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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|

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 [...]

2019-06-21T17:59:00+00:00June 20th, 2019|Sell Diamonds|

What Is My Diamond Worth?

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 [...]

2019-06-21T18:00:11+00:00June 19th, 2019|Diamond Industry, Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

Diamond Appraisal 101 – Understanding the Basics

An appraisal is an opinion of value for a particular market on a particular date. It is usually in printed document format, describing all qualitative and quantitative attributes necessary to reach the value conclusion. The most likely reason clients request an appraisal of their ring is for insurance purposes should the diamond need to be replaced or repaired. However, there are other reasons for diamond appraisals too, including: estate tax valuations, value comparisons, liquidation or curiosity. No matter the reason behind the appraisal, it’s important to find a qualified appraiser. There are no laws that require jewelry appraisers to [...]

2019-06-21T17:57:56+00:00June 17th, 2019|Diamond Appraisals|

Silicone Wedding Rings for Men: A Closer Look

Just a decade ago, when a couple chose wedding rings, virtually the only option for men was metal rings. Things have changed. In the past few years, silicone wedding rings for men have become a trendy new, niche choice (while they are also an option for women, this article will only address them for men). What exactly are silicone wedding rings and what is driving their popularity among certain groups? First, these rings are made of silicone - a hybrid between synthetic rubbers and synthetic plastic polymers. They are stretchy, soft and flexible, traits that men who work in certain [...]

2019-07-02T16:00:26+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Jewelry|

The Reveal of a Diamond Appraisal

Many diamonds today come with handy paperwork known as an appraisal. It is explained to many that the dollar amount on the appraisal is the “value” of your diamond. It is important to understand fully what a diamond appraisal is for, and what the value of the appraisal represents when it comes time to sell your diamond. An appraisal of a diamond is like any other appraisal done on a piece that carries value and may be covered under ones insurance. The appraised amount of a diamond is one that has been assigned to the piece in the event that [...]

2019-04-15T15:11:46+00:00April 15th, 2019|Diamond Appraisals|

Selling Jewelry Online

When individuals begin the process of selling an unwanted diamond engagement ring, many are unsure where to turn. A few options typically come to mind, however: a jeweler, pawn shop or gold exchange, Craigslist or eBay, or an online diamond buying company. Here, we’ll look at the latter option. There are many online companies that specialize in buying fine diamond jewelry. The greatest advantage here is that you are working with a company who is educated and knowledgeable about buying fine jewelry, allowing them to make a more aggressive offer. At MJ Gabel, for example, our staff are all GIA [...]

2019-04-08T21:26:11+00:00April 8th, 2019|Jewelry|