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Barbara Oliver Jewelry
5820 Main St., Ste 311
Williamsville, NY 14221


(716) 204-1297


Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat: 11am-5pm
Sun-Mon: Closed
Additional hours by request.

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Mike is a man of clarity and vision. After meeting Lindsay through work 18 months ago, he was certain he wanted to propose and had a clear image of how he wanted to do it. Lindsay had lived briefly in New York City and fallen in love with the city. His plan was to propose there on an upcoming weekend gateway and create a special moment in time. But first, he needed the ring. The internet initially helped bring him to us, but we quickly discovered we know his uncle well and everything seemed to come into focus – we found a stunning 1.45 round brilliant cut diamond, a perfect complement to Mike’s romantic proposal in Central Park. Add in Mike’s foresight to secretly arrange for a photographer to capture this special moment and you have a picture perfect proposal! Way to go Mike! Congratulations to a wonderful couple! ...

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Jewelry Jeopardy: Karats, carats, and carrots! The world of jewelry lingo is dizzying, and the game clock is ticking. What is a measure of the purity of gold? Yes, you are correct – it’s a karat! (Extra bonus point: Pure gold is 24 karats). Quick, the next question is coming: A unit of weight for precious stones? Again you are right – it’s a carat! (e.g., a one carat diamond.) Did you say: karat? Well, you technically are right too. Our British friends across the pond primarily spell ‘carat’ as ‘karat’. (Hey, we never said this was going to easy!) And now for the final question: What snack do jewelers eat to keep their slim physiques: Carrots! (Yes, this is a true jewelry fact.) Shown below: a custom engagement ring featuring a 2 carat center stone; earrings in 14K (karat) yellow and white gold; diamond bracelet in 18K (karat) white and yellow gold. ...

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Little did we know when we posted our story comparing sapphire gemstones and larkspur flowers that the featured pendant would become part of a serendipitous sequence of events. This is how it happened: Our good friend and customer, Jim was scrolling through FB when he noticed the pendant thinking his wife Janet should see this. (Their 30th anniversary coincidentally was just coming up.) Janet promptly brought him by for a closer look at her new multi-color sapphire and diamond pendant, to help celebrate this special anniversary. When Jim stated that they had just spent large on landscaping...we assured him: "The pendant needs no trimming ever!" Janet wore it home. Could this be the last time that this wonderful man points out something to his bride on Facebook? (We hope not!?) Congratulations Janet and Jim! ...

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The experience of making, what some would say, the biggest purchase a lifetime was such a delight with Barbara and her associates. She makes it very comfortable and not scary during the whole process. She made sure that I knew what I was buying, and also educated in what I was buying. We were able to get the most perfect ring, and was/is willing to work with any budget. My now fiancé said it is the most perfect ring, and wouldn’t want anything else. Now it’s time to pick out wedding bands!!!!!

Matt B

I AM TRULY SPEECHLESS!!!! Can’t say enough about Barbara and her staff!! She helped me upgrade my wife’s wedding ring diamond for our 20th Anniversary. Barbara really took the time to sit down and discuss options with me, not from a sales person’s point of view, but from a “family member” point of view. Extremely warm and personable, someone who really cares! Thanks again Barbara, I gave the ring to my wife today and she was in tears!! Truly a day to remember!!

Brian M.

The experience we had in Barbara Oliver’s, was second to none, from the minute we walked through the door. We sat in a relaxed and comfortable setting and discussed our plan for a bespoke design. It seemed so much more personal than just standing across a counter, like most large chain jewelers. Barbara explained in detail, the process which made it easier to select the perfect stone and design the rings we wanted. At this point we knew we were in excellent hands with the right gemologist.

Graham M.