by clark » May 5, 2003 Does anyone know if Merksamer Jewelers is still in business? We bought a diamond ring from them about ten years ago and we now would like to upgrade it. However, I can find no listing of this store anywhere! I bought it in McLean, Virginia. Does anyone know if someone bought them out or they merged with another company? Also, since most jewelers frown on trade-ups from outside stones, is there anyone who is easier to deal with? I would HATE to be screwed on trading up since Merksamer Jewelers is no where to be found.