The Downfall of Rapnet’s Diamond Trading Platform

On Friday, March 20th Rapnet released its diamond price list and slashed the prices on its price list across the board by an average of 7%. While diamonds don’t trade according to the list prices, the price list does affect sentiment of buyers and sellers, with buyers...

Rare Carat Review: Diamond Search Tool of the Future?

On its homepage, Rare carat boasts that you’ve found the site that diamond dealers don’t want you to see. As a diamond dealer myself, I’d say that’s fair — I know a lot of retailers, especially jewelers in NYC’s Diamond District, who dislike...

Harnessing both Body and Mind for Success in Business

Knowledge and optimism are two vital fluids in the machinery of innovation and entrepreneurship. Knowledge gives us the vision to see gaps in the market where our innovation could fit and optimism gives us the drive to see those ideas through. Those heady moments when...

DIY: Small Business Marketing

Many businesses launch full-blown, complex marketing plans. Some even devote entire teams to oversee the details. As a small business, you may or may not have the time, inclination or resources to divulge into such a byzantine plan for your own business. However,...

A Guide to Advertising your Jewelry Store on Facebook

Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, has more than 1 billion monthly active users. If someone has Internet access, then there’s a good chance they have a Facebook account. With so many people using this platform, this is your opportunity as...

7 Tips for Projecting Credibility in an Instant

You’ve got smarts and skills in spades, and you’re brimming with potential. Still, in a high-speed, hyper-competitive business world, you have little time to make a big impression. You have to project credibility in an instant or risk being overlooked or rejected....