GemFind Weekly Jewelry Industry News December 10, 2014

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                      Weekly Newsletter  
                           December 10, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Bain, AWDC Report: Demand Outlook Solid But Many Obstacles
Pure Grown Diamonds Unveils World’s Largest Lab-Grown Diamond
4 Marsala-Colored Jewels to Covet
Luxury Jewelry and Watch Brands Make their Mark at Art Basel Miami Beach
9 questions with the man cleaning up EGL
Does Your Business Need a 3-D Printer?
Jewel thieves make off with $500K in sparkly spoils
21 Reasons why Fashion is Important
Gemfields smashes records with £27m ruby auction
Tools And Tips For Mobile Responsive Design [Infographic]
As Jewelry Heists Decline in Number, the Value of Stolen Loot has increased
Make an Impression on Employees With These 3 Simple, and Free, Holiday ‘Gifts’
6 Awesomely Simple Ways to Spend Less Time on Email

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Bain, AWDC Report: Demand Outlook Solid But Many Obstacles

ALBERT ROBINSON                                              IDEX                                           Dec. 10       
          

In its fourth annual report on the global diamond industry, Bain & Company forecasts a solid outlook for diamond demand, but cautions that access to diamond financing, particularly for the middle market, could hamper future market growth, >>>

Pure Grown Diamonds Unveils Worlds Largest Lab-Cultivated Diamond

World Industrial Reporter                                                                                 Dec. 09      
          

In a development that marks a scientific breakthrough Pure Grown Diamonds has unveiled the world’s largest laboratory-cultivated white diamonds that cost 30 to 40 percent less than the mined diamonds. >>>


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4 Marsala-Colored Jewels to Covet  

Jennifer Heebner                                                  JCK                                        Dec. 05   

 

 

 

 

This week, Pantone named its 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala. The wine-inspired hue isn’t a vibrant red, nor is it rich in luscious pink hues. >>> 

Luxury Jewelry and Watch Brands Make their Mark at Art Basel Miami Beach  

Anthony Demarco                               Jewelry News Network                                   Dec.08
                    

 

Van Cleef & Arpels, Forevermark Diamonds, Roger Dubuis and IWC were among the luxury jewelry and watch brands that were hosting special events at the 13th edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, held December 3 -7.>>>

9 questions with the man cleaning up EGL  

Michelle Graff                                 National Jeweler                                     Dec. 05                         

                  

 

As part of a reorganization, EGL will no longer issue “EGL International” certificates and has vowed it is working to homogenize its grading practices worldwide.  >>> 

Does Your Business Need a 3-D Printer?

Emili Vesilind                                                 November 2014 issue of JCK magazine             

                                                                            


And for jewelry retailers, the technology of so-called additive manufacturing offers opportunities galore: from creating an in-house collection to adding a custom design studio to the business.
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Jewel thieves make off with $500K in sparkly spoils  

MAYA RAO                                       Star Tribune                                          Dec. 08             

 


Thieves allegedly tailed a van of jewelers 350 miles from a Chicago trade show – then nabbed them at an interstate rest stop near Rochester and escaped with at least $500,000 in jewels.
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21 Reasons why Fashion is Important    

Mall of Style                                                                                                     Dec.05                         

    
Models with those unbelievably perfect bodies, ridiculously expensive clothes, and sultry expressions peering out of glossy magazine covers. If you thought that’s all there is to fashion, you’ve never been this wrong. >>> 

Gemfields smashes records with £27m ruby auction

Professional Jeweller                                                                           Dec. 09

  

Gemfields is celebrating the success of its recent high quality rough ruby auction, citing an average realised price per carat of $689 (£440) and total sales of $43.3 million (£27.6m) – the highest ever value achieved at a Gemfields auction. >>>  

 
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Boost Your Customer Service With Handwritten Notes Done Digitally

Emili Vesilind                                                 JCK                                          December 04                                       

In the digital age, a handwritten note is the proverbial unicorn of interpersonal communications. Which makes it all the more special-and potentially impactful-when sent to consumers. >>>

Tools And Tips For Mobile Responsive Design [Infographic] 

Ivan Serrano                              Business2Community                           December 06     
 

It seems like everyone has a smartphone or tablet nowadays and the numbers certainly back this claim. There are currently 1.75 billion smartphone users around the world, with this number expected to rise to 5.13 billion by 2017. >>>   

 

As Jewelry Heists Decline in Number, the Value of Stolen Loot has increased

stonechicky                          The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                          Dec. 08   

       


A look back on diamonds and jewelry heists in 2013 in some countries, including the US and France, has yielded some interesting observations. According to a piece dedicated to the subject in Business Week
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Make an Impression on Employees With These 3 Simple, and Free, Holiday ‘Gifts’   

Peter Gasca                                            Entrepreneur                                   Dec. 08                     

A small gift and holiday card may be in order, but you can make a much bigger impression by giving all of your employees a healthy dose of these three things: >>>  

6 Awesomely Simple Ways to Spend Less Time on Email

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Each morning millions of us turn on our computers or connect our smartphones to the web, only to find our inboxes packed to the gills with emails. Ain’t nobody got time to manually filter their inbox each and every morning, ain’t nobody! 
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