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“Las Vegas annual trade shows signal robust US jewelry sector. Chinese retail also improving, spurring optimism for the rest of the year.”

Fancy Diamond Shapes Update:
Ovals are HOT, as well as Emerald, Pear and Cushion shapes.


NYC Wholesale Diamonds has a vast inventory of all shaped diamonds.  Call to book your appointment today.

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Farnese Blue Diamond Could Sell for up to £5m

Indian gem that passed down through European royalty goes on sale for first time

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A blue diamond that was secretly passed down through European royalty over three centuries is to go on sale for the first time.

The Farnese Blue, a 6.16-carat, pear-shaped, dark grey-blue gem said to be one of the most important historical diamonds left in private hands, is expected to fetch between £3.5m and £5m at auction in Switzerland.

It originated in the Golconda diamond mines of India and was given to Elisabeth Farnese in 1715 to mark her marriage to King Philip V of Spain.

The wedding took place after the war of the Spanish succession, which left Spain’s finances gravely depleted. The government ordered Spain’s colonies from Mexico to the East Indies to send wedding gifts.

A year later, in August 1715, a “Golden Fleet” set sail from Cuba to Spain, comprising 12 ships carrying a fortune in gold bullion and a casket of enormous emeralds. After 10 days’ sailing, a hurricane destroyed most of the fleet off Florida, with only one ship escaping.

The story goes that the emeralds were lost in one of the sunken ships, but one diamond found its way to Spain. That gem was gifted to the new Spanish queen by the governor general of the Philippine Islands.

Over the next 300 years, as Elisabeth’s and Philip’s descendants married into Europe’s most important dynasties, the Farnese Blue passed down through royal families in Spain, France, Italy and Austria, travelling across the continent in a royal casket.

Its existence is said to have been secret from all except close relatives and the family jewellers. At one time it was mounted on a diadem alongside diamonds thought to have belonged to Marie-Antoinette.

Now it is being sold by one of Elisabeth’s descendants, and will be auctioned in Geneva on 15 May at Sotheby’s.

David Bennett, the chairman of international jewellery at the auctioneers, said: “This stone has witnessed 300 year of European history, and in colour is reminiscent of historic Golconda blue gems such as the Hope diamond.”

Philipp Herzog von Württemberg, the chairman of Sotheby’s Europe, said: “With its incredible pedigree, the Farnese Blue ranks among the most important historic diamonds in the world.”

Special thank you to author Caroline Davies for The Guardian

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 iswww.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’

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A fascinating and rare look into the world of Colored Diamonds

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NYCWD’s Most SPECTACULAR Diamond Acquisition in Years

Available now for the Lowest Wholesale Price in the Industry!

Magnificent 7.50 Carat Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond, VS1 Clarity, I Color, GIA Certified Highest Excellent Cut, Excellent Polish

Contact 212-719-2214 or KS@NYCWD.com for details

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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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Oval Cut Diamonds, Red Hot This Summer

TREND ALERT: According to the Rapaport Report, the Diamond Industry’s Insider Publication, Oval Cut Diamond Demand is continuing to accelerate and has been throughout 2016.

Here at NYCWD, we have developed a magnificent line of Oval Cut Diamond Engagement Rings, Earrings and Pendants.

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GIA Certified 3.02 carat, F color, VS2 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut set in custom designed white gold Halo ring setting $44,500
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GIA Certified 4.03 carat, I color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond $43,850
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GIA Certified 2.02 carat, G color, VS1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut set in custom designed Rose Gold Diamond Halo ring setting $19,885

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GIA Certified 1.53 carat, H color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut set in custom designed Rose Gold Thin Diamond Halo ring setting $11,500

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GIA Certified 2.02 carat, G color, VS1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut set in custom designed Rose Gold Diamond Halo ring setting $19,885

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GIA Certified 3.01 carat, H color, VS2 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond set with 1.00 carat Bullet Cut Diamonds set in custom designed White Gold Diamond Halo ring $42,500

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GIA Certified 1.25 carat, I color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond set in custom designed Double Shank White Gold Diamond Halo ring setting $8,850

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GIA Certified 1.30 carat, H color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond set in classic 14kt white gold solitaire pendant $9,985

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GIA Certified 1.50 carat, G color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Very Good Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamonds set in custom designed White Gold Diamond Halo Earrings $7,500

 

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GIA Certified 1.00 carat, G color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Very Good Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamonds set in custom designed White Gold Dangling Diamond Halo Earrings $5,500

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GIA Certified 1.00 carat, G color, SI1 clarity, Excellent Polish, Excellent Symmetry Oval Brilliant Cut Diamond set in custom designed White Gold Diamond Halo pendant $6,750

We will be open July 12-13, and then closed for industry vacation. We return to our regular schedule on July 26th.

It all started with this Hollywood headline:

Blake Lively shows off GIANT $2m pink oval cut diamond as she gives new husband Ryan Reynolds a passionate kiss

The classic round cut holds the record for the diamond cut most commonly used for engagement rings. The reason for this is most likely because round cuts are considered the most brilliant diamonds on the market. However, if you’re interested in differentiating yourself from the masses without sacrificing brilliance, choose an Oval Cut Diamond. 

With 58 facets and a rounded shape, oval cut diamonds capture the same allure as a modern round brilliant cut diamond, but with the added elegance of an elongated shape. Furthermore, oval cuts appear larger than round cuts, making them a sophisticated alternative to the round brilliant. Other celebrities with oval cut gems include Kate Middleton, Salma Hayek, Heidi Klum, and Katie Holmes.

Though diamonds have been cut into ovular shapes for hundreds of years, the modern ideal oval cut we commonly see wasn’t created until 1957 when a Russian-born diamond cutter named Lazare Kaplan invented it. Born into a family of educated jewelers, Kaplan grew up working closely with his uncle, Abraham Tolkowsky, the diamond cutter famous for inventing the Ideal Cut.


Call 212-719-2214 or email KS@NYCWD.com to order, or for additional details

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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 atwww.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.’


We will be open July 12-13, and then closed for industry vacation. We return to our regular schedule on July 26th.

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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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