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Polished diamond index surges

The PolishedPrice index strengthened during the week in thin trading.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 14/05

150.9

0.5%

Tuesday 15/05

155.4

3.0%

Wednesday 16/05

155.3

-0.1%

Thursday 17/05

154.5

-0.5%

Friday 18/05

154.5

-0.1%

Monday 21/05

154.5

0.0%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index opened up 2.3% from the previous week on Monday at 154.5 points. The overall index is currently 2.3% above its level of this time last year and has lost 0.4% since the start of the year.

All benchmark categories were in positive territory during the past week.

Fine 0.3 carats and Commercial 1.0 carats recorded the largest gains, adding 8.8% and 8.6% respectively.

The weakest performers were Mixed 0.3 carats and Mixed 0.5 carats, which both opened at virtually the same level as the previous week.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index.

   

Current Levels

   

2012 Low

 

2012 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

154.5

2.3%

2.3%

149.2

08-May

161.2

01-Feb

-0.4%

                   

1 crt / 4gr

Fine

173.4

4.7%

1.9%

152.3

30-Jan

182.6

09-Feb

0.3%

 

Commercial

167.6

8.6%

3.9%

149.0

02-May

174.1

25-Apr

7.0%

 

Mixed

201.1

2.3%

8.1%

181.1

08-Apr

202.5

29-Jan

8.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

152.5

2.2%

5.5%

137.7

04-Apr

163.5

01-Feb

6.1%

 

Commercial

133.0

1.6%

-5.7%

129.5

09-May

156.2

01-Feb

-9.6%

 

Mixed

121.7

0.0%

6.6%

120.8

19-Apr

136.0

13-Feb

-3.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

132.1

8.8%

-6.0%

118.0

08-Apr

162.4

16-Feb

4.2%

 

Commercial

141.2

1.7%

-6.8%

138.5

29-Mar

162.1

16-Feb

-8.5%

 

Mixed

124.2

0.0%

-2.6%

124.2

10-May

132.6

01-Jan

-6.3%

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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