COMPETITIVE AND EFFICIENT
Diamond and Jewelry Markets
The Rapaport Story
WHAT WE DO
AND WHO WE ARE
Established in 1976, the Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added-value services that support the development of ethical, transparent, competitive, and efficient diamond and jewelry markets.
We are a value based organization that believes that business is about creating a better world not just making money.
Group activities include Rapaport Information Services; the primary source of diamond prices, research, analysis, news, and the Rapaport Magazine; RapNet® – the world’s largest online diamond trading network with $7.5 billion of daily listings; Rapaport Auction and Trading Services, the world’s largest recycler of diamonds; and Rapaport Laboratory Services providing quality control, GIA, HRD and AGS laboratory grading services in India and Israel.
With over 20,000 clients in 118 countries the Rapaport Group is an innovative force for positive change. Our information and trading services have revolutionized the diamond industry by creating unprecedented pricing and availability transparency across global markets.
The Rapaport Group takes a strong proactive role promoting and implementing corporate responsibility programs around the world. We support the rights of artisanal miners, hold annual fair trade conferences and challenge unethical practices within the diamond industry. We are not afraid of controversy when it comes to doing the right thing.
The group’s in-house compliance team includes experienced lawyers who monitor our activities. We are members of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC) and are independently audited to ensure full compliance with all laws, including the Kimberley Process, U.S. Patriot Act, OFAC international anti-money laundering regulations and RJC Best Practice Principles
Please visit our Peace Diamond and Rapaport Fair Trade websites.
RAPAPORT PRICES LISTS
HOW DO YOU KNOW THE PRICE OF A DIAMOND?
RAPNET DIAMOND TRADING NETWORK
RapNet provides unprecedented price and availability transparency in a competitive environment. Sophisticated software presents buyers with real time listings of diamonds that meet their exact specifications. RapNet supports a peer to peer electronic Trade Center that allows buyers and sellers to communicate directly and trade without any commissions or fees. Diamond listings are presented sorted by price which encourages competition on the network.
RapNet membership is restricted to bona-fide members of the jewelry trade who pay an annual subscription fee. Members are required to meet strict best practice requirements that ensure legal compliance and forbid trading in diamonds involved in human rights abuses. Members must also honor their supply and financial commitments. RapNet reserves the right to suspend or expel members.
RapNet’s primary benefits includes access to competitive price and availability information as well as membership in a global community of trusted diamond traders. Members also have access to a broad range of added value services including customized data reports, digital marketing campaigns, strategic consultations, grading, shipping and international payment services.
RAPAPORT AUCTIONS AND TRADING SERVICES
Rapaport Auctions are held frequently in diamond trading centers worldwide. Featured locations include New York, Ramat Gan, Dubai and Hong Kong. Melee Auctions include varied assortments in parcels from 30 to 500 carats. Single Stone Auctions offer thousands of individual diamonds with a broad range of qualities, from commercial to high-quality GIA grades.
Rapaport Trading Service (RTS) offer a broad range of customized trading and brokerage services designed to meet the buy and sell requirements of select accounts. Rapaport maintains international buying offices in New York, Ramat Gan, Surat and Mumbai. Our Indian buying offices offer buyers an opportunity to source goods from thousands of small to medium size open market manufacturers and dealers. Rapaport provides clients with sourcing connections, quality control, pricing negotiation, shipping and payment services enabling buyers to effect international transactions in foreign markets.
For information about Rapaport Trading Services please email Trading@Rapaport.Com.
Diamond Grading Services
Rapaport Laboratories provides a broad range of quality control services. Parcel services sort, select, synthetic test and control the quality of parcels in all sizes from 0.01 ct. melee to one caraters. We also provide detailed grading reports for single stones from 0.15 ct to 10 carat and larger.
Our parcel quality control services provide buyers with independent objective grading in Mumbai and Surat. This ensures consistent standardized Rapaport quality specifications for their purchases. Our Surat teams provide highly cost effective melee sorting services that can include MM measuring, synthetic testing and customized clarity and color selection.
Rapaport Laboratories also provide three types of grading reports. The RapLab Consultation Card (RCC) provides basic grading information for trading among dealers. The RapLab Grading Report (RGR) is a formal document that provides a complete range of gemological information, including eye-clean, BGM, and color shading. The Rapaport Diamond Certificate (RDC) is our highest report that is only issued for the highest quality investment grade diamonds.
RAPAPORT RESEARCH REPORT
Global coverage of the rough, polished and retail markets are included as well as a summary of financial results for companies in the diamonds and jewelry industry. A feature providing analysis of a key issues impacting the market is also provided.
The report includes extensive, proprietary data from RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading platform, with a snap shot of real-world pricing information, inventory levels and transactional data to help track the market. A focus on pricing and availability includes average prices, discounts and inventory by country alongside search volume, average time to sale and transaction volume.
The Rapaport Magazine is the most trusted source of insight and analysis for the diamond, gem and jewelry trade. We take you inside the market. We not only tell you what is happening, we explain why it is happening and how it will impact your bottom line.
The Rapaport Magazine gives you the information and knowledge you need to make better decisions that will increase your profits.
E-LEARNING PLATFORM FOR PROFESSIONALS
Rapaport Academy’s online courses are ideal for those new to the diamond and jewelry world and are equally valuable for more experienced professionals wishing to strengthen their knowledge from a fresh perspective. Hundreds of satisfied learners have already joined Rapaport Academy and boosted their skills and career.
CURRENT AVAILABLE ONLINE COURSES
- Fundamentals of Diamond Trading: The essentials for successful diamond trading.
- Diamond and Jewelry Retail Sales Master Class: Learn the techniques and skills to sell more diamonds and jewelry in-store.
- Digital Marketing Essentials for Jewelers: Boost your online presence to increase traffic and sales.
- Branded Online Course for Your Business: Train your employees the way you want to achieve your goals.
Rapaport Group Diamond Website
Buy and Sell Diamonds Online
Corporate Website for Rapaport
World’s Largest Auction House for Recycled Diamonds
Peace Diamond Development Initiative in Sierra Leone
Rapaport Diamond Grading Services
Rapaport Fair Trade Diamond and Jewelry Initiative
Rapaport LabDirect® GIA Diamond Grading Services
Rapaport Collection of Fine Quality Jewelry
Rapaport Online Educational Training
OUR GLOBAL FOOTPRINT
Today, the Rapaport Group continues to help build a more ethical, transparent,competitive and efficient diamond and jewelry markets, and employs over 220 team members in offices in New York, Las Vegas, Ramat Gan, Jerusalem, Dubai, Mumbai, Surat and Hong Kong serving over 20,000 clients in 120 countries.