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Keep In Touch With The Latest Developments In The Gem Industry-July2009
August 30, 2009

Monthly Newsletter August 2009


1)Scottish Gemstone Miner Killed in Kenya.

Campbell Bridges, a renowned Scottish gemstone miner and expert was killed in Kenya by an armed gang on Tuesday the 11th of August.

Bridges was ambushed and attacked by a group of about 30 men when they were approaching their mining camp. At the time of the attack Campbell Bridges was accompanied by his son, Bruce Bridge and 4 Kenyan employees. According to his son, Campbell Bridges was stabbed on the side. Read More

2) The gemstone bazaar held at Namak Mandi, Peshawar , Pakistan was a success and attracted a large number of visitors.

Over 30 exhibitors participated in the bazaar. There was a wide range of gemstones and minerals exhibited at the show which was organized by the Pakistan Gems and Jewellery Development Company (PGJDC). View our news website

3)Visit our Jewelry Blog for current trends in the jewellery industry

In our blog you will be able to pass comments and interact with the audience.

Our up to date articles are available free of charge to everyone. These articles are also categorized into many categories. Read More

4) Diamonds Are Forever Even During a Recession

Despite the economic downturn, sales of jewelry for special occasions such as wedding, engagement and anniversaries has remained relatively stable or in some cases even increased.

Suresh Hathiramani, the vice-president of the Singapore Diamond Exchange told the Malaysian Insider that “Relationships matter even more now. More people are tying the knot. The last six to eight months has seen a boom in the wedding industry,” . He also noted that regardless of the economic situation there will be a market for such jewelry, local jewelers should focus on manufacturing and marketing this type of jewelry. Read More

5) Facebook, Twitter and Google Login and other advanced technical API applications available on Internet Stones.COM News Media.

Our engineers and programmers have been working very hard lately to keep in touch with the latest trends.

You can now login to our News section via your Facebook/Twitter Username and password to pass comments. This can also be a great way to promote your business.

Google friend connect is now available on our website. Google friend connect enables you to login via Google, Yahoo and even Open Id,then invite your friends. Our News Website

6)China, The Next Biggest Diamond Consumer.

Retail sales of diamonds in China topped $300 million during the first half of 2009. This made China among the top 3 biggest diamond consuming countries of the world.

According to the Global Times, China is the only country where the demand for diamonds has been on the rise despite the current recession. This is despite the fact that the diamond industry, is amond the hardest hit industries due to the recession. During the same period the import volumes of diamonds to the USA and Japan had dropped by 49 percent and 24 percent respectively. Read More

7)More Media Mentions of Internet Stones.COM

Internet Stones. COM has been quoted by the following media firms:

i) Bloomberg- is one of the biggest media firms in USA

ii)Rediff- is the most popular Indian based website and the 8th most visited website in India (According to Alexa. COM- A Amazon owned company).

iii) SiDE 2- is the most popular TV station in Norway.

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