RapNet Blog

Industry tips & tricks, best practices and market insights

  • 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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  • The New RapNet Inbox - a smarter, safer way to communicate

    With over 30,000 transactions initiated in the RapNet inbox each month, the new inbox is a significant upgrade that will make your communication more secure, efficient and organized.

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  • What You Need to Know About the All-New Safer, Simpler and Smarter RapNet

    RapNet has released a new platform, to make your online diamond trading more secure, efficient and user-friendly. Find out how the new platform will help you trade diamonds better. So, what's new in the new RapNet...?

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  • A Guide to Jewelry Software Solutions

    When a business owner gets to the point where their current business processes are getting increasingly complex and harder to track, it’s usually time for a change. Learn about the various software solutions that are aimed to help different segments of this industry.

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  • Understanding Cut Grades

    Understanding cut grades allows a retailer to make informed decisions when purchasing diamonds and therefore buy better. It also allows a retailer to explain the cut grade of a diamond to a client in an authoritative manner.

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  • Digital Advertising for Retail Jewelers 101

    Let’s face it, everyone wants to master this advertising medium that is all-consuming. And for most, that is simply not attainable. The problem with hiring a digital marketing company is that you don’t know enough about marketing to assess how they are performing. At the very least though, you should know the basics of digital marketing.

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