The editorial team members discuss some of the key events and surprising stories that dominated the headlines in the past month.
In this episode of the Rapaport Diamond Podcast, Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz and News Editor Joshua Freedman are joined by Acting Editor Rachael Taylor. They talk about Signet Jewelers’ acquisition of Blue Nile, how the independents are relating to the big brands, the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), and Tiffany & Co.’s move into non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
They also forecast the important developments that might shape the industry for the rest of the year.
Listen to the podcast here:
00:50 – Introduction and welcome to Rachael.
02:00 – Rachael gives an outline of her background and connection to the jewelry industry.
05:00 – London’s role in the market.
06:30 – Rachael observes some changes in the UK retail jewelry scene.
09:00 – The team discusses Signet Jewelers’ acquisition of Blue Nile.
17:50 – Avi relays the mood in the Indian market after attending the India International Jewellery Show.
20:30 – The conversation shifts to Tiffany & Co.’s 150th anniversary in London and the brand’s approach to NFTs.
28:20 – The three highlight the trends and news stories they’re looking out for through the rest of the year.