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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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On the Bench: Setting Your Center Stone at Samuelson’s

May 8, 2020

The following article is written as part of our series titled On the Bench With Master Jeweler Eric Sanchez.  When you bring your diamond or gemstone to Samuelson’s for a stone setting, what happens behind the scenes and how is it done? As the Master…

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When is the Right Time to Sell an Engagement Ring?

Apr 28, 2020

An engagement ring is a symbol of forever, of finding love and your happily ever after. And we are absolutely here for it – we love love! In fact, that’s what drives much of our business! But when love goes sour, such as in the case of a divorce,…

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How to Take Care of Your Engagement Ring

Aug 10, 2019

In some ways, a brand new engagement ring is like taking care of a newborn. What should and shouldn’t you do to ensure it’s safety? This is a normal feeling. We get a lot of questions from our clients about diamond ring care maintenance. Our team…

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The Best Way to Leverage Your Jewelry for Short-Term Cash Flow

Jul 18, 2019

Even the most valuable diamond jewelry can be hard to sell the right way. Getting from point A to point B when you have valuable jewelry and need cash is easier said than done. If you’re in need of fast cash and have jewelry to sell, read on. In this…

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Cubic Zirconia or Diamond? How to Tell if a Diamond is Real

May 1, 2019

 Today we’re going to talk about how an experienced jeweler can tell the difference between a cubic zirconia and natural diamond. Let’s get started.   What we have here are 2 asscher-cut stones that are the same physical size (measured in millimeters)…

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Bigger Isn’t Always Better! Insider Jewelry Selling Tips from a Baltimore Jewelry Buyer

Apr 29, 2019

Have some burning questions about selling your unwanted valuables? At Samuelson’s, we are happy to help our community better understand the ins and outs of the jewelry industry. Thanks to our highly curated collection of luxury diamonds and our promise…

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