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A Bereaved Father Gifts Diamonds to Soldiers, and This Week’s Other News

April 11, 2024  |  Rapaport News
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What is the Rapaport team reading? Our editors and reporters sat down to pick content from around the web that’s helped expand their knowledge of the diamond and jewelry industry this week.

“My takeaway from this piece is that the idea of ethical jewelry is being taken seriously by the industry. Despite the growing tension between Russia and the US, there is at least one area where they seem to share a common cause: The two countries remain committed to eliminating trade in African ‘blood diamonds.’ By supporting the Kimberley Process on this issue, the superpowers are setting an example worth following.”
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Gidon Ben-Zvi

Digital Content Manager

Leah’s Selection: Watches as Jewelry Enjoy a Red-Carpet Revival (Financial Times)

“Brands and celebrities are taking a traditional form of jewelry and turning it on its head in the latest red-carpet sightings. From Taylor Swift’s vintage timepiece choker necklace by Lorraine Schwartz at the Grammys to Rihanna’s watch necklace and ankle band by Jacob & Co. at Pharrell Williams’s debut show for Louis Vuitton, wearing these old favorites in new and interesting ways is having its time in the spotlight.”
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Leah Meirovich

News Editor
“I was impressed by the range of voices featured in this article, as well as the different issues covered — prices and perception being the most hotly debated. It’s a comprehensive, fair and thought-provoking analysis.”

Sonia Esther Soltani

Editor in Chief

Joshua’s Selection: Adir’s Diamonds (Tablet)

“Israeli diamond dealer Alon Mesika’s son Adir was murdered at the Nova festival in the south of the country in the Hamas massacre on October 7, 2023. After a period of mourning for his 23-year-old son, Alon decided he needed to get back to work. In this video, he explains why he started giving away diamond engagement rings to soldiers who wanted to propose while serving in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). He has now made 81 of them.”
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Joshua Freedman

Senior Analyst

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