Congratulations and Thank You to Mike!
“Like so many other guys, buying an engagement ring was a huge source of stress for me. It shouldn’t be, but let’s face it, it is. You have girls that are constantly comparing each other’s rings. You start hearing terms being tossed around like the 4 C’s (be ready guys to remember these by heart: Carat, Color, Clarity, Cut). “I love a cushion cut”, “I really want a halo”, “Would you rather a small VVS2 or big VS1?” meanwhile, if you’re like me, you Google search everything because it’s almost like a different language is being spoken. Plus, if you’re from NY like me, you have the added stress of hearing some of the horror stories about the Diamond District.
Enter in Keith Saxe. While I was searching for potential dealers, I noticed one consistency. NYC Wholesale Diamonds kept getting great reviews talking about how great Keith was. I’d go from site to site and there was his name popping up again. So I figured why not and shot him an email. Unlike other dealers, his thoroughness appeared right away. He asked questions like “Do you have a picture of something she recently liked?” “What is her personality like? Is she ostentatious or more quiet?” “Is she looking for modern or traditional?” This was so unlike other vendors, who basically said to come on down and we’ll figure it out day of (TIP: don’t do that guys. Put some thought into it, as this is a big decision). When I came to the DD that day, I met a few dealers before our appointment, just to do my due diligence. I wanted to get others opinions ranging from white gold vs. platinum to carat vs. clarity. Fast forward to our appointment and I knew within 5 minutes of sitting down that Keith was the person to go with. First, he was prepared. Going off our emails, he picked a few examples for me and explained the pro’s and con’s of them all. Second, he was completely upfront about all the details. Third, there was zero pressure from him. He says it in his bio, but it’s true. He was trying to teach and inform me, not pressure me to buy from him. Honestly, it was one of the most refreshing buying experiences I’ve had in a long, long time. As you may have guessed, I decided to go with him and it’s absolutely the best decision I could have made. My now fiancé absolutely loved the ring and close to 2 months later, she’s still gushing over it. I can’t reiterate how much Keith got it right. It was as perfect as perfect can be.
My final tip is yes, do your due diligence. Take some time to research and ask friends and family what they think. If you’re like me, go to dealers and ask questions and don’t be afraid to ask questions. It’s a huge purchase and you should be happy. But if I had to do it all over again, I’d easily go with Keith again. Best in the business as far as I’m concerned.”