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Diamond index drifts downwards

The overall polishedprices index edged lower throughout last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 26/11

122.4

1.2%

Tuesday  27/11

121.4

-0.8%

Wednesday 28/11

121.0

-0.3%

Thursday 29/11

120.8

-0.1%

Friday 30/11

120.9

0.0%

Monday 03/12

121.2

0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.2 points, down 0.9% compared to the previous week. The overall index is 5.1% above its level of this time last year, and up 4.5% since the start of the year.

Of the benchmark categories, the better quality smaller ranges were under most pressure, with Fine and Commercial 0.5 carats slipping 3.7% and 2.9% over the week, while the 0.3 ranges fell 7.9% and 6.2% respectively.

All of the 1.0 carat ranges were in positive territory however, with the Mixed category recording the largest gain of 3.1% 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

121.2

-0.9%

5.1%

115.9

12-Jan

122.7

19-Nov

4.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

118.6

0.6%

7.6%

107.7

30-Aug

126.8

02-Jul

4.5%

 

Commercial

119.0

0.7%

7.7%

109.5

02-Mar

123.7

30-Oct

7.1%

 

Mixed

112.7

3.1%

18.5%

94.3

05-Feb

112.7

03-Dec

17.6%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

102.4

-3.7%

8.1%

92.8

02-Aug

108.2

08-Oct

7.0%

 

Commercial

106.5

-2.9%

7.3%

99.6

02-Jan

113.4

05-Nov

8.6%

 

Mixed

97.7

-1.3%

0.8%

92.9

26-Oct

100.5

26-Apr

1.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

108.1

-7.9%

7.4%

98.8

09-Feb

119.4

27-Sep

9.8%

 

Commercial

115.3

-6.2%

6.9%

110.3

04-Jan

128.6

19-Nov

5.8%

 

Mixed

122.7

-1.4%

-1.0%

122.0

12-Jan

127.0

24-Sep

0.2%

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.