Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz hosts this show with deep analysis and hard hitting interviews. The Rapaport Diamond Podcast is your gateway to the diamond industry.
Episode 67: Where Digital Is Going
Digital-marketing expert Ben Smithee, founder of The Smithee Group, joins Rapaport’s Avi Krawitz to discuss the rapidly changing media space and how it is impacting the diamond and jewelry industry.
Episode 66: Lessons from Vegas
The Las Vegas shows tend to set the tone for the industry moving into the second half of the year. The Rapaport team reveals its observations about trends and sentiment at the important jewelry week.
Episode 65: With Special Guests Thomas Faerber and Ronny Totah
GemGenève show founders Thomas Faerber and Ronny Totah join Avi Krawitz to discuss trends observed at the trade fair, as well as the role such events play in the industry. The trio also delves into developments in the colored-gemstone and antique-jewelry markets amid the recent market turbulence.
Episode 64: The Forgotten Art of Detection
Undisclosed synthetics may not be making headlines lately, but they still pose a serious threat to the diamond market. Host Avi Krawitz discusses developments in the lab-grown market and detection technology with De Beers product manager Trevor Poulter.
Episode 63: Ethical Sourcing and the Buzz About Blue
Amid the challenges that the diamond industry is facing, there is still a positive outlook for retail and a growing excitement about special stones coming to auction. The Rapaport team discusses this dichotomy and the trends that may shape the industry in the coming weeks.
Episode 62: With Special Guest Rob Bates
Host Avi Krawitz and veteran industry journalist Rob Bates discuss the diamond trade’s Russia dilemma, Rob’s new book and the upcoming JCK show, among other pertinent topics affecting the diamond industry.
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.