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Podcast: Scandal, Synthetics and No-Shows

Dec 20, 2018 5:15 AM   By Rapaport News
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 Whether it’s a blessing or curse, we’re certainly living in interesting times, and 2018 delivered a host of standout developments that will have a lasting impact on the diamond industry. In the latest Rapaport Diamond Podcast, the editorial team looks back at some of the key themes that shaped the year in our coverage on Diamonds.net. 

What were the biggest stories of the year and what were our favorites? Without giving too much away, they involved lab-grown diamonds, Indian credit, Chinese tariffs and trade shows.

Finally, host David Ehrlich puts the team on the spot to “prognosticate” what we expect to shape the market in 2019. It promises to be quite the (train) ride…

Image: Themes from Episode 11 of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. The Lightbox pop-up  store in New York, entrance to Baselworld, and a green diamond that the GIA reported had two parts glued together with an unknown adhesive. (De Beers/Lightbox, Baselworld, Robison McMurtry/GIA)  
Tags: Baselworld, Christie's, De Beers, diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, Lightbox, Rapaport News, Sotheby's, Synthetics
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