GemFind Newsletter 11-10-2015

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Color Merchants is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud®. Founded in 1987, Color Merchants offers beautifully crafted collections in color and diamond ranging from classic to on-trend styles. With JewelCloud®, Color Merchants can quickly update current retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in thenetwork.

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Diamond scandal: RapNet suspends members
Stephanie Chan   Jeweller Magazine  Nov. 10

Online diamond trading network RapNet has suspended 10 members in relation to the alteration of more than 1,000 GIA grading reports. According to a company statement, the members have been banned by RapNet and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) pending further investigation.

 
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Mrs Thatcher: A sale offering unique insights into the ‘Iron Lady’
Christies                 Nov. 03

On 15 December in London, Christie’s will offer Mrs Thatcher: Property from the Collection of The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, LG, OM, FRS — a rare opportunity for collectors to acquire property from a leading political figure of the 20th century.

 
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SSEF and Gübelin Harmonize ‘Pigeon Blood Red’ and ‘Royal blue’ Standards
Danielle Max     IDEX       Nov. 08

Swiss-based Gübelin Gem Lab and the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF have standardized the usage of the “pigeon blood red” and “royal blue” for describing rubies and sapphires, respectively in an attempt to bring uniformity to the gemstone grading industry.

 
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EGL Court Fight Ends in a Draw          Rob Bates          JCK          Nov. 09

The European Gemological Laboratory network and Margel first filed suit against EGL USA in February 2004, claiming breach of contract related to royalties stemming from the two sides’ 1986 licensing agreement. In his ruling, Crotty denied that claim, saying the network failed to prove a breach occurred.  

Who Are In JewelCloud®?
GemFind Newsletter weekly presents A Member Profile

Andrew Meyer is a leading designer and manufacturer of bridal and diamond fashion jewelry. Andrew Meyer has perfected its bridal band program to be the most turnkey system in the industry for retailers.  

*For more information about listing Andrew Meyer products on your website or Facebook, please contact GemFind at 1-800.373.4373

Tacori, Artcarved, Hearts on Fire, Parade, KIM International, Le Vian, Gem Platinum

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Situational Leadership            
 
Bill Boyajian
   

My view of leadership extols the virtues of character, collaboration, modesty, and care, and I am passionate about this philosophy because it fosters good communication and consummate credibility. But not all highly-successful, results-driven leaders embody these traits.  Fact is, many don’t, but are still effective.

 
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Effy launches one-of-a-kind gemstone line

Brecken Branstrator     National Jeweler    Nov. 09

Effy Jewelry is branching out this season with the debut of a new gemstone collection. The line, called Effy Hematian – New York, features one-of-a-kind jewelry with gemstones that have been specially cut and hand-carved for consumers who are looking for more unique pieces. The collection also marks the brand’s first line in 18-karat gold.

 
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The GraffStar Slim Eclipse
Anthony Demarco       Jewelry News Network    Nov. 08

It’s a watch so dark and thin it’s practically stealth. The Graff Slim Eclipse is crafted in a titanium black DLC case. The material provides exceptional strength, scratch resistance, and at 39 grams extremely lightweight. Bringing the darkness theme to even more extreme levels, all the details of the watch are in black, including the Graff “icon” at 12 o’clock, the Graff name, the hands and hour makers,

 
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“Peacock Ring” Sets Guinness World Record for Ring Set with Most Diamonds

stonechicky     JCK      NOV. 01

India-based company Savio Jewelry has broken a Guinness World Record – and it did it with style: The ring is designed in the shape of a peacock spreading its feathers, weighs 50.42 grams, and has a total carat weight of 16.5 carats. It took three years to design and manufacture and according to Guinness, has an estimated market value $270,000.

 
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Infographic: The world’s most famous diamonds
  Jeff Desjardins       Resourceclips  .    Nov. 05 

You may have heard of the Cullinan Diamond or the Hope Diamond, but do you know the stories behind these legendary finds? This infographic looks at the history and characteristics of six of the most famous diamonds.

 

 

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Who Are the Top Internet Jewelers?
   Rob Bates               JCK                     Nov. 04    

Even today, with all the hype about e-commerce, most jewelry is still purchased in brick-and-mortar stores. In a 2014 Deloitte survey, 52 percent of consumer said they preferred to purchase jewelry at stores, 8 percent said online, but 40 percent were undecided. 

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