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                           October 07, 2014  

 


In This Issue
NRF Predicts Consumer Spending to Increase 4% for Christmas Season
One lawsuit over EGL reports is settled
Diamond Industry Must Promote Its Importance, Schumer Says
IN PICS: Paris Fashion Week SS15 jewellery trends
New jewellery ‘think tank’ tackles industry problems
The Millennial appeal of ‘Maps’
Precious metal prices hit by US employment data
Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2015 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know and Why
7 Amazing Designer Wedding Rings
Joyce J. Scott, Queen of Beads, comes to Metalwerx
The secret to a loving vendor relationship
Best Practices For Email Signatures
Unleash the Full Power of the Email Auto-Reply
4 Reasons Your Website Might Be Killing Your Conversions

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NRF Predicts Consumer Spending to Increase 4% for Christmas Season 

Jeff Miller                                          Diamonds.net                                      October 07                      


The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that U.S. Christmas-season retail sales will increase 4.1 percent year on year to approximately $619.9 million for the months of November and December 2014. 
 
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One lawsuit over EGL reports is settled

Michelle Graff                                     National Jeweler                                      October 07      

     



One of the lawsuits filed by consumers against Nashville jeweler Genesis Diamonds for selling diamonds allegedly over-graded by EGL International has been settled while three others remain open. >>> 

 


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Diamond Industry Must Promote Its Importance, Schumer Says

Rob Bates                                                      JCK                                      October 06          

       

The diamond and jewelry industries need to talk more about the role they play in the local economy, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) told JCK following a speech to a meeting of the 47th Street Business Improvement District on Oct. 6. >>>    

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IN PICS: Paris Fashion Week SS15 jewellery trends

Professional Jeweller                                                                       October 06

Chanel. The tastemakers behind Paris Fashion Week shied away from their statement necklaces for the SS15 season and opted for cuffs, bangles and stacked wristwear instead. >>>  

 

New jewellery ‘think tank’ tackles industry problems

Stephanie Chan                                     .Jeweller Magazine                                 October 07                 

                  

A number of international gemstone and jewellery industry leaders have joined forces as a “think tank” in order to examine and address the broad challenges facing these sectors. >>> 

 

The Millennial appeal of ‘Maps’

Brecken Branstrator                                National Jeweler                           October 06 

 

A few weeks ago, National Jeweler wrote about A. Jaffe’s new “Maps” collection, which is raising the bar on the idea of personalized jewelry by offering pieces that can be customized to depict a certain spot on the globe where something significant happened to the wearer.>>>

 

 

Precious metal prices hit by US employment data

Professional Jeweller                                                                              October 06          

 

The gold price fell to its lowest level in 15 months on October 6 according to Reuters, as improved US employment figures bolstered the dollar. >>>   

Fashion Trend Report: 10 Spring 2015 Clothing Trends Jewelers Must Know and Why

Jennifer Heebner                                              JCK                                     October 06      

                                                                            

                        

Key spring ready-to-wear clothing shows in four cities-New York City, London, Milan, and Paris-took place from Sept. 2 through Oct. 1, resulting in a fresh crop of clothing trends. >>> 

 
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7 Amazing Designer Wedding Rings

Celeste Perron                                       Brilliant Earth                                       Oct. 03      

 

Long gone are the days when wedding rings had to play second fiddle to attention-grabbing engagement rings.  While plain wedding bands have a timeless appeal, more and more of today’s brides are choosing distinctive designer wedding rings that feature just as much detail and dazzle as an engagement ring-and sometimes even more! >>>

  

 

Joyce J. Scott, Queen of Beads, comes to Metalwerx

Metalwerx                                          Ganoksin                                       October 06

    


It is the season of the Queen of Beadwork. With three concurrent solo shows, Joyce J. Scott, the Baltimore based, globe trotting, world famous, African American bead artist modestly refers to all this attention as merely “a real whirlwind.”
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Best Practices For Email Signatures

Prialto                                          Business2Community                                October 06

  

Your email signature may be the last thing on your mind when sending out sales letters, yet it is actually one of the most cost-effective marketing tools at your disposal. >>>  

4 Reasons Your Website Might Be Killing Your Conversions

Erika Napoletano                                            OPEN Forum                               October 06                                      

Your website might be hurting more than helping your business. Use these 4 easy tips to make your website your company’s hardest-working employee. >>> 

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