University Park-based wholesale jeweler Diamond Doctor has earned a lot of free press over the past eight months. But ask owner and Preston Hollow resident David Blank, and he’ll tell you “any publicity is good publicity” doesn’t apply here.
In October, Nashville-based lawyer Brian Manookian launched the websites diamonddoctorlawsuit.com and dallasdiamonddoctorclassaction.com in an attempt to solicit former Diamond Doctor customers who believe they were sold over-graded diamonds to sue the jeweler.
And while Diamond Doctor did sell diamonds graded by EGL International — an Israeli diamond-grading laboratory that shut down in 2014 because of claims of inconsistent grading standards — Blank says he has done nothing wrong.
Diamond Doctor sells both jewelry and loose diamonds. According to Blank, when a customer makes a purchase, they receive a certificate from the independent grading laboratory marking the diamond’s grade.