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                      Weekly Newsletter  
                           November 11, 2014  

 

In This Issue
Jewelers warned of utility scam targeting small shops
WDC ‘Privatized’ – Now Represents Main Producers And Retailers
I am particularly inspired by the works of the great Carl Faberge – Pierre Roth, Brussels jeweler
Rapaport Calls Diamond Overgrading “Significant Threat” to Industry
How to sell online, legally
#AGTA – Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award at the 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards
The internet’s Impact on the ‘Makers’ and ‘Takers’ in the Global Jewelry Industry
7 Reasons This Holiday Will Be Great for Jewelers
Rocks On: Green garnets lead the way
Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes
Are Diamond Engagement Rings a Dying Trend?
Minimalist’s Guide to Holiday Email Marketing
Diamond Drilldown – Are your diamond departments delivering?
Gold? Silver? Pffft. This Necklace Is Pure Illumination

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Jewelers warned of utility scam targeting small shops

Michelle Graff                                       National Jeweler                                  November 11         

     


   


The utility company said that while it is working closely with local and federal law enforcement agencies, the scam is difficult to stop because the majority of the calls come from outside the United States. >>> 

 




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WDC ‘Privatized’ – Now Represents Main Producers And Retailers 

CHAIM EVEN-ZOHAR                                     IDEX                                   November 06  
          


 
 
The press release published the day after the conclusion of the World Diamond Council’s 10th Annual Meeting last week should become a case study about the length and width in which supposedly ethically, responsible, transparency, accountable, honest organizations deceive their stakeholders. >>>

 

I am particularly inspired by the works of the great Carl Faberge – Pierre Roth, Brussels jeweler 

 Alex Shishlo                                                 Rough&Polished                            November 05         

 

 


  

Rough&Polished asked Pierre Roth, a Brussels-based jeweler with 30 years in the trade under his belt, to share the secrets of jewelry making and he kindly agreed to answer our questions. >>>  

 



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Rapaport Calls Diamond Overgrading “Significant Threat” to Industry 

Rob Bates                                             JCK                                      November 10


   

 

 

In a thunderous new editorial, Rapaport Group chairman Martin Rapaport called the overgrading of diamonds by certain labs a “significant threat” to the industry that could lead to angry customers demanding refunds from jewelers.>>>   

   

How to sell online, legally

Brecken Branstrator                                   National Jeweler                              November 10                     

                

 

 

 

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has released a legal compliance guide designed to help designers, jewelers and anyone else who engages in e-commerce at either the retail or wholesale level. >>> 

#AGTA – Winner of the Editor’s Choice Award at the 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards™

ROBYN HAWK                                        The Daily Jewel                                        November 08     

 

It was less than a week ago that I posted the Winners of 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards™. 
….and now, the winner, “Sometime This Spring” fire opal earrings by Gregore Morin of Gregore Joailliers! 
>>>

The internet’s Impact on the ‘Makers’ and ‘Takers’ in the Global Jewelry Industry

Anthony Demarco                                          Jewelry News Network                                   November 08             

 

Our rapidly shrinking world has led to an increase in transparency, access and an explosion of product choice. The side effect of this is that many traditional jewelry businesses throughout the value chain have seen their margins erode. >>>

 

7 Reasons This Holiday Will Be Great for Jewelers

Rob Bates                                               JCK                                     November 05         

                                                                            

 

Jim Taylor, vice chairman of YouGov, predicts the jewelry business will experience a comeback this holiday-and gives JCK seven reasons why jewelers should expect a  quite-merry Christmas. 

Rocks On: Green garnets lead the way

Brecken Branstrator                                National Jeweler                              November 10                     

                

 

 

While pricing and supply trends depend completely on the variety of garnet, prices are rising across the board for most shades of garnet as they become harder to get. >>> 

 

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Don’t Make These 9 Social Media Marketing Mistakes

Pam Dyer                                            Business2Community                                 November 09

  

Simply setting up an account or sending out some tweets is not enough to make social media marketing a viable part of your marketing strategy. You can create more opportunities from social media accounts and increase ROI by avoiding some basic missteps. >>>  

Are Diamond Engagement Rings a Dying Trend?

stonechicky                               The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                         November 10

                   

A recent CNN piece reports a new trend among brides to be: more and more are opting for non-diamond engagement rings, replacing the popular white diamond solitaire with colored diamonds, gemstones and bands to symbolize their commitment. >>>  

 

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Minimalist’s Guide to Holiday Email Marketing  

Pamella Neely                            Web Marketing Today                           November 10 

       



If you haven’t already planned your holiday marketing, you’re behind the curve: 40 percent of consumers started making Christmas buying decisions before Halloween. But don’t let that spoil your pre-holiday cheer. >>> 

 

Diamond Drilldown – Are your diamond departments delivering?

David Brown                          Southern Jewelry News                           November  

       



   

With diamond jewelry being one of the few unique product areas that jewelry retail has to itself, it makes good business sense that a reasonable amount of time and attention should be devoted to this. >>> 

 

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