GemFind Newsletter 8-18-2015

August 18, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 8-18-2015

August 18, 2015 Alex
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Parade Design, founded in 2001 by second generation jewelers Allen and William Pung, is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud®. Parade Design operates with a passion to create quality, timeless jewelry to be cherished for generations. With JewelCloud®, Parade Design can quickly update current retailers on their diverse products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network.

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Lucara Finds 336-Carat Diamond at Botswana Mine
Rapaport News   Diamonds.net      August 04

Lucara Diamond Corp. has discovered some exceptional diamonds at its Karowe Mine in Botswana, including a Type IIa, 336-carat diamond, according to a company announcement. In addition, three exceptional diamonds were found over the past weekend, weighing 184 carats, 94 carats and 86 carats. A 12-carat diamond was also recovered; its color will be confirmed post cleaning but it looks pale pink.

 
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From the vault
Michelle Graff    National Jeweler  August 17

Did you know the expression “There is nothing new under the sun” is from the Bible? I didn’t—or perhaps had forgotten this fact—until I started working on this particular post. It is from Ecclesiastes 1:9 and is part of the verse that reads in full, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” The stones are GIA-graded where noted while others were examined and graded by the Nachts themselves.

 
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Sotheby’s Advances Digital Strategy; Jewelry Tops Online Sales

Danielle Max      IDEX       August 13

Following the success of its online sales participation, Sotheby’s has announced that it has advanced its digital strategy with a new online salesroom and bidding platform features, including private messaging, along with enhanced video streaming. The site has been optimized to support hundreds of thousands of concurrent video attendees without loss of timing or delay.

 
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To Be, or Not To Be, with People   Bill  Boyajian       

Every business owner I work with has different needs, unique skills, and a bent one way or the other when it comes to employees, associates, and even customers.  Some need a strong affiliation with people while others want little to do with them.  Read More

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USA Jewelry Market 2015 Trends, Growth Drivers and Forecasts Analysis
  DIGITAL JOURNAL    August 12     

The research report,” The US Jewelry Market Report: 2015 Edition” reveals the principal trends driving jewelry demand and expenditure on jewelry on the basis of age groups, region and variation in incomes of the groups. The market is highly competitive with several players operating both at global and regional level.

[PDF] US Jewelry State of the Market Report – Edahn Golan

 
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One Jeweler’s Struggle Tracking His Lost Diamonds

Rob Bates     JCK      August 17

When Joey Nunley’s package of diamonds disappeared in the mail, he had no idea how much time it would take to track it down. The postal-service express-mailed package was sent out with two others to GIA for grading on May 15, says Nunley, owner of Prima Jewelers in Nashville, Tenn. His advice to other jewelers: Read and understand your insurance policy.

 
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James Bond 007 Star Daniel Craig And The Omega Seamaster 300 ‘Spectre’ Watch
Anthony Demarco        Jewelry News Network        August 14

The timepiece will be available in select Omega boutiques in September and will be limited to 7,007 pieces. The Seamaster has been James Bond’s watch for 20 years, since the 1995 release of GoldenEye. This will be the first time a watch from the movie will be released to the general public.

 
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Parade Design’s Newest Jewels Bring Flowers Into Fall

Brittany Siminitz    JCK     August 17

Thankfully, Parade Design has just what I’m talking about: a selection of floral rings in gem tones, autumnal, rustic rose gold, and, for those fall engagements, two fabulous engagement rings with pavé diamond petals. Flower jewelry is unquestionably timeless—seasonless, too—but for now, let’s

 
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The Most Expensive Red Carpet Jewelry Ever 
  Joseph Schuback Jewelers Blog      August 17

Okay so maybe there are no red carpet events in our future (though I do have a red wine stain on my carpet. Close enough?). That doesn’t mean we can’t live vicariously through stars lucky enough to don the most expensive jewelry at the top awards ceremonies. Be prepared to “oooh” with a little “ahhh” on the side.  Read More

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Google Local Search Updates Could Affect Your Ranking
  Paul Chaney     Web Marketing Today         August 17

When users conducted a search with local intent, Google used to return what was called a “7-pack,” which appeared near the top of the results and displayed seven local businesses ordered algorithmically by a combination of the number of reviews and distance from the searcher’s location. Read More

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