Vote for the Best Jewelers in Prince William County

Let us know the best jeweler in Woodbridge, Lake Ridge, Occoquan, Dale City, Manassas and Manassas Park.

Patch is relaunching its Readers’ Choice program and we’re asking you, your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers and anyone else who knows about the area to participate.

Nominations were accepted on Patch through July 9 and include:

  • Nada's Jewelers

Winners in all Readers' Choice categories will be announced on Aug. 24.

The poll will open to accept votes from registered Patch users starting on July 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 17.

Click on the relevant link to sign up for your local newsletter so you know when the voting starts for Readers' Choice: Manassas ParkWoodbridge PatchManassas PatchDale City Patch, and Lake Ridge-Occoquan.

Mary B June 26, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Integrity is the only word I look for in a jeweler and that jeweler is Van Doren jewelers. I have been going to them for years. Awhile back I had an expensive jewelry item that needed repair. I took it to Van Doren jewelers and the owner did try to repair it. Unfortunately he wasn't able to. I then took the item to another local jewelry store that advertises quite a bit. They had it for over two months. I kept inquiring about it and the store told me it was being worked on. Finally I asked to have my item back. It was at this point the owner told me they had lost my family heirloom! If you want integrity you go to Van Doren jewelers. If you want hype and lies you can take your chances elsewhere.
Judy June 26, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Touch of Gold is the best around! They have been In business for many years, their merchandise is top-notch and the customer service is outstanding!
Katie F June 26, 2012 at 08:51 PM
I nominate Van Doren Jeweler. Mr. Van Doren has an excellent selection and makes beautiful custom pieces! He is honest and trustworthy and very knowledgeable. If you want your jewelry repaired or you need a new piece, he's the one to go to!
Erika Hale June 26, 2012 at 09:36 PM
After working for Jewelry By Design for over three years, I was once a customer before and I came to work here for a reason, the staff is awesome, the owners care about EVERYONE! We love what we do and we show it!
Wanda Hale June 26, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Jewelry By Design is awesome. They have great pricing and excellent quality. They stand behind the products they sell.
Jenny Caro June 27, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Hi, I am Jenny Caro owner of Jewelry By Design. I would like to nominate our store since we are always focused on pleasing our customers. Over the 23 years in business, my husband and I are constantly working on ways to improve our store to better serve Prince William County.
LF June 27, 2012 at 04:36 AM
Van Doren Jewelers is the place to go. Fred is trustworthy, experienced, and knowledgeable. He will go the extra mile to help you whether it's getting a custom piece of jewelry, repairing a family heirloom, or getting an appraisal. He cares about his customers and it shows.
Traci Rozzi June 27, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Traci The premiere jewelry store in PrinceWilliam County is Jewelry By Design! If you want to see a wonderful selection of jewelry or have a custom design piece done this is the store for you! The staff is professional,educated,experienced and respectful. If you have not had the chance to see JBD you owe it to yourself to drop in, I know you will not be dissapointed!
Van Doren jewelers June 27, 2012 at 02:59 PM
My mother used to ask me "Fred, if your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it to?" In this instance, the answer to that question must be yes since other businesses are nominating their own business I guess it's ok to nominate mine which is Van Doren Jewelers. I want to thank all of our clients and employees who have nominated us and all of those many more who are going to. Our clients and employees truly make us who we are. We've been in the business of making peoples dreams come true since 1984. Generally speaking, we don't go out of our way to promote or advertise ourselves because our integrity, quality of products and service speaks for itself. The clients who need to know us, do. Our motto has always been "good deeds done in secret are the best deeds". But every once in a while the ego bug strikes... so "howdy everybody and thanks!" ~ Fred
Michele Canton June 27, 2012 at 04:12 PM
My fiance and I just purchased our engagement ring from VanDoren jewelers. The owner took his time with us and explained all of the things we needed to know about diamonds. We really loved his diamond tasting bar. We had been to many other stores but they had the largest selection which surprised us. The ring we eventually picked still needed to be adjusted to our design and they did it perfectly. Very, very pleased with VanDoren's
Jeff Newhouse June 27, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I am pleased to nominate Van Doren Jewelers as the best in Prince William County. I have been using Fred for a many years and have always found him knowledgeable about his trade, helpful in getting what I want, and timely with delivery of my jewelry needs. He has worked with me, and my family to create a number of beautiful, unique pieces…ones that are worn often and receive accolades of praise when viewed. I have recommended his work to numerous friends who have experienced the same great service. I only wish we had more businesses in our area that treated us with the same respect and service as Van Doren Jewelers.
Amy June 27, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Touch of Gold in Occquan should be everyone's first stop for unique pieces of jewelry and customer service. Carrie, the owner has a great eye and offers one of a kind pieces. Carrie and her staff get to know their customers and are always helpful and welcoming.
Nancy Davis June 27, 2012 at 11:58 PM
I visit the area every year. I make it a point to visit Van Doren Jewelry every trip. Fred is always very helpful, very knowledgeable, and very friendly. I nominate Van Doren Jewelry.
Mike Cohen June 28, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I would like to nominate Fred Van Doren at Van Doren Jewelers. I have shopped there since the 80's when he first opened. In fact, even when I moved to Florida I still only bought jewelery through Fred. He is the most honest, knowledgeable, and trustworthy individual I have ever met in this industry. Now my wife won't let me buy her anything from anyone else! Mike C.
steve kinnett June 28, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Steve Kinnett I would like to nominate Fred of Van Doren Jewelers. I find him to be very forthright and honest when evaluating pieces of jewelry presented to him.He has repaired some pieces ,and charges nothing. He runs a professional and reliable business.
Joy Taylor June 28, 2012 at 03:06 AM
I too would like to nominate Fred of Van Doren Jewelers. Although many of Fred's customers have eloquently explained why Fred deserves this nomination, I would like to add my vote for Fred's warmth, caring, expertise and honesty. I send family and friends to Fred and everyone loves him! Thank you for all you do for our community, Fred!!
Julie Bryski June 28, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I nominate Van Doren Jewelers, Merchant Plaza in Lakeridge, VA. Beautiful jewelry, lovely store, and excellent service!
Barbara Wallrapp June 28, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Barbara Wallrapp Van Doren Jewelers is by far one of the best jewelers in town. Fred has made several pieces of jewelry for me, and we have been customers for years. Please consider Fred for this nomination. He is the best. I recommend him highly.
Jane Baer June 29, 2012 at 06:02 PM
I nominate Van Doren Jewelers. Fred is a professional who gives sound advice when deciding about repair jobs and/or choosing a piece of jewelry. Fred is reliable and meets all deadlines for repair jobs. His store in Woodbridge is recently upgraded and is beautiful and comfortable to shop for gifts. He carries a wide variety of jewelry, specifically items not normally seen in other jewelry stores.
Lillian Baer June 29, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Van Doren Jewelers is the absolute best. Fred knows how to keep customers comfortable and satisfied. He is always cheery and personable. He sells top notch merchandise.
Emily Baer June 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Van Doren Jewelers is the place to go if you are looking for face-to-face, no-exploitation advice on the best, handcrafted jewelry available in Woodbridge. Fred is an all around smart, helpful and awesome guy who knows his craft like like some of us know the dollar menu; hands down, the best jeweler I've ever met. I could go on, but it looks like many others have already beaten me to the cake. Great selection of pieces and wicked decoration (a Venus sculpture stands tall in the center of the store- a good representation of how he and his business operates). I nominate Fred.
jay June 30, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Barreras Jewelers Online at barrerasjewelers.com. Great service, great selection, great custom work and amazing customer service!!
Sarah July 01, 2012 at 02:12 AM
Touch of Gold in Occoquan is by far the best jewelry store! The second you walk in the door you are greeted & given customer service that is second to none. You can trust you are getting a fair price & great value. They have the most magnificent & one of a kind pieces. Touch of Gold is the only jewelry store I shop at for my jewelry collection!
Stephanie Compton July 02, 2012 at 04:00 AM
I nominate Van Doren jewelers! Fred is a very honest and trustworthy jeweler. He's just a good person who runs a reputable establishment. He puts his customers first. I have always been extremely satisfied with his custom creations for me!
Christine Honeycutt July 02, 2012 at 02:04 PM
I have been using Van Doren Jewelers as my Jeweler for many years. I have always felt the owner, Fred, is very honest and I have trusted him with my family heirlooms. I would never go to any one else for my custom made jewerly or our jewerly repairs. His rates are very reasonable.
Tina C July 03, 2012 at 03:46 AM
Van Doren Jewelers is the best. Fred does an amazing job and is very professional and always willing to go the extra mile to make you happy.
Tisa Haist Newhouse July 03, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Fred at Van Doren Jewelers made my wedding set 15 years ago and just made me another ring for my 15th Anniversary! Thanks for all the beautiful jewelry you have made me over the years!
thomas July 04, 2012 at 08:50 PM
I love Van Doren jewelers since he did such a great job on my fiancee's engagement ring.
Susan Scott July 05, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Susan S. I vote for Fred of Van Doren jewelers. I have known him since 1989. I value his integrity and the knowledge he has of jewelry. He has repaired jewelry for me and made a beautiful ring for me and my twin sister. I trust him and repeatedly return to him for his sound judgement. His new store is absolutely beautiful consistent with his creative skills.
jmcdaniel July 05, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Absolutely agree that Van Doren Jewelers is one of the best jewelry stores in the local area. My husband has bought me several pieces of jewlery from Van Doren and I love them all -- very unique and "different" and their customer service can't be beat! In addition, Van Doren gives back to the local community. They've always contributed to the mission trip fund raisers we have at our church. Thanks Van Doren!


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