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Is it Real? Here’s How to Spot a Fake

Jul 23, 2020

We’ve all heard those stories. Of that guy who bought his fiancée a gorgeous ring and presented it to her in a blue Tiffany’s box. The ring is dazzling and sparkling – but just a tad too big. So the fiancée goes to Tiffany’s to get the ring…

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What is Fluorescence in Diamonds and Why Does it Matter?

Jul 16, 2020

Have you ever noticed how sometimes, a diamond’s sparkle can take on a blueish glow? That’s due to something called fluorescence. While we focus on the color of a diamond (or lack thereof) to grade the diamond’s color, there’s another factor that…

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What You Need to Know About Custom Jewelry Design

Jul 13, 2020

There exists a countless number of jewelry designs out in the world. Many of which are unique pieces that are based solely on one person’s imagination. While the majority of people will choose to go with a tried and true, traditional design, there is…

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Where to Shop Online for Designer Jewelry

Jul 10, 2020

Online shopping has never been easier. From browsing for products at all hours of the day to finding that unusual piece that might not be in a local store, there are definitely benefits to being able to shop from the comfort of your own home. At Samuelson’s…

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A Brief History of Gold and Gold Prices

Jul 2, 2020

Gold has been recorded in literature and historical tracts as being used for jewelry and coinage dating back as far as 600 BC. For a long stretch of time, a gold standard was used as a monetary policy across the globe. Additionally, because it is a naturally…

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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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A Jeweler’s Bench Tour with Master Jeweler Eric Sanchez (Volume 1)

Jun 26, 2020

If you have ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when you hand your jewelry over to an experienced jeweler, then this article will help shed a little light as to what goes on back here and what tools we depend on to make your jewelry look and…

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The 7 Most Valuable Coins in America

Jun 18, 2020

Over the last century, Samuelson’s Buyers has learned a lot about coin worth, valuable American coins, and the most valuable coins in general. Some might think coin collecting has gone by the wayside. However, some old coins retain their value incredibly…

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