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Lagging Behind
What a difference a month makes! In the May edition of Rapaport Diamond Report, we described the optimism in the diamond industry being spurred by the chasing
Features Jun 03, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Weekly Market Report 04/30/2010
Between the LinesRough Market: Crying & BuyingReports from the market indicate that De Beers raised prices by up to 7 percent at this week’s Diamond Trading
Analysis Apr 30, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Weekly Market Report 04/23/2010
Between the LinesMining: Production LevelsThe major diamond mining companies significantly boosted their production in the first quarter of 2010 compared with the
Analysis Apr 23, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Weekly Market Report, 04/09/2010
Between the LinesMining: Chasing ALROSA Russian mining company ALROSA stated in its quarterly report, released last week, that it expects 56 percent of its
Analysis Apr 09, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Weekly Market Report, 3/26/10
Between the LinesMining: Stable PricesReports from the Diamond Trading Company (DTC) March sight indicate that the De Beers subsidiary fulfilled its
Analysis Mar 26, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Weekly Market Report 03/19/10
Between the LinesMining: Price Recovery at LetsengGem Diamonds stressed in its annual report this week the swift improvement in rough diamond prices since
Analysis Mar 19, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Weekly Market Report, 03/12/10
Between the LinesMining: Argyle-Dependent Australia Sees Diamond Production Fall Australia’s diamond production continues to rely heavily on Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine. While
Analysis Mar 12, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Diamond News Broadcast
For the most part, U.S. retail sales registered single-digit increases on a comparable-store basis in February 2010. The news from the Hong Kong
Video Mar 10, 2010 Rapaport News
Strong Prices Boost Confidence at Hong Kong Show
The 2010 Hong Kong International Jewellery Show ended on Tuesday with exhibitors feeling satisfied that the market could sustain the new
News Mar 10, 2010 Avi Krawitz
De Beers to Keep Rough Prices Stable
The news that De Beers plans to keep prices stable in the coming months, barring “any further major changes in market conditions,” came as a welcome
Analysis Feb 25, 2010 Avi Krawitz
What Next?
Having passed the Christmas test, the diamond and jewelry industry is working its way through the next milestone on its road to recovery.
Analysis Feb 07, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Vicenzaoro First Show Reflects Positive Trends
The Vicenzaoro First jewelry show, the first major jewelry exhibition of the year, reflected marked improvement in business activity compared with the previous year.
News Jan 26, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Diamond News Broadcast
Signet, Tiffany & Co., and Zale reported how stores performed during Christmas 2009, with only Zale coming in negative from one
Video Jan 13, 2010 Rapaport News
Caution: Optimism Ahead
Editorial Caution: Optimism Ahead For the past four to six months, diamond companies and analysts have been hedging their bets with
Analysis Jan 08, 2010 Avi Krawitz
Unemployment Urgency
Editorial Unemployment Urgency For a retail trade like the diamond industry, the math is quite simple: Lower unemployment translates to more people with
Analysis Dec 11, 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
Shifting with the Market
Israeli manufacturers saw little logic in recent market trends but appeared determined to keep business activity flowing through the end-of-year season. “I’ve
News Dec 01, 2009 Avi Krawitz
Grant Thornton Tells Retailers to Seize Emerging Market Trends
A number of opportunities have emerged in the recession-weary retail landscape that, according to distress experts at Grant Thornton, must be embraced in order to survive.  The group predicts
News Aug 27, 2009 Jeff Miller
GIA Thailand to Feature Speaker Tangsubkul at Gemstone Gathering
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand will host Hiranya Tangsubkul, vice president of ABC Jewelry, at the institute's 26th Gemstone Gathering on July
News Jul 20, 2009 Jeff Miller
Making the Most of Industry Associations
In 1995, designer goldsmith Alexandra Hart moved from Rhode Island to San Diego, California, and faced the challenges of establishing local industry contacts
News Jun 24, 2009 WJA
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