GemFind Weekly Jewelry Industry News December 16, 2014

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                      Weekly Newsletter  
                           December 16, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Diamond Cutters Approaching an Era of Disruption
How to Start a Fine Jewelry Collection
Sotheby’s New York Watch Auction Fetches $7.2 million
Remaining lawsuits filed over EGL reports are settled
10 Things New Jewelry Designers Need to Know
This Computer-Infused Pearl Holds Your Fondest Memories
Demand for diamonds in the world is very high – AWDC
Marsala jewels for 2015
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6 Causes for Email Unsubscribes (And What to Do About Them)
JVC: Be careful about the grading reports you use
4 Things Every Small-Business Owner Can Do to Finish 2014 Strong
Solving the Mysteries of Social Media

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Diamond Cutters Approaching an Era of Disruption

Ronen Shnidman                                        Diamonds.net                                           Dec. 14        
          


Diamond manufacturers are entering an era of fierce competition as the looming decline in rough diamond supply is expected to place additional pressure on their already razor-thin profit margins. 
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How to Start a Fine Jewelry Collection

Alicia Adamczyk                                              Forbes                                        Dec.12    


 

Heller recommends scouring auction websites and auction house catalogues to get a sense of the style that appeals to you – Buccellati, Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels are safe places to start for classic, more conservative pieces.  >>> 

Sotheby’s New York Watch Auction Fetches $7.2 million  

Anthony Demarco                               Jewelry News Network                                   Dec.14   
                     

 

A Vacheron Constantin yellow gold, enamel, and pearl-set open-faced watch sold for $233,000. Made in 1930 with an enamel scene of Le Temps et les Parques painted by Jeanne Vauthey, it is among a celebrated few Vacheron Constantin timepieces from the early 20th century with a painted enamel scene, Sotheby’s said.>>> 

Remaining lawsuits filed over EGL reports are settled  

Michelle Graff                                 National Jeweler                                     Dec. 15                         

 “Genesis Diamonds’ business practice for many years has been to offer inferior-quality EGL International diamonds as equivalent to GIA certified diamonds. Genesis employees and sales staff falsely claim that the only difference between diamonds certified by the two laboratories is ‘the price,'” the lawsuit states.  >>> 

10 Things New Jewelry Designers Need to Know

Jennifer Heebner                                                JCK                                          December 12                                        

You’ve decided to become a jewelry designer. Congratulations! Committing to fulfilling a dream is exciting and can be rewarding in many ways, provided you understand exactly what you’re pursuing. Here are 10 tips for new artists to know as they attempt to hang a glittering shingle. >>> 

This Computer-Infused Pearl Holds Your Fondest Memories

Rob Bates                                                  JCK                                               Dec. 15 

                                                                            


Galatea has developed a method that implants a computer chip inside a pearl, enabling it to store pictures, audio, and video that can be accessed by tapping it against a smartphone.
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Demand for diamonds in the world is very high – AWDC  

Alex Shishlo                                        Rough&Polished                                          Dec. 15              

 

Margaux Donckier, spokesperson of the Antwerp World Diamond Center, told about the main trends in the diamond market in her interview to Rough&Polished. >>>

 

 
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Top 10 Promising Jewelry Designers in America  

Tom Diamente                                                                                        jewelrista  

    
Investing your money in jewelry has its own benefits and losses. However, it is possible to acquire only the benefits and incur no losses if you know which designer has enough recognition and which doesn’t. >>> 

Marsala jewels for 2015

Brecken Branstrator                                 National Jeweler                                         Dec. 15 

  

Marsala looks to me to be a color that many people will be able to wear and could bring a few different gemstones to the forefront, particularly various shades of garnet. Here are a few gems that fall in the same family as the hue, and of course, 10 great jewels featuring those stones. >>>  

 
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6 Causes for Email Unsubscribes (And What to Do About Them) 

Pamella Neely                              Web Marketing Today                           December 10      
 

We’re in the busiest shopping days of the year. Our inboxes are flooded with offers. Marketers everywhere are pushing to get as many sales as possible from their email list during these weeks. >>>   

 

JVC: Be careful about the grading reports you use

Michelle Graff                               National Jeweler                               Dec. 12     

       

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee recently issued an alert reminding members about the Federal Trade Commission’s guidelines that govern claims about diamonds grades. >>> 

4 Things Every Small-Business Owner Can Do to Finish 2014 Strong   

Dawn Fotopulos                                      Entrepreneur                                  Dec. 15   
                      

If you’re like most small business owners, this is the most hectic time of the year. Here are four things every small business owner can do to finish 2014 strong. >>>  

Solving the Mysteries of Social Media  

Rieva Lesonsky                                       OPEN forum                                      Dec. 12


Marketing specialists from Twitter and LinkedIn share their ideas on how you can turn your business into a social media success story.
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