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"A product is something made in a factory; a brand is something that is bought by the customer. A product can be copied by a competitor; a brand is unique. A product can be quickly outdated;
Analysis Aug 05, 2010 Avi Krawitz
A Branding Opportunity
The debacle surrounding Zimbabwe’s manipulation of the Kimberley Process (KP) poses significant challenges to the diamond industry. Along with the concern that
Analysis Jul 08, 2010 Avi Krawitz
IDMA Sets Agenda for World Diamond Congress
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) set its agenda for the upcoming 34th World Diamond Congress to be held in Moscow from July
News Jun 29, 2010 Jeff Miller
IDB's Diamond Marketing Initiative Remains Stalled
The International Diamond Board (IDB) is still on the table, but the lack of progress in renewing ALROSA’s involvement in this generic marketing initiative continues
News May 04, 2010 Avi Krawitz
The Calm After the Storm
January was a quiet month, ideal for assessing Christmas and making plans for the coming year. Most wholesalers who spoke with
Analysis Feb 03, 2010 Margo DeAngelo
Leviev named Israel’s top diamond exporter.
Polished diamond exports from LLD Diamonds dropped dramatically in 2009, but Lev Leviev’s company remained Israel’s top exporter, according to rankings published
News Feb 01, 2010 Rapaport
De Beers Penny Addresses DTC Sightholder Reception
De Beers: One year ago, at this very gathering, I stood before you and said that while conventional wisdom held that 2009 would
News Jan 21, 2010 Gareth Penny
Market Comments 1/1/2010
Reports show U.S. holiday jewelry sales +5.6% while sales of other luxury goods flat. U.S. consumer confidence improves in December on better short-term
News Jan 01, 2010
Marketing That Would Last Forever
Editorial Marketing That Would Last Forever For an industry associated with such legendary advertising as the diamond industry, it comes as some surprise that
Analysis Dec 31, 2009 Avi Krawitz
IDB Postpones Generic Marketing Initiative
The main stakeholders in the International Diamond Board (IDB) have shelved further development of the project due to continued uncertainty regarding ALROSA’s involvement.
News Dec 29, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Manufacturing Profit
A dramatic change has occurred in the diamond industry psyche between the inaugural Antwerp Diamond Symposium in November 2008 and the second annual
News Dec 01, 2009 Avi Krawitz
ALROSA Strives to Advance Diamond Marketing
ALROSA is preparing to host discussions on further advancing the International Diamond Board (IDB) in Moscow toward the end of November, the company's vice president,
News Nov 17, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Market Report 10/09/09
Between the Lines Marketing: The launch of an industry-wide generic marketing effort was postponed this week “until ALROSA has had sufficient time
Analysis Oct 09, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Market Comments 10/9/2009
Indian retailers hoping record gold prices ($1,062/oz) will encourage switch to diamond jewelry during next week’s Diwali festival. Miners limiting 4Q rough
News Oct 09, 2009
IDB Postpones Start-Up
  Major participants in the new International Diamond Board (IDB) have postponed its start-up phase, pending ALROSA's response to the group's plans, as well as its confirmation
News Oct 06, 2009 Jeff Miller
St. Petersburg Initiative Becoming a Reality
  Compared with the countless gatherings where people in the diamond business get together simply to assess the scope of “the catastrophe”  — either the
News Oct 05, 2009 Marc Goldstein
India Rising
Mehul Choksi, chairman and managing director of the Gitanjali Group, one of India’s largest integrated diamond and jewelry manufacturers and retailers, spoke
Features Sep 01, 2009 Martin Rapaport
Is De Beers Achieving its Goals?
The De Beers interim report for the first half of 2009 indicated some strong financial trends for the diamond major. The report, however, was
Analysis Aug 05, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Moti Ganz Elected Reelected Chairman of IDI
Press Release - Ramat Gan, Israel, July 27, 2009: Moti Ganz was reelected unanimously yesterday for an additional three-year term as chairman of the
Press Release Jul 27, 2009 Press Release
Market Comments 7/24/2009
De Beers raises prices and restricts supply at July sight to estimated $350 mil. Polished market trading remains slow as manufacturers in Israel and Belgium
News Jul 24, 2009 Rapaport News
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