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January 08, 2013


In This Issue
Jeweler Called “Least Stressful” Job
Rapaport:Diamond buyers must say no to high prices
Diamond-Studded Apple Products Fetch Pretty Price
Study: Holiday Online Sales Fall Short of Expectations
5 Hot Lines Your Competitors Carry
Marketing Strategies You Will Need in 2013
Pink Diamonds, Rose Champagne
10 Online Marketing Trends for 2013
The droids they’re looking for
The Retailer’s Perspective: So, that was Christmas


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Welcome 2013.. which we are now dubbing Year of the New Website.  

If you’ve like most jewelers, and suppliers too for that matter, you’ve probably been dreading the idea of building a new website collecting the product data, syncing the data from your inventory system, taking new photography, and managing the process. The good news is that we’ve been building websites and providing technology services to jewelers since 1999.  We can help you simplify and speed the process.

Give us a call at 800-373-4373 for a free and no obligation evaluation of your web presence, and to learn about how our service offerings can help bring economies of scale to the process of managing your digital assets. 


Need more traffic to your website?

Need more traffic to your website in 2013?

Getting ranked on the search engines is not a simple task and you need to be well versed as to how the search engines work and what to do to make sure your site gets indexed. 
You could have the most beautiful website with all the products in the world, but if you have limited visitors, its not going to do any good. 
GemFind performs Search Engine Optimizations exclusively for the jewelry industry. We have proven track record and can show you what we have done for other clients. Please contact us if we can help…
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Jeweler Called “Least Stressful” Job

By JCK Staff                            JCK                       January 07, 2013      


Jewelers will never agree, but, a job-hunting site, has ranked being a jeweler as the fourth “least stressful career of 2013.” “Jewelers work out of the public spotlight, primarily in workshops and behind the scene in jewelry stores,” the site writes. >>>  

Rapaport:Diamond buyers must say no to high prices

By Rachael Taylor                        Professional Jeweller                        Jan. 07, 2013

Rapaport Group chairman Martin Rapaport has said that diamond buyers should say no to high prices in 2013 after certified polished diamond prices dropped 12.5% in 2012. The RapNet Diamond Index, a service run by Rapaport, said that the price drop was led by global economic weakness causing growth to stall in China and declining demand in India following what it called “poor government policy”. >>> 


Diamond-Studded Apple Products Fetch Pretty Price

The Israeli Diamond Industry                                                                 Jan. 07, 2013        


Diamond-studded and gold-plated Apple products are a profitable product line for Computer Choppers, a company that takes electronics and adds “bling,” the Business Insider website reports.The Apple computers, tablets, and smartphones – not inexpensive to begin with – are plated in 24-karat gold, which is then engraved and decorated with polished diamonds. >>> 

Study: Holiday Online Sales Fall Short of Expectations

By JCK Staff                                                JCK                                             Jan. 07, 2013


Consumers spent $42.3 billion online during the 2012 holiday shopping season, a 14 percent increase from 2011, but the figure fell short of expectations, according to a study by comScore.

This year’s growth was “essentially on par” with last year’s, concluded comScore chairman Gian Fulgoni.>>> 

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Retail Voyeurism: 5 Hot Lines Your Competitors Carry

By Jennifer Heebner                                  JCK                              Jan. 04, 2013        


Jewelry stores do not operate in a vacuum; keeping an eye on your competition can help you stay sharp and maximize your business’ profitability. What can you learn from the lines carried by these retailers? Weigh in below with your responses. >>> 

Marketing Strategies You Will Need in 2013

By Laura Lake               Guide                  Jan. 06, 2013   

I’m not psychic nor do I have a crystal ball, but I’ve made some marketing predictions I think you will not only find interesting, but you’ll want to be aware of. I’ve been in marketing for the past decade and boy, have we seen some changes. >>>

Pink Diamonds, Rose Champagne

By stonechicky               The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                 Jan. 07, 2013   

Diamonds represent luxury, champagne represents luxury – so it’s only natural that a champagne producer should team up with a luxury group to launch a special bubbly wine that pays homage to pink diamonds.>>>

GemFind’s New Ring Builder Increases Retail Jewelry Sales of Diamonds and Engagement Rings for Jewelry Retailers


The new 2012 version of GemFind’s popular Ring Builder® website tool for jewelry retailers and diamond dealers – has unique new features. The new Ring Builder® allows users to superimpose loose diamonds on to the ring that they are configuring online. This fully ecommerce capable web application is a must-have for all jewelry retailers and it is customizable providing seamless integration into any retail jeweler’s new or existing website. 


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One of the highlight features of the new Ring Builder is that the consumer, while shopping on the local retail jeweler’s website, can virtually superimpose any one of 10 different shaped loose diamonds directly onto one of more than 400 prospective engagement ring styles from Unique Settings of New York. After the ring is virtually configured, the user can then select from tens of thousands of certified loose diamond being supplied from any number of diamond vendors within New settings and diamond suppliers will be continually added. more… 


Call us today at 800-373-4373, for a free consultation and demonstration of GemFind’s customized website tools which are guaranteed to help you grow you business in a cost effective and consistent manner. 

Featured GemFind Designer

A third-generation jeweler, Berge Abajian saw any experience as a challenge to be conquered. Working for the family business from 1982 to 1995, he left to establish his own company under the name Bergio. His initial fashion line, incorporating small yellow and pink diamonds from Italy, elicited a very positive response from American customers. Since then his mid- to high-end, 18kt gold fashion collection has successfully introduced pink gold, and pieces that utilize both pink gold as well as white or yellow gold, along with precious and semi-precious stones. 

10 Online Marketing Trends for 2013 

By Joanna Lord                   Entrepreneur               January 3, 2013


Online marketing in 2012 could be summed up in a few words: mobile, big brands and Google updates. As we look back at the events and advancements that shaped last year in online marketing, naturally we should look forward and wonder what 2013 will have in store. >>>

The droids they’re looking for
By Michelle Graff                    National Jeweler                    January 04, 2013   

What do you create for a man who proposed to his girlfriend with an R2-D2 engagement ring around Halloween while dressed as Charlie Brown from the Peanuts? The answer is simple: a C-3PO wedding band. This past fall, Pittsburgh-based custom jewelry designer Paul Michael Bierker made headlines with the R2-D2 engagement ring, >>> 

The Retailer’s Perspective: So, that was Christmas

By Chuck Koehler                         Southern Jewelry News                      Jan. 04, 2013              

Last month I wrote about some of the craziness that was going to be brought into your store over the Christmas season – and I wasn’t talking about the good kind of craziness.  But, because of publishing deadlines, that column was simply a prediction based on the number of Christmas’s that I’ve been in this industry.>>>  

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