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                                                   April 08, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Retail Diamond Prices Up in March
Diamond Industry Implications From Ukraine Crisis
Sotheby’s to Auction 100.9 Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow
Pink diamond worth $50m ‘disappears’ in Geneva
10 Floral Jewels to Ring in Spring
Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace Fetches World Record $27.4 Million
What jewelers can learn from the NY larceny case
What Opal Is a Symbol Of ?
Four thoughts from Basel
10 Questions You Should Never Ask in an Interview
It’s all about people!
5 Uncommon Ways to Win a Customer’s Heart

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Retail Diamond Prices Up in March

Erika Winters                                              Price Scope                                  April 07   

 

  


Retail diamond prices for 0- to 0.5-carat, 1.0- to 2.0-carat, and 3.0- to 4.0-carat diamonds rose by 1%, while prices for 4.0- to 99-carat diamonds rose by 2%, according to Pricescope data. Prices for other listed carat weights remained unchanged in March.
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Diamond Industry Implications From Ukraine Crisis   

Isi Morsel                                           Diamonds.net                                  April 07                                                 

                                     

It is not unusual for international geopolitical events to have an influence on the diamond industry. The diamond industry depends on several factors such as economic stability, the need of producing-countries to generate income from their natural minerals, the interest of countries in generating income through salaries and taxes across manufacturing and, of course, a desire to wear diamond jewelry. >>>    

 

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Sotheby’s to Auction 100.9 Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow

Rob Bates                                                          JCK                                           April 07          

                        

       

The stone, named for famed London diamond collector Laurence Graff, is described by the auction house as “of exceptional beauty and extraordinary fire and brilliance” with a “sensational daffodil yellow” color. >>>

Pink diamond worth $50m ‘disappears’ in Geneva
Retail-Jeweller                                                                                         April 08
 

 

Geneva authorities are investigating the disappearance of a pink diamond estimated to be worth around $50 million (ÂŁ30m) from a reputable storage firm for gems, according to a news report. >>>   

10 Floral Jewels to Ring in Spring

                                                JCK                                April 07     

  

 

Taking a cue from the song “All in the Golden Afternoon,” which says, “You can learn a lot of things from the flowers,” and with spring in full swing, the best way to embrace the season is with fun, flower-inspired rings. >>> 

 

 

Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace Fetches World Record $27.4 Million

                                      Jewelry News Network                                   April 07     

  

 
 


For once diamonds wasn’t the top seller at a major jewelry auction. A Cartier jadeite bead, ruby and diamond necklace owned by Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton sold for more than $27.4 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Auction.
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What jewelers can learn from the NY larceny case 

 

News broke recently that a New York jeweler faces multiple felony charges for allegedly selling moissanite and other man-made stones that he misrepresented as real diamonds. >>>    

What Opal Is a Symbol Of ?
                                    About Jewels                                  April 07

As far as precious gemstones are concerned, opals have a relatively sordid history. While they are not as precious as diamonds, opals are no less beautiful and have been used in jewelry for centuries. They’re even mentioned in texts from Pliny the Elder, a philosopher from the years 23 to 79 AD. >>>

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Four thoughts from Basel

Michelle Graff                                    National Jeweler                               April 04 


1. My personal thoughts on smartwatches. As I arrived at the show last Wednesday, my inbox was flooded with Google alerts linking to stories quoting various Swatch Group executives on the topic of smartwatches. >>>  

 

10 Questions You Should Never Ask in an Interview  

Barry Moltz                                                Open Forum                                    April 07

     

     

Before you start interviewing for your next open position, review these 10 tips to find out what questions are just plain wrong or even illegal. >>>    

It’s all about people!

Brad Huisken                                       Southern Jewelry News                         April 02  

 

 
Finding great people has never been as big of an issue as it is today. The day of operating a jewelry store with clerks is long gone. It is the day of the jewelry sales professional. >>>  

 

   

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