M. MARTIN & CO. – SERVING CHICAGO’S GAY COUPLES
BEST OF CLASS DIAMONDS ®
M. Martin & Co., established in 1939, is one of the oldest established businesses in the Mallers Jewelers Center. We specialize in diamonds for the quality-conscious individual at wholesale prices. The business is owned by Stan Perkins, a Graduate Gemologist (GIA). Every diamond is personally selected by Stan.
Since we are by appointment only, all of our customers receive one-on-one, private consultations in a comfortable office environment. This allows us to personalize your diamond buying experience and provide you with the best diamonds and the best service in Chicago.
WE DESIGN FOR ALL
M. Martin & Co. designs diamond engagement rings, wedding bands, and custom jewelry. We offer a relaxing, open, and professional atmosphere to all our customers and design our jewelry for your tastes.
STAN PERKINS, OWNER
Stan Perkins is one of a very few Graduate Gemologist’s (GIA) in Chicago. A native Chicagoan, he began work at M. Martin & Co. in 1996. Stan grew professionally with the company over the last 21 years, and upon the retirement of Steve Martin, purchased the business in February 2017. Stan is proud to carry on the strong tradition of professionalism and quality of one of Chicago’s most established jewelers.
“I had thought about buying rings to propose but me being me, I let it drag for weeks (er months) and then I realized I only had a few weeks to buy them before we had to leave the county because I wanted to propose abroad. I am not going to lie, I ended going to M Martin because they advertise themselves as LGBTQ+ friendly and I wanted to give back the community I have gotten so much from (otherwise I would not have been in the situation of proposing to my boyfriend). Stan, who runs the business, was extremely professional, accommodating (I only had 2 weeks to get custom-made rings) and very knowledgeable. He didn’t try to up-sale anything and was very respectful with my rather simplistic ideas. Other stores/businesses (I.e. Tiffany’s) would sell you anything just because you can put your money forward, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they care about you or support you and your community; this is not the case with M Martin at all.”
“My ring was designed to fit the exact diamonds I wanted to keep. We researched ring designs and customized my ring to be uniquely mine. It’s a beautiful ring with a lot of sentimental value. The turnaround time was great and Stan was fun and helpful. I will treasure this forever!”