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My name is David K Baker, and diamonds are simply my life. They say that you should find your passion first and your job second, and that is what I have done. My interest in diamonds began many years ago when visiting Goa on holiday. Inevitably I visited a number of jewellers and diamond traders there and fell in love…..with diamonds! I knew then that this was what I wanted to do – work in the diamond industry.
My first uneducated purchase of two diamond rings was almost a disaster. Of course the stones I had been sold looked fabulous but in reality were poor quality and badly cut, but I learnt my lesson. I began to learn about diamonds from every possible source, thirsty for knowledge and completely captivated by what I learnt.
I enrolled at the GIA in London and eventually achieved my AJP Diploma as an Accredited Jewellery Professional. I then got the chance of a lifetime to understudy the worlds #1 diamond advisor, ‘The Diamond Guy®’ himself, Fred Cuellar, at Diamond Cutters International in Houston, Texas. This celebrity jeweller includes among his many clients President Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Hugh Hefner, Tyra Banks, members of the Saudi Royal family, David Beckham plus hundreds of athletes & sports stars. He is truly one of life’s kindest and most generous souls, and the knowledge and experience he gave me are something I will never forget and can never repay. He taught me not just about diamonds, but also about life. He broke all the rules of the diamond industry by creating his own ‘fully bonded’ experience when selling diamonds. His model of offering money-back guarantees and lifetime exchanges is a model I myself offer here at River Oak Diamonds. We are the UK & Europe's only fully bonded diamond specialist, endorsed by The Diamond Guy®, Fred Cuellar himself. Fred has played a special and influencial part in my life and on his foundations I have built a business that buyers can trust.
The name of my company, ‘River Oak Diamonds’ is actually named after a beautiful area in Houston, River Oaks, that I fell in love with during my time there. On returning to the UK my own diamond business was born and appropriately was named after it.
My passion is diamonds and my vision is to offer clients some of the finest diamonds in the world without any uncertainty, doubt or worry. I hope your first experience of buying a diamond will be better than mine was. By buying a top quality diamond through River Oak Diamonds, you can rest assured that you are buying a fabulous diamond which will bring a lifetime of pleasure. I give you my certified guarantee.