Lucky Diamond's History
The doors of Lucky Diamond first opened in 1993 at 159A Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 (only one block away from its current location at 169 Canal Street.) Lucky Diamond has been serving Chinatown's jewelry needs for over two decades. It is owned and managed by Charlie Wong or aka Playboi Charlie who has been a jeweler for over 40 years and comes from a family of multi-generational jewelers.
Founder, president, leading jeweler of Lucky Diamond and also husband to Popular Jewelry's famous A$AP Eva, Charlie Wong is a bench jeweler and goldsmith with 40 years' experience specializing in diamond setting and hand fabrication. Born and raised in the Taishan County of Guangdong Province of China, he started learning the craft during his adolescence from his father Lap Keung Wong (黃立強) who was also a master jeweler, model/mold maker, and sculptor during his prime in China and Indonesia during the first half of the 20th Century. During his apprenticeship, he learned the classical arts and technical methods of being a bench jeweler and goldsmith. At the age of 16, Charlie migrated to Hong Kong to work as a jeweler at a major jewelry factory. He eventually emigrated to the United States with his family and began working as a skilled stonesetter for one of the largest casting company in New York. After his wife founded Popular Jewelry in 1988, he Charlie specializes in diamond setting and hand forged jewelry. With his skills, he has been creating classic and timeless jewelry pieces for the Chinatown, NY neighborhood for over 25 years under the Lucky Diamond brand.