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July 16, 2013

 


In This Issue
Expert: ABC News Exposé Could Have Been Worse
U.S. Jewelry Store Sales +8% to $3B
CIBJO Reaches Agreement on Responsible Business Practices
Christie’s to hold first online-only jewelry sale
What’s the Best Way to Gain Twitter Followers?
The impact of Eira Thomas on the diamond industry
The art of dental floss
WikiDiamond – Cullinan Heritage
12 Web Design Trends for 2013
Want to Boost Office Productivity? Ban These 7 Apps
6 Key Questions Jewelers Need to Answer Before Opening a Second Store
The Secret to Marketing to Busy People Who Don’t Have Time to Read

 

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GemFind has been quite busy this Summer, updating our Diamond Search to better handle GIA diamonds. In the future, if a diamond has Excellent Cut Grade, Excellent Symmetry, and Excellent Polish it will show using the “Ideal” filter. This will bring great benefit, by allowing your GIA diamonds to gain more visibility to the end consumer. Stay tuned for more exciting updates from our development team.  
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For nearly 25 years, Hubert Gesser has traveled the globe in search of nature’s most beautiful treasures. Throughout Africa, South America, the Far East and further, Hubert looks for the best the world has to offer in a spectrum of gemstones from classic blue sapphire to exotic Paraiba tourmalines. >>>

Expert: ABC News Exposé Could Have Been Worse

By Rob Bates                                 JCK                                 July 15, 2013           

               

The recent ABC News exposé on 47th Street jewelers not disclosing clarity enhancement could have been a lot worse, says Antoinette Matlins, who served as its on-air gem expert. >>>

 

U.S. Jewelry Store Sales +8% to $3B
By Jeff Miller                                        Diamonds.net                                  July 15, 2013

                

 

U.S. jewelry store sales jumped 7.6 percent year on year in the month of May to $3.014 billion. Excluding the month of December, which historically records the highest monthly total for jewelry sales, >>> 

   

CIBJO Reaches Agreement on Responsible Business Practices 
By Albert Robinson                                                  IDEX                                           July 15, 2013      

   


CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has reached an understanding with the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (CIFA), according to which the two bodies will cooperate in enhancing responsible business practices and sustainability in their respective business sectors.
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Christie’s to hold first online-only jewelry sale
National Jeweler                                                      July 16, 2013           

       

               

Christie’s has announced that it will hold its first online-only jewelry sale on its website from July 17 to 26, offering more than 100 lots from various designers.  >>> 

What’s the Best Way to Gain Twitter Followers?

By Daniel Ford                                               JCK                                           July 15, 2013           

               

 

We’ve assembled a roundup of social media news to help jewelers improve their marketing techniques:  >>> 

The impact of Eira Thomas on the diamond industry

By Jenna Cyprus                                    DIGITAL JOURNAL                           July 11, 2013 

                                       


Eira Thomas isn’t a household name but has been a powerhouse in the diamond industry and worked to change a terrible thing about an industry that deals with beauty.
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The art of dental floss
By Jim Alperin                            National Jeweler                           July 15, 2013



If the dental floss industry can turn a piece of string into a dental health product with no less than a dozen different types and uses, just think of what we in the jewelry industry can do with a product as exciting as diamonds.
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WikiDiamond – Cullinan Heritage  

The Israeli Diamond Industry                      

                                        

The 507-carat Cullinan Heritage diamond was discovered at Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan Mine in South Africa(formerly De Beers’ Premier Mine, the source of more than one-fourth of all diamonds weighing over 400 carats) comparatively recently, in 2009. >>> 

   

12 Web Design Trends for 2013
By Drew Coffin                             Web Marketing Today                           July 12, 2013                           


With the year more than one-half complete, it’s time to look at web design trends for 2013. Some trends have survived since 2012 and others are just becoming popular. 
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Want to Boost Office Productivity? Ban These 7 Apps

By Jason Brick                                             OPEN forum                                   July 08, 2013          

                                        

 

If Google Drive, YouTube, chat–even productivity apps–are costing you money and productivity, it’s time to give them the axe. Whether employee or employer, the fact is we are all easily distracted. >>> 

 

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. 

 

http://www.ringbuilder.com 

  

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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.

6 Key Questions Jewelers Need to Answer Before Opening a Second Store

By Amanda Baltazar                                                   June 2013 issue of JCK magazine       

                                        

There’s a lot more to building a franchise than hiring an architect and breaking ground. Jewelers and business experts offer tips to opening-minded retailers on going from a one-store to a two-store operation. >>> 

 

The Secret to Marketing to Busy People Who Don’t Have Time to Read (Infographic)
By Kathleen Davis                                     Entrepreneur                                July 12, 2013       

 

 

   

In an age of information overload, it’s easy for your marketing message to get lost in the noise. One of the best ways to get your content noticed is by telling compelling stories. >>> 

  

   

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