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Gem & Jewelry Articles from JOGS

Wyoming Jade at JOGS Tucson Show: The Best in the World June 5th, 2014

Recently at the JOGS TUCSON WINTER SHOW 2013, Sean Jordan brought out beautiful Wyoming Jade, considered the best in the world. Wyoming Jade was heavily mined between 1940-60 in the Granite mountains in Wyoming. Since Jade does not naturally occur in Wyoming, it has been found in deposits around the Granite mountains classifying it as… Read More

Miadonna & Co. opening traditional store June 5th, 2014

Miadonna & Co., a manufacturer of lab-grown gems and diamonds, have decided to open there first brick & mortar store in Portland, Oregon in July. This is a step in a different direction from there traditional online sales.  CEO Anna-Mieke Anderson stated that lab-grown diamonds are more pure than traditional diamonds and that the companies goal… Read More

Christie’s Auction sale of the 40.5 ct. diamond did not go as planned June 3rd, 2014

The 40.5 ct. internally flawless D-color  Golconda diamond necklace which headlined Christie’s Hong Kong Show did  not sell for the estimated $10 million. There was an offer for $7.2 million but it was not sold as the owner wanted $8.5 million.  Although, two records were still broken. A pair of Flawless diamond ear pendents weighing 25.49… Read More

10 ways to significantly improve returns at trade shows June 3rd, 2014

Set daily leads and goals- Make sure your staff and your self have a daily goal for how many leads all of you want to acquire. Stress the importance of achieving this goal along with maybe giving prizes to those who go above and beyond. Increase focus and pre-show and show events/promotions- Instead of giving… Read More

3 tips for success used by multi-million dollar companies. June 3rd, 2014

Always make sure your message is getting across to your customers– Online marketing can be tricky at times. Try and play around with some different strategies too see which one works best at reaching out to your customers. This may include e-mail campaigns, social media, or even organize events or seminars for customers. Experimenting can… Read More

Frederique Constant: Your ticket to a fine luxury timepiece for a reasonable price June 3rd, 2014

Peter Stas and Aletta Bax, the two owners of the company, had one mission: to create fine, high-quality luxury timepieces and sell them at a price appealing to everyone, not only the super-wealthy watch fanatics. This relatively new brand launched its’ first six-watch collection in 1992, three years after the company was founded(est. 1989).  Watch… Read More

The Rarest of the Rare June 3rd, 2014

Diamonds are among the rarest stones in the world, even lower quality diamonds are a luxury not many can afford. Nevertheless, this beautifully colored stone holds the belt as the rarest and most expensive diamond in the world, the red diamond. The gem must be “predominantly” red, meaning no other color hues on the gem… Read More

April not a good month for China’s economy May 30th, 2014

April was a bad month for the economy of China. Sales, Investments, and Factory outputs hit an all time low in April. this just proves that even the second-largest economy in the world can sink a little bit despite the efforts keeping it afloat.

China wants heavy say in price of gold May 30th, 2014

The leader in gold production and import, China, has initiated a plan to make Shanghai a gold trading hub. This move could overthrow London and New York as the leaders in gold pricing. The Shanghai Gold Exchange, the worlds largest gold exchange, approached a few banks including Australia and New Zealand Banking Group in order to… Read More

Adapt to Survive May 30th, 2014

Since the booming popularity increase of the internet and e-sales, the jewelry business became a took a sharp turn and became a whole new ball game. Many who have adapted prospered, and many who have not suffered the consequences. Before, buying jewelry could be a nightmare if you knew nothing of it. Your best bet… Read More