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Polished trades in narrow ranges

Diamond prices traded in narrow ranges last week in fairly quiet trading volumes.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Tuesday  02/05

117.4

0.5%

Wednesday 03/05

117.3

-0.1%

Thursday 04/05

117.1

-0.2%

Friday 05/05

116.7

-0.3%

Monday 08/05

117.2

0.4%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened down 0.2% compared to the previous Tuesday at 117.2 points. The overall index is 3.7% lower than this time last year and is down 0.1% for the year to date.

Amongst the benchmark categories better quality 0.5 carat diamonds fared best with Fine and Commercial adding 2.3 and 2.7% respectively.

The Fine 1.0 carat was the weakest performer slipping 0.5% compared to 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

117.2

-0.2%

-3.7%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

-0.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

110.1

-0.5%

-9.2%

105.8

27-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

1.9%

 

Commercial

110.2

-0.0%

-3.0%

107.0

17-Jan

113.9

01-Feb

0.2%

 

Mixed

94.9

-0.2%

-9.4%

93.4

06-Apr

95.3

20-Jan

0.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

107.5

2.3%

-6.2%

101.8

16-Feb

113.2

14-Mar

2.2%

 

Commercial

105.1

2.7%

-5.4%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

2.3%

 

Mixed

98.5

-0.1%

-3.2%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

0.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

107.3

0.9%

5.8%

96.9

28-Feb

107.3

08-May

8.4%

 

Commercial

114.4

1.1%

1.1%

105.6

12-Jan

114.7

21-Apr

6.0%

 

Mixed

121.1

0.1%

-0.3%

119.0

24-Jan

121.1

08-May

1.9%

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.