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December 26, 2012 Alex


GemFind Weekly Newsletter

December 26, 2012


In This Issue
Survey: Retailers in for Big Sales Week
CIBJO boss urges industry to work ethically
Jewelry chains fight over clearest, brightest diamonds
4 More December Holiday Survival Tips
2012: Doubtful Find, Bad News and Nudity
A different consumer, a very different jewelry market
Leaving a mark
The Story Behind the Stone: Inside the artist’s mind


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Free 3 days in Antwerp!  Through our relationship with the World Diamond Federation, GemFind has arranged a limited number of sponsored (paid) visits to theby invitation-only” Antwerp Diamond Fair.  There are no required purchases at the diamond fair. The event is Sunday January 27 to 29, 2013.  Complimentary funding includes round trip limousine Brussels airport, 3 or 4 nights stay at the 5-star Radisson Blu Park Hotel, most meals, and GemFind arranged complimentary VIP seats for a special Diamond Gala Evening dinner event.


The Global Ambassador for the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, Howard Pomerantz said “there will be about 80 global prime diamond manufactures exhibiting primarily loose diamonds and certain unique diamond jewelry pieces and that USA attendees will surprisingly find lower market prices at this fair over their traditional buying methods”.  Howard can even make time for GemFind members to have an afternoon to taste Belgian beers and chocolates, with our compliments.  


The small invited USA delegation will meet hundreds of retailers that come from Europe, China, the Russian, the Middle East and Europe. It is an opportunity to meet Jewelers from countries all over the world. If you are interested please call Alex Fertanat at 800-373-4373 ext 111 or write to Howard Pomerantz to learn about the fair and what costs are and are not sponsored at:


To learn more about the Diamond Fair click AntwerpDiamondFairHere is also a video link to last year’s event.AntwerpVideo


GemFind will continue to look for special opportunities for our members.


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Fourth Edition of Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair Expands to 80 Exhibitors

By Tatiana Alexandrova                          Rough&Polished                        December 25, 2012     


In less than two months from now, the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair will be held for the fourth time. From January 27 to 29, the fair will feature not only the highest number of exhibitors ever – 80 – but will become a truly global event, with buyers’ delegations attending from North America, greater China, the Russian Federation, the Middle East and, of course, Europe, Rough&Polished were reported at ADTF Communications. >>> 

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Two sides to the story: Looking back at diamonds in 2012 

By Kate Donovan                                 Retail Jeweller                            Dec. 21, 2012


Market forces have borne down on diamonds, but consumers’ long-term love affair with the stones has prevented too much shine being taken off them, Retail Jeweller learns 2012 has been challenging for the diamond market, which has been beholden to the volatile global economy. But expectations are high for a more upbeat 2013. >>> 


Jonathan Kendall: The inscription on each Forevermark diamond is proof of the promise that it is beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced 

By Alex Shishlo                               Rough&Polished                            Dec. 24, 2012

On the threshold of Christmas Rough&Polished asked Jonathan Kendall, Global Operations Director for De Beers’ Forevermark, who heads up the Forevermark Diamond Institute in Antwerp and all other related projects, to tell our readers more about how Forevermark diamonds are screened to be certified as the world’s utterly unblemished gems. >>> 

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Picture This: 10 Images of Holiday Windows & Decor at Harry Winston in New York City

By Jennifer Heebner                                  JCK                              Dec. 21, 2012       


Harry Winston on Fifth Avenue is a destination for diamond lovers, jewelry collectors, and anyone who wants witness the epitome of refined taste. Here are 10 photos that offer a glimpse of their 2012 holiday spirit. >>> 

2012: Doubtful Find, Bad News and Nudity

By IDEX Online Staff Reporter                IDEX                             Dec. 16, 2012   

This year was no exception, and the top 10 news and opinion articles of 2012 have plenty of bad news. Other favorite items include reports on diamond demand and the annual diamond pipeline report. By far the most popular article this year, drawing attention near and far and quoted in the general press, is the one about the trillions of carats in industrial diamond reserves supposedly found in Russia. >>>  

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. 

Featured GemFind Designer

Andrea Candela, the jewelry designing brand in United States, credits its origination in Spain, more than 70 years ago. What was started as a small business by three members of Candela family is a well-appreciated name in the world today.  >>> 

3 Reasons Never to Force Employees to Work Holidays

By Mike Michalowicz                         OPEN Forum                          December 24, 2012


My jaw dropped, and not because there was more turkey and pie. It was Thanksgiving and I was watching football with my family, when a news soundbite came on about stores opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to kick off the seasonal shopping madness. 


Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ – Winter sparkle
By Hannah Connorton                   National Jeweler                    Dec.19, 2012   

Although the colder months at the end of the year usually lend themselves to darker clothing and accessories, celebrities have been keeping fall looking bright and sparkly, especially on the red carpet (which is, quite enviously, usually rolled out in a warmer climate). >>> 

Making cuts!

By Brad Huisken                                           Southern Jewelry News                                    

With the economic conditions that exist today, I keep hearing jewelry retailers talking about making cuts in order to maintain profit.  I agree you must make some cuts today in order to maintain a profitable company, however, a cut in the wrong place can kill your business. >>>  

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AWDC, Bain & Co. Present New Global Diamond Industry Report 

By AWDC                                                                        Dec. 17, 2012   

Following up on the global diamond industry report of 2012, Lifting the Veil of Mystery, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and Bain & Company now release a second annual report, focusing more in detail on the dynamics of consumer demand across the globe. >>> 

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