GemFind Newsletter 3-10-2015

March 11, 2015
Posted in 2015, March

GemFind Newsletter 3-10-2015

March 11, 2015 Alex
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Diamond District Jeweler Pleads Guilty to Transporting Stolen Property
Rob Bates        JCK          March 09

On March 3, Carlos Parra, 64, owner of Master Diamonds on 47th Street, pleaded guilty to buying and transporting jewelry he purchased from an armed robbery ring, according to an FBI news release.

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Diamond Producers Discuss Establishing Supplier Association

Danielle Max     IDEX     March 09

Representatives from eight companies, including De Beers, Alrosa, Rio Tinto, Petra Diamonds Ltd., Gem Diamonds Ltd., Lucara Diamond Corp., Dominion Diamond Corp and OAO Lukoil met last week to discuss the establishment of a suppliers association that would represent most of the global diamond producers.

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Apple Watch to hit stores in April
Hannah Connorton  National Jeweler  March 10

During an event held at its Cupertino headquarters and live-streamed over the Internet, Apple said its much-anticipated smartwatch will become fully available April 24 in the United States, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany.

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Perth Mint Releases Limited Edition Argyle Pink Diamond Coin for $6,000

 stonechicky  The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog   March 05

Australian coin manufacturer Perth Mint has released a 2oz pink gold coin featuring a hand-set pink diamond from the Argyle diamond mine. According to IDEX Online, the limited-edition Kimberley Sunset coin, created in association with Rio Tinto, is being sold for approximately $6,253. Read More

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Comfort is the New King: Interview with Martin Rapaport
Vincent C.            Prosumer Diamonds            March 09

Last Friday wrapped up this year’s Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem, and Pearl Show at the Asia World Expo in Hong Kong. The show is Hong Kong’s largest international jewelry show and attracts many people in the trade to buy and sell diamonds. This year, I was particularly excited because Martin Rapaport had agreed to do an interview with Prosumer Diamonds.

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2,300 Year-Old Jewelry Discovered in a Cave in Northern Israel

The Israeli Diamond Industry  Mar. 10

“The valuables might have been hidden in the cave by local residents who fled there during the period of governmental unrest stemming from the death of Alexander,” the Israel Antiquities Authority said in a statement reported by CNN.

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Pat McGrath Brings a Whole New Meaning to a Radiant Complexion at Givenchy

Sophia Panych   allure   March 09

Last night at Givenchy the models’ skin shimmered as they came down the runway, but it wasn’t because of a luminous foundation or strategically placed highlighter. In fact, other than a tiny bit of concealer, the girls had no makeup on whatsoever.

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7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Rubies

Victoria Gomelsky   JCK    March 05

If you were paying attention at last month’s Tucson gem shows, you probably noticed rubies from Myanmar—which I’ll call Burma for the purposes of this post because that’s how the trade still refers to it—are next to impossible to find.

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Go Mobile or Go Home
Andy Calloway     Business2Community   March 06
It’s already been well reported that Google is about to start to take more notice of whether a website works well on mobile or not. This change has been on the cards for some time, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Google will now promote those sites that work well on smaller screens.
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How Apple Will Make Its Superstrong ‘Apple Gold’ for Watches
Annalee Newitz             GIZMODO             March 09
Apple design VP Jony Ive recently told the Financial Times that Apple had invented a new kind of ultra-hard 18-karat gold for its line of luxury Apple Watches.

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