Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Looking At Diamonds…And Myself

I had an enlightening experience today with a customer. He came in to look at some diamonds we were holding for him, only to tell me that he found another diamond from an e-tailer and just wanted to look at settings. I explained that we don’t just sell mountings and set other company’s diamonds in […]

Large and Rare Colored Diamonds Are Still Strong

The US retail jewelry market is still a little weak, but the super high end/investment quality diamonds are very strong with both Christie’s and Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels Auctions doing very well in Geneva this week. From Diamonds.net: Sotheby’s Jewels: Jewels of historical significance garnered strong prices at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale, held in Geneva on November 17. […]

Guest Blog Post: To Bid Or Not To Bid

This is an awesome guest blog post by Dana Kiyomura, expert in estate and antique jewelry. Dana has an office in NYC where she buys and sells vintage jewelry and you can follow her on Twitter @winebrilliant. “Bidding at a jewelry auction is time consuming and can be dangerous. First you have to preview the […]

Gold and Platinum, Big Blue Diamond – Watch These Kids Play Phish

It’s been a while since I posted, but that’s a good thing because we are busy selling (and buying) diamonds. Now is the time.  We have a lot of items on sale, and we are making some great jewelry buys from customers coming in to our store, and from all over the country.  We are […]

The Big Diamonds Still Sell

Check out what happened yesterday at Christie’s New York… NEW YORK (AFP) — Two giant diamonds sold for more than six million dollars at auction Wednesday to a Middle Eastern buyer, bucking a wave of gloom that has taken the shine off luxury sales. The Ponahalo diamonds, mined in South Africa and named after a […]