GemFind Newsletter 6-23-2015

June 23, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 6-23-2015

June 23, 2015 Alex
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United Gemco is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud. GemFind is proud to feature United Gemco’s innovative handcrafted jewelry representing more than 300 skilled craftsmen. With JewelCloud, United Gemco can quickly update current retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network. Are you in the JewelCloud?

 
 
JewelCloud® The Future Of Retail Jewelry

Call GemFind toll free at 1-800-373-4373 or email info@gemfind.com to learn How You Can Join JewelCloud®.

         
 

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Rahaminov’s Toi et Moi Gemstone Ring
Brittany Siminitz     JCK     June 23

Rahaminov Diamonds is known for specializing in just what its name conveys: diamonds, in rare cuts, mega sizes, and a bouquet of truly gorgeous designs. I was surprised—and incredibly awestruck—when I got a look at this new ring, since its star duo is not composed of diamonds but of emerald and sapphire.

 
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Diamond treatments continue to cause suspicion
Stephanie Chan  Jeweller Magazine     June 23

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recalled 424 diamond grading reports last month on suspicion that the certified stones had undergone an “undisclosed temporary treatment”. The treatment was believed to improve the colour of a diamond temporarily by up to three grades.

 
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JA Political Action Committee Meets Capitol Hill Leaders

David Brummer     IDEX     June 23

“Traditional jewelers are losing sales to online competitors because we are required to collect sales tax on purchases made in our stores. We want to be able to compete with these sellers on a level playing field,” said JAPAC board chair Jenny Caro, owner of Jewelry by Design in Woodbridge, Virginia.

 
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Find Le Vian NOW on GemFind’s JewelCloud App         Robyn Hawk         Daily Jewel        June 20                

Authorized retailers can now easily access Le Vian’s product feed and digital assets in GemFind’s responsive JewelCloud® tool.  GemFind, the leading technology provider to the jewelry industry, welcomes fine jewelry designer designer Le Vian, the newest vendor to add their products to the industry’s fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud.  Read More

 

The Blending of Work and Life                    Bill Boyajian               

Work and life are being integrated in new, interesting, and, at times, challenging ways.  Part of this is the result of technology, where our fascination, if not addiction, to electronic devices keeps work and life ever-present, blended, and almost indistinguishable. Read More

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Real Or Fake? How to Spot An $83 Million Diamond from a Synthetic
  Valerie Jack              Forbes    June 17

A staggering $25 million. Or $83 million. These are the kinds of prices flawless gems can achieve at auction – like the flawless 100-carat diamond that went under the gavel at Sotheby’s, and the 59.60-carat Pink Star, which earned those multi-million dollar price tags. With such enormous sums at stake, buyers need to be absolutely certain that what they’re paying for is the real deal.

 
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When jewelry meets genetics

Brecken Branstrator    National Jeweler    June 22

I enjoy going beyond the beautiful pieces that we’re treated to every day to explore where jewelry is meeting science and innovation.The Internet recently gifted me a new topic when I stumbled onto a piece by British designer Alexander Davis, who creates DNA pendants that are unique to each wearer and inspired by his degree in biochemistry.

 
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Hermès Modernizes The Pocket Watch By Using Its Heritage

Anthony Demarco   Jewelry News Network   June 20

Every luxury brand goes through great pains to use its history to introduce new products. In both substance and style Hermès just seems to do it better while making it look easy and natural. Its newest watch is a case in point. It’s a pocket watch, a product that at one time had a supreme utilitarian function while showcasing one’s taste and sophistication.

 
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Graff introduces 132.55 carat The Golden Empress yellow diamond to the world

Professional Jeweller     June 19

The diamond, cut from an opaque 299 carat rough from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho joins Graff’s roll call of historically important yellow stones that includes The Delaire Sunrise, the largest square emerald cut Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond in the world at 118.08 carats; The Gemini Yellows at 51.29 carats and 55.74 carats; and the 100.09 carat Graff Vivid Yellow.

 
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What is a Black Diamond Anyhow?
  Elissa S.            Love&Pieces       June 16

What comes to mind when you think of diamonds: a scintillating gem that radiates with the twinkle of brilliantly pure star light? A recent fashion upheaval has seen the appearance of black diamonds in the market however. Black diamonds are a big paradox.

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US Marshalls Auctioning Peter and Shana Madoff Assets
  stonechicky  The Israeli Diamond Industry Blog    June 22

Peter Madoff was sentenced to 10 years in prison in December 2012 for fraud charges while acting as the former chief compliance officer and senior managing director of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

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