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Rapaport Sees Opportunity for Dealers Amid Turmoil
In 2100,the diamond industry will look vastly different from its current makeup, MartinRapaport assured diamantaires at the recent Antwerp Rough Diamond Days event. Mostnotably, it will be less influenced by the mining companies as demand dynamicsincreasingly...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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
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Martin Rapaport Urges $1B Marketing Spend
Martin Rapaport hascalled for more effective marketing of diamond jewelry and a $1 billion global campaign promoting natural-diamond engagement rings. Speaking at the 18thParis Gemmological Rendez Vous on September 9, Rapaport, chairman of theRapaport Group, said current...
Polished Markets Sep 11, 2019 David Brough
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French Gem Group to Hold Diamond Symposium
The French Association of Gemmology (AFG) will hold aconference in Paris on the state of the diamond industry, it said Monday.The 18th Paris Gemmological Rendez Vous — whichwill take place on September 9 — will cover topics including diamondmining,...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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RapNet Votes No on Synthetic Diamonds
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, June 5, 2019, Las Vegas … Members of RapNet, the world’s largest diamond tradingnetwork with daily listings valued at $7.5 billion, voted overwhelmingly againstintroducing services for synthetic diamonds. The following are...
Polished Markets Jun 16, 2019 Rapaport
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Midstream Struggling as Diamond Prices Soften
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, June 5, 2019, LasVegas … Diamond markets are under pressure as profit margins have tightenedand the trade war with China has fueleduncertainty. US jewelry sales arerobust, but the midstream is not profitableenough...
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport
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Martin Rapaport at JCK: Watch the Full Speech
The diamond industry must invest in new products andethically sourced natural diamonds to boost profitability and counter thegrowth of synthetics, Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, stressedat the annual Rapaport Breakfast in Las Vegas....
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
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RapNet Members Say ‘No’ to Synthetics
The RapNet community has voted overwhelmingly againstintroducing services for the lab-grown-diamond sector. Members voted by 79% to 21% against the trading platformlisting synthetics on the site. They also rejected a lab-grown pricelist, with 74%...
Mining Jun 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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Martin Rapaport: Synthetic Ethics
Synthetic diamonds are a fundamental threat to the naturaldiamond industry. They are not just a competitive product like gems, pearls, orgold jewelry. They are a replacement product. Their marketers shout out: Don’t buynatural diamonds,...
Polished Markets May 23, 2019 Martin Rapaport
RapNet to Vote On Synthetics
RapNet to Vote on Synthetics
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2019, Las Vegas … RapNet, the world’slargest diamond trading network with daily listings of over $7.4 billion, willbe voting on whether it should provide diamond listing and pricing services...
Polished Markets May 22, 2019 Rapaport
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Trade Mourns Death of Leo Schachter
Leo Schachter, whose famed international diamond company has borne his name for almost 70 years, died last Thursday at the age of 95.Schachter launched Beck and Schachter Company on New York’s47th Street in 1952, having...
Polished Markets May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
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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
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Rapaport Trade Mission to Surat, India
The RapaportGroup is pleased to announce our trade mission to Surat, India. This mission willprovide an opportunity for members of the diamond-and-jewelry trade to gainfirst-hand knowledge of the diamond supply chain. Surat ishome to an estimated 500,000 diamond cutters,...
Mining Feb 14, 2019 Rapaport
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Martin Rapaport Addresses Israel Bourse
Martin Rapaport called on traders to develop a niche for themselves, when he addressed attendees at International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).“The idea that you have a specialized area where you arethe best…is a very healthy place to be,...
Polished Markets Jan 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Announces Mission to Sierra Leone
The Rapaport Group is organizing a trip to Sierra Leone for members of the diamond and jewelry trade wishing to gain insight into the artisanal mining sector.The visit will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with...
Fair Trade Jan 28, 2019 Rapaport
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Martin Rapaport New Year Message
Dear Friends,Greetings and best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperousand peaceful New Year. The New Year is an important time for introspection. Forthinking about our past, present and future. This New Year has...
Fair Trade Dec 20, 2018 Martin Rapaport
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Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Conflict-Diamond Definition on KP Agenda
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will propose an expandeddefinition of conflict diamonds at this week’s Kimberley Process (KP) plenarymeeting in Brussels. The broader wording will address “grave and systematicviolence,” the WDC said Thursday, without...
Fair Trade Nov 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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RAPAPORT TRADE ALERT – July 27, 2018
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issuednew Guides for the Jewelry Industry. While these guidelines create confusion byexpanding the definition of the word ‘diamond’ to include synthetic diamondsthey continue to restrict...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2018 Martin Rapaport
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Surat Must Pivot to Marketing, Says Rapaport
Martin Rapaport has called on manufacturersin Surat to develop relationships with small US jewelers in an attempt toexpand their sales and marketing. The Indian diamond city, a hub for cuttingand polishing, remains highly traditional, and must...
Polished Markets Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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