What Is My Diamond Worth? Updated October 2020

The essentials on getting the most for your diamond and other precious gems While we all know it’s impossible to put a price tag on the emotional value of a diamond, you may be surprised to learn that assigning tangible worth to the gem can be tricky too. Calculating a diamond’s value is a complex process that can easily be done incorrectly. If this happens, you most likely will be the one negatively impacted by the error. Therefore, when it comes to selling a diamond, it’s critical you put as much thought into selling as the original purchaser put [...]

2020-10-19T15:39:25+00:00October 19th, 2020|Diamond Industry, Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

How to Sell My Diamond Ring & Other Diamond Jewelry – Updated October 2020

When it comes to selling diamonds online, there are four ways to do so: auctions, brokering, consignment or direct purchase. Each option has its pros and cons depending on your unique situation. At MJ Gabel, we can help you determine which option is right for you and facilitate the process for the one you choose in a professional, safe and most-profitable manner: Let’s take a closer look at each choice for selling your diamonds online: Four Ways to Sell Your Diamond Online Auctions:  We can manage the sale of your diamonds via a global auction environment that will provide [...]

2020-10-19T15:40:28+00:00October 12th, 2020|Sell Diamonds|

3 Things to Do With Your Engagement Ring After Divorce

When a marriage ends, certain things still endure, one being the engagement ring. An engagement ring begins its existence as a tangible symbol of love, hope and joy. Following divorce, those sentiments are still a part of the ring, but there can be less positive emotions too, such as sadness or anger. It can be a difficult process sorting through these complex emotions and deciding what to do with your engagement ring after divorce. The most important factor is not rushing the decision. No matter how long your marriage lasted, choosing what to do with the physical remnant of [...]

2020-10-19T15:43:25+00:00October 9th, 2020|Sell Diamonds|

How to Sell My Engagement Ring

Everything you need to know if you are considering selling your engagement ring! The decision to sell an engagement ring is not always an easy one. Sometimes a couple’s relationship has come to an end. Other times the seller is letting go of a family heirloom for financial reasons. There are many ways to sell a diamond engagement ring, including private buyers, jewelers, pawnshops, or an online diamond buying company. At MJ Gabel, we’re not here to judge but to educate you that with each of these options, there are advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at these [...]

2020-07-13T15:02:17+00:00July 12th, 2020|Sell Diamonds|

How to Clean a Diamond Ring – Professional Jeweler Secrets

How to Clean a Diamond Ring from Jewelry Professionals Are you in search of immediate sparkle from your diamond engagement ring? We are pleased to offer these professional tips on how to clean a diamond ring on your own (in-between visits to your professional jeweler like MJ Gabel). Tried and true: soap and water The simplest and safest way to clean your diamond ring is probably how your great-grandmother did: with good old soap and water. A caveat to this method is that you must be careful to use the correct soap. We recommend mild dishwashing soap (like Dawn). [...]

2020-07-07T16:05:28+00:00May 28th, 2020|Jewelry|

Why Sell your Diamond Jewelry to MJ Gabel?

Selling Your Diamond Jewelry is all about Trust When individuals begin the process of selling diamond jewelry, many are unsure where to turn. A few options may typically come to mind: a brick and mortar jewelry store, pawnshop or gold exchange, Craigslist or eBay, or an online diamond buying company. Within the online diamond buying company and brick and mortar jeweler store options, is MJ Gabel. We humbly, yet confidently, ask you to consider selling your diamond jewelry to MJ Gabel for the following reasons: We are a family-owned and operated online diamond buying company with a physical location [...]

2020-04-08T17:46:17+00:00April 24th, 2020|Sell Diamonds|

How to Let Go of Heirloom Jewelry?

Letting go of heirloom jewelry can be such an overwhelming thought we often choose not to “go there.” When we fail to consider letting go of heirloom jewelry because of the emotions involved, these valuable heirlooms often languish, unworn and unappreciated in armoires in our bedrooms or bank safe deposit boxes. When that happens, nobody benefits. Five Challenges When Selling Family Jewelry Let’s choose to think about letting go of heirloom jewelry for a moment and address the emotions that may be holding you back: Guilt: Feeling guilty about parting ways with heirloom jewelry is not the way to [...]

2020-04-08T17:32:30+00:00April 8th, 2020|Jewelry|

Selling Your Engagement Ring after Divorce or Break-Up

Selling your engagement ring after a divorce or break-up can be an overwhelming thought. Where should you sell it? How should you sell it? During this delicate process, MJ Gabel is here to provide clarity and to work alongside you to ensure you know all your options. We will work together with you to figure out your personal needs and create an individualized plan to give you the results you want. First, we will have a conversation to ensure you truly wish to sell your engagement ring. There are a lot of emotions involved when a relationship ends and [...]

2020-04-08T17:23:03+00:00April 8th, 2020|Jewelry|

The Value of a Brand: Tiffany Jewelry

Founded in 1837, Tiffany & Co. – with its iconic blue box - is arguably the most renowned American heritage jewelry brands to date.  While the company, which started in Connecticut, has its roots in stationary and silver, it now creates and sells a large array of jewelry, watches, home goods, accessories and even fragrance. Tiffany & Co.’s diamond engagement ring, though,  is the brand’s most well-known and coveted offering. Charles Lewis Tiffany designed and began selling the iconic Tiffany setting, solitaire ring in 1886. Unlike other jewelers at the time that placed diamonds close to the band, Tiffany [...]

2020-01-09T19:32:39+00:00January 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Selling Your Watch: 3 Things to Consider

Like many pieces of jewelry, watches – though utilitarian – often have sentiment and personal value attached to them. If you are considering selling a watch from your collection, you’ll want to consider three important factors. Make sure you really want to sell your watch. It is really important to make sure that you truly want to sell your timepiece? This is a particularly key question if the watch is an heirloom piece or was a gift from someone special. Take some time to consider how you’ll feel when the watch is no longer on your wrist, in your [...]

2020-01-09T19:25:05+00:00January 10th, 2020|Rolex|