GemFind Newsletter 7-14-2015

July 14, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 7-14-2015

July 14, 2015 Alex
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AGTA’s revised Code of Ethics stresses transparency
Brecken Branstrator  National
Jeweler     July 14

The American Gem Trade Association has made a few revisions to its Code of Ethics and Fair Business Practices document that are designed mostly to the emphasize the importance of transparent supply chains in the colored gemstone world. There is also, of course, the Kimberley Process, which was created to stem the flow of “conflict” diamonds into the trade.

 
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JA New York Organizes Wearable Technology Component of the Summer Show
Jeff Miller   Diamonds.net     July 13

Five companies that specialize in  wearable technology will comprise the “Smart Jewels” component of the JA New York summer show to be held July 26 to 28 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.  Beacon & Lively, iFit, Looksee Labs, Oura and Viawear will offer attending retailers  products that combine health and wellness-based technology, with wearable adornments.

 
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US Specialty Jewelers Losing Share of Wallet

Ken Gassman     IDEX     July 13

Specialty jewelers – those chains and independent merchants whose primary business is selling fine jewelry and watches – are a diminishing segment of the overall US jewelry retail industry. According to the BLS data, their contribution to the American economy has waned over the past decade as they have fallen out of favor with American shoppers.

 
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Are Pearls Fashionable Again?            Anthony Demarco     Forbes     July 11

The talk in some circles is that pearl jewelry is becoming fashionable again. This is not news to me but I can understand why it took so long for contemporary pearl jewelry to gain some traction. I can’t help but think that the renewed interest in pearls, at least within parts of the industry, is related to the high prices natural pearls are earning on the auction market. Read More

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The Most Iconic Jewelry in Movies
  Alex Simon     Huffington Post    July 11

Precious jewels have provided fodder for drama practically since drama was invented, with precious stones and trinkets used as plot devices in plays written as far back as 100 B.C. Here are a few of the most sought after, revered and iconic pieces of jewelry dramatized for our viewing pleasure.

 
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10 new designers to see this summer

Hannah Connorton   National Jeweler      July 13

Three A total of 10 designers will be exhibiting in the New Designer Gallery when the JA New York Summer Show opens later this month. The all-female cast is comprised of: Arya Esha, LJD Designs, Jewelry by Cari, Lauren Chisholm, Lisa Kim, Nathalie Regnier, Ruta Reifen Jewelry, Sofie Cawood, Tracy Arrington and Unhada.

 
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Artcurial To Hold Three Days Of Jewelry And Watch Auctions in Monaco
Anthony Demarco   Jewelry News Network   July  10

More than 500 lots of jewelry will be offered at the auction with a focus on signed pieces from the most renowned Parisian jewelry houses, statement sapphires from Burma and Kashmir, and lots of yellow gold. Jewels from Boucheron, Cartier, Raymond Templier and Van Cleef & Arpels along with Italian luxury house, Bulgari, will be among the highlights.

 
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A Glimpse at the 10 Most Extravagant Haute Couture Jewelry Collections in Paris

Tina Isaac-GoizĂ©   style.com   July 13

The talisman, that mystical charm defined as “anything that exercises a remarkable or powerful influence on human actions and feelings,” was the buzzword of the haute couture jewelry season on the Place Vendôme, followed closely by the word secret. In the slideshow above, see some of the showstoppers from Chanel, Buccellati, Dior, Bulgari, and more.

 
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Britt’s Pick: Omi Privé’s Blackened Sapphire and Diamond Ring
  Brittany Siminitz         JCK           July 14        

If it’s got black rhodium, chances are, I like it. But this is an Omi Privé piece, and naturally, the draw doesn’t end there. Every facet of this ring is taken care of, from the sapphire-lined split shank to a double halo of sapphires and diamonds. A 3.29 ct. cushion-cut sapphire is the star of this ring, held in four double-prongs—blackened, of course.

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How to Use Mobile Marketing?
  Web Marketing Today                         July 10

“How can I improve the odds of reaching my customers when they use their mobile devices to conduct research and compare options for buying products like the ones I offer? What steps should I take to get started?”

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