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GemFind Newsletter 10-13-2015 - Digital Marketing Solutions In The Jewelry Industry GemFind Newsletter 10-13-2015 - Digital Marketing Solutions In The Jewelry Industry

GemFind Newsletter 10-13-2015

October 13, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 10-13-2015

October 13, 2015 Alex


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Sotheby’s to Auction The Queen Maria-Jose Ruby Ring Estimated at $6-9 Million
The Israeli Diamond Industry         Oct. 12

This November, Sotheby’s Geneva will offer “The Queen Maria-Jose Ruby Ring”, an exceptional ruby and diamond ring formerly part of the personal collection of the last Queen of Italy, Maria-Jose (1906-2001). The ring is set with a Burmese ruby weighing 8.48 carats

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Belgium’s September Polished Exports Fall 12%
Diamonds. net              Oct. 13

Belgium’s polished diamond exports fell 12 percent year on year to $1.39 billion in September, according to the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. By volume, polished imports decreased 14 percent to 610,853 carats, while the average price increased 2 percent to $2,193 per carat. Belgium’s net diamond account for the year to date went from a $10.27 billion deficit to a $167.11 million surplus.

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US Jewelry Associations Form United States Jewelry Council
Danielle Max      IDEX       Oct. 11

A number of US jewelry associations have partnered to form the United States Jewelry Council (USJC). The purpose of the new organization is to work more closely together on making sure the US jewelry industry is collectively represented at government and international levels, as well as dealing more effectively on key issues that might impact the US industry.

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De Beers’ new campaign to stimulate diamond sales

Stephanie Chan                     Jeweller Magazine                    Oct. 13

Underscoring the importance it places on diamond branding, De Beers Group has announced a “major investment” in advertising for the Christmas-New Year trading period. Spanning a range of advertising mediums, the campaign includes a short film-style television commercial, print advertisements as well as social media promotion using the hashtag #TheOne. It also marks the return of the iconic ‘A diamond is forever’ slogan.  

The Lesson of Sight 8: No Need for More Rough
  Edhan Golan               Oct. 12              

There is a wide range of estimates about the value of the goods De Beers offered this cycle. Be it $350 or $500 million, very little was purchased. A current estimate puts actual purchases by Sightholders at $150-$200 million, underscoring that the diamond industry is not seeking rough.

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Bonhams’ London Fine Jewelry Auction

Robyn Hawk     The Daily Jewel         Oct. 12 

Colored Gemstones, Signed Jewelry, Antique Jewels and Diamonds…Bidders Wanted It All. Bonhams sells more jewelry lots each year than any other international house and has more dedicated jewelry auctions annually. Bonhams is now expecting the strong market to be reflected during its next two Fine Jewelry sales in New York on 13th October and Hong Kong on 30th November.

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Alex Soldier And His Sculptural Artistic Jewels
Anthony Demarco     Jewelry News Network     Oct. 11  

There always seem to be a place for those few who can create jewels using original techniques and artistic expressions. Alex Soldier can certainly fit into this category. He prides himself on creating miniature sculptures using techniques that he personally developed. He seems to prefer heavily faceted colored gems.

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The Eight Best Jewels From Paris Fashion Week


At Christian Dior, a sea of Victorian jeweled pieces proved that the neck is the official erogenous zone for spring.

Headpieces were everywhere on the runways this season, and at Miu Miu, they took on a tiara quality. Miuccia Prada dressed her gothic princesses in crowns spiked with rich jewels like this ruby-red style.

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World’s most expensive gemstones
  Aimee Grant Cumberbatch   The Telegraph       Oct. 12    

Gemstone prices at auction are ever on the up, with stones of all kinds attaining astonishingly high rates under the hammer. In May this year, the record-breaking price achieved by the Sunrise Ruby helped Sotheby’s Geneva’s Magnificent and Noble Jewels sale reach £103 million



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You Can’t Have Trust Without Responsibility

JCK Magazine            October 09

Over the last couple of years, we’ve seen a recurring theme in our industry: You are responsible for what you sell. The premise is that your business, your business standards, and your brand are inextricably linked. Adding to this shift in thinking is an increasingly vocal segment of buyers: millennials.



Pay Attention to these 7 Points when Packaging Jewelry
  Manjula Scaria        Mall of Style             Oct. 06    

Proper marketing is the key element that helps you make your online jewelry business a success. For that you should be creative, enthusiastic and ready to adapt strategies for attractive packaging design and proper branding. Here are seven facts which may help you to make your online jewelry business a success.


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