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Prices firm as markets slow for holidays

 

Polished diamond prices remained firm as the holiday season approaches, with the overall PolishedPrices index briefly touching its highest value since February.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 14/12

112.7

0.7%

Tuesday 15/12

116.4

3.3%

Wednesday 16/12

117.5

0.9%

Thursday 17/12

116.5

-0.8%

Friday 18/12

115.5

-0.8%

Monday 21/12

115.4

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index rose by 2.4% over the week, opening at 115.4 points on Monday. The index is currently 7.8% lower than this time last year, and has fallen 3.4% since the start of the year. It is currently 8.8% above the low reached in April.

There were gains across most of the benchmark categories over the past week, with only Commercial quality 0.3 carat diamonds reporting losses.

Mixed 1.0 carats were the best performers over the week, gaining 5.8%

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

115.4

2.4%

-7.8%

106.0

19-Apr

123.3

11-Jan

-3.4%

   











 

1 ct

Fine

117.3

2.0%

-2.2%

98.8

12-Feb

128.4

03-Feb

4.8%

 

Commercial

114.4

4.8%

-6.6%

95.9

21-Apr

128.5

11-Jan

-4.4%

 

Mixed

156.5

5.8%

0.2%

122.8

30-Apr

165.5

07-Jan

6.2%

   







 

 

0.5 ct

Fine

111.0

2.4%

-14.1%

102.1

12-Apr

127.6

22-Jun

-3.7%

 

Commercial

102.8

1.1%

-15.2%

91.0

31-May

113.6

16-Feb

-2.8%

 

Mixed

91.0

0.2%

-7.6%

86.1

26-Oct

98.2

05-Jan

-7.4%

   







 

 

0.3 ct

Fine

113.5

1.6%

-6.5%

105.2

15-Oct

134.2

19-Oct

-5.0%

 

Commercial

116.1

-4.3%

-9.0%

103.5

01-Nov

123.2

12-Jan

-2.1%

 

Mixed

106.3

0.0%

1.1%

100.4

03-May

109.2

16-Mar

1.1%

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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