GemFind Weekly Newsletter November 9, 2017

November 09, 2017
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GemFind has announced it has reached a strategic partnership agreement with the leading industry point of sale provider, The Edge.

The strategic partnership agreement between GemFind and The Edge will involve better data integration, a faster turn-around of online retailer web services and an overall improved customer experience at the retail level.

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Strong Focus On Responsible Sourcing Of Colored Gemstones at CIBJO Congress
IDEX                           Nov. 08

There was a strong focus on responsible sourcing, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability, particularly in the colored gemstone sector. The event was preceded by the three days of pre-congress steering committee meetings and the first World Ruby Forum.

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JA Joins Group Arguing for Online Sales Tax Reform
National Jeweler           Nov. 06
Jewelers of America President and CEO David J. Bonaparte called filing the amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling on online sales tax “a historic opportunity” for the industry to speak out on the issue.
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Blue Diamond Scarcity Drives Price Rise

Diamonds.net             Nov. 07   

Blue diamond prices climbed in the third quarter due to lower supply, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
The price of fancy blue diamonds grew 4.7% year on year in the three months ending September 30. 

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Diamond Organizations Harmonize Nomenclature                                     The Diamond Loupe                           Nov. 07

“a diamond is a mineral which has been formed completely without human interference. It may be subsequently cut and polished.” Synthetic diamonds, therefore, need to be disclosed as such.

    

BRITISH DESIGNER CREATES $15 MILLION DIAMOND SHOES
Israeli Diamond  Industry Nov. 08

The shoes, commissioned by an unnamed client for a woman’s 30th birthday, “are perfectly symmetrical and feature extremely rare large pink and blue diamonds […]”, worth more than $13 million, according to a press release. 

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Is Bitcoin Good for Diamonds?
Diamond.net Nov. 08

Picture this: You’re helping a customer who is very close to making a purchase on a good-quality, high-value diamond. The topic of payment comes up, and instead of using Apple Pay or pulling out a recognizable credit card, this client asks if you’re willing to accept Bitcoin.

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5 Things to Know About … Trapiche Gems

National Jeweler            Nov. 07   

Beyond the almost-immediate fascination trapiches spark with their beauty and rarity, there’s plenty to know about these six-rayed stones, starting with these five points below.

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Unique Men’s Wedding Bands 
Beyond4cs           Nov. 01   

Chris Ploof is an award-winning artisan who pioneered the use of contemporary metals in luxury jewelry. Some of his specialty designs involve the use of mokume gane, Damascus stainless steel and Gibeon meteorite materials to create stunning pieces of jewelry.

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At the Summit of Fame: Everything About the Most Expensive Rubies

   Jewago                 Nov. 02

The jewels with rubies are certainly worth of the place of honor in the treasury. The Indian people still believe that God primarily created the ruby and then the human being to protect it.

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Seeing Red: An Expert’s Guide To Rubies
gemstone.org Nov. 01 
“There is no coloured gemstone that fuels passion more than a ruby,” says author and jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy, who recently penned Ruby, a book commissioned by leading coloured gemstones supplier Gemfields.

 JewelCloud Member Spotlight 

 

Betzalel “Bez” Ambar (born October 4, 1955 in Israel), is an American jewelry designer who came to claim worldwide recognition in 1982 with the invention of the Quadrillion® cut, better known as the Princess cut. Today he owns and operates the high-end fine jewelry business in Los Angeles, California, Bez Ambar Inc. Over the years he has made huge footprints in the jewelry design industry with his innovations in diamond cutting and setting.
Contact GemFind to add  Bez Ambar   products to your web site 

Know Your Garnets: Rhodolite
 The Jewellery Editor Nov. 02
Put simply, rhodolite garnet is rose-coloured garnet. Considered a fine gemstone, its colour may vary from pink to purplish-violet red and, like all garnets, it is celebrated for its perfect gemstone properties of brilliance, hardness (7-7.5 on the Mohs scale) and colour.

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