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Diamond index touches lowest level since January 2018

With markets quiet because of the summer break, the overall polished prices index fell to its lowest level since January 2018.

Daily Index levels Level Daily Change
Monday 05/08 118.1 -0.1%
Tuesday 06/08 117.9 -0.2%
Wednesday 07/08 117.4 -0.4%
Thursday 09/08 117.5 0.1%
Friday 10/08 117.8 0.3%
Monday 12/08 117.8 0.0%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 117.8 points, down 0.2% compared to the previous week’s opening. The overall index is 1.8% below its level of this time last year and has lost 1.5% since the start of this year.

Of the benchmark categories, the largest loss came from Fine 1.0 carat range, which finished the week 0.9% lower.

The largest gain came from the Commercial 0.3 carat grouping, 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

117.8

-0.2%

-1.8%

117.4

07-Aug

121.8

04-Apr

-1.5%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

111.2

-0.9%

-4.1%

109.4

04-Jul

124.8

10-Apr

-1.5%

 

Commercial

112.8

-0.6%

-2.2%

111.3

19-Jul

121.8

15-Apr

-3.1%

 

Mixed

112.1

-0.7%

18.3%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

1.1%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

91.9

-0.8%

-9.8%

91.0

03-Jul

103.4

25-Apr

-4.8%

 

Commercial

99.3

-0.6%

-5.0%

98.1

09-Aug

107.2

07-Jan

-3.0%

 

Mixed

97.4

-0.5%

0.4%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

-0.7%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

93.4

0.2%

-19.2%

89.1

07-Aug

108.1

29-Jan

-9.2%

 

Commercial

103.8

1.0%

-16.4%

102.7

05-Aug

115.4

07-Jan

-4.8%

 

Mixed

117.0

0.2%

-7.0%

113.3

14-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-2.9%

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.