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Brexit Impact
PRESS RELEASE, June 27, 2016, New York … Brexit will not have a sustainable negative impact on polished...
News Jun 27, 2016 Martin Rapaport
Martin Rapaport Letter to Leonardo DiCaprio
Dear Mr. DiCaprio, Your efforts to sell synthetic diamonds as an ethical substitute for natural diamonds threatens the lives and livelihood of millions of artisanal...
Apr 05, 2016 Martin Rapaport
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Synthetic Diamond Scam
Some people think that synthetic diamonds are an important new addition to the jewelry trade. They believe...
Rapaport Magazine Mar 29, 2016 Martin Rapaport
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The Market for Super Gems
Photo courtesy Sotheby’s. David Bennett, worldwide chairman of Sotheby’s jewelry division and chairman of Switzerland, made jewelry...
Rapaport Magazine Mar 01, 2016 Martin Rapaport with Amber Michelle
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Martin Rapaport Statement: The Right Way Forward
De Beers is moving forward in the right direction by reducing rough prices sufficiently to enable increased sales of rough diamonds...
News Jan 28, 2016 Martin Rapaport
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Rough Bubble Bust
The diamond industry is undergoing fundamental structural change as the rough diamond distribution system self-destructs amid collapsing...
Rapaport Magazine Dec 01, 2015 Martin Rapaport
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Jacob Zupnick 1948 – 2015 The diamond business isn’t really about diamonds. It’s about people, specifically...
Rapaport Magazine Aug 01, 2015 Martin Rapaport
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Market Correction
Markets don’t lie but they do correct. Over the long term, free markets are perfect because...
Rapaport Magazine May 01, 2015 Martin Rapaport
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Honest Grading
Martin Rapaport Statement Regarding Overgrading Of Diamonds “The Rapaport Group is opposed to the misrepresentation of diamond quality. The...
Rapaport Magazine Nov 01, 2014 Martin Rapaport
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De Beers Automated Melee screening (AMS) instrument. Photos courtesy De Beers. New technology is a blessing and so are synthetic...
Rapaport Magazine Dec 01, 2013 Martin Rapaport
Matt Runci
Matt Runci
Matthew Runci Photo: Irena Sapilak Matthew A. Runci’s career in the jewelry industry spans four decades, during...
Features May 31, 2013 Martin Rapaport
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New Year Message from Martin Rapaport
The following is Martin Rapaport’s New Year’s Message to Rapaport members and the diamond industry:As the New...
News Dec 31, 2012 Martin Rapaport
Moral Clarity and the Diamond Industry
Sometimes it’s hard to tell right from wrong. And sometimes it’s not. Some people don’t want...
Features Dec 20, 2012 Martin Rapaport
Trust and Verification
Diamonds are a very complex product due to their high degree of quality and price differentiation. There are thousands of shape, size, color, clarity...
Features Jun 01, 2012 Martin Rapaport
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Chow Tai Fook: The Inside Story
In a recent conversation with Kent Wong,Chinese super-retailer Chow Tai Fook’s managing director, Martin Rapaport discussed the...
Features May 01, 2012 Martin Rapaport
Strategic Thinking Amid Global Uncertainty
The beginning of a new year is an appropriate time to take stock. We count our diamonds, examine our finances and evaluate our performance. It’s also...
Features Jan 01, 2012 Martin Rapaport
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After Kimberley… Now What?
Download PDF as printed in the Rapaport Magazine, August 2011 By now it should be clear that a Kimberley Process (KP)...
Analysis Aug 10, 2011 Martin Rapaport
Keep the Diamond Dream Alive
Martin Rapaport discusses global diamond demand with Stephen Lussier, executive director of De Beers and CEO of Forevermark. Martin Rapaport: Why do people buy...
Features Nov 01, 2010 Martin Rapaport
Sourcing for Surat
Ashit Mehta, chairman of Surat Rough Diamond Sourcing (India) Limited, spoke with Martin Rapaport about the newly formed company. MARTIN RAPAPORT:...
Features Nov 01, 2010 Martin Rapaport
Ethical Considerations
Ethics is about doing the right thing, being good, honest and fair. It’s about differentiating between right and wrong and applying...
Features Oct 01, 2010 Martin Rapaport
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