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Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-$32k

sth1971

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hi all!

so far my search has been limited to online stores. i feel like i've learned enough from PS and online stores to take a chance at a B&M. i think i need to physically see some diamonds to be able to compare them.

with that, are there any stores in the NYC Diamond District you guys would recommend? i've looked up local jewelers under PS resources, but there literally has to be thousands listed.

i've heard good things about GOG, but a search of their site doesn't show much in terms of what i'm looking for. i've also seen a little about ERD and Leon Mege.

any suggestions? or are these the three leading stores in the area?

i'm looking for a 2.25-2.5 (emphasis on the 2.5) RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-$32k.

is a good, quality, firey stone doable at that budget?

many thanks!
 

MissGotRocks

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

At the top of the page, put in your size, color and clarity range. Your size range is .25 carats; prices vary according to size. You could get something closer to the low end of your range within your budget or something closer to the high end of your size range if you can throw another 2k to the project. As far as GOG or the other online vendors, they can call in other stones for you other than those listed on their website. I'd touch base with a couple of them and see what they come up with.
 

PintoBean

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

Hi sth1971,

Here are a list of vendors in Manhattan that are all in the same vicinity. These vendors are all around 47th and 5th ave. If you're going up 5th ave, and make a left onto 47th, you will be in the vicinity of ID Jewelry, Leon Mege, and Steven Kirsch of Timeless Luxury.

Leon Mege, Inc.
2 West 47th Street #1408
New York, NY 10036

Timeless Luxury
2 W 47th St # 1002
New York, NY 10036-3333

I.D. Jewelry, LLC
8 West 47th Street
New York, NY 10036

Instead of making the left on 47th, and you continue on 5th ave, ERD is right there.

Engagement Rings Direct
580 5th Ave Suite 3000
New York, NY 10036

Good Old Gold is in Massapequa - not a bad train ride or drive from the city.

Just call ahead to make an appointment and let the vendors know your specs and budget. :sun:
 

Regular Guy

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

Sounds like you've got your head on straight.

I think I'd want to check out Eternity, where you can first consider their selections from having done a broad search here:

https://www.pricescope.com/diamond-search-results/191025

They show to be at 48 W 48th St. I'm sure you should call first.

Best,

Ira Z.
 

alene

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

Not sure if it's okay to recommend a non-Pricescope vendor, but my stone came from Diamond Ideals, also in the Diamond District and they were absolutely awesome.
 

Gypsy

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

alene|1316484002|3021084 said:
Not sure if it's okay to recommend a non-Pricescope vendor, but my stone came from Diamond Ideals, also in the Diamond District and they were absolutely awesome.

It's perfectly okay!! We appreciate it actually!
 

Regular Guy

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

alene|1316484002|3021084 said:
Not sure if it's okay to recommend a non-Pricescope vendor, but my stone came from Diamond Ideals, also in the Diamond District and they were absolutely awesome.

Ordinarily it's fine, and maybe it's fine under PS 2. I think in the days of PS 1 and Leonid, mention of that particular vendor will have shut the thread down. The problem presented was shilling.


Ira Z.
 

PrincessBling

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Re: Shopping in Manahattan for 2.25-2.5 RBC H/I VS1/VS2 $30-

I got mine from ID a while back...really nice folks.
 
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