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Diamond index records slight gain

The overall polishedprices index posted a small gain over the past week.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 25/02

120.8

-0.4%

Tuesday  26/02

120.6

-0.1%

Wednesday 27/02

120.7

0.1%

Thursday 28/02

121.5

0.7%

Friday 01/03

121.0

-0.4%

Monday 04/03

120.8

-0.2%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 120.7 points, up 0.1% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.5% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 1.0% since the start of the year.

Most of the benchmark categories were in negative territory last week, with the largest loss coming from the Fine 1.0 carat range which slipped 2.7%.

Only the Mixed 0.3 carat and the Fine and Commercial 0.5 carat ranges recorded gains of 2.4%, 0.1% and 1.2% respectively, 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

0.1%

1.5%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

29-Jan

1.0%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

116.6

-2.7%

-0.4%

112.9

23-Jan

122.0

28-Feb

3.2%

 

Commercial

114.6

-1.3%

-1.5%

112.2

04-Jan

119.5

28-Feb

-1.6%

 

Mixed

111.2

-0.4%

13.7%

108.2

25-Feb

114.5

04-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

97.8

0.1%

-0.9%

92.3

25-Feb

102.9

29-Jan

1.3%

 

Commercial

103.6

1.2%

-0.2%

99.1

25-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

1.1%

 

Mixed

98.4

-0.1%

-0.4%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

103.0

2.4%

-6.9%

97.2

11-Feb

108.1

29-Jan

0.1%

 

Commercial

109.1

-0.5%

-11.7%

106.3

25-Feb

115.4

07-Jan

0.0%

 

Mixed

114.8

-0.5%

-7.4%

114.8

08-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-4.8%

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.