Oscar is the most honest, caring and respectable jeweler I have ever met. My fiance and I went ring shopping together and we both pride ourselves on being good judges of character. After we met Oscar, I told him that we had met ""our jeweler"" b/c although we did not find the ring of our dreams that day in the store, I knew he was someone we could trust to be honest and forthright with us. We had been shopping for two months already at this time and had met tons of jewelers, none of whom offered the reasonable prices, high quality diamonds AND honest service that Oscar did.\r
Two months later, my fiance got down on bended knee and asked me to marry him. No joke, the first words out of my mouth were, ""My ring is so beautiful!"" \r
Oscar had personally designed the most beautiful ring for us. After having been ring shopping for so long, my fiance knew exactly what I wanted, and asked Oscar to make it. Oscar's craftsmanship is pure excellence. You can just tell that he treats his rings like pieces of artwork that have to be of exceptional quality and perfection. He prides himself in it. \r
My fiance and I met approx 30 different jewelers. The nature of our profession has trained to be very detail oriented, skeptical of information presented to us, and numbers oriented. We found that Oscar far surpassed other jewelers on the basis of quality of loose diamonds, reasonableness of price, and honest service. His loose diamonds were higher in quality or equivalent to the high-end stores we visited and his prices were about $8-$10K lower than stores that rhyme with Piffany's and Tartier if you catch my drift. It all depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for rock bottom prices, you won't find them at Oscar's b/c his dedication to quality doesn't allow him to be your price-breaker discount dealer. However, if you're an intelligent consumer, you'll find that Oscar is a dream come true. I hope you've found this helpful.
Pros: High quality, reasonable prices, honest jeweler with no pressure (Oscar, that is)
Cons: Location I guess b/c if you're out of state, he's only got one location in downtown LA