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Diamond index recovers to pre-holiday levels

 

As offices slowly began to re-open after the Christmas holidays, prices recovered to levels being seen before the break, despite volumes remaining relatively thin.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 05/01

118.3

-0.1%

Tuesday 06/01

120.1

1.5%

Wednesday 07/01

120.3

0.2%

Thursday 08/01

120.0

-0.3%

Friday 09/01

119.8

-0.1%

Monday 12/01

123.3

2.9%

Weekly Index

The main PolishedPrices index rose 4.2% to 123.3 points on Monday, compared to the previous week. The index is currently 4.7% lower than this time last year.

One carat diamonds were very much in demand with all qualities showing double digit growth, from the low values being recorded last week.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index.

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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

123.3

4.2%

-4.7%

118.3

04-Jan

123.3

11-Jan

3.2%

                   

1 ct

Fine

125.6

21.2%

-4.4%

103.7

04-Jan

125.6

11-Jan

12.2%

 

Commercial

128.5

10.0%

7.8%

115.9

05-Jan

128.5

11-Jan

7.4%

 

Mixed

157.1

18.1%

-5.5%

132.4

01-Jan

165.5

07-Jan

6.7%

                   

0.5 ct

Fine

116.7

0.4%

-9.3%

105.1

08-Jan

116.7

11-Jan

1.3%

 

Commercial

105.5

-0.7%

-10.0%

103.6

07-Jan

106.3

04-Jan

-0.2%

 

Mixed

96.9

-1.3%

-9.1%

96.9

11-Jan

98.2

05-Jan

-1.3%

                   

0.3 ct

Fine

127.4

5.3%

-3.9%

108.0

08-Jan

127.4

11-Jan

6.7%

 

Commercial

122.6

3.4%

-5.3%

118.6

01-Jan

122.6

11-Jan

3.4%

 

Mixed

105.1

0.0%

-9.0%

105.1

01-Jan

105.1

04-Jan

0.0%

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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