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“I randomly stumbled across NYC Wholesale Diamonds and Keith Saxe, but I’m glad that I did. After looking up a specific diamond for an engagement ring that I saw in-store priced around $10k, I found that same exact diamond at NYC Wholesale Diamonds for about $5k. That immediately gave Keith credibility in my mind.

Talking with Keith was unlike talking with anyone else I dealt with in my diamond search. He was happy to answer questions as I moved through the process and gave me his honest & straightforward expert opinions along the way. When it finally came time to buy, a few other websites had the same diamond I ended up choosing listed for slightly less (Many sites will list the same diamond for sale – same GIA certificate # – as diamonds are offered on an exchange between dealers and different dealers will list the same diamond without having physical possession of it). I reached out to those other sites and quickly found out why they were offering the same stone for slightly less – they gouge you on the cost of the setting.

All in, NYC Wholesale Diamonds offers the best prices and Keith was an absolute pleasure to deal with. I can’t say enough good things about my buying experience with Keith & NYC Wholesale Diamonds. I strongly recommend buying from them and have already recommended them to a friend who also bought an engagement ring. Both of our fiances were thrilled with their rings, as were we knowing that we received a quality product at a great price!”

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 28 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 at 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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Emerald, the May Birthstone

 

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Emerald is the green variety of beryl, and a symbol of rebirth believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth. Emerald is derived from the word smaragdus, meaning green in Greek. 

In its finest quality, Emerald is the rarest of the colored precious stones…even more than Ruby and Sapphire.  Chemically, it is a beryllium-aluminum silicate whose color is due to small quantities of chromium compounds. The emerald was highly esteemed in antiquity; the stones were used for ornaments in early Egypt where some of the first emeralds were mined. The finest emeralds are found in South America in Colombia, where they have been mined for over 400 years. The gem was a favorite in pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru, where it was cut in intricate designs. The treasure taken back to Spain by early explorers included emeralds. Good emeralds are the most highly valued of gem stones. India, Zimbabwe, and Australia are minor sources of the natural stones.

NYC Wholesale Diamonds carries a full line of Emerald and Diamond Fine Jewelry. Our President, Keith J Saxe, has custom designed Diamond and Emerald Engagement Rings for over 28 years.

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 28 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 at 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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Our Latest Diamond Engagement Ring Review

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Thank you Christian for your kind online review. We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

“Keith was an amazing person to work with as I searched for the perfect diamond and picked out the engagement ring for my now-fiancée. I met with several people in the area and none made me feel more comfortable and taken care of than Keith. From the very beginning, he was patient and helped educate me on all that there is to know about diamonds and the process of purchasing just the right one. I made several visits to his office during my decision process and each time he could not have been more welcoming and willing to help.  All of the diamonds that Keith presented to me were within the budget that he and I discussed, while several others seemed to only show me ones at the high end of my budget or above. Not only that, but once I found exactly what I was looking for, the price that Keith was able to offer me simply could not be beat anywhere else. I chose one of Keith’s signature settings for the engagement ring and the finished product is truly stunning. My fiancée is absolutely in love with her ring and Keith had so much to do with that – so when it came time to get it resized I was excited to bring her to Keith’s office to finally meet him. I truly believe that Keith has the best interest of his customers in mind, and will do whatever it takes to make sure you leave 100% confident and thrilled with your purchase. It was an excellent experience overall and I highly recommend NYC Wholesale Diamonds. Thanks again, Keith!”

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 28 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 at 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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SUMMER TRAVEL JEWELRY CARE

 

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Next week will bring Memorial Day Weekend, so summer is close enough to touch! Here at NYC Wholesale Diamonds our president Keith Saxe has been helping clients deal with issues that arise from not being prepared to care for their treasured jewelry for over a quarter century. Here is some extremely useful information that will help prevent any issues before they occur.

Weekend getaways, jaunts to the beach, and full-fledged vacations are perks that pretty much come with the territory during the summer months, so it’s no wonder that summer fashion tips such as what to wear, what to pack, what to buy—are at the forefront of our minds right now.

One thing, though, that’s not quite as readily on our radar is the idea of jewelry, and how the summer months might affect our pieces. Namely, how we can protect our beloved rings, jewelry, necklaces, and earrings from the season’s elements, and how we can keep them secure while jetting off somewhere sun-filled.

Our jewelry can take a serious bruising when exposed to summer activities such as lounging in the sand, applying suntan lotion, and traveling. Whether your summer plans include a weekend trip or a week abroad. Here are some helpful hints to keep in mind while you enjoy the beauty of summer:

1. Sunbathe without your Gems
Sunscreen can coat gemstones, which reduces refractive and reflective light. Essentially, this means your stones won’t be as brilliant or bling-y. To avoid this, leave your fine pieces at home if you’re heading to the beach or the pool for the day, and be sure clean them regularly all summer. Check NYC Diamond Blog’s April 3, 2103 entry for tips on regular Diamond Jewelry maintenance

 2. Organization is key when traveling.
When jumbled together, your jewelry doesn’t always get along. For example, a diamond can scratch a pearl, and a bracelet can get caught on a necklace, so always pack pieces in individual soft cloth pouches or lined jewelry boxes to prevent scratching, dulling, and the dreaded tangling of chains.

3. Keep it safe.
When selecting a hotel, be sure that safe deposit boxes are available. Never leave fine jewelry unattended in a hotel room, a rental car, or on a lounge chair—even if you’re just popping over to the bar for a mojito.

4. Shopping for something new? Do your research.
Oftentimes, vacation destinations are also prime shopping destinations, so if you get the urge to commemorate your trip with a new fine jewelry purchase make sure you’re buying from a jeweler that’s been in business for several years. When in doubt, check a retailer’s reputation and rating with the Better Business Bureau (www.bbbonline.org) and always ask for an appraisal. The appraisal should always have the store’s letterhead, and a clear signature of a member of store management.

5. Before you go away, be sure your jewelry is adequately insured.
If you decide to bring an especially valuable piece on vacation—perhaps your engagement ring, a pricey watch, or a family heirloom—always be sure it is fully insured. Always obtain insurance through your homeowners or renters policy, it is safe and more affordable than you would imagine.

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 28 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 at 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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Record Green Diamond Leads Christie’s Sale

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A 5.03-carat diamond dubbed the ‘Aurora Green’ is expected to fetch up to $20 million (HKD 155 million) at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong this month.

The largest natural fancy vivid green diamond in the world, named after a natural light display seen in Arctic and Antarctic regions, will lead the auctioneer’s Magnificent Jewels sale on May 31. A report by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) describes the cut as “cut-cornered rectangular modified brilliant” and the clarity as VS2.

“Due to their incredible rarity, top quality fancy vivid green diamonds are extremely difficult to find,” said Vickie Sek, Christie’s deputy chairman and head of jewels for Asia. “Graded by the GIA as the largest, natural fancy vivid green diamond in the world, the Aurora Green is indeed a natural wonder combining the purest vivid green color to a considerable size.”

The auction will feature more 280 jewelry lots with a combined pre-sale estimate of about $100 million.

This article courtesy of Rapaport News

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 28 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 at 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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Thank you Max G. for your kind Google+ review! Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

I went to four wholesalers before meeting Keith. “Family friends”. They all tried to get me to purchase stones more expensive than my budget. One family friend promised to hold a stone for me and then sold it the day before I was scheduled to come in. I have no problem negotiating, so I don’t mind dealing with tough people, but my number one goal was to get the perfect stone/ring and they weren’t giving me what I wanted. I decided to search online and saw Keith’s good reviews. Keith was the opposite of any previous wholesaler. I was at first apprehensive, but it’s not an act, he’s chill. Keith showed me a few stones, and after thinking about it and coming back two more times, I purchased a stone he found that was under my budget, and nicer than the rest. Don’t be too persuaded by GIA numbers. The stone has to look the way you want it to. The whole experience was totally comfortable, I got deal  I’m happy with, and the stone is a knockout. Fiancée is happy. Give Keith a chance, you have nothing to lose. PS – I asked Keith to go outside with the stone so I could see it both under natural light and in the shade. He did so without a problem.  - Max G.

 

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 28 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 at 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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