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GemFind Weekly Newsletter

January 22, 2013


In This Issue
New Gold Alloy Presented at Vicenza Oro Winter
Will Gold Continue to Glitter This Year?
Promises and Concerns over the Harry Winston Deals
Top 10 Trends for 2013 – Part One
She Likes Her Diamonds Drinkable
Buffer – A Social Media Marketing Time Saver
5 Jewelry Industry Facebook Pages You Should Like
Celebrity Jewelry Gawk
12 Unexpected Social Media Tips
Hate Small Talk? How to Break the Ice When Networking for Business


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It’s that time of year again.. when the jewelry show circuit starts up giving retailers the opportunity to replenish stock and find out new trends and technology for 2013.  GemFind is committed to attending more shows that ever this year giving our clients and prospects the opportunity to meet us in person, and in most cases to hear us speak on technology and online marketing topics at many of the shows.  First up, is the Centurion Jewelry show February 2nd -6th.  You can schedule an appointment to see us there at this link 

Give us a call at 800-373-4373

for a free and no obligation evaluation of your web presence, and to learn about how our service offerings can help bring economies of scale to the process of managing your digital assets. 

Need more traffic to your website?

Need more traffic to your website in 2013?

Getting ranked on the search engines is not a simple task and you need to be well versed as to how the search engines work and what to do to make sure your site gets indexed. 
You could have the most beautiful website with all the products in the world, but if you have limited visitors, its not going to do any good. 
GemFind performs Search Engine Optimizations exclusively for the jewelry industry. We have proven track record and can show you what we have done for other clients. Please contact us if we can help…
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New Gold Alloy Presented at Vicenza Oro Winter

 By Matteo Butera                        Rough&Polished                       January 22, 2013      

The 2013 edition of Vicenza Oro opened with an important innovation on the field of materials: a new gold alloy.

The product is called 1KTG and, according to company’s Marketing Manager Riccardo Baldo, “it bears no resemblance to gold plating and finishes: KTG manages to combine lightness, workability and prestige”. >>>  

Will Gold Continue to Glitter This Year?

By Dilipp S Nag                                                        Jan. 21, 2013 


RAPAPORT… Despite the numerous factors pressuring gold, Indian consumer demand for the yellow metal picked up in India toward the end of 2012. Gift giving during Diwali and purchases for the wedding season helped boost jewelry spending, salvaging what would otherwise have been a relatively lackluster year. >>> 


Promises and Concerns over the Harry Winston Deals

By EDAHN GOLAN                                        Idex                                 Jan. 17, 2013        


The long and winding road from wrestling with deep losses and large debts to the highlights of profits, major acquisitions and large returns on a divestment, was as precarious as the ice road leading to Canada’s diamond mines. >>> 

Top 10 Trends for 2013 – Part One
By janos consultants                          Gem Thought                      January 2013              

We enter a new year and for many people that means getting on with business in pretty much the same way that they approached prior years.  It is business as usual.  And, to some degree, that is true.  Retailers will review their sales results and plan on deletions, additions and solving persistent problems, like gaps in price points.    >>>  

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She Likes Her Diamonds Drinkable 

By stonechicky                 The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                   Jan. 22, 2013    


On the same day that I write about a baby carriage and Barbie doll covered in polished diamonds, it’s hard to imagine that only an hour later I would be authoring a post about an even more decadent use for precious gems. But here we are: >>> 

Buffer – A Social Media Marketing Time Saver

By Laura Lake                    Guide                       January 2013              

Social media is becoming more important on a daily basis when it comes to online marketing. I’m often asked, “Laura, where do you find the time?” I used to feel the same way, in between writing and a full time job it’s hard to stay connected. >>>  

5 Jewelry Industry Facebook Pages You Should Like

By Daniel Ford                                           JCK                                             Jan. 19, 2013   

A panel at the first annual Fashion Digital New York conference on Oct. 10 said that Pinterest was overshadowing Facebook shopping, and that retailers were putting more effort and money into Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, and m-commerce. >>>

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk™ – January gems
By Hannah Connorton              National Jeweler               January 17, 2013   

The Golden Globes, movie premieres, appearances on news segments-so far, 2013 has been full of events for celebrities. Color is proving to be a continually strong trend in star jewelry, namely vibrant hues such as turquoise, ruby and emerald. >>> 

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


The new 201
3 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 with all the social sharing features. 


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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.


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

Fabulous Art Deco and collectible period jewels can be found at The DeYoung Collection, a fifth generation family business. The collection comprises significant pieces by Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany, Harry Winston and other fine makers. Also a source for natural color diamonds, unheated Burma rubies and sapphires, Kashmir sapphires, old mine emeralds, alexandrites and gem quality jade. 

12 Unexpected Social Media Tips

By Mike Michalowicz                             OPEN Forum                              January 21, 2013


Believe it or not, social media extends beyond Facebook and Twitter. It’s any website where people can discuss content. YouTube is social media. Your blog is social media. Pinterest is social media. And yes, Facebook and Twitter are too. So if you want to leverage social media in a big way in 2013, consider these strategies: >>>

Hate Small Talk? How to Break the Ice When Networking for Business

By Ivan Misner                                        Entrepreneur                                   Jan. 21, 2013   

One of the most important aspects of networking is the small talk that occurs at networking functions. These ice-breaking conversations are important because they are the first opportunities to identify and begin to grow connections with other people, connections that may lead to business referrals in both the short and long term. >>>

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