GemFind Weekly Newsletter April 18th, 2017

April 18, 2017
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Danhov Joins JewelCloud®

GemFind,  is excited to welcome Danhov, the newest vendor to add their collections to the industry’s fastest growing social product network.Located in Hollywood, California, Danhov is an award-winning designer of unique and handcrafted engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry.  Read More

 

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Bonhams To Auction Wide Selection Of Exceptional Colored Diamonds/Gemstones
IDEX                               April 18

A large collection of exceptional colored diamonds and gemstones will go under the block at Bonhams Hong Kong as part of its forthcoming Rare Jewels and Jadeite auction. 

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Israel Bourse Issues Ethics Code
Diamonds. net              April 18

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has introduced an ethical code of conduct, requiring members to comply with a series of guidelines aimed at improving transparency and business practices. 

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VALENTINE’S PUSHES U.S SALES OF JEWELRY AND WATCHES UP IN FEBRUARY

 The Israeli Diamond Industry                April 18

According to preliminary data from the US Commerce Department, sales were an estimated $7.1 billion in February, and they reflect Valentine’s Day demand for jewelry. 

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GIA Unveils Diamond Tester Prototype, Bonas Says Synthetic Production on Rise  The Diamond Loupe          April 17

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) demonstrated a prototype of an “accessibly-priced” mounted gem testing device it will introduce for sale later this year: an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify natural diamonds, 

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WHAT MAKES DIAMONDS A VIABLE LONG-TERM INVESTMENT?
The Israeli Diamond Industry     April 18
In a recent article published in Square Mile Magazine, global diamond expert Ehud Laniado, who has sold two of the three most expensive diamonds sold in the history of Sotheby’s, explains why diamonds are a viable long-term investment.
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The Marcial de Gomar Collection Of Emeralds To Be Auctioned This Month

Jewelry News Network        April 13

Perhaps the most valuable private collection of emeralds is set to go on the auction block and it just got better with a rare pair of “cat’s eye” emeralds. The sale of the Marcial de Gomar Collection of rare emeralds will be held at the Americas Society at 680 Park Ave.

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Harry Winston hits a high note
The Jewellery Editor         April 16  
I have to admit that when Harry Winston’s opera glasses were unveiled to The Jewellery Editor team at Baselworld 2017, there was a unanimous cry of “wow!”. Having been in this sector for over a decade, it takes something very special to elicit such a genuine sense of surprise  
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Haute Complication: F.P. Journe Centigraphe Sport Titane

Economic Times          April 10  

The Centigraphe Sport was initially launched in 2011 in aluminum. Although very light, it is also quite soft, and that is not always an advantage when you are making watches. Eventually, Journe switched over to titanium, renaming the watch Centigraphe Sport Titane

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What a French Jewelry Exhibition in Beijing Reveals About China’s Imperial Vision for Its Future
 Art Net  April 17 
In the Forbidden City, a display of treasures from France’s Maison Chaumet reflects a resurgent nation’s far-reaching ambitions. The exhibition, as splendid as it is edifying, marks the first time that a Western brand has been allowed to furnish an exhibition in the Forbidden City.   Read More

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Why People Still Wear Watches
National Jeweler    April 13 
The time, date and day of the week is available at the press of a smartphone home button. It’s made the many functions of a watch like this Patek Philippe ladies’ 38 mm Ref. 4947 obsolete. So why do we still wear them? Read More
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