GemFind Newsletter 6-30-2015

June 30, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 6-30-2015

June 30, 2015 Alex
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 Award-winning I.Reiss Company is the latest  vendor to join GemFind’s social product      network JewelCloud. Since 1989, I.Reiss    Company has featured the latest trends and    the most innovative styles. Now in  JewelCloud, I.Reiss Company can quickly  update current retailers on products,  collections and pricing while connecting to  new retailers in the network.  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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London’s calling
Hannah Connorton   National
Jeweler     June 30

The winners of the Editor’s Choice design competition at the International Jewellery London trade show were announced earlier this month. The competition recognizes designers and suppliers who exhibit “the most creative and cutting-edge jewelry at IJL,” with six winners chosen and an additional two being honored as “highly commended.” The winners in each category, and their designs, are below. 

 
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Britt’s July 4 Pick: Charming Silver’s Body Chain
Brittany Siminitz     JCK     June 30

What are you up to this Independence Day? I’ll be heading South for a stay in the town I used to call home: Raleigh, N.C. I plan on lazing the days away at my in-laws’ pool, sipping iced cocktails while Carolina’s cool breezes wash over me. Okay, you know this last bit is a fantasy—there are no cool breezes during a Carolina summer (at least, not ones that aren’t accompanied by torrential downpours).

 
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JVC Releases Intellectual Property Law Guide

David Brummer     IDEX     June 28

The Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC) has released a guide to Intellectual Property Law. The I’ve Got an Idea! handbook is intended for any jewelry businesses interested in how to protect their intellectual property. “Understanding intellectual property law is extremely important for any business,” said JVC president and CEO Cecilia Gardner

 
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United Gemco Joins JewelCloud by GemFind    Jeff Miller      June 29                

RAPAPORT… Wholesaler United Gemco, a firm representing 300 craftsmen working with handcrafted jewelry, joined JewelCloud®, a social product network from GemFind. JewelCloud features more than 100,000 products from hundreds of vendors and is part of a lineup of tools, including Diamond Link®, Ring Builder®, Stud Builder®, Pendant Builder® and Facebook apps for vendors as well as jewelry retailers. Read More

 

8 Reasons Why Our Industry Needs a Chain of Custody              

Rob Bates       Jck        june 26

At the recent President’s Meeting, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernest Blom said something noteworthy: “If customers are checking where their fruit and vegetables and tea and coffee were grown, be sure [they will do the same] when they go to buy an item of diamond jewelry that costs thousands of times more.”  Read More

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Industry tackles diamond over-grading head-on
  Stephanie Chan             Jeweller Magazine   June 30

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), CIBJO (the World Jewellery Confederation) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have issued a statement to members outlining a new procedure that would be undertaken in the event of a diamond grade being questioned.

 
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8-carat diamond found in Arkansas park

National Jeweler        June 29

Officials from the Crater of Diamonds State Park reported that another large piece of rough has surfaced, an 8.52-carat white stone that is among the largest diamonds ever recovered there. Described by park officials as “clear white and icicle-shaped,” a visitor from Longmont, Colo., Bobbie Oskarson, found the gem on Wednesday while visiting the park with her boyfriend.

 
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Christofle Creates Silver Crowns As Art Objects

Anthony Demarco   Jewelry News Network   June 27

For anyone obsessed with royalty or if you just want to add a bit of royal flair in your life, you can now own a hand-crafted crown with much of the ornamental details that adorn traditional crowns historically worn by kings and queens. Christofle, the French luxury silver company, has teamed with Los Angeles-based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard

 
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Independent Watchmaker Christophe Claret Unveils Marguerite — Mechanical Masterpiece for Women

Roberta Naas     Forbes     June 29

Today in Switzerland, Christophe Claret unveils his newest watch for women: Marguerite. The floral delight is not just lovely to look at, but also is a masterpiece of art, mechanics, movement and sound. Marguerite comes just one year on the heels of Claret’s first-ever complicated women’s watch, Margot, unveiled in BaselWorld 2014

 
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Fascinating Facts About Diamonds Straight From Tiffany & Co’s Chief Gemologist
  keith       NYC Wholesale Diamond Blog      June 29

We learned those pearls of wisdom and more from Tiffany & Co.’s chief gemologist, Melvyn Kirtly. For over 30 years, Kirtly has worked with the luxury jewelry company and helped curate its world-renowned collection of gems. When we were asked if we wanted to pick his brain about all things diamonds, we obviously said, “I do.”

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Jewelers
  Victoria Gomelsky        Jck               June 29

Last week, Stephen R. Covey’s mega bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, came up in a question on Jeopardy! (my not-so-secret obsession). It got me thinking: What are the jewelry industry’s most progressive retailers doing right?

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