31 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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    • 3.2, 13 Ratings

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 29: Lucara Diamond Outlines its Coronavirus Response

    Episode 29: Lucara Diamond Outlines its Coronavirus Response

    Eira Thomas, CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. appears cautiously confident the mining company has the balance sheet, the sales platform and the right product mix at its high-value Karowe mine in Botswana, to manage through the crisis.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 28: How Covid-19 Will Transform the Jewelry Store

    Episode 28: How Covid-19 Will Transform the Jewelry Store

    From online engagement ring consultations to new products and new ways of selling, the traditional jewelry stores needs to adapt and quickly. We examine the various elements jewelers should consider when making changes in the time of corona.

    • 48 min
    Episode 27: Marketing Our Way Out of Crisis

    Episode 27: Marketing Our Way Out of Crisis

    Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz spoke with the NDC’s CEO, David Kellie, about the relaunch in the second episode of the Rapaport Group’s “The Recovery” webinar series.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 26: Time for Subtle, Discreet Brand Marketing

    Episode 26: Time for Subtle, Discreet Brand Marketing

    With an eye on the fourth quarter, Sally Morrison, director of PR at De Beers’ consumer and brands division, puts into perspective some of the lessons learned during the crisis. Morrison provides particular insight into how brands are changing their marketing as consumers gravitate toward more discreet, understated and restrained messaging.


    That should favor the diamond industry, she said in the first episode of the Rapaport Group’s “The Recovery” webinar series with Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 25: Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?

    Episode 25: Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?

    In the latest episode of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast, we discuss the extent to which things have fundamentally changed in the past two months and what that means for the trade’s future. We assess whether the industry will maintain its sense of community in the new virtual reality, how its pivot to digital will look, and some positives that the trade can take away from the coronavirus experience. 

    • 44 min
    Episode 24: How the Pandemic Is Changing De Beers

    Episode 24: How the Pandemic Is Changing De Beers

    The diamond industry will need to tweak its messaging to emphasize the values the product and brands represent, De Beers executives stressed in episode 24 of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast.

    Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz spoke with Stephen Lussier, executive vice president, consumer and brands, at De Beers, and David Prager, the company’s executive vice president of corporate affairs, about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the diamond market, the company’s response, and that of the industry.

    • 39 min

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3.2 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

JewelryObserver ,

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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