Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Derek Trucks Is The Best On Earth

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

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

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!

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

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

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…

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.

Feinfest 2014

We had our Third Feinfest on April 5, 2014 at the 8×10 in Baltimore. This was our first fundraiser in years and it went extremely well. We raised over $10,000 for The Foundation and a great time was had by all. Check out Cris Jacobs playing an extra funky version of “Sneakin Sally Through The [...]

Win Orioles Tickets from Samuelson’s Diamonds!

The O’s had a great win again the world champion Red Sox yesterday and Samuelson’s Diamonds is giving away tickets! Check out this great promotion we’re doing and enter to win 4 tickets to the O’s game on June 28th! It’s our brO’s ticket giveaway! Click below to enter: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Role Reversal: Jewelry E-tailers Now Trying Brick and Mortar

A recent article in National Jeweler magazine, “Blue Nile Now Displaying It’s Rings In A Store,” discusses how Blue Nile, the biggest and baddest online diamond seller, is now showcasing their rings at Nordstrom in Seattle, where both companies are headquartered.  I’m sure Blue Nile wants to get their name out a little more and [...]

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