Ramble On Ron

Diamonds, Music and other Facets of Life

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 [...]

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 [...]

Samuelson’s Buyers New Landing Pages

Most tech people know about landing pages, but I wanted to share a few things that we’re doing at Samuelson’s that hopefully some non-tech people can benefit from. The value of our various internet properties has not been HITS (How Idiots Track Success) but lead generation and appointments. We want to attract QUALIFIED visitors, not [...]

A Lesson in Sales

Several years ago, when we had the pawnshop, I learned a valuable sales lesson from my father. We had a great guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, for sale. An old customer who doesn’t play guitar picked it out and brought it to the counter to purchase it. I got bent out of shape about it. If [...]

Selling Diamonds In Baltimore/Washington DC

I just want to share this video where I talk about what we look for when buying diamonds from our customers. Of course we also show a few nice diamonds in this one! Have a look and please click here to contact us if you’re in the market to sell your diamond.