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GemFind Weekly Newsletter

January 15, 2013


In This Issue
De Beers sees ‘very exciting potential for synthetics in industrial applications’
Harry Winston to Sell Luxury Brand to Swatch for $1B
Jean Dousset: From His Cartier Heritage To His High Value, High Jewelry Diamond Engagement Rings
De Beers’ Best Diamond Grader: A Machine!
Do Stars Get Paid To Wear Jewelry?
And the Best Jewelry Award Goes to……
Red Carpet Jewelry at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards
5 Tough Branding Questions You Need to Answer
Making sense of Christmas just past
2013: The incipient arrival of the digital natives


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De Beers sees ‘very exciting potential for synthetics in industrial applications’

 By Mathew Nyaungwa                       Rough&Polished                       January 14, 2013      

Demand for synthetic diamonds has been growing although most women still prefer natural diamonds on their jewelleries.

De Beers said that the majority of consumers told the group during an extensive independent research that they wanted the real thing and were not prepared to settle for anything less. >>>  

Harry Winston to Sell Luxury Brand to Swatch for $1B

By Dilipp S Nag                                                        Jan. 14, 2013 


Harry Winston Diamond Corp. has agreed to sell its diamond jewelry and timepiece division to The Swatch Group for $1 billion. The transaction will net Harry Winston $750 million in cash and repayment of $250 million of debt. >>> 


Jean Dousset: From His Cartier Heritage To His High Value, High Jewelry Diamond Engagement Rings

By Anthony DeMarco                                 Forbes                                 Jan. 09, 2013        


In the luxury jewelry world, pedigree means something and there are few who can claim to be a descendent of Louis-François Cartier, the founder of one of the world’s most renowned jewelry and watch brands. Jean Dousset, owner of Jean Dousset Diamonds can make this claim. >>> 

De Beers’ Best Diamond Grader: A Machine!

By Rob Bates                                   JCK                                 Jan. 10, 2013


De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier and vice president of marketing Stephen Lussier generously took some time to speak with me at the Jan. 10 Forevermark event in New York City. The interview, as you will see, covered a lot of ground, including De Beers’ growing U.S. presence and whether it’s now competing with its own clients. >>> 

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Do Stars Get Paid To Wear Jewelry?

By Carrie Marks                  STYLEITE                   Jan. 13, 2013    


“Borrowing” bling for awards shows has always seemed a bit nerve-wracking; there are a lot of people milling around a lot of diamonds, ones that are hopefully held together on starlets’ various extremities by very strong clasps. >>> 

And the Best Jewelry Award Goes to…

By Victoria Gomelsky                        JCK                     Jan. 14, 2013   

s far as jewelry goes, the star-studded crowd at the Golden Globes had nothing on the sparkling masses that descended on the Waldorf-Astoria on Saturday night for the 111th annual gala organized by the Twenty-Four Karat Club of the City of New York. >>>

Red Carpet Jewelry at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards

By Carly Wickell                                                                Jan. 14, 2013   

Vibrantly colored red gowns mixed it up with black gowns and white fashions as celebs walked the 2013 Golden Globes red carpet. Jewelry seemed more classic this year, and some styles were even delicate, a look that may trend over to the styles we’ll see in fashion jewelry during the coming months. >>>

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. 

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Design Philosophy- My customer is every woman of any age with the confidence to express herself. She is a little more of a risk taker. Wearing color speaks more clearly about her personality than white diamond jewelry and it is for this customer that I have been designing Color Story. But not every risk taker has the same taste or style. >>> 

5 Tough Branding Questions You Need to Answer 

By Erika Napoletano                             OPEN Forum                              January 14, 2013


Let’s set the conversation straight about branding. Branding isn’t something you do once. It has little (if anything) to do with logos, hex colors and fonts, and has everything to do with people. Your audience is the reason your brand gets to exist from this day to the next. >>>

Making sense of Christmas just past
By Michelle Graff                    National Jeweler                    January 14, 2013   

The results are in and frankly I have no idea who, if anyone, has won.This is one of the most confusing seasons for holiday sales results in recent memory (keeping in mind that I have only worked here for five years so my memory is not that long). >>> 

2013: The incipient arrival of the digital natives
By George Prout                          Southern Jewelry News                      January 2013              

As the nineteenth century drew to a close, scientists could reflect with satisfaction that they had discovered pretty much all of the mysteries of the physical world: electricity, magnetism, gases, optics, acoustics, kinetics, and statistical mechanics, to name just a few, had fallen in order before them. >>>  

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