Category Archives: The Moses Blog

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 .

Music Tribute and More: ‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ — Especially When They Weigh 1,111 Carats!

Occasionally, we offer up a musical tribute blog entry that is somehow related to gems or jewelry.  Today, we celebrate the amazing discovery of a 1,111-carat rough diamond — the largest gem-quality diamond recovered in more than 100 years — with the most iconic “diamond” song of all time, “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Joining us in this tribute to the amazing gem is the equally spectacular Marilyn Monroe. But first, here’s the scoop about the .

Blue Moon Diamond Sells for $48.5M, Smashing All-Time Price Record at Sotheby’s Geneva

We’ve blogged about this ultra-rare diamond since it was unveiled to the world in the rough back in January 2014.  For a truly amazing video of the cutting process for the gem, CLICK HERE.  Speculation surrounding the value of this diamond set the gem world abuzz and we again blogged  back in September 2015 about its much-anticipated auction. Now all the speculation and anticipation is over. The results are in! The much-ballyhooed Blue Moon .

15-Carat ‘Crimson Flame’ Ruby Is the Star of Upcoming Christie’s Hong Kong Auction

Billed as the most important pigeon’s blood ruby to be offered at auction in Asia, the 15.04-carat “Crimson Flame” is the star of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Sale, which will take place in Hong Kong on December 1. The auction house expects the gem to fetch between $10.1 million and $15.5 million. The cushion-shaped ruby is mounted in a white gold ring that features a dramatic surround of smaller cushion-shaped white diamonds. A report by .