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The Evolution of the Custom Jewelry Industry

Diamonds are forever, and beautifully crafted custom engagement ring design is supposed to be timeless. That doesn't mean however that the custom jewelry industry is immune to change. Technological advancements and a shift in the wider public's attitude to style and fashion have led to an evolution in the custom jewelry industry, and you may be surprised to learn just how. Some of the evolution almost sounds too good to be true: From helping the expert craftsmen and women to produce samples of their work with greater ease and speed, to expanding their market of customers from a local to [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00September 18th, 2015|Diamond Industry|

MJ Gabel Launches New Website!

MJ Gabel Diamond & Jewelry Buyers is excited to announce the launch of our new website! While our previous website was a good representation of our company, it was time for a new look. The new site is a better reflection of who we are, and what we have to offer our clients. Selling diamonds, or fine jewelry is a very personal decision that can also have an emotional aspect. We are passionate about the business we are in, and the clients we help on a daily basis. For us at MJ Gabel, it is our primary goal to always [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00August 28th, 2015|MJ Gabel News & Updates|

MJ Gabel Diamond Buyers Receives Best of Ontario Award

We are pleased to announce that MJ Gabel Diamond & Jewelry Buyers has received the 2015 Best of Ontario Award! Each year the Ontario Award Program identifies companies who enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers. The goal of the Best of Award is to recognize the work small business do in their communities and the contributions they make to the U.S. economy. A spokesman from the Ontario Award Program said, “Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advangages and [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00June 11th, 2015|MJ Gabel News & Updates|

How much is my diamond worth?

When a person begins the process of selling diamonds, a diamond ring, or any diamond piece, one of the first things they wonder is “How much is my diamond worth?” This can be a tricky question to answer because no two diamonds are alike, nor are two pieces of diamond jewelry alike. Just as cars range in value depending on their year, make, model, condition and mileage, diamonds vary in value depending on their cut, color, clarity, and carat weight – often referred to as the “4 C’s”. The combination of these characteristics helps to value the diamond. The majority [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00February 16th, 2015|Sell Diamonds|

Three Biggest Diamond Selling Mistakes

One of the most common questions we have seen over the years is this “what are the biggest mistakes made when selling a diamond?” We see a lot of confusion, misconceptions and mistakes people make when selling a diamond ring, diamond necklace, loose diamonds or any diamond jewelry. However we have found that there are many common problems, today we are going to discuss the Three Biggest Diamond Selling Mistakes. Talking to a professional who SELLS diamonds, not a professional who BUYS diamonds Many individuals head right to their local jeweler when it comes time to sell a diamond piece. [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00February 16th, 2015|Sell Diamonds|

I Need to Sell My Diamond – HELP!

I want to sell my diamond ring or can you help me sell my diamond bracelet or even I want to sell my diamond engagement ring because we are no longer together; it’s something we hear on a regular basis. Of course many people have an emotional attachment to their diamond jewelry. The diamond piece may have been in the family for years, or the loved one that gave you that beautiful piece has passed away and you need to sell it. And for some there are the bad memories associated as well, they simply want to get it out [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00February 16th, 2015|Sell Diamonds|

Diamond Upgrade

For as long as diamonds have been used in jewelry, they have been cleverly linked as the symbol of never-ending love. They are the quintessential representation of luxury, strength, desire, and beauty. Emotions have naturally become intertwined into the purchase of a diamond. Sometimes a diamond that was purchased years ago needs a diamond upgrade. Perhaps the one you love would like to show you that after all these years, you’re still the one; or wants to define a particular memorable moment with a diamond that will always take you back to that time. Whatever the case may be, MJ [...]

2017-02-08T22:34:09+00:00February 16th, 2015|Buy Diamonds|

The Broken Diamond Certification System

Today alone I have viewed and personally graded 6 diamonds. All 6 were certified, and by well known labs – GIA, EGL-USA, EGL-International, and IGI. When I came across the third diamond that had a questionable grade on the certification, I decided it was time to write a blog. The subject of diamond grading is one that has been chewed over by the diamond industry since people started to value diamonds. There needed to be a consistent and universal way to communicate the difference in color, clarity, and therefore value of diamonds. The GIA Grading Scale, which standardized diamond grading, [...]

2017-07-18T13:42:25+00:00February 16th, 2015|Diamond Certification|

Where should I sell my diamond jewelry?

As the price of gold rose in recent years, so did the companies advertising that they purchased gold, silver, diamonds and other precious metals. The trouble is that while any company can purchase these items, very few are actually qualified to evaluate theses pieces accurately and assign a fair value to them. It’s especially true if you’re looking to sell diamond jewelry. Figuring out which diamond buyers are actually qualified can be a tricky task if you do not know what to look for. Below we are providing some simple, prudent guidelines and tips to follow if you find yourself [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00February 16th, 2015|Sell Diamonds|

Jewelers Trust.. Should you trust your jeweler?

Jewelers tend to be one of the most looked to, and trusted professionals by individuals. This trust comes often comes from the public’s view of what it takes to be this type of professional; years of experience, training, education, and knowledge about a specific industry. Other professionals that often obtain this level of trust would include lawyers, doctors and accountants. The question at hand Should you always be so trusting when someone is trying to sell you something? Can you trust your jeweler? I cannot help but think of the way most people feel about car dealers. So what makes [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00February 16th, 2015|Diamond Jewelers|