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Rapaport Appoints Sonia Esther Soltani Editor

Aug 16, 2017 3:40 AM   By Rapaport
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RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, August 16, 2017, Ramat Gan… Rapaport is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonia Esther Soltani as Editor.

This role will see Ms Soltani work across print and digital media titles for Rapaport. Her responsibilities include the management and development of all content creation and distribution through the company’s print and digital channels. She will also play a key role in managing product development and directing the rollout of the company’s digital media strategy.

“We are delighted to welcome Sonia as Editor,” said John Costello, Publisher, Rapaport Group. “Sonia not only brings an incredibly strong track record in B2B publishing, but also a passion for diamonds and jewelry. This combination has been key in the redesign of Rapaport Magazine, in which Sonia played the central role.”

A graduate of City University, London, with a degree in Magazine Journalism, Ms Soltani started her career as a reporter at UBM’s award-winning weekly trade magazines Property Week and Building. An editor with over 12 years’ experience, Ms Soltani went on to work as a content editor at APL Media – the publisher of National Geographic Traveller and leading travel trade publications for the US and UK markets. Ms Soltani’s natural enthusiasm for diamonds and jewelry, and experience in providing B2B content, now finds her matching personal passion with professional skills to play a leading role in the creation of content at Rapaport.

“I feel truly honored to have been entrusted by John Costello with the stewardship of such respected institutions in the diamond and jewelry trade as Rapaport Magazine and I look forward to developing connections with a wide range of players in the industry to make our publications the most newsworthy and impactful possible,” said Ms Soltani.

Sonia Esther Soltani can be contacted at


Rapaport Media Contacts:
US: Sherri Hendricks +1-702-893-9400;
International: Gabriella Laster +1-718-521-4976;
Mumbai: Manisha Mehta +91-97699-30065

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of fair, transparent, competitive and efficient diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1978, the Rapaport Price List is the primary source of diamond price and market information. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services, Rapaport Magazine, and, providing research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world’s largest diamond trading network; Rapaport Laboratory Services provides GIA gemological services in India, Belgium and Israel; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services specializing in recycled diamonds and jewelry. The Group supports over 20,000 clients in 121 countries and has offices in New York, Las Vegas, Antwerp, Ramat Gan, Mumbai, Surat, Dubai and Hong Kong. Additional information is available at
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