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Diamond index recovers

The overall polishedprices index recovered slightly from last week’s 21 month low.

Daily Index levels Level Daily Change
Monday 23/09 115.3 -0.5%
Tuesday 24/09 115.5 0.2%
Wednesday 25/09 115.7 0.1%
Thursday 26/09 115.9 0.2%
Friday 27/09 116.0 0.1%
Monday 30/09 115.9 0.0%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 115.9 points, up 0.5% compared with the previous week’s opening. The overall index is 4.5% below its level of this time last year and has lost 3.1% since the start of this year.

The largest gain came from the Fine 0.5 carat grouping, which added 3.2% compared to the previous Monday.

The biggest decline came from the Mixed 1.0 carat range, which slipped 3.5% over the week.

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

115.9

0.5%

-4.5%

115.3

23-Sep

121.8

04-Apr

-3.1%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

110.0

1.8%

-6.7%

107.9

06-Sep

124.8

10-Apr

-2.6%

 

Commercial

114.0

2.0%

-2.9%

110.3

24-Sep

121.8

15-Apr

-2.2%

 

Mixed

106.9

-3.5%

8.3%

104.7

01-Apr

114.5

04-Feb

-3.5%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

92.3

3.2%

-13.0%

88.4

12-Sep

103.4

25-Apr

-4.5%

 

Commercial

96.2

0.1%

-14.8%

96.0

23-Sep

107.2

07-Jan

-6.1%

 

Mixed

97.1

0.5%

0.5%

95.8

05-Feb

99.5

22-Feb

-1.0%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

87.3

-1.6%

-26.1%

84.6

12-Sep

108.1

29-Jan

-15.2%

 

Commercial

97.0

-3.0%

-23.7%

97.0

30-Sep

115.4

07-Jan

-11.0%

 

Mixed

115.4

-0.3%

-8.6%

113.3

14-Mar

120.1

03-Jan

-4.2%

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.