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                                             Weekly Newsletter  

                                               November 26, 2013 

 


In This Issue
DMIA Initiative for Meeting On Synthetics Diamonds Gains Support
Antwerp Police Issue Details of New Scam Against Diamond/Jewelry Firms
Cartels era ended – Ernie Blom
Alvin Toffler’s ‘Future Shock’ Was Right: The Experience Industry Has Arrived
The most famous jeweler you’ve never heard of
About Retail: E-tailing vs. brick-and-mortar
Buyer beware: Diamond grading reports based on subjective judgments in an unregulated industry
Surgically Implanted Eyeball Jewelry Is the New Piercing
Retailer Talk: Two tools that changed my year
Find the Perfect Match for Your Customers With Our Hair/Eye Color Guide to Gemstones
Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)
Survey says gift card spend to reach all-time high
Jewelry That Gives A Voice To The Voiceless

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We at GemFind are always thankful for the clients who trust us to sculpt their online presence. With Thanksgiving in sight, we are taking a moment to spotlight five of our newest website launch:

 

1. Hamra Jewelers recently launched a colorful and attractive re-designed site that is responsive to automatically adjust to mobile devices.

2. Lemp Jewelers is one of our most recent launches and features a personalized gift registry just in time for the holidays.

3. ClaimLink Jewelry Replacement is one of our newest Worpdress theme sites working with GemFind’s JewelCloud Catalog.

4. Saxon’s Fine Jewelers utilizes GemFind’s JewelCloud API that connects with an easy-to-use database of hundreds of vendors.

5. Gary B. Robsinon Jewelers presents a crisp theme-based website that utilizes easy-to-use e-commerce solutions.

 

Please contact us at 800-373-4373 and ask about end of the year special for all our tools.

DMIA Initiative for Meeting On Synthetics Diamonds Gains Support

Rough&Polished

                                                                                  November 26 
                                 


 Diamond Manufacturers and Importers Association of America (DMIA) to host an industry-wide meeting in New York City that will put enforceable measures in place to prevent synthetics being presented as natural diamonds.
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For information about our JewelCloud technology and other online tools, please contact us at 800.373.4373.  

Antwerp Police Issue Details of New Scam Against Diamond/Jewelry Firms


                                           IDEX                                          November 24

 

The diamond squad of the Federal Police in Antwerp is calling on diamond and jewelry firms to pay attention to a spate of incidents in Antwerp recently which have targeted diamond dealers and jewelers using a specific method. >>>

 

Cartels era ended – Ernie Blom

Alex Shishlo                                    Rough&Polished                                     November 25     

 

WFDB president Ernie Blom gave this interview to Rough&Polished, in which he spoke about the challenges facing his organization and described the current situation in the diamond market.  >>> 

  

Alvin Toffler’s ‘Future Shock’ Was Right: The Experience Industry Has Arrived
Victoria Gomelsky                                             JCK                                     Nov. 25

To my amazement, the ideas inside are anything but quaint. Toffler’s words speak so directly to modern-day marketers that it’s hard not to see him as a bonafide clairvoyant. >>> 

 

Is Your Website Ready For

Black Friday & Cyber Monday?

 

Make Your Website Responsive & Interactive Before the Holidays
The busiest season of the year is almost upon us. Be sure your website is effective, responsive and interactive with GemFind tools. One Website … Available On Any Device
Call Us Today 1-800-373-4373  

The most famous jeweler you’ve never heard of
                                      Daily Mail                                          November 25


His name might not be as recognizable as Cartier or Van Cleef & Arpels, but according to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paris-based, American jeweler Joel A. Rosenthal is one of the world’s most influential gem artists. >>>

 

   

About Retail: E-tailing vs. brick-and-mortar

Hannah Connorton                             National Jeweler                                           Nov. 21

 

However, today’s consumers have evolved; they’ve researched and are educated about the products they are shopping for, and expect thoughtful and knowledgeable customer service in return. >>> 

    

Buyer beware: Diamond grading reports based on subjective judgments in an unregulated industry 
,                       abc 7NEWS                                   November 25                      

      

 

Buying a diamond is a large investment, but the cost is influenced by the subjective judgments of industry gemologists. As a result, two diamond grading reports may find one stone has vastly different values. >>> 

 

Surgically Implanted Eyeball Jewelry Is the New Piercing
SYDNEY LUPKIN                      abcNEWS                                          Nov. 26


   

Lucy Luckayanko was at a night club in New York City when a man approached her and said, “Oh, your eye is so shiny!”

“Yeah,” the 25-year-old blonde responded in her native Russian accent. “I’ve got platinum in my eye.”. >>>   

Featured GemFind Designer

        

Fope is an Italian company founded in 1929 which has always matched craftmanship with constant innovation. As a family business, it was established in Vicenza and kept growing through the decades, renewing its traditional challenge which consists in the application of cutting-edge technologies to neatly elegant shapes in order to create beautiful jewels. More     

 

Retailer Talk: Two tools that changed my year

Michelle Graff                                   National Jeweler                                          November 26

It Michigan retailer Randy Cole attended a trade show earlier this year where he found two products that, he says, changed his entire business model. >>> 

   

Find the Perfect Match for Your Customers With Our Hair/Eye Color Guide to Gemstones

Brittany Siminitz                                               JCK                                           November 25


It happens every year during the busy holiday shopping season, before Mother’s Day and birthdays, and sometimes just because: Well-intentioned gift-seekers request your help finding the perfect piece of jewelry for their beloved. 
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Giving Ecommerce Customers What They Want (Infographic)
Linda Lacina                                     entrepreneur                                      November 22              

 

 


Ecommerce is a $231 billion industry. To compete, companies need to suss out customers’ changing wants and needs and adjust their logistics programs to match.
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Survey says gift card spend to reach all-time high
National Jeweler                                                                  November 25, 2013  

 


The number of consumers who will purchase gift cards to give as holiday presents is projected to reach an all-time high this year, a National Retail Federation (NRF) survey shows.

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Jewelry That Gives A Voice To The Voiceless

stonechicky                           The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                         November 25               

                                        

 

   


Now a group of Japanese designers have created a type of jewelry that allows the words of people who are hearing-impaired and vocally-challenged to be heard as well as anyone’s.
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