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Podcast: Time for Subtle, Discreet Brand Marketing
As difficult as the Covid-19 lockdown period has been, Sally Morrison, director of public relations at De Beers’ consumer and
Analysis Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Coronavirus
Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry,
News Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
RRR Intro
A Time to Heal
The Covid-19 crisis is presenting an opportunity for the market to restart, refresh, and build on its experience of dealing
Analysis May 27, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
During lockdown, there comes a time when one simply doesn’t want to be told anymore that we’re in this
News May 14, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Podcast: Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
As diamond markets start to return, the Rapaport News team discusses prospects for the industry in the latest
News May 14, 2020 Rapaport News
Lightbox Oregon Plant
Lightbox Delays New Production Plant to 2021
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond jewelry brand, has delayed commissioning its new facility in Portland, Oregon, by a few
News May 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Polished Diamonds
Diamond Markets Reflect Uncertain Outlook
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 5, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading was restricted in April due to the coronavirus
Press Release May 05, 2020 Rapaport
Melee at De Beers Industry Group Services Surat
Eight Surat Cutting Units Return to Work
India has resumed manufacturing and exports of gems and jewelry, as the country starts to ease its restrictions
News May 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Rapaport Research Report April Cover
Rough Market Faces Its Toughest Year Yet
As the diamond market considers its options during the industry-wide lockdown, manufacturers in India are planning a freeze
Analysis Apr 28, 2020 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Podcast
Podcast: How the Pandemic Is Changing De Beers
The diamond industry will need to tweak its messaging to emphasize the values its product and brands
News Apr 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Tutti Frutti
Sotheby’s to Sell ‘Tutti Frutti’ Cartier Bracelet
A gem-set, diamond and enamel tutti frutti bracelet by Cartier is to go under the hammer in Sotheby’s latest online sale.The
News Apr 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Kering
Pandemic Drags Down Kering Jewelry Revenue
Kering’s jewelry and watch divisions have been “hard hit” by COVID-19, dragging revenues down for the
News Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Luk Fook store MixC World in Shenzhen Bay
Luk Fook Hit by COVID-19 Closures
Luk Fook’s same-store sales dropped 57% in the fourth fiscal quarter amid extensive retail closures for
News Apr 22, 2020 Rapaport News
Store in NY diamond district
Jewelry Trade Shrinks 4% in First Quarter
The number of jewelry businesses operating in the US fell 4.2% year on year to 24,280 in the first quarter as exits
News Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Jewelry store
JBT Chief Predicts Rise in Bankruptcies
Earlier this month, the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) said it would issue two parallel ratings in its
News Apr 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Engagement ring proposal
An Opportunity to Strengthen Connections
A rough diamond changes hands at least five times before it reaches the cutting wheel, an industry veteran explained
Analysis Apr 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Erich Jacobs
JBT Amends Credit Reports to Account for COVID-19
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) will issue two parallel credit ratings for companies during the
News Apr 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough and Polished
Diamond Prices Slide in March as COVID-19 Spreads
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, April 7, 2020, Las Vegas…Diamond prices fell in March as the spreading coronavirus led to a dramatic
Press Release Apr 07, 2020 Rapaport
Closed sign
How Three Jewelers Are Coping During COVID-19
Can my company survive this crisis? How long will the shutdown last? Should I lay my workers off?
News Apr 07, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Hong Kong retail coronavirus
Hong Kong Retail Sales Plummet 79% in February
Sales of jewelry and other hard-luxury items in Hong Kong slumped to an all-time low in February due to the coronavirus,
News Mar 31, 2020 Rapaport News
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