Oro Diamanté Fine Jewelers is owned by Raju Budhrani, a second-generation jeweler who started in the trade in 1986. Today, under the guidance of Raju & his wife Jenny, Oro Diamanté Fine Jewelers has stayed true to the family’s principles and standards and is one of the most well-known jewelry stores on St. Maarten. Raju stresses that customer satisfaction has always been the fundamental driver that every client interaction is based on. He continues to operate the business with the core values that his father instilled in him and as a result, Oro Diamanté has maintained a stellar reputation among the hundreds of overseas visitors who return to St Maarten every year.
The words Oro and Diamanté mean gold and diamonds respectively in Italian, French and Spanish and appropriately enough Oro Diamanté has one of the largest inventories of certified loose diamonds and engagement rings on St. Maarten. Where it comes to diamonds, Oro Diamanté is certain to have the exact shape, size and quality that anyone may be looking for. Raju has always been very particular about the quality of the diamonds he stocks, specifically the parameters. He insists on carrying diamonds that have been cut to maximize light refraction thereby maximizing brilliance, fire and sparkle. Most of the diamonds Oro Diamanté carries are GIA (Gemological Institute of America) certified with the “Very Good” or “Excellent” rating. They also have a huge (selection) (assortment) of engagement ring settings, from the traditional to the ornate. One of the most popular services they offer is the Diamond and/or ring setting Upgrade. They will take in trade, at full value, most any diamond and ring setting towards a new diamond and/or ring setting and charge only the difference. Over the years this service has resulted in hundreds of very happy and satisfied customers!
In addition to Diamonds they also stock an array of fine jewelry ranging from the staples to the extraordinary. Raju has always been drawn to unusual and hard to find gems & and is always sourcing out exotic gemstones to offer his clients and as a result Oro Diamanté stocks gems such as Paraiba Tourmaline, natural Alexandrite, Chameleon color changing Diamonds, Padparadscha Sapphire, Zultanite, Ethiopian Opal, Oregon Sunstone and Hessonite garnet among others too numerous to mention. The word “Caribbean” conjures up images of pirates and shipwrecks and quite fittingly Oro Diamanté carries by far the largest collection of genuine shipwreck treasure coin jewelry on St. Maarten. The range of their inventory cannot be complete without mentioning the gorgeous designer collections of Hidalgo, Gabriel & Co., Phillip Gavriel, Belle Étoile, Thomas Sabo, IDEAL Square & Brilliant Fire.
Oro Diamanté is the largest purveyor of Pre-Owned name brand Swiss watches on St. Maarten. They carry an enviable selection of certified pre-owned watches, such as Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Audemars Piguet, Hublot, Breitling, Panerai and many, many others. Besides having a selection of contemporary models, they also have some Vintage pre-owned watches in brands such as Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex among others. Been looking for something specific in a pre-owned watch? Check with the folks at Oro Diamanté – if they don’t have it, they’ll source it for you!
There are many reasons to visit St. Maarten but no trip to the island would be complete without a visit to the warm, welcoming, family atmosphere at Oro Diamanté. Meeting Raju and Jenny Budhrani and their friendly and highly knowledgeable staff will definitely be the highlight of your trip. In this age where shopping has become a relationship with keyboards and screens, being treated by professionals who give first rate personal service and extremely competitive pricing will be a truly memorable experience!