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Diamond index touches 3 month high

After continuing to decline at the start of the week, the overall polishedprices index rallied to reach a three-month high.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 15/10

120.0

0.5%

Tuesday  16/10

120.0

0.0%

Wednesday 17/10

119.5

-0.4%

Thursday 18/10

119.2

-0.2%

Friday 19/10

119.3

0.1%

Monday 22/10

121.5

1.8%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.5 points, up 1.2% compared to the previous week. The overall index is 5.1% above its level of this time last year, and up 4.7% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in positive territory over the past week, with only the smaller Mixed ranges in negative territory. The 0.5 carat and 0.3 carat ranges fell 1.2% and 1.7% respectively.

The strongest performer of the benchmark categories was the Fine 0.3 carat range, which added 6.0% compared to the previous Monday.

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

121.5

1.2%

5.1%

115.9

12-Jan

121.5

02-Jul

4.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

120.6

3.5%

11.4%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

6.3%

 

Commercial

117.5

3.9%

6.5%

109.5

02-Mar

120.4

20-Sep

5.8%

 

Mixed

102.8

1.9%

8.6%

94.3

05-Feb

102.8

22-Oct

7.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

107.4

3.0%

13.0%

92.8

02-Aug

108.2

08-Oct

12.3%

 

Commercial

110.3

1.5%

10.9%

99.6

02-Jan

112.8

01-Oct

12.4%

 

Mixed

93.7

-1.2%

-3.9%

93.6

19-Oct

100.5

26-Apr

-3.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

117.6

6.0%

14.2%

98.8

09-Feb

119.4

27-Sep

19.5%

 

Commercial

124.4

0.6%

7.8%

110.3

04-Jan

127.8

25-Sep

14.1%

 

Mixed

123.2

-1.7%

-1.0%

122.0

12-Jan

127.0

24-Sep

0.6%

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.