The Beginning: A Young Man and a Brown Diamond
Our story begins in 1979, on a train barreling towards London. A young man named Leibish Polnauer – a diamond polisher by trade – was traveling the rails and reading 'The Guardian.' The factory at which he worked had been shut down. And so, Leibish sat on the train, awaiting his station and scanning the day's headlines.
That was when the sales advert on the front page caught his eye. Royal crown jeweler Garrad was promoting a 6 carat pear shaped brown diamond. A firm believer in man shaping his own destiny, Leibish decided to make a phone call. "For some reason they connected me to the general manager of the company," he says with a smile, "and I tried to sell to him."
With no existing stock of his own, Leibish offered his services as a diamond dealer and was invited in for a meeting. "So the guy says to me, 'one of the leading families in the area is marrying off their daughter, and her father wants to make a tiara of pear shaped diamonds. Do you have any? I need them within 2 weeks.'"
Leibish Polnauer, still loving diamonds, more than 30-years later…
The Search: London – New York – Tel Aviv
Replying in the affirmative, Leibish hopped a plane to New York City, then Tel Aviv. 60,000 British pounds later, he returned to Garrad with a selection of stones. "I presented them and he bought everything." Leibish remembers. "That was the beginning of my love for fancy shapes and fancy diamonds."
Sharing the Love (of Colored Diamonds)
More than three decades later, Leibish & Co. is the leading source for natural colored diamonds and jewelry. The world's finest jewelry designers and manufacturers rely on Leibish & Co. for diamonds that fire their imagination and inspire their creations. We have built a steady base of loyal international clientele who keep returning because we continuously exceed customer expectations. In 1995, Leibish & Co. launched www.fancydiamonds.net, in order to utilize the internet as an effective sales, marketing and service channel for our international customers.
At Leibish & Co., we strive to fill the unique niche of supplying natural Fancy Color diamonds in all colors and sizes. These stones come in hues of pink, yellow, blue, orange, green, champagne, grey and black. In addition, we offer large white diamonds. Our diamonds come from the mines that source colored diamonds, including Argyle in Australia, and vast mines in Africa, India and Russia. All our diamonds are from legitimate, conflict free sources in compliance with UN Resolutions. Leibish and Co. also offers matched sets and jewelry made from natural, fancy colored diamonds. Our designers provide these jewelry layouts and sets to internationally renowned manufacturers and jewelers.
Achieving customer satisfaction is our primary focus. As a family-run business of over 30-years, we take immense pride in what we do, yet are always looking for ways to do things even better. Every member of our team has a specific expertise, and we work together to build on one another.
At Leibish & Co., highest quality workmanship is our calling card. We design, manufacture and market jewelry made from diamonds that are precisely calibrated for size, and graded for color. We listen to our customers and match our diamonds to fit their individual needs. Our wide assortment of fancy shapes, including round, oval, pear, emerald, princess, radiant, marquise, and heart, enables designers to produce jewelry with creativity and sophistication. Leibish & Co. guarantees the authenticity of the natural color of every stone. We also offer customers a service policy to ensure complete satisfaction, regardless of the size of the order.
Leibish & Co. is a member of the following diamond associations:
Israel Diamond Exchange
WFDB - World Federation of Diamond Bourses
NCDIA - Natural Color Diamond Association
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