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                      Weekly Newsletter  
                           November 25, 2014  

 


In This Issue
WFDB president Ernie Blom addresses over-grading
JSA Warns of Fraudsters Impersonating Jewelry Vendors
The news gets better for jewelry in America
EGL USA Launching Diamond Trading Service
9.75-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Sets 2 World Auction Records
‘Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century’ At Denver Art Museum
To a minimum
Diamond grading furore continues; ‘approved’ lab list released
5 jewels that once belonged to Lauren Bacall
Are You Pushing The Right Emotional Buttons?
Have 1 Million Bucks to Spare? Watch out for the World’s Most Luxurious Gift Card
6 Ways to Increase the Success of Your Holiday-Email-Marketing Campaign
10 Ugliest Thanksgiving Jewelry Pieces

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WFDB president Ernie Blom addresses over-grading   

Sarah Louise Jordan                               Professional Jeweller                                  November 25    
          


Blom, has penned an open letter to the industry, commenting: “I call on all responsible stakeholders across the world to stand together to eliminate this practice as it will harm our industry in a way that could dwarf any previous problems faced by the diamond industry.”
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JSA Warns of Fraudsters Impersonating Jewelry Vendors

Rob Bates                                                  JCK                                         November 24    

 

The Jewelers’ Security Alliance is warning the industry of a new seemingly sophisticated con in which jewelry companies are asked to send payments meant for vendors to fraudulent bank accounts.>>>   

The news gets better for jewelry in America 

Janos Consultants                                 Gem Thoughts                                November 21           

 

There has always been more capacity to manufacture than there is demand, especially in the mass market.  In an era of growing income disparity, the problem is dramatically evident, and is compounded by constant pressure on margins.>>>

 

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EGL USA Launching Diamond Trading Service

Rob Bates                                               JCK                                     November 24           

                                                                            

 

If you can’t join ’em, beat ’em.

Stung by RapNet’s decision to ban all EGL labs from its network, EGL USA is launching a rival online trading platform. The network, still in the testing phase, will list “stones from EGL USA as well as other top-tier well-respected labs,” says a spokeswoman. >>> 

9.75-Carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond Sets 2 World Auction Records

Erika Winters                                         PriceScope                                        November 24                       

                  

 

 

The sale of a 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond set two new world auction records at Sotheby’s New York on November 20, 2014. The pear-shaped blue diamond–set in a pendant–fetched $32.6 million or $3.3 million per carat >>> 

‘Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century’ At Denver Art Museum

Anthony Demarco                                          Jewelry News Network                                   November 22               

 

The exhibition contains more than 250 pieces of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900 and 1975. Most of the pieces are from the jeweler’s “Cartier Collection,” with items on loan from other museums and private collections. >>>

 
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To a minimum  

Brecken Branstrator                                National Jeweler                              November 21                       

    
When celebrities step out on the red carpet, you can usually count on them (or their stylists) choosing the statement jewelry that will get noticed, opting for major drop earrings and bold colored gemstones to accent their fashions in all the right ways. .>>> 

 
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Diamond grading furore continues; ‘approved’ lab list released

Stephanie Chan                                          Jeweller Magazine                                 November 25

  

In the wake of international controversy surrounding the “over-grading” of diamonds, the JAA has published a list of “approved” laboratories while the World Federation of Diamond Bourses has stepped into the debate with a call for action. >>>  

5 jewels that once belonged to Lauren Bacall

National Jeweler                                                                                        November 20       

 

When Bonhams New York auctions 700 pieces from the estate of the late Lauren Bacall this spring, it will include more than 30 of her favorite jewels from top brands like Cartier, Chanel and Tiffany & Co. >>>

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Are You Pushing The Right Emotional Buttons? 

Angela Hausman, PhD                            BUSINESS2COMMUNITY                          November 24   
 

So, instead of being the rational utility maximizers envisioned by economists, consumers are a bundle of emotions about the products we buy and pushing the right emotional buttons ensures a successful sale. >>>   

 

Have 1 Million Bucks to Spare? Watch out for the World’s Most Luxurious Gift Card

stonechicky                             The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                          November  24 

       


The holiday season is fast approaching, and US based Luxfinity Event Architects has issued what can be safely dubbed as an ultra-rich only gift card.
 LVX: The Lux Card is made of purple leather, 22k gold and diamond pavé.
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