We take pride in a lot of areas of our business and community. Our love for Baltimore and jewelry is the cornerstone of our business. However, the name of our store is Samuelson’s Diamonds – diamonds is our name and diamonds is our game! We love to look, study and trade in all types of diamonds – large, small, square or round, if you’re looking for a diamond engagement ring in Baltimore, Maryland, Samuelson’s is the spot.
We would like to showcase a few large diamonds that we have for sale. We are suckers for the really
5.85 Old Mine Cut
big rocks, so if you are looking to buy (or sell) a big diamond, always check with us. In the past few weeks, we ran across a 4.03 carat round brilliant cut diamond, a 5.85 old mine cut diamond, and 3.45 carat emerald cut diamond.
You can see the difference in cut between all of these diamonds. The 4.03 is a modern cut round, G color and SI2 clarity. The 5.85 carat is an old mine cut diamond. The easiest way to spot this one is the open culet – it looks like a hole on the bottom of the diamond. This is not a mistake, it’s how diamonds were cut in the early part of the 20th century. It really gives these diamonds a lot of sparkle and fire.
3.54 Carat Emerald Cut
The emerald cut is squarish, even resembling an asscher cut diamond. This diamond was graded H color and VS1 clarity by GIA, and it is at this carat weight that emerald cuts really start to pop.
So please stop on down and take a look at our diamonds…you won’t be disappointed!
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.
An exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard in an undated image courtesy of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
An article released yesterday describes the discovery of a new planet. However, this planet is significantly different from those discovered in the past (Click here to read the article). The reason is that this planet is extremely dense and consists of mostly carbon. Why does this matter? Carbon is the key ingredient in diamonds. So as the article suggests, there is a giant diamond circling Earth! Who wants to race to get their hands on this one?
Not only did we want to share this article with you but remind you that we are happy to evaluate any diamond, regardless of whether or not it is the size of a planet or significantly smaller. Please click here to schedule an appointment to visit us in either our two convenient locations in Washington D.C. and Baltimore, MD.
To those of you on the East Coast please stay safe this weekend and out of Irene’s way.
When was the last time you can remember volatility like
this in the metals markets? Unfortunately, we are seeing big daily swings becoming more common. With these swings we are seeing numerous stories about gold and silver prices. In case you haven’t noticed, gold is almost the same price platinum (gold is approx. $1850/oz ; platinum is 1841/oz. ; Silver – 42.50/oz and they will be different when you read this). Now the real question is whether or not it is time to sell your gold and silver jewelry?
When people visit Samuelson’s, they are often surprised at how much they receive for their gold, silver and diamond jewelry. In fact, we had one Washington, D.C. client visit us numerous times as they were cleaning out their father’s house of inherited diamonds, gold and silver. That particular client received over $25,000 by selling broken gold chains, diamonds and silverware. All of these items were of little use to her and she used the money to pay for a year of her son’s college tuition. She did not expect that her diamond jewelry, gold and silver would amount to anything significant, but they did. Needless to say, she was pleasantly surprised.
At Samuelson’s Diamonds, we take pride not just in selling engagement rings, but in buying diamonds from our customers in Baltimore, Washington DC and Northern Virginia. We take the time to educate our customers about the properties of their diamond when we are buying just as much as when we are selling. Check out this video we made about selling diamonds:
We also pride ourselves in educating customers on how the jewelry buying process works, and how we have to buy diamonds from the public. We like to make everyone who comes in feel comfortable selling their diamonds, gold or fine jewelry to us and in some cases, it can even be liberating!
Here’s a testimonial we received last week that made us feel great and really summed up the vibe that we try to give customers when they’re in our store:
Dear Ron, David and Dad,
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for treating me so kindly today. I appreciate your time and patience in providing information that was meaningful to me. This was a very difficult moment, however I felt relaxed through it all. As I was leaving, I not only felt a sense of relief, but that I had also made a friend! I hope to visit “you guys” on a happier occasion!