Fashionistas from all over the world know that New York City is the center of everything new and hip. Whether you are looking in the thousands of boutiques or simply keeping an eye out for hot street styles- you will be sure to find the latest trends just around every corner. But one New York City fashion trend is always in style. Diamonds!
If you are looking to adorn yourself with diamonds New York is truly the place to start your shopping engines. In the center of Manhattan, the New York City Diamond district boasts over 2,600 individual diamond businesses on Diamond Jewelry Way. The row of stores is located on 47th street- walking distance from fabulous attractions such as Rockefeller center and Madison Avenue. If you take cues from the rich and the beautiful for your fashion choices, simply walking down Madison Avenue will get you inspired for your diamond purchase. But once you enter the Diamond District, you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg to get the best deal for your hard earned dollar.
The wonderful thing about the Diamond District is the ease shoppers have when they do their comparison shopping. When buying diamonds or gems, it’s very important to know what’s out there so you can truly decide what is right for you. Typically, this means visiting stores or browsing online for the piece that best suits your personal style. But in the NYC Diamond District- the process is so much easier! Retailers in the Diamond District have their booths in one of the 25 jewelry exchanges- and in each exchange there are about 100 separate jewelry retailers. The proximity of the retailers allows you to go comparison shopping without getting in your car, or even walking around a crowded mall! You can be smart about your purchase and truly find the best diamond for yourself.
If you still can’t find the perfect diamond for yourself- you can also buy a loose diamond. Most of the shops have on- site designers that can create a custom setting for you so if you want to choose the stone separately- or bring in your own- you can customize your jewelry piece however you prefer.
Although diamonds are the major claim to fame in this district, the retailers also sell gorgeous gemstones. If you are looking for a little more color in your jewelry pieces this may be the perfect way to go. Even traditional jewelry gifts like wedding rings are taking a turn with nontraditional gemstones or antique settings. The merchants on 47th street are located very close to where the diamonds are cut, so you will have a fast turnaround time for your jewelry design and you can be sure that there will be no unwanted surprises.
The United States is the number one consumer market for diamonds in the entire world. Over 90% of all diamonds that enter the U.S. enter through New York City. Other leading centers around the world include London, Antwerp, and Israel. Once diamonds are mined, they are transported to diamond retailing centers and sold to consumers around the globe. Because of a diamond’s timeless beauty and its everlasting physical structure- they will be in fashion forever. If you want to take a walk down the avenue and choose your own striking diamond- New York City is the place to go!