Category Archives: The Moses Blog

SOME ROCK! Mariah Carey’s Colossal 35-Carat Diamond Engagement Ring

Mariah Carey’s colossal 35-carat diamond engagement ring from Aussie billionaire James Packer sets a new standard for Hollywood bling. Worth an estimated $7.5 million, the ring’s emerald-cut diamond center stone is more than twice the weight of the 17-carat emerald-cut pink diamond she received from former husband Nick Cannon in 2008. Packer popped the question to Carey in New York City this past Thursday. The diamond, which is surrounded by tapered baguettes in a .

Esperanza Update: $8 Amateur Diamond Mining Adventure Could Turn Into $1M Bonanza

An $8 amateur diamond mining adventure could turn into a $1 million bonanza for Coloradan Bobbie Oskarson. When Oskarson plucked an odd-shaped pebble from the dirt at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park she could have never imagined that the stone might make international headlines, have its own Facebook page and sell eight months later for as much as $1 million. Originally 8.52 carats in weight and the shape of an icicle, “Esperanza” was .

A Music Tribute: David Bowie Thrilled Us Throughout His ‘Golden Years’

David Bowie fans from around the world shed a collective tear on last Sunday when they learned of his passing from liver cancer at the age of 69. The singer-songwriter-actor-producer leaves a legacy of timeless songs that spanned five decades. While there are so many iconic Bowie tunes, a favorite, “Golden Years,” fits in perfectly for those occasional blogs where we feature tunes with jewelry, gemstones or a precious metals in the title and lyrics. .

Now Celebrating 67 Years in Business!

It’s January; seasonal cold temperatures and snow have finally arrived in western Pennsylvania. And with 2016 underway, Moses Jewelers proudly celebrates 67 in business. From that tiny first storefront (only 12 X 15 feet total size) in Lyndora, PA to our current two Pennsylvania locations in Butler (Clearview Mall) and Seven Fields (on Route 228 next to TABLE86 by Hines Ward),     knowledge, trust, highest quality customer service and a passion for what .

‘Year of the Ruby’ Produces Another Record Breaker for Christie’s Hong Kong

Rare Gemstone Update:  You may remember we blogged about this spectacular ruby back in early November.  CLICK HERE for that post. The Crimson Flame, a 15-carat pigeon’s blood Burmese ruby, set a new record on Tuesday December 1, 2015, when it sold for $18 million at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Hong Kong. The gem established a new per-carat price record for a ruby at $1.2 million. Proclaiming 2015 as the “Year of the .

Petra Recovers 23.16-Carat Bubblegum Pink Diamond From Famous Williamson Mine in Tanzania

Since 1940, the Williamson Mine in Tanzania has been one of the world’s few sources of gem-quality “bubblegum” pink diamonds. Late in November 2015, the mine’s owner, Petra Diamonds, announced that it recovered an extremely rare 23.16-carat pink diamond of exceptional color and clarity. The mining company described the gem as its most significant recovery from the mine to date and will offer it for sale in Antwerp next month as part of Petra’s .

Our Gift to You

It’s that time of year once again.  May your days be merry and your heart light as you plan and prepare during this gift-giving season. We are here for you; we have ideas for all your gift-giving needs.  We’ll even help you create your own special Wish List and contact your special someone if you’d like. And so, may an abundance of health and happiness be yours. Please enjoy the Extra Saving as you shop at Moses Jewelers now through .

HAPPY BIRTHDAY December Babies — World’s Largest Faceted Blue Topaz

Weighing 8,225 carats, the “Marbella” is the world’s largest faceted blue topaz and the most extraordinary example of December’s official birthstone. The grapefruit-sized specimen was purchased at the Tucson Gem Shows by the Spanish government in 2000 and added to its Programa Royal Collections museum, home to one of the world’s finest selections of precious stones. The Marbella was originally called “Topaz Azul” (Blue Topaz, in Spanish), but was renamed “Marbella” in 2010 upon .

Small Business Saturday is November 28, 2015 — Shop Local and Save BIG!

Come visit us at either location on Small Business Saturday (Nov. 28th) and enjoy many items at HALF-OFF.  These deals are too good to last long — the half-off savings are in effective on Saturday ONLY, and you will only find them in our stores.  Browse our Green Dot Deals: Factory Outlet Prices.  You will find deals; but very few at half-off. Since 1949, Moses Jewelers has proudly provided generations of customers with unique and .

Black Friday Savings on Chamilia All Weekend!

From Friday Nov. 27 through Sunday Nov.29, at our Clearview Mall location in Butler, enjoy Great Savings on Chamilia.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts and stocking stuffers and get a little something extra, too!  CLICK HERE to browse all the newest charms and gifts. Buy 3 Chamilia Charms & GET ONE FREE! PLUS Receive an Extra FREE GIFT with your $125 Chamilia Purchase*     For an extraordinary and unique .