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GemFind Weekly Newsletter

December 04, 2012


In This Issue
The Kimberley Process Meeting: Great? Disappointing? Or Kind of
Watchdog lifts tight monitoring of Zimbabwe diamonds
Danziger Says Affluent Shoppers’ Jewelry Needs Have Changed
The Shady Side of the Diamond Industry
The Incredible Shrinking Jewelry Industry
The Difference Between Success And Failure Is Going Digital
Jewelry Insurance
Jewelry retailer Alex and Ani deploys mobile checkout devices
JVC Calls for Changes in FTC Gemstone, Pearl, and Diamond Guides
Whose failure is it anyway?
Competing against the big chains this holiday season


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The Kimberley Process
Meeting: Great? Disappointing? Or Kind of Both?

By Rob Bates                  
      December 3, 2012     


Is it possible for a list of accomplishments to be both impressive and underwhelming?
Take what happened at the Kimberley Process Plenary this year.
This has to be one of the most impressive Plenaries ever, with the U.S. piling up
quite a tally of achievements.>>> 


Watchdog lifts tight monitoring
of Zimbabwe diamonds

By Jo
      Inquirer News                          
Dec. 01, 2012       


A UN-mandated global watchdog on Friday agreed to end a year of monitoring controls
on Zimbabwe’s diamond trade, saying the government had allayed concerns over its
remote Marange mines. The move is likely to anger rights groups who have voiced
concerns over Zimbabwe’s diamond industry amid allegations of human rights abuses
after Harare’s security forces drove away small-scale miners from the fields. >>> 

Danziger Says Affluent Shoppers’ Jewelry Needs Have Changed

By Jeff Miller      

       Nov. 29, 2012

Unity Marketing found that luxury consumers’ confidence rose in the fourth quarter
of 2012 at its fastest pace since tracking began, leading to higher spending overall,
up more than 25 percent from the previous quarter; however, the jewelry category
didn’t benefit.


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Diamonds in the News: The Shady Side of the Diamond Industry 

By William Goldberg                  
                William Goldberg 

   Nov. 29, 2012

Thousands of diamonds, worth well over a hundred million dollars total, are smuggled
out of mines and mining countries every year. Every few weeks, it seems like the
news features another story of an apprehended smuggler, caught with very valuable
hoard of diamonds in his or her possession.


The Incredible Shrinking Jewelry Industry

By Rob Bates             
November 29, 2012

Every month, I compile the JCK magazine news section. And this time, I’ve been struck
by how many acquisitions there have been: FabergĂ©, Leslie’s, Ultra.
All of this points to a pretty stark fact: This industry is getting smaller. Dione
Kenyon, president of the Jewelers Board of Trade, has noticed this, too.

The Difference Between Success
And Failure Is Going Digital

By Max Nisen       
Open Forum        
           November 26, 2012

Even the most complicated aspects of digital technology like cloud computing
and data analytics have reached a point that they are available to every business,
not just to big ones. >>> 

GemFind’s New Ring Builder Increases Retail Jewelry Sales of Diamonds and Engagement
Rings for Jewelry Retailers


The new 2012 version of GemFind’s popular Ring Builder® website tool for jewelry
retailers and diamond dealers – has unique new features. The new Ring Builder®
allows users to superimpose loose diamonds on to the ring that they are configuring
online. This fully ecommerce capable web application is a must-have for all jewelry
retailers and it is customizable providing seamless integration into any retail
jeweler’s new or existing website. 


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One of the highlight features of the new Ring Builder is that the consumer,
while shopping on the local retail jeweler’s website, can virtually superimpose
any one of 10 different shaped loose diamonds directly onto one of more than 400
prospective engagement ring styles from Unique Settings of New York. After the ring
is virtually configured, the user can then select from tens of thousands of certified
loose diamond being supplied from any number of diamond vendors within
New settings and diamond suppliers will be continually added. more… 


Call us today at 800-373-4373, for a free consultation and demonstration of GemFind’s
customized website tools which are guaranteed to help you grow you business in a
cost effective and consistent manner. 

Jewelry Insurance

By Carly
Wickell                 Guide 
3, 2012


You might be surprised to learn that your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy
probably does not offer full coverage for your engagement ring and other fine jewelry.
Your insurance policy probably covers jewelry theft, but not loss that occurs for
other reasons. >>>  

Jewelry retailer Alex and Ani deploys mobile checkout devices

By Kevin
Internet RETAILER                
Nov. 21, 2012

Consumers visiting an Alex and Ani LLC jewelry store will have fewer
steps to take before leaving the store with their purchases. The retailer is using
a mobile checkout system that enables sales associates to complete transactions
with customers standing in aisles, avoiding checkout lines.

Featured GemFind Designer

Since its inception in 1944
by Mr. William Levine, William Levine Inc. has been a powerhouse in the loose diamond
business. During the early years, Mr. Levine established an Antwerp office and created
an increasingly important presence in the Israeli diamond market. After WWII, it
was the diamond house of William Levine Inc. that pioneered the practice of giving
generous memo terms to jewelers. 

Online Jewelry Entrepreneur Mines Facebook For Small Business Success                    
         Dec.03, 2012 

Startup jewelry e-tailer is on track to top $2 million in Year One revenue thanks
to Facebook sales. Experienced entrepreneurs see social media as a double-edged
sword. Although marketing your business on Facebook is important, translating social
media initiatives into converted sales is much harder than it looks.>>> 

JVC Calls for Changes in FTC Gemstone, Pearl, and Diamond Guides
By Rob Bates              
  Nov. 30
, 2012   

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee and other organizations and companies have asked
the Federal Trade Commission to add new rules for gemstones, metals, and synthetic
diamonds to its jewelry Guides. The groups made the request in a submission to the
Federal Trade Commission filed in September. The FTC is now weighing possible changes
to its jewelry Guides.

Whose failure is it anyway? 

By Michelle Graff                 
      Nov. 21, 2012

In these modern, social-media crazed times, the word “fail” has taken on a new life.
It is a popular Internet meme, with countless photos and videos circulating the
web labeling people or events that don’t meet expectations as a “fail,” with some
intended to be humorous and others more serious in nature.

Competing against the big chains this holiday season
By Bob Epstein                            
Southern Jewelry News
       Dec. 03,2012                

The election is over – but just when people are starting to think it might be safe
for them to turn on the television, there’s a whole new slew of ads bombarding viewers.
Not politicians, but retailers, many of them the jewelry store chains competing
for holiday shopping dollars.

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