The “Pink Star”, a flawless pink diamond the size of a plum, sold for 76.3 million Swiss francs ($83.02 million) in Geneva on Wednesday, a world record price for a gemstone at auction. The oval-shaped diamond, mounted on a ring, weighed in at 59.60 carats.
Our own Ron Samuelson was impressed by the sale of this diamond as well, saying, “The price realized on this rare diamond is incredible. Prices on colored diamonds continue to be extremely strong and there is no end in sight. This demonstrates that there are investors who believe in the strength of the diamond market long term.”
What do you think of this diamond? What would you do with 59.60 carats?
Established in 1922, Samuelson’s Diamonds has been operated by the Samuelson family in Baltimore for generation after generation. Originally, Milton Samuelson opened the business at 902 Pennsylvania Avenue, but in 1972, it relocated to its present location. Since that time, the business has built a proud reputation as a reputable and reliable jeweler. Diamonds – whether for engagement rings, wedding rings, stud earrings or loose diamonds – can be found at Samuelson’s. It also does appraisals and buys diamonds.
So we say “thank you” to all of our fans and customers to help us achieve this honor!
Come to Samuelson’s Diamonds and let Ron help YOU find the perfect engagement ring. Samuelson’s Diamonds has a wide selection of classy, fancy, modern, floral and even vintage rings for each individuals unique taste and preference.
A lot of other jewelers claim to be the best. But when the Baltimore City Paper gives you this title, that means it’s true! Samuelson’s Diamonds was just proclaimed Baltimore’s “Best Jeweler” and we are thankful and honored to receive this recognition. Here’s what they had to say:
“Fellas, if you can look at a diamond and immediately start speaking intelligently about cut, clarity, color, and you can eyeball an Asscher from princess cut, just how in the hell did you come by that education? The rest of us are better served by moseying on down to Samuelson’s Diamonds when the time comes to pick out an engagement ring or something really stunning just because you want to remind her that she remains the person you just can’t stop thinking about. Samuelson’s has been in the local jewelry business since 1922, and the friendly staff knows how to help a dude through the finer points of rock buying without being pushy about it.”
Although this video is from February, we just received our copy of it and wanted to share this video of our CEO, Ron Samuelson showing off some beautiful diamond engagement rings, diamond bracelets , diamond earrings and other diamond jewelry. Be sure to watch out for the 10.5 carat tennis bracelet!
This new feature allows you build your ring from scratch choosing your diamond and setting! Better yet, your new engagement ring can often be delivered in under two weeks! With the new diamond search, you can choose from over 6,000 diamonds using criteria such as cut, clarity, color, carat, and price.
To see the write-up in Baltimore Magazine please click here.
To get started building your very own engagement ring please click here!
It occurs too often these days; a retail experience where you feel like the salesperson wants your money or to do whatever it takes to make a deal. It is rare where you find a salesperson who truly cares about the customer experience and takes the time to educate consumers.
One very important aspect of our business is buying diamonds, gold and silver from the public. We have a very discrete office setting in Chevy Chase, MD where you can sell your jewelry. Regardless of whether or not you decide to sell your items to us we believe strongly in education, as it is one of the most powerful tools for any consumer. Recently, we received this thank you from a client that visited us in Chevy Chase.
I had the opportunity to meet Paul this afternoon and sell two 14k gold pieces. It was a wonderful experience and he was extremely courteous and knowledgeable. He explained many facts about metals and diamonds that I never knew about. The entire appointment was very pleasant and I will now highly recommend Samuelson’s to all my friends!
We love hearing when our customers are having such positive experiences. However, the reason we are sharing this experience with you is to highlight how our family owned and operated business has survived for 90 years. We take a lot of pride in educating our customers. To be honest, we want to close the sale as much as anyone else but we want you to leave with an education as well. Whether you are buying jewelry or selling jewelry in either of our locations, this is the type of service our customers can expect.