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Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry, with new developments unfolding every day. Here, we present a one-stop, running news feed on industry events impacted...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Martin Rapaport
Rapaport to Present ‘State of the Diamond Industry’
The annual Rapaport Breakfast this Thursday will explore what’s next for the diamond industry as it navigates the economic crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. “This will be one of the most important presentations...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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Diamond Markets Return Cautiously
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, June 2, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading is starting to regain traction in Hong Kong with some demand from China. Hong Kong is mostly open for business, but concerns are mounting about...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2020 Rapaport
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Podcast: Time for Subtle, Discreet Brand Marketing
As difficult as the Covid-19 lockdown period has been, Sally Morrison, director of public relations at De Beers’ consumer and brands division, sees opportunity for the diamond industry moving forward. In the first episode of the Rapaport...
Marketing Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Rapaport TradeWire May 21, 2020
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Research May 21, 2020 Rapaport
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
During lockdown, there comes a time when one simply doesn’t want to be told anymore that we’re in this together — “even though we may be apart.”While plunging further down that YouTube rabbit hole, as we all often have...
Marketing May 14, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Podcast: Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
As diamond markets start to return, the Rapaport News team discusses prospects for the industry in the latest episode of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. We discuss the extent to which things have fundamentally changed in the past...
Polished Markets May 14, 2020 Rapaport News
Lightbox Oregon Plant
Lightbox Delays New Production Plant to 2021
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond jewelry brand, has delayed commissioning its new facility in Portland, Oregon, by a few months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.“The building itself and plant infrastructure [are] already complete, and we are...
Manufacturing May 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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RapNet and Thinkspace Alliance to Provide Website Solutions for Online Jewelry Stores
RAPNET PRESS RELEASE, May 6, 2020, Las Vegas… RapNet, the world’s largest marketplace for diamonds and jewelry, is partnering with web technology company Thinkspace to provide cost-effective website solutions for jewelry retailers.The new...
Retail May 06, 2020 Rapaport
Polished Diamonds
Diamond Markets Reflect Uncertain Outlook
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 5, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading was restricted in April due to the coronavirus pandemic and global lockdowns. Sentiment was weak, with dealers frustrated by the inability to resume business. The...
Polished Markets May 05, 2020 Rapaport
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Guide to the Rapaport TradeSheet
The Rapaport TradeSheet provides Rapaport Discount Prices with percentage discounts in relation to the Rapaport Price List. The discount prices reflect our opinion of prices at which natural diamonds meeting Rapaport Specification A3 are available...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2020 Rapaport
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Rough Market Faces Its Toughest Year Yet
As the diamond market considers its options during the industry-wide lockdown, manufacturers in India are planning a freeze on rough imports. The move has precedent. Back in 2008, as financial markets collapsed, India imposed a one-month moratorium...
Rough Markets Apr 28, 2020 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Podcast
Podcast: How the Pandemic Is Changing De Beers
The diamond industry will need to tweak its messaging to emphasize the values its product and brands represent, De Beers executives stressed in the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz spoke with...
Marketing Apr 27, 2020 Rapaport News
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An Opportunity to Strengthen Connections
A rough diamond changes hands at least five times before it reaches the cutting wheel, an industry veteran explained to my amazement when I first started writing about the market. A polished stone is traded even more often before...
Polished Markets Apr 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Rough and Polished
Diamond Prices Slide in March as COVID-19 Spreads
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, April 7, 2020, Las Vegas…Diamond prices fell in March as the spreading coronavirus led to a dramatic decline in the global economy. Diamond markets are under pressure and facing a severe liquidity crisis as jewelry...
Polished Markets Apr 07, 2020 Rapaport
Ernie Blom
WFDB to Fund Get Diamonds Trading Platform
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has adopted Get Diamonds as its official trading platform, the organization’s president Ernie Blom told Rapaport News. The WFDB’s executive committee agreed in a Zoom meeting on Sunday...
Polished Markets Apr 06, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Martin Rapaport
Webinar: The Rapaport Price List
Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, explained how the Rapaport Price List works during a webinar this week. He clarified its role as a list of high asking prices, and gave an overview of the data and...
Polished Markets Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport
Martin Rapaport
Rapaport Suspends Price List Until May 1
The Rapaport Group will not publish the Rapaport Price List until May 1, after putting the issue to a vote among members of its RapNet trading network. The latest edition from March 20 is the official...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Martin Rapaport
Changes to Rapaport Price List
Our heart goes out to the diamond community during these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List on March 20 is upsetting. The trade is invited to contact me directly at email prices@diamonds.net. We are...
Polished Markets Mar 22, 2020 Rapaport
Press Release
Polished Prices Slide Amid Coronavirus Fears
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, March 3, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading declined sharply in February due to economic uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus. Manufacturers and dealers are facing a severe liquidity crunch as sales to China and Hong...
Polished Markets Mar 03, 2020 Rapaport
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