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Best Diamonds, good selection and service……hof444…Citysearch®
I was impressed by their knowledge and wall full of GIA diplomas……ilrjs…Citysearch®
My family has used M. Martin for years…reliable…really good…wonderful service……elizabethn… Yelp®
Most knowledgeable of anyone I talked to……gordon 30…Citysearch®
Four generations of our family have shopped at M. Martin. You will not find more honest or reliable people……Nancyw…Yelp®
Make this your first and last stop…price was unbeatable as well which made the ring all the better……nickluis…Citysearch®
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M. Martin and Company is one of the oldest established businesses in the Mallers Jewelers Center.  In 2011, we moved to our new offices to accommodate our expanding wholesale and internet division.The business is owned by Stan Perkins, a GIA Graduate Gemologist.  M. Martin and Co. is a member of the Chicago Jewelers Association.  Private individuals will meet with Stan in a comfortable office environment.  M. Martin and Company is the only business in the Jewelers Center where you will meet ONLY with a GIA Graduate Gemologist.

Stan Perkins is President of M. Martin and Company Jewelers. He holds the title of Graduate Gemologist (GIA) with diplomas in Diamond Grading and Colored Stone Grading and Identification. He is also a GIA Accredited Jewelry Professional.  As owner of one of Chicago’s oldest jewelry companies, he is proud to be serving fourth generation customers. Stan uses his years of experience to select only the finest in quality and value that will be sold at M. Martin and Company.



M. Martin and Company sells jewelry for the quality conscious individual at wholesale prices.  Every diamond sold is personally selected by Stan Perkins. In today’s market, most diamonds are not cut properly, so only a very small percentage of all the diamonds we inspect are even considered for purchase by our company.  We carry a wide range of sizes and qualities in stock including some that display the “hearts and arrows” faceting pattern.  For engagement ring and wedding band buyers, we have over 400 rings and mountings in stock for you to try on (we do not expect you to buy a piece of jewelry from a picture).  We also carry all types of fine jewelry (with the exception of watches) including wedding bands, cocktail rings, cultured pearls, bracelets, pendants, earrings, etc.  Since we design and manufacture many of our own pieces, we can offer a wide variety of diamond grades and prices for those on a budget.

We do not sell watches. However, we can repair all major brands, including antique models.  For waterproof watches such as Rolex®, Tag Heuer®, and others, we have the latest pressure testing equipment to be sure your watch is properly sealed to protect it from the elements.  You will be provided with an estimate before any work is started.

We specialize in custom design and can restyle your old jewelry into new and modern pieces.  We can also reproduce an item from any picture or sketch.   

Ring being designed in our shop by our skilled craftsmen using CAD/CAM. A multi-view rendering is made available to be viewed by the customer.  Once approved, a wax model is made of the ring.  Finally, the ring is cast in the appropriate metal. All diamonds are selected by us and are then set into the final piece.


*M. Martin and Co. does not sell diamonds from conflict areas of the world.  All of our suppliers possess “Kimberly Process Certification.” Adherence to the Kimberly Process acknowledges that diamonds have been purchased in strict compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by resolutions of the United Nations. 


For store hours, please see our contact information. By appointment only.


At M. Martin and Company, I believe in carrying diamonds of the finest cut and polish.  These factors are the most important characteristics that a diamond must have if it is to possess maximum beauty and brilliance.  Since most diamonds in today’s market are not cut properly, I will inspect many diamonds before I select the ones that meet the high standards of M. Martin and Company.  We are one of the only stores on Jewelers Row that can guarantee that you meet ONLY with a GIA Graduate Gemologist. We will educate you on how to use the system to your advantage, so that you can make an informed decision.  Some stores are able to advertise low prices because they sell inferior quality jewelry.  Since we operate a low-overhead “upstairs” store, we can bring you wholesale prices on quality jewelry.  I would like to think that we have been doing things right, since we have been in business since 1939.

Stan Perkins

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