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May 28, 2020

Have you found your soulmate? Are you ready to propose? Now you just need a ring. But before you purchase an engagement ring, it’s important to learn the ins and outs of how to buy the perfect diamond.

In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Esther Fortunoff, President of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry.

About Esther

Esther was born into a legendary retail family and devoted her career to developing the Fortunoff brand into one of the largest American jewelry retailers in the world. She is an award-winning jewelry authority and leader in the industry. She began her career at Fortunoff as a teen, and over a 30-year period, became Executive Vice President helping turn Fortunoff into a New York institution beloved by millions.

During her tenure, Esther led her team of buyers to achieve more than $120 million in jewelry and watch sales annually. She directed the buying of precious gemstones, diamonds and pearls, and the design and manufacture of proprietary jewelry collections.

Today, Esther is the President of, the e-commerce website launched in 2010, which features a finely curated selection of jewelry for women, children and men. also includes a blog where Esther highlights how to incorporate timeless pieces from her various collections into one’s own personal wardrobe.

A pioneer in the diamond and jewelry industry, Esther has received numerous awards and is also an active member of the Long Island community and participates in many civic and charitable organizations.

About the Interview

Esther will discuss how to buy the perfect diamond for that special someone in your life. Discover what’s new in diamond trends and engagement ring purchases. Learn about the four Cs – cut, clarity, color and carat – and why they’re each important when it comes to buying a diamond.

About Fortunoff Fine Jewelry

Fortunoff Fine Jewelry was founded in 1922 by Max and Clara Fortunoff as an East New York housewares store which quickly grew to become an iconic brand noted for quality, selection, service and value – eventually opening its Long Island superstore in Westbury in 1964. Throughout the years, generations of customers have come to trust Fortunoff as the go-to destination for their most precious purchases to mark special occasions. Fortunoff Fine Jewelry distinguishes itself with unique designs of fine jewelry from classics to trendy and modern. Its name is synonymous with quality, selection, service and value. To contact Esther or learn more about Fortunoff Fine Jewelry visit