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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
Diamond Trade with Loupe
Diamond Trade Cautious Ahead of Holiday Season
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 7, 2019, Las Vegas…Diamond market sentiment was weak in September after the Hong Kong show demonstrated a slowdown in Chinese demand.Buyers from mainland China are cautious. The US-China trade war,...
Polished Markets Oct 07, 2019 Rapaport
Marketing
Opinion: An Urgent Call to Invest in Marketing
The diamond industry must significantly increase its marketing spend to ensure the trade’s longevity. This need is highlighted by the difficult conditions the sector has endured over the past few years.Recent challenges have...
Marketing Sep 09, 2019 Shashin Choksi & Siddharth Choksi
Shanghai Skyline
China Slowdown Weighing on Diamond Prices
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, September 3, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond markets were quiet in August, with dealers taking their summer vacations amid uncertainty about the important Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. Demand...
Polished Markets Sep 03, 2019 Rapaport
De Beers
Diamond Trading Quiet Amid Tight Profits
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, August 6, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond-market sentiment was weak in July due to tight profits and liquidity. The pressures facing cutters and dealers resulted from high rough supply at inflated prices...
Polished Markets Aug 06, 2019 Rapaport
Alrosa rough
Stop Buying Rough
The prevailing panic surrounding the rise of lab-grown diamonds is overshadowing the bigger challenge facing the diamond market: There is no profit in the trade. This long-term challenge is reaching crisis levels, as manufacturers lack liquidity and...
Rough Markets Jul 03, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Diamond Cutting
Challenging Diamond Market Sees Further Declines
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, July 2, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond market sentiment was weak in June due to sluggish demand and tightening manufacturing profits. Suppliers are reducing prices to raise liquidity, as they’re under pressure from...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport
Polished diamonds
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
Dollars and Jewelryq
Diamond Prices Soften Despite US Stability
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 7, 2019, Las Vegas … Polished-diamond prices declined in April due to continued oversupply and selective Far East demand. US jewelry sales remain firm, helping to support the global trade. The RapNet...
Polished Markets May 07, 2019 Rapaport
Rough from DPA
Profits Tight Amid Slow Diamond Trading
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, April 2, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond market sentiment was soft in March, after the Hong Kong and Basel shows failed to boost trading in a significant way. The first quarter was weaker...
Polished Markets Apr 02, 2019 Rapaport
Gahcho Kué
Analysts Expect Flat Rough Prices in 2019
Rough-diamond prices will remain sluggish this year as themarket challenges that arose in the second half of last year are set to continue,two investment banks have warned.Prices are likely to drop 1% to 2% in the first half of2019,...
Rough Markets Mar 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Market
Diamond Market Sees Selective Demand
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, March 5, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond dealers remained cautious in February amid excess supply and selective demand. Suppliers had low expectations for the important Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem...
Polished Markets Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport
Loupe & Polished diamonds
Diamond Prices Slide as Year Begins with Caution
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 5, 2019, Las Vegas … Polished-diamond prices softened in January as US restocking proved slower than expected after the holiday season, and as Far East buyers took vacation ahead of the Chinese New...
Polished Markets Feb 05, 2019 Rapaport
Graph
Graph Diamonds: The Year in 5 Telling Charts
Data can be exhilarating. Earlier this week, Avi Krawitz,Rapaport’s News Editor and Senior Analyst, called this reporter over to look athis screen, as there was something exciting on it. The attraction was a linechart of the...
Polished Markets Jan 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Small Rough Diamonds
Small-Diamond Slump to Pressure Manufacturers
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December 4, 2018, New York… The sharp decline in prices of small, low-value diamonds will exert further pressure on India’s manufacturing sector, according to the latest issue of the Rapaport Research Report. Prices...
Polished Markets Dec 04, 2018 Rapaport
Diamond & Loupe
Diamond Prices Slide Before Diwali Break
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 6, 2018, New York… Polished-diamond prices softened in October as inventory levels rose ahead of the Diwali festival. Despite the decline, sentiment improved, with expectations growing for the US holiday season....
Polished Markets Nov 06, 2018 Rapaport
Chinese Demand - HK Show
Diamond Prices Down Amid Asia Caution
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 4, 2018, New York… Polished diamond prices softened in September, with trading at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair reflecting uncertainty over weak currencies and US-China trade tensions....
Polished Markets Oct 04, 2018 Rapaport
Loupe & Polished diamonds
Diamond Prices Soften Ahead of Hong Kong Fair
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, September 4, 2018, New York… Diamond prices dropped slightly in August due to slow trading during the summer vacation. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat diamonds fell 0.5% during...
Polished Markets Sep 04, 2018 Rapaport
Polished Diamond
Diamond Trading Slows in Seasonal Lull
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, August 1, 2018, New York… Diamond prices softened slightly in July due to a seasonal slowdown as US wholesalers closed for their summer vacations. Bargain-hunters were asking for higher discounts during the quiet...
Polished Markets Aug 01, 2018 Rapaport
Diamond ring
Diamond Prices Rise in June
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, July 3, 2018, New York … Diamond market sentiment was positive in June after the Las Vegas shows demonstrated robust US jewelry demand. Suppliers held polished prices firm amid shortages in some...
Polished Markets Jul 03, 2018 Rapaport
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