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The Value of a Brand: Tiffany Jewelry

Founded in 1837, Tiffany & Co. – with its iconic blue box - is arguably the most renowned American heritage jewelry brands to date.  While the company, which started in Connecticut, has its roots in stationary and silver, it now creates and sells a large array of jewelry, watches, home goods, accessories and even fragrance. Tiffany & Co.’s diamond engagement ring, though,  is the brand’s most well-known and coveted offering. Charles Lewis Tiffany designed and began selling the iconic Tiffany setting, solitaire ring in 1886. Unlike other jewelers at the time that placed diamonds close to the band, Tiffany [...]

2020-01-09T19:32:39+00:00January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Selling Your Watch: 3 Things to Consider

Like many pieces of jewelry, watches – though utilitarian – often have sentiment and personal value attached to them. If you are considering selling a watch from your collection, you’ll want to consider three important factors. Make sure you really want to sell your watch. It is really important to make sure that you truly want to sell your timepiece? This is a particularly key question if the watch is an heirloom piece or was a gift from someone special. Take some time to consider how you’ll feel when the watch is no longer on your wrist, in your [...]

2020-01-09T19:25:05+00:00January 10th, 2020|Rolex|

3 Things to Do With Your Engagement Ring After Divorce

When a marriage ends, certain things still endure, one being the engagement ring. An engagement ring begins its existence as a tangible symbol of love, hope and joy. Following divorce, those sentiments are still a part of the ring, but there can be less positive emotions too, such as sadness or anger. It can be a difficult process sorting through these complex emotions and deciding what to do with your engagement ring after divorce. The most important factor is not rushing the decision. No matter how long your marriage lasted, choosing what to do with the physical remnant of [...]

2020-01-09T19:11:50+00:00January 9th, 2020|Sell Diamonds|

What Is My Diamond Worth? Updated January 2020

The essentials on getting the most for your diamond and other precious gems While we all know it’s impossible to put a price tag on the emotional value of a diamond, you may be surprised to learn that assigning tangible worth to the gem can be tricky too. Calculating a diamond’s value is a complex process that can easily be done incorrectly. If this happens, you most likely will be the one negatively impacted by the error. Therefore, when it comes to selling a diamond, it’s critical you put as much thought into selling as the original purchaser put [...]

2020-01-09T14:24:55+00:00January 7th, 2020|Diamond Industry, Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

Where to Sell Diamonds Online – Updated January 2020

When it comes to selling diamonds online, there are four ways to do so: auctions, brokering, consignment or direct purchase. Each option has its pros and cons depending on your unique situation. At MJ Gabel, we can help you determine which option is right for you and facilitate the process for the one you choose in a professional, safe and most-profitable manner: Let’s take a closer look at each choice for selling your diamonds online: Four Ways to Sell Your Diamond Online Auctions:  We can manage the sale of your diamonds via a global auction environment that will provide [...]

2020-01-09T14:23:10+00:00January 6th, 2020|Sell Diamonds|

How to Sell My Engagement Ring

Everything you need to know if you are considering selling your engagement ring! The decision to sell an engagement ring is not always an easy one. Sometimes a couple’s relationship has come to an end. Other times the seller is letting go of a family heirloom for financial reasons. There are many ways to sell a diamond engagement ring, including private buyers, jewelers, pawnshops, or an online diamond buying company. At MJ Gabel, we’re not here to judge but to educate you that with each of these options, there are advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at these [...]

2019-11-15T14:07:03+00:00November 9th, 2019|Sell Diamonds|

How Can I Sell Bulk or Loose Diamonds?

Question:  How Can I Sell My Bulk or Loose Diamonds? Answer:  Bulk diamonds - also called loose diamonds - are diamonds that are unset. They began as rough diamonds from a mine and are now ready to be mounted on a ring, a pendant, or any piece of jewelry. A private consumer like you may have bulk diamonds that you inherited, purchased as a lot, or collected over the years for aesthetic or investment purposes. If you’re ready to sell your bulk diamonds, MJ Gabel can assist you with getting the best price possible for your gemstones in a [...]

2019-08-16T18:23:52+00:00August 16th, 2019|Sell Diamonds|

Trend to Watch: Pinky Ring Till I Get a Wedding Ring

Pinky rings have been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until uber-popular Canadian rapper Drake mentioned them in his 2018 song Nonstop that they became a fresh-again, jewelry trend. “Pinky ring till I get a wedding ring (woah, yeah)” is the one-little line that rejuvenated these small – but meaningful - rings worn on the little finger of either hand. Drake nailed the modern-day concept of the pinky ring: a piece of jewelry a man or woman chooses to wear until they get married. A pinky ring is often a gift to oneself. Interestingly enough, during the Victorian era, [...]

2019-07-02T15:45:37+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Jewelry|

Miley Cyrus’ Wedding Ring: Vintage and Magical

No, video footage of Miley Cyrus’ seemingly dancing wedding ring shown during the 16th Annual G'Day USA Gala on January 26, 2019, was not computer generated imagery (CGI). Cyrus’ ring from husband Liam Hemsworth is just that dazzling. "What kind of rock did you get her, man? Holy moly!" late night television host Jimmy Fallon asked Hemsworth on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in February 2019 after the ring was first spotted by admirers. Hemsworth, an actor, replied: "There's a few different rocks on there, not to brag, but there's a couple different ones. I thought it was CGI when [...]

2019-07-02T15:35:56+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Diamond Jewelers|

15 Fascinating Facts About Diamonds

At MJ Gabel, diamonds are our specialty. These beautiful gems are easily recognizable, passionately sought and unsurpassed in beauty. You probably know that diamonds are the hardest natural substance found on the Earth, but here are fifteen more fascinating facts about diamonds you may not know: Facts about Diamonds The Cullinan diamond (discovered in South Africa in 1905) is 3,106.75 carats in size, making it the largest rough gem-quality diamond in the world. An estimated 147 million carats of diamonds were produced from mines worldwide in 2018. Although diamonds originate from 25 countries, the top producers are: Australia, the [...]

2019-06-21T17:55:38+00:00June 20th, 2019|Know Your Diamond|