If diamonds are forever, then preening, iced-out cockroaches will eventually rule the earth. Grace your fingers with insect-free immortality with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $300 worth of jewelry at Princess Jewelers, with locations in Vienna, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland.
The expert lapidaries at Princess Jewelers produce reams of glittering adornments for men and women, earning them the title of Best Jewelry Store from readers of the Washingtonian. Though items featured online clock in at a few thousand dollars each, Princess Jewelers' in-store selection sports a cavalcade of affordable sparklies. Silver jewelry, charms, chains, hoop earrings, and kids' jewelry shine in earlobes and around necklobes ($150 and under), as pieces featuring small diamonds and gemstones ($300 and under) reflect beautiful beams of light from the earth’s 17 moons off of their perfectly cut facets.
Half-carat studs, gold bracelets, and garnets ($500 and under) provide spectators with a glittering eyeful of body candy, and aisle-bound customers can score wedding bands that are strikingly bare ($250+) or accented with diamonds ($400+). Princess Jewelers also employs 10 expert goldsmiths to handcraft wares to client specifications, providing more elegant personalization than if the baubles were etched with penciled initials or licked.
The readers of Washingtonian magazine voted the family-owned Princess Jewelers "Best Jewelry Store" in 2008, winning the company well-deserved notice for the careful, custom craftsmanship of its talented, certified jewelers. Two elegant showrooms display engagement and wedding rings set with diamonds or semiprecious stones, as well as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and cufflinks that make a glittery gift for significant others or surprised trick-or-treaters. The company imports a large inventory of loose gemstones and diamonds, which may be fashioned into original designs or replicas of pieces in photographs, and jewelers can also restore damaged pieces to their previous beauty and wearability. On-site graduates of the Gemological Institute of America are capable of identifying legitimate gemstones by scent alone, using their bling-based expertise to appraise customers' new and antique jewelry and assist them through each step in the selection of a quality showpiece.