Letters

OK: WHO LIKES RAPAPORT'S LIST? A number of letters to the editor (including one of mine) have been printed in the past few issues regarding the Rapaport Diamond Report. Here is something to put to your readers that has puzzled me for a long time. It seems there are many jewelers who think that Rapaport's price list has ruined the diamond business. The question is: are there jewelers who think the list has helped the business? Are these the people who keep subscribing to it? If so many jewelers are opposed to this list, why is it still in use? The question I pose to jewelers who oppose the list yet still subscribe to it is: why? If everyone stopped sending Mr. Rapaport their money, I don't think Mr. Rapaport would have much financial incentive to keep publishing his list. So why do jewelers keep sending him their money and then complain? Would jewelers ever start a movement to eliminate
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