United Gemco Joins GemFind’s Social Product Network JewelCloud

(Press Release) United Gemco is the latest vendor to join JewelCloud, the fast-growing social product network from leading technology provider GemFind.

In JewelCloud, United Gemco can easily feed limited edition products straight to retail websites and retailers can provide a full, current inventory to customers. In the JewelCloud, United Gemco can also connect with new retail leads.

United Gemco’s diverse collections join more than 100,000 products from hundreds of the most trusted vendors in the industry, including Hearts on Fire, Vanna K, Simon G. Jewelry , Gem Platinum and many others.

GemFind is proud to feature United Gemco’s innovative handcrafted jewelry representing more than 300 skilled craftsmen. Their unusual, limited edition jewelry transcends trends and incorporates gold, silver, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones, and many unconventional materials.

JewelCloud is part of an innovative lineup of tools including Diamond Link, Ring Builder, Stud Builder, Pendant Builder and many Facebook apps for vendors as well as retailers.

Visit gemfind.com for more information on JewelCloud and unitedgemco.com for more information about United Gemco.

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JVC Introduces New Guide to Intellectual Property Law

(Press Release) The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has released “I’ve Got An Idea! JVC’s Guide to Intellectual Property Law.”

This handbook is intended for any business in the jewelry industry that is interested in learning more about how to protect their intellectual property.

Sponsored by Kwiat, this book will provide legal education to a large segment of JVC’s membership and those who create intellectual property, whether that takes the form of designs, inventions, or brands.

It also runs as a companion piece to the JVC’s “Guide to Selling Jewelry in the 21st Century: Legal Compliance for Designers, Independent Jewelers, and Online Sellers”, adding to the valuable compliance information included there.

The guide includes information on a myriad of intellectual property topics. These include protecting jewelry designs through copyright law, protecting brand names, slogans and logos through trademark law, protecting inventions and industrial designs through patent law, and other forms of intellectual property. It also includes real-life examples and step-by-step instructions for applying to register your copyright or trademark.

"Understanding intellectual property law is extremely important for any business. This guide will help everyone in the business of designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling jewelry and jewelry supplies understand how to protect their valuable creations, but not infringe on the rights of others," said Cecilia Gardner, JVC's President and CEO.

The guide costs $20 for JVC members, and $25 for non-members, and is available for purchase by calling the JVC at 212-997-2002.

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New Territory Manager Joins Tacori Sales Team

(Press Release) TACORI has named Shelby Sterrett Territory Manager. Sterrett will be working with retail partners in the Mountain and Midwest Region, as well as touching on key accounts in the East.

Sterrett joins Tacori with a wealth of experience working with luxury brands both stateside and internationally, specifically in the cosmetics industry with esteemed brands such as Estee Lauder and Bobbi Brown.

In 2007, she relocated from New York to Mexico City in order to oversee the Latin and South American Market for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. As an extension of her luxury cosmetic connections, Sterrett then transitioned into sponsorship and brand partnerships, where she worked on large-scale projects such as the 2010 Bi-Centennial Celebration and the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, creating tailor-made sponsorship platforms for brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Pepsi, Absolut Vodka, Papa Johns, Diageo and LVMH.

“Shelby’s insights into consumers and the complexity of a brand’s needs along with a unique ability to rapidly create lasting relationships with clients and customers alike have been determining factors for success in her career and what will allow her to continue to push the needle forward,” said Paul Tacorian, President of Marketing and Sales.

“Because she’s based out of our California headquarters, she has her finger on the pulse of our brand, and will be able to quickly deploy this knowledge to our partners. Having Shelby join the team is just tremendous for Tacori, and our retail partners.”

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IDEX Online Polished Price Changes – June 26, 2015

by Danielle Max

(Press Release) Once again, there were relatively few price changes in rounds this week compared to fancies. Most of the movement that occurred in the smaller sizes (below 0.3 carats) was negative and in the better clarities. Goods above 0.7 carats saw most changes in the lower colors and generally in the middle clarities.

Prices of fancy cut diamonds had more motion with almost all of the changes trending to the positive.

Following are some of the main changes in this week's IDEX Online Diamond Price Report.

To receive a free copy of the full IDEX Online Diamond Price Report, contact prices@idexonline.com.

Rounds

  • 0.18-0.22 cts H / VVS1 down 3% and J / VVS2 down 4%
  • 0.23-0.29 cts changes including E-F / VVS1 down 2% and I-J / IF down 3%
  • 0.30-0.39 cts G / SI1 down 2% and L / SI2 up 5%
  • 0.40-0.44 cts J / I1 up 4.5% and K / VVS1 up 3%
  • 0.45-0.49 cts J / I1 up 4%
  • 0.50-0.69 cts a few changes including F / VS2 down 3% and L / VS1 up 3%
  • 0.70-0.79 cts changes including L / VVS1-VS1 up 2% and N / SI2-I1
  • 0.80-0.89 cts M-N / VVS1+ up 2-4% and L-M / VS2-SI1 up 2-3%
  • 0.90-0.99 cts H / SI2 and I / SI1 up 2%
  • 1.00-1.24 cts changes including K-L / VVS2-VS1 up 2% and N / SI2 up 4%
  • 1.25-1.49 cts J-K / I1 down 3% and N / VS2-SI1 up 3-4%
  • 1.50-1.99 cts I-J and L / SI1 up 2-3% and K / VVS2 and SI2 up 2-3.5%
  • 2 cts K / SI2-I1 up 3-4% and L / IF and SI2 up 3-4%
  • 3 cts a few changes including M / VVS2-VS1 up 2-2.5%
  • 4 cts no change
  • 5 cts J-N / VS2-SI1 up 2-4%

Fancy Cuts

  • 0.18-0.22 cts D / VS2 up 4%
  • 0.23-0.29 cts no change
  • 0.30-0.39 cts changes including E and G-H / IF up 1.5-3% and G-H / VS2 up 3%
  • 0.40-0.44 cts changes including I-N / VVS1+ up 2.5-5% and D-E / SI1 up 2%
  • 0.45-0.49 cts D-E / SI1-I1 up 2-4%
  • 0.50-0.69 cts G-H / SI1-2 up 2-4% and I and L / VS1 up 2-4%
  • 0.70-0.79 cts changes such as D / SI2 up 3% and F and I / VVS1 up 1-3%
  • 0.80-0.89 cts M / SI2 up 5%
  • 0.90-0.99 cts changes including E / SI1-SI3 up 2-3.5% and K / VVS1-2 up 4%
  • 1.00-1.24 cts many changes including I-J / VS2+ up 2-4%
  • 1.25-1.49 cts F / VVS2+ up 3-3.5% and I-J / VS2-SI1 up 2-4%
  • 1.50-1.99 cts changes such as D / SI2-I1 up 3-4% and E and G-H / SI1 up 1-3%
  • 2 cts E, H-I and L / VS2 up 2-3% and I and L / SI1 up 2-3.5%
  • 3 cts a few changes including G / VVS1 up 3% and H / SI2 up 2%
  • 4 cts a few changes including M / VS2 and SI3 up 4%
  • 5 cts no change
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