Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Gold Spot Prices At 1000, What’s Next?

Gold has been floating around $1000 per ounce lately, reaching as high as $1034 and now dipping a little below $1000.  So the big question is where will it go?  Of course I don’t have a crystal ball and neither does Wall Street.  The weaker the dollar, the stronger gold will get. Here’s what some [...]

We Got Our Facebook Vanity URL

Well, the time came and went.  12AM on June 12 was the time to grab your Facebook vanity URL as fast as possible.  In 3 minutes 200,000 names were taken.  In 15 minutes it was 500,000 and now it’s in the millions.  I was not so concerned with my profile name.  I went after our [...]

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 [...]

Credit Crisis? How About Market Opportunity!

So the Dow is getting crushed and even gold is leveling off and everybody wants to know what is going on. Well, I don’t have a crystal ball, and I’m not sure what’s going on either, but I here’s a video that my friend tweeted that explains it pretty well – a little long but [...]

Cash4Gold on the Super Bowl?

Well, Cash4Gold is buying a Super Bowl ad.  Let me let you in on a little secret.  They are a scam!  I’m not just saying this because they’re competition.   Forget about the fact that they do not require ID and don’t report their items to the state (as you are required to do as a [...]

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 [...]

Crazy Times in the Jewelry World

The jewelry industry, like most other retail sectors, is really feeling the hit of this economy. Check out this article about the what the wealthy want to spend this Christmas. Nothing makes sense. Of course retail sales are pretty slow, but in this economy there is money to be made if you can lay out [...]