GemFind Newsletter 3-29-2016

March 29, 2016

GemFind Newsletter 3-29-2016

March 29, 2016 GemFind Marketing
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You can now showcase Gem Platinum products on your website through JewelCloud. How are you connecting your brand with others in the Jewelry Industry? JewelCloud allows you to save time and money, increase brand awareness, and increase sales.

 
 
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Oregon Named as Site for Next Blue Nile ‘Webroom’
 Michelle Graff      National Jeweler     March 29

The e-tailer announced Monday that it plans to open another physical location–its fourth overall and third to open this year–this summer at the Washington Square Mall in Portland, Ore.The Westchester location is slated to open in early summer while opening of the Tysons Corner 

 
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U.S. Jewelry and Watch Sales Increase Again in February
Rapaport News       March 29

U.S. jewelry and watch sales from all retail outlets rose 4.5 percent to an estimated $6.17 billion in February, according to provisional data from the government released March 28. The sector’s total for January was revised, as is often the case, to a growth rate of 5.5 percent, meaning the increase was slimmer than previously stated.

 
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JEWELER’S SECURITY ALLIANCE ISSUES SPECIAL CRIME ALERT OVER VIOLENT ROBBERIES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Israeli Diamond Industry    March 29

Seven retail jewelers have been hit for high-end watches, employees have been pepper sprayed and pistol whipped, and suspects have been arrested in two cases, reports the JSA.

 
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Academy Awards of the Gem & Jewelry Industries, AGTA Spectrum Awards™, Move To Summer 2016.      ROBYN HAWK      Daily Jewel         March 28

This year in Tucson, the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced that the prestigious annual design competition, the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ (often referred to as the Academy Awards of the Gem & Jewelry Industries), would be moving to Summer 2016.

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Three Men Indicted on Conspiracy Charges to Defraud Jewelry Stores
 
David Brummer       IDEX               March 28
    

The United States Attorney’s Office for Middle Pennsylvania has announced that a federal grand jury has indicted three Californian men on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and a scheme to defraud more than 40 jewelry stores.

 
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Baselworld 2016: Corum Dazzles With Bubble High Jewelry Skeleton Watches

 Roberta Naas Haute Time  March 22

Here at Baselworld 2016, Corum unveils the dazzling Bubble High Jewelry Skeleton watches – a trio of three incredibly alluring diamond- and gemstone-set Bubble watches with open-worked, ultra-thin movements that are also meticulously set with  stones.

 
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Rocks On: Rubies and Name Recognition
Brecken Branstrator   National Jeweler March 29
It appears the future of the ruby market will depend on the material coming out of Africa–how long it will last and how long it will take buyers to fully accept it. Mining giant Gemfields will play a huge part in this with their mine in Mozambique and marketing efforts.
 
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Got $8 Million to Spare?
Terri Lynn    South Florida Reporter   March 24

Back in 2007, a South Florida man purchased a beautiful $2 million pink diamond ring for his wife. Now, the unique 10.07-carat pink diamond will be sold in a worldwide auction at Christie’s for an expected $8 to $12 million  â€“ thanks to Andrew Kravit, an expert gemologist who recognized its true value.

 
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Tips, Tricks, and Techniques to Maximize Your In-Store Experience 
  Victoria Gomelsky      JCK           March  28    

The founder of Retail Minded magazine shares valuable advice about how to drive traffic and increase sales. Her presentation was short and sweet—but her clever and helpful tips have staying power. Check them out.

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Why are Watches Always Set to 10:10 in Ads?
  stonechicky  The Israeli Diamond IndustryBlog    March 28    
Here’s a cute little mystery for all of you watch lovers (or just mystery lovers): why is that every time you see a watch in an advertisement, it is set to 10:10? According to The Sun, which delved into the subject, there’s a simple enough reason for it:     
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