Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Is This Another Gold Rush?


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Gold soared past $1600 an ounce yesterday, making it the highest since 2013. Can you say #coronavirus? So what does this mean for the future of gold, silver, and other metal prices? We can try and draw comparisons to the run of 2011, when gold climbed to an all time high over $1900 an ounce, […]

Virginia Is For Lovers


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Our foray into the Washington D.C. local market started back in 2011 when we opened up in Chevy Chase, one block away from the DC line. We started getting calls in our Baltimore store from people who wanted to sell their jewelry in Washington D.C. and were not willing to drive up to Baltimore to […]

Thoughts On the Big Move


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It’s been a long time since I’ve written a post. I’ve been lost in transactions and some other pretty big happenings – the biggest being Samuelson’s move to Baltimore County after 96 years in downtown Baltimore. The joy and satisfaction I’ve felt from this tremendous change, personally and professionally, is very difficult to put into […]

Derek Trucks Is The Best On Earth


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Been a long time since a post, but something I saw this weekend compelled me. Friday night I went down to Washington DC, home of Samuelson’s Buyers, and saw a spectacle – The Tedeschi Trucks Band. I’ve seen them a few times and have seen the Allman Brothers several times with Derek Trucks. In fact, […]

Man Made, Lab Grown, Synthetic Diamonds


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The newest substitute for natural diamonds are now man made or lab grown diamonds. Unlike CZ’s and Synthetic Moissanite, these diamonds actually have the chemical composition of a natural diamond, and can be grown anywhere, like California or Washington DC. Perhaps the most well known startup, Diamond Foundry, is backed by Hollywood bigwigs like Leonardo […]

Diamond Market Report 2015


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I would be lying if I were to say that 2015 was a banner year in the diamond market. Let’s be honest, it was rough out there. The FORMER monopoly of Debeers didn’t heed the call of the market and continued to raise prices at their sales. What ended up happening was that a majority […]

Grateful Dead Soldier Field July 3-5, 2015 – WOW!


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Well, I guess dreams really do come true. I started a blog post before I left that I never finished titled, “Is This Really Happening? The Grateful Dead With Trey?” Well it happened and this could have been the best musical experience of my life. Here’s how the post before I left started: “How many […]

The Meaning of “Mazal” In The Diamond Business


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After reading an article in New York Magazine titled “The Secret Slang of the Diamond Diamond District,” I thought that this would be a good opportunity to write a blog post about the most important term in the diamond business, MAZL,(or mazel or mazal) and what it means. Also, I wanted to explain that this […]

Jewelry Market Report 2014


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Each year I give a Diamond Market Report where I explain what’s happening in the diamond world and where I think market trends and prices will be. As I read over my report for 2013 it seems that 2014 was a very similar year with all trends continuing on the same path. Colored and larger […]

Summer Time’s Come and Gone…


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Not a lot out of Ramble On Ron lately but a lot of exciting developments for Samuelson’s Buyers in the fall. For now, check out a smokin’ US Blues from Jerry and the boys (Bobby and his short shorts) at Rich Stadium 7/4/89.

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