In the next installment of the Rapaport Diamond Tech Podcast, the discussion moved downstream to cover the latest trends and transformation in jewelry sales and marketing, with episode four, The Reinvention of Retail.
The road from rough diamond to polished jewel is long and winding.
From its birth at the mine to the jewelry setting in the retail store, a diamond passes through many hands, processes, and stages.
Tracing the true provenance of diamonds has always been tricky, if not near impossible. And in recent years, traceability has become[…]
Welcome to the latest edition of Spectrum, diamond industry news shared with you right here on the Diamond Blog. This month, we’ve got some interesting articles and news covering a wide stretch of the industry. From the record-breaking 120-story tower approved to be built in the Israel diamond bourse area, to an overview of the[…]
We’re already well into the year, but 2019 is shaping up to be a bold one in diamonds and jewelry. Designers are pushing the envelope with new, creative styles, and reaching back to revive retro trends. Whether it’s a new fancy diamond shape, an engagement ring worn on the pinky, or a chunky chain of heavy yellow gold, 2019 is[…]
Welcome to 2019, and to the first edition of our SPECTRUM diamond news and trends roundup for the new year. In this edition, we’re going take a look back over the past year, with a Forbes overview of the most popular jewelry trends in 2018. The year ended off with a bang, with the biggest diamond ever to be unearthed from a north[…]
When it comes to diamonds, the focus has mostly been on women in modern times. Diamonds, after all, are a girl’s best friend. Once reserved for royalty and the wealthy, the diamond ring has been the symbol of a man’s love for a woman in mainstream society for over half a century. However, with changing social mores, and[…]
The Jeweler of Place Vendôme: How Frédéric Boucheron Got His Start
Frédéric Boucheron always knew he wanted to be a jeweler. He was born in 1830 to a family of French clothiers, and at a young age he apprenticed himself under jeweler Jules Chaise. By the age of 14, he had completed his apprenticeship and began working for[…]
Diamonds come in all sizes - and a wide variety of shapes. Although each diamond is unique, different personality types are drawn to particular diamond shapes. In fact, the diamond shape you choose may be a strong reflection of the type of person you are.
Diamonds have long been associated with engagement and marriage – but perhaps not as long as you think. The diamond engagement ring is in fact a modern, specifically western phenomenon. Diamond rings were first linked to marriage only in the late 1930s, when De Beers hired the NW Ayer advertising agency to convince young women[…]