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Diamond index touches year to date high

The overall polishedprices index recorded a year to date high on Thursday before dropping back.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 01/04

121.5

0.3%

Tuesday  02/04

121.3

-0.2%

Wednesday 03/04

121.2

-0.1%

Thursday 04/04

121.8

0.5%

Friday 05/04

121.2

-0.5%

Monday 08/04

121.0

-0.1%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.0 points, down 0.4% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 1.8% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 1.2% since the start of the year.

Of the benchmark categories the Mixed 1.0 carat category recorded the largest gain of 2.7%.

The largest loss came from the Commercial 0.5 carat range, which slipped 2.4% 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

121.0

-0.4%

1.8%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

04-Apr

1.2%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

121.4

-0.3%

2.3%

112.9

23-Jan

122.0

28-Feb

7.4%

 

Commercial

119.7

0.4%

7.2%

112.2

04-Jan

121.6

04-Apr

2.7%

 

Mixed

107.5

2.7%

11.5%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

-3.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

97.9

-1.9%

-4.4%

92.3

25-Feb

102.9

29-Jan

1.4%

 

Commercial

102.4

-2.4%

-6.1%

99.1

25-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

0.1%

 

Mixed

98.3

-0.5%

-1.3%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

0.2%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

99.6

-1.6%

-9.5%

94.1

26-Mar

108.1

29-Jan

-3.2%

 

Commercial

109.0

0.8%

-8.9%

106.3

25-Feb

115.4

07-Jan

0.0%

 

Mixed

116.6

-0.3%

-6.5%

113.3

14-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-3.2%

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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