Imagine an entire city block devoted to diamonds. While it sounds too good to be true, it’s not… it’s New York City’s Diamond District. Located on West 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, this area is the place to go if you are shopping for fine jewelry in midtown Manhattan. Click to book your NYC Diamond District Jewelry Shopping with Certified Gemologists tour.
World’s Largest Shopping District for Diamonds
There are plenty of shops to browse through in New York’s Diamond District. Over 2,600 independent merchants can be found in this area selling a wide selection of diamonds and fine jewelry, making it the biggest shopping area for diamonds in the world. Millions of shoppers visit 47th Street each year not only for the incredible selection of diamonds but for the excellent value offered.
Close to the Source
Americans love their diamonds, and the United States buys more diamonds than any other country in the world. New York City’s Diamond District plays an integral role in the global diamond industry; the vast majority of the diamonds imported by the U.S. pass through New York and the Diamond District. With such close proximity to where the stones are cut and traded and where the jewelry is made, the 47th Street businesses are able to offer consumers stunning fine jewelry at great prices.
Shops and Services in the Diamond District
Whether you are looking to purchase a loose diamond or a stone that is already set, you will find what you are looking for in the Diamond District. There are hundreds of merchants selling diamonds in all shapes and sizes, and they are not only able to offer a wide range of stones but industry experts can advise you on the best cut and quality of diamond to suit your budget.
Stone setting is also available if you already have a diamond and are looking for a new or updated setting for your ring. There are thousands of different styles to choose from. And if diamonds aren’t your cup of tea, 47th Street jewelers also sell pearls and colored gemstones, as well as gold and platinum pieces.
There are also many shops in the Diamond District that provide services such as jewelry and watch repair, pearl restringing, and engraving. There are also several licensed second-hand jewelers if you have pieces you would like to sell.
Visiting The Diamond District
The Diamond District is located in midtown Manhattan on West 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (Sixth Avenue is also called the Avenue of the Americas.)
Visitors will find that this area is within easy walking distance of many top New York City attractions. 47th Street is just a block south of Rockefeller Center and is connected to it by a shopping arcade. Other popular destinations within three blocks of the Diamond District include the Broadway Theatre District, Radio City Music Hall and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Location: 47th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues, New York, NY
Click here to visit The Diamond District official website.