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Estate Jewelry
Martin Rapaport’s Webinar on Estate Jewelry
In the run-up to the first Rapaport Estate Jewelry Auction, Martin Rapaport explains in this webinar why the greatest opportunity facing the diamond, gem and jewelry industry is the purchase and resale of estate jewelry.Image:...
Polished Markets Oct 30, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Sotheby’s Names New CEO Following Takeover
The media tycoon who recently bought Sotheby’s has appointed a senior executive from his business empire as the auction house’s new CEO.Charles Stewart will assume the role with immediate effect, having served...
Polished Markets Oct 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Sam Ziefer
Recycled-Jewelry Veteran Joins Fortuna
Sam Ziefer, a veteran of the jewelry industrywith 50 years of experience, has joined auction house Fortuna as executive vicepresident of business development. He will focus on building strategicpartnerships for the New York-based company and strengthening its marketposition...
Polished Markets Jul 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's 102.34 carat 2018
Why the Market for Large Diamonds Is in Free Fall
As the who’s who in the glitzy world of high-valuediamond auctions gathered in Geneva in May, there was an understated tone tothis year’s pilgrimage to the Swiss city. While Sotheby’s and Christie’s playedup their offerings of magnificent jewels,...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Sierra Leone
Rapaport Proposes Sierra Leone Diamond Reform
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, April 17, 2019, New York … The Rapaport Trade Mission to Sierra Leoneattracted a strong group of 29 international diamantaires and jewelers. Participants were from theUS, India, UAE, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, Spain, and...
Fair Trade Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport
Bonhams
18ct. Diamond to Lead Bonhams Auction
Bonhams will offer an 18.04-carat diamond at its FineJewelry sale in New York next month, estimating the piece at $400,000 to$600,000. The emerald-cut, G-color, VS2-clarity diamond flanked bytrillion-cut diamonds will head up the auction on December...
Mining Nov 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby's pink Geneva Nov 2018
Colored Diamonds Lead $60M Sotheby’s Sale
Sotheby’s garnered $59.9 million at its Geneva auction lastweek as a 21.19-carat pink diamond smashed its estimate with a final price of $7.4million. The cushion-shaped, fancy-light-pink, VVS2-clarity, type IIadiamond fetched $347,601 per carat, Sotheby’s reported...
Polished Markets Nov 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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Angola to Curb Sodiam’s Control of Rough Sales
Angola plans to allow miners to sell up to 60% of roughdiamonds to companies of their choice, including to their own tradingdivisions, Reuters reported last week. The changes are part of the country’s reforms to its diamondsector under President João...
Rough Markets Jul 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Bonhams
Bonhams Puts Itself Up for Sale – Report
UK-based auctioneer Bonhams is considering a sale of thebusiness, and has appointed investment bank NM Rothschild to advise on theprocess, The Sunday Times reported.A sale to a private-equity house is the most likely outcomefor the 225-year-old company, whose chairman,...
Polished Markets May 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Podcast 5, April 2018
Podcast: Are Trade Shows Dead?
With JCK Las Vegas approaching, the Rapaport editorial team looks at the future of industry fairs.The latest episode of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast, available now, examines the changing landscape of trade shows, analyzing how...
Polished Markets Apr 23, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Raises Prices at $520M Sale
De Beers’ April sight closed with a value of $520 millionamid concerns among manufacturers that higher rough prices could affect profitmargins.De Beers raised prices by 1% to 2% from the previous salefor larger size categories, sightholders told...
Rough Markets Apr 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Prices Strong at Alrosa Israel Auction
Alrosa sold $13.7 million worth of special-size rough diamonds in Israel earlier this month, the miner said Friday. The company auctioned 105 diamonds larger than 10.8 carats, totaling 1,665 carats. The stones...
Mining Feb 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Grows Watch Team with New Chief
Sotheby’s Names Head of Watch Auctions
Sotheby’s has hired Sam Hines as worldwide head of its watchdivision — the auction house’s second senior appointment for its jewelry andtimepiece department in less than two months. Based in Hong Kong, Hines (pictured) will...
Watches Jan 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Jean Ghika Bonhams
Bonhams Appoints New Jewelry Chief
Bonhams has appointed Jean Ghika as global director of finejewelry, the London-based auction house announced. She will supervise sales inLondon, New York, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.Ghika’s promotion comes after 25 years at Bonhams,...
Polished Markets Jan 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa Rough
Alrosa to Bring Big Diamonds to Big Apple in 2018
Alrosa will hold 30 auctions of large rough diamonds atlocations around the world in 2018, adding New York to its roster.The events will primarily take place in the major tradingcenters in which Alrosa has sales offices,...
Rough Markets Dec 28, 2017 Rapaport News
Prince Harry Meghan Markle
10 Rapaport Stories That Got Social Media Buzzing
Rapaport’s Twitter, Facebook and other social media pages have shared the fun and engaging side of the diamond industry with followers this year. Stories ran the gamut from aBritish prince and...
Polished Markets Dec 28, 2017 Rapaport News
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Sotheby’s Taps Dior Exec to Head Jewelry Unit
Sotheby’s has appointed experienced luxury executiveLaurence Nicolas as head of its jewelry and watch division. As executive vice president and global managing directorof the business, Nicolas will be in charge of auctions, private sales, e-commerce,retail sales...
Polished Markets Dec 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Names New Strategy Chief
De Beers has appointed Neil Ventura as vice president of strategy and innovation, following the departure of Gareth Mostyn in October. Ventura (pictured, left), who headed the miner’s rough auction business for the past decade,...
Mining Dec 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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Blue Diamond Sells for $15M at Sotheby’s New York
Sotheby’s sold $54 million worth of jewelry at its New Yorkauction on Tuesday as several pieces containing rare blue diamonds andgemstones yielded higher-than-expected prices.An anonymous buyer spent $15.1 million, or $2.7 million percarat, on an emerald-cut, 5.69-carat,...
Polished Markets Dec 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa Dynasty collection
Alrosa Fails to Sell 51ct. Dynasty
Alrosa withdrew the 51-carat Dynasty diamond from itsauction of a polished collection after realizing it would not fetch the pricethat the company had wanted.The Russian miner will now try to sell the stone at anotherauction,...
Mining Dec 03, 2017 Rapaport News
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