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June 11, 2013

 

In This Issue
Diamond Grading Labs Using Different Standards, Survey Finds
The (Still) Highly Important U.S. Market
A Look Inside The 2013 JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show
Everything Jewelers Need to Know About How Obamacare Will Affect Their Businesses
Use of violence in retail crimes on the rise
Labs Grade Diamonds, But Who Grades the Labs?
Internet Marketing Strategies: Follow your customer’s lead – text them!
Steve Forbes Predicts an Increasingly Promising Future for Jewelry Retailers
For diamonds, the future lies in a story
Why Jewelers Should Be Taking Full Advantage of Pinterest’s Reach
The One Type of Salesperson You Should Never Hire

 


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Diamond Grading Labs Using Different Standards, Survey Finds

By Rob Bates                                               JCK                                    June 10, 2013           

               


The survey found that the American labs that received the diamonds-the Gemological Institute of America, the International Gemological Institute, and EGL USA-graded the gems “in the same ballpark,” said moderator Saville Stern, although EGL USA was a little softer on color than the other two. >>> 

 
                                 

The (Still) Highly Important U.S. Market

By Avi Krawitz                           Diamonds.net                       June 07, 2013            


By most accounts, this week’s Las Vegas jewelry shows were positive even if diamond trading was not especially vibrant. That U.S. retail jewelers have gained confidence on the back of better economic news was enough to lift the mood. >>> 

A Look Inside The 2013 JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show

By Anthony DeMarco                               Forbes                                   June 09, 2013           

               


The jewelry on display represents the largest variety of pieces available in one place in the US. Retailers use this event and other similar tradeshows held during “Las Vegas Jewelry Week” to select products for the important Christmas shopping season. >>> 

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Everything Jewelers Need to Know About How Obamacare Will Affect Their Businesses

By JCK Staff                                   June 2013 issue of JCK magazine 

      

When Colorado jeweler John W. Purvis III wanted to find out how “Obamacare” would affect his Lakewood retail store, Purvis Jewelers, he turned to his insurance agent for some answers. What he got was a good deal less. “He was confused,” recalls Purvis. “He said he wasn’t sure what the legislation meant and how it would affect me.” >>> 

Use of violence in retail crimes on the rise

National Jeweler                                                                             June 07, 2013 

                                       

While fewer retailers reported being the victim of an organized retail crime over the past year, they also noted that more criminals are resorting to violence to avoid apprehension, the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) ninth annual Organized Retail Crime survey shows. >>>   


Labs Grade Diamonds, But Who Grades the Labs?

By Rob Bates                                                     June 2013 issue of JCK magazine    

                                        

JCK sent a single diamond to a quartet of industry labs to gauge their consistency (or lack thereof). The results were surprising-provoking a look into how the trade views the inherently subjective process of certification. >>> 



Internet Marketing Strategies: Follow your customer’s lead – text them! 

By Brad Simon                                                             Southern Jewelry News                              

                                        


Mobile phones are used by your customers for text messaging more than voice phone calls and Internet access combined.  There are now over 276 million mobile wireless subscribers in the U.S., which is more than 89% of the population. >>> 

Steve Forbes Predicts an Increasingly Promising Future for Jewelry Retailers

By Emili Vesilind                                         JCK                                   June 06, 2013


Business executive and Forbes magazine editor-in-chief Steve Forbes addressed hundreds of jewelry retailers at the Plumb Club’s second annual breakfast symposium at the JCK show in Las Vegas on June 1. The subject: What to expect from the volatile economy in the coming years, and how the changing economic tides could impact small business. >>> 

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

 

The new 2013 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 with all the social sharing features. 

 

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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 GemFind.net. New settings and diamond suppliers will be continually added.

 

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.

For diamonds, the future lies in a story
By Michelle Graff                   National Jeweler                    June 05
, 2013  

Take it as a sign of the times. During the trade shows that concluded earlier this week in Las Vegas, both De Beers and Rio Tinto emphasized the importance of stressing ethical sourcing and the need for retailers to have a story to tell about the diamonds they sell. >>>  

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Why Jewelers Should Be Taking Full Advantage of Pinterest’s Reach

By Kristin Young                                                      June 2013 issue of JCK magazine    

                                        

As anyone who’s whiled away an evening “pinning” can attest, Pinterest is something of an addiction. Millions of users can’t seem to get enough of the 3-year-old social scrapbooking site. The latest Pew Research Center poll shows Pinterest is nearly even with ­Twitter; each site hosts about 15 percent of online adults- >>> 

The One Type of Salesperson You Should Never Hire  

By Mike Michalowicz                           Open Forum                          June 07, 2013      

 

The stage is set. Your business has a masterful offering and you know the exact group of potential clients who need it. There’s just one thing missing: a rainmaker. You need that salesperson who will bring in client after client. And so the search begins. >>> 

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