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Polished index sets 13 month high

The main polishedprices index reached its highest level since January 2017 last week with 1 .0 carat D Flawless diamonds trading at above $14,000 per carat for the first time since August 2016.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday  05/02

117.9

0.3%

Tuesday  06/02

117.5

-0.3%

Wednesday 07/02

117.8

0.3%

Thursday 08/02

118.2

0.3%

Friday 09/02

117.7

-0.5%

Monday  12/02

118.7

0.8%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 118.7 points, up 0.7% from the previous week. The overall index is 0.8% above its level for this time last year, and has gained 2.3% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in positive territory last week, with only  Commercial 1.0 carat recording a loss of 1.2%.

The Commercial 0.5 carat range, was the strongest performer of the past seven days adding 4.8%.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2018 Low

 

2018 High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

 Year to date change

 

Overall

118.7

0.7%

0.8%

115.9

12-Jan

118.7

12-Feb

2.3%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

115.0

0.4%

1.2%

112.6

09-Feb

119.2

31-Jan

1.3%

 

Commercial

113.7

-1.2%

2.8%

110.0

15-Jan

115.5

22-Jan

2.3%

 

Mixed

95.3

1.1%

1.0%

94.3

05-Feb

97.6

09-Jan

-0.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

98.9

3.9%

-5.1%

94.2

09-Jan

99.0

29-Jan

3.3%

 

Commercial

107.4

4.8%

4.2%

99.6

02-Jan

107.4

12-Feb

9.5%

 

Mixed

98.7

0.5%

-0.1%

96.2

02-Jan

98.7

30-Jan

2.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

106.0

0.7%

2.2%

98.8

09-Feb

110.0

31-Jan

7.7%

 

Commercial

119.0

1.8%

9.8%

110.3

04-Jan

119.0

12-Feb

9.2%

 

Mixed

123.0

0.2%

2.2%

122.0

12-Jan

123.0

12-Feb

0.4%

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.