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Vegas Montage
Podcast: Key Insights from the JCK Show
Fresh off the boat from Las Vegas, and battling some serious jetlag, Rapaport news editor Avi Krawitz and publisher John Costello pick out their key takeaways and favorite moments from...
Polished Markets Jun 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble?
As rain fell for about five minutes on the typically sunbaked Las Vegas strip on the opening day of the JCK show, one couldn’t help but sense things might be a bit different this year. Was...
Polished Markets Jun 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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Martin Rapaport at JCK: Watch the Full Speech
The diamond industry must invest in new products andethically sourced natural diamonds to boost profitability and counter thegrowth of synthetics, Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, stressedat the annual Rapaport Breakfast in Las Vegas....
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Sands Expo
Video: Vegas Show Sees Light Traffic
The JCK Las Vegas show ended Monday, with participants notinga decline in buyer traffic and exhibitors at this year’s event. Sentiment amongdiamond suppliers was relatively weak, as buyers were conservative, and overalldealer trading...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Harry Winston
Watch Out, JCK: Swatch Just Left Baselworld
The dramatic announcement that Swatch Group will not participate in the 2019 Baselworld exhibition was not surprising, despite its shock value. For some time now, exhibitors have expressed frustration with the...
Polished Markets Aug 01, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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US Polished Imports Rise in May
US polished-diamond imports increased 7% year on year in May, a peak month for the trade due to preparations for the annual Las Vegas shows in early June. Shipments were still lower than the same month in 2013,...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2018 Rapaport News
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DEF to Gift $500K to Students, Entrepreneurs
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has approved up to$500,000 in grants to help students and young entrepreneurs in countries wherediamond mining takes place. The money will go to the organization’s existingbeneficiaries, including the Botswana Top Achievers...
Mining Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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
JCK Floor Diamonds
Muted Las Vegas Fairs Come to a Close
The Las Vegas jewelry week ended on Monday with tradingreflecting a steady US market, despite the slower foot traffic at the variousshows. “Traffic was a bit down, but it was an okay show,” saidone Israeli polished supplier...
Polished Markets Jun 06, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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New Jewelry Show Comes to Las Vegas
A new fine-jewelry show will launch in Las Vegas duringthe upcoming trade-fair season, the event’s organizers said last week. Premier, which will feature jewelry manufacturers andbrands, emerging designers, and timepieces, will be located...
Polished Markets Mar 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond Names to Get DEF Awards
DEF Reveals Diamonds Do Good Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor De Beers CEOBruce Cleaver, as well as Rolex and a Canadian regional government, at itsDiamonds Do Good awards event in Las Vegas in May. Cleaver, who has headed De Beers since July...
Mining Jan 17, 2018 Rapaport News
JCK Floor
5 Takeaways from Las Vegas
The Las Vegas jewelry show season injected some confidence back into the diamond trade, despite a drop in attendance. Beyond the trading prospects for buyers and suppliers, last week’s shows provided a snapshot...
Polished Markets Jun 15, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Fernando Jorge Couture award
Brazilian Designer Takes Couture Prize
A designer producing his first diamond-focused collection won the Coutureaward for high-end diamond jewelry on Sunday in Las Vegas. Brazilian-born Fernando Jorge received the accolade for the“Best in Diamonds Above $20,000” category at the Couture...
Retail Jun 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Forevermark Jewelry
Forevermark Ads to Refocus on Women
Forevermark will target female buyers in its holiday-seasonmarketing campaign this year, following a sharp shift in the way consumers acquiretheir jewelry.Self-purchasing by single and married women has increasedalmost 50% in the past decade, and grew...
Marketing Jun 05, 2017 Rapaport News
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Diamond Prices Stable in May
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, June 5, 2017, New York… Polisheddiamond trading was sluggish in May, with dealers waiting for this week’s LasVegas shows to get better deals and assess the pulse of the market. Suppliersheld prices...
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2017 Rapaport
Crime-Yellow Tape
Gang of Diamond Fraudsters Arrested
New York police have arrested 10 men accused of defraudingwholesalers out of diamonds valued at more than $9 million, the US Attorney’sOffice for the Southern District of New York announced.The accused wrote bad checks, forged documents and...
Financial-Legal Apr 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Las Vegas Strip
Helzberg Diamonds to Receive DEF Award
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor HelzbergDiamonds for its contribution to society, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas laterthis year.The retailer will receive the Diamonds Do Good CorporateLegacy of Philanthropy Award at a gala event on June...
Retail Mar 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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JCK Show to Move Back to The Venetian in 2019
The JCK and Luxury shows in Las Vegas will return to the Sands Expo and Convention Center in 2019, the event organizers said. The shows were until 2010 located at the Sands, which is part...
Polished Markets Jul 13, 2016 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2016
Vegas Shows Reveal Stable, Fast-Changing Market
As a bellwether for the U.S. jewelry market and global diamond industry, this year’s Las Vegas shows met the trade’s conservative expectations. While foot traffic and diamond trading were slightly slower than...
Polished Markets Jun 16, 2016 Avi Krawitz
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