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Circular Brilliant vs. Old European Brilliant Cut Diamonds According to GIA

Nov 12, 2020

Oftentimes when we think of a diamond engagement ring, we have been conditioned to think of what is commonly known as the round brilliant cut. Their sparkle is unparalleled and they also tend to be less prone to damage or chips simply because of their…

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Recutting Diamonds to Increase Value

Nov 5, 2020

Let’s talk about diamonds. Specifically, old diamonds. As a buyer and a seller, Samuelson’s has seen a lot of beautiful stones in our time. When people bring in their jewels, oftentimes a diamond has lost its luster. By that, we don’t mean that…

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Ring of the Month: AGL Certified 4.30 Carat Burma Ruby and Mine Cut Diamond Ring

Oct 23, 2020

By virtue of being both a buyer and seller of estate jewelry, we often have the privilege of coming across truly rare gemological pieces. Over the summer, we acquired a stunning ruby and diamond ring which has proven to be among the rarest of gems: a…

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Repurpose, Reuse, Recycle: Buying Diamonds is a Sustainable Practice

Oct 22, 2020

In recent years, there’s one particular trend that has come to stay and does not appear to be going away any time soon: sustainability. While it has become a hot topic recently, we’re glad to say that we’ve been ahead of the curve for almost as…

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The Different Types of Gold Fineness, and How They Are Used In Jewelry

Sep 22, 2020

Gold in its purest form is soft. That’s why you can find gold in a variety of places: jewelry, dental work, electronics, architecture, cosmetics, and yes, even food and drinks. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements, solid in standard conditions…

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Are Synthetic Diamonds Valuable?

Jun 26, 2020

With the concern over the ethics of mining diamonds, we’ve begun to hear more and more questions about synthetic, genetically engineered diamonds. To help answer those questions, we’re here to share what we’ve learned in our nearly 100 years of…

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These Coins Are Worth More Than You Think

Apr 15, 2020

Your 401(k) might be fluctuating, but the good news is that sales and purchases of gold coins and bars continue to be steady. While coins are generally meant to be spent, in some cases, their value can be worth far more than their buying power. What makes…

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Need Cash? Your Old Coins Might Be Worth Something…

Apr 1, 2020

We all have that collection of miscellaneous coins lying around, or maybe you found a few during your quarantine induced Spring cleaning. Have you ever considered that included in the collection of quarters and pennies might be some valuable coins that…

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