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Podcast: The Impact of Technology

The fifth installment of our series, Technology and the Diamond Trade

Feb 15, 2021 5:21 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Diamond and jewelry companies are accelerating their adoption of technology to bring greater efficiency to the market. As a result, innovation by businesses across all sectors of the pipeline is influencing the wider industry.

The fifth installment of Rapaport’s podcast series, “Technology and the Diamond Trade,” sponsored by Sarine Technologies, features four companies that are making an impact through new features and tech-driven capabilities. We interview executives from these companies, which span the jewelry-auction, diamond-mining, diamond-manufacturing and jewelry-design segments to understand how technology is empowering growth.

Listen to the podcast below, and view more information about the technology series here.

The podcast includes interviews with:

• Josh Pullan, managing director of the global luxury division at Sotheby’s auction house. (Discussion begins at 05:26.)
• Eira Thomas, CEO of mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. (Discussion begins at 23:30.)
• Joerg Pausch, head of the diamond business at Synova, a developer of technology used in diamond manufacturing. (Discussion begins at 43:25.)
• Nina Dzhokhadze, cofounder of Never Not, a fine jewelry brand, and the cofounder of Connect Agency, a brand-development initiative. (Discussion begins at 01:06:02.)

Image (left to right): Josh Pullan, Eira Thomas, Joerg Pausch, Nina Dzhokhadze.
Tags: Connect Agency, diamonds, jewellery, Jewelry, Lucara Diamond, NeverNot, Rapaport News, Sarine Technologies, Sotheby's, synova
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