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Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

Eric Clapton’s Patek Philippe Watch For Sale

Now this is cool! I’ve posted about large diamonds like The Graff Pink going up for auction and there are often famous guitars and instruments for sale though various action houses. However, when I saw that Eric Clapton’s Patek Philippe watch was going on the auction block, it gave me goosebumps. Granted, the star of [...]

Dealing in Recycled Diamonds

I was having an IM conversation with the editor of IDEX, one of the world’s leading diamond publications, and he said something that struck me. I mentioned how I was trying to buy as much as I can (from the public of course). His response, “the $1 billion mine”. So true. That’s what we do [...]

Message To Retailers: Buy Diamonds For Stock!

In today’s economic climate, jewelry retailers need to find new ways to increase margins, while still competing with e-tailers and everyone else in their market. Buying gold has become a necessity for a lot of traditional retailers in order to keep cash flow positive. However, the gold buying train won’t last forever. Even the popular [...]

A Milestone: 500,000 Facebook Diamond Fans!

We reached a big milestone a week ago. Over a half a million fans on our facebook “Diamonds” page! (I know they’re “likes” but I still call them fans). In fact, this week we’ve gained about 30,000 new fans, so the page is cruising. It’s been a great ride for the past 2 1/2 years and [...]

Blue Nile vs Local Jeweler Video

I made this cool video the other day and got a nice reaction from it, especially from my friends in the jewelry industry. It’s a common conversation between a diamond retailer and an internet shopper. The emails and comments that I received from people in the industry is that they loved it and it was [...]

Introducing BaltimoreDiamonds.com!

We are so excited here at Samuelson’s to announce the launch of our new updated website, with a new URL, BaltimoreDiamonds.com. I want to thank our team for a job well done. David and Garth did a great job! You’ll notice a new homepage, history page, diamond specials link, and more. We have a little [...]

Moving Day is Monday, Facebook iPhone App Works

We’ve been super busy moving ALL of our stuff outta here. Vegas was very nice – Santana 3rd row was a highlight. Facebook Party and show were great too. The most productive part of the show might have been my visit to the Apple Store. My Facebook app has not loaded since I got my [...]

Samuelson’s Diamonds in the News

The RambleOnRon PR machine is crankin’ this month!  Here are a few articles that we’ve been featured in: From the Baltimore Business Journal: Ron Samuelson, CEO of Samuelson’s Diamonds in Baltimore, uses Twitter – a communication service emblazoned with a  bird logo – to spur business and attributes much of his success of the year-old [...]

The Samuelson Family is Rebuilding Baltimore

Well it’s almost here. After eight long years of waiting, negotiating, and thinking about the redevelopment of our city block, the 400 block of West Baltimore Street, we are finally ready to move forward. And it all started in 1972 when my grandfather, Milton Samuelson, bought four properties on this block after our move from [...]