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Fine 0.3 carats regain lost ground

With the markets still quiet as the holiday period enters its second week, polished diamond prices were generally stronger throughout the week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 10/08

112.2

0.9%

Tuesday 11/08

112.5

0.3%

Wednesday 12/08

112.5

0.0%

Thursday 13/08

113.8

1.1%

Friday 14/08

114.5

0.6%

Monday 17/08

114.6

0.1%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index rose by 2.1% over the week, opening at 114.6 points on Monday. The index is currently 13.5% lower than this time last year, and has fallen 4.0% since the start of the year. However, it is 8.1% above the low reached in April.

The main mover amongst the benchmark categories were Fine 0.30 carats which recovered strongly from their lows in early August.

Most other ranges were also in positive territory, except for lower quality one carats, with Commercial slipping 0.2% and Mixed 4.8%.

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

114.6

2.1%

-13.5%

106.0

19-Apr

123.3

11-Jan

-4.0%

                   

1 ct

Fine

122.6

3.9%

-17.3%

98.8

12-Feb

128.4

03-Feb

9.5%

 

Commercial

117.3

-0.2%

-6.4%

95.9

21-Apr

128.5

11-Jan

-2.0%

 

Mixed

141.9

-4.8%

-14.8%

122.8

30-Apr

165.5

07-Jan

-3.6%

                   

0.5 ct

Fine

107.7

2.4%

-14.2%

102.1

12-Apr

127.6

22-Jun

-6.6%

 

Commercial

100.3

6.1%

-13.4%

91.0

31-May

113.6

16-Feb

-5.2%

 

Mixed

89.2

0.3%

-16.3%

86.4

14-May

98.2

05-Jan

-9.2%

                   

0.3 ct

Fine

122.8

13.4%

-3.3%

106.2

06-Aug

132.7

08-Mar

2.8%

 

Commercial

112.3

0.5%

-12.5%

106.7

30-Apr

123.2

12-Jan

-5.3%

 

Mixed

105.5

0.0%

-8.7%

100.4

03-May

109.2

16-Mar

0.3%

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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