GemFind Newsletter 10-06-2015

October 6, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 10-06-2015

October 6, 2015 Alex
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Bridal and fine jewelry vendor Gemsone is the latest to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud®. With JewelCloud®, Gemsone can quickly update worldwide retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network. 

 

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The King’s 24-karat piano goes up for auction
National Jeweler        Oct. 06

Elvis Presley fans soon will have the opportunity to bid on the most important piano in the music icon’s history–his personal 24-karat gold leaf grand piano. The 24-karat gold leaf grand piano that Elvis Presley played in the music room of his Graceland home is expected to sell for $500,000 to $700,000 at Los Angeles auction house Julien’s next month.

 

 
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WFDB Supports Bharat Ban While Not Opposed to Synthetics Trade
Diamonds. net              Oct. 06

The leadership of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) isn’t opposed to the trade in synthetic diamonds but takes no issue with Bharat Diamond Bourse’s decision late last week to ban dealing in them.WFDB president Ernie Blom said in a statement that “each WFDB-affiliated exchange is within its rights to decide on its policy on the issue” but

 
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Christie’s to Auction 75.56-Carat Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond Ring
Danielle Max      IDEX       Oct. 06

A 75.56-carat brilliant-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond ring, with a pre-sale estimate of $3-$4 million, is the highlight of the upcoming Important Jewels sale at Christie’s New York. Another featured piece is a 34.12-carat cushion-cut fancy yellow diamond mounted in a platinum and 18-karat gold ring.

 
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New Credit Card Technology Could Mean More Chargebacks, JSA Warns          Rob Bates                      JCK                   Oct. 05

Previously, credit card companies assumed chargebacks in cases of fraud. But now, retailers without EMV readers will take on that liability, posing a significant danger for jewelers who conduct high-value transactions. If jewelers use EMV readers, the credit card companies will assume the liability, as before.

  

Our readers are invited to trade diamonds on the floor of the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC). About a one hundred Israeli diamond suppliers along with DDC members welcome our readers to attend. Trading on the floor of the DDC is a win-win and one of a kind opportunity as the trading floor is not generally open to non DDC members.   

The History Behind … Art Deco
  Michelle Graff        National Jeweler       Oct. 05              

It’s a period that’s so popular, and has enjoyed so many revivals, that the term Art Deco is used loosely to refer to jewelry, architecture and furniture from many different decades. To truly be Art Deco though, a piece must have been manufactured in the period between the two World Wars. Otherwise, it is just Art Deco style.

 
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Jewelers of America Announces Nominees for Inaugural GEM Award for Watch Design

Jewelers of America        Oct. 01 

Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the GEM Award nominees in the category of Watch Design. Watch Design is the newest category 

 
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The Harry Winston Art Deco Collection
Anthony Demarco     Jewelry News Network     Oct. 01  

When Harry Winston founded his eponymous jewelry brand in 1932, the Art Deco scene was in its heyday and its signature designs personified the luxury and glamour of the period. For its latest collection, Harry Winston continues this heritage with six colorless diamond and platinum jewels that underscore the distinctive architectural style of the 1930s.

 
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Blue Moon Diamond Is Likely to Break World Record at Sotheby’s

Rebekah Bell     Robb Report    Oct. 05

Nicknamed the Blue Moon Diamond because of its once-in-a-blue-moon size, color, and clarity, the gemstone was labeled “internally flawless” by the Gemological Institute of America and graded Fancy Vivid Blue—the highest color grade possible for a blue diamond.

 
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ART NOUVEAU vs. ART DECO: A Dipping of the Toes for the Jewelry Novice
  king5.com      Oct. 05    

Art nouveau emerged in Paris at the time of the Industrial Revolution and was boosted into global popularity, which lasted until the end of World War I in 1915. This new art form was highly innovative for its time and attributed to redefining the jeweler as an artist rather than a craftsman.

 

 

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Improve Your Local Search Business Ranking; 10 Ways
   Paul Chaney       Web Marketing Today         Oct. 05    

A recent survey by search marketing services provider BrightLocal found that local search — queries related to a particular geographic region — drives more clicks and calls, generates more leads, and delivers the greatest return on investment of any other online marketing channel.

 

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