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                           August 19, 2014  

 


In This Issue
Argyle Pink Diamonds Celebrates 30 Years with Diamond-Encrusted Pendant
Why Blue Nile Seems Stuck
Diamonds as a Commodity? Not a Problem
For the jeweler: A new growth opportunity
Flawless 8 Carat Fancy Vivid Pink Being Sold by Sotheby’s
What Makes a Luxury Watch?
For jewelry, the old no-no of mixing metals has lost its power
What Are HPHT Diamonds?
The Significance of Ring Selfies (Yes, There Is Some)
Diamonds: A brilliant future
Rio Tinto’s Rare Red and Pink Diamonds Take Flight
Is Your Website Acting as Customer-Repellent? Avoid These 5 Don’ts
What’s ailing the Internet giants
iPhone Gold: Ahead Of The Pack, Ahead Of Ourselves?
7 Mobile Marketing Myths and Misconceptions

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Argyle Pink Diamonds Celebrates 30 Years with Diamond-Encrusted Pendant

Danielle Max                                                      IDEX                                              August 19            


Argyle Pink Diamonds is marking its 30th anniversary with a limited edition pink diamond encrusted feather pendant. Dubbed the Argyle Pink Plume, the necklace is set with more than 1 carat of natural Argyle pink diamonds. 
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Why Blue Nile Seems Stuck

Rob Bates                                                   JCK                                            August 15

 


For most of its history, Blue Nile’s business has been built on value-priced diamond engagement rings, backed by solid service and fast shipping. This has brought the Seattle e-tailer great success-except when diamond prices go up.
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Diamonds as a Commodity? Not a Problem – Sians Mussa

Matteo Butera                                          Rough&Polished                                     Aug. 18

       

                                 


Sians Mussa is President of the Italian Diamond Bourse. President Sians discussed with Rough&Polished the role of diamond bourses, what diamond represents in modern society, and the status of the Italian jewellery industry.
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For the jeweler: A new growth opportunity

Jan Brassem                                    National Jeweler                                    August 14   

       

What’s happening to cause all these large and well-publicized jewelry mergers lately? First, was Signet Jewelers, with approximately 1,400 stores primarily under the Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry brands acquiring Zale Corp. and their 1,600 U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico-based stores. >>>    

Flawless 8 Carat Fancy Vivid Pink Being Sold by Sotheby’s

Rob Bates                                                JCK                                                August 18

              

In October, Sotheby’s will auction off an 8.41 ct. purple-pink diamond, notable for scoring the highest possible grades for both color and clarity. >>>

 

  

 

What Makes a Luxury Watch?

Victoria Gomelsky                                                JCK                                                August 18   

                        

On Friday, JCK news director Rob Bates forwarded me a link to a Kickstarter campaign for the New York City-based watch brand Leonard & Church, which leads with the tagline “A New Way to Buy a Luxury Watch.” >>>  

 

For jewelry, the old no-no of mixing metals has lost its power

 Kavita Daswani                                                 LA Times                                            August 18          

                    

Just as women once paired their bags with their shoes and toenail color matched what was on the fingertips, jewelry-wearing required choosing either all gold or all silver.No more.  >>>    

 

 

 

What Are HPHT Diamonds?

Sharon                                                 Brilliance                                             August 11                    

 

 

Designed in the 1950s to make the diamond industry more lucrative, the process of creating high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) diamonds is actually having a negative impact on today’s industry.

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The Significance of Ring Selfies (Yes, There Is Some)

Rob Bates                                                 JCK                                           August 18   

                        

Diamonds are often pilloried as a manufactured product, but sometimes the industry trends that capture the public’s imagination spring up organically. The trade didn’t invent the term bling, or encourage rappers’ obsession with diamonds. >>>  

 

 
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Diamonds: A brilliant future

Janos Consultants                                        Gem Thoughts                                           Aug. 18   

 

 

I am finally able to return to this blog, and write again.  Normally, summer is slow-paced and a good time to think about what I’ve heard over the spring.  This summer was different. >>>   

Rio Tinto’s Rare Red and Pink Diamonds Take Flight

Erika Winters                                    PriceScope                                       August 18        

 

                       

Rio Tinto has unveiled rare red and pink diamonds from its 2014 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender in an exclusive preview in Sydney, Australia. >>> 

   

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iPhone Gold: Ahead Of The Pack, Ahead Of Ourselves?

stonechicky                                 The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog                          August 18 

 

Since its advent in 2007, the iPhone has revolutionized the mobile phone industry and become the indispensible tool of cool. Naturally, third-party developers have seized upon the device’s popularity to market all kinds of accoutrements for the phone that appeal to affluent consumers.  >>> 

 

7 Mobile Marketing Myths and Misconceptions

Peter LaMotte                                  Business2Community                          August 13

  

If your business hasn’t yet jumped into the mobile marketing arena, here are some statistics to consider: 1.4 billion smartphones were in use in 2013 (one in seven people worldwide). Americans typically spend up to two hours a day on their mobile devices. >>>

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