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Diamond index gains over past week.

The overall polishedprices index rose throughout most of last week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 25/02

119.5

-1.1%

Tuesday  26/02

120.4

0.8%

Wednesday 27/02

120.8

0.3%

Thursday 28/02

121.3

0.4%

Friday 01/03

121.3

0.0%

Monday 04/03

120.8

-0.4%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.8 points, up 1.1% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.7% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 1.0% since the start of the year.

Of the benchmark categories the largest gain over the week came from the Fine 0.5 carat range which added 5.9%, recovering most of last week’s losses.

The Mixed 0.3 carat range, recorded the largest loss of 1.1% 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

120.8

1.1%

1.7%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

29-Jan

1.0%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

119.8

2.2%

1.7%

112.9

23-Jan

122.0

28-Feb

6.0%

 

Commercial

116.1

0.0%

3.3%

112.2

04-Jan

119.5

28-Feb

-0.3%

 

Mixed

111.6

3.2%

15.9%

108.2

25-Feb

114.5

04-Feb

0.7%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

97.7

5.9%

-2.6%

92.3

25-Feb

102.9

29-Jan

1.2%

 

Commercial

102.3

3.3%

-3.7%

99.1

25-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

-0.0%

 

Mixed

98.5

-0.9%

-0.7%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

0.4%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

100.6

1.8%

-8.3%

97.2

11-Feb

108.1

29-Jan

-2.2%

 

Commercial

109.6

3.0%

-9.4%

106.3

25-Feb

115.4

07-Jan

0.5%

 

Mixed

115.3

-1.1%

-6.8%

115.3

04-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-4.3%

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.

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