25 years ago, when we got engaged, my husband was smart enough to buy me an engagement/wedding ring set from Freddy’s Jewelery. They are located in the Seybold Building in downtown Miami. This is the most amazing building to buy jewelry in the US. It’s the second largest to buy fine jewelry in the country (10 floors and 280 jewelers), and the prices and selection just can’t be beat. Plus it’s located in downtown Miami, a great place to visit. People fly in from other states and countries just to buy jewelry here, because they know they are getting great deals. I will never understand why anyone would buy overpriced jewelry at a retail chain, when they can buy it from here – and no retail shop can beat the quality here.
Freddy’s sell the finest diamonds to the public at wholesale prices. What I love is that the members of this family-owned business are the friendliest people, and they can be trusted to sell you the highest quality jewels at extremely fair prices. They’ve been around for 40+ years, so you know they are the best at what they do. How many small businesses in your community have been around for 40 years?
We recently stopped into Freddy’s and reminisced with the staff (2 generations) about our experience choosing a ring all those years ago. One of the owners, Howard Steinlauf was there, and he was the one who helped us design the ring 25 years ago. We were thrilled to learn that our purchase has more than tripled in value since then. He offered to buy it back from us. No thanks. This diamond ring still shines for me (and so does the husband)!
I know many people are afraid to go into a jewelry store to get their diamonds appraised, because they don’t know if the owners are going to switch out their stones for lesser valued ones, or just give them a dishonest appraisal. This is not a concern at Freddy’s. I’ve sent countless people there over the years, and I’ve never heard a complaint. They’d never have been able to stay in business for as long as they have if it were not for their honesty, quality and superior personalized service.
Caution: If you do go, be prepared to be overwhelmed by the selection. I am not a big jewelry shopper in general, but my husband had to yank me out of the store because I was hypnotized by all those sparkling diamonds! (He made an obnoxious comment about how he “wished he had a chloroform-soaked rag” to get me out of there without making a scene.)
Thank you Freddy’s Jewelery for always being there. I’ve got a 25th wedding anniversary coming up in about a year and a half, and I’ll sure be hinting about coming in with my husband for a “productive” visit! Those diamond anniversary bands are calling – actually screaming out – my name.
Please tell them at Freddy’s, Debbie Glade sent you. No, I do not get a finder’s fee. I just love this business.
First Floor of the Seybold® Building:
36 NE 1st St #131
Miami, Fl 33132-2432
Phone: (305) 371-8261
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 10:30-5:30pm
Sunday: – Closed