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                      Weekly Newsletter  
                           November 19, 2014  

 

In This Issue
U.S. Online Christmas Retail Sales to Increase 16% to $61B
Rising Optimism As U.S. Market Heads For Possible Record-Breaking Year
Diamond grading fight – GIA V EGL, refereed by Rapaport
Is That Rock for Real? Purveyors of Grown Diamonds Seek Acceptance
Christie’s New York to Close 2014 Jewelry Auction Season with $55 Million Sale
Antique Treasures from Across the Globe Featured at 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show
Temple St. Clair Enters the World of High Jewelry
A Week of Watches, Wearables, and Wonders
Jewelry for every woman’s ‘hero aspect’
Find out where Tiffany & Co.’s gemstones come from
Siren – Beautiful. Powerful. Smart
4 Email Tips For Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday, And Cyber Monday
Leadership Lessons From a Death-Defying Polar Explorer
Tell Them You Care With a Holiday Card. Use These 5 Tips to Do It Right
The best ways to handle online complaints

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GemFind launches a new website with Diamond Link® for Florida’s The Gem Collection. Their previous website became a fresh, modern site with a new responsive Magento e-commerce theme. This family-owned retailer can now independently maintain their site by easily uploading their own product and managing online sales. Individual product pages feature social sharing options.  

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GemFind Announces Release of the New Facebook Diamond Link App  

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2014                     IT Business Net 
          

GemFind, the leading technology provider to the gem and jewelry industry, today announced the launch of their new Facebook Diamond Link® App, a turnkey tool for jewelry retailers that incorporates directly into their existing Facebook page to increase sales. >>>

U.S. Online Christmas Retail Sales to Increase 16% to $61B

Jeff Miller                                                 Diamonds.net                                   November 18    
          

Online retail sales for the U.S. Christmas season are expected to increase 16 percent year on year to $61 billion for the months of November and December combined, according to digital metrics firm comScore Inc. >>>

Rising Optimism As U.S. Market Heads For Possible Record-Breaking Year  

ALBERT ROBINSON                                      IDEX                                   November 13   
          

 

   
Although it is not certain just yet, with less than two months to go to the end of 2014, something interesting is happening in the U.S. retail jewelry sector. >>>


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Diamond grading fight – GIA V EGL, refereed by Rapaport  

Coleby Nicholson                      &
nbsp;    Jeweller Magazine                              November 18

   

The current debate about the use of diamond grading reports is not new. Given that it is not a “science” and involves some degree of subjectivity, there will always be room for disagreement – or at least a difference of opinion – on the grade of a diamond.>>>   

   

Is That Rock for Real? Purveyors of Grown Diamonds Seek Acceptance

VICTORIA GOMELSKY                           The New York Times                                November 17          

 

These stones are optically, chemically and physically identical to natural, mined diamonds, but they suffer from a longstanding image problem.>>>  

 

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Christie’s New York to Close 2014 Jewelry Auction Season with $55 Million Sale

Erika Winters                                         PriceScope                                        November 17                      

                  

 

 

Christie’s New York is closing its 2014 auction season with a two-session sale that is expected to fetch over $55 million. The Magnificent Jewels auction will be held on December 10 at Christie’s flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom. >>> 

Antique Treasures from Across the Globe Featured at 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show

ROBYN HAWK                                        The Daily Jewel                                        November 16      

 

Thousands of antique enthusiasts will once again gather at the Miami Beach Convention Center for 54th Annual Original Miami Beach Antique Show. The event will be hosted by U.S. Antique Showsthe world’s leading producer of indoor antique shows, on Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2015. >>>

Temple St. Clair Enters the World of High Jewelry

Anthony Demarco                                          Jewelry News Network                                   November 16              

 

Luxury jewelry designer Temple St. Clair held a public unveiling of her first high jewelry collection at The Salon: Art + Design show in New York. Titled Mythical Creatures each of the nine, one-of-kind pieces represents artistic representations of the work she has done for 30 years. >>>

 

A Week of Watches, Wearables, and Wonders

Victoria Gomelsky                                               JCK                                     November 17          

                                                                            

 

Last week was a doozy. I spent virtually all of my time eating, drinking, and ogling my way through New York’s watch and jewelry scene, as I juggled breakfast meetings, lunch appointments, jewelry viewings, cocktail parties, and coffee dates. Here’s a look at the highlights. >>> 

Jewelry for every woman’s ‘hero aspect’

Brecken Branstrator                                National Jeweler                              November 13                      

    

 

One of the best parts of this job and this industry is hands down not only getting to see all the amazing jewelry but also getting to talk to the people-manufacturers, designers, retailers-behind it. >>>   

 
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Find out where Tiffany & Co.’s gemstones come from

CAROL WOOLTON                                             Vogue                                 November 17

  

Tiffany’s vivid colour palette is made up of more than 100 different stones from sustainable sources around the world. The brand’s ever-popular white diamonds are mined in South Africa, while the coveted yellow variety come from Western Australia. >>>  

Siren – Beautiful. Powerful. Smart.  

Tolis Papageridis                               About Jewels                  
                November 16

                   

This is the central idea behind Siren, a New York City-based company that has re-imagined the idea of personal safety by delivering powerful and smart technology through fashion-forward accessories.>>>  

 

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4 Email Tips For Black Friday, Small Biz Saturday, And Cyber Monday

Macdara Bracken                            BUSINESS2COMMUNITY                          November 17  
 

I’ve researched the most successful campaigns (based on click-through rate) to give you some tips on how to maximize your email marketing results this holiday season.  >>>   

 

Leadership Lessons From a Death-Defying Polar Explorer

Rieva Lesonsky                                        OPEN Forum                                    November  17

       

They say great leaders rise to the top in times of trouble. Discover–and adopt–the 9 smart tactics this adventurer used to keep his team inspired under extreme circumstances. >>> 

   

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