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                                                   August 06, 2013 

 

In This Issue
IDEX Online Rough Diamond Market Report: Moody Market
Crime down 12% through first 6 months of year
Irresponsible sourcing?
What’s With All the Jewel Thefts in France?
The world’s biggest diamond producer: A company you probably haven’t heard of
Jewelry Trend: Word Jewelry for Fall 2013
Was Diamond ‘Tiger Kidnapping’ An Inside Job?
The process of saving sales
7 Ways to Make Your Emails Impossible to Ignore
Online or In-Store, Sales Training Pays
Lessons for jewelers from TV
The Odor Effect: Stores That Smell Better Do Better Business
15 Tips for Improving Customer Loyalty

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IDEX Online Rough Diamond Market Report: Moody Market
 Edahn Golan                                            IDEX                                     August 06, 2013

 

The dominant characteristic of the global rough diamond market is not economic. Nor is it a trend, a marketing issue, or technological. It is an emotional one. >>> 

 

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For Peter, designing jewelry is a science that has transcended into an art. Peter has been designing jewelry for the last 25 years, and it is something he enjoys to this day. Peter has a bright and inquisitive mind that gives him that special ability to turn an ordinary ring into something truly spectacular. >>>

Crime down 12% through first 6 months of year
By Michelle Graff                     National Jeweler                          August 06



According to data released by the JSA last week, there were 740 crimes against the industry totaling $35.3 million in losses between Jan. 1 and June 30.  (The JSA reports dollar losses at cost, not retail.)  >>>

 

Irresponsible sourcing?

Whitney Sielaff                                National Jeweler                             Aug. 05  

 

The Jewelers of America’s Susan Posnock put together a panel of topmost U.S. players in the ongoing debate over socially responsible diamond sourcing at the New York JA Show last week. And I was allowed the privilege of moderating. >>> 

What’s With All the Jewel Thefts in France?
Rob Bates                                JCK                                   August 05

 

According to John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, France has the same amount of jewelry thefts as the United States, despite having one-fifth the amount of jewelers. >>> 

 
 

The world’s biggest diamond producer: A company you probably haven’t heard of

Paul Zimnisky                                    Resource Investor                              August 05, 2013   

                                       

Meet ALROSA, the Russian diamond giant that mined 26% of the worlds supply in 2012; De Beers mined 22%. Together, the two account for almost half of the world’s diamond production. >>>

Jewelry Trend: Word Jewelry for Fall 2013

Jennifer Heebner                             JCK                        August 02    

                                       



The dark, schoolgirl-esque look of the Fall 2013 collection of Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz (at times, paired with masculine shoes) gave the line an air of scholarly chic, balanced by a touch of whimsy around the collar.
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Was Diamond ‘Tiger Kidnapping’ An Inside Job?

The Israeli Diamond Industry                                                 August 06, 2013

Belgian authorities have announced a breakthrough in the investigation into a so-called tiger kidnapping that occurred in the city on October 11, 2012. The investigation seems to indicate that the crime was staged by the alleged victim. >>>  


The process of saving sales  

Mark Huffman                             Southern Jewelry News                         July 31, 2013    



You have done everything in your power to give the customer a memorable presentation. You have developed a relationship, established trust, shared in the emotional reason why the customer is buying jewelry, asked the proper questions…  >>>  

7 Ways to Make Your Emails Impossible to Ignore  

Kelly Spors                             OPEN Forum                              August 05, 2013            

                                        


 

 

Gmail’s recent launch of a “tabbed inbox” that funnels businesses’ email campaigns into a “Promotions” tab has business leaders and marketing executives understandably concerned. >>> 

 



Online or In-Store, Sales Training Pays

Emili Vesilind                      July 2013 issue of JCK magazine

Jewelry retailers are quick to update their websites, their inventories, even the lightbulbs in their stock room. But >>>   

Lessons for jewelers from TV

By Diane Warga-Arias                                   National Jeweler                                July 30, 2013


Agile commerce is transforming the jewelry marketplace … every marketplace. My touchstone for this emerging commerce that uses content, communication technologies, analytics, data management, consumer data and customer relationships  is TV >>>   

 

The Odor Effect: Stores That Smell Better Do Better Business

Emili Vesilind                                                   JCK                                               August 01, 2013       

 

Take a whiff. What does your store smell like? If the answer is Mr. Clean, Lean Cuisine, or “nothing,” consider the latest research in scent marketing. >>>   

15 Tips for Improving Customer Loyalty
Colleen DeBaise                                       Entrepreneur                                August 05, 2013        

 

 

In this week’s column, our Team Digital answers: What’s your best tip for improving customer loyalty? >>> 

 

 

 

  

  

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