About US

The Solitaire Difference

Solitaire started in 1986 as an extension of our family's business in the diamond importing trade. This involved buying and selling loose diamonds and gemstones for local independent jewelers, but gradually we started seeing clients from the general public who wanted us to share our creative spirit in designing custom jewelry pieces to showcase these beautiful natural items.

Our store has been a neighborhood fixture for over 30 years, offering a wide range of services to the public. During this time, the jewelry industry has consolidated, and in the market now there are very few reputable, independent choices for customers looking for unique items that really stand apart.  For much of this time, our customers have kept Solitaire word of mouth business built on referrals in the South Hills community. 

Solitaire has stood the test of time because we are approachable and take the time to really understand our customers.  Working with a customer’s individual taste and style, we can recommend or custom-make jewelry to match a special occasion or anniversary. We also stock a unique range of finished jewelry pieces including a special rare holding of beautiful handmade 22K gold items.