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Diamond Index continues to push higher

The overall polishedprices index continued to rise to levels not seen for over two years.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 29/10

121.6

0.5%

Tuesday  30/10

122.2

0.4%

Wednesday 31/10

121.5

-0.5%

Thursday 01/11

121.1

-0.3%

Friday 02/11

121.0

-0.1%

Monday 05/11

122.6

1.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 122.6 points, up 0.8% compared to the previous week. The overall index is 6.1% above its level of this time last year, and up 5.7% since the start of the year.

All of the benchmark categories were in positive territory last week, with the Commercial 0.5 category recording the largest increase of 4.7% 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

122.6

0.8%

6.1%

115.9

12-Jan

122.6

05-Nov

5.7%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

119.7

1.0%

8.5%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

5.5%

 

Commercial

123.7

2.2%

9.6%

109.5

02-Mar

123.7

30-Oct

11.3%

 

Mixed

108.5

2.3%

14.4%

94.3

05-Feb

108.5

05-Nov

13.2%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

106.6

3.6%

12.8%

92.8

02-Aug

108.2

08-Oct

11.4%

 

Commercial

113.4

4.7%

14.8%

99.6

02-Jan

113.4

05-Nov

15.7%

 

Mixed

96.3

1.3%

0.1%

92.9

26-Oct

100.5

26-Apr

-0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

117.2

0.9%

14.7%

98.8

09-Feb

119.4

27-Sep

19.1%

 

Commercial

125.5

1.5%

9.8%

110.3

04-Jan

127.8

25-Sep

15.2%

 

Mixed

123.9

0.6%

0.1%

122.0

12-Jan

127.0

24-Sep

1.2%

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.