The historic Algonquin, the historic Manhattan hotel known for its acclaimed literary guests and $10,000 martini, is offering a gem of a deal. The hotel's "Gemologist" package demystifies New York’s world famous Diamond District for guests. The package includes a private consultation with a diamond expert, accommodations for two nights and complimentary cocktails (two per guest, total of four); breakfast for two. The package starts at $1,500 (not including the purchase of a gemstone or jewelry item) and for an additional cost, the expert can give a tutorial on cut, clarity, carat and color; pre-arrange a showcase of gems, stones and settings for guests when they arrive; take clients on a tour of the neighborhood where they can window-shop ideas; and arrange for out-of-state shipping. Visit www.algonquinhotel.com for details or call reservations at 888-304-2047.
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