NYCWD would like to send a BIG Congratulations and Thank You to Bryan and Sara!  We would like to wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Here is the review Bryan left for us on our Yelp page.

“I met with several diamond dealers while searching for an engagement ring and quickly grew tired of the countless shysters populating the Diamond District. I then found Keith online, but in all honesty, I thought his stellar reviews were too good to be true based on my prior experiences. Shortly after meeting him, I realized it’s all true! Keith went above and beyond all my expectations. He is an honest man focused on finding the perfect diamond for every single one of his customers. Dealing with Keith felt like a shared experience between friends rather than just a business transaction. From the start, he never tried to upsell or haggle with me. I always knew he was giving me a fair shake and I could always look at him and the ring with complete confidence. His expertise and professionalism are unrivaled, and he openly shares his knowledge with customers. Over the course of three visits, he meticulously worked with me to craft a stunning engagement ring that my fiancée absolutely loves!

If you’re looking for the perfect ring for your perfect woman, look no further! Keith offers the finest diamonds at great prices with impeccable customer service. I highly recommend Keith without reservations for all your jewelry needs. You will get the best selection, quality, service and price with Keith!”

~Bryan A.

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Loose Diamond Buying

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Buying a diamond ring can be intimidating. What do you look for? How much should you pay? Should you buy online, in a private office with a true diamond wholesaler, or in a store?

Demystify the process by learning about the four C’s: carat, color, clarity and cut. This system of grading diamonds was developed 60 years ago by the Gemological Institute of America.  Then do some research by visiting a trusted or referred jeweler. You can confirm information provided by the jeweler directly with the GIA, or by online research. You’ll soon understand your options. Here are the keys to protecting your interests when making this so very important purchase.

1. Buy from a jeweler with an outstanding reputation both online and off. This can easily be checked on Google, Yelp, and iVouch
2. Only buy GIA certified diamonds. GIA reports represent the highest standard of reliability, consistency and integrity
3. Seek a GIA certified diamond with a laser inscription. This an additional benefit the GIA also offers to have this registered GIA report number laser engraved onto the thin, outer edge of the diamond known as the girdle. This confirms the diamond matches its report and proves ownership as well
4. Demand an appraisal stating all facts about the diamond and ring, especially the GIA certificate number and grading. It is best that the appraisal contains the leatherhead of the business, and is signed by the owner or senior manager. You will need this to obtain insurance on the ring

Here’s a primer on the four C’s and other advice.

THE FOUR C’s

—Carat is a weight measurement. A 1-carat diamond weighs 200 milligrams. The key here is a carat is a measure of weight, and does not exactly indicate surface area size. There can be a significant difference in size of the surface of your diamond visible from above. This is where Cut becomes so critical. There is no ideal size for a diamond. It depends on your budget and taste. Some women want a big rock; others prefer a delicate, less blingy look.
Small diamonds of the same quality are of course less expensive than larger diamonds. A ring with three small diamonds totaling 1 carat costs less than a single 1-carat stone of similar quality.
—Color is graded by letter, starting with D for rare, colorless diamonds. E and F are considered excellent, but G or H diamonds will look just as good to the naked eye.
Farther down the scale, you’ll notice differences. “If you put a K color beside a G color, you’ll notice more yellow in the K,” said Russell Shor, senior industry analyst for the Gemological Institute.
—Clarity measures diamond flaws, called inclusions, which might appear as tiny spots, clouds or cavities in the stone. The clarity grade SI stands for “slightly included.” VS is a better grade, “very slightly included.” VVS is even higher, “very, very slightly included.” Keith Saxe of NYC Wholesale Diamonds adds “most SI2 clarity diamonds will have inclusions clearly visible to its wearer, be careful here”.
—Cut measures workmanship, rather than a diamond’s inherent qualities. The way a stone is cut produces sparkle and luminosity and can hide flaws. The best cut rating is excellent. About a third of engagement ring diamonds are graded fair, good or very good. Saxe adds “Cut determines the sparkle, fire and brilliance of a diamond. Knowledge on what determines a diamond as an Excellent, Ideal cut is the key to diamond buying success”. Shor states “The one thing you should not trade off on is the quality of the cut,”. “Even a nice color stone, if not well-cut, will be dull and lifeless. But if it’s a middle color — like K — and it’s got a real excellent cut, it will pop and flash with all the sparkle that diamonds are famous for.”

After choosing the cut, “balance the color, clarity and carat weight based on your personal preference to find the best diamond for you and your budget,” said Amanda Gizzi, spokeswoman for Jewelers of America.

Call NYC Wholesale Diamonds at (212)719-2214 for any diamond buying questions. Even if you do not buy from us we are here to educate and inform!

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Our Diamond Wedding and Anniversary Band Blowout Sale
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Every Magnificent Diamond Band we design is custom made to fit with your Engagement Ring, with exact matching diamond quality

Matching and duplicating existing Diamond Bands is our specialty

The most wonderful way to beautifully represent your eternal love

Makes a perfect anniversary gift or upgrade

Click here to see the complete listing of our Wedding and Anniversary band Specials!

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A big NYCWD Thank You to Stine, who came from Norway to see us while on vacation here in NYC.  We wish you two nothing but all the love and happiness!

“Thank you for an amazing experience!  We are so happy with our wedding rings, your service was beyond all expectation, and you have our highest recommendations!”

~Stine

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A big thank you to Elias G. who left our most recent 5 Star review on our Facebook Page!

“I was recommended to Keith by a family member. My brother went to him last year and felt really good about the whole process. Keith was very professional and made sure I understood what to look for and how things would go. I shared some details about my then girlfriend and shared some pictures for ideas. Once I got to the office, there various rings and diamonds available for review. The GIA report was also shown and explained in depth.
I took some time to think things over and after our second appointment I was ready to select the engagement ring. Within about a week the ring was ready and it was beautiful. My girlfriend said yes!!! And the ring fit perfectly.
Thanks so much for helping me through this experience. I highly recommend NYC Wholesale Diamonds & Keith Saxe.”

~Elias G.

Be sure to check out our other reviews and our Facebook Page!

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Every year as we enter the romantic wedding and anniversary band season, NYCWD re-shares the published, advice article written by NYCWD President, Keith J. Saxe.
This article has been met with some resistance from retailers, as it states when NOT to make your purchase. This article advises what is best for the buyer (you) and varies greatly from what you will hear from most store owners. Enjoy!

 

When to purchase your wedding band

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