate your day with beautiful tourmalines, opals or citrine jewelry! We have beautiful pieces at the Diamond Exchange-but if you would like something we don’t have in stock, we’ll be happy to special order it for you!               


 The holidays are coming…visit the Diamond Exchange, soon!

A Love Story

About two months ago, Steward Gibboney, owner of the Diamond Exchange, received this e-mail:

 Hi Steward, 

 After a horrible experience with another jeweler that resulted in me returning my original engagement ring, I am looking at getting a custom ring designed. My boss mentioned you were friends and he recommended contacting you about getting a new ring. He said you had designed and made rings for him and his wife and they were thrilled with them. All the friends they recommended to you raved about what you did for them, as well. My style is a little more alternative and I’m looking for something more out of the box than typical engagement rings, so I would love to talk more with you about what I’m looking for to see if it’s something you would be willing/able to work with. I look forward to hearing back from you, thanks! 

 When this e-mail writer came into the Diamond Exchange with her fiancĂ©, they related how a joyful occasion became a nightmare. They had ordered a custom ring from a jeweler in another state. The day after the ring arrived and the engagement became official, the ring fell apart and had to be returned to the jeweler. Upon receipt of their “repaired” ring, the couple found a different ring had been substituted for the one they had designed! This was followed by unpleasant communication between the couple and the jeweler until the couple agreed to return the substitute ring and receive a refund of their money.

 The couple was much happier working with a local jeweler they could call or readily visit. The couple and Steward talked about exactly what they wanted: a unique rose gold ring with a hexagonal, “salt and pepper” diamond. After a lot of discussion, research, double and triple-checking, the ring was designed, approved and delivered. The picture below shows the result of this collaboration.

 Our story has a happy ending and the words of the bride-to-be,

 Still can't stop looking at it, thank you so much! 

 Visit us at the Diamond Exchange and design the ring of your dreams!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Customer Compliment

We love to hear from our customers! So often they let us know how well we met their expectations, or they might relate the reaction of others toward a beautiful new piece of jewelry we made at the Diamond Exchange. Although we changed their names to protect confidentiality, we wanted to share a message we received today, from one of our customers, who wrote,
          “Steward –
I planned to email to let your know how much I LOVE my new ring and then Ray* told me you wanted to get a picture of it on my hand.  I do not have the hands to be a ring model. I had him take some pictures out in the sunshine and them I adjusted the depth of field to put the emphasis where it should be, on the ring! Hopefully one of these will work for your book.

P.S. You really listened and the ring is EXACTLY what I asked for. Words cannot convey how very pleased I am with your work, and my new work of art.”    

Come in to the Diamond Exchange and let us help you design your own work of art!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Valentine#1 2016

Valentine’s Day is February 14th!                               

What are you doing for your Valentine?

Come to the Diamond Exchange and let us help you choose the perfect gift to let your Valentine know you care! With a wide selection of gifts and price ranges to fit most budgets, the Diamond Exchange will help you make this the best Valentine’s Day ever!

And we will even wrap your gift for you……….

The Diamond Exchange, open Monday through Friday, 10:00 – 5:30; Saturday 10:00 – 4:00; and by appointment.