Congratulations to Michael and Juliana

Thank you for letting us play our small part in your happiness!

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Thank You, Dean!

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsOur latest 5 Star YELP Review comes from Dean.  Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with NYCWD!

“Working with Keith was a pleasure.  His professionalism, expertise, and knowledge about the diamond market/industry made the entire process, painless.  The stone and set up I was looking for was very precise and Keith made sure he covered every detail to ensure the diamond ring was perfect.  I strongly recommend Keith to anyone who is looking for engagement rings or diamond for that matter.”

~Dean M.

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Industry Update

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsDiamond Prices Rise.  The Beginning of a Trend?

NYCWD President Keith J. Saxe has projected significant diamond price increases in 2018 as interest rates rise.  Values still exist in abundance.  The following is from our leading trade publication.

Steady demand and firm prices.  Chinese orders slow down as focus turns to consumers for Chinese New Year.  Rising expectations for Year of the Dog, after China’s gold, silver and jewelry sales +6% to 47.2B in 2017.  Strong rough market during $665M De Beers sight, with dealers selling boxes at estimated 6% average premium.

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2017 Engagements

There were some pretty impressive Hollywood engagement rings in the last year.  Here is our first installment of 2017’s celeb engagement rings that all got a “YES”!  There is one very distinct trend….the Pear Shape Diamond.  It will be interesting to see if the demand for the Pear Shape Diamond will increase in the coming months.%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsThe Muse rocker Matt Bellamy popped the question to model Elle Evans while the two vacationed in Fiji.  She said yes to a Pear shape solitaire, set in Rose Gold on a thin Diamond band.

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsEquestrian Karl Cook proposed to Actress Kaley Cuoco on her birthday.  In the tearful video that went viral, Kaley said yes to a Pear Shape Diamond set on a reverse graduated diamond band.

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsThe most anticipated engagement of the year by far was Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.  Prince Harry custom pieced together a ring for Markle, sourcing the Cushion Shape center stone from Botswana and placing it with two Round diamonds from his mother’s collection, the late Princess Diana. He set the unique and sentimental 3 Stone ring in Yellow Gold.

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsRapper Offset proposed to Cardi B on stage with an 8ct Pear Shape diamond, that is.  If that wasn’t enough, the 8ct center stone has a double halo, of white and pink diamonds and 2 half carat Pear Shape diamond side stones.  The ring is reported to be worth half a million dollars.

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsJohn Stamos proposed to model Caitlyn McHugh with a 3 stone ring.  The center is an Emerald Shape diamond with Baguette side stones.

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsChris Zylka proposed to Paris Hilton on top of a snow covered mountain and takes the title for the biggest engagement rock of 2017.  The ring boast a 20ct Pear Shape diamond, reportedly worth 2 Million dollars, with a halo and split shank.

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SAG Awards Red Carpet Wrap Up

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While color appeared back on the red carpet for the SAG Awards, one thing remained the same….Statement Earrings! And much like the Golden Globes, the mixing of Diamonds with colored precious stones was again the trend. Here are some of Hollywood’s leading ladies in some of the night’s most spectacular jewelry looks.

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Congratulations, Dinos!

%Jeweler NYC %NYC Wholesale DiamondsCongratulations to NYCWD client, Dinos.  Who planned a beautiful proposal under the Northern Lights!  NYCWD wishes you all the love, health and happiness!

“I wanted to tell you that I recently proposed to my girlfriend under the northern lights and she absolutely adored the ring. Thank you for providing and producing this masterpiece, it completed a memorable experience. “

~Dinos

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