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Gem Market Pulse - December 2018

Posted on December 6, 2018 by Gemworld International

ONLINE SALES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN RETAIL SALES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON FEATURED GEM: TANZANITE Strong job growth in the U.S. created great optimism prior to holidays this year. Still, the initial analysis of Black Friday spending indicates that…

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