Lee Read Diamonds is a family-owned jewelry store that has been a trusted source for creating beautiful memories since 1963. As third-generation jewelers, we are dedicated to showcasing the romance of natural diamonds and helping you find the perfect diamond that expresses your love, admiration, and self-worth. Our mission is to help individuals, couples, and families, celebrate life's special moments with exceptional natural diamond jewelry, and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's an engagement, anniversary, milestone celebration, or any other event, we are dedicated to helping you in finding the perfect piece that beautifully captures the essence of your unique story, and will be treasured and passed down for generations to come. We strive to achieve this by adding transparency to every interaction, which is uncommon in the diamond industry. We want to be known for our honesty and integrity in helping you make an informed decision about your purchase. Our commitment to transparency means that you can trust us to provide accurate information about the diamonds we offer and the prices we charge. Our goal is to ensure that every interaction with us leaves you feeling satisfied and confident in your purchase and that you come back to us for all your future diamond needs. We pledge to create memorable and comfortable shopping experiences and develop long-lasting, personal relationships with you because we care. At Lee Read, you’re a part of our family, not just another sale.
Recently, we underwent a major renovation, transforming our store into a modern and inviting space that offers personalized services and expert advice on natural diamond jewelry and lab-grown diamonds in the jewelry industry. Our two distinct departments, Lee Read Diamonds, and The Ring Doctors offer specializations in natural diamond jewelry and jewelry repair and restoration. With cutting-edge features such as ultra-sonic cleanings, lab-grown diamond testing, lab-grown diamond vs natural diamond education, and professional jewelry care, we are fully equipped to continue providing you with the best possible experience and service.
Celebrating 60 Years of
Love Stories - Our History
Lee Read Jewelers had its humble beginnings on December 7, 1963, when Lee & Maxine Read opened their first store in downtown Boise, Idaho. From the very start, the Read family made a strong commitment to building trusting relationships with their customers through their personalized, family-oriented approach to business. Over the years, the business grew and expanded to six stores across the Treasure Valley, until it was eventually combined into the Lee Read Diamond Dream Store in Meridian, Idaho.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the Read family seized the opportunity to update their store and bring in a modern look, while also offering a specialized natural diamond jewelry selection and expert jewelry repair service. Today, the daily operations of Lee Read Diamonds and The Ring Doctors are managed by the Read family’s daughters, Rachel and Rebecca, who are continuing the legacy of high standards, technical innovations, and great customer service that their family has built over the last 60 years.
Lee Read Diamonds is proud to be recognized as one of the finest jewelry stores in the northwest, and honored to have received the 2022 Better Business Bureau's Torch Awards for Ethics, a testament to our unwavering commitment to character, culture, customers, and community. We wouldn't be where we are today without the continued support of our loyal customers, and we are deeply grateful for the trust you have placed in us.
Lee, Maxine, Larry, and Nelda Read standing on the construction site of the Lee Read store with an architectural illustration of the building before it was built. Early, 2000's
Capturing the Lee Read Diamond Dream Store, when the store was first constructed. Early 2000's
The first storefront of Lee Read Jewelers, established in 1963 and situated in the historic Idanha building located in downtown Boise, Idaho.
To accommodate the expanding needs of the Treasure Valley, our business underwent a series of expansions, starting with the addition of a second store, followed by a third, and eventually reaching a total of six stores including one location in the Boise Mall.
The Meridian, Lee Read Diamond Dream Store brought the selection and services of 6 jewelry stores into one, easy-to-find location. Our 10,000 sq ft store made it easy to bring our combined knowledge together and offer front-door parking for all of our Guests.
We Believe In
💎 Making People Happy & Sharing In Their Memories
💎 Creating & Cherishing Long Term Guest Relationships
💎 Ethically Sourced & Responsible Natural Diamonds
💎 Providing Trust In Every Interaction
💎 Community Involvement & Adding A Human Touch
💎 Exceptional Natural Diamonds That Fit Your Budget
💎 Transparency & Honesty
Ethically Responsible & Conflict-Free Natural Diamonds
Lee Read has been a leading advocate of the Peace Diamonds Act for nearly two decades ensuring that every natural diamond is conflict-free. It began in 2001 when Larry Read personally contacted U.S. representatives and urged them to support legislation to eliminate the trade in conflict diamonds which led to "The Clean Diamond Trade Act", signed by President George Bush in 2003.
Since then, we have collaborated and partnered with companies like Only Natural Diamonds to promote ethical and responsible sourcing of natural diamonds. These partnerships aim to bring about positive change in communities around the world through initiatives such as providing healthcare, education, livelihood security, promoting gender equality, protecting endangered species, and preserving biodiversity, wildlife, and habitats. These efforts highlight the dedication to creating a more sustainable and equitable world.