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Diamond index returns to growth

The overall polishedprices index returned to growth after last week’s losses.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 11/02

120.0

-0.1%

Tuesday  12/02

120.4

0.4%

Wednesday 13/02

120.6

0.1%

Thursday 14/02

120.4

-0.1%

Friday 15/02

121.0

0.5%

Monday 18/02

120.7

-0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.7 points, up 0.6% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.5% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 0.9% since the start of the year.

Nearly all of the benchmark categories were in positive territory last week, with only the Fine 1.0 carat range showing a loss of 1.0%.

The Fine 0.3 carat range, recorded the largest gain of 5.6% 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

120.7

0.6%

1.5%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

29-Jan

0.9%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

116.8

-1.0%

2.3%

112.9

23-Jan

118.1

10-Jan

3.3%

 

Commercial

117.2

4.0%

3.1%

112.2

04-Jan

119.2

25-Jan

0.7%

 

Mixed

112.0

0.0%

17.1%

109.2

10-Jan

114.5

04-Feb

1.0%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

98.4

2.2%

-0.0%

94.8

02-Jan

102.9

29-Jan

1.9%

 

Commercial

102.6

3.0%

-1.9%

99.6

11-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

0.2%

 

Mixed

98.3

1.0%

-1.2%

95.8

05-Feb

98.6

07-Jan

0.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

102.7

5.6%

-4.0%

97.2

11-Feb

108.1

29-Jan

-0.2%

 

Commercial

110.9

0.0%

-7.2%

108.9

02-Jan

115.4

07-Jan

1.7%

 

Mixed

116.5

0.2%

-6.4%

115.9

08-Feb

120.1

03-Jan

-3.4%

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.