GemFind Weekly Jewelry Industry News December 02, 2014

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                      Weekly Newsletter  
                           December 02, 2014  

 


In This Issue
World Diamond Mark Conference Begins Dec. 11 in Delhi
Another Certificate Movie: “DIRTY DANCING”
Black Friday Losing Luster, Surveys Say
Csarite Inspirations by Major Designers To Premiere at Tucson Gem Show
Here’s What a $10 Million Diamond Looks Like
The Year in Jewel Heists: Thieves Get Smarter, Take More Loot
16 Hearts and Arrows Diamonds Fetch $2.6 Million at Bonhams
How Hollie Bonneville Barden Became De Beers’s Youngest Head Designer Ever
Top 10 French Jewelry Designers Today
The Retailer’s Perspective: Appraising jewelry my way
Forget the Lottery, Buy a Candle: Diamond Candles Brilliant Business Idea
How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals
Changing Your Body Language to Help You Score Sales

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World Diamond Mark Conference Begins Dec. 11 in Delhi

 

World Diamond Mark                                  Diamonds.net                                   Dec. 01     
          

 

An impressive roster of national and international industry leaders of the diamond, jewelry and luxury product industries will be gathering in Delhi, India on December 11 to 12 to discuss and deliberate the future consumer market make-up for polished diamonds and diamond jewelry  >>>

 

Another Certificate Movie: “DIRTY DANCING”

 

IDEX                                                                                              November 27     
          

 

The gradually evolving hysteria surrounding gemological laboratory diamond over-grading, mis-grading, grade definitions and standards reminds me of the movie “Dirty Dancing” from the late 1980s. >>>


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Black Friday Losing Luster, Surveys Say

 

Rob Bates                                                  JCK                                        Dec. 01    

Black Friday was not the huge retail bonanza it’s been in past years, with several surveys showing a marked drop in both traffic and sales.>>>

 

Csarite Inspirations by Major Designers To Premiere at Tucson Gem Show

 

 

 

Daily Jewel                                                                                                         Dec. 01 

 

 

A diverse group of luxury jewelry designers from around the globe is creating a collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry designs centering on the beautiful gemstone CSARITE®, announced Milenyum Mining Limited.  >>>

 

Here’s What a $10 Million Diamond Looks Like

 

 

Victoria Gomelsky                                                JCK                                     Dec. 01

 

 

 

Two weeks ago, I snapped my most popular Instagram pic of all time: a close-up of a pear-shape diamond perched between a thumb and forefinger-250 likes and counting. The rock was remarkable for several reasons: >>>

 

 

 

The Year in Jewel Heists: Thieves Get Smarter, Take More Loot

 

 

 

Carol Matlack                            Bloomberg Businessweek                               Dec. 01

 

 

 

                

The number of heists in some countries, including the U.S. and France, has declined in recent years. But at least in the U.S., the value of the stolen loot has increased, because of a rise in “million and multi-million dollar robberies and burglaries,” according to the Jewelers Security Alliance. >>> 

 

 

 

16 Hearts and Arrows Diamonds Fetch $2.6 Million at Bonhams

 

 

 

Anthony Demarco                               Jewelry News Network                                   Dec.01

 

 

 

Diamonds, jade and a collection of Marina B jewelry were among the top achievers for Bonhams Fine Jewellery and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong.  >>>

 

 
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How Hollie Bonneville Barden Became De Beers’s Youngest Head Designer Ever

 

 

 

 

Tyler McCall                                                Fashionista                                                 Dec.01

 

 

 

  

It’s rare enough to turn a freelance gig into a full-time position – but to go from a freelancer to a head designer in just four years? That’s takes skill. And when you manage to pull this off all before age 30, people are bound to take notice. >>> 

 

 

Top 10 French Jewelry Designers Today

 

Tom Diamente                                          Jewelrista                                       November 26

 

 

 

 

The world consists of different types of jewelers and designers, but most of the time they all get quite mixed up and plenty of people have no idea which brand dates back to which century and which brand is recent. >>>

 
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The Retailer’s Perspective: Appraising jewelry my way

 

 

Chuck Koehler                             Southern Jewelry News                          November 26    
 

 

 

 

With all the hubbub going around lately about bogus diamond certifications, I thought I’d discuss the other side of the scenario – assigning monetary values to all of those VSs and SIs and Gs and Hs. >>>

 

 

Forget the Lottery, Buy a Candle: Diamond Candles Brilliant Business Idea

 

stonechicky                            The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                          Dec. 01  

 

       

 

 

According to the New York Post, that idea has taken hold – big time – and Winter’s Diamond Candles is expected to bring in $30 million in sales in 2014 – representing roughly 1.4 million of the candles sold. >>>

 

How Retailers Shot Themselves in the Foot With Early Black Friday Deals   

 

 

Phil Wahba                                           Entrepreneur                                   Dec. 01

 

The National Retail Federation’s estimate that retail sales fell 11% over the key four-day Thanksgiving-Black Friday shopping weekend was a disaster, but not just for the obvious reason. >>>

 

Changing Your Body Language to Help You Score Sales  

 

 

Julie Bawden Davis.                                           OPEN Forum                                          Dec. 01

 

Your nonverbal actions can speak much louder than your words. Tweak the way you present yourself to clients, and your business may start to soar.  >>>

 
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