As the world goes through great economic, social and political change, the diamond and jewelry industry faces unprecedented opportunities and challenges.
Lab tech: Grown stones’ chemical properties are spurring progress in computing, sustainable energy, and other emerging fields.
Collaboration targets diverse community of aspiring jewelry artisans.
Elliot Carlyle is on a mission to give underrepresented creators the resources they need to succeed.
To reduce waste, companies are recycling gold and silver from discarded electronics and film.
Designer Christian Tse is working to perfect this promising production method for precious metals.
Manufacturers are putting a twist on classic setting techniques.
These scannable codes are gracing high-end accessories that serve as blingy business cards.
Tracking progress: The Swiss-owned traceability program uses blockchain and other tools to log each stone’s journey.
Display models: Brands are employing everything from augmented reality to non-fungible tokens.
Signed jewels and white diamonds are some of the safer bets for collectors, insiders say.
After a slew of headline-grabbing prices, top colored diamonds have started tapering off. Experts say market fatigue may be denting the wow factor.
Legends of New York: From the Golden Canary to an array of pieces with dramatic histories, the auctions in the Big Apple turned out well despite a few misses.
Geneva achievers: The latest sales reinforced luxury jewelry as a port in the storm of economic turbulence.
The most important game of the year happens in February, and the winners take home the ultimate jewelry prize: a championship ring.
Randy and Kristie Mitchum keep up a vigorous public presence to stay top of mind for their customers in Ozark, Missouri.
Get zapped: The trend sparking interest among customers of all ages.
STYLE & DESIGN
Magenta magic: This shade is a perfect match for reddish gemstones like rubellite and spinel.
Generation XXL: Giant adornments were all the rage on the spring-summer 2023 catwalks.
The designer’s namesake brand seeks to make comfortable jewels that fully harness gemstones’ energy.
This wide-ranging book covers everything from history and gem properties to big brands and buying tips.
Dealer Brad Wilson reflects on a motif that’s been popular in jewelry for centuries.
This mesmerizing chameleon of a stone is known for its color-changing properties and the rarity of its valuable Russian variety.
MARKETS & PRICING
While still weathering global economic challenges, the trade hopes the end of Covid-19 restrictions on the mainland will boost sales.
The steady barrage of negative economic news has dealers concerned about the impact on business.
Is inflation hitting the industry, or is the market experiencing a correction following a blockbuster 2021?
THE FINAL CUT
Rapaport Magazine asks: What is your New Year’s resolution for 2023?