GemFind Weekly Newsletter December 1, 2017

December 01, 2017
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Mobile-Savvy Millennials Drive Cyber Monday Jump
Diamonds.net                      Nov. 30

Sales rose 17% to $6.59 billion as at 10 p.m. EST on the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend, which is traditionally the busiest day of the year for online retail in the US, the data company said this week. 

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Guangzhou Exchanges Hold International Jewelry & Diamond Conference
IDEX                       Nov. 30
The Guangzhou Diamond Exchange and Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange jointly organized the “Road & Belt, Hand in Hand – International Jewelry & Diamond Conference” on November 24.
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Chaim Even-Zohar to retire; WFDB praises his integrity

Rough&Polished           Nov. 30

World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom has expressed his appreciation for the long-standing work of Chaim Even-Zohar and his Diamond Intelligence Briefing (DIB) publication which Even-Zohar has announced he is selling, 

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A Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Fetches $32M at Christie’s                    The Diamond Loupe                  Nov. 29

An incredibly rare 14.93-carat Fancy Vivid VVS1 pink diamond, which Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery at Christie’s, described as the “Picasso of the Pink Diamond world,” sold for $31,861,000 or approximately $2.13 million per carat, 

  

 

RAPAPORT LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE DIAMOND EDUCATION PLATFORM
The Israeli Diamond Industry   Nov. 30

The Rapaport Group has announced the launch of “Rapaport Academy” which, according to a press release, is a an e-learning platform that “increases knowledge and productivity for professionals in the diamond and jewelry industry”.

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Alrosa ready to auction the most expensive diamond ever polished in Russia
mining.com  Nov. 28

More than 130 potential buyers have already registered to participate in tomorrow’s online sale of the diamond collection, named after the dynasties of the Romanov, the company said in a statement. That family ruled for more than 300 years before the Russian Revolution.

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Why Diamonds and Gems Are Catching the Eye of Serious Investors

JCK                   Nov. 29

Just 10 years ago, a buyer could have bought a vivid blue diamond for $200,000 to $300,000 per carat; today, that same stone is fetching $2 million to $3 million per carat. This tenfold increase in value surpasses the growth rate of the S&P 500 and most real estate markets.   

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Do you dig it? Chanel’s 70s-inspired Gallery collection
The Jewellery Editor        Nov. 25

Chanel already launches more fine jewellery than virtually any other brand, so when we visited the London boutique recently and were shown the Gallery collection, it came as a surprise. Brand new for 2017, a new range of Gallery jewels will hit the shops every two years, 

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3 Holiday Commercials That Get It Right

National Jeweler             Nov. 30

A screenshot from “The Reveal,” one of the two new commercials from the Diamond Producers Association’s “Real is Rare” campaign. The commercials were shot in Berlin and, like the first two videos for “Real is Rare,” developed in conjunction with Mother New York.

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Actresses of ‘Gold’ Hollywood and Their Engagement Rings
 Jewago   Nov. 30
The 1930th-1950th is a time called the ‘gold’ Hollywood century. The famous actresses of that epoch set the fashion not only for make-up, hair dresses and outfit, but also jewels. What is more, every girl dreamed of the diamond rings of Grace Kelly or Merlin Monroe.

Humorous marketing helps ‘boost’ small businesses
Jewellery Focus  Nov. 30
New research from American Express Shop Small has found that adding humour to the marketing mix can help small businesses attract and retain customers in this busy Christmas shopping period.

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