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Diamond index slips back

After rising steadily through January, the overall polishedprices index slipped back last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 04/02

121.6

0.5%

Tuesday  05/02

120.9

-0.5%

Wednesday 06/02

120.7

-0.2%

Thursday 07/02

120.4

-0.2%

Friday 08/02

120.1

-0.3%

Monday 11/02

120.0

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.0 points, down 1.3% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.1% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 0.3% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in negative territory last week, with only the Fine 1.0 carat and the Mixed 0.5 carat ranges recording gains of 1.1% and 0.5% respectively.

The largest loss came from the Fine 0.3 carat range, which slipped 6.6% compared to the previous Monday.

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

120.0

-1.3%

1.1%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

29-Jan

0.3%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

117.9

1.1%

2.6%

112.9

23-Jan

118.1

10-Jan

4.3%

 

Commercial

112.7

-5.4%

-0.8%

112.2

04-Jan

119.2

25-Jan

-3.2%

 

Mixed

112.0

-2.2%

17.5%

109.2

10-Jan

114.5

04-Feb

1.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.3

-3.2%

-2.7%

94.8

02-Jan

102.9

29-Jan

-0.3%

 

Commercial

99.6

-3.8%

-7.3%

99.6

11-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

-2.7%

 

Mixed

97.3

0.5%

-1.4%

95.8

05-Feb

98.6

07-Jan

-0.8%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

97.2

-6.6%

-8.3%

97.2

11-Feb

108.1

29-Jan

-5.5%

 

Commercial

110.9

-2.7%

-6.8%

108.9

02-Jan

115.4

07-Jan

1.7%

 

Mixed

116.2

-0.8%

-5.5%

115.9

08-Feb

120.1

03-Jan

-3.6%

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.