These are not ordinary times. And in the shadow of a global pandemic and a tumultuous economy, consumer behaviors are not ordinary or predictable either. However, there are clear signs pointing towards healthy recovery for the diamond industry, based on continued consumer appreciation for the emotional symbolism of diamonds, a[…]
The world has entered its fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the industry has already begun to feel the weight of its impact. The diamond industry, specifically, has leaned on technology and digital platforms to continue their sales and communication with retailers and consumers. Our CEO, David Block, spoke to Rapaport […]
Over the past decade, Sarine has expanded significantly in Asia Pacific, and we are proud to be an active partner in the diamond industry in China, Hong Kong, Japan and throughout the region. In recent months, China and Hong Kong have been at the frontlines of the war against COVID-19. Now, just as those regions are starting to[…]
This year marks a major milestone for women.
Women now make up the majority of the workforce in the US, with 50.4% of jobs being held by women, compared to 49.7% just a year ago.
Women today have more opportunities than their ancestors could ever have dreamed of, and more identities than ever before.
An island nation with a population of over 120 million, Japan has been a modern leader in diamond consumption. In the early 2000s, in fact, Japan accounted for 20% of global diamond demand. This is a remarkable number, considering that the traditional diamond engagement ring was never a historical part of Japanese culture. The[…]
Today’s diamond market contains stones of many different types and provenances. Given the market’s long supply chain, it can be difficult to establish whether a given stone is a natural mined diamond or a synthetic lab-grown diamond. The diamond industry requires a method to authenticate the origin of each diamond and its path to[…]
New generations of diamond buyers are more socially aware and care about where the stones that they are purchasing are sourced from. This concern is particularly pronounced among Millennials, with many consumers shunning diamonds altogether in favor of more ethically-produced jewelry. This is why tracing diamonds back to their[…]
Let’s talk about the humble coffee bean. There is so much about it that today’s consumers want to know. Where was it made? Was it ethically sourced? What variety is it? Does the brand support fair trade? What is the story of this coffee bean?
Whether buying coffee, cosmetics or a diamond, the product’s origin and history[…]
Diamond retailers are facing a new generation of customers. Today’s consumers demand a whole lot more during the purchase process. Whether it’s more information about the product, its provenance, quality and value for money, or whether it’s a deeper, more engaging experience of the product itself, both in-store and online,[…]
They say there are two types of people - Games of Thrones fans, and people who never watched Game of Thrones.Even if you fall into the latter group, you are probably aware that the final episode of the final series of Game of Thrones has just aired, bringing to a close one of the most popular, heart-stopping, and[…]