Congratulations to Emily and David on your Engagement! And thank you for taking the time to write about your 5 Star experience with NYC Wholesale Diamonds on Google!
“Working with Keith was a terrific experience from beginning to end! He was recommended to me by a close friend who bought an engagement ring from Keith and was very happy with the whole process. Upon meeting Keith I was struck by how calming he was and how he really listened to my requests. He met with me in person several times, each time patiently showing me options and answering all of my questions. I finally decided on a ring and my fiance loved it! She gets so many compliments and is still excited months later. Keith even gave me suggestions on how to propose and resized the ring for free. I would recommend Keith to everyone!”
Where in The Earth Do Diamonds Form?
One of the most frequent questions here at NYCWD from our treasured clients is, ‘Where exactly in the earth do Diamonds most frequently form?’ Here is a clear and concise explanation from The London Collage of Fashion’s Jacob Emily. Enjoy!
All of Earth’s minerals found in present-day mining formed from the primordial soup that was once our slowly cooling planet. As the minerals formed into distinct types, they were pushed up through openings in the Earth’s newly forming crust, leaving a “pipe” (trail) that, even if faint to the untrained eye, points to the highest concentrations of a given mineral — in this case diamonds.
Over time, glaciations, earth movement and volcanic activity may have broken and scattered the pipes, but they are not lost to diamond miners.
Diamonds of value do not form within Earth’s magma, but rather deeper in the earth under greater pressure. However, diamonds do form in mineral crystal deposits found in igneous rock. This rock is in the upper mantle of the Earth’s crust, and crystallizes with the help of minerals known as peridotites and eclogites under specific temperature and pressure conditions.
Diamonds are most abundant in stable layers of the Earth’s crust called cratons, and are usually found in cratons that are at least 570 million years old.
GIA and FIT trained, Keith has been a trusted high end diamond jewelry specialist for 30 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 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, state of the art Engagement Rings, and 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’
Recent 5 Star Reviews and some of our recent rings!
“Went on the search for a diamond engagement ring and found Keith. He is located in the Diamond District in midtown with a private office which affords a private viewing of what he has to offer and can only be seen with an appointment, which was a breeze to setup. No high pressure or shady sales tactics here. He showed me what he had within my budget. He was honest and very informative about his items and how he operates. I was impressed and would recommend at the very least making an appointment with him if you’re on the hunt for an engagement ring.”
Keith is such a professional in the industry, he is knowledgeable, with great manner, respect to what you are looking for. We are very happy about the diamonds we purchase.
NYC Wholesale Diamonds Expands Line
Our most popular setting, The NYCWD Signature Micro-Pave now with BIGGER Diamonds!
NYCWD President Keith J. Saxe is on record as strongly recommending the historic value offered in Natural Fancy Color Diamonds certified by GIA.
As the economy appears to be headed in the right direction, interest rates will continue rising. This brings into question the stability of stock market investments, and has intelligent individuals seeking alternative investments with more stability and upside.
Natural Fancy Color Diamonds offer tremendous upside with growing demand from around the globe. Always protect your investment by demanding GIA certification as the most important first step in your search.
Secondly, having a relationship with a jeweler with an impeccable reputation that cares about you throughout this process is a recipe for success!
There are not an abundance of investment grade natural fancy color diamond sellers. This is an extremely positive sign of being early in the cycle and ahead of the game in investing. Colored diamond supply is limited being that only 1 out of every 10,000 diamonds is a natural colored diamond, and the demand is constantly rising. They are unique and sought after. It seems that the equation keeps tilting the right way as a diamond investor in this sector.
There is a clear path for a strong increase in demand for diamonds as an investment from the evolving strong markets such as China and India. There is also a strong increase in demand for natural colored diamonds in mature markets that are now getting more familiar the rarity and upside. Colored diamonds are by far the rarest ‘sweet spot’ going forward.
Feel free to contact NYC Wholesale Diamonds for a personal consultation with Mr. Saxe by emailing him directly at KS@NYCWD.com, or calling (212) 719-2214
Oppenheimer Blue sells at Christie’s for almost $4Million per Carat
Aquamarine, March Birthstone
Aquamarine is a blue to green-blue variety of precious beryl. The beryl group of minerals is most famous for chromium-rich, green emerald, which happens to be one of the ‘Precious Four’ gems of the world (diamond, sapphire and ruby are the remaining three). Aquamarine is the official birthstone for those born in March. Aquamarine is exceptionally hard and has an outstanding glass-like luster. It is most famous for its breathtaking sea-blue colors which can range from light blue to dark blue. The name ‘Aquamarine’ was derived from an old Latin expression which meant ‘seawater’.
NYC Wholesale Diamonds offers a magnificent collection of Aquamarine and Diamond Rings, Tennis Bracelets, Necklaces, and Earrings. We caution you to always request a certified appraisal when purchasing Aquamarine Jewelry. The more common Blue Topaz can be quite similar in appearance and is not a rare gemstone.
Aquamarine and emerald belong to the same family, but they are surprisingly different. Aquamarine and emerald are both beryllium aluminum silicates. While emerald is colored by trace amounts of chromium (and vanadium), Aquamarine color is the result of iron impurities within colorless beryl crystal. Aquamarine and emerald have essentially the same specific gravity and refractive index, but emerald tends to be hazy and full of inclusions, while Aquamarine has excellent transparency and clarity. Aquamarine, and other types of beryl, are quite durable and hard, ranging from 7.5 to 8 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness. A dark and deeply-saturated blue is the most desirable and valuable Aquamarine color.