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Professional Tips on How to Clean a Diamond Ring

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). It [...]

2020-04-08T17:39:10+00:00April 18th, 2020|Jewelry|

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|

Trend to Watch: Pinky Ring Till I Get a Wedding Ring

Pinky rings have been around for centuries, but it wasn’t until uber-popular Canadian rapper Drake mentioned them in his 2018 song Nonstop that they became a fresh-again, jewelry trend. “Pinky ring till I get a wedding ring (woah, yeah)” is the one-little line that rejuvenated these small – but meaningful - rings worn on the little finger of either hand. Drake nailed the modern-day concept of the pinky ring: a piece of jewelry a man or woman chooses to wear until they get married. A pinky ring is often a gift to oneself. Interestingly enough, during the Victorian era, [...]

2019-07-02T15:45:37+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Jewelry|

Silicone Wedding Rings for Men: A Closer Look

Just a decade ago, when a couple chose wedding rings, virtually the only option for men was metal rings. Things have changed. In the past few years, silicone wedding rings for men have become a trendy new, niche choice (while they are also an option for women, this article will only address them for men). What exactly are silicone wedding rings and what is driving their popularity among certain groups? First, these rings are made of silicone - a hybrid between synthetic rubbers and synthetic plastic polymers. They are stretchy, soft and flexible, traits that men who work in certain [...]

2019-07-02T16:00:26+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Jewelry|

Selling Jewelry Online

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. Here, we’ll look at the latter option. There are many online companies that specialize in buying fine diamond jewelry. The greatest advantage here is that you are working with a company who is educated and knowledgeable about buying fine jewelry, allowing them to make a more aggressive offer. At MJ Gabel, for example, our staff are all GIA [...]

2019-04-08T21:26:11+00:00April 8th, 2019|Jewelry|

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 [...]

2018-10-15T16:57:02+00:00October 5th, 2018|Diamond Jewelers, Jewelry, Know Your Diamond, Our Blog|

Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Jewelry After a Break-Up or Divorce

MJ Gabel is pleased to share the following article from Alexandra Eva-May, the founder of The Splendid Path and highly a highly respected writer, teacher, motivator and more. After a break-up or divorce, deciding what to keep and what to sell or give away can be a very daunting task. We develop strong emotional attachments to items, especially to the things we receive from our partners or spouses during relationships and marriages. Jewelry can be especially significant and sentimental. At this time, it's important to start letting go. 5 Reasons Why You Should Sell Your Jewelry After a Break-Up or [...]

2018-10-02T19:27:16+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Jewelry|

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+00:00July 12th, 2018|Buy Diamonds, Diamond Industry, Jewelry|

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