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Thank You Roland

April 4, 2023  |  Martin Rapaport

There are some people who are greater than business. For them, business is about more than making money. They are altruistic and unconditional in their giving to others.

Roland Naftule was not just another businessman. His passion for gems transcended the products to the gem people and the community. He brought people together for the common good. He created organizations that set standards in a world that was disorganized and often dishonest. He believed in the good of the gem industry. He worked together with all those who wanted the gem industry to make the world a better place.

All of us, from artisanal diggers to retailers and everyone in between, owe a debt of gratitude to Roland. Let us recognize his passing as the loss of a great man.

Most importantly, let us keep the memory of Roland alive by continuing his values and doing what he would want us to do. Roland supported all those who sought to do good. Let us continue his work and live his ideals.

Thank you, Roland.

Martin Rapaport

For more information about Roland’s illustrious career please visit:

The World Jewellery Confederation pays tribute
to Vice President Roland Naftule, 1937-2023


Roland Naftule, Gem Dealer and Dedicated Industry Official, Dies (JCK)


Roland Naftule Thank You Roland

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