Every year as we enter the romantic wedding and anniversary band season, NYCWD re-shares the published, advice article written by NYCWD President, Keith J. Saxe.
This article has been met with some resistance from retailers, as it states when NOT to make your purchase. This article advises what is best for the buyer (you) and varies greatly from what you will hear from most store owners. Enjoy!
The Polished Diamond market is upbeat with steady orders from U.S. and Chinese jewelers. There is improving demand for big stones as Basel show begins with fewer diamond companies attending due to high exhibitor costs. Sotheby’s to offer 59.60ct Oval and a Fancy Vivid Pink, IF Pink Star diamond at the April 4th Hong Kong auction with a low estimate of $60M ($1M/ct)
Antwerp, NYCWD’s Source for our Diamonds
Antwerp, Belgium’s Diamond District, also known as the ‘Diamond Quarter’ (Diamantkwartier), is the diamond capital of the world. Approximately one square mile in the four block district consists of diamond cutting workshops, diamond dealers, merchants and brokers. 80% of the world’s rough diamonds, 50% of the cut diamonds and 45% of industrial diamonds pass through the district.
An ancient city and the third largest port in the world, Antwerp has been a diamond capital since the 16th century. Today, more than 30,000 people are employed in the diamond industry. This makes it the largest diamond center in the world with a turnover of over 54 billion dollars. At least $16 billion in polished diamonds pass through the district’s exchanges each year. There are 380 workshops that serve 1,500 companies. There are also 3,500 brokers, merchants & diamond cutters.
NYC Wholesale Diamonds proudly imports all of our diamonds directly from the Antwerp auctions, bypassing all middlemen and brokers. This allows us to offer true wholesale prices at very significant savings to our customers. These are the absolute finest quality, conflict fee, and most ideal cut diamonds in the world!
We can source any diamond for you!
Contact our president, Keith J. Saxe, today for a complimentary consultation at
212-719-2214 or KS@NYCWD.com
Christie’s unveiled the top lots that will go under the hammer at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong this May, including Harry Winston’s famous Jonker V diamond.
The rectangular-cut, 25.27-carat, D-color, VVS2-clarity diamond is expected to sell for $2.2 million to $3.6 million, or up to $142,461 per carat, the company said in a recent statement. The stone is one of a collection of 13 polished diamonds cut from the famous 726-carat Jonker rough, which digger Jacob Jonker discovered at South Africa’s Elandsfontein mine in 1934. The rough diamond, which at the time ranked as the world’s fourth-largest gem-quality diamond, was sold the following year to Harry Winston and was subsequently displayed during the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary, the auction house explained. Christie’s Hong Kong auction on May 30 will also feature an emerald-and-diamond necklace created by designer Edmond Chin, estimated at $3.6 million to $5 million.
“Keith is amazing! Very knowledgeable, patient, thorough and no pressure at all. He is not only an excellent diamond expert but is also a great man. I did my research on and offline and he was BY FAR the best in terms of quality and his price was more than competitive. Highly recommended!”
~John S., Detroit, MI
Last week we shared Adam and Amy’s adorable proposal story, but our pictures did not do it justice. Check out this video, lovingly made by the groom-to-be himself.
Adam and Amy’s Proposal Video