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Diamond index trades in narrow ranges

Diamond index trades in narrow ranges

The overall polishedprices index traded within narrow ranges as the market slowly returned to normal volumes after the New Year break.

Daily Index levels

Level

Daily Change

Monday 06/01

115.4

-0.3%

Tuesday 07/01

115.5

0.1%

Wednesday 08/01

115.6

0.1%

Thursday 09/01

115.6

0.0%

Friday 10/01

115.8

0.2%

Monday 13/01

115.2

-0.5%

Weekly Index

The main polishedprices index opened on Monday at 115.2 points, down 0.2% compared to the previous Monday. The overall index is 4.6% below its level of this time last year, and has slipped 0.4% since the start of this year.

Of the benchmark categories, the largest gain came from the Commercial 0.3 carat range, which added 0.6% over the week.

The largest loss came from the Mixed 1.0 carat range, which lost 3.5% compared to the previous Monday.

Benchmark groupings PolishedPrices Index

   

Current Levels

   

2020  Low

 

2020

High

   
   

 Index Jan 04=100

Change from week ago

Change from year ago

Index

Date

Index

Date

Year to date change

 

Overall

115.4

0.0%

-4.4%

115.3

02-Jan

115.8

10-Jan

-0.2%

                   

1 crt/4gr

Fine

109.1

-1.1%

-6.2%

109.1

13-Jan

111.5

03-Jan

-1.9%

 

Commercial

113.1

-0.7%

-3.0%

112.0

02-Jan

115.4

08-Jan

0.6%

 

Mixed

110.0

-0.0%

0.3%

109.5

02-Jan

111.3

08-Jan

0.4%

                   

0.5 crts / 50 pts

Fine

96.4

1.1%

-2.7%

92.9

07-Jan

98.2

10-Jan

0.3%

 

Commercial

98.1

-0.5%

-5.1%

98.0

07-Jan

99.5

03-Jan

-1.3%

 

Mixed

96.8

0.0%

-0.8%

96.4

07-Jan

97.0

03-Jan

0.1%

                   

0.3 ctrs/ 30 pts

Fine

92.1

0.0%

-12.8%

91.2

08-Jan

94.4

02-Jan

-0.8%

 

Commercial

96.7

0.8%

-15.5%

95.6

02-Jan

97.0

07-Jan

0.8%

 

Mixed

112.9

0.2%

-4.7%

112.5

07-Jan

112.9

13-Jan

0.1%

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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