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Rapaport Research Report May 2021 Cover
A Brave New World for the Diamond Trade
Health concerns aside, the diamond trade is in better shape than it was a year ago. In fact, the market
Analysis May 06, 2021 Avi Krawitz
India Covid testing
Volatility Looms Amid India’s Covid-19 Crisis
The dramatic spike in Covid-19 infections in India has injected uncertainty into the diamond market. As the country
Analysis Apr 29, 2021 Avi Krawitz
Dollars & Diamonds
Diamantaires Emerge from Crisis with Credit
In the first issue of the Rapaport Research Report, which came out in January 2018, we highlighted the mistrust
Analysis Apr 15, 2021 Avi Krawitz
GCAL 8X Proportions
New Cut Grade Aims to Distinguish Best Diamonds
A US grading laboratory has introduced a new cut grade designed to differentiate higher-quality diamonds from the “excellent” score
News Mar 25, 2021 Avi Krawitz
RRR Cover March 2021
Ekati Eyes 5M Carats as Production Resumes
The new owners of the Ekati mine are planning annual production of 5 million carats by 2022 after the
News Mar 07, 2021 Avi Krawitz
Sierra Leone Artisanal Miners
Let’s Talk About Conflict
The discussion surrounding conflict diamonds has evolved. Frustrated by the failure of the Kimberley Process (KP) to address
Analysis Mar 04, 2021 Avi Krawitz
Argyle Closure
Webinar: The Pandemic in Perspective
The diamond and jewelry trade had a relatively successful holiday season, considering the difficult consumer and
Analysis Feb 23, 2021 Rapaport News
Louis Lipchin
South African Diamantaire Louis Lipchin Dies
South Africa’s diamond industry lost one of its stalwarts last week with the passing of Louis Lipchin
News Feb 18, 2021 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Research Report February 2021 Cover
Beware a Supply Bottleneck
The positive sentiment the diamond market experienced during the past few months was a welcome change
Analysis Feb 04, 2021 Avi Krawitz
RRR Jan 2021 cover image
Were Diamond Companies Worth the Investment?
What parameters would one use to assess a company’s performance? For our analysis, sales provide the best
Analysis Jan 14, 2021 Avi Krawitz
Julianne Kippenberg, Diamond Ring, artisanal minin
Podcast: Human Rights, Diamonds and Covid-19
The diamond and jewelry industry has made important strides in its responsible sourcing practices, but it cannot
News Dec 10, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Research Reports Dec2020
Botswana Ready to Leverage Its Diamond Supply
The December edition of the Rapaport Research Report, published on Monday, presents an in-depth analysis of how Covid-19 has
Analysis Dec 08, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Sorting at DTC Botswana
De Beers Planning Return of Botswana Sights
De Beers intends to reintroduce sights in Botswana in the first quarter of 2021, enabling a more efficient sales process following
News Dec 06, 2020 Joshua Freedman, Avi Krawitz
Marcus Ter Haar Okavango
Okavango Diamond Chief Resigns
Marcus ter Haar stepped down last week as managing director of Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), the Botswana
News Nov 26, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Research Report November Cover
A Chance to Rebuild the Diamond Industry
The economic challenges resulting from Covid-19 have forced companies and industries at large to reassess their value
Analysis Nov 10, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Yoram Dvash
Trade Must Continue Transformation, Dvash Urges
The week of September 14 was as momentous as they come for Yoram Dvash. The 56-year-old head of the Israel
Features Oct 26, 2020 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ring
Preparing for a Holiday Season Like No Other
Rapaport’s quarterly Diamond Trends Webinar outlined the key developments the trade should look out for
Video Oct 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Audrey Hepburn
The Importance of Being Tiffany
There was a moment during the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony that made the jewelry world stop
Analysis Oct 12, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Grading at De Beers Group Industry Services
In Search of a Plan at the World Diamond Congress
The Zoom meetings that constituted September’s World Diamond Congress lacked the event’s trademark pizzazz. The
Analysis Oct 05, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Artisanal Miners Sierra Leone
A Crucial Moment for Artisanal Miners
The question of how to tackle the hardships facing informal diamond miners is as pressing today as it was when it first
Analysis Aug 10, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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