Rapaport Diamonds has announced that it will be holding its 2011 International Diamond Conference on September 12, 2011. For those of you who are not familiar with Rapaport, they are the company that distributes the Rapaport Diamond Price Sheets that the entire retail diamond industry pricing is based on (read more on diamond pricing). One of the sessions that seems of interest is ““Diamonds and Social Responsibility – Real Solutions to Real Problems.”” that deals with the issues of ethical souring. This is most related to my article on Brilliant Earth diamonds. I am curious to see how Rapaport spins this. In general these sessions tend to be very fluffy and back patting to the industry as a whole for having taken a tough stance on the issue of conflict diamonds.
Should I attend? Registration is only 50$ but not really sure there is much to gain here.