About Us

Mike Tarbuck - Owner

I started in the jewelry business in 1978 with Jewel Box in Santa Rosa Mall in Mary Esther, FL. Jewel Box later became Carlyle & Co. In 1983 I became a jeweler for Goldsmith Jewelers and in 1998 while still working for Goldsmiths, I started my own company, Diamond Works. I was a contract jeweler to many local jewelry stores doing their repair work. During this time I developed a customer base of my own. In July 2005, with the support of my wife Betty and friends, I opened Diamond Works at Park Place Plaza on Page Bacon Rd, Mary Esther, FL to service my loyal customers and offer fine jewelry merchandise.

We recently closed the storefront and now only do in-person appointments or phone consultations.

We offer custom design and remounting of your stones into the latest fashions. Special orders are part of our daily business.

And Men, “Let our Diamonds Work for YOU.”

Betty Tarbuck - Owner

Mike and I both grew up in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. We graduated from local high schools and attended the community college. We married in 1978 and have one daughter, Melissa who is married and lives in Tennessee.

Since 1983, I have worked at Dillard’s (formerly Gayfers) in the Cash Office and Customer Service.

As with many women, over the years my styles, likes and dislikes have changed. But I’ve always “liked” jewelry, and agree with the adage – “DIAMONDS” are a girl’s best friend!

I help Mike purchase merchandise that isn’t carried in “every other” jewelry store but at the same time have the basics and popular styles. If you have any special requests, let us know.

Our goal is to have every customer happy. If they have purchased a piece of jewelry or are having a watch battery replaced – we want every customer satisfied. Our reputation is our most valuable item to us! And our best advertisement is our satisfied customers.


Hudson Tarbuck

Hudson joined our staff in October 2017 as Greeter and Loss Prevention Manager. He will miss our customers.

Hudson Tarbuck