GemFind Newsletter 1-5-2016

January 5, 2016

GemFind Newsletter 1-5-2016

January 5, 2016 GemFind Marketing

Happy new year! Have you set resolutions for a happy, successful 2016?

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ICA to Hold Two-Session GILC Format
National Jeweler             Jan. 05

The International Colored Gemstone Association has announced the lineup and schedule for this year’s Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference during the Tucson gem shows.

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World’s largest blue star sapphire ‘found in Sri Lanka’
Sivaramakrishnan      BBC      Jan. 04 

The gemology institute in the capital Colombo has certified that the gem weighs 1404.49 carats and say they have not certified anything larger. The gem is valued at at least $100m and the current owner estimates that it could sell for up to $175m at auction.

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Rapaport’s Top 10 Stories of 2015
Rapaport News      Jan. 05

Two separate alerts about recall and invalidation of GIA grading reports; Rapaport Group Chairman Martin Rapaport calling for the resignation of De Beers chief executive officer; and the state of the rough diamond market dominated the top 10 stories last year.

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How Tiffany & Co. Built A Marketing Empire

AJ Agrawal             Forbes           Jan. 04

For businesses looking to maximize profit margins, marketing is everything. Nobody knows this better than Tiffany & Co. Headquartered in New York City, Tiffany & Co. has made headlines worldwide for decades, establishing itself as a leader in luxury jewelry 

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FTC Seeks Tighter Rules on Lead Glass–Filled Rubies, Rhodium Plating, Gemstone Varietals
 Rob Bates             JCK          Jan. 04
The Federal Trade Commission has released its proposed revisions to its much-used jewelry guides, which tighten existing regulations on lead glass–filled rubies, rhodium-plated metals, and gemstone varietals such as yellow emeralds.
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3 Resolutions Every Jeweler Should Make in 2016

Victoria Gomelsky      JCK     Jan. 04

Senior editor Jennifer Heebner recently wrote a blog post entitled “My 3 Wishes for Jewelers in 2016,” and it got me thinking: What would I resolve to do in 2016 if I were a jeweler? Here are the three things that would top my list.

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7 Trends to Watch in 2016
Brecken Branstrator   National Jeweler Jan. 04

It’s going to be an exciting year in jewelry design. Trends have been taking new and innovative turns, and now spread across the country faster than ever, as social media and the Internet allow everyone to see and adapt to them in a short period of time.

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Elvis Presley’s Jewels, Watches On Auction At Graceland And Online

Anthony Demarco              Jewelry News Network               Jan. 03

Elvis Presley had his own style and it included the jewelry and watches he wore and gave as gifts. He preferred yellow gold, diamonds, sapphires and antique coin rings.

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The Emerald Cut
Vincent C.            Prosumer Diamonds   Jan. 04  
The origin of the emerald cut dates back to around 330BC when emeralds were first mined and cut in Ancient Egypt. These green gems are known for having rich color saturation and emeralds with exceptional color can be much more expensive than even diamonds.



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Using Diamond Cut As An Effective Sales Tool for Your Jewelry Store
Debra Greenstein           RapNet  Blog            Jan. 05  
“Cut is the only diamond characteristic under human control, and considered by many to be the most important,” says Here’s a quick guide for you to explain to your customers why diamond cut is so important, and how the diamond cutting process works.


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