Our diamonds and gemstones

A diamond cost less than a shrink.Pierre Megé

Top reasons to enlist us as your diamond source

  • Our diamond cutters make the most beautiful diamonds of every shape and cut
  • We sell natural and lab-grown diamonds at wholesale price
  • We guarantee the lowest price for any diamond
  • Our natural diamonds are all graded by GIA, the gold standard in diamond grading. Lab-grown diamonds are graded by IGI or GIA
  • We ensure that the selected diamond and the ring style are mutually compatible.
  • You save money by combining the diamond purchase with custom work
  • Enjoy exclusive perks such as free shipping, expedited completion, and unlimited consultations.
  • Our Jewelers Block insurance policy covers the diamond against the minuscule chance of accidental damage during the setting.
  • We sell only ethically sourced diamonds from suppliers who strictly adhere to Kimberly Process guidelines.

We can sell the same stone at a lower price. So shop anywhere, and buy from us! The diamond prices are easily compared online. Each diamond can be traced by its unique GIA certificate, guaranteeing its authenticity and quality. We can locate the stone by its certificate number and sell it at a significant discount or suggest a better stone.

Most online sellers, such as BlueNile or James Allen, are aggregators and do not own diamonds; they sell “virtual” stones owned by diamond cutters.

Diamond sourcing at Leon MegeMost jewelers make it no secret that the stone does not belong to them. They call these diamonds “virtual” instead of diamonds they own, which, in turn, can be sourced by other jewelers. Jewelers hesitate to admit that the diamond is sourced elsewhere.

Claiming they own the stone discourages consumers from asking another jeweler for the same stone. Most jewelers are willing to match the lowest advertised price, except for fake prices offered by bait-and-switch bottom feeders. Please email us the list of these shameful companies.

A jeweler’s worst nightmare is a predatory consumer taking advantage of the efforts of finding the perfect stone but buying from a competitor. To protect a sale, jewelers often ask a supplier to de-list the stone from the market.

Once a diamond is on hold, it temporarily becomes unavailable to other jewelers. 

Jewelers and diamond resellers use different techniques to throw off comparison shopping: corporations such as Tiffany’s throw away GIA certificates and issue a proprietary version. This practice makes it harder for a jeweler to locate the stone using the 4 Cs instead of a certificate number.

Large online retailers have the leverage to bully producers into obscuring the diamond’s information. Certificate numbers, stone measurements, or listing prices are modified to throw off the competition.
Sometimes GIA certificates are substituted with inferior AGS certificates to give the stone an aura of exclusivity.

The AGS grade is routinely higher than the original GIA grade, so the stone is difficult to locate. Avoid any dealer offering AGS- or EGL- certified stones.

As a consumer, you want to avoid calling multiple jewelers about the same diamond. Doing so might reduce your chances of getting a better deal. The cutter knows that someone is interested in the stone when several jewelers inquire about the same stone and are less inclined to lower the price. The first jeweler who gets the call will try to get the stone off the market before other jewelers can inquire about it.

We work through a transparent supply chain to consciously source diamonds ethically and to provide fair opportunities across the Diamond District. We are proud to work with some of the world’s most ethical and sustainable suppliers.

Leon Mege Signature melee diamonds used as accents in pave are brighter than diamonds used by other jewelers. Our bespoke pieces are set with premium-grade (F-G or higher/VS or better) ideal-cut natural diamonds with no fluorescence. 

Our price estimates are based on a premium grade of ideal-cut 57-facet natural diamonds. The smallest size of melee available, although rarely used, is 0.4 mm in diameter – smaller than a grain of the finest sand.

It takes five times longer to polish our diamonds to the highest optical precision responsible for producing a crisp faceting pattern for outward-bound brilliance and internal reflections.

All our melee diamonds feature ideal proportion, superior facet size, consistent geometry, and 360-degree alignment of hearts and arrows facets. They fall within the spectrum of GIA XXX-cut grade that guarantees a fantastic light return, the perfect balance of brilliance and dispersion.

Leon Mege chocolate factory diamond cutters

Leon Mege diamond cutters came from a terrible borough infested with the most dangerous people in the world – diamond brokers who chew ten cutters on the price before breakfast and come galloping back for a second helping. They were living in constant fear of not getting paid. And they were doing sad business, spending every moment of their days going through the unpaid receipts.
Poor diamond cutters! The one thing that they longed for more than anything else was a steady supply of rough diamonds. But they couldn’t get them. A diamond cutter was lucky if he found three or four rough crystals a year. But oh, how they craved them. They used to dream about diamonds all night and talk about them all day. You had only to mention the word diamond, and they would start dribbling at the mouth. As soon as Leon Mege discovered that the cutters were crazy about this particular resource, he went to Brooklyn and poked his head in through the door of the office belonging to the top cutter.

“Look here,” he said (speaking not in English, of course, but in Yiddish), “look here, if you and all your cutters will come to the Diamond District, you can have all the rough you want! They’ve got mountains of it on 47th Street! You can gorge yourselves silly on the rough! I’ll even pay your wages in rough if you wish!”
“You really mean it?” asked the manager, leaping up from his chair.
“Of course I mean it,” Leon Mege said. “And you can have the faceted diamonds also as well. Faceted diamonds are even better because they are already pre-cut.”
The manager gave a great whoop of joy and threw his book of memos right out of the window.
“It’s a deal!” he cried. “Come on! Let’s go!”
So he sent them all to Manhattan, every cutter. It was easy. He brought them to the city on a big yellow school bus, and they all got there safely. They are wonderful workers. They all speak English now. They still wear the same kind of clothes they wore in Brooklyn. They insist upon that.

We implemented vast improvements to the final finish of every diamond we cut. The technological breakthrough allowed our cutters to produce diamonds with superior luster, dispersion, and scintillation.

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