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Polished prices recover from mid-week wobble

Polished diamond prices recovered from a mid-week fall to finishing the week slightly down.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 08/05

117.2

0.4%

Tuesday  09/05

117.2

0.0%

Wednesday10/05

117.3

0.1%

Thursday 11/05

116.6

-0.6%

Friday 12/05

116.4

-0.2%

Monday 15/05

117.1

0.6%

Weekly Index

The overall polishedprices index opened down 0.1% compared to the previous Monday at 117.1 points. The overall index is 3.5% lower than this time last year and is down 0.2% for the year to date.

Amongst the benchmark categories, Fine 0.5 carat diamonds bared most of the losses over the week, slipping 4.2% over the prior week.

The 1.0 carat diamond range performed well over the past week, with all ranges in positive territory. Fine qualities addedi 2.4% and Mixed gained 2.4%, 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

117.1

-0.1%

-3.5%

115.7

24-Mar

118.7

03-Jan

-0.2%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

112.7

2.4%

-5.1%

105.8

27-Mar

116.5

15-Feb

4.3%

 

Commercial

110.7

0.4%

-3.5%

106.3

12-May

113.9

01-Feb

0.6%

 

Mixed

97.1

2.3%

-7.3%

93.4

06-Apr

97.1

15-May

2.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.9

-4.2%

-6.9%

101.8

16-Feb

113.2

14-Mar

-2.1%

 

Commercial

105.0

-0.2%

-2.6%

99.5

02-Feb

107.0

03-Jan

2.1%

 

Mixed

99.1

0.6%

-2.0%

98.2

03-Apr

100.0

24-Feb

0.6%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

108.0

0.6%

6.5%

96.9

28-Feb

108.0

15-May

9.1%

 

Commercial

116.1

1.5%

2.3%

105.6

12-Jan

116.1

15-May

7.6%

 

Mixed

120.9

-0.1%

-0.3%

119.0

24-Jan

121.5

12-May

1.8%

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.