This Romantic Proposal Will Brighten Your Day

 Congratulations to the very special couple from Maine who braved the rough seas all in the name of love! We wish you an eternity of happiness!

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‘Just wanted to inform you that she said yes! %Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale Diamonds  I planned it to happen on a Schooner sailboat in Maine and it worked out perfectly.  It was rough sledding due to weather (this was about a month ago when they were talking about a hurricane possibly coming up the coast).  Seas were rough, but the captain found a calm area and I made it happen.  The photographers I hired disguised as tourists were able to capture the moments.  She was shocked and it will be something we remember forever.  Success!’

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UPDATE: Undervalued Round Diamond Pricing Points Higher

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Today’s report from inside industry trade publication points out why diamond price indicators are rising strongly. Here are the key takeaways:
Firm polished diamond prices due to shortages. De Beers 2016 first sight period rough sales + 118% to $540 from $248M at Dec. sight period.
A unique, personal jeweler who works nationwide, Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 27 years. He is the founder and president ​of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWD.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. ​Keith has recently been named to The Diamond Council of America, is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade, and Jewelers of America​. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds,​and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, national gift reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot.’

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The Diamond Color Grading System starts with D, why not A?

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A frequent question asked here at our NYC Wholesale Diamonds office in the new York Diamond District is a logical one for sure:

Why does the Diamond Color Grading System start with D?
The answer is to avoid confusion, and any association with the outdated, inaccurate pre GIA Color Grading systems.
The first ever official grading of Diamonds was in England by the London Diamond Syndicate – in order to sort through rough Diamonds for sale. From that point up until the 1940s there were many different color systems used by diamond traders.

Letters of the alphabet were used (A, AA, AAA; A, B and C, with multiple A’s for the best stones), Arabic (0, 1, 2, 3) and Roman Numerals(I, II, III), and descriptions such asgolconda”,  “river”,  “jagers”,  “cape”,  “blue white”, “fine white”,  “gem blue” and “brown” and more…

Comparing and determining Diamond Color was confusing, inconsistent and inaccurate.

Then along came the Gemological Institute of America, bringing order, accuracy, and integrity to the diamond industry. The Color Grading Scale along with so many of the GIA’s incredible work in the field of diamond grading, was developed in the 1940’s and 50’s. The GIA wanted a fresh start and to avoid any association with the past bedlam surrounding Color Grading. Thus the Color Grading System we have today was born – starting not with the already confusing I, 1 or A …but the fresh and untouched letter D. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Today, across the Globe, Diamond experts fully co-operate and use the GIA Diamond Grading Chart, ranging from Perfect, Colorless “D” to Yellowish, Brownish “Z”.

The GIA exists to protect the consumer, as well as those in the industry with integrity. We are all quite thankful for its existence.

A unique, personal jeweler who works nationwide, Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 27 years. He is the founder and president ​of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWD.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. ​Keith has recently been named to The Diamond Council of America, is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade, and Jewelers of America​. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds,​and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, national gift reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot.’

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Congratulations to the Newly Engaged Couple, Sarah & Cam

Congratulations to Sarah & Cam on their recent engagement! Cam proposed at the top of the Washington Monument this past Monday. We here at NYC Wholesale Diamonds are honored to have found you the perfect ring for such a joyous time in your lives. We wish you a lifetime of happiness & success.

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Sarah is wearing a 2.20 Carat Perfect Ideal Cushion Cut GIA Certified Diamond.

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A unique, personal jeweler who works nationwide, Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 27 years. He is the founder and president ​ of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWD.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. ​Keith has recently been named to The Diamond Council of America, is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade, and Jewelers of America​. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds,​ and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, national gift reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to Bentley & Dillon on their Romantic NY Engagement!

It was an honor & pleasure to design this classic 2.5 carat cushion cut diamond ring for you! Additional congratulations Dillon on your national football championship at Alabama!

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The Proposal

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2.5 Carat Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

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Congrats to the happy couple!

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Why You Should Only Buy a GIA Certified Diamond

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A diamond certificate is an expert third party opinion. It states the quality of every aspect of a diamond. Without this certification you are left to trust the jeweler’s estimates. This can cause a potential conflict because the jeweler is the one trying to sell you the diamond.

Buying a certified diamond will usually cost a little more because the diamond had to go through a lab of gemologists that have carefully graded every aspect of the diamond. This is a very minor expense that is worth many times its cost for your protection. There are thousands of labs that grade diamonds. They all offer their certifications in wonderful glossy folders, but you only should consider diamonds graded by the GIA, which is the Gemological Institute of America.

Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds. A public benefit, nonprofit institute, GIA is the leading source of knowledge, standards, and education in diamonds, gems and jewelry. The world leader in gemological research, GIA’s breakthrough discoveries deepen our understanding of diamonds and gemstones from around the world. There are only two GIA locations in the United States, here in the New York Diamond District, and in Carlsbad, California.

The most important factor which should be your primary criteria is a laboratory that is not connected in any way with buying or selling diamonds. This is necessary in offering an unbiased, legitimate appraisal. GIA meets that requirement. They have also begun to laser inscribe the GIA Report number on the girdle of the diamond. Laser inscription allows you to personalize, and easily identify your diamond.

Here at NYC Wholesale Diamonds we educate first to inform and protect the consumer. If you decide to view our extensive inventory of GIA Certified Diamonds obtained directly from the source in Antwerp, you will find we sell ideal cut diamonds at wholesale prices that are all GIA certified. It would be our pleasure to meet with you to review and explain all the GIA certificate’s grades in extreme detail.

If the diamond that you are looking at has a certificate from a different lab, I would highly advise that you do some research immediately. This will in most cases lead you to reconsider your decision.

Feel free to call NYC Wholesale Diamonds to set up an in-person Diamond Education Appointment with our founder and president, Keith J. Saxe, by calling (212) 719-2214. If you are searching for an engagement ring we can help you find the Perfect Diamond, Ring and Wedding Bands. Our personal consultation includes an informative lesson on the quality, pricing, and certification of diamonds. Locating the perfect, ideal cut diamond for maximum spectacular brilliance. Designing the perfect setting for the diamond. Advice on immediate protection by the least expensive insurance options. As well as advice on your actual proposal as its romantic significance will last a lifetime.

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A unique, personal jeweler who works nationwide, Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 27 years. He is the founder and president ​ of NYC Wholesale Diamonds located at 47 West 47th Street Suite 3A in the New York City Diamond District. His website is www.NYCWD.com and he authors a blog www.NYCDiamondBlog.com. ​Keith has recently been named to The Diamond Council of America, is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade, and Jewelers of America​. He offers GIA Certified Ideal Cut Diamonds,​ and state of the art fine jewelry designs at low wholesale prices. Keith has been named the N.Y. Diamond District’s Favorite Jeweler by the N.Y. Post’s Savvy Shopper column, had his diamond education articles published, been recommended in the New York Times, national gift reporter Robyn Spizman’s ‘Perfect Present Guide’ and ‘The GIFTionary’, as well as having his Diamond Halo Engagement Ring design featured on ‘The Knot.’

 

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