We would like to take a moment to give a big ‘Thank You’ to all of our wonderful clients out there, who continually write such positive reviews about us.
Here is our most recent review by Sean, on Yelp.
“As many of the other reviewers, I was looking to purchase a diamond for an engagement ring for my now fiancee and based on the stellar reviews set up an appointment with Keith. He blew away all of my expectations. I supplied my budget and desired specifications for the diamond and he showed me several diamonds that were within the price point and gave honest advice about each diamond. There was never any pressure and Keith made the whole process very easy. I left his office every time more excited to propose and to see my fiancee’s face.
I ran into an issue with the jeweler who would be supplying the setting and Keith did not skip a beat and had a custom setting made to my specifications. The entire finished product was beyond stunning and my fiancee was ecstatic. I cannot recommend Keith enough. He treats his customers with respect and puts great time and effort into his work and it shows in the pieces that are produced. Thank you Keith!”
Here at the NYCWD office, we are in the midst of Holiday proposal time, so we figured this is a perfect time to share some very valuable advice with all of the soon to be engaged couples out there.
Click the link to read our published article by NYCWD’s Keith Saxe on
A unique, personal jeweler Keith Saxe is GIA and FIT trained and has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 28 years. He is the founder and president of NYC Wholesale Diamonds Inc. 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’
For inquiries call (212)719-2214 or Email KS@NYCWD.com
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Wishing a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to our treasured clients and their wonderful families. We are blessed and grateful to have played our small part in your happiness for 28 years.
With Warm Regards,
The entire NYC Wholesale Diamonds family
A Cushion Cut Diamond is one of the most requested shapes here at the NYCWD office. With such a wide variety of different types of cushions available, one of the questions we get asked about the most is the variations of cuts. Here, we break down the two most popular cushion cut variations.
Cushion Brilliant vs. Cushion Modified Brilliant Diamonds
Originally, cushion cut diamonds were cut using step facets, where the facets are elongated and placed in rows to simulate a mirrored staircase. Marcel Tolkowsky pioneered the modern round brilliant cut diamond by cutting facets perpendicular instead of horizontal (facets that resemble triangles) and found that this produced more brilliance and fire from the stone. These angles were incorporated into the cushion cut to give it more sparkle while keeping the outline of the diamond the same. Thus the cushion brilliant diamond was born.
Cushion brilliant diamonds have very similar faceting arrangements as round brilliant cut diamonds. The facets in the pavilion of a cushion brilliant extend from the center of the diamond out toward the girdle (outer edge), resembling a star. Cushion brilliants contain larger facets and do not have a “crushed ice” look. Rather, they resemble the appearance of round cut diamonds with a pillow like or cushion shape – which makes them so desirable and popular.
Cushion modified brilliants are a variation on the original cushion brilliant shape. This type of cushion cut contains an extra row of facets just below the girdle, where the facets on the pavilion do not actually reach the girdle, resembling a flower shape. Cushion modified brilliants often have exceptional sparkle reminiscent of the “sparkling water” or “crushed ice” appearance of a well-cut radiant shape diamond. Furthermore, because there isn’t a large demand for this particular cut and cutters save more weight when cutting them from a rough diamond crystal, they are less expensive than traditional cushion brilliant cut diamonds.
Happy to announce some positive reportings on both the international and domestic market. The Indian government cracks down drastically on cash by eliminating 500 and 1,ooo rupee notes. Jewelry and gold sales surge as consumers dump currency. The diamond and jewelry sector will also benefit domestically from new administration policies.
It was such a pleasure to work with David to create a unique and beautiful ring for his now Fiancé. It’s a cushion cut diamond set with triple prongs on a custom diamond band.
He was kind enough to give us a review on Google. Thank you, David! We wish you and your Fiancé all the love and happiness!
“I started working with Keith after my brother got engaged… He couldn’t stop raving about how great his experience was and how easy Keith made the process. My brother nailed it and now I can’t/won’t stop raving about Keith and his amazing establishment. I’m not a very good decision maker and ask a boat load of questions before I make any kind of purchase… Keith never failed to respond to any of my requests and went above and beyond to ensure I had all the information I needed. He never applied any pressure and was extremely patient with me as we worked through the ring buying process (which he lays out in incredible detail!). It’s important to mention that we worked through this whole process via email and phone calls as I live in Houston, TX. I never had to visit the store and felt extremely comfortable because Keith is the consummate professional!! The end result is the amazing ring pictured below and the love of my life saying “Yes!”. Thanks again, Keith!”