Retail diamond prices had minor changes for September. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail and online jewelers. Read more about diamond price changes below. Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.
|Diamond Price Changes For August 2016|
|Diamond Carat Sizes||10/1/2016|
|0.0 – 0.5||2% ↑|
|0.5 – 1.0||1% ↑|
|1.0 – 2.0||0%|
|2.0 – 3.0||-1% ↓|
|3.0 – 4.0||0%|
|4.0 – 99||0%|
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Diamond markets were steady in September. Sentiment improved as trading at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, a bellwether for the industry, was better than expected even though buyers refrained from large inventory purchases. The polished market was supported by relatively high rough prices as suppliers held polished prices firm, preferring to delay sales rather than suffer losses from expensive rough.
Price movements were, in general, fairly evenly balanced, with similar numbers of risers and decliners in round goods in September, with stones under 1-carat and those in the 1.50-3.99 carat showing the most fluctuations.
The main polishedprices index opened down 0.4% compared to the previous Monday at 119.9 points. The overall index is 5.1% lower than this time last year, and is 2.4% below its 2016 starting point.