DeScenza Diamonds has been located in the Downtown Crossing shopping district of Boston, Massachusetts since 1915. The building is today marked by a large marquee stating "The Diamond & Jewelers Building at 387 Washington Street" and by a bronze mural in the lobby depicting the history of a diamond, commissioned by DeScenza Diamonds. But take one of the elevators to the sixth floor, and the doors will open to something spectacular - 10,000 square feet of floor space overflowing with a treasure trove of riches.
Alfred F. DeScenza began his business modestly in a tiny office on the 6th floor of 387 Washington Street, Boston. He built his reputation for honesty, integrity and customer service by working long hours and always putting his customers first. He prided himself on quality jewelry and watch lines at affordable prices. It was a concept he originated in 1915 and successive generations have been expanding upon ever since.
When Al’s son Fred DeScenza and son-in-law Hugh MacIsaac joined him in the business in 1946, they were able to grow the former one room office into Boston’s premier diamond house, expanding gradually to take over the entire 6th floor.
Our tradition of quality and service at outstanding savings is thriving today, with branch stores located in Boston, Framingham, Hingham, and Peabody Massachusetts. Founder Al DeScenza would certainly be pleased to see his family's continued involvement in the business. Among our 85 employees are the founder's 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren!
In addition to GIA certified diamonds and diamond jewelry from designers like Sasha Primak, Sylvie, Jeff Cooper and Fope, DeScenza Diamonds carries the Forevermark diamond collection, with the promise they are beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced. We also carry fine timepieces from Baume & Mercier, Raymond Weil, Ebel and Movado; crystal and china by manufacturers such as Orrefors, Waterford, and Swarovski, Herend, and Lladro; as well as gifts for entertaining and home décor from artists like Simon Pearce, Michael Aram, Julia Knight, and the artisans at Mariposa and Vietri.
Other aspects of our business include the insurance replacement department, internet sales division, and corporate gifts and awards. We hope that you will come to know some of our many interesting facets and, like the four generations of customers who have come to trust us over the past 100 years, you will delight in having our family help your family bring sparkle to every celebration! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and check out our Pinterest boards for additional wedding and gift giving inspiration!