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The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony.The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Kono District has beensustained by diamond mining for over 50 years but lacks the basics many takefor granted...
Mining Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport breakfast JCK Las Vegas 2019
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
Leo Schachter
Trade Mourns Death of Leo Schachter
Leo Schachter, whose famed international diamond company has borne his name for almost 70 years, died last Thursday at the age of 95.Schachter launched Beck and Schachter Company on New York’s47th Street in 1952, having...
Polished Markets May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone
Rapaport Proposes Sierra Leone Diamond Reform
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, April 17, 2019, New York … The Rapaport Trade Mission to Sierra Leoneattracted a strong group of 29 international diamantaires and jewelers. Participants were from theUS, India, UAE, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, Spain, and...
Fair Trade Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport
Rapaport Feb magazine
Synthetics: A Special Report from Rapaport
The Rapaport Group has published a special report delvinginto the key issues around lab-grown diamonds.The supplement, “The Fight’s Getting Real,” contains highlights from the February 2019 issue of Rapaport Magazine, featuring an analysis...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2019 Rapaport
Surat cutting
Rapaport Trade Mission to Surat, India
The RapaportGroup is pleased to announce our trade mission to Surat, India. This mission willprovide an opportunity for members of the diamond-and-jewelry trade to gainfirst-hand knowledge of the diamond supply chain. Surat ishome to an estimated 500,000 diamond cutters,...
Mining Feb 14, 2019 Rapaport
Martin Rapaport
Martin Rapaport Addresses Israel Bourse
Martin Rapaport called on traders to develop a niche for themselves, when he addressed attendees at International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).“The idea that you have a specialized area where you arethe best…is a very healthy place to be,...
Polished Markets Jan 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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Martin Rapaport New Year Message
Dear Friends,Greetings and best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperousand peaceful New Year. The New Year is an important time for introspection. Forthinking about our past, present and future. This New Year has...
Fair Trade Dec 20, 2018 Martin Rapaport
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Conflict-Diamond Definition on KP Agenda
The World Diamond Council (WDC) will propose an expandeddefinition of conflict diamonds at this week’s Kimberley Process (KP) plenarymeeting in Brussels. The broader wording will address “grave and systematicviolence,” the WDC said Thursday, without...
Fair Trade Nov 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
RapNet Trade Center
RapNet Launches New Trade Center
RAPNET PRESS RELEASE, October 15, 2018, Las Vegas… RapNet, theworld’s leading diamond trading network, is proud to announce the launch of theRapNet Trade Center. This marks a major strategic development for RapNet by providing memberswith...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2018 Rapaport
India cutting factory
Surat Must Pivot to Marketing, Says Rapaport
Martin Rapaport has called on manufacturersin Surat to develop relationships with small US jewelers in an attempt toexpand their sales and marketing. The Indian diamond city, a hub for cuttingand polishing, remains highly traditional, and must...
Polished Markets Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Academy Launches Retail-Sales Courses
Rapaport Academy has created two online courses to helpretailers improve their digital marketing and sales. The e-learning platform launched the new programs inresponse to retailers’ requests for extra resources to help their online...
Retail Jun 27, 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
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Rapaport Academy Launches Course in Chinese
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, March 7, 2018, LasVegas... The Rapaport Group has released a Chinese version of Rapaport Academy’spopular online course — Fundamentals of Diamond Trading. In response to increasing demand fromChinese diamond trading professionals looking to increase their...
Polished Markets Mar 07, 2018 Rapaport
Prosperity diamond
Graff Buys 476ct. Prosperity Diamond for $16.5M
Graff Diamonds has spent $16.5 million on the 476-carat Meya Prosperity diamond,the second high-profile Sierra Leone rough stone that the luxury jeweler has bought this month. Meya Mining, a subsidiary of TrustcoResources and...
Rough Markets Dec 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Video Challenge Results
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December3, 2017, New York… The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce thatthe winner of the $5,000 Peace Diamond Video Challenge is Manjari Agrawal withapproximately 2,800 likes. The winners of the India-onlycontest are...
Rough Markets Dec 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Diamond Trader
Rapaport Launches Education Platform
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 28, 2017, Las Vegas... TheRapaport Group is pleased to announce the launch of Rapaport Academy. This newinnovative e-learning platform increases knowledgeand productivity for professionals in the diamond and jewelry industry....
Polished Markets Nov 28, 2017 Rapaport
476ct Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Yields Another Massive Diamond
A Sierra Leone mining operation discovered a 476-carat rough diamond at the Meya deposit in the nation’s Kono district last week, its owner announced Friday.Meya Mining, a subsidiary of Namibia-based conglomerate TrustcoGroup, found the diamond, which...
Mining Nov 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Rapaport to Auction Peace Diamond in December
The Rapaport Group will auction the 709-carat Peace Diamondin New York in early December following viewings in global trading centers, thecompany announced Tuesday.The rough stone, considered the 14th-largest diamond inhistory, is on display in Israel...
Rough Markets Oct 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Press Conference
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 16th, 2017,New York… The Government of Sierra Leone and the Rapaport Group are pleased toannounce the Peace Diamond Press Conference, which will take place over theinternet on Tuesday...
Rough Markets Oct 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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