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Prices pick up in quiet holiday trading

With many offices closed for the Easter and Passover holidays, prices were much stronger for the trades that did take place.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 10/04

117.2

0.3%

Tuesday  11/04

117.2

0.0%

Wednesday 12/04

117.5

0.3%

Thursday 13/04

117.8

0.2%

Tuesday 18/04

118.3

0.4%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened up 0.9% compared to the previous Monday at 118.3 points. The overall index is 3.1% lower than this time last year and is up 0.8% for the year to date.

The main strength came from the better quality one carat ranges, with Fine adding 3.1% and Commercial 2.3% compared to the prior week.

Fine quality smaller diamonds were under pressure, however, with the 0.5 carat and 0.3 carat ranges losing 1.1% and 1.3% respectively over the previous week.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2017 Low

 

2017 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

118.3

0.9%

-3.1%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

0.8%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.8

3.1%

-2.5%

105.8

27-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

7.2%

 

Commercial

112.8

2.3%

-0.5%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

2.5%

 

Mixed

94.8

1.0%

-8.4%

93.4

06-Apr

95.3

20-Jan

0.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

106.1

-1.1%

-5.6%

101.8

16-Feb

113.2

14-Mar

0.9%

 

Commercial

104.9

1.7%

-6.4%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

2.1%

 

Mixed

98.6

0.3%

-3.8%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

0.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

102.1

-1.3%

-3.1%

96.9

28-Feb

104.7

12-Apr

3.2%

 

Commercial

112.0

1.2%

-3.2%

105.6

12-Jan

112.0

18-Apr

3.8%

 

Mixed

120.6

-0.1%

-0.8%

119.0

24-Jan

120.9

06-Apr

1.5%

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.