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                                              February 18, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Consumers Drive Strong Gold Jewelry Demand
Debunking the Fallacies
Top ten trends for 2014
Three Jewelry Designers Win Centurion Emerging Designer Competition
In Case You Missed It: Seminar on Pearl Jewelry Designs You Should Be Selling
What Is Gold Vermeil?
The Modern Day Sales Presentation: Creating your selling style
Jewelry Trade Will Become More Consolidated but More Fashionable
Jewelry for nerds
5 Simple Tips for Creating Newsletters People Actually Read
10 Olympic Athletes To Receive Gold Medals Embedded With a Piece of Meteorite
4 Dangerous Social Media Mistakes Small Businesses Are Making

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At the heart GemFind’s range of website development and digital marketing services is the latest technology. As GemFind celebrates 15 years in business serving the gem and jewelry industry, responsive web design can be part of every custom website or application GemFind creates.

 

Web browsing has changed dramatically with mobile device browsing eclipsing all other methods of accessing the internet. With this massive change, responsive web design (which automatically adjusts the format to fit the width of any viewing device) has become increasing vital to remain competitive online.

 

Latest websites launched with responsive web design and a host of other sophisticated features is Fortunoff Fine Jewelry fully customized that has ASC POS sync capabilities. The new website also features a custom zoom module to view jewelry products at 7x magnification.  

 

This is the level of excellence and sophistication GemFind offers its website and application clients and the gem and jewelry industry.  

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Consumers Drive Strong Gold Jewelry Demand

Deena Taylor                                       Diamonds.net                                       February 18

 

   

Global gold demand by value plummeted 28 percent year on year to $170.4 billion in 2013, according to the World Gold Council. By volume, gold demand dropped 15 percent to 3,756 tonnes. >>>   

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For information about our JewelCloud technology and other online tools, please contact us at 800.373.4373.  

Debunking the Fallacies

EDAHN GOLAN                                          IDEX                                    February 13,2014  



 

A few days ago, I got an email from a freelance reporter working on a story for a very well-known and respected daily newspaper. She had a few questions about the diamond industry and mentioned as a matter of fact the “death tolls” of the diamond industry. >>> 

 

 

Top 10 Trends for 2014  

Janos Consultants                                                                        February 17                                          

                                     

 

 

Independent stores, from the local shoe repairer, to the corner diner, to the independent jeweler, come and go, usually when a new generation opts not to enter the family business.  But, of course, it is not that simple.   

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Three Jewelry Designers Win Centurion Emerging Designer Competition 

                         Jewelry News Network                       February 12, 2014    

                        

Babette Shennan, Stanislav Drokin, and Rhyme & Reason were named the winners of the Centurion 2014 Emerging Designer Competition.  >>>   

 

In Case You Missed It: Seminar on Pearl Jewelry Designs You Should Be Selling
Jennifer Heebner                                              JCK                                    February 13                    

If you couldn’t make it to the “Pearls & Fashion” seminar on Thursday, Feb. 6, at AGTA GemFair Tucson 2014, highlights of the presentation are below.  >>>

 

What Is Gold Vermeil?
Jewelry Notes 
    

There are many jewelry shoppers who don’t actually know what the term “vermeil” means. Let’s take a look at what gold vermeil is and how it is made. >>> 

   

   

The Modern Day Sales Presentation: Creating your selling style
Brian Barfield                                                                  Southern Jewelry News                                       

 
Now, I’d like to share with you the importance of examining and creating your own selling style and how it sets the tone for your sales presentation. At this point you may be asking, “What is a selling style?” >>> 

 

  

Jewelry for nerds

Michelle Graff                                  National Jeweler                                   February 12              

  

I have been in the same book club for six, going on seven, years. I think that’s pretty remarkable, or at least that’s what people tell me when I tell them about my book club.>>> 

 

From GemFind Portfolio 

5 Simple Tips for Creating Newsletters People Actually Read
Vivian Wagner                                           OPEN Forum                                          February 12

If you don’t want your audience to ignore your company’s newsletters, put these 5 tips to work for you and watch your readership soar. >>>    

4 Dangerous Social Media Mistakes Small Businesses Are Making

Marcela De Vivo                                         Business2Community                              February 15, 2014           

 

Social media marketing is a big job, so it’s understandable that some people don’t get it right in the very beginning. Here are a few mistakes to avoid when engaging your audience with social media: >>>  

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