25 episodes

The Rapaport Diamond Podcast brings the most important diamond and jewelry industry news and opinions direct to you. With deep analysis and hard hitting interviews the Rapaport Diamond Podcast is your gateway to the diamond industry.

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The Rapaport Diamond Podcast brings the most important diamond and jewelry industry news and opinions direct to you. With deep analysis and hard hitting interviews the Rapaport Diamond Podcast is your gateway to the diamond industry.

    Episode 23: How Alrosa Is Using Data to Drive Sales

    Episode 23: How Alrosa Is Using Data to Drive Sales

    Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz spoke with Tikhonov in episode 23 of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast about how the mining company is using data to improve efficiency in the rough-sales process. Capturing data about the diamond at the mining level is enabling Alrosa to provide value-added services, including source verification with an Alrosa-issued certificate of origin to its clients.

    • 33 min
    Episode 22: How Big a Threat is the Coronavirus?

    Episode 22: How Big a Threat is the Coronavirus?

    With the coronavirus dominating headlines since late January, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast looks at its potential impact on the diamond and jewelry market — spanning the retail sector, manufacturers and miners.

    In addition, Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz sums up the mood at the recent International Diamond Week in Israel and outlines the panel on traceability that he moderated at the event – along with other positive sustainability trends taking shape in the industry. Plus, Senior Reporter Joshua Freedman gives his observations on the India market, having just returned from the IIJS Signature show in Mumbai.

    • 36 min
    Episode 21: Googling Billy Porter

    Episode 21: Googling Billy Porter

    The Rapaport Diamond Podcast ushers in the New Year with a review of the holiday season and some bold predictions for the year ahead.

    Is this the year of retail refurbishment? Will rough buying become more demand driven? How is De Beers relating to sightholders going into lab-grown? Will John stick to his fitness regime and Sonia to her goal of being more mindful? And will Billy Porter steal the show again at this years’ Academy Awards?

    The Rapaport team explores these and many other pressing issues affecting the diamond trade in Episode 21 of the podcast.

    • 41 min
    Episode 20: Trends Shaping the Industry

    Episode 20: Trends Shaping the Industry

    Episode 20: Trends Shaping the Industry by Rapaport

    • 42 min
    Episode 19: Why Bridal’s Not Enough

    Episode 19: Why Bridal’s Not Enough

    The Rapaport Diamond Podcast interviewed Stephen Lussier, De Beers’ vice president, consumer and brands, after the company published its annual Diamond Insight Report.

    Lussier outlines the key takeaways from the report, titled Diamonds and Love in the Modern World, stressing how the industry can capitalize on the trends in modern relationships. While the bridal segment has struggled to stimulate growth in recent years, that category may now be broader, presenting real opportunities for the trade.

    • 30 min
    Episode 18: Nurturing the Next Generation

    Episode 18: Nurturing the Next Generation

    Joshua Freedman, Rapaport’s Senior News Reporter, joined 25 members of the Young Diamantaires group on a visit to De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa. Joshua interviews Rami Baron, who led the trip and is working to secure the future of the diamond industry.

    • 13 min

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Brilliant Reporting

Rapaport leads the jewelry industry with thoughtful analysis and great reporting, so it’s no wonder that it’s podcast is equally compelling. Well done, Sonia, Avi, and the gang.

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