Articles by Martin Rapaport

11/1/2014 12:01 AM
Honest Grading
Overgrading is not just a legal issue, it is an ethical issue facing the diamond and retail industry.
12/1/2013 12:01 AM
Sinthetics
The sale of synthetic diamonds as natural is challenging the integrity of our diamond industry – what should we do about it?
5/31/2013 12:01 AM
Matt Runci
An Independent View
12/31/2012 11:59 AM
New Year Message from Martin Rapaport
12/20/2012 12:01 AM
Moral Clarity and the Diamond Industry
6/1/2012 12:31 AM
Trust and Verification
5/1/2012 12:02 AM
Chow Tai Fook: The Inside Story
1/1/2012 12:01 AM
Strategic Thinking Amid Global Uncertainty
How to plan for success in a volatile economic environment.
8/10/2011 10:20 AM
After Kimberley… Now What?
11/1/2010 10:00 AM
Keep the Diamond Dream Alive
11/1/2010 09:58 AM
Sourcing for Surat
10/1/2010 07:15 AM
Ethical Considerations
Can our industry establish ethical standards?
10/1/2010 07:14 AM
Human Rights and the Diamond Industry
Martin Rapaport explains the Rapaport Minimum Standards regarding human rights and the diamond industry
10/1/2010 07:10 AM
Diamond Ethics 101
Professor Peter Singer of Princeton University discusses the ethical dilemma the diamond industry is facing
10/1/2010 06:08 AM
Maguwu: Zimbabwe Situation
Martin Rapaport discusses the status of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe with human rights activist Farai Maguwu
9/7/2010 12:44 PM
Invitation to Rapaport International Diamond Conference in October
Conference to Be Held October 21 at Times Center in New York
8/30/2010 09:52 AM
Rapaport Group Sets Human Rights Standard
8/15/2010 09:20 AM
Message From Martin Rapaport to RapNet Members on Marange Diamonds
7/5/2010 01:07 PM
State of the Diamond Industry 2010
1/29/2010 09:00 AM
Stop Buying and Selling Blood Diamonds
The Kimberley Process and World Diamond Council are a sham.
12/31/2009 02:36 AM
New Year’s Message
12/1/2009 03:22 AM
Rapaport Bans Zimbabwe’s Marange Diamonds
RapNet to expel members who trade in Marange diamonds.
9/1/2009 04:15 PM
India Rising
7/5/2009 02:45 AM
A New World
6/1/2009 09:21 AM
'State of the Diamond Industry' Part 1
Part one of two
6/1/2009 09:20 AM
'State of the Diamond Industry' Part 2
Part two of two
5/27/2009 12:24 PM
Credit Alert
4/30/2009 11:42 AM
The "W" Effect
4/1/2009 06:40 AM
Fair Pricing
2/24/2009 06:58 AM
Bubble Trouble
2/3/2009 07:39 AM
Fewer, Better Things
Martin Rapaport Interviews De Beers' Stephen Lussier
1/28/2009 01:37 PM
Stall and Spin
1/5/2009 07:41 PM
Market Analysis for 2009
1/1/2009 05:39 AM
Happy New Year
12/1/2008 12:02 AM
Transparency
11/1/2008 09:26 AM
Deflation
11/1/2008 12:01 AM
Inside the Auction Market
10/9/2008 08:41 AM
Diggers in Sierra Leone
10/1/2008 09:29 AM
ShowTime
9/26/2008 12:00 PM
Financial Turmoil and Our Industry
9/25/2008 03:03 PM
Diamond Investment and Luxury Demand
9/25/2008 08:32 AM
Integrate Diamond Investment with Luxury Demand
9/1/2008 06:21 AM
Thirty Years
8/1/2008 05:56 AM
Rising to the Challenge
Avi Paz Interview
8/1/2008 05:18 AM
Rapaport Conference
7/1/2008 10:29 AM
Tsunami Warning
6/1/2008 07:02 AM
Boom and Bust
5/1/2008 10:54 AM
8.5% and 60%
5/1/2008 08:34 AM
Buoyant in Basel
The National Jewelry Institute mounts a new exhibit showcasing the work of contemporary designers.
4/1/2008 07:03 AM
Confusion
3/1/2008 12:00 AM
Speculation
2/21/2008 11:56 PM
Warning About Speculative Prices
2/1/2008 09:54 AM
Stock Markets
1/1/2008 08:40 AM
Rough Allocation
Varda Shine Interview
1/1/2008 07:33 AM
Big Stone Boom
12/1/2007 03:29 AM
Globalization
9/1/2007 12:01 AM
Moshe Schnitzer Taught Us By Example
8/16/2007 08:09 AM
'State of the Diamond Industry' 2007
7/1/2007 12:00 AM
Commoditization: Diamond Industry to Establish Fair, Open, Competitive Markets
6/1/2007 12:00 AM
State of the Industry — 2007
We need the big picture to develop strategies and reposition ourselves for the future.
1/19/2007 08:38 AM
Fair Trade Diamonds and Jewelry
1/18/2007 06:37 PM
Industry is Confronting Greatest Challenge
1/5/2007 02:48 PM
Development Difficulties: How Good Intentions Fail
1/5/2007 02:26 PM
Understanding the Kimberley Process
1/5/2007 02:19 PM
Sierra Leone: Eliminating Conflict Goes Beyond Diamond Industry
Interview with Usman Boie Kamara deputy director of mines
1/5/2007 01:57 PM
Film Producer Edward Zwick on the Story Behind Blood Diamond
1/5/2007 01:16 PM
Does Anyone Care?
Recognize our responsibilities, confront moral dilemmas that diamonds create
1/5/2007 01:14 PM
Ethical Nightmares: Global Witness Leads NGOs on Campaign Against Artisanal Diggers
1/5/2007 12:00 AM
Boyajian’s Vision Lives
1/1/2007 12:00 AM
Global Witness’ Fatal Error
12/10/2006 10:14 PM
Martin Rapaport Statement on Blood Diamond Movie
8/4/2006 12:00 AM
Boyajian’s Vision Lives at the GIA
6/21/2006 03:19 PM
Rapaport Comment on Fabrikant
6/1/2006 10:32 AM
Spiritual Sparkle
6/1/2006 12:00 AM
Fair Trade Jewelry
6/1/2006 12:00 AM
Spiritual Sparkle
1/6/2006 10:49 AM
De Beers $250 Million Payoff
1/5/2006 12:00 AM
Sierra Leone Data Sheet
12/1/2005 01:33 PM
Destino to Head GIA
11/1/2005 04:59 PM
GIA’s Bribery Scandal
6/6/2005 11:30 AM
The Internet Evolution
4/6/2005 12:21 PM
De Beers South African Strategy
4/6/2005 11:29 AM
Inside South Africa
3/31/2005 04:03 PM
Power to the People
2/2/2005 02:22 PM
Price Fixing: Does Anyone Care?
1/5/2005 12:40 PM
New Year’s Message 2005
1/5/2005 12:26 PM
Publisher’s Letter
11/23/2004 04:44 AM
Israeli Dealers Respond to Charges by Tax Authorities
11/4/2004 01:20 PM
Diamond Industry 2004
9/2/2004 02:39 PM
The Leviev Factor
9/2/2004 02:35 PM
Rough Price Hike
8/4/2004 04:14 PM
David and Goliath
7/1/2004 11:43 AM
Diamond Prices, Discounts and Liquidity
6/3/2004 10:21 AM
“Cash”
5/10/2004 10:51 AM
Industry Analysis
2/26/2004 12:00 PM
De Beers Goes to U.S. Court on March 11
12/9/2003 10:51 AM
Antwerp Perspectives
10/8/2003 01:46 PM
Raining Diamonds
10/8/2003 01:35 PM
A Diamond is a Diamond?
10/8/2003 01:24 PM
Cultured Diamonds
9/4/2003 03:57 PM
India Expects Growth
9/4/2003 03:00 PM
Out of Sight
9/4/2003 02:31 PM
Marketing
9/4/2003 01:55 PM
Free Markets
9/3/2003 05:04 PM
Giving the Best
9/3/2003 04:59 PM
Platinum
1/16/2003 02:37 PM
DTC Hikes Rough Prices, Sight Estimated at $460 Million
12/9/2002 03:27 PM
European Commission
7/26/2002 01:25 PM
Ricahrd T. Liddicoat, Chairman of GIA, Passes Away
7/24/2002 11:30 AM
Baby Boomers
7/3/2002 11:38 AM
Israel's Diamond Industry Changing for Better
7/3/2002 11:14 AM
Downstream
5/31/2002 10:01 AM
Luxury
5/6/2002 10:04 AM
Trust
4/2/2002 01:12 PM
Progress
2/28/2002 03:29 PM
Market Outlook 2002
2/17/2002 09:09 PM
De Beers 2001 Sales Decline 21.5 Percent to $4.5 Billion
1/3/2002 03:13 PM
The Cutter's Edge
1/3/2002 03:01 PM
Not Bad
12/7/2001 10:36 AM
Rosy Blue View - An Interview with Dilip Mehta
11/1/2001 05:12 PM
Lev Leviev’s Market Strategy
11/1/2001 03:40 PM
Gary Ralfe
11/1/2001 03:25 PM
Lawrence Ma: Chairman of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong
10/5/2001 11:07 AM
Catastrophe
9/13/2001 10:35 AM
Mourning Terrorist U.S. Attacks
9/7/2001 03:27 PM
Call Congress Now!
7/26/2001 05:11 PM
Supplier of Choice
7/26/2001 04:38 PM
EC Rules
7/6/2001 09:45 AM
Peter Meeus Addresses Antwerp Rough Controls
7/5/2001 05:47 PM
Markets Under Pressure
5/31/2001 05:32 PM
The End of a Monopoly
5/3/2001 05:35 PM
Uncertainty
4/6/2001 11:24 AM
Reality Check
3/2/2001 10:58 AM
Rapaport - De Beers Valuation
3/2/2001 10:25 AM
Nicky’s Big Deal - Rapaport Analysis
2/15/2001 06:27 PM
Oppenheimer Bids for De Beers
2/1/2001 04:46 PM
Flash Analysis - De Beers May Go Private
1/30/2001 10:13 AM
De Beers Brand Goes Retail
1/5/2001 10:42 AM
Slow Down
12/1/2000 09:38 AM
India
11/30/2000 02:33 PM
New Rough Boxes
11/3/2000 10:02 AM
The Street
11/3/2000 09:51 AM
Banda Aims to Boost DDC: An Interview With Jacob Banda
10/5/2000 11:50 AM
World Diamond Council
8/31/2000 02:09 PM
Harry Oppenheimer
7/27/2000 05:12 PM
World Diamond Congress
7/27/2000 05:11 PM
The Right Hands: An Interview with Stephen Lussier
7/27/2000 04:59 PM
Fundamental Change: An Interview With Nicky Oppenheimer
7/27/2000 04:59 PM
DTC - The Marketing Syndicate
7/27/2000 04:47 PM
A New Partnership: An Interview with Gary Ralfe
7/7/2000 10:16 AM
Dreams - Gabi Tolkowsky
7/7/2000 09:40 AM
Non-conflict Solutions
6/12/2000 04:27 PM
JCK Vegas
6/12/2000 04:24 PM
Rough Markets Quiet
6/12/2000 04:19 PM
De Beers Pricing Update
5/30/2000 11:17 AM
Talking with the Minister
5/30/2000 11:14 AM
Diamonds.Com
5/5/2000 10:06 AM
Virtual Money
4/7/2000 12:55 PM
Guilt Trip
3/9/2000 10:53 AM
Gary Ralfe: The New De Beers
3/3/2000 09:21 AM
Monopolist or Market Maker
2/1/2000 01:05 PM
A Good Year
1/7/2000 10:48 AM
New Years Greeting from Martin Rapaport
1/7/2000 10:45 AM
Millennium Message
1/7/2000 10:33 AM
De Beers Annual Review
1/7/2000 10:24 AM
Smolensk Kristall: Nudging Bureaucracy, Pushing for Growth
12/3/1999 10:55 AM
Reflections
11/5/1999 12:54 PM
Blood Money
10/1/1999 10:25 AM
Adjustments (Part II)
9/30/1999 11:28 AM
GE, LKI and the Trade
9/30/1999 11:23 AM
GE / LKI Support — Disclosure and Detection
9/2/1999 04:34 PM
From TV to VT
7/30/1999 11:08 AM
Moscow Meeting
7/16/1999 03:07 PM
Lev Leviev
7/16/1999 02:58 PM
Selling the Diamond Dream
7/6/1999 02:58 PM
Future Shock
5/7/1999 04:31 PM
Governments
5/5/1999 07:52 PM
Showdown in South Africa
4/23/1999 11:15 AM
Antwerp Diamond Scammer Arrested
4/5/1999 12:46 PM
Ernie Blom: View From the Land of Diamonds
3/31/1999 12:52 PM
Happy April Fool's Day
3/18/1999 09:10 PM
Rapaport : TRADE ALERT: 03/19/99
3/9/1999 12:00 PM
Bottoms Up
3/9/1999 11:47 AM
Shmuel Schnitzer: Outlook Bright for Israel
2/15/1999 10:41 AM
Labs
1/13/1999 11:25 AM
Rapaport's Markup Survey
11/10/1998 02:17 PM
Markups
11/10/1998 11:35 AM
Itzhak Forem--New President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses
10/7/1998 05:03 PM
Luft Gesheft
10/2/1998 01:33 PM
The Lorenzi Story
9/8/1998 11:10 AM
Funny Money
8/10/1998 12:16 PM
A Diamond is Forever
7/7/1998 10:49 AM
Rough
6/3/1998 02:48 PM
Buyers* Market
5/1/1998 05:00 PM
Oversizes
4/9/1998 04:51 PM
Blue White
1/15/1998 01:23 PM
The Great Struggle
10/14/1997 10:59 AM
Back to the Future
9/5/1997 12:23 PM
Retail Profit Margins
9/5/1997 12:22 PM
Crisis
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