The family business began with the late Elias Bauernfreund in the 1940’s. Elias started out as a diamond cutter and polisher and, after honing his skills on the bench and acquiring his expertise, he began buying and selling his own goods. His reputation for honesty and expertise was unrivaled.
In 1974 Joshua Shalev, Elias Bauernfreund’s son-in-law, entered the business and learned the trade.
Joshua Shalev has 40 years experience of working both in Israel and the UK and, uniquely, understands both these markets well. In the tradition of his father-in-law, he too has built a reputation for honesty and professionalism.
In 2003 Jacob Shalev, Joshua Shalev’s son, entered the trade and built this website in order to bring the business into line with the 21st Century.
We are a trade company with established international links at all levels of the Diamond industry. As longstanding members of both the LDB and WFDB our connections run wide and deep. We supply certificated (Inc GIA, HRD, IGI & EGL Certificates) and non certificated diamonds of all types of qualities. This we are able to do due to our extensive stock and connections within the trade to provide any kind of diamond at short notice. With a combined experience of over 50 years in the business- we can provide expert knowledge in grading and sorting diamonds. We run an apro/memo service and can supply diamonds at 24 hours notice. We can supply matching pair of stones and sets for diamond jewellery- such as eternity rings and tennis bracelets. Other services we provide include jobbings and carrying out repairs, including laser repairs. Should you also needed diamonds mounted into jewellery- we can offer an extensive service. Finally, if you need items of jewellery valued for insurance this too can be arranged. – Professional graders and valuers of diamonds and jewellery. Finally, we also purchase second hand jewellery.
Here at J Shalev Diamonds- we can offer you the opportunity to create a unique piece of jewellery. We are an established family company with a physical not virtual presence. We will sell you diamonds that we can show you, not stones from some virtual list or try to sell you something similar. We invite you to be involved in the process. From the selection of the stone, setting styles and materials, to choosing the design and implementing the final product/ work of art! Our services mix modern technology with traditional design. What ever your budget / time frame / personal touches / we can bring them to life. Collaborate with the designer that is right for you. Handmade / CAD etc…We understand that success is dependent on the service you receive both before and after the sale. Looking to mend or alter a piece of jewellery. We provide a remodel and mend service to fix upgrade your jewels/ provide fresh look.