A Passion that Grew into an Identity


During the summer of 1945, just after the second world war had ended, the eldest Malakov brother had the privilege of becoming a master watchmaker under the direction of Europe’s most renowned watchmakers. Through their tutelage, the Roman Malakov name was born, leading the brothers to deal in rare watches and gems. In the coming years, the Malakov brothers had then established themselves as experts of the “Russian cut” standard of diamond cutting.

The name Roman Malakov has now been synonymous with the tradition of jewelry and watch-making. Consisting of three brothers, the first generation of the Malakov family embarked on a journey that has now built a family business that would reach from the famous Central Asian Silk Road to Europe and beyond.


Our Promise To Creating Quality Service

In Roman Malakov, our pieces are never mass produced; we carefully handcraft each piece with utmost passion and precision. Each jewelry piece immortalizes a very special relationship or memorable experience in a client's life; that cannot be replicated. 

Watch the process of handcrafting a ring here

For over 100 years, We have mastered all the aspects of the trade, including diamond cutting, jewelry-making, retail, and wholesale operations. We strive to provide the highest standards of quality and service to our valued clients using our principles of integrity, loyalty, and an unbending commitment to client satisfaction.

From Mine to Market

To keep our promise of providing quality products and services, our stones are sourced straight from the mines and travel long journeys to make it to our store and eventually, to your hands. We have world-renowned experts that carefully inspect each rough diamond making sure it meets the strict and world-class quality standards Roman Malakov upholds.

Stones come in traditionally sealed bags made of muslin cloth. The seal ensures that the diamonds are secure and are not tampered with. In each checkpoint of its travel, the Kimberley certificate of authenticity is delivered making sure it meets universal ethical guidelines of diamond mining. Each diamond is held to the strictest standards of quality and ethical sourcing.

Roman Malakov Jewelry Store in NYC Diamond District

The name Roman Malakov has been synonymous with quality jewelry and watches for nearly 80 years and the mark we’ve made cannot be overlooked. Local residents know that the Diamond District is the premier area for the highest quality jewelry in New York City; from rings, necklaces, bracelets, and loose diamonds.

At Roman Malakov, we pride ourselves in our honesty and integrity, as well as our commitment to our patrons. Buying fine jewelry is stressful enough so we commit ourselves into delivering you the best experience in the district. Our staff are highly trained, experienced, and passionate about jewelry. They devote time and attention to you and will teach you about the important factors involved in a fine jewelry purchase.

As one of the best jewelry stores in NYC, we find it necessary that we have the finest selection of jewelry pieces. From engagement rings to wedding rings to estate pieces and high-end jewelry, every piece is handcrafted by our master jewelers and never mass-produced making our products exclusive and unique. In addition to customization, we offer alterations to make a piece more suitable to your style and preference.

Roman Malakov Today


After three generations of excellence, Roman Malakov continues it's top-rated services by serving loyal customers and potential prospectors in its current flagship at the heart of New York City.