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Podcast: Overoptimistic Retail?

Nov 9, 2022 10:33 AM   By Rapaport News
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Early projections for the US holiday season are upbeat, but that sentiment hasn’t filtered through to the rest of the diamond market, Rapaport’s editorial team observed.

“I was a bit surprised by the optimism,” noted Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz, chatting with News Editor Joshua Freedman on the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. “The economic activity, [with] inflation, rising interest rates and volatile stock markets, [is] having an impact on sentiment and [potentially] on discretionary spending. So I think we’ve got to take these predictions in context and temper them a little bit.”

The episode also features Joshua and Avi’s take on the high-end market, the growing importance of the GemGenève show, the lab-grown diamond segment, De Beers’ negotiations with Botswana, and the recent Kimberley Process (KP) plenary meeting.

Listen to the podcast here:   

Tags: Avi Krawitz, Botswana, De Beers, diamonds, holidays, jewellery, Jewelry, Joshua Freedman, Rapaport News, retail
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