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What Makes a Rolex Special?

From rap songs to the wrists of royalty, Rolex reigns supreme as the number one status symbol of the watch world and beyond. Beside their lofty price tags (starting price of about $6,000 new, directly through Rolex), what is it that makes this luxury brand so special, though? Rolex aficionados often point to the brand’s long history (it was founded by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in 1905), the tradition of functionality and versatility over fashion, attention to fine detail and extreme durability. They’re also extremely hot in resale and auction space right now, with a rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona [...]

2019-04-08T21:13:20+00:00April 8th, 2019|Rolex|

Understanding the Differences in Diamond Shapes

There are ten shapes that diamonds are most commonly cut in. Each shape is uniquely different and has its own special attributes. The diamond shape is truly a personal preference; you cannot go wrong in your choice (as long as it makes you happy!). At MJ Gabel we buy and sell all shapes of diamonds and are happy to educate you on the differences; here’s a start: Round = Traditional.  Round-shaped diamonds are the most popular in the United States and considered a traditional, classic choice. The round brilliant cut has been around since the 1700s and has evolved over [...]

2019-04-03T19:29:53+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Know Your Diamond|

How to Sell Your Diamond Jewelry

It can be challenging to sell your diamond jewelry, not only because of the emotions involved, but also the many questions about the process. How will I get the most money? Who can I trust? How can I avoid getting taken advantage of? Rest assured, if you’re reading this you’re well on your way to making a wise decision. As a seasoned partner of a respected family-owned company, allow me to provide special insights and tips to help you prepare for selling your diamond jewelry. Work with a company that puts the person ahead of the piece. When choosing a [...]

2019-02-04T18:19:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|Sell Diamonds|

Four Steps to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

While our primary focus at MJ Gabel has always been working with clients to sell fine diamond jewelry, we often get questions from clients looking to purchase a new diamond engagement ring. When it comes to buying a diamond engagement ring, these are the four steps we recommend when buying an engagement ring: Create a budget. Making a diamond engagement ring budget before setting foot in a jewelry store is important. If you don’t have a budget in mind, you’ll be more likely to overspend on a diamond engagement ring. You wouldn’t go to a realtor without knowing your budget [...]

2018-12-17T15:55:31+00:00December 12th, 2018|Buy Diamonds|

Give Your Gemstones New Life!

While we may say that diamonds are forever, there are a number of reasons why you may consider having a gemstone reset or a mount redesigned. Any time you’re considering having work done on your valuable gemstones, there are a number of factors you’ll want to consider as you choose the company you’ll trust to complete the work. Let’s take a look at what you need to know about resetting gemstones. First, who has gemstones reset and why? People require our resetting services for a number of reasons. You may have an heirloom with beautiful and valuable stones that are [...]

2018-10-15T16:57:02+00:00October 5th, 2018|Diamond Jewelers, Jewelry, Know Your Diamond, Our Blog|

Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Jewelry After a Break-Up or Divorce

MJ Gabel is pleased to share the following article from Alexandra Eva-May, the founder of The Splendid Path and highly a highly respected writer, teacher, motivator and more. After a break-up or divorce, deciding what to keep and what to sell or give away can be a very daunting task. We develop strong emotional attachments to items, especially to the things we receive from our partners or spouses during relationships and marriages. Jewelry can be especially significant and sentimental. At this time, it's important to start letting go. 5 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Jewelry After a Break-Up or [...]

2018-10-02T19:27:16+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Jewelry|

MJ Gabel Featured in Rochester Woman Online

The MJ Gabel Family is excited to share a recent article featuring the MJ Gabel story as well as insights into our local Webster, NY retail location. This article was published in the September issue of Rochester Woman Online Magazine. You can also read the full September issue here - Rochester Woman Online Magazine

2018-09-26T13:53:56+00:00September 26th, 2018|MJ Gabel News & Updates|

Stories from The Heart – Who Has Your Back?

When working with clients who are looking to part with unwanted diamond pieces, it is not uncommon for us to work with many who have tried other companies prior to finding us. Because of this occurrence, it gives us an insight into the ways in which other companies may try and take advantage of a client, and luckily many clients can sense this and pull their pieces. What is troubling to me is the number of individuals who do not know there are other options out there, and in the end, take much less for their diamond pieces than they [...]

2018-07-12T17:24:25+00:00July 12th, 2018|Buy Diamonds, Diamond Industry, Jewelry|

Three Things You Must Do When Selling Your Diamond

Selling a diamond ring may seem like a very complex and challenging task. Indeed, the process of selling a diamond is often filled with uncertainty, but by doing thorough research prior to selling the diamond, a seller can make certain to have the optimum selling experience. When selling a diamond ring, there are three key points for sellers to acknowledge and understand. Understand How to Find a Jewelry Partner You Can Trust.  When selling a diamond, it is paramount to find a jewelry partner that you can trust. In order to determine a reputable jeweler, there are several steps that can [...]

2018-06-25T17:42:33+00:00June 29th, 2018|Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

Selling Your Engagement Ring – Considering The Options

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. As with everything, there are advantages and disadvantages of each choice. Many people think of selling a diamond ring like they would a car – You could trade it into a dealer for a lower value than what you could sell it for yourself to a private buyer. This is true for jewelry as well. You will [...]

2018-06-13T15:55:30+00:00May 30th, 2018|Jewelry|