The NYC Diamond District has a reputation for street-level spaces displaying sparkling rings, elegant earrings, and other flashy jewelry pieces that lure tourists and New Yorkers alike, making this small slice of the city an exciting destination, located just west of Midtown East.
The Diamond District neighborhood
Diamond District stretches along Manhattan’s 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenue. It is one block off the fashion houses’ flagship stores of Madison Avenue, within three blocks of Rockefeller Center, and just a stone’s throw from the bright and busy Times Square.
Relevance for 47th Street grew immensely as refugee diamond merchants fled to New York during World War II. Today, Diamond District captures the spirit of an old-world bazaar that’s always bustling. Most dealers are Hasidic Jews, Russians, and Indians who contribute to making the Diamond District the world’s largest shopping district for fine jewelry and diamonds of all shapes and sizes. The shopping district fascinatingly preserves the barter economy, in which most transactions are sealed by a handshake, depicting a unique way of life in New York.
Ninety percent of the country’s diamond supply flows through the Diamond District, roughly $24+ billion worth of diamonds that are ready to be sold in more than 2,600 independent businesses spread throughout the district. Since the merchants are located close to where diamonds are cut, and jewelry is made, jewelers can offer shoppers a wide variety of pieces with great value at competitive prices.
Leigh Jay & Co. is a third-generation jeweler known for its expansive selection of vintage engagement rings and wedding bands that combine classic romanticism with old New York and modern artistry, acquiring a level of craftsmanship that makes their designs aesthetic masterpieces.
David S. Diamonds is renowned for its mastery of cutting diamonds, resulting in jewels that shine with spectacular brilliance. Favored by collectors worldwide, David S. Diamonds come with multiple standard certifications and optical measurements that guarantee excellent artistry.
I.D. Jewelry’s intimate showroom exhibits a great collection of the finest quality diamonds certified by the world’s most reputable diamond grading laboratories. The family-owned and operated business produces some of the most stunning engagement rings, designer jewelry, tennis bracelets, and diamond studs that wonderfully match its world-class customer service.
Diamond District’s culinary scene is just as busy and exciting as the diamond exchanges daily.
Deep Indian Kitchen is an Indian-American family-run restaurant whose mission is to share the best of India’s culture with everyone. Whether it’s Chicken Tikka Masala, Potato, Pea Samosas, or Spinach Paneer with Garlic Naan—the chefs prepare all dishes using family recipes and the freshest ingredients.
Located in the heart of Little Brazil Street, Via Brasil has been serving traditional Brazilian dishes for over 40 years. Diners get an authentic taste of Brazilian beef jerky, cheese bread, and fire-roasted meats, all of which you can pair with Caipirinha—Brazil’s national cocktail.
Sean’s Bar & Kitchen offers a casual and cozy pub for diners who simply want great beer, fresh food, and a friendly atmosphere. Patrons can enjoy Irish and American small bites, main plates, and desserts with its wide selection of 54 rotating draft beers.
Little Italy Pizza offers New Yorkers and tourists a slice of Italy, whether Neapolitan, Sicilian, Chicken Alla Vodka, or Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Pizza, offering the perfect quick bite for a busy day.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse offers diners chef-driven cuisine in a luxurious three-story restaurant in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The restaurant serves Oysters, shrimp cocktails, filet mignon, and prime ribeye with world-class wines and unparalleled hospitality.
Things to Do in the Diamond District
Of course, the “City That Never Sleeps” will offer non-stop activities for locals and visitors.
Tourists and New Yorkers can get the city’s best views on the Empire State Building’s 86th-floor observation deck. They can also get the VIP experience with a private guided tour and exclusive access to their celebrity green room or learn how the ESB was built in its 2nd and 80th-floor galleries.
Inspired by upstate New York’s woodland meadows in the spring, the public botanical garden at The Rockefeller Center's Channel Gardens celebrates the Northeast’s diverse plant life through local and regional native species. Visitors can relax in this lush and serene refuge at the heart of a concrete jungle.
Considered a must-do in NYC is taking a tour of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). One of New York’s most famous museums, MoMA has been displaying one of the best collections of modern art in the world since 1929. Visitors can either see one of the cutting-edge art shows that take place throughout the year, contemporary art installations by up-and-coming artists, or simply relax in the museum’s sculpture garden.
No matter the season, Central Park offers an oasis for visitors and locals. There are always plenty of things to do—from roaming the tree-lined grounds and taking photos of nearly 50 fountains and sculptures to running, skating, rowing, or climbing—Central Park can serve as a city escape or a massive jungle gym.
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