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Diamond index steadies

The overall polishedprices steadied after slipping back from last week’s year to date high in quiet trading conditions.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 08/04

121.0

-0.1%

Tuesday  09/04

121.4

0.3%

Wednesday 10/04

121.2

-0.1%

Thursday 11/04

120.7

-0.4%

Friday 12/04

120.6

-0.1%

Monday 15/04

121.0

0.3%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 121.0 points, level with the previous Monday. The overall index is 0.8% above its level of this time last year, and has gained 1.2% since the start of the year.

Of the benchmark categories all of the 1.0 carat ranges were in positive territory over the week with the Mixed grouping recording the largest gain of 3.5%.

The largest loss came from the Fine 0.3 carat range, which slipped 4.1% 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

121.0

-0.0%

0.8%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

04-Apr

1.2%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

122.3

0.7%

-1.1%

112.9

23-Jan

124.8

10-Apr

8.2%

 

Commercial

121.8

1.8%

3.4%

112.2

04-Jan

121.8

15-Apr

4.6%

 

Mixed

111.2

3.5%

14.2%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.8

-1.2%

-5.9%

92.3

25-Feb

102.9

29-Jan

0.2%

 

Commercial

102.7

0.3%

-6.1%

99.1

25-Feb

107.2

07-Jan

0.3%

 

Mixed

98.4

0.1%

-1.3%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

95.5

-4.1%

-13.2%

92.3

12-Apr

108.1

29-Jan

-7.2%

 

Commercial

106.7

-2.1%

-11.5%

106.1

12-Apr

115.4

07-Jan

-2.1%

 

Mixed

116.6

-0.0%

-6.8%

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.