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Could Covid-19 Reshape the Memo Market?
The Covid-19 shutdown and its consequences have caused many diamond wholesalers and jewelry retailers to reevaluate even the most basic business practices. Is there a new normal for memos as well? Memos, both short-...
Polished Markets Jul 06, 2020 Joyce Kauf
Atzmon Breitbart
How One Diamantaire Is Picking Up the Pieces
An Israeli diamond cutter with 45 years of experience in the trade turned to a surprising source of income when his business floundered due to Covid-19: driving a garbage truck.The story of Atzmon Breitbart might sound more worrying than inspiring....
Polished Markets Jun 24, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Singles Day
Alibaba Sees Record Singles’ Day Sales
Singles’ Day has continued to grow as a major onlineshopping occasion in China, with Alibaba Group reporting record sales through itse-commerce sites. The total value of transactions on the Chinese retailgiant’s platforms rose 26% to CNY 268.4...
Retail Nov 12, 2019 Rapaport News
RapMag May 2019 cover
What Women Want: Empowering Female Leaders
The movie What Women Want was on to something when itcame out nearly 20 years ago. In it, a hotshot playboy and advertisingexecutive wakes up from an accident with the ability to read women’s minds. Atfirst, he sees this...
Polished Markets May 08, 2019 Deborah Yonick
Time to reengage with bridal
Time for the Trade to Reengage with Bridal
There’s a caveat that Stephen Lussier emphasizes when marketing diamonds to millennials as a symbol of love. The industry needs to recognize that love may not entail the formality of marriage, the De Beers head of marketing stressed in an interview...
Marketing Mar 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Star Diamond
Canada Site Shows High-Value Potential
Star Diamond Corporation has noted a large quantity of high-valueand large rough stones at its two exploration sites in Canada, sending itsstock price shooting upward. Nearly 27% of diamonds at its Star project are type IIa,...
Mining Mar 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Final Cut
What Online Jewelry Influencers Expect in 2019
BeckyStone,Diamonds in the Library founder and CEO:Modern jewelry loverswant to put their money toward pieces they can connect with, that make astatement about who they truly are. Charms offer that personal connection...
Retail Feb 27, 2019 Sonia Esther Soltani
De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launcha line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox Jewelrystarted selling the products online in September, and it’s now looking atexpansion options.The main opportunity to develop...
Retail Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Trans Hex
Miner Miscommunication: A Lack of Clarity
A bizarre press release from Alrosa landed in the RapaportNews inbox in early October, purporting to relay positive results from the“washing season of 2018” at one of its subsidiaries. What exactly occurs duringthe Almazy Anabara washing season,...
Mining Nov 21, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Made in the USA
Rapaport Magazine: US Manufacturing
The future of US manufacturing is the focus of RapaportMagazine’s November cover feature, with interviewees from across theindustry lending their views on the matter. US companies are increasingly sending work to overseasmanufacturers for cost reasons. Reversing that...
Manufacturing Nov 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Partners with Carat+ 2018
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 28, 2018, New York… Rapaporthas signed an agreement to be the official media partner for the Carat+ tradeshow taking place in Antwerp this May.As part of the deal, Rapaport Magazineand its...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2018 Rapaport
De Beers Is The New Kid on the Blockchain 150
De Beers Is the New Kid on the Blockchain
Lastmonth, dozens gathered in midtown Manhattan to learn more about De Beers’Diamond Blockchain Initiative — a project that aims to underpin confidence indiamonds by creating permanent records for them. While most know blockchain asthe technology that underlies...
Technology Feb 15, 2018 Jennifer Heebner
Saville Stern RapNet
RapNet Gets a Tech Interface-Lift
RapNet launched a new site on Tuesday, promising asafer, simpler and smarter way of trading diamonds online. The aspects of RapNet that users enjoy will stay, but theredesigned platform will be easier to navigate, getting those...
Technology Jan 10, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Diamond jewelry retail
Most Retailers Won’t Sell Synthetics Anytime Soon
More than half of retailers will not sell synthetic diamondsin the coming year, according to the results of a survey by the DiamondProducers Association (DPA). Some 61% of retailers who took part in the survey said they...
Retail Sep 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland on Her Diamond Debut
Former supermodel Kathy Ireland has entered the diamondjewelry market, a journey she recounts in an exclusive interview with RapaportMagazine.Ireland, famous for her iconic appearances on the coverof Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition, found similar success...
Retail Aug 21, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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Rapaport Group Appoints John Costello Publisher
PRESS RELEASE, May 11, 2016, Ramat Gan … The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce the appointment of John Costello as Publisher.This role will see Mr Costello, who has almost 20 years publishing experience, head up Rapaport’s Information...
Polished Markets May 11, 2016 Rapaport
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