How to Negotiate Like a Boss in the Diamond Trading Business

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on September 27, 2016

Diamonds Traders value honor and tradition almost as much as they value the diamonds themselves. So when buying and selling diamonds, it is crucial to know and follow the unspoken rules of negotiation.

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Topics: Diamond Pricing, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, Selling Diamonds, Diamond Seller

8 Reasons You Need to be on an Online Diamond Trading Network Today

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on August 10, 2016

These days, 41% of people spend most of their time online with colleagues in professional networks. Joining a community dedicated to all things diamond, provides a unique place to find current market and pricing information and exchange ideas with other people interested in diamonds and diamond jewelry.

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Topics: Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Pricing, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, Diamond Trends, Diamond Buyer, Diamond Market, Diamond Seller, Diamond History

Are You Killing Diamond Sales With The 4Cs…Unknowingly? Part Three.

Posted by Antoinette Matlins on June 21, 2016

In the past two weeks we’ve discussed how sales people deal with customers, especially those who think they know “exactly what they want,” and we’ve explained why the wrong approach by a sales person can result in losing a customer rather than making the sale. Here, we will explain an alternative approach that would be more likely to result in a sale, and a “relationship” that will result in future purchases from you by this customer.

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Topics: About Diamonds, Diamond Characteristics, DIamond Jewelry Store, 4Cs, increase jewelry store sales, Selling Diamonds, Diamond Seller, Customer Service, Body language

Are You Killing Diamond Sales With The 4Cs…Unknowingly? Part Two.

Posted by Antoinette Matlins on June 14, 2016

Last week we discussed how important diamond grading reports have become in terms of diamond sales, and how customers today often come in with a specific set of criteria, dictating to you – the salesperson – “exactly what they want.” Today, we will begin a discussion of how to take control of such a situation and show the customer not only what he wants, but possibly something that is an even wiser choice.

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Topics: About Diamonds, Diamond Characteristics, DIamond Jewelry Store, 4Cs, increase jewelry store sales, Selling Diamonds, Diamond Seller, Customer Service, Body language

Are You Killing Diamond Sales With The 4Cs…Unknowingly? Part One.

Posted by Antoinette Matlins on June 7, 2016

Many of you may be shaking your heads in agreement, yearning for the “good old days” when people bought diamonds just because they were pretty. I understand that nostalgic attitude, but I also remember how much misrepresentation – both unintentional and deliberate – occurred, and the numerous tricks by which the unscrupulous would not only make the sale, but also build a reputation as “the best place” to get a “bargain”…at the expense of honest, knowledgeable jewelers!

In this three part series it will become clear that being an honest, knowledgeable jeweler is the best way to make a sale, but it's how that knowledge is used which can make all the difference.

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Topics: About Diamonds, Diamond Characteristics, DIamond Jewelry Store, 4Cs, increase jewelry store sales, Selling Diamonds, Diamond Seller, Customer Service, Body language

9 Psychological Reasons For Why People Buy Diamond Jewelry

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on May 24, 2016

Diamonds are beautiful and rare, but their practical uses are limited. Sure, you could argue that diamonds for the purpose of making industrial grade drill bits are useful, but those aren’t the kinds of diamonds found in a retail jewelry store. Since diamond jewelry in itself is not a functional gift, why then do people purchase diamond jewelry?

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, Diamond Trends, DIamond Jewelry Store, 4Cs, increase jewelry store sales, Diamond Seller, Customer Service, jewelry store customer retention

The Magic and Mystery of a Diamond: A Unique Sales Tool for Jewelers

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on March 29, 2016

What is it about diamonds that has continuously fascinated and intrigued those who buy them? From their early discovery in India in the 4th century BC, diamonds have been a source of myth, legend, and folklore. Through time, diamonds have continued to hold great allure and romanticism everywhere in the world. The intrinsic magic of a diamond can be used as a unique selling tool for all diamond jewelry retailers.

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Topics: About Diamonds, Diamond Characteristics, Diamond Myth and Magic, Selling Diamonds, Diamond Seller, Diamond History

The Small Diamond Retailer Advantage: Being the Expert in Your Niche

Posted by Debra Greenstein on March 8, 2016

When a person looking to buy diamond jewelry turns to a smaller diamond retailer instead of a department store or mall chain for their purchases, it’s usually because they are seeking a certain level of security and reliability that they hope to obtain from the expertise of that person or store.

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, About Diamonds, Diamond Awareness, Diamond Buyer, Diamond Certification, 4Cs, diamond weight, Diamond Color, increase jewelry store sales, Diamond Seller

Can Trade Shows Help Diamond Buyers and Sellers?

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on February 23, 2016

 

Most industries offer trade shows, and the diamond and jewelry industry is no different. But should you be spending the time and money to go? What are the benefits of attending? Are all trade shows created equal? What should you expect to get out of a trade show?

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, DIamond Jewelry Store, Diamond and jewelry trade shows, Diamond Seller

The Art of Networking in the Diamond Business: Seizing the Moment

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on February 17, 2016

As diamond buyers and sellers, we are always looking to make new connections and find original ways to promote ourselves. Networking is a great method to develop partnerships and relationships that will yield results if not now, then certainly in the future.

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Topics: Online Diamond Trading, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, Diamond Industry, Diamond Buyer, Diamond Market, increase jewelry store sales, Diamond Seller

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