Phil is not your typical Jeweler. I purchased an engagement ring from Phil which was an amazing experience. I sent pictures to him in advance and he not only came through with the perfect band, but also brought roughly 20 oval shaped diamonds ranging from 1Ct-3Ct. He would show about 4 diamonds at a time and let me eye each one of them up to narrow down the final 3 i liked based off my own perception of what looked great. Come to know each diamond was very similar in size and between a D and F in color. Special moments warrant special attention and you get every bit of it with Phil! – Michael

morgan-and-gregPhilip – Thank you for working with us in designing our beautiful rings, people cannot stop complimenting them!!! –Best, Morgan and Greg


The earrings arrived this morning and I couldn’t be happier.  Thank you for your great work!- Shari


“I got engaged last night!!!  My ring is STUNNING!!!! I was referred to Mr. Weisner by my cousin and his wife.  My boyfriend and I went to see him together and we left feeling soo confident and excited!!  Mr. Weisner helped us create a masterpiece.” –  Michelle H

Philip, Oh my gosh!!!!!! It is better and more spectacular than I ever imagined! I can not thank you enough!!!! You always outdo yourself!!! This is a gorgeous piece of jewelry! I can not thank you enough! 😘😘😘 I will tell the world about you and your genius!!!! – Paula


She LOVES IT and it was a perfect fit! Thanks again. – nick-and-leigh Nick


“IMPRESSIVE!!! I was at K&W to have some of my old family pieces reconfigured and an about to become engaged couple was there looking for that “perfect” engagement ring. Philip and his team were so helpful, patiently walking them through the process answering their many questions. Then they got to their WOW moment. The 2 of them looked at one of stones in a setting on her finger and their faces just lit up. It was a beautiful moment. I know that they will be very happy with the ring and they had a great experience. And by the way, my new necklace that Philip designed for me with diamonds from my mother and grandmother’s old pieces is magnificent!” – Terri



fred-7-shannon“Philip & Maria – You two are the BEST! Can’t wait to build the Wedding Bands!” – Fred & Shannon


“Thank you for helping me design the perfect Engagement Ring. It has been a week since the proposal and Annika cannot stop showing it off to the work. Working with you was an absolute pleasure and the ring is an incredible demonstration of your workmanship. You gave me complete confidence with the entire process, which was particularly comforting fiven the short timeline.” – Andrew, New York


“Dear Phil- Thanks for taking care of the next generation in our family. This necklace was made for my 28th birthday. My mother had this beautiful diamond and she designed the necklace. I remember the night that I got it (33 years ago!). This has such a special meaning to me so passing the stone on to Lucas (who is my godson) for his future wife is very special. I know my mother is watching us from above and will be very happy. Thanks again.” – Susan R, New York


“I would HIGHLY recommend them to everyone. My fiancé proposed in New York, but decided to let me choose my ring, as he didn’t want to get it wrong! We visited K&W and were delighted by the outstanding customer service, advice, knowledge and quick turn around when purchasing my stunning, unique engagementring! Thank you Alex and Philip for making me a very happy bride to be!” – Nastasha S. 



“Philip, I want to send you a quick note to say thank you so much for the entire process.  She absolutely love the ring. We got engaged last week in St. Bart’s! See the beautiful photo! – Cameron”


“Friends and family have been going here for almost 30 years.  Recently had occasion to buy an engagement ring and knew where I had to go. The staff was extremely helpful without any sales pressure.  They were very patient with an inexperienced client.  They assisted in designing and then creating the perfect ring at a great price.  My family and friends were right!  This is the place to go.” – Lance L, Yonkers, NY


“Thanks K&W!!“You get 5 platinum stars on my consumer rating scale. As a personal shopper and consumer advocate I applaud you. Your honesty and integrity is unparalleled in your trade from what I have experienced at Kestenbaum & Weisner.” more  – Kristin W. Brooklyn, NY 


“The casual buyer fears being taken advantage of and many times decides to shop only at major retail establishments. At Kestenbaum & Weisner I believe my fear has been dissolved.”


lucy-james“Philip, I absolutely love my ring! It’s perfect and as if I dreamed it! I’m so glad Keith sent us to you.” – Xx Lucy & James


“We have worked with K&W for many years, and find Phil is an honest, fair and creative expert.  I recommend him without reservation.” – Carol F. Hermosa Beach CA


“My husband and I received excellent service from K&W. We had our wedding bands made about 2 weeks before the wedding day and were very happy with the service. Not only did they rush to make sure the rings would be done in time at no extra charge, but they were patient and helpful while we were deciding on ring styles and settings.  They were able to make me a diamond band incorporating stones from my mother-in-law’s earrings, and they fixed up my husband’s grandfather’s wedding band so that it looked like new for us to use during the ceremony. We felt that the prices were fair and would definitely go back in the future!” – Rachel S. Manhattan


myles-and-mary-img_0823“Philip! I did the deed. She Said Yes and she LOVES it. Thank you so much. You’re the man.” – Myles


“I want to thank you for your help and guidance but most of all patience. Here in San Francisco they discovered Gold 150 years ago, but they don’t know a thing about Diamonds!!”


“Thank you for your patience, hard work, and understanding in helping me surprise my bride to be with a ring that she (and I) will cherish for many years to come. It is beautiful, exactly what I hoped for and so much more.”


“Dear Phil – “What I am most impressed about is the customer service K & W has provided for me. My biggest fear was that I didn’t get what I wanted I would end up stuck with an expensive piece of jewelry for which I would have no use. I think we’ve been back over a half dozen times since, and you just continue to dazzle us way beyond your Diamonds.”


“My fiance recently bought my engagement ring here and I am beyond happy with it.  I knew what I liked and had searched for styles for months, but was blown away by the ring my fiance chose.  Phlip was extremely helpful in picking out the setting, as I already had the diamond, and turned my diamond into a truly beautiful ring.  I went in earlier and browsed rings and Philip knew all the information I should leave with him so that when my fiance came in later he could pick out the ring and surprise me with it.  And it worked perfectly.  I am very lucky to have this ring forever.” – Rachel, Brooklyn, NY


“I had no idea what I wanted in an engagement ring. Other than some vague ideas and a rough price range, I was very intimidated by the whole thought of it. Heard about K&W through a friend and they immediately put me at ease. I got a BEAUTIFUL diamond, setting, really everything well within my price range. The staff was helpful, flexible, courteous. Can’t say enough good things about this place. If you are a New Yorker looking for an engagement ring (or I’d suppose anything shiny) go here first.”–  M F. New York, NY


“My Dear Philip -“Thank you, thank you, thank you…I love the way the ring looks and feels on my finger. It only took me 44 years to get the ring of my dreams.”


byron-nina“Hi Philip, I proposed last night in Santa Barbara. Thanks for your help. She loves it!” – Byron


“I highly recommend Kestenbaum and Weisner! Their service is exceptional and their product is BEAUTIFUL. My husband Jason and I were visiting New York for our 9 year wedding anniversary and bought a stunning diamond cross necklace. This year for our 11 year anniversary K&W created a gorgeous redesigned engagement ring for me that I will describe as breath taking. Thank you so much K & W for such a beautiful piece of art.” – Leslie M, Houston TX



“This was my first time buying diamonds.  The staff was extremely helpful and nice.  I came in with a budget, and I was shown appropriate options.  I did not at all feel pushed to go out of my price range.  I highly recommend K&W.  I really liked their selection, and I plan on going back for my future needs.” – Michael B.  Manhattan, NY


“I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am in my beautiful new ring! While I was nervous buying a Diamond ring over email and phone calls, you were always patient and eager to please. I will never ever buy jewelry any place else now that I have found Kestenbaum & Weisner.


“Recommended by a close friend while looking for an engagement ring. It ended up being the best place I went, hands down. The service was amazing with no pressure to buy big or over budget. They simply want you to get the right ring for you. In the end, she said yes and loves it, so they did something right. They work with you in a custom manner to get the results you want. Definitely plan to return when getting the wedding bands.” – Andrew H. Brooklyn, NY


“ALL I have to say is They Are The Best. I bought my wife’s engagement ring there, and they were friendly, informative and honest. They gave me a price on a diamond and they were the best price of the 5 stores I went too. No one was even close!!! Since then i have bought bracelets, necklaces, and more rings from them. just go into the store once and u will see what i am talking about.” – Shawn R. Manhattan, NY


“Thank you so much for helping us with our engagement ring. We are ecstatic with the end result. The jeweler who appraised it for us even commented on how unique and well finished it was, and that we got great value for our money. That makes us feel secure and ultra pleased with our purchase. Thank you again for your help and reliable service.

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We love love love the ring you made! Here are a few photos from our engagement in Venice The dark one is moments after I proposed. Thanks Bert & Bre” 💍💞


“After walking through the diamond district on 47th I felt as if I had just run through a gauntlet. There are only so many pushy foreign men with bad breath that I can handle before I lose my s**t. I had given up for the moment and decided to grab a drink when I happened to walk by K&W. It looked clean and classy from the outside and it was a breath of fresh air to walk inside.  Alex was simply relaxing and straight forward and I felt instantly comfortable. He actually took the time to listen to me and made great recommendations. My fiance absolutely loves her engagement ring and the whole K&W team makes her feel special when she stops by periodically to get it cleaned (they offer that for free). We’ve gone back now to purchase all the rings for the wedding through Alex. Phil, the owner, adds a very personal “family” touch to the whole experience. He’s great to work with and they have all been a very pleasant and important part of this engagement period.  I get the impression that their business model is based on building relationships first and selling diamonds second. Whatever it is, it works for me. ” –  Matt P.   New York, NY  


“I had such a lovely experience getting my engagement ring at K&W. My finance and I had been recommended to go here for our ring by a family member and I am so delighted that we did. I didn’t know a lot about diamonds before getting the ring, but I did know exactly what style I was looking for. Maria was so helpful and gave me a tutorial on diamonds explaining cut and clarity etc. She spent as much time as I needed selecting an actual diamond in our price range and then we discussed settings. I had always wanted a vintage setting and they custom made a beautiful vintage style setting for me that I had given them a photograph of. We were not living in NYC at the time and Maria kept me updated by email about the progress of my ring and sent me photos. I was so pleased when I received my ring, it was exactly to the specification that I wanted and even nicer than I imagined. At no point in the store did we feel pressured or that we were being ripped off. This is a lovely small family run store and I would highly recommend for anyone to purchase their engagement ring here. We will definitely be back for our wedding bands! Thanks K&W!!” –  Hannah G. Brooklyn, NY  


“I need to thank you for all of your help with my Dad’s Diamond ring. I am getting tons of compliments about how nice it looks, and I know my Mom is very happy to see it on the hand of the 3rd generation ( it was originally my Grandmothers Diamonds of her wedding ring from 1923).”


“Phil…“The piece is absolutely gorgeous and a true testament to your artistry. It was EXACTLY what I was looking for. As a matter of fact, I got so excited when I opened the package and actually saw the bracelet that I couldn’t wait til Christmas to give it to her!”


“From the minute I walked by the window and was greeted kindly and politely (not accosted in the street like most Jewelry stores in the diamond district) I knew that this was the place for me! My engagement ring is perfect. My requests were not typical for an engagement ring, but the staff listened and worked with me and my fiance to help create the perfect ring! Every request we had was handled in the most helpful and attentive way. The whole staff makes you feel comfortable and special throughout your entire purchasing process. Not to mention they deliver the most magnificent products! This truly is a special gem in a sea of overwhelming options. I would recommend this store to anyone shopping for jewelry, and I myself will never by jewelry from another place as long as I’m in New York!” – Desiree, Manhattan, NY


“I used to deal with these folks years ago. I have not bought jewelry for quite some time, but wanted some diamond earrings for my wife for Christmas. I re-found their number and called Mr.. Weisner. Well it was like calling an old friend. He made some recommendations and fulfilled the order exactly as promised. He said if my wife was not ecstatic he would take them back. While my wife loved the earrings, it was not what she had in mind (what do I know). Mr Weisner took the originals back immediately and made my wife exactly what she wanted. She is ecstatic with them. Mr Weisner once again proved he is customer focused, does great work and creates great jewelry at very good value. I would recommend them to anyone at anytime.” –  Bill E. Vail CO


“Shopping for ring can be nerve wracking to say the least. Its common knowledge that retail jewelry stores can overcharge by 2 or 3 times the price for a stone. The diamond district is the clear alternative to finding a nice ring at a very reasonable price, however, navigating through all the intense pushy salesman and jewelry jargon makes the experience nauseating. At Kestenbaum and Weisner, I was able to find a reasonably priced ring with no pressure of making the purchase. I visited the store 5 times, custom designing the ring. The staff was patient, respectful and in the end, I was able to give my fiance the ring of her dreams without overpaying. Since purchasing the engagement ring at K + W, I’ve sent my brother who also purchased his and I am now returning this winter for our wedding bands.  I highly recommend Kestenbaum and Weisner for all your jewelry needs!!” –   Aaron S.  Hoboken, NJ


“Another nice jeweler referred me to them. That tells you already about their reputation.”


“They really know what they’re doing! Fantastic experience and I am obsessed with my engagement ring!” –  Christina C. Manhattan


“Phil – I wanted to thank you for all of your help. I am just ecstatic at how amazing the ring came out! I am just so relieved that I came out of such a confusing process with such an incredible ring. I can’t wait to see the look on her face! Thanks again.”


“Our wedding is quickly approaching and we are looking forward to a wonderful new life together! I wanted to send our sincerest thanks for the wonderful job you did. I knew when you initially made the engagement ring that I would be returning for the wedding bands. We cannot thank you enough for making our rings and dreams come true!”


They’re even more beautiful than I ever imagined! Thank you for taking our rough, scrappy drawings and creating two truly unique and special bands for us. Not many people are lucky enough to find a jeweler who truly listens and cares that every detail is perfect. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, and will cherish these rings forever.”


“I couldn’t let another day go by without thanking you for helping my daughter with her selection of Diamond earrings. She’s been on cloud nine since the minute she left your store. Who would have guessed that all of the Diamond hype is true?”


“I went here for my wife’s engagement ring and their service is second to none.  They are all extremely honest, fair and over the top accommodating when it comes to purchasing jewelry.  They made me feel extremely comfortable during an experience that can be stressful.  I was so pleased with their service that my wife and I also purchased our wedding bands there which we love as well.  The service is great and I strongly recommend this store to anyone looking for jewelry.” – Tommy J. Hoboken, NJ


“The ring reached us way up in Maine on a wonderful bright sunny day. We opened the box, and I swear the stones were almost brighter than the sun!…and it fits!!! Thank you to the entire K&W team.”


“Thank you Mr. Weisner. I would like to take the time to tell you how much I appreciate your kindness and professionalism. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the Diamond and the setting came together. I proposed to my girlfriend, she saw the ring and literally started to shake and cry…she eventually did say yes!”


“I want to thank you for your consummate professionalism in helping me select a wonderful engagement/ wedding ring set. You made for me a first time jewelry buyer, feel at ease and just like a long time customer I commend you for listening to my concerns. You should have seen the look on my Fiancée’s face!! You made the rings perfectly at a great price no one else could even come close to matching.”


I’ve had my ring for several weeks now, and I’ve been so busy basking in compliments I haven’t had a chance to say a proper thank you! I will certainly stop by to show you how stunning it looks. I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your help and your patience in selecting and buying my dream piece.”


“Dear Philip, All the lovely notes like this have inspired me to write one of my own! It’s now a couple of years since you made me a replacement for the delicate necklace I had loved and lost. The minute I saw the one you made, I knew that the diamond was clearer and brighter than the one I had lost. Most people would think that a small diamond on a very delicate chain would not be something to crow about, but I can’t tell you how many compliments I’m still getting on this necklace that I love and wear every day. It compliments everything, and it even looks great when I add another necklace on rare occasions. Thank you so much for your care in finding just the right stone, and to your team who did a beautiful job with the setting. I hope to see you soon.”


“My husband purchased a 4 carat diamond from here for my engagement ring and had the most amazing service!! They are extremely honest and over the top accommodating when it comes to purchasing jewelry.  We also purchased our wedding bands there which we love as well! the service and quality is great and we have recommended this store to many people!” –  Leslie H. Monmouth Beach, NJ