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                                               January 14, 2014  

 


In This Issue
New York Gets Free Synthetic Diamond Screenings
The 10 Biggest and Blingiest Pieces of Jewelry from the Golden
Wanted: A Lab-Grown/Natural Diamond Dialogue
In terms of stress, report says jeweler ranks low
The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School
Golden Globes 2014: Jewelry Round-Up
12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Radiant Orchid Jewels to Color Your Showcases
When naming doesn’t shame
Journey To The Center Of The Earth
11 Ways to Improve Email Open Rates
5 Ways to Be a Better Listener
5 Things Not To Include In Your Return Policy

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New York Gets Free Synthetic Diamond Screenings

The Israeli Diamond Industry                                                                January 14, 2014

Diamantaires in the New York area now have no reason not to know with absolute certainty that the diamonds they trade are authentic natural diamonds, and not the artificial, lab-grown variety, according to the Israel Diamond Exchange. >>>   

The 10 Biggest and Blingiest Pieces of Jewelry from the Golden Globes
                            StyleCaster                                 January 13, 2014

The dresses get a lot of attention on Golden Globes night, but there’s no such thing as a complete red carpet look without jewelry. And from Harry Winston to Lorraine Schwartz, some of the fine jewelry world’s biggest powerhouses made strong (and very sparkly) showings during last night’s event. >>>   

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Wanted: A Lab-Grown/Natural Diamond Dialogue
Rob Bates                                                JCK                                               January 09, 2014

Yesterday’s meeting on synthetics was a valuable exercise in figuring out where the trade goes from here, but it turned out to be off the record, so I don’t have much to report from it. I would, however, like to relay the piece of advice I gave at the meeting. >>>

 

In terms of stress, report says jeweler ranks low 

Hannah Connorton                          National Jeweler                         Jan. 10                                     

                                     

   

Being a jeweler is reportedly among the least stressful careers to have in 2014, according to a recently released report from CareerCast.com, an online resource for job seekers. >>> 

 

   

 

The Harry Oppenheimer Diamond Training School

Veronica Novoselova                      Rough&Polished                         January 09  

 


Very often we are asked questions about the Oppenheimer Training School in South Africa. We contacted the principal of the school, Koos Rademeyer, who started his way in the diamond industry in 1966 as a diamond cutter apprentice.
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Golden Globes 2014: Jewelry Round-Up

Danielle Max                                    IDEX                                    January 14, 2014  

Best supporting actress winner Jennifer Lawrence accessorized her strapless Dior Haute Couture gown with platinum jewelry by Neil Lane. She wore Art Deco platinum chandelier earrings with black spinel, onyx, black diamonds, jade and coral, four platinum bracelets with white and black diamonds and two platinum and diamond rings. >>>  

 

12 Jewelry Trends for 2014: Radiant Orchid Jewels to Color Your Showcases

Brittany Siminitz                                               JCK                                               Jan. 10

Pantone’s selection for its 2014 Color of the Year is, in a word, refreshing. While I’ll admit that purple isn’t necessarily my favorite color, it’s one that often seems neglected and forgotten. >>> 

   

   

When naming doesn’t shame

Michelle Graff                               NAtional Jeweler                           January 03, 2014  

  

Much talk has arisen in the diamond industry about confronting the problem of lab-grown diamonds being mixed with natural, or mined, diamonds by naming and shaming-publicly calling out companies that are guilty of knowingly trying to pass off synthetic diamonds as natural. >>> 

 

Journey To The Center Of The Earth… For Diamonds?
stonechicky           The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                     Jan. 13 

             

 

When one Christopher Columbus wanted to travel to the Americas, something no European had done for centuries, he convinced powerful investors (the reigning Spanish monarchs) that by travelling west he would reach India, from whence he would retrieve gold and other goodies.   

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Featured GemFind Designer

   

Lauren Kessler is a fourth generation jeweler. In the last decade she has carved a niche for herself in the prosperous family business N. Zaidens Co. (a leader in fine jewelry for over a century) with her eponymous line Lauren K. Intensely feminine with graceful details, the pieces are hailed as “modern day heirloom jewelry.” >>>

5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Jacqueline Whitmore                                Entrepreneur                                 Jan. 13, 2014         

Some of the most successful entrepreneurs have yet to hone their listening skills–and it could be working against them.Here are five techniques to do so more effectively: >>> 

5 Things Not To Include In Your Return Policy
Barry Moltz                                           OPEN Forum                           January 13, 2014

With more big retailers limiting returns, small businesses can win customers by doing the opposite. Here are 5 restrictions you should leave out of your return policy. >>>   

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