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Lab-Grown Ban Splits Opinion on Facebook
An influential online community for jewelers has bannedsales of lab-grown diamonds, prompting fierce debate on social media. Jewelers Helping Jewelers (JHJ), a Facebook group with more than 16,000members, decreed Wednesday that no synthetics may be sold...
Technology May 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Israel Diamond Exchange
Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?
The rise of lab-grown diamonds might finally be tricklingthrough to the historic heart of the trade: the diamond exchanges.It began last November, when Anoop Mehta, president ofMumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), told Rapaport News...
Polished Markets May 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Jewelry shopping.
Jewelers Upbeat About January Sales
Whoever considered the holiday season over might need tothink again: Many jewelers are seeing just as much business during January asthey witnessed during the Christmas period, if discussions on a popularsocial-media forum are anything...
Retail Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast: What the Sears Failure Means for You
In the latest Rapaport Diamond Podcast, the editorial teamdiscusses the bankruptcy of retail giant Sears Holdings Corp., and what the jewelryindustry has to fear.The holiday season is also approaching, presentingopportunities for those well prepared....
Retail Oct 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Happy Ending in Kay Jewelers ‘Stolen Rings’ Case
Kay Jewelers has located and returned the missing rings of awoman who accused the store of stealing her jewelry in a viral Facebook post. In her September 28 post, Requitta Darshae East said thatthree months after...
Retail Oct 09, 2018 Rapaport News
UK Group Launches #NoGlassCeiling
Jewelry Group: There Is No Glass Ceiling
The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) has released the#NoGlassCeiling social media campaign, in support of ambitious, career-orientedwomen in the UK jewelry industry. The campaign, which the WJN shared over Instagram, Facebook andTwitter, aims to shatter the...
Polished Markets Jan 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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10 Rapaport Stories That Got Social Media Buzzing
Rapaport’s Twitter, Facebook and other social media pages have shared the fun and engaging side of the diamond industry with followers this year. Stories ran the gamut from aBritish prince and...
Polished Markets Dec 28, 2017 Rapaport News
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CAR Claims Diamond Smuggling Slowing
The Central African Republic (CAR) defended itself recently againstallegations that dealers were smuggling rough diamonds out of the country usingsocial media, arguing that the phenomenon was becoming less common.A report by Global...
Rough Markets Jul 10, 2017 Rapaport News
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Global Witness Warns of CAR Diamond Smuggling
Smugglers are using social-media platforms such asFacebook and WhatsApp to get diamonds out of the Central African Republic (CAR)and into international markets, Global Witness claimed in a report last week.A representative from the organization...
Rough Markets Jun 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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Retailers Cite Facebook as a Top Customer Acquisition Marketing Tool
Social media, particularly Facebook, has grown more important to U.S. retailers for engaging with and attracting new customers, according to the "State of Retailing Online 2015," conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research Inc. and Bizrate...
Research Jul 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Alex & Ani Sales Surge With New Omnichannel Solution
Omnichannel solutions provider, eBay Enterprise®, a subsidiary of eBay Inc., said it drove sales much higher for Alex and Ani through Facebook ads, achieving $1.6 million just during the Thanksgiving Day through CyberMonday...
Technology Mar 21, 2014 Jeff Miller
Gemesis Adds 'Fan Favorite' Component to Design Competition
Press Release: Gemesis – the world’s principal distributor of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds – today announced the start of the “Fan Favorite” portion of its recently launched jewelry design competition in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology...
Gemstones Mar 10, 2014 Gemesis
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Hearts On Fire Creates 'Perfect Moments' Social Community
Diamond brand Hearts On Fire created and launched its new social media platform “Perfect Moments” at shareperfectmoments.com, which is essentially an effort to build a social storytelling community where people can share experiences in an environment focused solely...
Marketing Aug 20, 2013 Jeff Miller
L2 Says Companies Still Miss Digital Marketing Opportunities
Although companies are using multiple marketing platforms more than ever to engage their customers, many are still missing opportunities to influence brick-and-mortar sales and improve the customer experience, according to today's L2's Intelligence...
Marketing Aug 15, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
L2 Scores Cartier, Zale as Digitally Challenged
The use of digital media to grow online and offline sales is a recipe for growth that has had a positive impact on the specialty retail sector, including some jewelers, according to a recent report by L2 Think Tank. However,...
Retail Aug 07, 2013 Deena Taylor
JIC Promotes 'A Little Bit of Bling' Sweepstakes With Facebook
The Jewelry Information Center (JIC) launched a consumer sweepstakes that awards a $500 gift card prize, redeemable at any Jewelers of America-member jewelry stores. This "A Little Bit of Bling" sweepstakes expires on November 13, 2012, at 12 p.m....
Marketing Nov 06, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Digital Firm Concludes Facebook's Problem Is Mobile
Facebook disappointed investors Thursday evening when it reported a second-quarter loss of $157 million compared with what the company stated had been a $240 million profit one year ago, before it went public. The social...
Technology Jul 27, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Cherie Dori's 'The Vow' Bridal App Embeds Jeweler's Information
Cherie Dori launched a bridal jewelry sharing platform several months ago called “The Vow,” featuring a ring-finder application for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Facebook.Simon Cohen, the president of Cherie Dori, said, ''Today’s...
Technology Jul 24, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Stuller Conducts Facebook Promotion for its Bench Jeweler Workshop
Stuller kicked off the year with its first Facebook promotion—an all-expense paid trip to the company's annual bench jeweler workshop held at its global headquarters in Lafayette, Louisiana from March 25 to 27. To win, Stuller...
Manufacturing Feb 13, 2012 Jeff Miller
Danforth Diamond
Danforth Diamond Opens Facebook Storefront
Danforth Diamond created its Facebook storefront, where customers can shop for diamond engagement rings and other jewelry. The retailer boasts more than 8,100 fans and the storefront includes the ability...
Marketing Dec 14, 2011 Jeff Miller
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