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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Rapaport Magazine undergoes a comprehensive redesign

17 august 2017
In its 40th year, the iconic Rapaport Magazine, the primary source of diamond pricing and jewelry market information is relaunching after undergoing a comprehensive redesign.
The Press note from the company says that the reimagined print magazine has been developed with the needs of the reader at its core. The result is sharper storytelling and design, richer graphics and photography, and a more effective and enjoyable reading experience.
The content within the magazine is more accessible to readers, with infographics and panels providing quick snapshots of information, while feature-length articles provide deeper analysis and insight. The news section focuses on highlighting trends within the sector by linking together major announcements and events that occurred during the month, adds the company statement.
John Costello, Publisher of Rapaport Magazine says, “Rapaport has always strived to provide our industry with ‘information that means business.’ In these uncertain times, the newly redesigned magazine provides vital information while making the reading experience clearer and more enjoyable.”
“When revamping the publication, loyalty to the traditions of Rapaport Magazine was paramount, with all the long-standing contributors taking part into this exciting journey — along with some new names, all authorities within the industry,” says Sonia Esther Soltani, Editor of Rapaport Magazine.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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