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Instagram Jewelry Favorites of 2020
Bold designs, unconventional shapes, and big white diamonds are what our Instagram community loved best this year. Looking at the diamond-jewelry posts our 80,000 followers saved the most from @jewelryconnoisseur_by_rapaport, we saw...
Gemstones Dec 31, 2020 Sonia Esther Soltani
DMCC Israel launch
Dubai Opens Office in Israel Diamond Exchange
The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) has launched a representative outpost in the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), paving the way for a deeper trading relationship between the two markets.The DMCC, a state-funded trading hub...
Polished Markets Dec 01, 2020 Joshua Freedman, Sonia Esther Soltani
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Artisanal Diamond Divers in the Spotlight
Fifty-year old John is a diamond diver in Sierra Leone, one of a few hundred or thousand such divers out of some 1.5 million artisanal miners worldwide. His work is arduous: Going 5 to 10 meters underwater without a mask, he relies on his...
Mining Oct 07, 2020 Sonia Esther Soltani
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Rapaport Introduces Jewelry Connoisseur Podcast
Rapaport is launching a new podcast dedicated to estate jewels as the sector gains popularity among consumers. Hosting the biweekly Jewelry Connoisseur Podcast is Editor in Chief Sonia Esther Soltani, with guests including estate dealers, historians,...
Polished Markets May 13, 2020 Rapaport News
Alexander Laut earrings set with untreated aquamar
Jewelry Connoisseur: Your Source for Essential Jewelry Updates
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, January 9, 2020, Las Vegas… Jewelry Connoisseur by Rapaport is launching a weekly newsletter to help you keep up to date with all the latest news and trends in the diamond and jewelry sector. Whether...
Retail Jan 09, 2020 Sonia Esther Soltani
Ilan Kaplan
How Cutters Can Maximize Profits
After 16 years of working as a manufacturer — 10 of which he spent as manager of Laurence Graff’s South African business Safdico — Ilan Kaplan decided to “turn on its head all the traditional thinking in the diamond industry.” Together with fellow rough-diamond...
Polished Markets Dec 29, 2019 Sonia Esther Soltani
WJN Names 37 Ambassadors
The Women’s Jewellery Network (WJN) has unveiled its new list of industry ambassadors, including RapaportEditor-in-Chief Sonia Esther Soltani. The new network will help shape conversations around thetrade and progress the organization’s...
Polished Markets Jun 10, 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
Podcast 7
Podcast: What Happened in Vegas
The Rapaport editorial team analyzes De Beers’ synthetics launch, Martin Rapaport’s criticism of the miner’s disclosure rules, and other surprises from the Las Vegas shows.Rapaport’s reporters, fresh from their visit to the shows,reflect...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Podcast May 2018
Podcast: The State of Diamond Grading
Are grading labs fueling consumer confidence, or creatingcause for concern? That’s the question the Rapaport editorial teamexplores in this month’s Rapaport Diamond Podcast.We also interview Martin Rapaport, chairman ofthe Rapaport Group, who...
Polished Markets May 27, 2018 Rapaport News
GemGenève Show Wins Industry Hearts and Minds
Within 48hours of its Thursday opening, exhibitors were already hailing the GemGenève tradefair as a success.Words like “jolly,” “friendly” and “good vibe” peppered descriptions of the Geneva-based show, which welcomed 147 exhibitors spanning the...
Polished Markets May 13, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Vegas to Host Panel on Colored Diamonds
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) will hold aseminar during the upcoming JCK Las Vegas show, to be moderated by Rapaport Editor in Chief Sonia EstherSoltani.The series, which will discuss the benefits of naturaldiamonds and...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2018 Rapaport News
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The Rapaport Diamond Podcast: Corruption
On the heels of the alleged $2 billion Nirav Modi fraud, theRapaport Diamond Podcast has taken a close look at industry corruption.In the show’s fourth episode, “Fraud, Corruption and theRed Carpet,” the Rapaport editorial team...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2018 Rapaport News
Paris Hilton Engagement Ring
Say Yes to Engagement Rings
Businessman Kevin O’Leary has sound advice for people who are about to get married: Don’t get into debt. So far, so sensible. Except he is also recommending they skip the engagement ring, blaming our industry...
Retail Jan 11, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Sonia Esther Soltani
Rapaport Appoints Sonia Esther Soltani Editor
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, August 16, 2017, Ramat Gan… Rapaport is pleased to announce theappointment of Sonia Esther Soltani as Editor.This role will see Ms Soltani work across print and digital media titles forRapaport. Her responsibilitiesinclude the...
Polished Markets Aug 16, 2017 Rapaport
Carat+ Ribbon Cutting
Carat+ Ends with Attendees Asking for More
As the Carat+ diamond trade fair drew to a close on Tuesday, exhibitors spoke of their plans to take part in next year’s edition and expressed hope that it would see an increase in buyer attendance. “The general feedback is that...
Polished Markets May 09, 2017 Sonia Esther Soltani
Caterina Murino - Carat+
'Stylish' Carat+ Show Raises the Mood in Antwerp
Exhibitors and visitors were in a positive mood during the inaugural Carat+ “diamonds-only” show in Antwerp this week, particularly as foot traffic improved toward the end of the first day. The show opened Sunday with...
Polished Markets May 08, 2017 Sonia Esther Soltani
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