Diamond Prices News Roundup – June 2011

By Erika W.

Retail Diamond Price Increases

Pricescope updates the Diamond Price Chart every month to illustrate actual retail diamond prices for consumers. Following rough diamond price increases, retail prices rose 3-8% in June.

Pricescope Updated Diamond Price Chart

The Pricescope diamond price chart shows a 3-8% increase for most carat weights. Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Diamond Prices Chart

Idex: Record Polished Prices, Soar Ahead of HK Show

The IDEX Online Polished Diamond Price Index set a record Monday, crossing 142.25, the highest level the Index reached since its introduction in July 2004. Read the article at Idex.

Idex: 2010: Bubble? We Don’t Need No Stinking Bubble

Market notes from Edahn Golan – Let’s examine the market: Polished diamond prices are racing upwards. In the past month the price index is practically shooting straight up, rising at 13.7% in the past three months, based on monthly averages and up by 21.4% between January 1 and today. Read the article at Idex.

Bloomberg: Diamond Prices Rose This Week: Statistical Summary

Diamond prices rose to $11,012 this week from $10,340 a week earlier, according to the Rapaport Diamond Trade Index. Read the article at Bloomberg.

Pricescope’s Forums: Retailer Report on Rising Diamond Prices

Wink Jones of High Performance Diamonds discusses a 7-8% diamond price increase. Read the latest on the Forum.

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