GemFind Newsletter 9-29-2015

September 30, 2015

GemFind Newsletter 9-29-2015

September 30, 2015 Alex
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Color Source Gems is the latest vendor to join GemFind’s social product network JewelCloud®. Color Source Gems’ fine jewelry collections feature an array of precious colored stones accented by diamonds in classic and enduring styles. With JewelCloud®, Color Source Gems can quickly update current retailers on products, collections and pricing while connecting to new retailers in the network. Welcome to the JewelCloud®!

 

 
 

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Gemstone Spotlight: Eden Presley
Brecken Branstrator   National Jeweler    Sep. 29

Gwen Myers says that she started her line, Eden Presley, one piece at a time. Named after her two daughters, Eden and Presley, she first made a bracelet with her daughter’s name on it. Once she saw that all her friends wanted a similar piece, Myers decided to create her own line.

 
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Lab-Grown Diamonds Set to Fill Projected Deficit as Mined Output Declines
Diamonds. net                Sep. 28

Technological developments in the production of grown diamonds embody a significant opportunity as researchers predict demand will double in the next ten years, according to a report from Better Diamond Initiative.

 
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Lucapa Discovers 90-Carat Stone at Lulo
Danielle Max      IDEX       Sep. 29

A diamond weighing in excess of 90 carats is among the latest finds from the Lulo Diamond Project in Angola. The 90.31 carat, D color, type IIa stone is the largest recovered by Lucapa Diamond Company Limited and its partners since alluvial mining began at Lulo in January.

 
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6 insights on the diamond market

Michelle Graff             National Jeweler                  Sep. 28

De Beers recently released its Diamond Insight Report, a report it prepares annually the covers the entire diamond jewelry pipeline from mine to market. What follows here are six insights about diamond jewelry and the U.S. market specifically.  

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Q&A: Christie’s Head of Jewelry
  Victoria Gomelsky     Robb Report               

“Moving and booming.” That is how Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewelry at Christie’s, describes the sale of jewelry at auction, with individual pieces routinely crossing the eight-digit barrier. “A decade ago, you’d only hear these numbers in pictures sales; a Picasso sold for $10 million, a Van Gogh for $20 million,” he says

 
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Vacheron Constantin introduces ‘most complicated watch’ ever made

Tom Davis  Jewellery Focus   Sep. 27

The timepiece is a one-off pocket watch made as a commission for a private collector, and was created by three of Vacheron’s master watchmakers who spent over eight years designing and perfecting the piece. The model’s name stands for the number of complications and the 260th anniversary of Vacheron.

 
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50-Carat Hope Spinel Shatters Estimates, Fetches $1.4 Million
Anthony Demarco     Jewelry News Network      Sep.24 

The 50.13-carat Hope Spinel fetched $1.4 million at the auction, setting a world record for achieving a price of $30,000 per carat, nearly double the previous record. It also shattered its high estimate of $310,000. Other top lots from the auction include the following:

 
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16 carats, $28 Million – World’s Most Expensive Pink Diamond Coming to the Auction

Noam Flint       Naturally Colored       Sep. 27

6 weeks from now, on November 10th, Christie’s Geneva magnificent jewels auction will feature one of the most impressive diamonds that the world has ever seen – a 16.08 carat Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond that has the estimated price tag of $28 Million Dollars

 
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HOLIDAY PREP: HOW TO AVOID INTERNAL THEFT
  Jewelers of America        

If you’re going to hire extra staff for the peak selling season, plan ahead to help reduce your risk of internal theft with these tips from the insurance and security experts at Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company. 

 

 

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Want to lead better meetings in a timely fashion with clear outcomes?  Here’s what to do: 1- Have a Written Agenda: An agenda gives you a structure to work from and to keep discussion (and people) from getting side-tracked.  An agenda doesn’t guarantee a smooth-running meeting, but it helps you keep better control of it. 

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Smooth Operators: 10 Tools to Keep Your Productivity Up
  Daniel P. Smith    September 2015 issue of JCK magazine    

Fortunately, technology’s ever-beating pulse has delivered an array of solutions—many of them accessed through the convenience and ease of a smartphone or tablet—that help turn the daunting into the doable. Here are 10 mobile solutions capable of improving the productivity of jewelry retailers:  

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