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                            May 13, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Partnerships, Transparency Offer the Solution for Synthetic Diamonds
Highlights from the Upcoming HK Jewelry auction – Christie’s 2014
A report on grading reports
New York Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Defrauding 89 People
Hot Ice: The Tortuous Tale of the Pear-Shaped Diamond
100-Carat ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’ Could Fetch $25 Million
Bonhams Brings Biggest Ruby Crystal Ever To Auction
A year later, Internet sales tax bill still stalled
The 4 Biggest Mobile Marketing Mistakes
10 Things Your Mother Taught You That Will Help Your Business Grow
How to Address Declines in Facebook’s Organic Reach
Have Your Social Media Posts Become Boring?

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Partnerships, Transparency Offer the Solution for Synthetic Diamonds

Ya’akov Almor                                               Diamonds.net                                             May 12

The following interview was conducted with Harry Levy, the president of the London Diamond Bourse, chairman of the International Diamond Council (IDC) and president of the Gemological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), by veteran diamond industry consultant and spokesman Ya’akov Almor. >>>   

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Highlights from the Upcoming HK Jewelry auction – Christie’s 2014 

Noam Flint                                         Naturally Colored                                   May 12                                                

                                     

 

 

 

While all eyes are set to tomorrow’s Geneva sale that will feature The Blue, The Ocean Dream and the Rajah – our eyes are already gazing to the HK sale that will occur only two weeks later – on May 27th.

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A report on grading reports

Michelle Graff                                    National Jeweler                                 May 09           

 

                      

 

 

The main focus of the report, that color and clarity grades for diamonds vary pretty dramatically depending on which lab is used, is not news to members of the jewelry industry. >>> 

New York Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Defrauding 89 People
Logan Sachon                                                      JCK                                            May 12

 

Paul Blarr, the Williamsville, N.Y., jeweler charged with misrepresenting diamond simulants as the real thing, has pleaded guilty to defrauding 89 customers, according to the Erie County district attorney’s office. >>>  

 

Hot Ice: The Tortuous Tale of the Pear-Shaped Diamond

                                                                         May 09    

  

 

On Dec. 20, 2012, a G.I.A. agent contacted Mr. Zaretsky with very bad news. The stone had been reported stolen in Manhattan nine years earlier, in 2003. The institute would not return the stone until its rightful ownership could be determined. >>> 

 

 

100-Carat ‘Graff Vivid Yellow’ Could Fetch $25 Million 

Anthony Demarco                        Jewelry News Network                            May 12  

The 100.09-carat “Graff Vivid Yellow,” one of the largest fancy vivid yellow diamonds in the world, is expected to fetch $15 to $25 million at Sotheby’s Geneva auction of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels to be held Tuesday at the HĂ´tel Beau-Rivage. >>>

Bonhams Brings Biggest Ruby Crystal Ever To Auction

The Israeli Diamond Industry                                                                                 May 12       


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The specimen weighs over 45 kilograms – a whopping 228,000 carats – and is seven times larger than the next-largest ruby crystal found at its origin near Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania back in the early 1950s. >>>  

 

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A year later, Internet sales tax bill still stalled

Brecken Branstrator                           National Jeweler                                 May 08          

                        

On May 6, 2013, the Senate voted to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, which is designed to help brick-and-mortar businesses by forcing e-tailers to collect sales tax, by a 69-27 vote. However, the legislation remains stalled in the House of Representatives, where it faces a tougher fight in the Republican-controlled body.

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Internet Marketing Strategies: The 4 Biggest Mobile Marketing Mistakes  

Brad Simon                                   Southern Jewelry News                          May 05   

 

There are more mobile devices in the United States than there are people!  Mobile has a 102.4% penetration in the US.  In 2014, there will be more than 2 billion smartphones globally. Marketing on mobile devices is growing at an exponential rate and you don’t want to be left behind! >>>      

Have Your Social Media Posts Become Boring?

                                OPENForum                                   May 09    

 

To engage with customers and start conversations that can lead to business, there’s no doubt that social media is a key component. But connecting virtually can be a challenge. >>> 

    

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