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Four Steps to Buying a Diamond Engagement Ring

While our primary focus at MJ Gabel has always been working with clients to sell fine diamond jewelry, we often get questions from clients looking to purchase a new diamond engagement ring. When it comes to buying a diamond engagement ring, these are the four steps we recommend when buying an engagement ring: Create a budget. Making a diamond engagement ring budget before setting foot in a jewelry store is important. If you don’t have a budget in mind, you’ll be more likely to overspend on a diamond engagement ring. You wouldn’t go to a realtor without knowing your budget [...]

2018-12-17T15:55:31+00:00 December 12th, 2018|Buy Diamonds|

Stories from The Heart – Who Has Your Back?

When working with clients who are looking to part with unwanted diamond pieces, it is not uncommon for us to work with many who have tried other companies prior to finding us. Because of this occurrence, it gives us an insight into the ways in which other companies may try and take advantage of a client, and luckily many clients can sense this and pull their pieces. What is troubling to me is the number of individuals who do not know there are other options out there, and in the end, take much less for their diamond pieces than they [...]

2018-07-12T17:24:25+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Buy Diamonds, Diamond Industry, Jewelry|

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|

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 [...]

Diamond Upgrade

For as long as diamonds have been used in jewelry, they have been cleverly linked as the symbol of never-ending love. They are the quintessential representation of luxury, strength, desire, and beauty. Emotions have naturally become intertwined into the purchase of a diamond. Sometimes a diamond that was purchased years ago needs a diamond upgrade. Perhaps the one you love would like to show you that after all these years, you’re still the one; or wants to define a particular memorable moment with a diamond that will always take you back to that time. Whatever the case may be, MJ [...]

2017-02-08T22:34:09+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Buy Diamonds|

Misrepresentation in the Marketplace

A friend of mine recently asked me to go shopping for an engagement ring with him. His jeweler of choice was one of the large national chain jewelers, mostly located in area malls. When we walked in, we were immediately greeted by a woman whose only goal seemed to be for us to open a line of credit with them – ironically my friend already had one. Then I began to notice a bit of misrepresentation. She asked him to point out any rings he was interested in. He chose a ring with a .33ct diamond in the center and [...]

2017-05-25T13:30:33+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Buy Diamonds|