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Terrific, creative, and talented artist.
Thank you - I will have s
omething to enjoy for a life-time
-Kathy M
"We were referred to Mike by another
couple who had a very positive experience
working with him on their engagement ring.  
We wanted a ring made using diamonds
that had been in each of our families for
generations. And we had a specific design
in mind for
It was such a comfort to work with Mike on
our ring.  Not only is he very talented, but
he puts so much thought and care into
every step of the process.
We trusted him
completely with the design, construction,
and the delicate handling of our family
jewelry
.  We were so lucky to find him.  The
end result is a beautiful and unique ring that
means so much to us, and brings me
compliments wherever I go!  We look
forward to using Mike in the future and can't
recommend him any higher!"
-Amy / Silver Spring
I truly enjoyed working with Mike on my wife's engagement ring and both hers and my wedding band as well. Mike is always willing to meet at your
convenience, provide all information necessary to making a decision on a piece, and always maintains a level of sales professionalism that you
would expect from any jeweler.  
Working with a private jeweler is amazing as you are able to get quality time working with Mike and he is able to
get to know you on a personal level. He creates a low pressure and welcoming environment out of his home office, and not only gives his
professional input, but his personal input on your decision using his years of experience.  Not to mention, the value you get working with a private
jeweler cannot be matched by a larger company ... (compared rings ... the prices were almost 2x Mike's prices for similar style and diamond weight
and characteristics).
He is even able to beat wholesalers.  Spend quality time with the jeweler, no sales pressure, and best value/low prices you
can find...
Self-explanatory to choose Smale Jewelers!
-Matt J / Germantown
Working with Mike was a pleasure. From the very beginning we discussed multiple options for engagement ring and wedding band designs. After reviewing numerous ring, band, and diamond options, we decided to deviate
from the standard designs commonly found in stores and pursued a custom design. We entrusted our own hand-sketched design to Mike because of his professionalism and commitment to making sure that the design was
brought to life with complete satisfaction. Mike met with us multiple times during the design process to review the wax carving progress to confirm that we were satisfied with his work. Upon completing the wax molds, he kept us
informed on the casting process and the final detail work he performed prior to us receiving the completed ring and band. The overall process of the custom design went smoothly and was completed timely. The quality of the ring
and band is as high as could be. The overall price of our ring and band were equal to that of standard rings and bands (with comparable diamonds and gold weights) that are all too often found in stores. If you are looking for a
ring that will be uniquely yours, we would highly recommend Mike. Even without a sketch of your own, Mike’s years of experience can help you develop a personalized design you will be happy with. Knowing that we were able to
take our own sketch and
transform it into a symbol of our love will always make our ring and band unique and special.
Thank you Mike. Will and Kate
I found more than one gem when I found Mike Smale from Smale Jewelers!
This was my 2nd marriage, and it was important to me to find a unique ring.
After countless trips to jewelry stores of all shapes and sizes, it didn't look
like "unique" came at an affordable price. I then began looking online which
presented a lot more options, but none of them seemed affordable either,
and ordering an engagement ring online leaves much to be desired on the
customer service front. I happened call Mike. Our first meeting was great! I
knew almost instantly that he would be the person to help me find the ring of
my dreams! We decided together that day that a custom ring was the way to
go. With just a few pictures and some description of how I wanted the ring to
look, he set to work right away. He was extremely knowledgeable,
professional and creative. We worked on my design together and he lended
his expertise to help us understand what was structurally possible and what
wasn't. In the end he even added little details that just made the ring perfect!
I wish there were words to describe how thrilled I am with my ring. I can
promise you that if you think that unique and magnificent are not affordable,
you are wrong!
Call Mike Smale and he will make your dreams come true
at an affordable price!!
The ring looks great and the whole process was excellent.  I
really appreciated the CAD program you used. I had visited
other jewelers who used that same company but none had
the program you use. It really gave that "perfect" design
element so my wife could get the ring she really wanted. The
tools like the ring on the hand visuals also helped the
process.  

Thanks again for the
excellent service and great value.
Mike is such a great
person.  
I trusted him
100%
. My fiancé absolutely
loves his wedding band! :)
-Katie
Mike Smale worked on getting me a custom made "Push" present that
included gems and diamonds that I provided. The pendant he made me
came out fantastic and was exactly what I wanted. Not only was he
extremely professional, but he was very friendly and you can definitely
expect me to work with him again when I need another piece of jewelry.
Thanks Mike!
-Brian

I was very pleased working with Mike. He was very
personable and took his time with me. Mike met all of my
needs and expectations. Mike helped me in selecting a ring
best suited for my fiance to be. I was very happy getting a ring
and diamond I wanted not guessing at a retail store. The
price range I requested was dead on and I could not have
been happier with the results. I would recommend Mike
"
VERY HIGHLY" for QUALITY and CUSTOMER SERVICE.
-Michael
Very professional and get
you what you want. Did an
awesome job with our
rings.
-Pamela
Mike was a pleasure to work with. He was flexible with appointment times,
meeting with us on the weekend since we don't live close by. Very patient
as we rolled through various options, listening and presenting different
rings and ideas to help us hone in on our perfect rings. More relaxing
than sitting in a mall store and I am sure a better value for the end
product. Even offered to work on designing a custom ring, but we found
what we wanted in the standard offerings. Have no reservations
recommending Mike to any bride and groom to be.
-Roger
I had a prior engagement ring that I wanted to disassemble to make a
unique ring for everyday wear, this was not for a special occasion or
event. Since I had the metal and the diamonds I thought a custom
ring was the way to go. Smale jewelers was not only
super
responsive
, but had design options made up for me and emailed
within a few days of me contacting him. The ring turned out beautiful
and the best thing of all is that it is unique, not something off the shelf
at a jewelry store.
Mike Smale is wonderful to work with and a true artist!  His ability to interpret design ideas and bring them to life first in wax and then in the
finished form is amazing.  I have two custom rings from him and receive many wonderful comments on their uniqueness and beauty…
-Holly E. / Germantown
To get one on one professional experience, I highly recommend Smale Jewelers. You
truly get what you don't. Very fair pricing for
exquisite craftsmanship, Smale Jewelers
cares more about the product and your happiness then the price tag. Will return for
future jewelry needs.
-Tony
I was referred to Smale Jewelers from my long-time friend who used Mike for his wife's
engagement ring. I truly enjoyed working with Mike on my wife's engagement ring and
both hers and my wedding band as well. Mike is always willing to meet at your
convenience, provide all information necessary to making a decision on a piece, and
always maintains a level of sales professionalism that you would expect from any
jeweler.  Working with a private jeweler is amazing as you are able to get quality time
working with Mike and he is able to get to know you on a personal level. He creates a
low pressure and welcoming environment out of his home office, and not only gives his
professional input, but his personal input on your decision using his years of
experience. Not to mention, the value you get working with a private jeweler cannot be
matched by a larger company like Jared (compared rings with them, the prices were
almost 2x Mike's prices for similar style and diamond weight and characteristics). He is
even able to beat wholesalers, such as Costco, who I compared with also. Spend quality
time with the jeweler, no sales pressure, and best value/low prices you can
find...Self-explanatory to choose Smale Jewelers!
I found more than one gem when I found Mike Smale from Smale Jewelers! This
was my 2nd marriage, and it was important to me to find a unique ring. After
countless trips to jewelry stores of all shapes and sizes, it didn't look like "unique"
came at an affordable price. I then began looking online which presented a lot
more options, but none of them seemed affordable either, and ordering an
engagement ring online leaves much to be desired on the customer service front. I
happened upon Smale Jewelers on a community wedding website, and decided to
call Mike. Our first meeting was great! I knew almost instantly that he would be the
person to help me find the ring of my dreams! We decided together that day that a
custom ring was the way to go. With just a few pictures and some description of
how I wanted the ring to look, he set to work right away. He was extremely
knowledgeable, professional and creative. We worked on my design together and
he lended his expertise to help us understand what was structurally possible and
what wasn't. In the end he even added little details that just made the ring perfect! I
wish there were words to describe how thrilled I am with my ring. I can promise you
that if you think that unique and magnificent are not affordable, you are wrong!
Call Mike Smale and he will make your dreams come true at an affordable price!!
Mike was very flexible and welcoming, and let me explore each of my whims until I was satisfied we were getting the right diamonds and ring. Mike
kept me in the loop throughout the entire process and made it f
eel like I was buying through family. Bottom Line: my fiance is still ecstatic with
the final choice two weeks later!
-Nate
I truly appreciate the care and expertise you demonstrate in your work.
-Colleen B
I was looking for an engagement ring for my girlfriend  at the time (now fiance)
and was hoping to find a local knowledgeable jeweler who I could trust. At the
time I knew relatively little about engagement rings, and after reading several
positive reviews for Smale Jewelers decided to contact them. At our first meeting
we discussed what I suspected my fiance was looking for, the general "process",
as well my price range. Following this meeting Smale Jewelers found several
diamonds that fit my criteria, and at a later meeting we looked at each and he
discussed the pro's and con's of each. What is unique about Smale Jewelers is
that at this point a band can be designed to create a one-of-a-kind ring (though
as expected the more work required to design the band, the higher the price).
Smale Jewelers was extremely approachable, responsive, and sensitive to my
constraints. I would highly recommend Smale Jewelers, particularly if you are
looking for something unique.
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