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

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

Online Diamond Trading Myths It’s Time to Leave Behind

Posted by Debra Greenstein on February 15, 2016

In the diamond business, tradition can be hard to ignore. With such a complex and defined supply chain, many believe that there is no way to adjust existing buying, selling and distribution models to include a digital element. While more of the world’s economy has already moved online, the diamond industry cannot afford to get left behind.

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Pricing, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, About Diamonds, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, Technology and Diamond Trading, Diamond Market, Diamond Seller

Dressing for Success: How to Obtain a Diamond Inventory Worth Boasting About

Posted by Debra Greenstein on February 15, 2016

There is a popular saying, “Don’t dress for the job you have; dress for the job you want next”. It’s not just a matter of wearing the right clothes, it’s knowing what it takes to be successful and looking like you deserve it at all times. People do it in the business world so why not do it in the diamond jewelry business? 

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Pricing, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, Technology and Diamond Trading, Diamond Market, Diamond Seller, Online Diamond Trading Network

Stuck in a Rut? Get Some New Friends on an Online Diamond Trading Network

Posted by Debra Greenstein on February 15, 2016

We get by with a little help from our friends. Yes, that’s a line from a famous Beatles song, but it’s also the mantra for those in the diamond business looking for knowledge, inspiration and connections. And where’s the best place to find “friends” in your business? The answer shouldn’t surprise you – a diamond market community powered by data.

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Topics: Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Pricing, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, About Diamonds, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, Technology and Diamond Trading, Diamond Market, Diamond Seller, Online Diamond Trading Network

Diamond Trading: The New Supplier-Retailer Connection

Posted by Debra Greenstein on February 15, 2016

 

Mobile and web technologies have fundamentally changed the way people do business worldwide. While basic principles have remained intact, such as providing real value to customers, strategically expanding your business to increase profitability, and more, there are many tactics which have changed.  

Before we get into the effect that technology has had on individual diamond retailers and suppliers, let’s take a look at how it has impacted the diamond market as a whole.

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Pricing, How to Increase Your Diamond Supplier Base, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, Technology and Diamond Trading, Diamond Market, Diamond Seller, Online Diamond Trading Network

A Brief History of Online Diamond Trading

Posted by Shoshi Grossman on November 10, 2015

The diamond industry has changed dramatically over the years, from a local “handshake” business to a global industry where diamonds worth millions of dollars are being bought and sold on the internet every day. How and when did the diamond market make this transition to trading online and how has this impacted the diamond market as a whole?

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Topics: Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Pricing, About Diamonds, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Buyer, Technology and Diamond Trading

Identifying Synthetic Diamonds In Parcels of Melee Sizes

Posted by Seema A. Athavale – Chief Gemologist, GSI on November 4, 2015

Star and melee diamonds are minuscule diamonds weighing a fraction of a carat, sometimes as small as 0.6mm. Given their tiny size and the fact that they are usually sold in parcels, these natural diamonds can easily be contaminated by undeclared man-made diamonds. How can you detect man-made in these smaller diamonds?

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Topics: Online Diamond Trading, Diamond Awareness, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier, Diamond Certification, Synthetic Diamonds

What Influences a Customer to Buy Diamond Jewelry From Your Store?

Posted by Jonny Katz on October 20, 2015

People pass a jewelry store in their travels, and like magic, they stop to stare at the window display of diamonds. Often, they enter because there’s just something very alluring about diamonds.

What is the magic formula, then, that will move a person from simply gazing at your diamond jewelry to leaving your store as a customer after having purchased it from you?

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, About Diamonds, Diamond Awareness, Diamond Supplier

Why It's Important to Avoid Diamonds From Zimbabwe

Posted by Saville Stern on October 13, 2015

Many of us have heard that we should avoid buying diamonds mined in Zimbabwe. This is because they are considered “conflict diamonds” or “blood diamonds” because of the legal and ethical issues involved. Why is this so?

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Topics: How to Grow Your Diamond Jewelry Store, Online Diamond Trading, About Diamonds, Diamond Awareness, Diamond Trends, Diamond Industry, Diamond Supplier

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