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Adrianne Blake
Works at Federal Government
Attended George Washington University
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61 people
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59 people
Cami Wilcox's profile photo
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Natalia Rankine-Galloway's profile photo
Mike Gurley's profile photo
Branden Mitchell's profile photo
Heather Erwin's profile photo
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  • George Washington University
    M.P.S., 2009
  • George Mason University
    B.S., 2005
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  • Federal Government
    2006 - present
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I have been to this store for four separate purchases and repairs over the past 3 years. The jeweler completes rhodium plating in-store. It is nice not to have to ship it somewhere and wait a week to receive it--the work is usually complete within just a few hours when the jeweler is on site. I trust the jeweler's work, with regards to rhodium plating, and sizing chains and cleaning up pendants, completely. My most recent repair experience, however, was not very pleasant. One of the prongs on my wedding ring (6-prong, tulip setting) had loosened, so I took it here to have it repaired. We did not purchase it in this store originally. The jeweler was not in when I dropped it off, butI had just had it rhodium plated at Bailey's less than 2 months prior. When the jeweler returned a few days later, they had someone call on his behalf, indicating that the entire head needed to be replaced. I agreed to the repair and charge over the phone, and specifically asked if the setting replacement would look exactly the same and if it would also be white gold. The saleswoman specifically told me the setting and metal would be the same. When I went to retrieve it, to my horror, the setting was replaced with a 6-prong cathedral setting that looked nothing like my original tulip setting. Additionally, my wedding band no long sat flush against the band since it was a completely different setting. The jeweler did make an on-the-spot repair to allow my band to sit flush against the diamond ring, which I appreciated considering the situation. I honored the work done and made payment (nearly $300), but I was disappointed in how the repair in general was handled. I wish they had let me know the entire setting head would NOT be the same. Simply put, it was completely different; it made my stone look less sparkly, especially considering it is a brilliant cut colorless, LF/IF solitaire stone. I left the store in tears and did not appreciate another saleswoman suggesting to me that "it will grow on you". No, it certainly didn't grow on me. In fact, thankfully, I recently had an opportunity to bring it back to the jeweler who set it for us in Virginia. It has been repaired to its original version. Lesson learned.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Purchased my diamond 9 years ago and had the jeweler set it for us. About 6 months ago, one of the prongs was damaged (it caught on something) and my stone was loose. We were not in the area and took it to another jeweler to repair--who to my horror, replaced the entire head of the ring, causing it to look like a different piece of jewelry. I was extremely disappointed in the other jeweler. We moved back into the area about one month ago, and the first place I went was to CR Jewelers in Potomac Mills to get my ring fixed. Not only did they still have the invoice from our purchase and work from more than 9 years ago, the jeweler replicated exactly what it looked like the first time around. I wish I had waited to begin with and just had them do the work. Thanks Diane, who helped us with the original purchase, and Lee who helped us with the repair. Very professional and pleasant to work with.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
D S Painting just completed touch up paint jobs and a few maintenance items around our home as we prepare for new tenants who will be renting from us. We provided the paint and some supplies. Reasonable painting prices and quality contracting work. Paint job looks great. Recommended only necessaries to us--no frills, which I appreciated. Very satisfied with painting/caulking/wood filling. The work was completed within just a few weeks of our first contact. I am not physically in North Carolina and much of my communication with this company was via email. The owner, David Sasser, is very pleasant, but did he not read my emails thoroughly and/or respond to them as quickly as I expected, and I felt that there was a lot to be desired by way of clear communication. I felt that I had to repeat things and resend emails and details over the course of our interactions together, and just trust that he had a good eye and would make any necessary repairs. Admittedly, I am type-A and a bit of a control freak, and I felt frustrated throughout the process. He accepts cash, check or credit. We paid via check and it made it easy to do business despite the distance. Although he is not a "fire-and-forget" type contractor when it comes to emails, D S Painting did complete the work quickly and I will work with this business again in the future if my tenants have any issues that require a licensed/insured contractor.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Matt Lent is extremely professional and receptive to my requests. Completes quality work and knows his trade. Does not overcharge. Utilizing him as a contractor to maintain flower beds and landscaping while we have tenants and highly recommend him.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
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I own a small business and sew--but I also work full time and just moved to the area and didn't have anyone around who could help me pin two pairs of pants so I could do the work myself. I selected this location due to the location and hours since I was already in the area headed to Arina's Shoe Repair (great work by him, by the way). Also the Google reviews for this business were decent, albeit outdated, so I gave it a try. That was a mistake. There is a small, cluttered dressing room for you to try on your clothing for alteration. Despite both pairs of pants being made of linen, the gentleman only pinned in two locations. I questioned him on it and he said that was enough. I also asked him if he would match the thread (thread shows through on linen pants and it needs to match). He said it didn't need to match. Fine--you are the expert, I won't fight you on it. The cost was $37 total for 2 pairs, which was a shock (it should only cost $10 per pair for a rolled hem even if you are in the city), but I was committed at that point and I assumed that extremely quality work would be completed. It took more than ten days for completion. I stopped in at the very end of the day prior to when they said they would be ready (I was already in the area on foot and just dropped in). The woman who was there at the counter laughed at me when I inquired if they happened to be ready yet--yikes on customer service. I have since picked up the pants, and one of the pairs is too short--by about an inch, and I am wearing the same exact shoes I had on when I took them in to be altered. I am almost certain that it is because he didn't pin in more than two locations. The other pair of pants is uneven--the right side pants leg is higher on the inside than on the outside. The quality is adequate at best, and the grey thread shows through on my pink linen pants because they are long stitches, just as I suspected it would. I am really irritated with them and the entire process. I am not going to bother taking them back to ask them to repair it--I will do it myself. Do yourself a service and stay away from this location. Patronize a business owner who takes pride in his work and does a quality job every time.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
D S Painting just completed touch up paint jobs and a few maintenance items around our home as we prepare for new tenants who will be renting from us. We provided the paint and some supplies. Reasonable painting prices and quality contracting work. Paint job looks great. Recommended only necessaries to us--no frills, which I appreciated. Very satisfied with painting/caulking/wood filling. The work was completed within just a few weeks of our first contact. I am not physically in North Carolina and much of my communication with this company was via email. The owner, David Sasser, is very pleasant, but did he not read my emails thoroughly and/or respond to them as quickly as I expected, and I felt that there was a lot to be desired by way of clear communication. I felt that I had to repeat things and resend emails and details over the course of our interactions together, and just trust that he had a good eye and would make any necessary repairs. Admittedly, I am type-A and a bit of a control freak, and I felt frustrated throughout the process. He accepts cash, check or credit. We paid via check and it made it easy to do business despite the distance. Although he is not a "fire-and-forget" type contractor when it comes to emails, D S Painting did complete the work quickly and I will work with this business again in the future if my tenants have any issues that require a licensed/insured contractor.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
They are competent and professional. On the way to Jacksonville from Hubert, so good location for Hubert/Bear Creek neighbors. Nice waiting area (adequate seating, clean, with a TV and reading materials). Wait time to complete work can be long (2-3+ hours for oil change and one other job, for instance). No military discount offered, but they do send out coupons in the mail to customers. Were true to their word/warranty and repaired an oil valve seal twice over (without extra charge) when it did not do the trick first time around. Were straight forward with work they do not regularly handle and sent us to another competent competing business to obtain a quality repair.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago