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Diamond index rise continues

The overall polishedprices index continued to rise over past week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 28/01

121.1

-0.2%

Tuesday  29/01

121.8

0.6%

Wednesday 30/01

121.5

-0.2%

Thursday 31/01

121.2

-0.2%

Friday 01/02

121.0

-0.2%

Monday 04/02

121.6

0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.6 points, up 0.4% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 3.2% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 1.6% since the start of the year.

Amongst the benchmark categories, all of the 1.0 carat ranges were in positive territory, with the Mixed range recording the largest gain of 1.4% compared to the previous Monday.

The largest loss came from the Fine 0.5 carat range, which slipped 1.3% over the week.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2019  Low

 

2019

High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

Year to date change

 

Overall

121.6

0.4%

3.2%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

29-Jan

1.6%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

116.6

1.1%

1.8%

112.9

23-Jan

118.1

10-Jan

3.2%

 

Commercial

119.1

0.9%

3.6%

112.2

04-Jan

119.2

25-Jan

2.3%

 

Mixed

114.5

1.4%

21.4%

109.2

10-Jan

114.5

04-Feb

3.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

99.5

-1.3%

4.5%

94.8

02-Jan

102.9

29-Jan

3.0%

 

Commercial

103.5

-1.2%

1.0%

101.0

02-Jan

107.2

07-Jan

1.1%

 

Mixed

96.8

-0.2%

-1.4%

96.1

30-Jan

98.6

07-Jan

-1.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

104.1

1.2%

-1.2%

100.9

21-Jan

108.1

29-Jan

1.1%

 

Commercial

114.0

1.0%

-2.5%

108.9

02-Jan

115.4

07-Jan

4.6%

 

Mixed

117.1

0.0%

-4.6%

116.9

23-Jan

120.1

03-Jan

-2.8%

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.