Rapaport Magazine Highlights Hottest-Selling Holiday Jewelry
avvy retailers are stocking up for the approaching gift season, and the latest issue offers a peek at their shopping lists. We also chat with Feriel Zerouki, the new president of the World Diamond Council (WDC), about her ambitious plans for the trade body.
The July-August 2023 edition of Rapaport Magazine is out now in print and online for readers to explore, with this month’s focus on the holiday season’s most anticipated jewelry styles. Perennial classics, color, and sentimental pieces are what gifters and self-purchasers are most likely to splurge on this year, according to leading independent retailers.
On the cover is Feriel Zerouki, the new head of the World Diamond Council (WDC) and a leader through her roles at De Beers and other organizations. In an exclusive interview, she shares her vision of bringing more openness to the trade.
Other stories include a trip to the newly reopened Broken English boutique in New York, a look at why retailers are renovating their premises, and a report on store owners’ strategies for carrying lab-grown diamonds.
Elsewhere in the issue, we speak with up-and-coming designer Cece Fein-Hughes of British brand Cece Jewellery, which has grown exponentially in the short time it’s been on the scene. We sit down as well with the award-winning Alix Dumas, who came back from Las Vegas with the Couture Design Awards’ first-place accolade for high jewelry.
Green gems, playful pearls and small timepieces are among the myriad trends we spotlight in this issue. Additionally, we have reports from the recent Magnificent Jewels sales in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, and takeaways from the State of the Art Jewelry Summit at Harvard University.
As usual, the July-August magazine features essential Rapaport insights and diamond-market data, including the Rapaport Price List — exclusively for subscribers to the print issue.
The above articles are from the July-August 2023 issue of Rapaport Magazine. View other articles here.
Image: Feriel Zerouki. (Sam Kerr/Début Art)