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Podcast: How Big a Threat Is the Coronavirus?
With the coronavirus dominating headlines since late January, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast looks at its potential impact on the diamond and jewelry market. In addition, Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz sums up the mood...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Gold Demand
Gold Demand Lifts Mood at India Jewelry Show
Exhibitors at IIJS Signature in Mumbai expressed confidence India’s wedding tradition and enduring love of gold would help the nation’s jewelry industry overcome its current difficulties.Economic uncertainty, high gold prices, tight regulation and...
Polished Markets Feb 17, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Panel
Panel Highlights Traceability Opportunity
The trend of adopting diamond traceability measures is gaining traction, according to participants in a panel discussion at Israel’s International Diamond Week.The panel, moderated by Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz, explored how various businesses across the supply...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Schachter Namdar
André Messika Invests in Namibia Factory
André Messika, a supplier of polished diamonds to the luxury jewelry market, has invested in a factory in Namibia, giving his company direct access to De Beers’ rough supply for the first time.The diamantaire has partnered with Schachter...
Manufacturing Feb 06, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Canadian Rough
Diamond Market Cautious Amid China Concerns
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 4, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond market sentiment was positive for most of January but weakened as the outbreak of the coronavirus in China resulted in a shutdown of retail stores over the important Chinese...
Polished Markets Feb 04, 2020 Rapaport
Rapaport Diamond Podcast
Podcast Episode 21: Googling Billy Porter
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast ushers in the new year with a review of the holiday season and some bold predictions for 2020. Is this the year of retail refurbishment? Will rough buying become more demand-driven?...
Polished Markets Jan 14, 2020 Rapaport News
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Diamond Prices Stable After Year of Declines
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE (Revised), January 7, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond market conditions improved in December as US and Chinese holiday demand helped raise sentiment. Polished prices stabilized and improved for sizes under 1 carat, supported...
Polished Markets Jan 07, 2020 Rapaport
The Next Diamond Decade
The Next Diamond Decade
It wasn’t that long ago that De Beers declared the 2010s “The Diamond Decade.” Growth in China and India was projected to drive demand, while the US would take small steps out of recession. This is what...
Polished Markets Dec 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Firestone
Firestone Forecasts Weak Rough Pricing
Firestone Diamonds gave a cautious outlook for the coming year, expecting continued sluggish market conditions to impact rough prices. “From a diamond-pricing perspective, [2019] was a tough year, particularly for the smaller, lower-value goods,...
Mining Dec 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: What’s in Store for the Holidays
With the holiday season well under way, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast debates different trends taking shape in the retail space. The discussion spans personalization, omnichannel, effective storytelling, being more open-minded, and...
Retail Dec 12, 2019 Rapaport News
ABN Amro
ABN Amro Tightens Diamond Lending Terms
ABN Amro will implement changes to its guidelines for lending to the diamond industry in 2020, reasoning that the trade has become more efficient and now requires less credit.The midstream’s reliance on working capital...
Rough Markets Dec 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Bruno Scarselli
Can Nanotechnology Save the Diamond Trade?
It’s not easy for a diamantaire to compete in the emerging diamond-traceability market, admits Bruno Scarselli, a New York-based supplier of fancy-color diamonds. As the likes of De Beers, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and others roll out...
Technology Dec 09, 2019 Avi Krawitz
GIA Dubai
GIA to Shut Down Dubai Branch
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will close its Dubai office by the end of the year, ending a decade-long presence in the city. The organization has offered education programs, including its Graduate Diamonds course...
Polished Markets Dec 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Press Release
Diamond Market More Optimistic
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December 3, 2019, Las Vegas … Sentiment in the diamond industry improved amid rising expectations for the holiday season. A rallying stock market fueled optimism as the Dow average climbed 3% in November, and...
Polished Markets Dec 03, 2019 Rapaport
MR
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
GIA Fluorescence Scale
The Curious Case of Fluorescence
The diamond industry has a complicated relationship with fluorescence.Historically, both the trade and consumers saw value in a diamond that fluoresced under ultraviolet light. The perception was that it added to the color of the diamond...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Dubai Conference Lab Grown Panel
Synthetics vs. Natural: The Battle over Value
In a jam-packed program, the Dubai Diamond Conference set the stage well for its main bout: finally, a match-up between the lab-grown and mined diamond producers. At its core, the debate among panelists in the...
Polished Markets Nov 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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Podcast: Why Bridal’s Not Enough
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast interviewed Stephen Lussier, De Beers’ vice president, consumer and brands, after the company published its annual Diamond Insight Report.Lussier outlines the key takeaways from the report, titled...
Marketing Nov 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough
Diamond Market Improves as Holidays Approach
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November5, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond trading improved in late October after variousJewish, Indian and Chinese holidays. Dealers are focused on filling holidayorders as US jewelers prepare inventory for the season. Shortages...
Polished Markets Nov 05, 2019 Rapaport
De Beers bridal collection
De Beers Lowers Global Diamond-Jewelry Estimate
De Beers has restated its estimation of global diamond-jewelry sales following a new study valuing the diamond content in jewelry purchases since the 2008 recession. The group also revised its production data to reflect lower...
Retail Nov 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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