We are very excited to brag about not one, but three of our NYCWD clients.
Check out one of our recently engaged couples, who are being featured on Wedding Wire’s spotlight for having one of the most creative Engagement Announcement Photos. And the amazing photographer also featured in Wedding Wire’s feature story, also happens to be an NYCWD client!
Check out the reviews these wonderful client’s took the time to write about their experiences with NYC Wholesale Diamonds.
“I want to thank Keith for the best diamond engagement ring ever!!! We were in NYC for business. I had no intensions of buying a ring. After seeing an associate’s gorgeous ring, I asked where she found it. She got me in touch with Keith and I saw him the next day. Keith explained all of the aspects of the perfect Diamond and setting for my girl friend. Of course Keith had the perfect diamond for me to inspect. After the deal was set he asked me when the Big day was. Merinda’s birthday!!! August 15. Keith gave me some great advice and during our talk we came up with an even better idea. Our house is in Totality of the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. Do it then!!! Thank you, Keith you are a Genius!!! Your interest in me and our day made it better than could have been imagined. You and NYCWD are the Best.
She said YES!!!”
Your friend, Jeff
“Keith is absolutely amazing! He is everything you need when searching for the perfect engagement ring. I found him through good reviews online but was hesitant since I didn’t know anyone that had used him. My first time meeting with him was great! He showed me the exact diamonds I was looking for and educated me along the way. He is not the pushy salesman you picture when walking through the diamond district of NYC. He is professional and trustworthy, exactly what you need when searching for an engagement ring. He truly cared about making both me and my fiancé’s happy. The process was simple, after meeting for the diamond I went back to seal the deal and customize the band. It was ready shortly after and came out perfect. The diamond is beyond beautiful and the custom setting came out better than I could have imagined! My fiancé absolutely loves the ring and I could not be happier with my experience. We will definitely be going back for our wedding bands and any future diamond purchases! I highly recommend going to Keith for an engagement ring or diamonds in general.”
Be sure to check out the full Wedding Wire feature here https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/engagement-announcement-ideas and while you’re there, make sure to check out our NYC Wholesale Diamonds Wedding Wire Page
And be sure to check out the incredibly talented Merinda and her beautiful photography at http://asweetfocus.com/
Holiday Gift Sale
For 29 years we have been honored to be your number one source for the perfect Fine Jewelry Holiday Gift. Our inventory is stocked with all the classics such as GIA Certified Studs, Diamond Tennis Bracelets and Necklaces. We are also proud to announce that we have recently expanded our line to offer some of the most in demand items such as Diamond Slider Bracelets and Engravable Diamond Jewelry.
Check out the full listing of our Holiday Items by clicking the link below!
Call (212)719-2214 or Email KS@NYCWD.com to book your appointment
NYCWD is truly grateful to have amazing clients, who take the time to spread the word about us!
A special thanks goes out to long-time client Robyn Spizman, New York Times Best Selling Author and TV Personality, for our latest 5 Star Yelp Review! What an honor to be recognized by the Ultimate Queen of Gifting!
“NYC Wholesale Diamonds in NYC is without question the most outstanding resource I have discovered for diamonds and fine jewelry. I learned about this company and its amazing owner Keith when I was writing a book and researching meaningful acts of kindness. He donated dozens of birthstone necklaces to daughters of policemen who tragically lost their lives in 911. Each necklace had the daughter’s birthstone next to her fathers so he’d be close to her heart. Besides being kind, Keith is simply one in a million and a trusted jewelry contact for gorgeous timeless engagement rings, magnificent diamonds and jewels from a to z. He is knowledgeable and a leading expert when it comes to diamonds and his customer service is stellar.
Now well over a decade later, I have sent many friends and family and I continue to be a long standing devoted, happy customer. Keith even replicated a family heirloom so that each family member could have a matching ring. I trust Keith with any purchase and he is one of the most generous individuals you’ll have the pleasure of working with for a lasting value. No jeweler will care more than NYC Wholesale Diamonds. Five stars is not enough for this dedicated expert. He goes to the ends of the earth to make his customers happy and as a gift giving expert, I personally applaud his true concern for each customers complete satisfaction!”
Happy Holidays from NYC Wholesale Diamonds!
Call (212)719-2214 or Email KS@NYCWD.com to book your Holiday Appointment
The largest Diamond ever, at 110 Carats, is set to go to auction in December. It is, however, being overshadowed by a 5.69 Carat.
The largest round diamond in auction history will feature in Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale in New York next month, carrying a price estimate of up to $6.2 million.
The 110.92-carat, L-color, faint brown, VS1-clarity loose diamond (pictured, right) holds a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) report showing it has excellent polish, cut and symmetry, Sotheby’s said Thursday. Its low estimate of $4.2 million would translate to $37,865 per carat, while the high estimate works out to $55,896 per carat.
However, the top lot of the auction is expected to be an emerald-cut, 5.69-carat, fancy vivid blue, VVS1-clarity diamond ring (left) with an estimated selling price of $12 million to $15 million, or up to $2.6 million per carat. The diamond may have the potential for a cutter to make it internally flawless, the auction house pointed out.
“We’re thrilled to present supreme examples of the world’s most sought-after jewels and gemstones this season,” said Gary Schuler, chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry division for the Americas. “Greatly admired for their rarity, these are gems that are enthusiastically pursued by collectors and connoisseurs.”
Other lots at the December 5 auction will include a 15.01-carat ruby and diamond ring, estimated at $2.5 million to $3.5 million; a cut-cornered rectangular mixed-cut, 5.24-carat, fancy intense orangy-pink, VS2-clarity diamond ring, with a price tag of $1.8 million to $2.2 million; and an oval-shaped, 14.01-carat, D-color, VVS1-clarity diamond ring carrying an estimate of $1.5 million to $2.5 million.
Congratulations to Alexandra and Max!
Thank you so much for the beautiful photos and taking the time to write a 5Star Review for NYC Wholesale Diamonds on Wedding Wire. We hope your special day was everything you dreamed of!
What You Need to Know About Appraising and Insuring Your Jewelry
NYC Wholesale Diamonds would like to see everyone who walks out of our door have their engagement ring and other fine jewelry insured. As part of our service, we always provide an appraisal for every piece of jewelry, even if you have not purchased with us. We also go the extra mile for our clients to make sure their chosen insurance company has all the necessary information to obtain insurance of their jewelry item upon pickup or shipment.
Don’t have a policy already set up? Not to worry! NYC Wholesale Diamonds works very closely with Jewelers Mutual, the largest independent jewelry insurer, to get you a quote almost instantly.
Already have your valuable jewelry insured? When was the last time you had it appraised? If you answered more than 5 years ago, it’s probably time to have it appraised again. Being that diamonds go up in value over a few years time, it’s important to have an accurate and up to date appraisal in case your jewelry items are ever lost or stolen.
Still have questions about appraising or insuring your items? Take a minute to read this article written by Jim Donovan, Angie’s List 13-time Emmy Award-winning consumer reporter. And remember, NYC Wholesale Diamonds is always here to help so give us a call at (212)719-2214 or Email our President directly at KS@NYCWD.com
Megan Wright searched all over her house for her missing engagement and wedding rings before finally finding them in her closet.
“My four-year-old daughter had been in there playing dress up — swiped my rings, probably tried them on herself, and she left them in the toe of my shoe,” said Wright.
Fortunately, they were recently appraised, which is important if you want to replicate lost jewelry because appraisals provide detailed descriptions.
“When you want to recreate the piece they’ll be enough detail — the stones, the metal, the weight, the quality of the stones — that you’ll get back exactly what you had. If you have a vague appraisal, then it’s possible you’ll end up with a ring, but it won’t be the same quality or value you had originally,” said jeweler Greg Bires.
You’ll also need an appraisal if you want your jewelry insured.
“Having your jewelry appraised can make sure you have it valued at the correct amount, especially with the fluctuation we’ve seen in gold prices. The pricing and value of your jewelry can and does change over time, so you want to be sure you’ve got it insured for the right amount. If it does end up lost or stolen, you get the right return,” said Angie’s List founder, Angie Hicks.
It’s a good idea to have your items appraised every three to four years. You should expect to pay anywhere from $25 to $65 dollars per item.
More from Angie:
• An appraiser inspects the item to make sure it’s wearable and that there is no damage. The appraisal marks every detail (measurements, number of stones, type of metal, weight, etc.).
• Your appraisal should also include a photograph and a replacement value – what it would cost to recreate the piece.
• An appraiser can help separate the valuable jewelry from the costume jewelry.
The appraisal process:
• Bring in the item, not a picture, for the appraiser to examine.
• Bring the appraiser copies of any sales receipts or other documentation you have about the items being appraised.
• Tell the appraiser anything you know about the item’s origin or where it was purchased.
• The appraiser will then take a few days to research the item’s history and the marketplace.
• You should receive a written report describing the item itself, the reasons for its valuation, and which type of value was done, for example – replacement value, fair market value or market value.
How do you know what to appraise?
• Costume jewelry/base metal/plated – not worth appraising.
• “Real” metal but not expensive – describe and photograph it for your records, but don’t appraise.
• “Real” stones/metal that you couldn’t easily afford to replace within 12 months – get an appraisal and get it insured. If you’d have to save up to replace it, it’s worth the appraisal and insurance rider.
Angie’s List Tips: Hiring an appraiser
Appraising jewelry for resale or insurance can be a challenge. It’s important to know whether a diamond or stone is real in order to get an accurate estimate of value. Some fakes are difficult to spot. Therefore, it’s wise to have a professional appraise any jewelry of value.
• Start by defining your objective: Do you want an appraisal done for insurance purposes? For estate purposes? To find out your piece’s fair market value?
• Work with a jewelry appraiser who has been trained and certified: Ask if the appraiser is certified by such organizations as the Gemological Institute of America and the American Gem Society. Pick someone who has been in the business for a while with a physical address.
• Steer clear of an appraiser who charges a percentage of the appraised value. Hourly fees or flat rates are acceptable. Expect to pay anywhere from $25 to $65 per item. A good appraiser should review all items and establish a rate with the customer before beginning the process. Money saving tip: it can also be more cost effective to bring in a number of pieces at once, rather than appraising them individually.
• Appraisals should not take much more than a day, so be wary if the appraiser wants to keep your jewelry much longer than that. Most appraisers recommend making an appointment and will go over your items with you on-site. If you do leave your jewelry, request a receipt that itemizes and describes each piece.
Tips to manage your valuables:
• Preserve your valuables. Have your items cleaned and checked annually.
• Keep the items in their original state. Know that altering a piece may lower its value.
• Consider getting your item re-appraised every three to five years. For items in highly volatile markets, its best to get them re-appraised annually.
• Keep the descriptions of your jewelry in a location separate from the actual jewels. A good place is with your homeowner’s insurance policy. For jewelry handed down through the family, add a description of where the piece came from and keep it with your appraisal information so the next generation can know its significance.