GemFind Newsletter 7-21-2015

July 21, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 7-21-2015

July 21, 2015 Alex
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New York-based IJM/Morris & David is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud¼. GemFind is pleased to welcome the New York-based designer and their trademarked label Morris & David. Now, IJM can better reach their retailers and feed products straight to their high-end department stores and specialty stores across the United States and around the world.

 
 

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Metal Massacre: Gold Sinks to New Five-Year Low, Platinum and Silver to Six-Year Low
Rob Bates             JCK          July 20

Gold, silver, and platinum were all trading at multiyear lows on July 20, with platinum going below the $1,000 benchmark and the price of gold trading at around $1,100. On the Shanghai Exchange today, gold temporarily crossed the $1,100 benchmark to hit $1,088 an ounce, its lowest level since February 2010.

 
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GIA’s New York Career Fair Expects 50 Industry Firms to Attend
Jeff Miller   Diamonds.net     July 20

Nearly 50 diamond and jewelry firms, including  Tiffany & Co., CIRCA and Cartier, have registered for the  Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) career fair to be held on July 27 at the Javits Center in New York City. GIA stated that hundreds of openings exist across the supply chain — from design and retail positions to manufacturing and management roles. 

 
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Report: Surge in Robberies from Diamond and Jewelry Traders

The Israeli Diamond Industry  July 20

According to a report by ISPS, there is a surge in diamond and jewelry robberies from travelling salespeople in different locations around the world. In the US, $16 million worth of diamonds and jewelry were stolen from traveling salespeople since the beginning of the year. The most problematic areas are Texas (11 incidents since the beginning of 2015, most in Houston and Austin, including two incidents in Houston last week);

 
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A New Alternative in Diamond Sales               Bill Boyajian

In the jewelry industry we’ve been talking about the commoditization of diamonds, yet doing little about it. These days a customer walking in the store already knows the price available from online e-tailers. Often their only question is: Will you meet or beat that price? Saying “yes” means losing your margin.  Saying “no” risks losing your customer.  So maybe it’s time to have a different conversation. Read More

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The legalities of ‘lab-grown’
  Suzan Flamm     National Jeweler     July 20

Manufactured diamonds are widely available to consumers, both online and in large brick-and-mortar retail stores. To non-experts, these products can be indistinguishable from natural diamonds. It takes skill, and the right equipment, to determine whether a stone was produced by nature or by man.

 
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22 Jewels From JCK’s LUXURY PrivĂ© Show You Can Sneak a Peek at Now

Brittany Siminitz       JCK        July 20

Heading to the Big Apple for the annual LUXURY PrivĂ© by JCK jewelry show? How exciting! The exclusive event is chock full of incredible goods, and I’m certain you’ll add a few new contacts to your book, too. But whether you’re New York City-bound or not, I’ve got a sampling of jewelry you can expect to see on the show floor

 
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Piaget Launches ‘Secrets & Lights – A Mythical Journey’ High Jewelry Collection
Anthony Demarco        Jewelry News Network        July  10

More Venice and Samarkand are different and unique in so many ways. But what the two cities do share a connection to one of the world’s most storied trading routes in history: The Silk Road. Piaget, used this dynamic environment as the inspiration for its latest high jewelry collection: “Secrets & Lights – A Mythical Journey.”

 
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10 Best Jewelry Stores in the World

Dejan Kvrgic         Insider Monkey      July 16

If you want to get the best of the best, you’ll search for jewelry in the prestigious stores in the world. Today we’re bringing them closer to you; the 10 best jewelry stores in the world where you will find jewelry of your dreams. These stores are places where the companies that lead the industry with their creativity and quality showcase their finest products.

 
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Already have Everything? Get Ready for the World’s Most Expensive Vacuum Cleaner
  Stonechiky      Israeli Diamond Industry Blog          July 20        

Most of us hate cleaning, but for the lucky owners of this crazily expensive vacuum cleaner housework has just become really, really posh: the world’s most expensive vacuum cleaner – 24k gold-plated – costs ÂŁ800000 (approximately $125,000).  Read More

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Marketing to the ‘SoLoMo’ Consumer
  Paul Chaney    Web Marketing Today     July 20

Three characteristics define today’s consumers: They rely on the influence of social network friends and followers when making purchase decisions; they shop locally as well as online, and they are increasingly dependent on mobile devices to find business information. Read More

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