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Diamond index at 6 month low

The overall polishedprices index recorded its lowest level since early January last week.  

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 24/06

120.2

-0.2%

Tuesday 25/06

119.9

-0.3%

Wednesday 26/06

119.8

0.0%

Thursday 27/06

120.0

0.2%

Friday 28/06

119.7

-0.3%

Monday 01/07

119.5

-0.2%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 119.5 points, down 0.6% compared to the previous week’s opening. The overall index is 1.7% below its level of this time last year, and has lost 0.1% since the start of this year.

Most of the benchmark categories were in negaitive territory over the past week, with the Fine 1.0 carat range reporting the largest loss of 2.7%

The largest gain came from the Mixed 1.0 carat range, which added 1.0% 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

119.5

-0.6%

-1.7%

118.9

04-Jan

121.8

04-Apr

-0.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

111.3

-2.7%

-12.2%

111.3

01-Jul

124.8

10-Apr

-1.5%

 

Commercial

116.8

-1.5%

-0.9%

112.2

04-Jan

121.8

15-Apr

0.3%

 

Mixed

113.5

1.0%

17.2%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

2.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

97.9

-1.1%

-3.8%

92.0

15-May

103.4

25-Apr

1.4%

 

Commercial

99.4

-2.6%

-6.2%

98.8

08-May

107.2

07-Jan

-2.9%

 

Mixed

98.4

-0.7%

-0.7%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

0.3%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

95.1

-2.4%

-13.6%

89.9

15-May

108.1

29-Jan

-7.6%

 

Commercial

108.4

-2.6%

-10.5%

106.1

12-Apr

115.4

07-Jan

-0.5%

 

Mixed

119.5

0.5%

-4.8%

113.3

14-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-0.8%

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.

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