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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+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Jewelry|

What is a Diamond Appraisal vs. What is a Diamond Certification

For many people, diamonds represent one of the most beloved and valued gems in the world. Purchasing or considering selling a diamond may seem like a daunting and overwhelming process.  There are two essential steps in helping you to determine the value of a diamond either for sale or purchase: diamond appraisal and diamond certification. While many individuals own diamonds, fewer understand the difference between having their diamond appraised and having their diamond certified.  MJ Gabel is here to help. What is a Diamond Appraisal? Having your diamond appraised involves determining its current monetary worth. The diamond appraisal process can [...]

2018-04-06T19:29:25+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Diamond Appraisals|

Five of the World’s Most Famous Diamonds

Diamonds represent one of the most easily recognizable and most treasured gems in the world. While a typical 1-2 carat diamond can be used in such jewelry as engagement rings, necklaces, and earrings, these comparatively small diamonds fall far short in size and renown of several of the most prized diamonds. Indeed, below are the histories and background information for five of the world’s most famous diamonds. The Cullinan Diamond One of the most famous diamonds in the world is the Cullinan diamond. This white diamond was discovered in 1905 in the country of South Africa. Since the entire Cullinan [...]

2018-03-28T17:46:28+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Know Your Diamond|

Four Tips For Selling Your Diamond Jewelry

Many people find it difficult to part with their diamond jewelry not only because of the emotional attachment that may accompany the jewelry but also because they are unsure of who to trust. There are many large companies out there who will offer to buy your old engagement ring or other diamond jewelry, but how do you know who is giving you the best advice and also the best possible price? As a partner of a family-owned company, I can speak for the way we approach working with clients and help shed some light on why we do what we [...]

2018-03-09T21:14:51+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Our Blog|

How Much Is Your Diamond Engagement Ring Worth?

Selling a diamond engagement ring is not easy, due to some extent to the emotional value attached to it and the feelings potentially still associated with it. Additionally, just figuring out a diamond’s grade or value can be a relatively complex endeavor in and of itself, but that is how MJ Gabel’s vast experience can be of tremendous value. The MJ Gabel Team has ample experience in the diamond industry and we are here to walk with you through this oftentimes complex and overwhelming process. The team of world-class diamond experts at MJ Gabel have a vast network that we [...]

2018-02-16T17:13:20+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Sell Diamonds|

How To Sell Vintage Diamond Rings and Jewelry

Selling your diamond engagement ring or diamond jewelry is a process that requires extensive knowledge and attention to detail. This process becomes more complicated when you have vintage diamond jewelry. There are several factors that can make these pieces more difficult for most companies and jewelers to appraise and sell. First, vintage diamonds were often cut differently than stones today. While this can either positively or negatively affect their value, it is crucial that the assessor is knowledgeable about the historical cut in order to give you an accurate valuation. At times, this can make them significantly more valuable because [...]

2018-02-01T17:58:12+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Diamond Jewelers, Sell Diamonds|

Where to Buy a Diamond Engagement Ring?

Unfortunately there is no perfect answer to this question. However there are some key points to keep in mind when shopping for a diamond engagement ring to ensure you are getting the most for your money. While our primary business has always been working with clients who are looking to sell fine diamond jewelry, we have also continually worked with clients who are looking to purchase a new diamond engagement ring. Here are some questions that our clients commonly ask us: 1) Should I shop around for a diamond engagement ring? – I cannot stress this enough: Yes – shop [...]

2018-02-01T17:59:19+00:00 January 31st, 2018|Buy Diamonds, Know Your Diamond|

Fair Pricing for Fancy Colored Diamonds

As difficult and complex as it can be to buy and sell colorless diamonds for fair prices, handling fancy colored diamonds can be even more troublesome. Why? Because assigning a value to fancy colored diamonds is more complicated, and it’s something every consumer needs professional assistance with. But don’t despair. If you have a colored diamond you’re interested in selling or if you’re looking to purchase a fine colored diamond, we can suggest some measures that will make your decisions easier. And we know this topic matters to our clients. Just a few weeks ago, MJ Gabel had a client [...]

2018-02-01T18:01:41+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Buy Diamonds|

A New Year: Both Inviting and Intimidating

A New Year – There is something so inviting and intimidating about the New Year. There is the incredible opportunity for new beginnings, changes, resolutions, and yet sometimes we feel the anxiety of taking the first steps and doing it all. Last year at this time, I was anxiously awaiting my first child. Born at the end of January, it was the perfect end to the holiday season. With her arrival came a whole new set of challenges (as I am sure all parents can remember!). Life as we knew it had been flipped upside down. The reality of being [...]

2018-01-03T15:30:55+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Jewelry, Sell Diamonds|