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Diamond Prices News Roundup - May 2012

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By Erika Winters

Retail Diamond Prices Steady in May

Retail diamond prices remained steady through May 2012. Pricescope tracks retail diamond prices each month from a database of over 450,000 diamonds.

Retail Diamond Price Percentages for May 2012

0 to 4.0 carats: no change

4.0 to 99 carats: up 1%


Pricescope Updated Diamond Price Chart

The Pricescope diamond price chart illustrates a 1% increase in retail prices for diamonds of 4 to 99 carats. There were no retail price changes for diamonds of 0 to 4.0 carats during the month of May. Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for May 2012



IDEX Online Research: Flat Polished Prices with a Silver Lining

While prices were stable though most of May, in the last few days of the month – and into June – prices started to edge up just before the Las Vegas shows started.


Rapaport News: May Certified Polished Prices Hold Steady

Certified polished diamond prices were steady during May in a weak global environment.


Rapaport Market Comments 6/7/2012

JCK Las Vegas show exceeds low expectations with very good U.S. demand for affordable VS-SI certs and commercial goods.


Bloomberg: Diamond Prices to Stagnate in 2012 on Euro Crisis, BMO Forecasts

Rough diamond prices are set to remain at current levels for the rest of the year as the European debt crisis saps demand, BMO Capital Markets forecast.


Polished Prices: Polished prices continue to slide

The downward trend in polished diamond prices, which began last August continued through May.




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