Included here is a series of spontaneous and unsolicited letters and e-mails, from people like yourself, who have found us through our web site. They encouraged us to share their experiences with you. You can also read reviews of A. Fishman & Son on Google Reviews and iVouch.
I am proud to state that I have never had a dissatisfied customer. This is because I take the time to guide our clientele, and would not sell them a diamond that I would not recommend to my own family. My client's best interest is my paramount concern.
I hope to have an opportunity to serve you as I have so many others.
Joshua Fishman, President
December 19, 2018
Being a very analytical (and legally trained) person, I did not take the decision to buy the love of my life an engagement ring lightly. The diamond I bought for her would have to be of the highest quality that my budget could afford, but I was a novice buyer. I did my basic research on the four Cs.
Very quickly, I had all but paid off an engagement ring with a local Austin, Texas diamond dealer, but was very unsettled about the round diamond I’d chosen with them. They worked with me to get a bigger stone for my budget, but I could tell that I was sacrificing quality in my diamond’s cut for the larger size. When I brought this concern to the local jeweler, he was pretty dismissive about worrying too much about cut. All the hype about cut is “a function of great marketing,” assuring me that he doesn’t “buy bad diamonds.”
Nonetheless, I didn’t think my own eyes were lying to me. The diamond just seemed dark, shadowy, and lifeless relative to some of the smaller, better cut ones I’d looked at. My local jeweler seemed more interested in getting me in and out than with making sure I felt good about my purchase. I didn’t like how they’d just disappear into the back and bring out a diamond and suggest I buy it. What else do you have back there? Let me compare and contrast. I want to know what my options are.
In order to satisfy myself on the soundness of my purchase, I scoured the internet in search of another source who took the same position on cut grade. I couldn’t. Source after source insisted that a smart buyer not sacrifice on cut quality in order to get a bigger stone. I felt like I was about to make a terrible (and expensive) mistake.
But what makes an “Excellent” cut diamond “Excellent”? What differentiates one Excellent cut stone from the next?
That’s when I found A. Fishman & Son’s diamond education YouTube video series. I watched nearly all of Josh’s videos, key ones multiple times. Here was someone who seemed genuinely interested in, and good at educating diamond buyers, especially first-time buyers like me. Had I not been so far along, and my proposal date quickly approaching, I’d have bought his book, too. (I still might!)
Josh Fishman presented his points in his videos with a calm demeanor, with reason, logic, evidence, thoroughness, and confidence. With what I learned from Josh, I felt like my instincts about my diamond were right. But now, I could look at my GIA certificate and articulate why. I also saw that Josh was responsive to comments on his videos, so I decided to reach out.
I emailed Josh with a detailed description of my predicament, along with the GIA certificate number of the diamond I was about to buy. I received a call from Josh, personally, first thing the next morning.
Josh assured me that my instincts were right, and that he was relieved to have been able to advise me before purchasing such an undesirable diamond. He explained that my star facets on the crown were too long, my crown angle and depth too shallow, and offered me a much higher quality cut diamond, even a little bigger, for an incredibly competitive price to what I was about to pay for one of lesser quality.
Having earned my trust through his informational videos and our phone discussion, I decided to abandon the diamond I had reservations about, and to trust my diamond purchase to A. Fishman and Son.
I did like the setting I’d purchased locally, so I bought it and shipped it to A. Fishman so that he could set a fitting stone in it for me.
Josh helped me eventually decide on a stunning pear-shaped stone. He sent me some photos, but I was sure they didn't do the stone justice. Josh referred me to a then-recent review left on his page by another happy customer.
It was an engineer, who’s story is almost identical to mine. He is an analytical type, who wanted to be an informed buyer. His review said that he’d made a special trip to New York City to see the diamond that he and Josh had picked out, but that that ended up being unnecessary.
I felt all the more confident leaving my stone selection in Josh’s hands, as I knew the photos he’d sent couldn’t quite do it justice, although they did look great.
Josh FedEx'd the ring in time for our vacation where I’d ask Jennifer to marry me. My engineer friend from the recent review was right. Josh can be trusted to pick a stunning stone.
When I presented the ring to her at the latter part of dusk on a snowy Colorado mountain, I was worried that it would be too dark for the stone to really perform.
Luckily, the sky was clear and the moon above was bright, reflecting off of the snow below. The stone Mr. Fishman suggested I go with, even at dusk, sparkled and scintillated dazzling moonlight.
She said yes, and remarked on the stone's beauty, and I knew my work had paid off and I could be at peace with my purchase.
I could finally tell her the story of how much time, research, and effort went into her ring. Mr. Josh Fishman is a hero whose name could not be omitted from that story.
I’m writing this the morning after, and her phone is abuzz with friends and family congratulating us on our engagement and commenting on the beauty of her ring.
I believe the reason Josh Fishman goes through the effort to put out the buyer’s information he does, is because he wants to deal in the highest quality diamonds out there, and he wants consumers to be educated enough to be able to identify, appreciate, and afford them!
My friends and family will know of this great jeweler. I cannot recommend A. Fishman and Son highly enough. He’s a rare dealer who understands that a transaction like this can be in the mutual best interest of both the seller and the buyer.
December 10, 2018
Josh Fishman was recommended to my family by some close friends who had worked with him for many years.
Since then, Mr. Fishman has made several gorgeous custom pieces for us, including a diamond engagement ring for my son’s fiancé and several pieces of diamond, sapphire and pearl jewelry for my daughter’s wedding.
Thank you Josh; it has been a pleasure to work with you.
November 26, 2018
Josh Fishman will be my go-to diamond person in the future hands down. He is honest, professional, has integrity, and does what he promises he will do. I found a HUGE difference between Josh and the other diamond dealers I spoke with, and the quality of their diamonds. The other great thing about Josh is he has been in the diamond business for a very long time and knows his product. After meeting with him, he genuinely wants his customers to be happy with their purchases. I purchased my finance’s engagement ring from Josh in August 2018.
My fiancé found Mr. Fishman’s book about diamonds and obtained a copy. It is an excellent book. We do not routinely purchase diamonds, and as an engineer I felt we needed to learn about diamonds before we made our purchase of the engagement ring that would last for the rest of our lives. I naturally wanted to be sure that the purchase was in a reasonable price range for the quality of the diamond and ring we would purchase, but I also wanted a diamond that was beautiful.
I contacted Mr. Fishman, who after listening to what I was looking for in a diamond, provided photos of the diamonds he had which met my requirements. He provided a selection of diamonds in various price ranges.
I also researched many on-line diamond dealers with the knowledge I received from Mr. Fishman’s excellent book and on-line videos. After much research I narrowed my choices down to Mr. Fishman and one other New York diamond dealer who also sells on-line.
I traveled to New York to view Mr. Fishman’s diamonds in person, as well as the other diamond dealer. I am not rich, but at the time I felt the trip was necessary given I have not purchased a diamond before. After meeting with Josh and speaking with him, and receiving the beautiful engagement ring he made, I have come to the conclusion that when you purchase a diamond/ring from Josh, you do not really need to travel to New York to view his rings/diamonds.
If you visit Josh as I did, you will see that he does not have the bright show room spot lights like almost all other diamond dealers use. He had natural lighting that I was relieved to see. What you will find out is the diamond dealers that have the extremely bright spot lights can make a lesser quality diamond look great and appear to have a lot of sparkle. In our “normal” lives we don’t have spot lights shining on our rings as we go through our daily activities! So I had a good impression right off, that Josh had the confidence and the integrity to show his diamonds in a natural lighting situation.
To be honest with Josh, I told him after I arrived to meet with him that I had two appointments in New York to view diamonds. One appointment with him and one appointment with another on-line diamond dealer in New York the following day. I received no negativity from Josh what so ever.
I met with Josh. His prices are very competitive compared with other diamond dealers; when considering his diamonds are better quality, you are really getting a better deal than anywhere else. Josh said he may only purchase one diamond from a diamond supplier after viewing a hundred diamonds; he is very selective. I believe it. The diamond we purchased from Josh was beautiful.
Being an engineer, I did a lot of research and brought all the diamond viewing “toys”; Jewelers loop, light box, ASET scope. Josh was very accommodating and answered all my questions. In hindsight, I really did not need to purchase these items since I purchased the diamond engagement ring from Josh, but was glad I was able to compare Josh’s diamonds to the other diamond dealer I was visiting the next day. If you use Josh, you will not have to do all the work I did!
One of the diamonds Josh had was a little more expensive than the others I was considering. He showed it to me while I was in New York, and I was very impressed and did consider it for a while, however once I told him it was a little more than I wanted to spend, he took it off the table. No push back from Josh, no trying to talk me into the diamond, and no high pressure to purchase the more expensive diamond. He was truly interested in what I wanted and my budget; how refreshing!
When we discussed the setting, Josh presented the various pros and cons of 18K gold, white gold, platinum, etc. It was all in the spirit of wanting to impart information so I would be able to make the right decision for my situation. I was interested in an oval diamond, two matching blue sapphire side stones, and the setting. Josh worked very hard to ensure the two sapphires matched each other in size and shape, as they were on either side of the oval diamond. He manufactured the setting and it is BEAUTIFUL.
My fiance’ knew I was going to New York to pick out a diamond, and I wanted her to see what I was considering. She was soooo excited. Josh said he had a setting that he was able to temporarily place the diamond and sapphires in so I could take a picture and send it to her from New York. She was excited to have an idea of what it would look like.
At the end of the appointment with Josh he asked if I had any more questions. I did not; he had answered them all. I did not realize it at the time, but he had spent an hour and forty five minutes with me. It was a very relaxed, informative meeting. We shook hands, and he said he wished me luck in making a decision between his diamond I selected and the other “well known diamond dealer” I had told him I was visiting the next day. He said with a chuckle and a smile, “Good luck in making a selection, but I hope you pick mine”. It was said with humor and I truly feel that he really meant that he hoped I picked the diamond that I liked the most. Josh has a wonderful personality.
I wanted to propose to my girlfriend before our anniversary of when we had met; Josh said he would have the ring there before our anniversary. And he did! It arrived via Federal Express and after I un-wrapped it, it was beautiful. The presentation and the wrapping was so nice, it occurred to me that I wished my fiancé had been able to see it as I un-wrapped it! The setting that he manufactured, the sapphires, and the diamond were all beautiful. Several months later it still takes my fiancé’s breath away! She said “yes” by the way!
I am the type of person that needs to verify things to feel comfortable with a purchase. However, after meeting with Josh and having a non-stressful, a very enjoyable meeting with him, the ring arriving ahead of time, and it being beautiful, I will not deal with anyone else in the future. I feel I could call him, ask him what he has, and feel 100% comfortable with what he is telling me, and to purchase it without a trip to New York.
Needless to say after the great experience with Josh, the “other diamond dealer” I met with the following day was a letdown in terms of information they provided, the quality of their diamonds, and my overall satisfaction with the experience with them.
March 2, 2018
I want to sincerely thank you for all of your help. This has been an experience for me and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner guide me through it. The ring blew away my expectations and I know will blow away hers. Thank you again for your help!
December 21, 2017
Got it, WOW !!!, couldn't wait to give it to Karen.
She cried, We are so Happy, we will always remember 2017 Holiday Season.
November 27, 2017
Just wanted to send a note that I received the bracelet and gave it to Loren this weekend. She, and I, love it. It is beautiful and exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you again for helping to make our 10th anniversary truly memorable. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a happy holiday season.
June 29, 2017
Melissa and I are absolutely thrilled with our rings! We've had numerous compliments from family, friends, strangers, and even jewelers!!
Thanks again so much for all your help.
June 1, 2017
I wanted to say thank you for everything! When I received my newly designed earrings, I was speechless. I have tasked you and your jeweler a few times with special requests, and each time you have exceeded my expectations.
The customer service and personal attention that you give your customers is exceptional. I know that you have multiple customers, but you have always made me feel special. I appreciate the special attention given to me, my questions, and my jewelry.
I will definitely be in touch whenever I have more jewelry needs.
March 17, 2017
Josh Fishman saved my diamond.
I had the unfortunate experience of damaging my diamond engagement ring. Having been married for 20 years, I wore it like an extension of myself and seldom took it off. When I noticed that it was chipped I was very alarmed and brought it to a jeweler in my area. I was told that due to the nature of the damage not much could be done. "Sorry." Of course I left feeling quite low.
I had read Josh's book "Beyond the Four C's" and had been struck by the integrity that jumped off the page. In the back of the book was an email address, so feeling I had nothing to lose I sent him an email. I had no idea whether I would get a response. I was very impressed to receive a response from Josh within hours saying that he would be very happy to look at my stone. I was thrilled.
Not being diamond experts, my husband and I found it both exciting and daunting to go to Josh's office in NYC. We weren't sure what to expect. Josh put my husband and me immediately at ease with his warmth and natural social grace. We very much enjoyed talking with him. Never once did we feel any pressure at all. He carefully evaluated my diamond and told us that he did believe it could be recut and reset. He spent a lot of time talking with us about the pros and cons of having my stone recut and helped us make a decision. I left my ring with him feeling like it was in good hands.
Josh kept in touch with me through every step of the process. When my stone was recut he called to say that he was happy with the result. When it was reset he sent me pictures.
When I received my ring I was absolutely delighted! My diamond's luster was restored, its value had been retained and I had my engagement ring back in new and sparkling glory! I lost a minimal amount of carat weight in the process. It was the right decision. (Incidentally I no longer wear my diamond wedding jewelry as an extension of myself. When I'm working with my hands or cleaning etc. I'm now very careful to take them off.)
If you are buying a diamond, or like me have had a mishap call Josh Fishman. I can attest personally that his diamonds are stunning. During our meeting I asked to see stones similar to mine and he was very generous with his time. His diamonds are beautiful. My husband and I chose a stunning diamond eternity band from Josh's collection. It sparkles constantly and I absolutely love it.
We are deeply grateful to Josh for his expert guidance and for his sincere interest in a good outcome. He was truly happy to help us with a diamond that was not originally his, yet he immediately treated it with the same care as any in his own inventory.
I know we'll stay in touch with Josh and we'll call him the next time we have a special milestone.
With sincere thanks,
Cranston Rhode Island
January 9, 2017
My family has proudly used A Fishman for over 30 years for all of our custom jewelry. I work directly with Josh, and previously with his father, to create one of a kind pieces for my wife. Beginning with a custom ring for my wife as a surprise at our wedding 21 years ago, I designed a gorgeous 16 ruby and 11 diamond raised setting ring with the Fishmans. This has led to several matching pieces over the years including a bracelet, necklace, pendant and earrings - all of which match and were designed by us together. You won't find better stones, service, design or prices. I even bought my sister a loose 10 carat emerald cut topaz recently for her 60th birthday. She will have it set any way she wishes.
This is the Fishman difference and service you can expect. It is a magnificent stone.
You will never buy retail again, nor should you.
By the way, I never write reviews, but felt it worthy to give credit to outstanding service in a world where quality, value and ethics are absent.
Palm Beach, FL
December 28, 2016
I received the ring this afternoon and I'm speechless. I remember my mother's diamond ring from all through my childhood. I didn't realize there could be such a difference... the "prettiness" simply explodes from your diamond in a way I've never seen before. It looks alive.
I am so thankful for the guidance you provided in your book - and more importantly - the compassion and support I felt from you during our interactions leading up to this purchase. I couldn't have wished for a better experience purchasing my first diamond. You are a credit to your profession and I am blessed to have crossed your path and to have let you guide me in my purchase.
All I can say is thank you. And thank you again.
Sincerest respect and humble appreciation,
November 11, 2014
We're back home a week now from our trip to NYC and I'd just like to let you know how happy I am with my lovely new diamond ring.
Chris managed to surprise me (even after all these years) by saying it wasn't ready and had the waitress produce it with my drink at the Rockefeller Centre. I will certainly remember the occasion. While it wasn't the main reason for our trip to New York, and we had other, more serious reasons to celebrate, it certainly was a highlight.
Not many get the chance to choose a second engagement ring and for this, we have to thank you Josh, for your personal attention, sound advice, professionalism and not least, your patience. We also have to thank fate that we found you on the Internet.
It would have been so easy to get distracted and we really appreciate your friendly approach and for not putting us under any pressure. It certainly helped us make our choice. Added to that, you facilitated us and nothing was a problem.
I'm very happy with my new diamond. It really sparkles. I'm so glad I chose the 'D' colour stone - I haven't been able to take my eyes off it since I got it!
And now my engagement ring (mark 2) has a great story.
Thank you again Josh. We will certainly recommend you to our friends should they be shopping for diamonds.
Chris also says he will put up a review on your website.
Good luck with the new book - we look forward to reading it.
Irene & Chris
County Louth, Ireland
November 4, 2014
Every step of the diamond buying process at your firm was exceptional.
Thank you for making the experience very satisfying.
I love my ring. The design for setting the stone is absolutely lovely. The quality and concept is due to your superior knowledge of the diamond industry.
May 19, 2014
As you know my wife and I had been unsuccessfully searching for our "perfect" cushion cut diamond for two years prior to meeting you. From the moment we first spoke you exhibited the proper combination of confidence, honestly and professionalism that made us feel as though we had finally found the right source to secure our diamond. Prior to meeting you we did everything we could to educate ourselves sufficiently to develop enough knowledge to ensure that we would get the diamond we had dreamed of. Our requirements were very specific but thanks to your knowledge we were able to refine them appropriately.
We were pleasantly surprised with the variety of quality diamonds we saw and even more impressed that we were never pressured or asked to settle. Your patience and diligence paid off when you found the proverbial needle in a haystack. The moment my wife saw our diamond she knew it was the one and for good reason. Your were so right about the importance of the cut of a diamond and in our case it created a brilliance that is spectacular and captivating.
Your ability to create and build a custom setting gave us a finished product that is absolutely breathtaking. I can't thank you enough for all you did for us and I will recommend you with confidence to friends and family.
March 14, 2014
I'm not one to normally provide testimonials and reviews except for exceptional situations. My case is likely a little unique in that my now fiancé lives in Chile and I in Manhattan. I consider myself a pretty smart and well educated person but when it came to buying diamonds it is not something I had any solid knowledge about whatsoever. Due to work and travel schedules from time I decided I was ready to ask her to marry and my next trip to see her in Chile was exactly 1.5 months. From beginning of January to Valentine's day Feb 14th, 2014.
Of course digging into diamond books and studying all I could on internet as well as walk the diamond district on 47th in Manhattan talking to different shop "diamond specialists" I very quickly realized this is a very tricky and dangerous road I was embarking on, that at risk - if not done correctly was of course lots of money but even worse the risk of later finding out I had bought my lady junk sold to me by someone taking advantage of guys like me that are obviously in the market for a diamond and are ready to purchase but don't really know a thing about the 4 C's, GIA vs. EGL vs. other certification bodies out there and the significant price variations correlated to these factors.
I quickly realized I needed to find a partner that I could absolutely trust, learn from and at the end have a high level of confidence that I was making the best buying decision that myself and my future wife would be happy with. Josh and AFishman provided this for me. He got my attention via his very educational video series about the 4 C's and other buying decision components that elevated my knowledge about diamonds to a point I felt confident about what I was doing I knew at that point when looking on line or in diamond stores where the pitfalls were - and THERE ARE MANY! Ultimately I made the appointment with Josh, whose office is near the 47th Street diamond district but not on the "strip".
I work and travel late hours so he made the accommodation to meet me late one night and educated me further, showed me all the stones I wanted to see and made professional recommendations I was comfortable with. His ongoing video series emphasizing "balance" when shopping for the right diamond was an excellent foundation upon which I finally made my decision. Once a diamond decision was made then the tricky part was going to be finding the ring and then having the actual ring made in time for my rapidly upcoming trip to Chile. Josh had his network of partners that were able to deliver an absolutely spectacular 18K White Gold ring that is well balanced across all key aspects.
I've concluded through this experience that we (guys) are ideally in these moments of life where we need to become diamond "temp-experts" for a short period of time. Josh and his team are obviously professional diamond experts that do this every day and come from a lineage of family that have done this for various generations. I learned what I could as fast as I could then was fortunate enough to find Josh and AFishman, put my trust in their expertise and the outcome was absolutely the best I could have hoped for. Thanks Josh. FV
Frederick Villalba, CPP.
New York, NY
February 21, 2014
Josh is unbelievably knowledgeable, patient, and accommodating. Before going to see him we were working with a different jeweler and we were just not thrilled with her selection. We decided to keep looking and found Josh's website and made an appointment. We could tell the difference right away when we walked into his office. Everything was brightly lit so we could see exactly what we were looking at (the other jeweler had moody lighting in the store and it was hard to get a good look at the stones!). He really listened to what we wanted to see and gave us a great selection of stones to look at. He showed us the inside of each stone with a loupe and explained everything so that we knew what we were looking at.
We both had the impression, right away, that he just wanted us to be happy with the purchase and that he wanted it to be 100% right for us. Absolutely everything he showed us took my breath away, which also made me realize that a really beautiful diamond does not have to be huge, if just needs to be the proper cut, color, and clarity to be balanced and beautiful. My boyfriend and I were thrilled with his selection. Josh knows diamonds and will not show you one that he is not proud of, not matter your price range.
He is a "no-pressure" guy who is extremely professional. After a few meetings with Josh we felt confident that we were getting a superior diamond for a very fair price.
We will certainly be going back to Josh for any future diamond purchases!
January 23, 2014
From the moment I walked into A. Fishman & Son I knew that I had found my diamond dealer/jeweler. Though I did not have an appointment Josh was happy to sit down with me, show me some diamonds, and guide me through the diamond buying process. Two months later Josh had helped me design the engagement ring of my fiance's dreams. Throughout the entire process he was very easy to work with, communicated extremely well, and never applied any pressure. He is very professional and a good guy. The next time I need any jewelry I will definitely be going back to work with him.
New York, NY
December 20, 2013
December 13, 2013
I can not begin to describe the incredible work that Mr. Fishman and his team does. I had my wedding ring made personally to fit the beautiful vintage engagement ring my fiance gave me. The end result was even more beautiful than I had expected, my wedding ring is a one of a kind. Respect for his craft and customers as well as impeccable attention to detail that is rarely found today. I can't thank him enough!
New York, NY
November 10, 2013
My wife and I cannot thank you enough for the magnificent wedding band you designed and created for us. It was overwhelming and exceeded our expectations. The ring is a true “show stopper” and we cannot be more thrilled with it’s brilliance, color and beauty. Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
New York, NY
October 24, 2013
I had a wonderful experience working with Josh buying a diamond ring for my fiance. He did much more than sell me an incomparably beautiful ring at a reasonable price. He also educated me about diamonds---how to look at diamonds, the various dimensions along which to assess their quality. His love for diamonds, his knowledgeability about them, and his commitment to his purchasers comes strongly through. I felt very much secure and in good hands. My fiance loved the ring; she was as proud as she could be about wearing it at our wedding. I would highly recommend A. Fishman and Son, and Josh, for any diamond purchaser.
October 15, 2013
I haven't made many important jewelry purchases, but this was one of them. And, I needed some expert help. A very good friend referred me to Josh at A. Fishman and Son Diamonds. It couldn't have been a better experience. Josh immediately made me feel comfortable and confident that I could trust his guidance and recommendations. He took all the time I needed to educate me and answer my questions. It was an exceptional experience... before and after the sale. I would recommend A. Fishman and Son Diamonds without hesitation to anyone. Josh, Robin... thank you! I couldn't be happier with my choice of ring, or the service you provided.
September 11, 2013
She was totally thrilled! We had a reservation at Babbo, and we met before going there on a pier on the Hudson, I got down on one knee and proposed and she said yes! (Of course, I knew she would). Then we had a really nice dinner.
I'm very grateful to you for helping to make our evening wonderful! The ring is an ongoing reminder of your kindness, generosity, and consideration.
New York, NY
August 2, 2013
I cannot recommend Josh highly enough. Not only is the ring perfect (and it worked - she said yes!), but working with him was an absolute pleasure. He is knowledgeable, passionate, and patient, and his only goal was to make sure I found the stone that was right for me and my now-fiancée. He made what could have been a stressful process into what it should be - a joy.
New York, NY
June 20, 2013
Fantastic service from Fishman and Son. Everyone I spoke with was extremely helpful and my fiance absolutely loves her ring. The quality in service and product is top notch.
June 15, 2013
In the search for my now-fiancee's engagement ring, I visited a variety of dealers both in NY and abroad, and no one came close to Josh's inventory and insight. Prior to my visit to Josh, I had e-mailed him my criteria for the engagement ring's center stone, and upon arrival, he presented me with an efficient list narrowing down his wide inventory to appropriate options, both with respect to the quality I requested, as well as the budget. He created a gorgeous engagement ring for my fiancee', upon which she gets daily compliments by everyone from friends to strangers. We are both very pleased and highly recommend visiting Josh Fishman for your engagement ring purchase.
New York, NY
June 11, 2013
There were many decisions that went into the selection of my 'intended's' engagement ring and Josh was a great help in making clear what those choices were. He provided an education on the 4 C's and was very good at explaining what made one stone more valuable than another. When you combine the pricing of the ring with excellent customer service, and TRUST, you walk away knowing you made the right choice. What I expected to be stressful experience turned out to be enjoyable and stress-less from start to finish. Thank you for all your help and great service!
New York, NY
May 13, 2013
Just wanted to let you know the proposal went well - Jacki and I have been engaged for three weeks now and couldn't be happier. She hasn't stopped telling me how much she loves the ring and how perfect it is. She says it is exactly what she wanted. In fact, everyone who sees it loves it. Her friends want to know how it so sparkly. When my sister, Roseanne, saw it, her response was "Fishman does it again!"
A number of friends have expressed interest in meeting with you when they are ready to make a similar purchase. I will be sure to pass along your contact info.
Thank you again for doing such an a amazing job.
New York, NY
April 24, 2013
WOW, ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!! The ring is absolutely stunning, far beyond my expectations. I didn’t even sleep last night I was so excited to see it. You have outdone yourselves! The pictures on the website and the ones you sent me do no justice. I cannot begin to tell you how pleased I am with your work.
Thank you so very much!!
Carol Stream, IL 60188
February 21, 2013
I have been wanting a ring for a long long time.....It took more than a year to make a decision and I want to thank Josh for being patient with me. Josh not only helped me make a right decision on the cut of the diamond but also the setting and the quality of the diamond. I am a kind of a person who likes to see, wear and feel the things/items that I buy but unfortunately we were unable to visit Josh to select my ring in person. Josh made sure all my doubts were clear and guaranteed his work. I ordered my ring just on trust and good faith. Josh's name also came highly recommended by a very close friend. Today wearing the ring I can't believe I trusted someone I have never met or known for such a big purchase.......I couldn't be happier with my decision on the Ring and Josh as a Jeweler. Thank you Josh for everything.
January 4, 2013
The ring is perfect! Thank you so much for all your hard work, I know this was not an easy task. I will send you the pictures so we can discuss my ring, next week.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Douglas M Klinowski
Chief Executive Officer
Trusted Senior Care, Inc.
November 26, 2012
To call Josh Fishman knowledgeable on diamonds is an absolute understatement... He is, without a doubt, a true expert. Throughout the entire process of buying my fiancée's engagement ring, Josh was happy and enthusiastic in educating me about diamonds, and was remarkably honest in making recommendations. His passion for what he does is infectious, and he made what could be a stressful process into a genuinely fun experience. Josh is unquestionably one of the best people I've ever dealt with, not just for his knowledge, but also for his integrity. A. Fishman & Son is truly a cut above other dealers. I will definitely be back for more jewelry for both myself and my soon-to-be wife, whose ring is absolutely stunning!
New York, NY
November 25, 2012
You have outdone yourself. It's so beautiful yet understated, not flashy which is what I like. The marquise cut is quite different in shine compared to a solitare cut, it's like the flowers are gray and the balls are bright. Neat. Much love as always. I got the ring for thanksgiving, well deserved for both of us. Betty Anne Spar. Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and another one coming down the pike in a few weeks.
Betty Anne Spar
November 23, 2012
Josh spent the better part of two years educating me on diamonds and two hurricanes working with me to coordinate our schedules so my wife and I could meet with him to build a relationship which will last for generations.
Oh, the diamond earrings we bought? We could not be happier with the value.
There are few experiences and times in life when its hard to convey the personal importance (feeling) of an event through the choice of words. My impression of the integrity with which Mr. Fishman approaches life, the passion he has for his profession, and the responsibility he feels towards those that put their trust in him is such an occasion where words lack the ability to translate that feeling.
Within a few minutes of meeting Josh and just talking about life and family, my wife was at ease with his approach to helping her make the best possible choice for her earrings. Afterwards, even before seeing the finished product, we knew we had found what we had been looking for, for this and for all future needs.
We are excited to have found a trusted adviser, a family jeweler, and friend.
November 20, 2012
Mr. Joshua Fishman,
Its truly incredible how something so simple could be so absolutely beautiful!
I couldn't stop smiling after finally getting through all the packaging and seeing the stone again that we picked sitting their perfectly on display. Thank you so much again for what you've done, did and continue to do. I would like to thank you for how you made it so easy for me to ensure I made the right decision. Glad you were the one who was chosen to create the key for the next step in my relationship. I must also thank you for helping me choose rather than impose the perfect stone for this occasion. I was really impressed with your knowledge, guidance, suggestions in letting me make the decision and never feeling pressured to choose differently for sake of making a sale.
As a side note, I'd like to mention again how your videos and tutorials on the website helped me prepare to take on a task of picking a stone with confidence.
I'll let you know how everything else turns out but if my mom (who is also a jeweler) approves I'm sure my future fiance will as well. Maybe we'll all at a later time be able to sit down together and design the setting I had in mind. Although, I'm positive she'll enjoy wearing it as pretty as sits now.
Ciao for now,
P.S. A funny story. The week following after we met. I went on vacation with my significant other and some friends of ours. We visited St. Thomas and St. Maarten which I'm sure you know are well known for their plethora of diamonds and other gems. Well the ladies of course couldn't help but visit several stores to see the jewelry for themselves. To make it short on more than one instance the sales people of certain stores weren't amused by what I had to say about some of the diamonds they suggested were right for us. It was a bit upsetting what they tried to pass off as a deal I couldn't get anywhere else. I'm sure there were plenty of stones that would command the price they asked but it was a bit disheartening to see how lifeless some stones were when I asked to see them in different lighting. Some even tried to convince me that blue diamonds are the new wave and are 100% natural. Finally one admitted yes they were natural before they were infused with color. There's more involved with this whole story but I won't bore you with details. Just know your education guides work.
November 9, 2012
Josh, I stumbled onto your website and your educational series on diamonds while searching the web to educate myself anticipating buying a diamond pendant for my wife for our anniversary. I never dreamed that I would buy a diamond sight unseen on the internet. After listening to your educational videos I became intrigued enough to call and talk. I wanted your recommendation for a "pretty" pear diamond for a solitaire pendant. I appreciated that you quickly recommended a diamond of the size and price I wanted. Then when I wanted to see the mounting you promptly emailed a picture. There was absolutely no sales pressure. I placed my order with shipment promised for the following week which turned out to be the week hurricane Sandy hit NYC. Of course, understandably, shipment was delayed as your jewelers could not get to work and FedEx was delayed. Nevertheless, even though your home had no power, you found a way to FedEx the pendant to arrive on our anniversary morning. My wife was speechless when she saw it and very excited. Now several days later she is even more pleased. Thank you for your outstanding service. You were a pleasure to work with and are highly recommended.
October 12, 2012
Josh - first my apologies....I am way behind in getting back to you to let you know that my wife absolutely loved the piece - it was exactly what she was looking for - thank you so much - as usual your service is first rate. Baby #2 is due in January so we'll definitely need to add another letter in the future. I look forward to working together again soon. Thanks again and best to you and your family.
October 4, 2012
You might have landed on this page for a variety of reasons: presumably you're looking for an engagement ring, a loose diamond, or another piece of fine jewelry. I'll make this easy for you: stop reading, schedule an appointment with Josh, and then read the rest of my review.
Now that you've done that: I recently purchased a diamond engagement ring from Josh, and my fiance and I could not be happier with it. Josh is the consummate professional and an absolute master at what he does; from the first time I walked in to his office up until the moment my finace said "yes, this has been a wonderful experience. Josh has made lifelong customers out of the two of us, and I bet that the same will be true for you.
New York, NY
August 14, 2012
Mr. Fishman is a dedicated jewelry maker who makes the designing and purchasing process easy, makes exquisite rings and establishes a firm foundation for a lasting customer relationship.
With sincere appreciation,
June 25, 2012
I recently purchased my engagement ring from Josh, I couldn't have been happier with the entire process. He was very helpful before I purchased the ring while he was trying to earn my business and even more attentive after the sale when my fiance needed some minor resizing. From my experience Josh is looking to gain a loyal lifetime customer with every person he meets/speaks with. He is not just looking for a quick sale which is a pleasant change from many others in this industry.
June 11, 2012
I cannot thank you enough for your guidance and assistance in creating Jenny's engagement ring. I am happy to report that she enthusiastically accepted my proposal and will hopefully be wearing the ring for many years to come. Thank you to both you and Robin for going out of your way to make this possible.
All the best,
June 8, 2012
I wanted to let you know that Craig gave me the most stunning ring yesterday! It is just gorgeous and I cannot thank you enough. While I was not involved in any of the transactions between you and Craig, I know he gives you very high praise...from everything to ordering it, the time it took to make it, and your responsiveness to his questions and research. We cannot thank you enough and will be definitely returning to you soon....after all...I need a matching wedding band!!! :-)
May 31, 2012
My new earring jackets are magnificent! Josh new exactly what I wanted when my Father, a retired jeweler, put me in touch with him. His honesty and guidance were like working with family again. Now I will never have to feel unsure when I buy jewelry again...A. Fishman and Son is a family business and they make me feel like part of the family!
St. Louis, MO
May 15, 2012
I went to Josh for an engagement ring for my fiance, going in I had a somewhat decent idea of what to get and how to go about it. Talking to Josh before going about what I was looking for, when I came to meet him it was amazing. He had multiple diamonds lined up on the differences and how to go about putting a ring together. It was a great experience and anyone should definitely go see him! He was easy to talk to and extremely knowledgeable. I had to change a bit of the ring after it was finished and even then he was more then helpful to get the design that we both wanted. Professional, quick and an amazing jeweler, I will be coming back and recommending him for years to come.
May 7, 2012
Josh is the best jeweler on this planet. My wife and I still marvel over the ring he made for us, simply breathtaking.
San Diego, CA
April 26, 2012
I just want to take the time to describe your work in one word...STUNNING! The ring is absolutely perfect and Danielle and I could not have asked for anything that was more on point for what we were looking for.
The good news is that she said YES! We are in the very early beginning stages of planning and we look forward to many memorable moments to come.
Your new website looks great! It's a nice layout and very user friendly from a functional standpoint.
I have your check and I will be sending it out to you. I have been absolutely busy at work which is certainly not a bad thing.
Thanks again for all of your help! We really appreciate it.
Ashley B. Nance, Esq.
Florence, SC 29503
April 25, 2012
Josh Fishman is a real gem! I have been fortunate to know Josh for 26 years, feel very comfortable putting my trust in him and have recommended many friends to him. Every piece of jewelry that he has made for me is exquisite and Josh is a sincere gentlemen. Josh gave me many stones to choose from, all of the highest quality and the workmanship of his pieces is magnificent. The unique marquis eternity ring Josh made for me is a custom made setting and each stone was carefully chosen to match in color and size. My ring is appraised now for 5 times what I paid for it originally! I also had Josh make another custom wedding band which wouldv'e cost twice as much had I purchased it elsewhere and everywhere I go, I get complements on it. When my children are ready for an engagement ring or any other piece of jewelry - I WILL GO TO JOSH FISHMAN.
April 25, 2012
I had a great wedding because of Josh Fishman. Months before my wedding, I had been stressed looking for a jeweler that I could trust and feel that I am getting a value for my buck. 10 days before my wedding I met Josh. After exchanging few words, I knew I found an honest, trusty, respectful man with integrity. Mr Josh was actually sick but he came in to meet me. He told me not to worry. He made for my wife a Beautiful Custom Made, 28 Emerald Cut stones set in very nice way to increase radiance of light on the ring. Very Beautiful Ring. My wife receives lots of complements about the ring every day. One more thing. His service is incredible, He educates you about all type of diamonds, their characteristics .He will help you choose the best value for your budget. I can't thank you enough JOSH FISHMAN for making my wedding memorable. If anyone is looking for Magnificent Diamond Jewelry at the right rice, and Great Value, please visit Josh Fishman. Thanks Josh one more time.
April 25, 2012
I have been doing business with Josh for many , many years, so have a lot of my friends and relatives, some of whom were customer's of his father! The Diamond District can be a scary place when you don't know who you can trust, and no one wants to be taken advantage of. I know when I go into A. Fishman & Son. I am in a safe harbor. Honesty, integrity, and knowledge, knowledge, knowledge! I know I am going to be educated, and when all is said and done, I'll have gotten away with a great price and have something with lasting beauty and value. I can't imagine shopping with anyone else. Why?
April 23, 2012
The ring is amazing! Hana loves it! For the last few weeks all I heard was “it won’t look like the website,” “I don’t know how this will be like I want” and just constant non-stop. And the second I showed her the ring that went ALL away!
Truly great craftsmanship and artwork.
Again thank you so much for letting me have the ring before you looked at it, I appreciate what you have done and also Robin too! She was a tremendous help in getting the ring to me before leaving Ohio so I could personally give Hana the ring.
April 16, 2012
My experience confirmed A. Fishman & Son's impeccable reputation. For our 5 year anniversary, my wife wanted a ring to match her Krementz engagement ring and wedding band. When I found out that Krementz was no longer making bridal jewelry, I chose A. Fishman & Son to create a matching ring after researching and contacting many jewelers both locally and online (I am in Indianapolis). I was glad I did -- the ring turned out great and the service was unmatched. Josh Fishman responded to my questions immediately and kept me informed throughout the process. Even before the ring was delivered, and on short notice, I decided to also buy a necklace for my wife as a surprise. Josh made it happen. Both the ring and the necklace turned out great and made my wife very happy. In fact, A. Fishman & Son contacted me when they noticed I had redirected the FedEx delivery of the new jewelry (the fact they were actively tracking the package indicated to me how seriously they take customer service). If you are hesitant to purchase jewelry "online" as I was, you should not be concerned about doing business with this company. Thank you Josh & I look forward to doing business with you for many years to come!
April 7, 2012
The ring arrived as planned on Thursday morning. I could not be more happy with it. It's gorgeous and as a set the rings are perfectly paired.
I want to thank you for your hard work for me and going above and beyond handling the situation with the insurance company. I am so appreciative. You helped turn a terrible situation into an exciting and happy one.
I love my new ring so much I cannot stop looking at it. I will definitely be going online to leave as many glowing reviews for you as I possibly can.
March 28, 2012
Josh was incredible! I stumbled upon his website after scouring the internet looking for diamond stud earrings for my girlfriend. I didn't really know what I was looking for all I knew is I wanted to get the most bang for my buck. After watching many of his informative YouTube videos I realized there was a lot more to consider when purchasing diamonds, not just the biggest diamond with the best rating for the cheapest price. Looking for as much info as possible I submitted my name an email address in the "Discover 5 Costly Mistakes To Avoid When Buying a Diamond" section on the afishman.com website. To my surprise Josh personally sent me an email with even more helpful information. After a few emails back and forth I called Josh and he couldn't have been more helpful. We set up a meeting at his office and he personally took the time to explain my best options of price and quality. I never felt pressured or rushed in fact Josh made me feel like his most important client! I ended up purchasing the first pair of diamond studs he showed me and my girlfriend loves them (she has worn them every day since). I look forward to using Josh in the future for all of my diamond purchases. It feels really good to have a "diamond guy" that I can trust and who really has my best interests at heart. If you are looking for diamonds look no further than Josh from A. Fishman & Son.
New York, NY
March 28, 2012
I had the best experience with Josh Fishman. He was referred to me by a good friend and I cannot thank her enough for the introduction. I absolutely loved working with him. He is honest, patient and professional. I wanted a bracelet for a holiday gift and Josh designed a magnificent piece. His prices are extremely fair and I am absolutely thrilled with my beautiful new bracelet. From now on, I would only do business with Josh for all of my jewelry. I cannot wait to refer him to my friends and family.
New York, NY
February 14, 2012
I didn't know much about diamonds when I started looking for one for my wife. I bought some books, which gave me basic understanding of diamonds. Yet, it was not enough. So, I went to several jewelry sellers, such as Tiffany and Ben Bridge. In every one of those stores they have sales people that make maximum efforts to sell to you. However, when I was asking simple questions about this or that diamond's properties, nobody could answer me. They promised to call me back though with more information. I looked on the internet for additional information when I run into education series by Joshua Fishman the owner of A. Fishman & Son. Josh's educational videos opened the whole new perspective for me on diamonds. The most significant was the fact that I could call Josh and ask him questions. Josh is a professional with superb experience who can help to choose the right stone. With A. Fishman & Son I found large selection of loose stones and selected three that met my criteria. I was not sure which stone I should buy. Josh guided me through the process and recommended the stone that was the beauty beyond my expectations. It is “MUST SEE” the stone. It has all excellence of cut, proportions, color and clarity. Exactly what I wanted for my wife! She was speechless when she put it on her finger. Moreover, Josh made an excellent setting that enhances the stone's beauty. I would like to thank Josh and A. Fishman & Son for this great experience.
Feb 14, 2012
Mr Fishman is by far, the very best in the jewelry business.I had the privilege lately of dealing with him & I can not say enough good things about him.If you want honesty, integrity, and more than fair prices then Joshua is the man for you. Please consider him for your next diamond purchase. You will be happy that you did. 5 stars & above.
February 8, 2012
Loved it! Josh was great in working with us to upgrade the diamond in my wife's wedding ring. Gave us full credit for the original diamond purchased from him over 10 years ago.
February 3, 2012
I appreciate the follow up and I am really sorry for not replying sooner. Thank you for taking the time to make sure everything worked out with the earrings. She loved them! She wears them everyday day and they look great! Thank you again for your guidance and expertise in selecting them, your help made the process so much easier.
New York, NY
February 2, 2012
If I did not tell you how much Kelly liked her earrings, I apologize. Another home run from A. Fishman & Son! Thank you.
Jason R. Klinowski, Esq.
Chicago, Illinois 60606
November 23, 2011
On behalf of my sister, we thank you for the "exquisite and superb " job on our rings. They were beyond our expectations ! You made "Two Italian Mothers" very joyous to be able to wear them to our Daughter and Son's Wedding.
You are both a joy and a pleasure to do business with. We wish you and your family a very "Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving."
October 6, 2011
I don't fully understand exactly what a diamond does to the opposite sex, nor do I really ever expect to...however I can tell you how they react when they receive a "new" one (or two as in this case). They (diamonds) have a tendency to bring a host of emotions including tears. Yes, Jaime loves her new princess studs...as we both knew she would. I showed them to Mom when they came today, and she cried (back to the whole not understanding thing). I know how it makes me feel when I see those emotions and I suppose I'm not the only one. I'm sure that's why your in business and will remain so for a very long time. She could not be any happier with her earrings, and I could not be any happier for her. As always...thank you for everything.
September 19, 2011
My high profile client needed a trusted and reliable source for the purchase of a custom piece of diamond jewelry. A. Fishman & Son was recommended. We needed to duplicate to precise standards an existing piece of jewelry and to find the highest quality stone to match. This project also operated on a very tight time line. Josh Fishman flew a representative cross country to meet my client with a variety of stones to select from. He then used his expert craftsmen to precisely duplicate the existing piece with the new stones and met the time lines perfectly. His integrity, professionalism and the quality of work were beyond any expectations. Clearly this company has earned its fine reputation as one of the country's top trusted and professional jewelers and diamond sources.
San Diego, CA
September 16, 2011
Josh, I wanted to more officially thank you for the work that you did for us. The engagement ring is stunning and much more impressive than I had imagined it would be. Korrie was thrilled and can't stop pointing out how "sparkly" it is. The diamonds truly are stunning – and pretty twinkly if I do say so myself. As I expected, it is wonderful, beautiful and one-of-a-kind. Anyone who questions whether or not they can get quality diamonds and service online - let me tell you that you can! Josh and his team do world-class work. They are honest and their level of service is beyond exemplary. This is my second time working with Mr. Fishman and both times have been extremely satisfying. Josh takes the time to get at what you REALLY want and then provides guidance backed by years of expertise. No upsells, No hard sells. No pressure. In fact, Josh has talked me out of spending more than necessary and has produced rings that I never thought that I could afford. I honestly cannot recommend Josh Fishman or his associates highly enough. If you are looking to invest in an engagement ring call Josh...You will be very happy that you did.
Samuel Brown - Houston TX
September 14, 2011
Joshua and the rest of the folks at A. Fishman are simply spectacular at what they do. I first enlisted Joshua's help to design and create my wife's engagement ring. His honest advice and outgoing personality made him one of the easiest people with whom I have ever worked. Since the engagement ring, I've asked the folks at A. Fishman to build a number of other pieces of jewelry for me (or, more accurately, my wife!). We cannot be more pleased with the products and the service. As a guy, I feel sanguine knowing there is only one phone number I need to know to get whichever piece of jewelry my wife wants!
August 1, 2011
Fantastic. From the very first meeting to the final pickup of our ring, Josh was a pure pleasure to work with. Most important, however, is that his stones are top quality and they clearly stood out from the rest of the street. I knew that working with Josh my fiancé would be nothing but stunned, which she was. Thank you Josh.
July 19, 2011
I just saw the ring you made for my son, Jason Klinowski, and it is truly exquisite. It is more beautiful than the one we viewed in Tiffany's. We are so happy with your work. Thank you for being the artist you are. You also taught my son a great deal. Thank you again. I still love and wear the the 3 diamond ring you made for me.
July 9, 2011
My brother is over for a visit and he brought us the rings. They are fantastic. The redesigned engagement ring is stunning. The two side diamonds are gorgeous and perfectly complement the center stone.
My wife couldn't be happier with it. We spend quite a while after dinner last night watching how the ring scatters candlelight all over the room. The wedding band also fits great and looks wonderful. Thanks for the resizing and repair.
Hats off once again for the advice and great service.
July 6, 2011
Lauren was VERY happy with the ring. She was speechless when she saw it. Thanks again for your help and craftsmanship. I think we will be talking to you sooner rather than later regarding wedding bands. I can’t thank you enough.
June 6, 2011
I can't thank you enough for the quality of product and guidance you provided through the whole experience. Her diamond gets RAVE reviews everywhere we go, and I have been congratulated on my choice more times than I can count. I look forward to rewarding your exceptional work with some referrals down the road, as I have readily been distributing your information.
New York, NY
March 30, 2011
Good Day Josh!
Well we finally received Jean's ring last week. Paul had been delayeda number of times from going to Connecticut so it was some time before he was able to send it to us.
Jean was flabbergasted to say the least.She is a humble farm girl and at first glance the ring appeared to her as a bit overwhelming and much too large!
In the following days however she has worn it around the house and has cometo admire it and appreciate the great sentiment that it represents.
The diamonds are really light=catching and I am verypleased with the outcome.
Another happy customer!
You take good care of yourself!
March 24, 2011
Thank you so much for my lovely diamond hoop earrings. I received them in the post yesterday.
They are very beautiful and sparkly.....just what I was wanting.
Josh I also want to thank you for the beautiful J hoops that you made me last year, I cant tell you how many people notice them.
Josh your great customer service and speed at which you get things done is really appreciated.
Even though this sale wasn't a very big one your always so understanding and never pushy and this is why even though we are now based in Australia you will always be our family Jeweler.
I may have mentioned to you we hope to put in an order with you for a tennis bracelet sometime this year hopefully for my birthday in October.
March 21, 2011
The ring came out fantastic. My fiancée, Adrien, can't stop looking at it in amazement. Although she may not have picked it out exactly, she realizes it is what she wanted and more. The craftsmanship is great and the diamonds are displayed so elegantly. She loves it and as you predicted, I love seeing her wear it.
Your help throughout the process was amazing, thank you. Without your advice and my trust of your advice, this process could not have happened. You truly are in the business of empowering men to make women happy, and you accomplish that with creativity, vigor, and most importantly, a patient attitude. I can agree that you undoubtedly run a business on a higher level and selling diamonds or jewelry is not your core business. You understand what people want to hear and what people need to hear about the product and situation in order to comfort them when making such an important purchase.
After all my shopping, I would not have purchased from anyone else and look forward to hopefully working with you again.
Please let me know where I can submit a longer, more glowing (if possible) review for your website.
I look forward to seeing you again.
February 25, 2011
Fed Ex just delivered the package. The ring and pendant look more beautiful live than the pictures. Thank you so much for turning such an important purchase decision into a memorable/extra-ordinary customer experience.
December 14, 2010
I would like to tell you about my recent "first time" experience with A. Fishman and Son. Several months ago I started my search for a engagement ring and wedding band. I am 50 years old and never have been married and knew absolutely nothing about diamonds. I started my search in the high end retailers. After picking myself up off the floor from the sticker shock I moved over to the middle of the road retailers. At this point I knew I needed to educate myself a little before I made such a large (important) purchase. I was just getting too much conflicting information from all the retailers.
One of the positive things about the Internet is it has a wealth of information. For two weeks I did nothing but study diamonds. Now armed with a little knowledge I made the decision to source my diamond on line. The prices on line seemed so much lower than the retailers. I thought I could put all the on line dealers on the same playing field by only selecting GIA certified diamonds which met my criteria. I searched all the websites and narrowed my search down what I thought was the best diamond. I strictly used the GIA report and price as my criteria.
I had a very specific type of ring I wanted and the dealer who listed the diamond I selected would not guarantee in writing that he could deliver this exact ring. So I started searching for a local jeweler who could manufacture the ring and who would be okay with me providing the diamond. I didn't have too much success. So I was in the position of having a source for the diamond but no one who could manufacture the very specific ring I wanted. I started searching again on line and found A. Fishman and Son. I sent an email and almost immediately I heard back from Josh Fishman. We exchanged a few emails and Josh indicated he was willing to make the ring and was okay with me providing the diamond. I decided at this point to talk with Josh on the phone. From the beginning I had a good feeling about Josh and his company. I liked the fact that I was actually dealing with the owner of the company. He explained many things to me and corrected me on a few thing without making me feel like I was an idiot. One of several things Josh explained to me was you can not simply judge a diamond by the GIA report. The on line dealers in most cases do not have possession of the diamonds they are selling. They are simply listing diamonds on there website from other wholesalers and are strictly selling off the reports. You could have 2 diamonds graded the same by GIA but as far as appearance one might stand out dramatically over the other (as far as brilliance, sparkle and fire). This is where A. Fishman and Son is different than most of the on line dealers. A. Fishman and Son actually has a diamond inventory. Josh explained that if he is going buy a diamond and put it in his inventory then it must be a diamond he feels is worth investing in.
To make a long story short, sight unseen I decided not only to have Josh manufacture the engagement ring but I also bought a diamond Josh had in inventory instead of the one from the on line source. I also bought a wedding band from them. I put all my trust in him based on the many conversations we had. Ultimately I felt Josh was looking out for my best interest and I trusted him.
Upon completion of both rings Josh sent me photographs. The wedding band was perfect. The engagement ring had a problem and was not exactly what I expected. Josh with absolutely no hesitation remade the ring. A few weeks later he sent me a photograph of the remade ring and it appeared to be perfect. I recently received both rings and both appear to be perfect. Both have appraised well above what I paid Josh for them and most importantly the diamond was everything Josh represented to me. It was what Josh calls a "pretty diamond". The independent GIA certified appraiser who I had appraise both rings could not believe what I paid for this diamond.
The big test will be at Christmas when I present theses rings to my girl friend. I am 100% confident that she will feel the same way I do.
I highly recommend A. Fishman and Son. Josh went out of his way to make sure he delivered what I expected. I could not be more pleased with the service and most importantly the product that he delivered. A. Fishman and Son will always be my jewelry source.
Lake Mary, Florida
October 11, 2010
My fiancé and I went to Josh because thirty two years ago, my parents went to his father, David, for their engagement ring, which my mother still adores. This was probably the best shopping experience of my life: Josh was incredibly patient (I took an hour and a half the first time we came in and then insisted on coming in the next day for another forty-five minutes) and made sure I never felt rushed or overwhelmed by the decision.
We were searching for a fancy gem--first I wanted a purple or green sapphire and then we decided to look at blue sapphires. Josh went through his whole collection of sapphires with us, even going through some jewelry he had already made and offered to take a gem from one of those pieces, which ultimately was what happened. I was also struck by how committed Josh is to making beautiful, high quality jewelry--he seems constitutionally incapable of bringing himself to make a piece of jewelry that isn't of the highest quality and beautifully designed and crafted.
It feels very rare to meet someone these days like Josh, who takes pride in his work and sees it as a true craft. I cannot think of a shopping experience that has left me happier.
And I have to admit, since the ring has been on my finger for only 28 hours, it has taken me a very long time to write this review, since I keep stopping to gaze at it!
September 20, 2010
I wanted to take a moment to speak to the integrity and creativeness of A Fishman & Son. Over the past 10 years I have made 3 purchases from A Fishman for my 15th, 20th and recently my 25th anniversaries. Each time my wife was totally overjoyed (speechless) when receiving her new jewelry. Each piece special and totally different from what you will see in most jewelry stores.
Growing up in the retail business and specializing in wedding attire I have made many “friends” in the jewelry business and have made many purchases from my “friends” who were always giving me some type of deal because of our personal and professional relationship.
Prior to my 15th wedding anniversary I wanted to upgrade my wife’s diamond ring, returning to my friend whom I purchased it from. After doing some general research on the internet with regards to diamond pricing I had a relatively good idea what the upgrade would cost me. Understand that I am a careful shopper with time on my side and was discriminating in all aspects of the diamonds quality relative to price. I wanted my wife to have a spectacular ring that she would be proud to wear everyday.
My friend greeted me with enthusiasm and was eager to call his wholesalers to get some stones for me to look at. I explained that I wanted to trade in the original diamond; however he put the hard sell on me to keep it for another use, being that it is sentimental and my wife would not want to sell it. He then told me there is no market for used diamonds and could not trade it in. I went shopping and found a stone on the internet. I was able to cross reference the GIA certificate to A Fishman & Son. I live 3 hours from New York City and wanted to see the stone. I called and spoke to Josh Fishman who made himself available for me to see the diamond as well as others to compare it with. The real surprise was on my trip to NY. I also looked at other diamonds each time including with Josh. The quality of my original diamond was NOT close to what it was represented by my “friend” who had supplied me with an appraisal at the time of purchase specifying size, color, clarity and cut. Comparing it to other diamonds it was clear I was taken advantage of. Mr. Fishman had the best product for the money and was happy to spend time with me educating and earning his trust.
Having very specific ideas on what I wanted the jewelry to look like as well as excellent brilliant diamonds, I brought Josh cutouts and photos of different settings highlighting different parts of each and asked him to make her new ring. When agreeing on the final setting I asked Josh how high to make the center stone relative to the side stones and he responded that he knew it had to be just right. I pressed him on specifics and he assured me he knew. He then explained to me the difference between custom handmade jewelry and mass produced settings made from casts. Again taking his time to educate me and earn his trust. In the end my wife’s diamond ring was spectacular. She has worn it for 10 years and there is not a week that goes by that she doesn’t get comments that it is the most beautiful ring that they have ever seen.
At our 20th anniversary we repeated the process and A Fishman & Son came through again with a most amazing wedding band. And just last week for out 25th anniversary Josh made me an exquisite diamond heart and chain that is also so different yet something she can regularly wear.
Every year or so when visiting NY we bring her jewelry in for cleaning, polishing and to check the settings. Josh and his staff treat us like new customers and each time the pieces look like new and there has never been a charge for any of this maintenance.
Please be assured if you are in the market for a special piece of quality jewelry you will not get treated any better of fairer than at A Fishman & Son!
September 14, 2010
My experience with Josh and A. Fishman and Son was nothing short of phenomenal. First and foremost, my fiancé absolutely loved the ring that Josh had made for us. However, what I really appreciated was the time and patience Josh extended to me as I sat in his office for over 2 hours and debated over the center diamond, the type of setting and the overall engagement ring. I clearly had a lot on my mind, and Josh was extraordinarily helpful. He never once gave me the impression that he was trying to "sell' or close me on anything, and was very articulate and detailed in his answers to my questions. It's clear that Josh is trying to create customers, not simply move product. Case in point, of all the diamonds he showed me, Josh actually nudged me towards a lower cost stone, simply because based on my description of what I wanted, he thought that would be the right diamond. Again, I can't say enough about Josh's professionalism, approach and knowledge of the industry. Plus, he has phenomenal diamonds. There isn't a place that my fiancé has been where she hasn't been told how beautiful and stunning her ring is....thanks Josh, we appreciate your help!
September 13, 2010
Working with Josh at A. Fishman & Son was a delightful experience. I was ready to purchase an engagement ring for my girlfriend of 5 years and was referred to Josh by some close friends. They could not have been more right the way they spoke of him. Josh made the engagement ring purchase very clear and effortless. Being that this would be a major purchase for me I needed someone to explain the different diamond types, shapes, styles, etc. Josh took the part of helping me to another level.
I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a special piece of jewelry to go see Josh at A. Fishman & Son. Thanks Josh!
August 28, 2010
Our experience was great here. My engagement ring is better than I ever could imagine! It sparkles in every light and catches my eye all the time. My fiancé and I could not have asked for a better experience. Grandma Pearl said for the best engagement ring go to A. Fishman & Son...she was right! We will be back for my wedding band without a doubt. Thank you so much,
Matt and Cindy
August 18, 2010
I wanted to THANK YOU for the beautiful ring! Joe proposed while we were in Cape May last week!!! The ring is perfect!!!!!! I appreciate all your time, and patience. We are so grateful to have worked with you, and can't wait to come in for the wedding bands! Everyone loves the ring, and I have been passing your name along.
Please send me the link to write something about your services so Joe and I can each write. I can't thank you enough!!!
July 18, 2010
My now husband got in touch with Josh per a recommendation for my engagement ring. He said it was by far the best selection of stones he had seen in his price range. Josh listens to what you're looking for and delivers beyond your expectations.
Since then, I have also had Josh design a pendant with a center stone that I had not been using. This piece is so delicate, feminine and brilliant, I wear it proudly every day.
Not only has Josh selected a stunning stone for my engagement ring, he also went beyond the call of duty in lending me a pair of earrings to wear for my wedding day. This personal touch is so appreciated and says everything about the service and care that make A Fishman & Sons a special find.
All of my jewelry from Josh stands out from the rest and is complimented constantly for its brilliance and design. We easily recommend Josh as a family jeweler!
July 7, 2010
What can I say... When it comes to diamonds and craftsmanship Josh is the best! We bought our first piece a few years ago, a stunning 3 plus carat princess cut engagement ring. I trusted Josh from day one, his knowledge puts you at ease and his prices are very competitive. He also has the ability to understand exactly what you want and for me that's very important since our purchases are always done long distance. We also purchased beautiful diamond studs and this week I received an eternity ring with princess cut diamonds all around. Once again, it was as beautiful as expected. My next purchase... Diamond hoop earrings!
July 6, 2010
I worked with A. Fishman & Son in the design and order of my new wedding band for my 10th wedding anniversary. They did a terrific job in helping me design the ring.
The ring, when completed, was absolutely flawless and very beautiful, and I would use them again for any jewelry.
I would highly recommend them to anyone.
June 21, 2010
I was shopping for an engagement ring for my girlfriend for about 3 months before I heard about Josh. I was searching countless boutiques all over Manhattan and found myself to be very unhappy with the overall customer service and quality of most of the places I went to. At almost all of the boutiques I shopped at, I felt like the jewelers were either trying to sell me something out of my price range or trying to get rid of a lower quality diamond so they could get me out the door. I never felt that any of them were really trustworthy or patient. After these failed attempts I was starting to get nervous so I asked around for recommendations. My friend told me to stop looking anywhere else and go straight to Josh! I took his advice and emailed Josh right away. I was very specific and gave him notes on what I was looking for as well as my price range. I got an almost immediate response as well as a phone call the next business day asking to set up a time to meet. When I met with Josh he had already picked and laid out three options, all of which were in price range and exceptionally better anything I had seen up to that point ! Never did Josh come across as pushy or aggressive. On the contrary, he was extremely patient, knowledgeable, respectful and professional. He was able to make my ring to my exact specifications very quickly and I have to say that the ring is absolutely stunning! My friends and I will continue to go back to Josh for any of our jewelry needs!
New York, NY
March 26, 2010
I am the third of 3 brothers to put my trust in Josh Fishman's expertise, and I was not disappointed. Josh is not only knowledgeable about all things diamonds, but he is also patient and kind. I spent a great deal of time trying to decide exactly how to design my fiancé's ring, and he helped me every step of the way without ever pressuring me to make up my mind. He answered every one of my emails (often within the hour!) and made me feel like I was always his number one priority. With Josh, you don't feel like a customer, you feel like an old friend.
March 21, 2010
I have purchased 4 diamonds from Josh Fishman over the last 10 years. The latest and best one for my beautiful fiancée Joean. He is like no other person I've known. He has always given me the benefit of his expertise when choosing a diamond. Josh is the kind of person who I can just call and give him an idea of what I'm looking for and what I have to spend. He never tries to talk me into buying more diamond than I can afford, instead he helps me find the best diamond possible for the budget I have.
I would choose to buy from Josh Fishman for his knowledge and kindness alone. However, when I compare the quality of diamond I get from Fishman and Son to what other companies are offering, I realize I am getting one heck of a deal as well.
And yes, I not only recommend him to you but I told my own brother about Josh Fishman. Now his beautiful new wife wears a diamond from Fishman and Son.
March 4, 2010
I am married twenty years and for our anniversary my husband wanted to get me a new diamond ring. That being said he took me to Josh Fishman a very refined gentleman who showed me a few different diamonds all of which were sparkling. One in particular was breathtaking and Josh being the expert in the jewelry business for many years knew we wanted quality. He explained in detail how this diamond is in all the 4 cs and I couldn't take my eyes off of it...I was sold from the minute I laid eyes on it but needed to look at another vendor who was a competitor just to compare...Well there was no comparison to what the other diamonds looked like to what A. Fishman & Son has...I would highly recommend anyone looking for a diamond to go to Josh Fishman...He is extremely helpful and will make you so knowledgeable about what piece of Jewelry you are buying from him. I am so happy with the ring we bought from Josh...I get compliments all the time...Thank you and will definitely come back for more....You have to check him out....Its a must....
March 3, 2010
I purchased an engagement diamond from Josh (later a wedding band). I did a side by side comparison with another diamond from a highly recommended local jeweler in the area. Both had same color, clarity grade and sparkled beautifully but Josh's was slightly bigger and quite cheaper. Even better than his diamond is Josh himself though. He is just a pleasure to do business with. I was able to get diamond knowledge that I found no where else from Josh and his web site. I'll definitely do business with Josh again.
January 29, 2010
Josh, we want to thank you for your guidance through the wedding ring buying process. We are extremely happy with your service and your patience and are blown away by the final product of our designs.
Anthony and Amy Rosamilia
New York, NY
January 27, 2010
In this world of internet buying and shopping mall jewelry store chains it seems as if it is either quantity or quality and not both. Such is not the case at A. Fishman & Son.
When we were small children we followed our parents around and learned much from our parents. Joshua Fishman has taken the family business and certainly "kicked it up a notch." From Joshua's professional knowledge of the business to the painstaking and patiently job of walking a customer through their purchase it is no wonder that A. Fishman & Son's business has continued to grow.
From the very first moment that you deal with Joshua about your purchase he will make you feel as if you have been a lifelong friend of the family, and will not force something upon you that he feels you will not be happy with. Rather he listens to each and every person's individual needs and wasn't and tailor makes your purchase of jewelry and or precision stone to your specifications. I would find it very hard to not purchase all of my jewelry from Joshua as his expertise and personality are so addictive.
When you purchase something from A. Fishman & Son you can rest assured that you are getting the highest quality for the best price and know that you have become a friend and valued customer of Joshua's for life. For me it simply does not get any better than this!! I am so very proud to know that I can trust someone like Joshua to take care of my needs in the jewelry field.
January 27, 2010
Just wanted to let you know that we received the bracelet last Friday and it looks GREAT!
I went out Saturday night with two of my girlfriends and couldn't wait to show it off to them - and they loved it!
It was great talking to you again. John was telling me what a pleasure he always has working with you. We both want to say THANKS for all your help.
Please take care and we hope to be contacting you again in the not too distant future.
August 26, 2009
Thank you so much for going so far out of your way to make this incredibly special and perfect ring for us! We absolutely love the ring - it is completely "RIDICULOUS"!! :-) Thank you again, and we hope to visit you very soon for more beautiful jewelries!
Sue Kim & Jin Jong
New York, NY
P.S. We hope you noticed the "diamonds" on the card cover. We thought the card was highly appropriate. :-)
July 4, 2009
This is a very late thank you for the incredible diamond ear rings and anniversary ring you had made for us.
We cant thank you enough for your honesty, expertise and brilliant craftsmanship in delivering those beautiful pieces to us.
The diamonds are so brilliant and white even after a couple of years I still never get tired of looking at them.
I cant tell you how many people comment on how stunning they are.
As you may remember we returned to Australia and things have been quite hectic getting settled thus the belated thank you.
We have referred you to all our friends and you have actually made an engagement ring for one of them Andy ......and yes they were as thrilled as we are with their choice.
Finally we just wanted to say no matter the distance when we are looking for another gem in the near future we know we can trust you in delivering something special.
Michel and Vicki Mamet
June 18, 2009
I've been meaning to tell you how much the earrings you made for Andrea mean to her. She tells me how much she loves them at least once a week, even now months after having received them. I know the effort you and your jeweler made to get them exactly right and when I look at them on her, after getting over how beautiful they are, I just feel good knowing the care you brought to her 40th birthday present. I hope sometime in the near future I can stop by in NYC and see you again to thank you in person and - who knows - get the next ball rolling.
November 23, 2008
Everything arrived here this morning without a hitch. It is absolutely stunning.
You have a very happy client. Thank you for the hard work and beautiful result. I am delighted.
September 3, 2008
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
To say that these are the most beautiful rings we have ever seen would be the understatement of the century. The craftsman ship and attention to detail goes far beyond any expectations we had developed. These are incredible! Simply the most stunning rings ever created - to think, we were going to buy our rings at Tiffany's! What a mistake that would have been.
Any jewelry we buy in the future will always come from A. Fishman.
Many thanks and well wishes,
Las Vegas, NV
November 26, 2007
I popped the question this weekend and she said yes!! She also said the ring was absolutely perfect.
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! I think she is still in shock. I wanted to let you know how happy she was and thank you for your help.
I look forward to hearing from you. We will be in to see you down the road for the wedding band.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving,
November 7, 2007
Hello Josh, seems like only yesterday you helped me with one of my life's biggest moments......buying my engagement ring. You were such a GREAT help and I will always smile when I see her ring, and the smile on her face. I'm glad I chose you for my purchase, it's not to often when you look back in life and can honestly say you wouldn't change a thing about a choice you made.
April 16, 2007
It was a pleasure dealing with you and thanks again for your help and counsel. The ring exceeded my expectations and Lisa loved the ring too. I proposed to her in Central Park that afternoon and she said yes.
I also received your appraisal in the mail last week in the mail as well, thank you.
I will not hesitate to recommend your services to my other friends and family who are thinking about purchasing a diamond.
January 23, 2007
Wanted to thank you for all your help, time and professionalism. Just received loose diamond it was even nicer then you described. Your service is impeccable, I would not hesitate to refer you to anyone. If you ever need a reference it would be my pleasure to assure them that you are GREAT...Thanks again...
December 20, 2006
Just opened up the ring and it looks AWESOME!!!
Thank you very much for being so nice and working w/ someone as picky as myself.
Your customer service was excellent and I will not hesitate to recommend you to others.
November 28, 2006
A long overdue huge thank you for my gorgeous wedding band. It is perfect. The compliments I continue to receive are truly overwhelming confirming what I already know to be a work of art.
I delayed in thanking you before thinking I would be coming to NYC to show you in person, your fine handiwork, but alas the time has come for me to head to Florida and my City trip will not happen.
For now, Happy Holidays to you and your family and thank you again, so much, for making two exquisite pieces for me.
April 6, 2006
I received the UPS package this morning...already knowing what was inside, but when I finally got to the ring box and opened it, I was speechless. The ring is, as you said, fabulous! The diamond sparkles
Like none other I have seen. I keep gazing at it...I hope I don't damage my eyes. hee...hee... I wish I could thank you in person, but this will have to do for now.
The ring fits beautifully and feels very comfortable. I am so glad you added the ball joints! The ring sets right where it should on my finger, and stays there. Bottom line, I am thrilled with it! You are the greatest.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Dee Ann McGetrick
February 24, 2006,
I absolutely love my ring. Thank you so much. The diamond is gorgeous and you were right, it looks great in the setting I had. I love the size, shape and clarity of the stone. I can’t stop looking at my hand. I have already had several compliments on it. You have got yourself another customer for life. I would also be happy if you would use me as one of your testimonials. Again, thank you, thank you, thank you!
January 24, 2006
My ring just arrived. I’m so thrilled. You were right going with a higher color made all the difference. I was going the wrong direction in my search. I’m so happy, it looks spectacular, and reminds me a lot of my old ring. Thanks again for everything. I’m glad I got over my fears of sending it off to a "stranger" but after reading all the wonderful reviews on your web site I decided to put my faith in you and you came through 100%. Thanks again, I’m getting it insured today.
Mill Creek, WA
December 15, 2005
I just received the ring, the diamond is absolutely stunning and the setting you helped me picked out is perfect. I'm sure she is going to love it
Thanks again for all of your help
Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year
December 7, 2005
Thank you! Words can’t adequately express how thrilled we are with the ring that you made for us. It is stunning. It is hard to believe that you were able to create a ring of this caliber and stay within my budget. If I had had four times as much to spend I would have picked the same ring. The stones are spectacular and the custom setting that you designed with me is unbelievable. I could never have found or afforded a ring of such substance if I had not discovered you online. The ring is appraising for double what I paid. More importantly, it is a unique one of a kind ring that has dazzled my wife and her friends. Working with you has been an absolute joy. Your advice, creative input and knowledge have been invaluable. You not only know diamonds, you know how to get people what they really want rather than what they think that they should have. It is rare to find a jeweler with such integrity or who cares so passionately about his customers. You have delivered more than I could have expected and then some. You have a customer for life.
Thank you again for all of your kindness and hard work. I can’t wait until I have a reason to work with you again.
Wishing you the very best.
November 18, 2005
I just wanted to say thank you again for picking such a beautiful stone for me. Putting that much money into something unseen is frightening. I placed a lot of faith in you and you really came through. I had a local gemologist give me a verbal appraisal and he too thought is was a great looking stone at a very fair price. Please feel free to use me as a reference and I will be happy to pass your business card along when the circumstance presents itself.
West Palm Beach, FL
November 16, 2005
I cannot tell you how excited we were when we received the package. We opened each box until we got to the small ring box. When we opened it we were amazed. It was more beautiful than the pictures. The diamond dazzled us and the platinum setting was amazing. Josh, when Val put it on my finger, I felt like a princess. We want to thank you so much for your patience, and professionalism. When we started looking into upgrading my ring we were nervous doing it over the internet. But when Val found your site, he was immediately impressed with all the information you provided.
When I spoke with you, I was equally impressed with your honesty, knowledge and help in finding the right diamond for us, and helping us put together the setting we were looking for. We have found our family's jeweler!
Again thank you so much for your help, you made this purchase feel secure and exciting. Please tell Robin how much I appreciated her patience and help also!
Please feel free to use us as a reference anytime!
Valentino & Denise Garcia
Sandia Park, NM
November 11, 2005
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Thank you so much for all the time you took to give me a primer in diamonds. The stone is as gorgeous as you assured me it would be and everything I hoped for. I enjoyed learning so much in such a short time and I am hopeful that I will have another good year or two which will allow me to consult further with you about future purchases. In the meantime, I shall simply have to content myself with passing out your business cards and web site.
PS Feel free to post this.
November 10, 2005
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
I just wanted to take a moment to drop you a note letting you know how much I love my diamond! It is absolutely beautiful. I have received numerous compliments. The stone is just what I wanted and I am ecstatic. It was a wonderful way to celebrate 10 years of marriage. It's just amazing how many people have commented on the stone. I continue to hear from others that they think it is the most beautiful stone they have ever seen. The only down side is that I have ran out of your cards to give to people. It's not too big of a problem though, because I now send them a link to your web site.
On a plus side, I had the diamond appraised for insurance purposes and it appraised for almost $6000 more than I paid for it. That's right; you read it correctly, 6 thousand dollars more. Every jeweler who has seen it has said that it is a beautiful stone.
You have made a customer for life. Expect to hear from me in the first quarter of the year. I decided that I need a diamond pendant to go with this gorgeous ring. I'm sure my husband will be thrilled. Sounds like a great Valentine's day present to me! Please feel free to use me as a reference. I do not have enough good words to say about working with you. From the first day we spoke on the phone, to meeting you in person, selecting the diamond, finally paying the diamond off, and how you shipped it to me: everything was so smooth and seamless. Working with you was truly fantastic from start to finish.
Thanks again and I can't wait to work with you more in the future.
October 13, 2005
Just a line to let you know that I did receive the custom diamond ring yesterday and I have to tell you that this is one of the most beautiful rings I have ever seen. The fire that radiates from its core, to the stunning beauty of the Platinum setting it has surpassed any expectation I would have accepted.
Being an investigator by trade it was a very difficult decision to make this purchase over the internet, but when you walked me through a few processes and asked the right questions, I knew, with your guarantee that if I were disappointed, or the product was not as described, I would get my money back. To add the “cream on the cake” I took it to a local, very high end and respected Jewelers and asked their Gemologist to tell me if the diamond was as described on the GIA Certificate. After a few minutes of examination under the scope, she returned with a smile and said “this diamond is everything as certified and more”!
This is going to make my wife very happy as this, if you remember is her gift for putting up with me for 30 years now. Again Josh, I want to thank you, and I have already given out a few of your business cards. If anyone would like to contact me as a reference, please give them the link below.
Gerald E. Gorsky
I did receive the ring and it looked beautiful. I only had it in my possession for about 30 minutes yesterday evening before I had a friend plant it in a special spot. It is now Tanya's and she absolutely adores her ring. You really created exactly what I was looking for. I just wanted to thank you again for your efforts. I will be in touch in the near future about a wedding ring to go with the beautiful ring I received yesterday. Thanks again.
June 27, 2005
Just wanted to let you know how pleased Kim and I were with your assistance with all of our rings. As I told you, Kim was extremely happy with her engagement ring and to have her band match perfectly was truly great. I also am pleased with my band.
I just wanted to let you know how happy we were with your quality and customer service. You got us beautiful rings on a tight schedule and really appreciate it.
I will be sure to recommend you to anyone that I can. If you need a referral, please don't hesitate on calling me or shooting me an email.
Thanks again for all of your help.
John and Kim Phillips
April 18, 2005
I know I told you this over the phone but I did want to follow up with an email. My fiancé is very happy with the ring! You took care of every detail and made it just as we asked. You gave us wonderful service and a very reasonable price. We have told everyone we know about what a great experience we had working with your company.
Kimberly has included a link on our wedding website to your company, and here's what she says about you:
"We found a jeweler in New York City that deals in non-conflict stones, is very friendly, honest and upfront about quality and price fairness of every item he stocks. Honest and therefore affordable.
It's nice to find a business that will pay just as much attention to you when you're buying $1300 worth of jewelry as when you're buying $13,000. "
Thank you for everything!
John Blair & Kimberly
Mountain View, CA
April 9, 2007
The ring came yesterday and I could not be more pleased with it. I do not believe I could have done any better. The ring is gorgeous and tastefully mounted. I could not be more pleased doing business with you. Most importantly I am positive it will knock her socks off and will mean something to her for a lifetime. Thank you again for helping me with advice, fair prices, and prompt service.
Thank you very sincerely
March 05, 2005
Michael and I received the ring last Saturday. We are overwhelmed by it's beauty and perfection! It couldn't be any closer to my wishes and desires. Yes, now I understand what you mean by substantial. You didn't just mean the ring, you meant the stones! I feel so glam and flashy. It makes a big statement on my small hand. Michael thinks the stones, design, band...it's just gorgeous according to him.
He tried to propose on Monday at the top of one of our ski resorts because with all the sunshine we've had and the beautiful view, it would have been perfect. Well, that day it started to rain as we got to the resort. So, he's gathering blessings from each of our folks, then he'll officially propose. In the meantime, it's too gorgeous not to wear!
Dad sees it and meets Michael for the first time tomorrow. We flew into Dallas, TX Wed. night. Can't wait!
Josh, we LOVE the ring. It couldn't be more perfect. Thank you! No one has a clue about the center stone. I'm telling all these Dallas ladies about you and giving them your card.
Thank you! We'll keep in touch for sure.
Michelle & Michael
February 2, 2005
I just wanted to send a letter to you to let you know how happy I am with my diamond purchase. I was a little hesitant at first, to do this type of business over the internet. However, much to my surprise, it was very personal. From your first email and through all of our conversations, I was very pleased with how you do business. I feel that you are honest, very informative, and you are a very good at what you do. I think that you conducted business in a very professional manner and you only wanted what was best for your customer.
I was more than pleased with your diamond selection for my ring, and how it was mounted. Your suggestion to keep my original diamond and put in a necklace was also a good idea. I still have the ring and the diamond that I originally started with 14 years ago.
I could not a chosen a more beautiful stone if I had been there in person. I feel that I received the best quality of stone for the price. I had tried to find something locally and the quality or the price is no comparison to what I found through A. Fishman.
Please feel free to add my name and letter to your list of references.
Mary M. Fisher
January 5, 2005
I wanted to take a moment to thank you again fro helping me find the perfect engagement ring. From the very first contact, you set your company apart through your prompt and personal response, from the 5 million or so other hits I got in response to my web search for 'diamonds'.
While I used your website almost exclusively to educate myself on the basics of diamonds, your patience in sharing your years of experience on the finer points allowed me to find a most beautiful stone in my price range.
I proposed to my girlfriend as we shared a bottle of champagne on a deserted moonlit beach at the stroke of midnight this past New Year's Eve. O course she said 'yes' and needless to say is so very pleased with her ring, proudly showing it off to everyone.
So again, thanks so much to you and your lovely wife for all your help. I look forward to doing business with you again in the not too distant future.
With best regards,
John Leposa (and Tammy)
Smithfield, North Carolina
December 31, 2004
The diamond arrived yesterday and is incredible. My fiancé will absolutely love the stone. Thank you for making such an important decision so painless and effortless. After months of looking at stones and dealers I am 100% happy with you and your company.
Jesse E. Phillips
December 22, 2004
I would like to thank you for your service and advice on my recent purchase. The diamond has "burned" my fiancé's eyeball! She finally selected a platinum solitaire "Tiffany"-style setting which allows the diamond to be showcased without competition. I was "wow'd" as well by its fire. I firmly believe now that "size" is not all that counts! Putting your resources into a high quality stone actually enhances appearance without needing an enormous stone.
Peter H. Wright
November 30, 2004
I just wanted to say thank you one more time for making me feel so at ease about my purchase. It really makes me feel good to know that there are people in our world like you. I have been in the Military for over 20 years and I have seen a lot of things and I have been around not so nice people. It is just nice to know that you can talk to someone like yourself on the phone and instantly feel at ease.
I am sure that Traci is going to be thrilled once she gets over the shock!!! of her new diamond. I can hardly wait to see the look on her face. I will give you a call or drop an e-mail when I get my hands on it and then we will be talking about getting it set after the holidays. As you can tell by my rambling, I am very excited.
Again, thank you and thank Robin for me. This has been a very wonderful experience.
Klamath Falls, OR
September 2, 2004
(Feel free to use this as a testimonial)
South Elgin, IL
July 6, 2004
I've been meaning to contact you. Deb absolutely loved the diamond and she chose a setting with some side stones that complement it perfectly. We were married a month ago and things are going splendidly.
Thank you once again for your diligent attention to me while I was doing my search and for the incomparable stone you recommended.
Have a great week.
Circle Pines, MN
July 6, 2004
Nicole loves the ring! I proposed on Tuesday morning at a sunrise on the beach. She said she could not have imagined anything else and has not stopped looking at it since I put it on her finger. Thanks again for all of your help and we will be in touch when it comes time for our wedding bands. I will hand your cards out without a doubt.
New York, NY 10012
June 30, 2004
Hi Josh and Lynne,
I received the package from you on Monday. It was sitting on my chair, a big box just like you said. As I started to tear open the box, I started to wonder how the diamond would look. Inside the big box was a smaller box--I felt like it was my birthday and I was a little kid again, gushed with great anticipation. In that smaller box was a yet an even smaller box, an elegant red leather ring box. I didn't open it right away. I looked for the seams and gently turned, rotated and flipped the box until I knew I had the box turned the right way so that when I opened it the ring would be facing right at me right side up. I wanted to catch the sparkle of the diamond the moment I laid my eyes on it. Well, Josh and Lynne, when I opened the box, I was blown away. The diamond not only sparkled, it was brilliant white and dazzling. I knew that you had given me a truly beautiful diamond. The diamond is one of those diamonds that catches your eye, it is so beautiful. When we talked about your diamonds, you called it your "regret" diamond, and you are absolutely right. I see what you mean now.
When I left work that day and took the ring home with me, I could not wait to give the ring to my fiancé and see the look in her eyes. Now keep in mind that she's not the type to be easily impressed. Well, she was blown away by it, too. I mean she just couldn't take her eyes off of it. She just stared at it and stared at it, turning and rotating the ring, moving it closer and farther away. I was right beside her looking at the diamond with her. We were both impressed by how white the bright diamond looked in the light. Even in dim light the diamond gives off a white radiance. We even put it up against a white sheet of paper, and it was even whiter than the paper. Now how sick is that!?!? I couldn't have asked for a better rock.
My fiancé confessed to me that she didn't think I was going to pull it off. She and I had gone to many jewelry stores and looked at "thousands" of diamonds in every category of color and clarity. We even looked at the New Century diamonds, and they looked good. This diamond you sent to us looks even better than that New Century diamonds we saw. She said in the beginning she could not believe that I would trust a stranger and buy a diamond sight unseen from a jeweler I didn't know who is all the way in New York City. But after seeing the diamond, she said I did good, really good, and she was very impressed with the diamond.
We thank you very much for the magnificent diamond. My fiancé said that this is one that will be our family heirloom. You not only made me look good, you made me look like a genius. I placed my trust in you even though you were across the country in New York and paid for the diamond without ever seeing it first. But I had a good feeling about you after talking with you and understanding your business ethics and philosophy. Thank you for honoring my trust and coming through with such a fine, fine diamond. You are da bomb, Josh. As I said, you will be our family jeweler from now on. Our wedding is this Saturday, July 3rd. Thank you for rushing the ring and getting it to me in time for it. You are truly a master jeweler. I feel so proud of myself and you, believe it or not, that I have gone around telling my friends about you. Friends who have seen the diamond have asked, and I have given your cards to them. Please send me a few more cards so I can give them out.
If you are ever in Hawaii, you have to look us up. Thank you again for everything and thank you for the awesome diamond ring.
Peter C. Hsieh, Esq.
Honolulu, HI 96813
June 21, 2004
I'm sure you get email like this all of the time, but I wanted to thank you for the beautiful diamond I purchased from you a couple of weeks ago. I had the diamond set and my wife loves it.
I know I didn't purchase the most expensive diamond in your inventory, in fact I'm sure it was one of the least expensive, but you still treated me like I was important. Best of all, the diamond was exactly what you said it would be. I will recommend you to my friends.
Thanks for all of your help,
June 10, 2004
I hope your holidays went well and that things are going well for you in NY. I gave the ring to Adrianne a couple of weeks ago and she loved it. The stone looks fantastic in that setting- your honest advice really helped me with the selection process.
I wanted to say again how pleased I am with the quality of your service and your approach regarding this sale. It was a pleasure doing business with you, which is a statement I sincerely doubt I would be making had I chosen to go with some of your competitors on the street.
Feel free to contact me through e-mail or by calling me at work.
June 7, 2004
I just wanted to thank you for the diamond that I purchased from you on the 14th of May. Thank you for your help in explaining the diamond and the recommendation you gave me. It is a brilliant diamond and my fiancée absolutely loves it. Thank you again for you assistance with this important step in my life.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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