Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

The Gold Party Is Over

Got an email this morning from the State of Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation prohibiting “hotel shows and home gold parties”. Here’s an excerpt from the bill: SECONDHAND PRECIOUS METAL OBJECT DEALER/ PAWNBROKER ACT COMPLIANCE ADVISORY New law prohibits hotel shows, home gold parties; requires dealer name, license number on advertisements. On October [...]

A Brand is a Terrible Thing to Waste

I’ve recently been seeing a lot of ads from the area’s largest luxury jeweler, Smyth. But it’s not what you might think. These aren’t ads for Rolex or Tag Heuer watches. It’s not about Hearts On Fire or Martin Flyer. These are ads for buying scrap gold. Yes, just like you see from the scores [...]