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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|

How MJ Gabel Helps You During The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and for many, it is a time to relax, spend time with family, reminisce about the past, and remember all that we have to be thankful for. For others, though, the holiday season is a time of stress due to the expenses that have become all too commonly associated with the season. If your reality is closer to the second than the first, MJ Gabel would love the opportunity to help make the holidays a happier time! One option you have is to look for jewelry that you either haven’t worn or that you [...]

2017-11-26T21:33:13+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Sell Diamonds|

MJ Gabel prepares to move to Village of Webster.

For over 6 years we have been at our current location in Ontario, NY, and it has been an incredible location for us. As we grow and evolve what we have to offer our national clients, as well as our local clients, it has become apparent we need more space! We are currently renovating our new location in the heart of the Village of Webster, NY. Our new location will allow our staff the ability to work more efficiently and allow our local clients more space to meet with their dedicated diamond specialist.

2017-09-21T17:14:06+00:00 September 21st, 2017|MJ Gabel News & Updates|

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 [...]

2017-09-21T16:56:52+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|