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Jim Duffy
Tracr Aiming to Be More Than a Blockchain
As a tech guy, Jim Duffy spends much of his time on the road explaining technical terms in a way laymen
Features Sep 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
IIJS
Trade War Sparks Opportunity for Indian Jewelers
India’s diamond and jewelry trade is hoping to take market share from Chinese suppliers after the US government
News Aug 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Diamonds at Tenders
Let’s Set Our Sights on the Auctions
De Beers’ first-half earnings highlighted the many challenges facing the diamond trade. But beyond the sharp
Analysis Aug 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
IIDGR
Will Gemologists Survive Automation?
Amid the tech boom that is shaping the diamond industry, a growing number of companies are challenging the
Features Jul 10, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Alrosa rough
Stop Buying Rough
The prevailing panic surrounding the rise of lab-grown diamonds is overshadowing the bigger challenge facing the diamond
Analysis Jul 03, 2019 Avi Krawitz
RJC
RJC Ready to Target Consumers
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is planning a strategy to help retailers assure consumers their jewelry has been
News Jun 27, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Sorting
De Beers Cuts Prices as Rough Sales Slide
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slumped to a 20-month low of $390 million in June amid weak sentiment in the manufacturing sector.
News Jun 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Vegas Montage
Podcast: Key Insights from the JCK Show
Fresh off the boat from Las Vegas, and battling some serious jetlag, Rapaport news editor
News Jun 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble?
As rain fell for about five minutes on the typically sunbaked Las Vegas strip on the opening day
News Jun 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
artisanal mining
The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony. The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s
News Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Podcast June 2019
Podcast: Lightbox – the Synthetics King?
On the first anniversary since the launch of Lightbox, Rapaport’s Avi Krawitz sat with managing director Steve
News Jun 05, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Sands Expo
Video: Vegas Show Sees Light Traffic
The JCK Las Vegas show ended Monday, with participants noting a decline in buyer traffic and exhibitors
News Jun 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
JCK Las Vegas 2019
Challenges Linger as Las Vegas Shows Begin
The JCK Las Vegas show opened to steady traffic on Friday, as exhibitors expressed concern about declining polished
News May 31, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Swarovski 150
Swarovski Plans Move into Natural Diamonds
Swarovski, the Austrian jeweler famous for its cut-glass crystals, is preparing to launch its natural diamond operations,
News May 31, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Diamond Show - Rapaport Polished Diamonds 150
Webinar: The Way Forward in a Slow Market
What’s the current state of the rough, polished and retail markets? Avi Krawitz, Rapaport’s Senior Analyst
News Apr 18, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Julius Klein 22-carat yellow diamond ring at 2019
Video Blog: Insights from AGS Conclave
Watch the third installment of our video blog from the American Gem Society’s annual Conclave in Seattle,
News Apr 11, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Rough diamond
Why Rough-Diamond Prices Must Drop
Rough-diamond prices are too high, and reducing them is a must. Not only is such a move necessary to ensure
News Apr 10, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Time to reengage with bridal
Time for the Trade to Reengage with Bridal
There’s a caveat that Stephen Lussier emphasizes when marketing diamonds to millennials as a symbol of love. The industry needs
News Mar 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Feb magazine
Synthetics: A Special Report from Rapaport
The Rapaport Group has published a special report delving into the key issues around lab-grown diamonds.
News Feb 28, 2019 Rapaport
Lab-Grown Meat
Synthetics: The Meat of the Matter
In a bold and somewhat savvy move back in January 2018, Tyson Foods, one of the largest food-processing companies
Analysis Feb 21, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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