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June 18, 2013


In This Issue
WFDB, CIBJO Sign Cooperation Agreement
Grading the Graders
Jeweler-Turned-Developer Fighting Diamond Theft
A moment with jewelry designer Monique Pean
Vladimir Putin, jewelry…thief?
6 Price Strategy Mistakes Jewelers Should Avoid
Are you fishing for whales or minnows?
The retailer’s point of view
Exclusive diamond timepiece, a charm investment for ever
50 Tips To Prevent Jewelry Store Robberies or Minimize the Damage Should They Occur
5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft


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WFDB, CIBJO Sign Cooperation Agreement

By Albert Robinson                             IDEX                                   June 18, 2013           


The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, have signed a cooperation agreement under which they will seek to coordinate positions, with the aim of positively influencing developments in the international diamond and jewelry sectors. >>> 


Grading the Graders

By Avi Krawitz                                        June 14, 2013            



No two diamonds are alike and it seems neither are their grading certificates. A survey by RapNet – the Rapaport Diamond Trading Network, found significant differences between laboratories grading the same diamond. >>> 

Jeweler-Turned-Developer Fighting Diamond Theft 

The Israeli Diamond Industry                                                  June 16, 2013           


A Canadian jewelry firm has created a novel way of tracking stolen jewelry in real time using GPS technology which it says will dramatically increase the chances of retrieving the stolen items.

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A moment with jewelry designer Monique Pean

By Booth Moore                             Los Angeles Times                                 June 17, 2013   




Since then she’s attracted the attention of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, winning the Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2012, and of First Lady Michelle Obama, model Karlie Kloss, actresses Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson, and many more who have worn her unique designs. >>> 

Vladimir Putin, jewelry thief?

By Vladimir Isachenkov                                                     June 17, 2013 




Russian President Vladimir Putin is denying insinuations that he stole New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s Super Bowl ring that’s now on display in the Kremlin, but says he’s ready to buy him another ring as a gift. >>>   

6 Price Strategy Mistakes Jewelers Should Avoid

By Tony Argyle with Leanne Argyle                                June 2013 issue of JCK magazine    


Let’s be honest: When it comes to setting prices for our products, most of us don’t have a clue as to what we’re doing. We tend to make them up as we go along, or charge what we think people might pay. >>> 

Are you fishing for whales or minnows?

By Bill Warren                                                   Southern Jewelry News                              




A high profile bank robber was questioned after being captured about his life of crime.  The biggest question that the investigator wanted to know was, “Why did you always prefer to rob banks?” >>> 

Market Insight: The retailer’s point of view

By Michelle Graff                          National Jeweler                           June 13, 2013

What is the No. 1 issue impacting jewelers today? According to one Washington-area retailer, it’s so-called showrooming, when customers basically use a store as their wireless hotspot in order to compare prices across the Internet. >>> 

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. 



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.


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.

Exclusive diamond timepiece, a charm investment for ever
By Veronica Novoselova                            Rough&Polished                         June 05
, 2013  



The Geneva-based company is continuously expanding its worldwide presence driving the number of its sales outlets to more than 3,500 stores in 95 countries. Alexander Laimer, Raymond Weil’s Country Manager for Europe, told us about the latest fashion trends in the watch industry. >>>  

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Eli Jewels’ colorful history dates back to the time of The Ottoman Empire. The skills from the fine craftsmanship practiced and perfected in early Antioch have been passed down through six generations of Makhloufs. Eli Jewels was founded in New Orleans in 1993 by three brothers >>>   

50 Tips To Prevent Jewelry Store Robberies or Minimize the Damage Should They Occur

By Martha C. White                                                       June 2013 issue of JCK magazine    


Encountering an armed robber is one of the scariest things a jeweler can experience, but experts say there are certain ­measures you can take to prevent a robbery, or to minimize the damage should one take place, as well as advice you should ­follow during and after an encounter that will help keep you safe. >>> 

5 Steps to Safeguard Your Product From Patent Theft  

By Stephen Key                                          Entrepreneur                                   June 17, 2013      



When I came up with the idea for a new rotating label technology, I had a hunch it was powerful enough that someone might try to steal it. I was right. Not long after I sent samples to a major company, they came out with a similar product. >>> 


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