Questions to Ask When Selling Your Diamond Ring or Diamond Jewelry

After you’ve made the decision to sell your diamond engagement ring or diamond jewelry, you have another choice to make. How do you sell it? One of the most important things you can do is consult with an industry expert. For starters, look for someone certified by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). This is an easy way to ensure that the person you are speaking with is qualified to assess your diamond. Besides looking for this qualification, there are a number of questions you should ask before choosing to work with someone: What are the steps in your process? [...]

2017-08-04T14:08:30+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Diamond Jewelers, Jewelry, Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

How Much is My Diamond Worth?

Of all the questions we at MJ Gabel are asked, “How much is my diamond worth?” is by far the most common. There is a good reason for this too! Many people have old or unwanted diamond rings or jewelry collecting dust, and they are curious to see how much these are actually worth. Unfortunately, this question is difficult to answer without a lab analysis by one of our Gemological Institute of America (GIA) certified specialists. Diamonds are as unique as the people who own them, and there are many factors that must be accounted for in order to give [...]

2017-08-02T14:02:30+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Diamond Appraisals, Diamond Certification, 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 [...]

2017-08-02T12:48:23+00:00 July 28th, 2017|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 [...]

2017-07-06T18:21:00+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Buy Diamonds, Know Your Diamond|

How Do You Know Whom To Trust When Selling Your Jewelry?

Making the decision to sell your fine jewelry, or sell your diamond engagement ring can be difficult. Finding a company you can trust to work with can sometimes make that difficult choice even harder. How do you know whom you can trust, and what the process should look like? I decided to write this entry based on what has come to become somewhat of a common experience for many clients I speak with. They have come to the decision to sell their jewelry, but have already had an uneasy experience doing so, and have come to find us after attempting [...]

2017-07-06T18:29:16+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Diamond Jewelers, Jewelry, Sell Diamonds|

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 [...]

2017-07-10T16:37:43+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Buy Diamonds|

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+00:00 July 16th, 2016|Know Your Diamond|

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 [...]

2017-07-10T16:56:34+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Diamond Jewelers, Jewelry, Know Your Diamond, Our Blog|