GemFind has announced it has reached a strategic partnership agreement with the leading industry point of sale provider, The Edge.
The strategic partnership agreement between GemFind and The Edge will involve better data integration, a faster turn-around of online retailer web services and an overall improved customer experience at the retail level.
Strong Focus On Responsible Sourcing Of Colored Gemstones at CIBJO Congress
IDEXÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Nov. 08
There was a strong focus on responsible sourcing, Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability, particularly in the colored gemstone sector. The event was preceded by the three days of pre-congress steering committee meetings and the first World Ruby Forum.
JA Joins Group Arguing for Online Sales Tax Reform
National JewelerÂ Â Â Â Â Â Nov. 06
Jewelers of America President and CEO David J. Bonaparte called filing the amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling on online sales tax â€śa historic opportunityâ€ť for the industry to speak out on the issue.
Blue diamond prices climbed in the third quarter due to lower supply, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF). The price of fancy blue diamonds grew 4.7% year on year in the three months ending September 30.Â
Diamond Organizations Harmonize NomenclatureÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Diamond LoupeÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Nov. 07
â€śa diamond is a mineral which has been formed completely without human interference. It may be subsequently cut and polished.â€ťÂ Synthetic diamonds, therefore, need to be disclosed as such.
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BRITISH DESIGNER CREATES $15 MILLION DIAMOND SHOES
Israeli DiamondÂ Industry
The shoes, commissioned by an unnamed client for a womanâ€™s 30th birthday, â€śare perfectly symmetrical and feature extremely rare large pink and blue diamonds [â€¦]â€ť, worth more than $13 million, according to a press release.Â
Picture this: Youâ€™re helping a customer who is very close to making a purchase on a good-quality, high-value diamond. The topic of payment comes up, and instead of using Apple Pay or pulling out a recognizable credit card, this client asks if youâ€™re willing to accept Bitcoin.
Chris PloofÂ is an award-winning artisan who pioneered the use of contemporary metals in luxury jewelry. Some of his specialty designs involve the use of mokume gane,Â Damascus stainless steel and Gibeon meteorite materials to create stunning pieces of jewelry.
â€śThere is no coloured gemstone that fuels passion more than a ruby,â€ť says author and jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy, who recently penned Ruby, a book commissioned by leading coloured gemstones supplier Gemfields.
Â JewelCloud Member SpotlightÂ
Betzalel “Bez” Ambar (born October 4, 1955 in Israel), is an American jewelry designer who came to claim worldwide recognition in 1982 with the invention of the QuadrillionÂ® cut, better known as the Princess cut. Today he owns and operates the high-end fine jewelry business in Los Angeles, California, Bez Ambar Inc. Over the years he has made huge footprints in the jewelry design industry with his innovations in diamond cutting and setting.
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Know Your Garnets: Rhodolite
Â The Jewellery Editor
Put simply, rhodolite garnet is rose-coloured garnet. Considered a fine gemstone, its colour may vary from pink to purplish-violet red and, like all garnets, it is celebrated for its perfect gemstone properties of brilliance, hardness (7-7.5 on the Mohs scale) and colour.
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