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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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The Difference a Full Refinishing Makes: The Watch Edition

Jun 18, 2020

The following article is written part of our series titled On the Bench With Master Jeweler Eric Sanchez.  I recently posted about how much of a difference a full refinishing can be for a piece of jewelry like an engagement ring or a pair of diamond…

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On The Bench: Is Every Sizing the Same?

Jun 5, 2020

The following article is written part of our series titled On the Bench With Master Jeweler Eric Sanchez.  Simply put, nope! But let me elaborate (as we do here). Just like people, rings come in all shapes and sizes. Sizing a ring can be straightforward…

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It May Be Time To Sell Your Sterling Silver Flatware, Hollowware, or Tea Sets

Jun 4, 2020

Once upon a time, newly engaged couples would eagerly register for wedding gifts that helped them build a home together. At the top of these registries were sterling silver flatware, china, linens and more. The silverware and china would be brought out…

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The Samuelson’s Father’s Day Gift Guide: Watch Edition

Jun 4, 2020

Father’s Day is coming up, and if your dads are anything like ours, they are impossible to shop for. We don’t know what it is about dads, but they tend to buy themselves whatever they want, whenever they want it. Helpful, right? To make your Father’s…

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The History and Rarity of Colored Diamonds

May 28, 2020

The most well-known colored diamond is the Hope Diamond. Weighing in at a whopping 45.52 carats, it contains shades of blue and gray and a legacy as colorful as the diamond itself. With four centuries of ownership records and a murky legend of being cursed…

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Your Stones & the Ultrasonic: The Importance of Bringing Your Jewelry in to be Cleaned

May 28, 2020

Jewelry maintenance can be a bit daunting, with many common questions being:  How many times a year should I be cleaning my jewelry? How should I clean them? Will I damage my jewelry using certain cleaners? Today’s entry will mainly focus on the…

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Diamond Talk With Allan Rosen, Head Buyer, Vienna, Virginia

May 21, 2020

What is your favorite diamond shape?  My favorite diamond shape is a round brilliant cut. There is nothing like a well cut round diamond because they are so brilliant and are always in style. That’s why they are in a category by themselves and still…

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