Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Groupon From a Merchant’s Point of View

I made a vow that after my daily deals were over, I would write a blog post about my experience as a merchant (and a jeweler) on the deals that we ran at Samuelson’s Diamonds. You read a lot about customers taking advantage of good deals, but not enough about about merchants and whether they [...]

When a Facebook Pic Goes Viral – The Power of Sharing

A little while ago, I wrote a post titled, “Stop Sharing!”. My friend who works at ShareThis was mad about that one, but I was talking about business practices, but not fun stuff like pics, videos and blog posts. Well today a pic went around of a clever Halloween costume. A guy in dressed as [...]

Diamond Market Update: 2011, Q3

As the world economy dips into a recession, we’re looking at our holdings in diamonds and deciding how to navigate our through this market. The stock market has been getting crushed the past couple months and even metals are unstable. Gold reached a high of approx $1920 per ounce and is now hovering at $1650. [...]