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What Is My Diamond Worth?

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 [...]

2019-11-15T14:10:25+00:00November 9th, 2019|Diamond Industry, Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

15 Fascinating Facts About Diamonds

At MJ Gabel, diamonds are our specialty. These beautiful gems are easily recognizable, passionately sought and unsurpassed in beauty. You probably know that diamonds are the hardest natural substance found on the Earth, but here are fifteen more fascinating facts about diamonds you may not know: Facts about Diamonds The Cullinan diamond (discovered in South Africa in 1905) is 3,106.75 carats in size, making it the largest rough gem-quality diamond in the world. An estimated 147 million carats of diamonds were produced from mines worldwide in 2018. Although diamonds originate from 25 countries, the top producers are: Australia, the [...]

2019-06-21T17:55:38+00:00June 20th, 2019|Know Your Diamond|

Understanding the Differences in Diamond Shapes

There are ten shapes that diamonds are most commonly cut in. Each shape is uniquely different and has its own special attributes. The diamond shape is truly a personal preference; you cannot go wrong in your choice (as long as it makes you happy!). At MJ Gabel we buy and sell all shapes of diamonds and are happy to educate you on the differences; here’s a start: Round = Traditional.  Round-shaped diamonds are the most popular in the United States and considered a traditional, classic choice. The round brilliant cut has been around since the 1700s and has evolved over [...]

2019-04-03T19:29:53+00:00April 3rd, 2019|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 [...]

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

Three Things You Must Do When Selling Your Diamond

Selling a diamond ring may seem like a very complex and challenging task. Indeed, the process of selling a diamond is often filled with uncertainty, but by doing thorough research prior to selling the diamond, a seller can make certain to have the optimum selling experience. When selling a diamond ring, there are three key points for sellers to acknowledge and understand. Understand How to Find a Jewelry Partner You Can Trust.  When selling a diamond, it is paramount to find a jewelry partner that you can trust. In order to determine a reputable jeweler, there are several steps that can [...]

2018-06-25T17:42:33+00:00June 29th, 2018|Know Your Diamond, Sell Diamonds|

Five of the World’s Most Famous Diamonds

Diamonds represent one of the most easily recognizable and most treasured gems in the world. While a typical 1-2 carat diamond can be used in such jewelry as engagement rings, necklaces, and earrings, these comparatively small diamonds fall far short in size and renown of several of the most prized diamonds. Indeed, below are the histories and background information for five of the world’s most famous diamonds. The Cullinan Diamond One of the most famous diamonds in the world is the Cullinan diamond. This white diamond was discovered in 1905 in the country of South Africa. Since the entire Cullinan [...]

2018-03-28T17:46:28+00:00March 28th, 2018|Know Your Diamond|

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+00:00January 31st, 2018|Buy Diamonds, Know Your Diamond|

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

Knowing your diamond can spare one broken dreams

When it comes to selling something, whether it’s a complex electronic or a chocolate chip muffin, it is critical to know what you’ve got. If you were at a local bake sale and asked if the chocolate chip muffins had nuts in them, and the baker replied, “I don’t know”, you likely would not take the dive to check yourself, especially if you had a nut allergy! Let’s say the baker said that there are no nuts, but you looked at the price and each muffin was $15- you would ask yourself where this baker parked their spaceship. In order [...]

2017-02-08T22:35:55+00:00February 3rd, 2015|Know Your Diamond|