Who We Are
Philip’s Diamond Shop is a family-owned, jewelry store and custom design shop serving Cedar Rapids and Marion since 1976.
Our focus is on creating high-quality and lasting jewelry for people who care about quality, craftsmanship, and want more than just another ring you can find at the mall. Whether it’s fashion jewelry at $50 or high-end, ultra-complex pieces for $50,000, we are excited to take care of you!
We make jewelry right here in Marion. We take great pride in the fact that we handle everything from simple repairs to complex custom designs, right here in the store. At Philip’s Diamond Shop, we feel that by keeping all of these services in the store, we can even better ensure that everything that goes out the door meets our exacting quality requirements.
We are here to take care of you and make sure you get exactly what you (or your sweetheart) wants. If you’re not exactly sure what that is, don’t worry! We can help! Drop in to see what kind of ideas we can come up with for you.
Not only are we passionate about jewelry, we’re passionate about giving back to our community. Owner Phil High is a recently retired Marion firefighter and paramedic, serving this community for over 38 years. If your house has ever caught on fire, if you’ve ever seen Lifeguard Air Ambulance land in your neighborhood, chances are that Phil was there. He’s also served as a member and past President of the Marion Chamber of Commerce. Phil’s wife Becky is the lead pastor at a nearby church. Their passion for serving their community carries over into the many things the jewelry store supports, too. Philip’s Diamond Shop has sponsored Gems Of Hope and a number of other local charities including: the Linn Mar Foundation, the Marion Foundation, the Waypoint-Gentleman Ride, the BOCA-Ride, Ducks Unlimited, St. Joseph’s School, Washington High School, Cedar Valley Humane Society, Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Marion, Haley’s Heart Benefit, Children’s Charity Golf Outing, Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Marion Library Foundation, Marion Chamber of Commerce, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Red Cross Big Bash, His Hands Free Medical Clinic, the United Way and so many more.
What We Do
Jewelry is what we do. In every way possible. We make it. We fix it. We shine it up. We make it whole again. We find the right one. We make it just right.Take a look at the long list of services we offer:
On-site Custom Design and Manufacturing
One-of-a-kind jewelry designs dreamt up and built, just for you. Our designers are world-class.Philip’s Diamond Shop does design work for jewelers all over the world and are the go-to designers and troubleshooters for some of the biggest jewelry manufacturers in the country. That expertise is here to work with you to come up with a design that is beyond what you’ve been dreaming of!Whether you come in with ideas or just want to make something unique, we can make it happen.After our designers get the design just right, we’ll create the jewelry. It will be cast in the metal of your choice, the gemstones set, finishing touches applied, and all without the jewelry ever leaving the store. When you come to Philip’s Diamond Shop, you’re getting truly unique jewelry.
Comprehensive Jewelry Repair
There’s not much that we can’t fix. From rings that have been mangled in a garbage disposal to just tightening a few prongs or sizing a ring, our on-site jewelers are the best in town. Not only are they exceptional at what they do, they’re also right here in the store, which means your jewelry doesn’t ever get mailed somewhere else or taken to be worked on by some other jewelry store across town.
Perfected by only the most talented jewelry artists, hand-engraving is an art practiced by few. Hand engraving involves actually cutting shapes, patterns, or letters into the metal. Unlike just casting a pattern directly into a given piece, hand engraving allows a much higher degree of detail and intricacy in the patterns. Working under a microscope, each line and pattern is cut into the metal by hand, using specially prepared gravers. The artistry associated with hand engraving represents the pinnacle of the jewelry arts. Our hand-engraver can use that skill to make your jewelry even more special and unique.
From Fun Jewelry to Fine Jewelry
Big diamonds and custom designed jewelry are great, but we’re more than just fancy custom designers! From fun jewelry to fine jewelry, Philip’s Diamond Shop has something for every occasion and every budget. We go to great lengths to be able to have something for everyone. We’ve got fancy engagement rings and beautiful designer jewelry, but also we’ve got that fun bauble to buy for yourself and easy gifts for everyone on your list (we’ve even got knives, flashlights and more for those hard to shop for gentlemen on your list).