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The Jewels in Hip-Hop’s Gem-Encrusted Crown, and This Week’s Other News

March 14, 2024  |  Rapaport News
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What is the Rapaport team reading? The editors and reporters sat down to pick the content from around the web that’s helped expand their knowledge of the diamond and jewelry industry this week.

Gidon’s Selection: Hip-Hop Jewelry Exhibit to Shine at New York’s Natural History Museum
(Daily Sabah)

 “The American Museum of Natural History is set to break out the bling starting on May 9 with “Ice Cold: An Exhibition of Hip-Hop Jewelry.” This tribute will include Slick Rick’s gem-encrusted crown and Nicki Minaj’s sparkling Barbie pendant. The meteoric rise of hip-hop, from the Bronx to global domination, is told through the prism of evolving jewelry styles over the last 50 years. Better bring your shades.”
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Gidon Ben-Zvi

Digital Content Manager

Joshua’s Selection: The Biggest Menswear Trend at This Year’s Oscars? A Dazzling Brooch (Vogue)

“Men’s brooches are in fashion, if the Oscars red carpet is anything to go by. Padded with precious stones, these pieces can be seriously expensive.”
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Joshua Freedman

Senior Analyst

Leah’s Selection: Decoding Impact of G7 and EU Ban on Imports of Unpolished Russian Diamonds (CNBC-TV18)

“I chose this piece because it discusses an issue that is currently at the forefront of the industry: Sanctions on Russian diamonds. In this video, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of the Dubai diamond exchange, gives his opinion on the restrictions, how they have been implemented, and the problems with the new Group of Seven (G7) rules.”
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Leah Meirovich

News Editor

Vanina’s Selection: Looking Beyond Diamonds and Money
(The New York Times)

“Chie Murakami founded a nongovernmental organization that contributes to diamond-mining communities in Liberia to improve their environmental and socioeconomic conditions. Diamonds For Peace, which she built based on her experiences in international development, already has support from Canadian organizations, the Japanese government, and independent donors. (Subscription Required)”  
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Vanina Pikholc

Podcast and Video Producer

Main image designed by David Polak.


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