Industry Challenges and Opportunities

Industry Challenges and Opportunities

May 31, 2018, 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Tradewinds C/D, Pool Level

We will look at each stage of the pipeline and present the main issues each faces and how they relate to others in the pipeline, starting with retail, wholesale / dealers, diamond manufacturers, and miners.

For example:

Jewelry Retailers

·       Challenge – Millennial demand and changing retail landscape

·       Opportunity – Consumers looking for fun, creative experiences and personalized service which jewelers can provide with enhance brand promise and service.

Wholesale / dealers

·      Challenge – middleman being squeezed out.

·      Opportunity – can facilitate added-value service for retailers to pass on to consumers. 


·      Challenge – tight profit margins due to high rough, stagnant polished.

·      Opportunity – well positioned to facilitate provenance claims.


·      Challenge - High investment and costs.

·      Opportunity - Scarce supply should translate to revenue growth.

Presented by: Rapaport


  • Avi Krawitz


    Senior Analyst and News Editor


    Avi Krawitz is a Senior Analyst and News Editor at Rapaport with over 11 years’ experience covering the diamond and jewelry industry. He is...

  • Sonia Esther Soltani


    Editor in Chief


    Sonia Esther Soltani is the Editor in Chief of Rapaport. Sonia’s passion for diamonds and jewelry drives the creation of content at Rapaport. Besides...

  • John Costello



    Rapaport/Rapaport’s Information Services Division

    John Costello, Publisher of Rapaport and CEO of Rapaport’s Information Services division, is a native of Dublin, Ireland with over 20 years’...

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