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Industry tips & tricks, best practices and market insights

  • 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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  • Trading Diamonds Safely: Panel Discussion at JCK 2017

    When trading diamonds online, it is vital to protect yourself from thieves and scammers. RapNet addressed the issue at this year's JCK Las Vegas by hosting a panel discussion on trading safely online.

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  • Facet Definition: What You Need to Know

    Every facet on a diamond fulfills a specific function. The crown facets are the ‘windows’ of the diamond which let light enter and exit a diamond. The pavilion facets are the ‘work horses’ that reflect light back through the crown facets. It is important that facets be placed in the correct positions and on the correct angles to perform their task effectively. The crown and pavilion facets have to line up perfectly. Also, all the facets have to be polished, so that they are free of any polish lines, abrasions or other surface anomalies that could compromise light reflection. After all, any diamond is only as good as its worst facet.

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