GemFind Weekly Industry News Jan. 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

GemFind Weekly Industry News Jan. 31, 2017

January 31, 2017 GemFind Marketing


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U.S. Jewelry Sales Rise Amid Higher Prices           Jan. 31
Sales grew 4.8 percent to $71.44 billion in 2016, data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis showed. Watch sales jumped 5.3 percent to $9.45 billion, while combined sales of jewelry and timepieces advanced 4.8 percent to $80.88 billion. 
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SSEF: First Gem Lab to Introduce Age Dating of Natural Pearls as Client Service
IDEX                    Jan. 31
The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce, as an additional service to clients, age dating of pearls using carbon-14 (14C). 
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8th Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair launched
Rough Polished              Jan. 30
Following tradition, during the last three days of January, Antwerp’s diamond quarter became an international exhibition venue that hosts the annual BrilliAnt – the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair.¬†Among the buyers attending the fair are delegations from Japan, China, and the Middle East.
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PREVIEW – AGTA GemFair at the Tucson Convention Center
Tucson Gem Show                     Jan. 30

When we think of the AGTA Gemfair we think mostly of the gems….but there is a small gallery of Designer Jewelry on the show floor – it is where you can find the Spectrum Award winners.¬†
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LVMH Records 5% Revenue Increase To $40B
 The Diamond Loupe         Jan. 30

LVMH¬†Mo√ęt¬†Hennessy Louis¬†Vuitton, the world‚Äôs leading luxury products group, recorded a 5% increase in revenue, reaching $40.08 billion (‚ā¨37.6 billion). With an organic revenue growth of 8%, Q4 saw an acceleration compared to earlier in the year.¬†
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Tiffany‚Äôs ‚ÄėPriceless‚Äô Super Bowl Trophy

Jewelry News Network      Jan. 30

Since the first Super Bowl in 1967, even before it was known as the Super Bowl, Tiffany & Co. has designed and created the trophy that represents American professional football’s highest honor. The design is simple, sleek and timeless. 
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Spy-cam ring boxes and blinking tiaras at Japan jewelry expo
REUTERS                 Jan. 24
Blinking zirconium tiaras, engagement ring boxes equipped with spy-cams and diamond-dusted hourglasses were some of the most eye-catching items showcased among more than a thousand jewelry booths at Japan’s biggest jewelry exposition on Tuesday.
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The 10 Best Jewels from the SAG Awards
National Jeweler              Jan. 30
The jewels were out at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, as the freight train of glamour that is awards season rolls along on its way to its final stop, the Oscars. The SAG Awards red carpet was less overtly bling-filled and more cerebral than the glamorous Golden Globe Awards, 
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The Israeli Diamond Industry    

The trial of 19 people suspected of involvement in a major heist of rough diamonds in 2013 has begun in Brussels this week, according to a report in Rough & Polished.
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The Swiss Watch Industry’s Terrible Year
JCK                     Jan. 17           
The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FHS) has released its final results for 2016, and, as expected, they were pretty grim, with overall sales falling 9.9 percent, the worst drop since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009, when sales plummeted 22 percent.
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10 Things All Jewelers Should Do
Instore Magazine                  Jan. 24  
Follow these easy tips to make more money, become more popular and feel better than you ever have. The headline may sound like an email scam, but it’s not; it’s the truth. Just do these things and money will come your way.
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