One-Stop Shopping at IGT Jewelry Shopping Mall

One-Stop Shopping at IGT Jewelry Shopping Mall

Manhattan is filled with so many designated retail districts that pedestrians could easily walk into one and not even know it. So, how can you tell? Pretty much just pay attention. For example, when walking in Midtown West and a sea of chain restaurants and cafés suddenly turns into blocks upon blocks of fabric stores and the like, New York explorers have entered the Garment District.

When traversing the short stretch of W. 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues and every storefront has a weatherworn sign displaying “Diamonds” and “Jewelry”—or, merchants standing outside these shops are inconspicuously muttering as much to those that walk by…that’s the Diamond District.  

More often than not, the items inside these modest shops remain a mystery to foot traffic, with only small window displays showcasing a few of the glistening treasures that one might find inside. But, on a recent walk down W. 47th Street, I surprisingly saw something different: IGT Jewelry Shopping Mall.  

The large space, with a prominent gold sign, takes up a big chunk of the bustling street, and, floor-to-ceiling widows—giving way to a scene of long rows of individually illuminated display cases—entice passersby to take a closer look inside.

The 16,000-square-foot jewelry mecca is located on three floors of Extell Development Co.’s new tower, with the ground level, mezzanine and basement featuring retail. I perused the ground floor, which features a sleek design, including black-and-white tile floors, furnished booths and abstract light fixtures.  Several brands—including retail and wholesale—are represented in the space, which means those on the hunt for any type of jewelry—from antiques and silver by Assorted Gems, The M Jewelers, Jangmi Jewelryand Amsterdam Diamonds; and fine jewelry by the likes of Zela Jewels, Lanetti & Co. and Eddie's Best; to the perfect engagement and wedding rings from Leon Diamonds, Pristine Jewelers and Roni Rubinov; and timepieces by Rafael Diamonds & Watches—are sure to find something they’ll treasure for years to come.

The destination also includes polish and repair services. And, for a caffeine pick-me-up while shopping, there’s a café, Rubosta Espresso Bar, in the back of the ground level.

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