GemFind Newsletter 5-17-2016

May 17, 2016

GemFind Newsletter 5-17-2016

May 17, 2016 GemFind Marketing

Whitehouse Brothers Joins GemFind‚Äôs Social Product Network JewelCloud¬ģ

GemFind, the leading technology provider to ¬†the jewelry industry, is pleased to ¬†welcome¬†Whitehouse Brothers, the newest ¬†vendor to add their collections and products ¬†to the industry‚Äôs fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud¬ģ.

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De Beers, Namibia Sign 10-Year Sales Agreement 
Michelle Graff        National Jeweler     May 17 
De Beers and the government of Namibia announced Monday that they have signed a 10-year sales agreement for the sorting, valuing and sales of the diamonds they mine in partnership there.
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WFDB/IDMA World Diamond Congress Opens in Dubai
David Brummer      IDEX        May 17 

The 37th World Diamond Congress, the biennial meeting of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) opened in Dubai today (Tuesday).

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Gold Jewelry Demand Slides as Prices Rise
Rapaport News         May 16 

‚ÄúJewelry demand endured a difficult quarter due to a continued lack of consumer confidence in the face of a weakening Chinese economy and a 42-day strike by jewelers in India,‚ÄĚ said Alistair Hewitt, head of market intelligence at the World Gold Council.

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SWAROVSKI DIVES INTO SYNTHETIC DIAMOND MARKET       Stephanie Chan        Jeweller Magazine            May 16 

According to a statement released by Swarovski, the new business, Diama, specialises in jewellery comprising white synthetic diamonds ‚Äď called Swarovski Created Diamonds ‚Äď set in 18-carat white, rose and yellow gold.¬†

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North American appetite for platinum jewelry flourishes
Reuters        May  15

Platinum’s appeal for North American jewelers has been boosted by a sharp drop in prices , which hit seven-year lows just above $800 an ounce in January, down 65 percent from 2008’s all-time high. That has driven up margins for the finished product.

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‚ÄėOppenheimer Blue,‚Äô ‚ÄėUnique Pink‚Äô Set For Auction In Geneva

Anthony Demarco     Jewelry  News Network      May 16 

The diamond was previously owned by Sir Philip Oppenheimer, a member of the family that once controlled the De Beers Mining Company. He is credited with serving for 45 years as chairman of the Central Selling Organization, the sales cartel set up by De Beers
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5-Carat Green Diamond Could Fetch $20M at Christie’s 
Brecken Branstrator        National Jeweler              May 17 
The ‚ÄúAurora Green‚ÄĚ is a rectangular-cut, fancy vivid green diamond of VS2 clarity surrounded by circular-cut pink diamonds. According to Christie‚Äôs, the GIA says it is the largest fancy vivid green natural color diamond it has graded as of Jan. 20.
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Dubai Weekend: Rare Diamond Unveiled, Fashion Icons at PLAY & More 

 NASRINE ABUSHAKRA      Haute Living        May 16 

The astonishing rough diamond is characterized not only by its sheer size, an impressive 404 carats, but uniquely by its colorlessness and flawless clarity, making it the perfect diamond in de GRISOGONO’s pursuit for the most unique and precious stones.
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The Story Behind The Biggest Diamond Ever Found in North America 
Jennifer Heebner           JCK           May 11
On May 10, Rio Tinto presented the 187.7 ct. Diavik Foxfire diamond to members of the trade in New York City. Discovered last fall in the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, the stone also bears the indigenous moniker Noi?  . 



Your Brand Is About the Feels 
Gary J. Nix       Entrepreneur            May 14  
When it comes to building a brand, business or personal, there are many elements that must be considered in order to assemble it correctly. Such elements are separated into two categories: intellectual and emotional.
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