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Prices rise steadily throughout week

With many offices preparing to close for the summer break, those trades that did take place during, did so in a trend of steadily increasing prices as the overall PolishedPrices index rose everyday throughout last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 27/07

111.8

2.0%

Tuesday 28/07

113.0

1.0%

Wednesday 29/07

113.6

0.5%

Thursday 30/07

113.7

0.1%

Friday 31/07

113.9

0.2%

Monday 03/08

115.0

0.9%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index rose by 2.6% over the week, opening at 115.0 points on Monday. The index is currently 14.7% lower than this time last year, and has fallen 3.7% since the start of the year. However, it is 8.4% above the low reached in April.

There were gains covering most of the ranges, with only Mixed one carat diamonds showing losses amongst the benchmark categories.

Best performers over the week were Fine one carats, which gained 4.0%

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index.

   

Current Levels

 

2009 Low

2009 High

 
   

Index

Jan 04

=100

Change from week ago

Change from

 year ago

Index

Date

W/E

Index

Date

W/E

Year to date change

 

Overall

115.0

2.8%

-14.7%

106.0

19-Apr

123.3

11-Jan

-3.7%

                   

1 ct

Fine

117.8

4.0%

-22.0%

98.8

12-Feb

128.4

03-Feb

5.3%

 

Commercial

117.6

3.3%

-10.6%

95.9

21-Apr

128.5

11-Jan

-1.7%

 

Mixed

146.8

-0.2%

-16.0%

122.8

30-Apr

165.5

07-Jan

-0.3%

                   

0.5 ct

Fine

110.9

0.1%

-12.5%

102.1

12-Apr

127.6

22-Jun

-3.8%

 

Commercial

100.2

3.6%

-13.7%

91.0

31-May

113.6

16-Feb

-5.3%

 

Mixed

89.2

1.0%

-13.0%

86.4

14-May

98.2

05-Jan

-9.2%

                   

0.3 ct

Fine

113.0

0.5%

-17.0%

108.0

08-Jan

132.7

08-Mar

-5.4%

 

Commercial

113.3

2.3%

-14.3%

106.7

30-Apr

123.2

12-Jan

-4.5%

 

Mixed

107.4

2.8%

-5.2%

100.4

03-May

109.2

16-Mar

2.1%

The definitions of our groupings are:

Fine:                 goods better than I colour and VS2 and above.

Commercial:            K SI3 and above, excluding the Fine category, and

Mixed:              the rest down to M I3.

The weightings used in the calculation of these indices are chosen to reflect world production. Please contact us if you would like to see details of the weightings used, or would like to see the information grouped differently.

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