Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

The Diamond World is Changing

I knew it! The brands are breaking down. I just ran across this article from The Wall Street Journal about Tiffany and Co and other big retailers cutting and polishing their own diamonds in Botswana. Graff has owned Safdico Diamonds for a while, but he doesn’t sell to the masses like Tiffany. What jumped out [...]

Heller Highwater Rocks Heller’s Wedding

Check out what Heller Highwater would sound like if we had a great singer and a funky sax player.  Mazel Tov Steve and rock on!

Allman Brothers Band 10/6/09

The Allman Brothers rocked it last week at Merriweather Post Pavillion.  Gregg is getting old though – he’s got Gov’t Mule’s keyboard player helping him out, but his voice still sounded good.  Check out this video I took of Woman Across The River.  Warren and Derek are trading some tasty licks – enjoy!

Stockbrokers and Business Consultants…Worth It?

My father always said to me regarding stockbrokers, “If they knew so much they’d be millionaires.”  I get that.  Here these guys are picking stocks for clients and they have no idea what they will do.  That would be like me advising people on what the gold or diamond market will do (and charging them [...]

Petra Diamonds Finds HUGE 507 Carat Stone

They found some big ones this week in South Africa, most notably a 507 carat white Type II clean diamond.  I’m sure they’ll try to get a 200 carat out of it, and I can’t wait to see what this thing looks like finished! From Reuters: LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – AIM-listed Petra Diamonds (PDL.L) [...]