RapNet Blog

Industry tips & tricks, best practices and market insights

  • Introducing a New Look for RapNet Navigation

    Spend less time clicking and more time trading! We are excited to release our newly designed navigation menu, with a range of improvements to the menu and design based on feedback from our members.

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  • Buying and Selling Jewelry on RapNet

    Since 1996, RapNet has been the world’s leading online diamond trading network. On February 4th, 2019, jewelry trading was added to the platform. With sellers being able to list both diamonds AND fine jewelry - including bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, pendants, cufflinks and pins - RapNet members are able to source diamonds and jewelry in one central, safe and efficient platform. RapNet Jewelry comes with the same ease, security and efficiency to which you are accustomed on RapNet.

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  • Everything You Need To Know About The New RapNet Trade Center

    Read on to find out how the new Trade Center will affect the way you trade...

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  • 5 FinTech Innovations That Can Help Online Jewelry Retailers

    As an online company, you may find that there are many technology solutions out there and there is always someone contacting you trying to sell you the next best “new solution”.

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  • How Your Jewelry Business Can Benefit From Content Marketing in 2018

    Today’s online jewelry industry is incredibly competitive and ever-changing, so how do you get ahead of your competitors? By focusing on what your prospective customers want. Even Google’s recent shift from keyword obsession to quality content reflects how dramatically the buying journeys of customers have changed in recent years. There’s no way around it: a content strategy is vital for any business to make it in the modern market. But just how do you get started with crafting a content strategy? With the right research, targeting, and attention to detail, you’ll be sure to dramatically improve your website’s rankings.

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  • Re-Cutting Diamonds

    The crystal structure of diamonds has a significant impact on what cut grade and more specific, polished grade could be achieved. Diamond surfaces are anisotropic, meaning that they have varying degrees of hardness. Some areas (crystal faces) can be cut and polished and others not. Diamond polishers have to know where to cut facets so as to avoid having any facets coinciding with such faces.

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  • RapNet Features Update

    In January, RapNet launched a brand new website, with an upgraded, more intuitive search, a more user-friendly interface and some clever new features. Here’s are some of the main enhancements on the new site that will make it easier and faster to search for diamonds.

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  • Get Smart! 3 Great Online Courses for Diamond Professionals

    Knowledge is Power. Which explains why online courses have become so popular, with new platforms popping up regularly offering courses on practically any subject you can think of. According to Class Central, a whopping 58 million students signed up for at least one MOOC (massive open online course) in the past 5 years! Why are so many people turning to e-learning?

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  • Blockchain in the Diamond Industry: The current & potential impact of blockchain technology on diamond trading

    The diamond industry is extremely complex, with certain parts bearing risk. The new blockchain technology can offer banks and regulators a way to minimize this risk. Up until now, the capabilities of blockchain have not yet been unleashed to shine a light into the diamond industry. However, there is huge potential waiting to transform diamonds and gemstones trading.

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  • RapNet Webinar: Safe Trading

    This webinar, presented by RapNet COO, Saville Stern, discusses the best practices for trading diamonds safely online and avoiding fraud. The webinar was hosted by GemAtlas.

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