Scotch Tasting at MidTown Jewelers

Midtown Jewelers will be hosting an evening of Scotch & Bourbon Tasting. The event will last from 5 pm – 8 pm.

Attendees will receive 30% OFF on a single in-store item (offer excludes loose diamonds). 

Join us for an evening of fun, food, & drinks at our store, located at 11990 Market Street, Suite D, Reston, VA 20190.

Please register at:, or call us at (703) 707-9663

We’ll see you there!

Why Black Diamonds Should Be On Your Wishlist

Midtown Jewelers Talks About Black Diamonds – And Why You Should Want One

Maybe you have seen one of many celebrities wearing black diamonds on the Red Carpet. You might have thought that they were unattainable. However, these rare diamonds aren’t just for celebrities. They could be yours! Midtown Jewelers, Washington DC custom jewelry boutique, discusses why black diamonds are your new best friend and why you should want one.

What are black diamonds?

There are two types of black diamonds: black diamonds and fancy black diamonds. Even though both types are real, black diamonds are simply regular diamonds that have been turned black through heating. On the other hand, fancy black diamonds get their splendid color directly from Mother Nature. While other diamonds obtain their color from geological impurities, natural black diamonds receive their color from graphite.

Black diamonds are extremely rare. They are so rare that they have only been found in Brazil and Central America. Despite what you might be thinking, natural black diamonds are actually quite affordable. Heated black diamonds obviously cost less, but this is only because most people prefer to spend their money on the real thing.

In Italian culture black diamonds are believed to bring good fortune to an ailing marriage. Italians believed that touching the stone would cause the problems of a marriage to pass through the couple and enter the stone. We don’t know if this really works, but presenting your significant other with a fancy black diamond definitely won’t hurt your marriage!

Black Diamond Jewelry Ideas

Because black diamonds don’t reflect light they are usually cut in round and cushion-cut shapes. This makes it much easier to admire the rare beauty of the diamond. Black diamonds are used in both men and women’s jewelry. They can be used as the impressive centerpiece for cuff links, engagement rings, wedding bands, bracelets and necklaces. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with a black diamonds.

Because of their rarity, black diamonds are only available at select diamond retailers. Fortunately, Midtown Jewelers specializes in unique pieces. For more information, please call or schedule a free consultation today.

Fall Bridal Show – November 2nd & 3rd

We’ve got great news, fall has arrived! And it’s brought with it some of your favorite things. That means falling leaves, cooler nights and autumn staples like pumpkin spice lattes and our annual bridal showcase. We’re excited to show you our latest engagement rings and wedding band styles.

We will have representatives from Sylvie and Michal M to answer any of your questions.


Saturday Nov. 2, 10am – 7pm

Sunday Nov. 3, 11am – 5pm




RESTON, VA 20190

 (703) 707-9663

Midtown Jewelers is located in the Reston Town Center at the corner of Market St. and Explorer St., just a block away from the movie theater.

Schedule your appointment now to see this season’s newest arrivals.

How to Choose a Diamond Engagement Ring

How to Choose a Diamond Engagement Ring

Getting engaged is one of the most important decisions you can ever make. However, choosing the perfect engagement ring can be a little overwhelming. Diamonds engagement rings are the most popular choice because of their classic beauty and durability. We offer the following tips when choosing a diamond engagement ring.


Before considering anything else, you will need to decide the shape of the diamond for your ring. If you aren’t sure what shape your recipient prefers, consider choosing a round or princess cut stone. Round diamonds are the most popular because of their brilliance, fire and light performance. Princess diamonds have an angular, contemporary beauty. Princess diamonds offer all of the brilliance of round brilliant diamonds, for a lower price.


The setting is the framework in which your stone is mounted. A quality setting sets the tone for your ring. For example, a classic round stone can look modern in a bezel setting, and a contemporary oval stone appears more traditional in a four-prong setting. For the best effect, you will want to find the right combination of shape and setting.

Size and Quality

When buying an engagement ring you will want to buy the best ring possible without going into major debt. Depending on your budget, you will need to decide whether size or quality is more important to you. The best choice will probably meet somewhere in the middle. Quality is determined by a diamond’s cut, color and clarity.


You have many choices when it comes to the band. Platinum is an extremely popular choice due to its durability. Platinum is also hypo-allergenic, making it the ideal choice for brides and grooms with sensitive skin. Gold is another popular choice and is available in a variety of colors including white, yellow, rose and green.

Shop Smart

Not all jewelry stores are created equal. When deciding where to shop you should look for industry organization affiliations. Stores that are accredited by the Jewelers of America are an excellent place to start.

Virginia-based Midtown Jewelers offers only the highest quality diamond engagement rings. We understand that getting engaged is an extremely special step for your relationship. Let us help you find the perfect ring!

For more information or to set up an appointment to look at Midtown’s huge selection of diamond engagement rings in Reston, VA please contact us today.

First Steps to Buying an Engagement Ring

First Steps to Buying an Engagement Ring

Buying an engagement ring is a big step for most couples, as well as a big investment. Most people like to research investments before they make them, which is why we’ve put together this short primer to help guide you through the process. Since most guides focus on the 4Cs, we’ve gone in a different direction to explain the different styles and options available.


This is usually the first decision couples make. Usually one or the other has a firm opinion on the color of metal that the wedding set should be — either traditional yellow gold or a silvery metal of some kind. Within the silvery metals there are several options: white gold, platinum, palladium, or titanium. Titanium is silver-gray in its natural state, but can also be polished black, which leads us to more non-traditional metals. If titanium isn’t your style, black gold is also a possibility. In recent years, rose gold has become popular as well.

Band Profile

There are many types of bands to choose from as well. Not all bands will be possible with every style of ring, but you should be aware of the broad categories. A court band is probably the most comfortable and traditional style of ring. If you cut a cross-section of the band, it would look like a flattened oval. This is called the ring “profile.”

The D profile is another common style. It is either flat or only slightly curved on the inside of the ring, but sports a distinctive domed exterior. A flat court profile is the opposite of the D profile; it is flat on the outside and curved on the inside for comfort.A flat profile is flat on both the inside and the outside, and the edges. If you cut a cross-section, it would look like a rectangle. This is a very versatile profile because the ring can look very different depending on the thickness and width of the metal. A minor variation on this is the beveled profile, where the corners have been sliced off. In profile, then, the a beveled ring looks octagonal.

Unique Bridesmaid Jewelry Gifts

Your bridesmaids have been with you since the beginning.  They have joined you at numerous stores looking for the perfect dress and provided you with invaluable advice about everything from flower arrangements to menu options. Give your bridesmaids the thank you they deserve with a carefully selected jewelry gift from Midtown Jewelers.

Read on to learn how to select the perfect jewelry gift for your bridesmaids.

Why Jewelry?

You have many options when it comes to selecting the perfect gift for your bridesmaids. However, no gift is quite as versatile or personal as jewelry. The right jewelry gift can let your bridesmaids know how much you care and appreciate their help. It also provides an accessory for their wedding outfit. In addition to making your bridesmaids feel special and loved, giving matching jewelry gifts helps ensure a uniform appearance on your wedding day.

Jewelry Gifts for Bridesmaids

This gorgeous necklace by Hikari provides the perfect balance of color and sophistication. This necklace would look lovely paired with an off-white or pink bridesmaid dress.

Give your bridesmaids a personalized gift by giving them a necklace from Sofer Jewelry. 

These stunning sterling silver earrings from Jorge Revilla Designs will complement a grey, black, or blue bridesmaid dress. This is the perfect gift if your bridesmaids plan to wear their hair up.

It’s important to consider the unique style and preferences of your bridesmaids when selecting their gifts. For example, if one of your bridesmaids doesn’t normally wear a lot of jewelry that’s not likely to change on your wedding day. In this case, a nice timepiece might be a better option. Don’t be afraid to ask what your bridesmaids like and what they’re comfortable wearing. 

When to Give Your Special Gift

It can be difficult to find the perfect time to present your special gift. While there isn’t really a wrong time to give your bridesmaids their jewelry gift, certain times are definitely better than others. For example, you won’t want to present your gifts in front of a large group of people that aren’t receiving anything. 

Bridesmaid proposals have gained popularity over recent years. These proposals involve presenting a gift when asking someone to participate in your wedding. Best gifts for this type of present include rings and bracelets.

If you plan to take a more traditional approach and present your bridesmaids with their gift at the rehearsal dinner, make sure you wait until the end. This way your bridesmaids won’t have to worry about keeping track of their special gift throughout the rehearsal or dinner. 

DC Area Jewelry Boutique

Midtown Jewelers offers bracelets, necklaces, rings, and earrings from some of the world’s leading designers. If you’re unsure what to choose, our jewelry experts can help! We work with couples every day to help them select the perfect pieces for every person in their wedding party. Please stop by our location in Reston Town Center to view our wedding jewelry collection.

Accessorizing Your Wedding Dress

Most people remember their wedding day as one of the most special days of their life. It’s also one of the most photographed. You’ll want to make sure you look your very best! While most people focus on the dress when planning their wedding, accessories can be equally important. These are the little touches that enhance your look and allow you to show off your personal style.

Although you’ll want to make sure you include jewelry in your wedding preparations, it’s important not to go overboard. Too many accessories or large pieces of jewelry can actually shift attention away from your dress.

Midtown Jewelers has helped numerous couples select their wedding jewelry. We offer several high quality pieces from some of the world’s leading designers. Below, we provide some tips on selecting the perfect wedding accessories.

Matching Metals with Your Dress

Keep the color of your dress in mind when choosing your wedding jewelry. Certain metals look better with certain colors. For example, platinum, silver, and white gold look best when paired with a pure white dress. Yellow gold works well with an ivory dress, and rose gold pairs well with a blush colored dress. If your wedding dress includes beadwork or embroidery, use the color of these embellishments as your guide.

Be Careful Not to Overdo It

You don’t need a lot when accessorizing your wedding dress. In fact, too many accessories can actually take away from your look. If your wedding gown has an ornate neckline, adding a necklace can look cluttered. Opt for earrings instead. A bold necklace works best when paired with a simple gown.

The earrings you choose will depend on the way you wear your hair on the day of your wedding. Simple studs work best if you plan to have your hair down. Drop earrings are better with an updo.

Be Yourself

It can be easy to get swept up in the excitement of planning the perfect day. When choosing your wedding accessories, make sure you don’t stray too far from your usual style. If you wouldn’t normally wear a lot of jewelry, there’s no reason to do so on your wedding day. Instead of choosing several different pieces, focus on a select few pieces that reflect your personal style.

This is an extremely special time in your life. You should remember your wedding day as the day you looked and felt both beautiful and confident. This simply isn’t possible if you aren’t comfortable in the jewelry you choose.

Overwhelmed? We Can Help!

Many people feel overwhelmed when choosing the perfect accessories for their wedding dress. This is especially true for individuals that don’t normally wear jewelry. At Midtown Jewelers, our jewelry experts have years of experience helping couples choose high quality wedding jewelry such as wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more. We can help you select the perfect accessories for your special day.

Please contact us for more information about our wedding jewelry.

Spring 2019 Engagement Ring Trends

Spring provides the perfect backdrop for a proposal. In addition to giving you plenty of reasons to take your loved one somewhere special to propose, imagine the engagement photos you’ll take surrounded by gorgeous spring flowers!
When planning the perfect proposal, you’ll want to make sure you take some time to select the right ring. While the ring you choose will depend on your recipient’s personal taste and style, it can be helpful to gather ideas from other people. Take a look at the hottest engagement ring trends for spring 2019:

Shaped Diamonds
Pear, oval, and cushion shaped diamonds have grown in popularity over the past year. These fancy shaped diamonds continue to be a favorite among brides this spring. This trend doesn’t appear to be going anywhere either. We can probably expect to see even more out-of-the-box non-round rings in coming months.
Emerald cut diamonds are another popular alternative to the round brilliant cut diamond. This cut features a sleek, modern look. Combining an emerald cut diamond with other diamond cuts, engravings, or details creates a unique, layered look.

Details and Accents
An accented gallery or surprise diamond detailing add a hidden surprise to a classic ring. This is the type of attention to detail your loved one is sure to appreciate.

Adding detail to a solitaire engagement ring is extremely popular this year. This classic and traditional style takes on an entirely new form with the right amount of detail added.

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
Yellow gold is officially popular again. This durable, low maintenance, affordable metal looks fabulous when paired with diamonds and colorful gemstones. Since yellow gold isn’t as common as platinum or rose gold, it’s less likely your design you choose will match with others.

Mixed Metals
Combining metals to create a truly unique look has been gaining popularity this year. Typically, mixed metal rings include an elegant twist of metals to form a sleek and original band. Another common style of mixed metal ring includes the halo ring, where the setting contrasts the metal of the band. The combination of metals makes the halo pop.
The mixed metal ring is ideal for the bride who isn’t sure which metal to choose. It’s also perfect for anyone looking for something a little different.

Colored Accents
For 2019, brides everywhere have started incorporating color in ways we’ve never seen before. Using gemstones along bands and beside diamonds adds a splash of color and style.

Unique Engagement Rings
For 2019, it seems that everyone is looking for something unique. Whether it’s the cut, design, or stones, people everywhere are searching for that one-of-a-kind ring.

Visit Our Northern Virginia Jewelry Boutique
Midtown Jewelers offers quality engagement rings from some of the world’s leading designers. We select our brands based on quality, craftsmanship, elegance, and style. Please stop by our jewelry boutique in Reston Town Center or contact us for more information about selecting the perfect engagement ring. Our experienced staff is well prepare

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Jewelry makes a fabulous gift for any occasion. Jewelry lasts longer than most gifts, and is appropriate for every age and gender.  In addition to its versatility, the right piece is all at once meaningful and stylish. Few things are as memorable as receiving jewelry from someone you love.

When giving jewelry, it’s important to take some time to select the right piece. You’ll want to consider the type of occasion and the recipient’s personal style. If you are unsure what to choose, learning about what’s popular can help. Your recipient is sure to appreciate the extra effort you put into choosing the perfect gift.

The following are our top picks for the holiday season.

Hoop Earrings

Hoops are one of the hottest styles this holiday season. When choosing hoops, you’ll want to make sure you don’t go too big or too thick. These can be heavy and uncomfortable to wear. Gold is the preferred choice this year, and diamonds or gemstones add the perfect amount of sparkle and style.

To take advantage of this look, we recommend Beny Sofer Diamond Hoop Earrings in 14K yellow gold. These hoops provide the perfect balance of style and elegance. These gorgeous earrings are sure to delight your loved one this holiday season.

Cocktail Rings

Cocktail rings have an oversized center stone or several smaller stones in their setting. These rings are generally worn to special parties, making them the ideal choice for the holiday season.

A perfect example of this trendy style is the Stanton Color Fashion Ring in 14K Rose Gold. This ring has a beautiful Morganite center stone surrounded by sparkling round diamonds. It provides just the right amount of dazzle and charm.

Green Jewelry

Green jewelry has made a huge comeback over the past two years. Popular shades range from moss green to lime green and everything in between. The re-emergence of green in the fashion world has been accepted extremely well. This might have something to do with the fact that green represents youth, vitality, and growth.

The Stanton Color 14K Yellow Gold Gemstone Pendant provides a stunning splash of color for those looking to add brilliance and elegance to their look.


From heart-cut gemstones to silhouettes for settings, hearts gain in popularity each year. This trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon either. When selecting heart jewelry, it’s best to stick with classic, timeless styles. This will allow your recipient to wear their piece for years to come.

The Charles Garnier Paolo Collection Bracelet looks fabulous on its own, or paired with other bracelets. This timeless piece is crafted of smooth 18K yellow gold plated Sterling Silver.

Northern Virginia Jewelry Boutique

Midtown Jewelers offers quality jewelry from some of the world’s most respected designers. We carefully select our jewelry and designers based on quality, design, originality, and beauty.

We understand the difficulty many people experience when selecting jewelry for a loved one. Our experts are available to help you choose the perfect gift. Please visit our jewelry boutique located in Reston Town Center for more information about this year’s top gifts.

Holiday Proposal Ideas

Messages in the Snow

If you are fortunate enough to have snow this holiday season then you have the perfect canvas for an unforgettable proposal. Using a shovel, carve your proposal into the snow or write your message with Christmas lights or flowers. For an extra special touch, build a snowman using strong branches for arms. Have the snowman wear or hold the ring with one arm. Place a special note for your partner in the other. We think that a diamond engagement ring with plenty of “ice” like these from Micheal M would be perfect for a snow-posal!

Count Down the Days

If you celebrate Christmas, consider making a special Advent calendar. Fill each little window with a memory, memento or reason why you love your partner. On the night before Christmas, hide the ring in the final window. You’ll have plenty of time to get down on one knee while he or she opens it.

If you celebrate Hanukkah, you can use the same idea by giving special gifts each day, leading up to the most special gift of them all – a diamond engagement ring that she is sure to love!

Under the Tree

Sometimes the best thing to do is hide it in plain sight! Wrap the engagement ring in a much bigger box and place it under the tree. To add weight and prevent shaking, fill the box with romantic trinkets or notes containing special memories or messages about why you love your partner. As they pull the ring from the box, drop down on one knee and pop the question! We love these classic engagement rings from Danhov for a classic holiday proposal!

New Year’s Proposal

Instead of going to a big party or event this New Year’s Eve, plan an intimate party at home. Make sure that you put in extra effort to make the evening special. You could spend the night cuddling by a fire or watching your favorite movies. When the clock strikes midnight drop to one knee and pop the question. This way you’ll have an extra special reason to open that champagne and get your midnight kiss!

Midtown Jewelers specializes in unique pieces from around the world. All of our jewelry is carefully selected to ensure optimal quality, craftsmanship, elegance and style. Come by and see why we have been voted a Couple’s Choice jewelry store by Wedding Wire several years in a row.

Please give us a call or contact us to schedule your free engagement ring consultation at our top-rated jewelry store in Fairfax, VA.