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                            June 17, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Many Diamond Manufacturers Fighting for Survival
Could Breakout Year Turn Into Breakdown Year?
Call for more diamond brands to increase demand
Just Jewelry: An Exclusive Look at Christie’s Online Jewelry Auction
Notes on a Picture-Perfect Wedding
Bridal: The Global Phenomenon
122.52-Carat Blue Diamond Recovered at Petra’s Cullinan Mine
What consumers want when shopping online
Scents & Sensibility: Why the Scent of Your Store Matters
Five Key Facts About Brazil and Diamonds
Popular Taglines for Jewelry Retailers
Social Media Marketing Mistakes – Are You Making These Too?
Diamond Weight Loss: Not What You Thought

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Many Diamond Manufacturers Fighting for Survival

                                           JCK                                               June 16      


Many diamond cutters are barely staying alive, imperiling the entire industry, according to a speech by Maxim Shkadov, president of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association, at the June 15 opening of the 36th World Diamond Congress in Antwerp, Belgium.
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Could Breakout Year Turn Into Breakdown Year?  

ALBERT ROBINSON                                           IDEX                                      June 12                                                    

                                     

 

 

This year was widely touted, just a few months ago, as a breakout year for the global economy in general, and the U.S. economy in particular. However, frustratingly turgid growth in the United States continues, with GDP growing at an annualized rate of only 0.1 percent in the first quarter and the country’s housing rebound has apparently stalled. >>>   

  


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Call for more diamond brands to increase demand

Stephanie Chan                  Jeweller Magazine                               June 16

 

 

 

 

De Beers Group has highlighted branding and advertising as two areas that the diamond industry needs to take advantage of while demand is strong. >>> 

Just Jewelry: An Exclusive Look at Christie’s Online Jewelry Auction

Sophia Chabbott                                              Glamour                                 June 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When Christie’s auction house called to give us an exclusive preview of its new online jewelry sale, we knew that we’d absolutely have to share it with you. The online auction begins on Monday, June 16, and concludes on July 1. >>> 

Notes on a Picture-Perfect Wedding

Victoria Gomelsky                                         JCK                                           June 16 

                                               

                                    

 
  

Like most of you, I’ve attended my fair share of weddings-from the backyard variety to the fancy-schmancy hotels. The few that stick out in my memory have a couple of things in common: >>>     

  

  

 

 

Bridal: The Global Phenomenon 

JCK                                                                                                                June 13            


 

 

 

 

As more women strive to create their perfect once-in-a-lifetime occasion, the international bridal market-from fashion to flowers to, of course, jewelry-continues to grow exponentially. >>>  

 

122.52-Carat Blue Diamond Recovered at Petra’s Cullinan Mine

Erika Winters                                                        Price Scope                                             June 16  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petra Diamonds announced the recovery of a 122.52-carat blue diamond at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. The diamond will be analyzed to determine its potential value and most optimal market. >>> 


What consumers want when shopping online

Michelle Graff                                     National Jeweler                                 June 17    

                       

   

Consumers engaging in e-commerce today want free shipping, the ability to purchase online and pick up in the store, and they prefer a responsive website to a mobile version or app. >>> 

 

Scents & Sensibility: Why the Scent of Your Store Matters

Emili Vesilind                                                                     June 2014 issue of JCK magazine 

                       

 

 

Romancing the customer-with story­telling, stellar service, and great product-is the name of the game in fine jewelry retail. But all that wooing may be for naught if your store’s smell is the olfactory equivalent of an eyesore. >>> 

 

   

Five Key Facts About Brazil and Diamonds
Greg Krauss                                          Brilliant Earth                                   June 16

 

 

Brazil is not a country that people usually associate with diamonds-especially compared with South Africa, the birthplace of Debeers. But if you’re a diamond lover and a World cup fan, why not take a timeout to learn something new? Here are five key facts about Brazil and diamonds:

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Diamond Weight Loss: Not What You Thought                                                                 The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                          June 16   

 

 

 

I’ve known one or two diamantaires to put on some pounds after a few years at the bourse. Whether it’s the hours spent hunched over microscopes, or the liquid lunch breaks at the Cullinan restaurant, it isn’t only the precious gems we work with that have expanded girdles. >>> 

 

   

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