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                                             Weekly Newsletter  

                                               December 31, 2013 

 


In This Issue
It seems as though diamonds were retailers’ best friend this holiday season
Stop Shouting at Customers And Start ‘Engaging’ With Them.
12 Jewelry Trends for 2014
2013: The Year in Photos
A World Beyond Diamond Studs
The Billionaire Who Created Victoria Secret’s
Editor’s Picks: My favorite pieces of 2013
Jewel of the Year: Heather Moore’s Wedding Vow Necklace
GIA enhances security of stone grading reports
2013 Top 25: Our Most Popular Posts of the Year
The Top 10 Kooky Jewelry News Stories of 2013
34 Small-Business Predictions For 2014

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As the holiday season draws to a close and we look ahead to engagements and warmer weather, we couldn’t be happier looking back on 2013. Reports show that jewelry was a top seller in a successful holiday shopping season. The year has brought the jewelry industry many advancements and much success.

We at GemFind are looking forward to an exciting 2014 and wish you and yours success and happiness in the new year.

It seems as though diamonds were retailers’ best friend this holiday season
                                     Money.cnn                                Dec. 26, 2013

It seems as though diamonds were retailers’ best friend this holiday season. Jewelry caught the eye of many gift givers this year and was one of the most popular gifts, according to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which draws from MasterCard’s near-real-time purchase data. >>>     

Stop Shouting at Customers And Start ‘Engaging’ With Them

ALBERT ROBINSON                                            IDEX                                      Dec. 26

 


Are you marketing your company and products in the most efficient way? Are you using still a mix of email blasts to hundreds or thousands of people on purchased lists, cold calling, telemarketing, expensive attendance at trade shows that may not be relevant to you?
  
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12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: The Third Annual List of What to Buy, Sell, and Stock in the Year Ahead
Jennifer Heebner                                               JCK                                                December 30

 Yes-it’s almost time for bubbles! But it’s also time to assess jewelry trends for 2014. Now in its third year, you know the drill:This is my annual prediction of jewelry trends based on market work, meetings with designers, and analyzing runway fashions and awards show jewels.   >>>

 

2013: The Year in Photos

Michelle Graff, Hannah Connorton and Brecken Branstrator      National Jeweler      Dec.30                                   

                                     

 

 

Soon, the world will say goodbye to 2013, which is good news for those who suffer from triskaidekaphobia, a fear of the allegedly unlucky number 13. >>> 

 

 

   

A World Beyond Diamond Studs                                                                                     THE WALL STREET JOURNAL                                Dec. 27           

 

IT’S NOT YOUR mother’s pearls. I call them ‘icebreakers,’ ” said jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez of the pieces she makes for her six-year-old line. >>> 

  

 

The Billionaire Who Created Victoria Secret’s

Julie Bort                                           SFGate                                          Dec. 27 

 
 

Diamond billionaire Fred Mouawad could easily qualify for the title of Most Interesting Man in the World.>>>

   

Editor’s Picks: My favorite pieces of 2013

Hannah Connorton                             NAtional Jeweler                           Dec. 27,2013 

  

This past year was a big one for jewelry, both from a market and design perspective.>>> 

 

Jewel of the Year: Heather Moore’s Wedding Vow Necklace

Brittany Siminitz                                         JCK                                             Dec. 27

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet, sentimental, and sensational, Heather Moore’s Wedding Vow necklace is one of the most gorgeous ways of preserving precious memories. >>> 

 

 

GIA enhances security of stone grading reports                            

 

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is set to introduce a revised format of diamond grading and gem identification reports on January 1 2014, promising enhanced security features and less paper consumption. >>>   

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For nearly 25 years, Hubert Gesser has traveled the globe in search of nature’s most beautiful treasures. Throughout Africa, South America, the Far East and further, Hubert looks for the best the world has to offer in a spectrum of gemstones from classic blue sapphire to exotic Paraiba tourmalines. More    

 

2013 Top 25: Our Most Popular Posts of the Year

Web Marketing Today                         Dec. 27, 2013

 

 

 

As 2013 draws to a close, we’ve compiled a list of the 25 most popular Web Marketing Today articles for the year, based on the number of page views. >>>   

The Top 10 Kooky Jewelry News Stories of 2013 

Daniel Ford                                     JCK                                 Dec. 27, 2013                                            

Here is a roundup of the 10 kookiest jewelry stories from 2013, which includes way too many bodily functions. >>> 

 

   

34 Small-Business Predictions For 2014
Rieva Lesonsky                                      OPEN Forum                                      December 30              

 

 
  

With 2013 on its way out, smart entrepreneurs are already planning ahead for 2014. Find out what the experts are saying you should expect in the new year. >>>  

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