GemFind Newsletter 11-29-2016

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We are happy to announce that Charles Garnier has joined JewelCloud®. Elegant and refined jeweler Charles Garnier Paris redefines contemporary jewelry by offering a tradition of elegant designs, craftsmanship and a commitment to high quality. 

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How to Increase Engagement on your Jewelry Website
GemFind Blog           Nov. 29 
Website engagement is a very important part of how much ROI you get from your jewelry site. It is typically measured in terms of how much time visitors spend on your site, how much of their time is spent actively navigating versus idly sitting on a page, and how far into your site they dig before leaving.
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By the Numbers: Jewelry-Store Sales Post a Record Drop
David Brown   instoremag   Nov. 28
The political uncertainty leading up to the November presidential election led to the largest single monthly drop in 12-month rolling average sales in our records. Year-to-date sales dropped 1.10 percent from September to October, translating into an annual decline of 13.2 percent if the trend were to continue.
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The Real Story Behind Shinola’s New Gomelsky Collection
Victoria Gomelsky    JCK    Nov. 29
What I didn’t know at the time was that the company’s chief executive, Tom Kartsotis, had issued a dictum when he found out his team had failed to come up with a name for one of Shinola’s new ladies’ watches:  
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Breaking Down KP’s Suggested Diamond Valuation System    Edahn Golan               Nov. 23

One of the key issues brought up for consideration of the Kimberley Process (KP) this year, was the suggestion to put in place a rough diamond valuation system. At its core, the idea is to find a way to determine if the values stated on rough parcels shipped internationally are reasonable.

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How the World’s Jewelry Detectives Track Down Magnificent Gems 
 JEMIMA SISSONS                  wsj               Nov. 28

For some, it’s about unearthing an elephant-head Van Cleef & Arpels bracelet with emerald eyes and real elephant hair. For others, it’s about scouting the largest gemstone of its generation. What drives the jewelry scouts is a desire to source some of the most beautiful stones and pieces from the hardest-to-reach corners of the globe. 
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Apple Watch outguns Rolex in battle for Google searches

WatchPro             Nov. 29

Karus Chains, a specialist jeweller based in Las Vegas, dug into data using Google’s forecast tool, which allows an advertiser to predict the search volumes of keywords and keyword groups relevant to their particular business.The forecast looked at predicted searches from November 25 – December 16,
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Los Angeles Museum Display to Feature Rare Colored Diamonds
Albert Robinson     IDEX    Nov. 29
The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) is set to open the Diamonds: Rare Brilliance exhibition which it says will bring together rare colored gems never before seen in the United States. Among the stones are the Juliet Pink Diamond, an extremely rare pink diamond of over 30 carats
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We finally know what the most googled jewelry in the world is, and it’s gorgeous
Scarlet Meyer     Yahoo        Nov. 27
There is seriously nothing better than some nice pieces of jewelry. Sparkly, cute, and you get to change it with every outfit? We really can’t think of a more perfect accessory. That brings up the question, what is the piece of jewelry that everyone is most curious about? 
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Once a victim, can Ivanka Trump help ferret out synthetic diamonds?

Mathew Nyaungwa    Rough&Polished

  Nov. 28 
 
The Supreme Court of the State of New York passed a judgment last March against Madison Avenue Diamonds –  the company behind the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry brand – and company principal Shaindy Lax of $3,06 million, plus interest payable to an Indian De Beers sightholder KGK Jewelry for breach of contract.
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Here’s How Thanksgiving Weekend Was for Retailers Overall
 Brecken Branstrator     National Jeweler      Nov. 29  
ShopperTrak, the Chicago-based firm that tracks foot traffic in stores, reported that shopper visits to stores on Thursday and Friday were down a combined 1 percent when compared with the same days last year. Black Friday shopper visits in particular were flat year-over-year.
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Diamond Retailers Cutting Prices for Cyber Week
  Rapaport News        Nov. 28    
Cyber Week, together with Black Friday, is the all-important curtain raiser to the U.S. holiday season when consumers capitalize on price cuts to make early gift purchases. Cyber Monday alone is expected to surpass $3.5 billion in desktop and mobile sales, according to data company Comscore.
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