GemFind Weekly Newsletter July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017

GemFind Weekly Newsletter July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017 Alex
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  How A Custom Jewelry Builder  Can Boost Sales 


 If you’re an online jeweler and you want to  see more traffic and sales, it helps to  connect with the tools that can make that  happen. Traffic usually doesn’t just come  from luck or magic. You have to align with  industry tools and strategies that create a  memorable online experience so that  visitors keep coming back and spread the  word to friends. It especially helps to offer  custom jewelry builder tools. Read More 

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Diamond in the Ruff: Dog Eats $16K Ring                    July 18

When Charlie Jackson and his wife Carol noticed her $16,000 (GBP 12,000) engagement ring was missing, and saw the accompanying wedding ring strewn on the floor, it was soon obvious what had happened. 

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Dominion Diamond Corp Acquired by Washington Corps for $1.2Bn
IDEX                           July 17

After months of rumors, Dominion Diamond Corporation announced that The Washington Companies, a group of privately held North American mining, industrial and transportation businesses founded by industrialist and entrepreneur Dennis R. Washington,

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Signet Gets New CEO, Replacing Mark Light

JCK                             July 17

Signet has selected board member Virginia “Gina” C. Drosos as its new CEO, effective August 1, replacing company veteran Mark Light. Light, 55, who has served as CEO since 2014, decided to retire after 35 years with the company due to unspecified health reasons, 

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HRD Antwerp Discovers Topaz Disguised as Rough Diamonds
The Diamond Loupe  July 17
Last week, a leading diamond grading and certification lab HRD Antwerp detected two large topaz stones fashioned to imitate rough diamonds in an apparent attempt to fool a trader. “Two large, near-colourless rough stones weighing 50.08 and 38.18 ct were submitted to our research department to determine their quality,” HRD’s statement reads.
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The 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017 So Far

National Jeweler             July 18

Well, in the retail world, there has been a wave of store closures rivaling the level reached during the Great Recession. Every day it seems like there’s a new retailer that goes Chapter 11–The Limited, RadioShack, Payless ShoeSource, BCBG Max Azria and Gymboree are just a few of the chains that have filed for 

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How to choose an engagement ring to suit your hand shape
The Jewellery Editor        July 18 

Choosing the right engagement ring for your hand and finger shape from the dizzying array of designs on offer can be likened to finding the most figure-flattering pair of jeans. The flares that look amazing on your friend with legs up to her armpits can make those of us not blessed with

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Why society ladies are spending thousands on fake jewels

NEW YORK POST             July 17 

Harriette Rose Katz recently commissioned her jeweler to make a 32-inch diamond pavé link necklace and matching bracelet. But the sparklers, which together cost $14,000, aren’t real diamonds: They’re cubic zirconia.

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Tennis ball-sized ‘diamond in the rough’ too big to sell   
Reuters  July 17
In the mysterious world of diamond mining, it turns out that some stones are too big to sell. Canada’s Lucara Diamond Corp will have to cut its tennis ball-sized rough diamond to find a buyer, industry insiders say, following Sotheby’s failed auction for the world’s largest uncut stone last summer.

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How Omega’s Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’ made space history
 The Jewellery Editor  July 16
If we can talk about celebrities in the watch world, Omega’s Speedmaster takes the cake. Celebrating its 60th anniversary of uninterrupted life on Earth, and 48 years since it first landed on the Moon, the Speedmaster has not lost an inch of its gravitational pull since it was spotted on Buzz Aldrin’s wrist in the epic Moon landing of July 1969. 

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