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Lumps of Coal: Hidden Dangers of Disreputable Diamond Buyers

Whether the diamond jewelry you’re considering selling is a precious family heirloom or simply a piece you no longer wear, you deserve to know your diamonds are in trustworthy hands.  And the fact of the matter – troubling as it may be – is that there are dishonest diamond buyers out there.  Before you drop you grandmother’s earrings in the mail, you should know what to watch out for. Fly-by-night firms.  Always, always, always do a little research before you even contact a company to inquire about selling your diamonds.  Unless you can answer the following questions, you should never [...]

What You Need to Know About Buying Colored Diamonds

When we think of diamonds, we think of their scarcity, their dazzling reflection of light, and the absence of all color in the very finest stones. But did you know that diamonds can be colored as well? Buying colored diamonds, also called fancy diamonds, can be tricky, though, and it’s important to learn more about these lovely stones before you make your purchase. Fancy diamonds can found in twelve base colors: yellow, green, brown, orange, gray, pink, purple, violet, blue, red, black, and white. In addition to the primary color of a stone, secondary hues, as well as intensity matter [...]

2017-07-10T18:14:00+00:00July 16th, 2016|Know Your Diamond|

Estate Planning for Fine Diamond Jewelry

Perhaps more than any other possession, jewelry – particularly diamond jewelry – has both material and emotional value.  Whether it’s your grandmother’s engagement ring, an heirloom that’s been handed down for generations, or a precious piece that was a gift from your spouse, it’s never an easy decision to contemplate selling jewelry. Though MJ Gabel can’t make your decisions for you, we can make them a little easier with this guide for helping you plan how to make the most of both your estate and your fine diamond jewelry. How should you prepare to handle your heirloom and fine jewelry [...]

2017-07-10T17:32:03+00:00February 25th, 2016|Diamond Appraisals|

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|