Protea Diamonds specializes in ideal and excellent cut stones. Voted one of the best places to buy a diamond by Washingtonian Magazine, we have been selling quality diamonds, wedding bands, and designer jewelry from the same location for over 30 years. Formerly wholesalers, we offer finely cut diamonds at excellent prices and most importantly, we stand behind our product. Our name is trusted throughout the jewelry industry and we are listed with the Jewelers Board of Trade. All our diamonds are conflict-free.
Protea Diamonds owner, Anthony Taitz, learned the diamond jewelry trade in Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing compulsory military service, he was offered a position in the family business to learn diamond cutting. Anthony spent three years learning to polish round and fancy diamonds as well as sorting rough diamonds, marking diamonds, cleaving diamonds, and dealing with wholesale clients all over the world. He was extremely lucky to have been taught by one of the world’s most knowledgeable people on polished diamonds. The diamond business is normally passed down from generation to generation and Anthony feels very lucky having learned the trade as it is a complex industry, and people usually have to pay to learn every aspect of the trade.
Our mission is to provide exquisite fine jewelry that will last for generations to come.