Martin Rapaport

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Martin Rapaport says : “you don’t have transparency about what the actual cost of the diamond is, run away fast” “Investors are at a distinct disadvantage when they don’t know the actual cost of the item” External link

thenational Friday, June 10, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “you don’t have transparency about what the actual cost of the diamond is, run away fast,” “Investors are at a distinct disadvantage when they don’t know the actual cost of the item” External link

miningweekly Friday, May 13, 2022 1:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Sanctions on Russia are fundamentally changing the diamond supply chain. Buyers want assurances as to the source of their diamonds. Ethical considerations are transcending legal requirements as buyers reject Russian source diamonds cut outside of Russia. Financial sanctions have stopped imports of rough diamonds to the cutting centers and natural diamond shortages are likely before the holiday season," External link

finanznachrichten-en Monday, May 9, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Fundamentally it's all about money. People will pay more for diamonds if they know the source," "Therefore people are going to start documenting and auditing and providing more information about the source" External link

news24 Friday, April 15, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The order places no restrictions on the U.S. importation of polished diamonds sourced from Russian rough diamonds but cut and polished elsewhere,” External link

wcnc Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “The new sanctions used the term ‘origin’ and not ‘source.’ This seemingly minor difference has major legal implications,” “The diamonds legally lose their Russian ‘origin’ status after being ‘substantially transformed’ in the manufacturing process, usually in India, which manufactures about 92% of the world’s diamonds. This loophole essentially renders the new sanctions to be meaningless” External link

wcnc Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The order places no restrictions on the U.S. importation of polished diamonds sourced from Russian rough diamonds but cut and polished elsewhere,” External link

12news Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “The new sanctions used the term ‘origin’ and not ‘source.’ This seemingly minor difference has major legal implications,” “The diamonds legally lose their Russian ‘origin’ status after being ‘substantially transformed’ in the manufacturing process, usually in India, which manufactures about 92% of the world’s diamonds. This loophole essentially renders the new sanctions to be meaningless” External link

12news Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The order places no restrictions on the U.S. importation of polished diamonds sourced from Russian rough diamonds but cut and polished elsewhere,” External link

12newsnow Friday, March 25, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “The new sanctions used the term ‘origin’ and not ‘source.’ This seemingly minor difference has major legal implications,” “The diamonds legally lose their Russian ‘origin’ status after being ‘substantially transformed’ in the manufacturing process, usually in India, which manufactures about 92% of the world’s diamonds. This loophole essentially renders the new sanctions to be meaningless” External link

12newsnow Friday, March 25, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport told : “The flow of diamonds from Russia to India to America will continue unabated,” External link

guardian Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “Additional US sanctions on Alrosa targeting the diamonds and not just the money flow will reduce supply, although it is unlikely that US customs will be able to ascertain the sources of polished diamonds being imported into the country,” External link

mmegi Monday, March 14, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, December 8, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wmur Monday, December 6, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wmur Monday, December 6, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wcvb Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wcvb Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wxii12 Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wxii12 Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wlwt Monday, December 6, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wlwt Monday, December 6, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

Koat Monday, December 6, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

Koat Monday, December 6, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “This is your chance, manufacturers. Only buy the quality of rough at the prices that enable profit. Do not jump back on [the treadmill],” External link

miningweekly Friday, October 23, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

iol Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

iol Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

ahram-EN Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

wsau Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group is pleased to provide liquidity to the diamond markets during this critical period. In spite of serious difficulties related to international shipping, government lockdowns and strict compliance with health measures due to Covid-19, our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the consistent flow of trading activity. Now more than ever we are committed to doing everything we can to support our customers. At this time, we are increasing our investment in Rapaport Auctions and the RapNet Diamond Trading Network to ensure excellent trading opportunities for buyers and sellers. Clients seeking assistance and opportunity are encouraged to contact us,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “We did have this major boycotting campaign from some of the bigger companies,” “But we are here for the little guys, and that’s okay. There may be [less goods] but I don’t know if there’s a lot of goods offered on the market right now anyway” External link

jckonline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “The advisory board became a big problem for a number of reasons,” “I am concerned about price fixing. I can’t have a situation where these guys get together and they say this is what prices should be. I can’t do that. But we’re having one-on-one discussions with people, but I can’t have group of people meeting together to say this is what the prices should be” External link

jckonline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport diz : "As pedras semipreciosas estão se tornando muito atraentes" External link

uol Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “It is vital that the Rapaport Price List reflects the realities of the market even when the realities are not pleasant or welcome,” “While many in the diamond trade wish to maintain inventory values, this is not possible in the current environment” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “give the industry time to react [to changes],” “Leaving a month between price sheets is going to give the industry an opportunity to breathe and give the industry time to interact with us and say, ‘You’re wrong here, you’re right there. Go up here, go down there.’ So we can have more interaction” External link

rough-polished Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “give the industry time to react [to changes],” “Leaving a month between price sheets is going to give the industry an opportunity to breathe and give the industry time to interact with us and say, ‘You’re wrong here, you’re right there. Go up here, go down there.’ So we can have more interaction” External link

rough-polished Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “While we reject the idea that prices have not declined and requests that we recall the March 20 price list, we are receptive to calls for a short-term suspension of the price list,” External link

jckonline Monday, March 23, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Unprecedented challenges are confronting the diamond and jewelry Industry. It is vital that the diamond trade take proactive measures to ensure a liquid market. We must support the idea that diamonds are more than just another expensive luxury product. The diamond trade must ensure that diamonds are a vital store of value in troubled times. The Rapaport Group will support ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient markets that ensure the trade of diamonds at fair market prices,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “Market power is shifting from supply to demand,” External link

rough-polished Monday, December 2, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “After every sight, Israeli dealers go to India and pick out goods,” “If we don’t pay the manufacturers, they don’t have money to finance the next sight” External link

jckonline Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “If the trade does not change its business practices and adapt to new realities, the diamond industry will suffer ‘extreme financial and regulatory disruption’” External link

betterdiamondinitiative Friday, June 21, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “Diamond demand is relatively good, but the middle markets are in danger of collapse,” External link

rough-polished Friday, June 7, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Diamond demand is relatively good, but the middle markets are in danger of collapse," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Diamond demand is relatively good, but the middle markets are in danger of collapse," External link

irishsun Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group encourages greater communication between all sectors of the diamond trade. We were delighted to host our first trade mission to Surat which gave participants an unprecedented opportunity to directly interact with the entire Surat diamond community including small, medium and large scale companies. The trip encouraged the development of mutually beneficial relationships based on a greater understanding of Surat’s important role in the diamond industry. We look forward to holding additional trade missions in 2020,” External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

business-standard Monday, April 15, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the Surat and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the Surat and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

irishsun Monday, April 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

namibiansun Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

4-traders Friday, December 21, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage,” External link

bdnews24 Friday, December 21, 2018 6:17:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 21, 2018 1:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

business-standard Friday, December 21, 2018 12:11:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

4-traders Friday, December 21, 2018 11:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport told : “One hundred percent of the value of this diamond, of the auction sale of this diamond, is going to go to the government and the people of Sierra Leone. Never before has this happened,” External link

miningnews Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “Perhaps we’re dealing with the price of transparency,” External link

herald Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:53:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

france24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport disse : "Quem sabe estamos lidando com o pre�o da transpar�ncia" External link

correiobraziliense Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : «Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence» External link

lavenir Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

laprovence Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

lavenir Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

ipreunion Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Perhaps we're dealing with the price of transparency," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport told : "This diamond is going to help the poorest people in the world. It stimulates the industry to think about what they're selling," External link

miningweekly Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The diamond and jewelry trade will benefit as the new policies create a more prosperous middle class and greater numbers of wealthy consumers. Global uncertainty will also increase demand for investment diamonds as a store of wealth,” External link

businesswire Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Philippe Mellier ) : "I wish Mr Mellier well and good luck on his future endeavours. I have not had much contact with Mr Cleaver recently and will reach out to him in the near future. The key issue for De Beers’s future is not really personality, it’s policy" External link

bdlive Monday, May 30, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Philippe Mellier ) : "I wish Mr Mellier well and good luck on his future endeavours. I have not had much contact with Mr Cleaver recently and will reach out to him in the near future. The key issue for De Beers’s future is not really personality, it’s policy" External link

businessday Monday, May 30, 2016 7:52:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président du rapaport group9.09%FR12/05/201705/12/2017
presidente do rapaport group4.55%PT12/05/201705/12/2017
chairman27.27%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
chairman of rapaport group22.73%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
chairperson4.55%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
head27.27%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
rapaport group chairman4.55%EN07/07/201607/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Martin RapaportEN87.50%
Martin RapaportFR10.00%
Martin RapaportPT2.50%


 
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Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group is pleased to provide liquidity to the diamond markets during this critical period. In spite of serious difficulties related to international shipping, government lockdowns and strict compliance with health measures due to Covid-19, our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the consistent flow of trading activity. Now more than ever we are committed to doing everything we can to support our customers. At this time, we are increasing our investment in Rapaport Auctions and the RapNet Diamond Trading Network to ensure excellent trading opportunities for buyers and sellers. Clients seeking assistance and opportunity are encouraged to contact us,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Unprecedented challenges are confronting the diamond and jewelry Industry. It is vital that the diamond trade take proactive measures to ensure a liquid market. We must support the idea that diamonds are more than just another expensive luxury product. The diamond trade must ensure that diamonds are a vital store of value in troubled times. The Rapaport Group will support ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient markets that ensure the trade of diamonds at fair market prices,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group encourages greater communication between all sectors of the diamond trade. We were delighted to host our first trade mission to Surat which gave participants an unprecedented opportunity to directly interact with the entire Surat diamond community including small, medium and large scale companies. The trip encouraged the development of mutually beneficial relationships based on a greater understanding of Surat’s important role in the diamond industry. We look forward to holding additional trade missions in 2020,” External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

business-standard Monday, April 15, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the Surat and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the Surat and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

irishsun Monday, April 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

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Martin Rapaport

Last updated on 2017-10-23T17:05+0300.

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Martin Rapaport says : “you don’t have transparency about what the actual cost of the diamond is, run away fast” “Investors are at a distinct disadvantage when they don’t know the actual cost of the item” External link

thenational Friday, June 10, 2022 9:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “you don’t have transparency about what the actual cost of the diamond is, run away fast,” “Investors are at a distinct disadvantage when they don’t know the actual cost of the item” External link

miningweekly Friday, May 13, 2022 1:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Sanctions on Russia are fundamentally changing the diamond supply chain. Buyers want assurances as to the source of their diamonds. Ethical considerations are transcending legal requirements as buyers reject Russian source diamonds cut outside of Russia. Financial sanctions have stopped imports of rough diamonds to the cutting centers and natural diamond shortages are likely before the holiday season," External link

finanznachrichten-en Monday, May 9, 2022 8:04:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Fundamentally it's all about money. People will pay more for diamonds if they know the source," "Therefore people are going to start documenting and auditing and providing more information about the source" External link

news24 Friday, April 15, 2022 7:46:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The order places no restrictions on the U.S. importation of polished diamonds sourced from Russian rough diamonds but cut and polished elsewhere,” External link

wcnc Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “The new sanctions used the term ‘origin’ and not ‘source.’ This seemingly minor difference has major legal implications,” “The diamonds legally lose their Russian ‘origin’ status after being ‘substantially transformed’ in the manufacturing process, usually in India, which manufactures about 92% of the world’s diamonds. This loophole essentially renders the new sanctions to be meaningless” External link

wcnc Tuesday, March 29, 2022 7:22:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The order places no restrictions on the U.S. importation of polished diamonds sourced from Russian rough diamonds but cut and polished elsewhere,” External link

12news Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “The new sanctions used the term ‘origin’ and not ‘source.’ This seemingly minor difference has major legal implications,” “The diamonds legally lose their Russian ‘origin’ status after being ‘substantially transformed’ in the manufacturing process, usually in India, which manufactures about 92% of the world’s diamonds. This loophole essentially renders the new sanctions to be meaningless” External link

12news Friday, March 25, 2022 1:00:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The order places no restrictions on the U.S. importation of polished diamonds sourced from Russian rough diamonds but cut and polished elsewhere,” External link

12newsnow Friday, March 25, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “The new sanctions used the term ‘origin’ and not ‘source.’ This seemingly minor difference has major legal implications,” “The diamonds legally lose their Russian ‘origin’ status after being ‘substantially transformed’ in the manufacturing process, usually in India, which manufactures about 92% of the world’s diamonds. This loophole essentially renders the new sanctions to be meaningless” External link

12newsnow Friday, March 25, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport told : “The flow of diamonds from Russia to India to America will continue unabated,” External link

guardian Saturday, March 19, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “Additional US sanctions on Alrosa targeting the diamonds and not just the money flow will reduce supply, although it is unlikely that US customs will be able to ascertain the sources of polished diamonds being imported into the country,” External link

mmegi Monday, March 14, 2022 1:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

buffalonews Wednesday, December 8, 2021 5:42:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wacotrib Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wmur Monday, December 6, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wmur Monday, December 6, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wcvb Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wcvb Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wxii12 Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wxii12 Monday, December 6, 2021 12:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

wlwt Monday, December 6, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

wlwt Monday, December 6, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," External link

Koat Monday, December 6, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Synthetic diamonds are not subject to natural scarcity like a mined diamond. They can be produced in unlimited quantities by machines," "So they don't really retain a resale value like natural diamonds" External link

Koat Monday, December 6, 2021 10:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “This is your chance, manufacturers. Only buy the quality of rough at the prices that enable profit. Do not jump back on [the treadmill],” External link

miningweekly Friday, October 23, 2020 3:33:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 9:34:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

iol Thursday, October 8, 2020 4:09:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 8, 2020 8:39:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

iol Thursday, October 8, 2020 7:36:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

ahram-EN Wednesday, October 7, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

channelnewsasia Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Dubai has an opportunity to develop as a global diamond trading network for polished, and open up channels to the rest of the Arab world for diamonds and jewellery," External link

wsau Wednesday, October 7, 2020 4:53:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group is pleased to provide liquidity to the diamond markets during this critical period. In spite of serious difficulties related to international shipping, government lockdowns and strict compliance with health measures due to Covid-19, our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the consistent flow of trading activity. Now more than ever we are committed to doing everything we can to support our customers. At this time, we are increasing our investment in Rapaport Auctions and the RapNet Diamond Trading Network to ensure excellent trading opportunities for buyers and sellers. Clients seeking assistance and opportunity are encouraged to contact us,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “We did have this major boycotting campaign from some of the bigger companies,” “But we are here for the little guys, and that’s okay. There may be [less goods] but I don’t know if there’s a lot of goods offered on the market right now anyway” External link

jckonline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport says : “The advisory board became a big problem for a number of reasons,” “I am concerned about price fixing. I can’t have a situation where these guys get together and they say this is what prices should be. I can’t do that. But we’re having one-on-one discussions with people, but I can’t have group of people meeting together to say this is what the prices should be” External link

jckonline Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport diz : "As pedras semipreciosas estão se tornando muito atraentes" External link

uol Wednesday, June 3, 2020 9:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “It is vital that the Rapaport Price List reflects the realities of the market even when the realities are not pleasant or welcome,” “While many in the diamond trade wish to maintain inventory values, this is not possible in the current environment” External link

forbes Wednesday, April 15, 2020 11:10:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “give the industry time to react [to changes],” “Leaving a month between price sheets is going to give the industry an opportunity to breathe and give the industry time to interact with us and say, ‘You’re wrong here, you’re right there. Go up here, go down there.’ So we can have more interaction” External link

rough-polished Saturday, April 11, 2020 6:56:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “give the industry time to react [to changes],” “Leaving a month between price sheets is going to give the industry an opportunity to breathe and give the industry time to interact with us and say, ‘You’re wrong here, you’re right there. Go up here, go down there.’ So we can have more interaction” External link

rough-polished Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “While we reject the idea that prices have not declined and requests that we recall the March 20 price list, we are receptive to calls for a short-term suspension of the price list,” External link

jckonline Monday, March 23, 2020 8:41:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Unprecedented challenges are confronting the diamond and jewelry Industry. It is vital that the diamond trade take proactive measures to ensure a liquid market. We must support the idea that diamonds are more than just another expensive luxury product. The diamond trade must ensure that diamonds are a vital store of value in troubled times. The Rapaport Group will support ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient markets that ensure the trade of diamonds at fair market prices,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport explained : “Market power is shifting from supply to demand,” External link

rough-polished Monday, December 2, 2019 2:16:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “After every sight, Israeli dealers go to India and pick out goods,” “If we don’t pay the manufacturers, they don’t have money to finance the next sight” External link

jckonline Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:09:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “If the trade does not change its business practices and adapt to new realities, the diamond industry will suffer ‘extreme financial and regulatory disruption’” External link

betterdiamondinitiative Friday, June 21, 2019 1:06:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “Diamond demand is relatively good, but the middle markets are in danger of collapse,” External link

rough-polished Friday, June 7, 2019 1:22:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Diamond demand is relatively good, but the middle markets are in danger of collapse," External link

business-standard Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:18:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Diamond demand is relatively good, but the middle markets are in danger of collapse," External link

irishsun Thursday, June 6, 2019 11:18:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group encourages greater communication between all sectors of the diamond trade. We were delighted to host our first trade mission to Surat which gave participants an unprecedented opportunity to directly interact with the entire Surat diamond community including small, medium and large scale companies. The trip encouraged the development of mutually beneficial relationships based on a greater understanding of Surat’s important role in the diamond industry. We look forward to holding additional trade missions in 2020,” External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

business-standard Monday, April 15, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the Surat and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the Surat and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

irishsun Monday, April 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

namibiansun Wednesday, January 2, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

4-traders Friday, December 21, 2018 6:32:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage,” External link

bdnews24 Friday, December 21, 2018 6:17:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

channelnewsasia Friday, December 21, 2018 1:05:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

business-standard Friday, December 21, 2018 12:11:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "The cost of these synthetic diamonds will go down to production costs plus a competitive profit margin. There is no shortage," External link

4-traders Friday, December 21, 2018 11:51:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport told : “One hundred percent of the value of this diamond, of the auction sale of this diamond, is going to go to the government and the people of Sierra Leone. Never before has this happened,” External link

miningnews Wednesday, December 6, 2017 7:36:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “Perhaps we’re dealing with the price of transparency,” External link

herald Wednesday, December 6, 2017 3:53:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

france24 Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:34:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport disse : "Quem sabe estamos lidando com o pre�o da transpar�ncia" External link

correiobraziliense Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:14:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : «Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence» External link

lavenir Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:37:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

laprovence Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

lavenir Tuesday, December 5, 2017 4:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

ipreunion Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport commenté : "Peut-être est-ce le prix de la transparence" External link

slateafrique Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:31:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : "Perhaps we're dealing with the price of transparency," External link

digitaljournal Tuesday, December 5, 2017 3:20:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport told : "This diamond is going to help the poorest people in the world. It stimulates the industry to think about what they're selling," External link

miningweekly Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:11:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said : “The diamond and jewelry trade will benefit as the new policies create a more prosperous middle class and greater numbers of wealthy consumers. Global uncertainty will also increase demand for investment diamonds as a store of wealth,” External link

businesswire Wednesday, November 9, 2016 9:00:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Philippe Mellier ) : "I wish Mr Mellier well and good luck on his future endeavours. I have not had much contact with Mr Cleaver recently and will reach out to him in the near future. The key issue for De Beers’s future is not really personality, it’s policy" External link

bdlive Monday, May 30, 2016 8:01:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Philippe Mellier ) : "I wish Mr Mellier well and good luck on his future endeavours. I have not had much contact with Mr Cleaver recently and will reach out to him in the near future. The key issue for De Beers’s future is not really personality, it’s policy" External link

businessday Monday, May 30, 2016 7:52:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
président du rapaport group9.09%FR12/05/201705/12/2017
presidente do rapaport group4.55%PT12/05/201705/12/2017
chairman27.27%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
chairman of rapaport group22.73%EN10/25/201725/10/2017
chairperson4.55%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
head27.27%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
rapaport group chairman4.55%EN07/07/201607/07/2016
Names Lang Count
Martin RapaportEN87.50%
Martin RapaportFR10.00%
Martin RapaportPT2.50%


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Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group is pleased to provide liquidity to the diamond markets during this critical period. In spite of serious difficulties related to international shipping, government lockdowns and strict compliance with health measures due to Covid-19, our teams have worked tirelessly to ensure the consistent flow of trading activity. Now more than ever we are committed to doing everything we can to support our customers. At this time, we are increasing our investment in Rapaport Auctions and the RapNet Diamond Trading Network to ensure excellent trading opportunities for buyers and sellers. Clients seeking assistance and opportunity are encouraged to contact us,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, October 6, 2020 9:57:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport added ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Our heart goes out to Surat and India’s diamond community in these difficult times. We understand that the reduction of prices in the Rapaport Price List is upsetting, but it is important for the buyers to come back to the market as the prices have been adjusted” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “Unprecedented challenges are confronting the diamond and jewelry Industry. It is vital that the diamond trade take proactive measures to ensure a liquid market. We must support the idea that diamonds are more than just another expensive luxury product. The diamond trade must ensure that diamonds are a vital store of value in troubled times. The Rapaport Group will support ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient markets that ensure the trade of diamonds at fair market prices,” External link

4-traders Tuesday, March 17, 2020 11:25:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : “The Rapaport Group encourages greater communication between all sectors of the diamond trade. We were delighted to host our first trade mission to Surat which gave participants an unprecedented opportunity to directly interact with the entire Surat diamond community including small, medium and large scale companies. The trip encouraged the development of mutually beneficial relationships based on a greater understanding of Surat’s important role in the diamond industry. We look forward to holding additional trade missions in 2020,” External link

4-traders Wednesday, May 15, 2019 6:28:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

business-standard Monday, April 15, 2019 10:18:00 PM EAT

Martin Rapaport said ( about Martin Rapaport ) : "The launch of Rapaport Laboratories India LLP (RapLab) and the new RapLab Consultation Card will improve B2B trading opportunities in the Surat and Mumbai markets. RapLab services will include the grading of melee and parcels using trade standards and terminology. It will provide buyers with customized quality control and grading services enabling direct sourcing from the Surat and Mumbai markets. Our goal is to provide a broad range of quality control services that will encourage greater transparency and increased trade for Indian suppliers and international buyers," External link

irishsun Monday, April 15, 2019 8:13:00 PM EAT