GemFind Weekly Newsletter October 17, 2017

October 18, 2017
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Why You Need to Focus on Customer Experience, Not In-Store Traffic

Many businesses become consumed with increasing their in-store traffic, not realizing that the way to truly generating their sales and creating brand loyalty, is to focus on improving their customer experience. 

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De Beers’ $370M Sight Reflects Slow Rough Market
Diamonds.net              Oct. 17  

De Beers’ October sight closed with a value of $370 million as rough-diamond buying slowed due to holidays and sightholders reported a sluggish dealer market.  Proceeds from the miner’s eighth sales cycle fell 27% from $507 million in the previous sight in August, and dropped 25% compared with the equivalent period a year ago, according to Rapaport records.

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Australian Jeweler Showcases $100M Collection Of Colored Diamond Jewelry
The Israeli Diamond Industry   Oct. 16  
The largest collection of exquisite fancy colored diamonds and diamond jewelry ever publicly exhibited in the Southern Hemisphere is being showcased across Australia by Australian jeweler Linneys, Rio Tinto Diamonds announced.
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DAVID CAMERON TO SPEAK AT DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE

Israeli Diamond Industry    Oct. 16

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron will speak at the 3rd Dubai Diamond Conference  with a talk themed ‘Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’, according to GemKonnect. The Dubai Diamond Conference will be held at Dubai’s Almas Tower (October 16-17).

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Known Origins Attracting Top Jewelers to Rough Diamonds       The Diamond Loupe       Oct. 15

High jewelry houses are increasingly going straight to the source to acquire rough diamonds that they will turn into their beautiful creations, writes Ming Liu in a feature for CNN. Typically, the larger category of rough diamonds are obtained by specialist diamond cutters and polishers who analyze each stone to determine the ideal cut

What It’s Like to Design Haute Couture Jewelry
Sarasota Magazine  Oct. 13 

After three decades of building her globally recognized haute couture brand, American jewelry designer (and new CFDA member) Temple St. Clair is about to celebrate a massively notable milestone in her career: she’s being inducted into the Musée des Arts Décoratifs permanent collection at the Louvre

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Harry Winston’s New Record-Breaking Diamond Collection

Robb Report                Oct. 16

As the chair of the Swatch Group, Nayla Hayek boldly orchestrated the purchase of Harry Winston in 2013, vowing to stay true to Mr. Winston’s legacy as the King of Diamonds. Later that same year, she affirmed her commitment to that promise, paying a record-breaking $26.7 million for a 101.73-carat, D-flawless, pear-shaped diamond at a Christie’s Geneva auction.

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Hublot Celebrates Life With Three Exquisite Big Bang Calaveras
Haute Time                  Oct. 17   

The Swiss horologer has just unveiled three extremely limited watches that embody the liminal spirit of El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, a UNESCO world cultural heritage tradition. The Big Bang Calaveras comes in three 44mm versions that together amount to only 60 pieces.

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In the swing of it: Avakian’s Great Gatsby earrings

The Jewellry Editor        Oct. 17

Making their debut on the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival, Avakian’s Gatsby earrings were born to be in the limelight. Avakian’s Gatsby earrings started their life on a high note when model Sara Sampaio chose a shoulder-grazing pink morganite pair as the finishing touch to her red carpet look at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

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When Pantone’s Fall 2017 Colors Meet Gemstones
National Jeweler  Oct. 16
Many of these are included in the palette of colors that Pantone predicted would be hot this season. This year’s are slightly richer than the last, and also include some zesty hues that I think perfectly encapsulate summer’s hesitation to leave.  

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Dazzling World of Diamond Rings That Are Innovative
 Dazzling Rock October 13
Diamond rings, be it with any setting, cut or design, are loved by women across the world. Here’s why these diamond rings are becoming popular with buyers of all age groups. Be it a bride, a to-be-engaged corporate woman, or an elderly diva, they all love unique diamond rings for more reasons than one.

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