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Diamond index reaches 12 week high

The overall polishedprices index touched a 12-week high on Monday.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 17/09

120.2

0.3%

Tuesday  18/09

119.6

-0.4%

Wednesday 19/09

120.5

0.7%

Thursday 20/09

120.1

-0.3%

Friday 21/09

119.7

-0.3%

Monday 24/09

121.4

1.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.4 points, up 1.0% compared with the previous week. The overall index is 4.7% above its level of this time last year, and since the start of the year.

Most of the benchmark categories were in positive territory, with only Commercial 1.0 carat and Mixed 0.5 carat losing 1.1% and 1.0% respectively.

The main strength over the past week came from the Commercial 0.5 carat range, which added 6.8%, compared to the previous Monday.

There was also strong demand for 0.3 carats, with all quality ranges touching year to date highs.

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

121.4

1.0%

4.7%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

4.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

119.3

1.7%

7.7%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

5.1%

 

Commercial

119.0

-1.1%

6.2%

109.5

02-Mar

120.4

20-Sep

7.0%

 

Mixed

98.0

0.2%

2.5%

94.3

05-Feb

98.7

30-Aug

2.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

105.0

5.2%

9.6%

92.8

02-Aug

105.2

25-Jun

9.7%

 

Commercial

109.2

6.8%

5.8%

99.6

02-Jan

112.0

17-May

11.3%

 

Mixed

96.6

-1.0%

-0.9%

96.2

02-Jan

100.5

26-Apr

0.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

118.6

5.9%

15.7%

98.8

09-Feb

118.6

24-Sep

20.5%

 

Commercial

127.5

5.2%

9.6%

110.3

04-Jan

127.5

24-Sep

17.0%

 

Mixed

127.0

0.4%

1.8%

122.0

12-Jan

127.0

24-Sep

3.7%

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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