Retail Diamond Prices Edge Lower in August

By Erika Winters

Diamond Prices News Roundup – August 2014

Retail diamond prices fell slightly in August following decreases in July. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores. Read more about diamond price changes below.

Retail Diamond Price Changes for August 2014

0 to 0.5 carat: -1%

0.5 to 1.0 carat: no change

1.0 to 2.0 carats: -1%

2.0 to 3.0 carats: no change

3.0 to 4.0 carats: no change

4.0 to 99 carats: -1%

Pricescope Updated Retail Diamond Price Chart

Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.

Pricescope Retail Diamond Prices Chart for August 2014

Read some of the latest stories in diamond price news…

Rapaport: Polished Diamond Prices Continue to Decline in August

Polished diamond prices declined in August as trading slowed and liquidity tightened in the manufacturing centers.

IDEX Online Research: Slight Fall In Polished Prices In August

The IDEX Online Polished Diamond Index decreased in August to 135.7 from 136.7 in July. In round items, all sizes decreased in price apart from 0.5 carat and 2.0 carat items which were both up.

Bloomberg: Gem Sees Diamond Prices Advancing After Reaching Three-Year High

Diamond prices will keep rising from a three-year high in the first half because of Chinese and U.S. demand, according to the head of Gem Diamonds Ltd.

Idex: August Rough Market Report: Declining Demand, Eroding Premiums

The rough diamond sector has had two price drivers in the past couple of months: good demand for polished diamonds accompanied by rising polished prices, and Alrosa’s announcement that it will supply fewer rough goods in the July-September period.

Edahn Golan at Rubel & Ménasché: A De Beers wholesale price list and other market observations

There is generally a good mood in the entire diamond pipeline, something I haven’t seen in quite some time. From top to bottom, diamond miners are reporting an increase in income and production, as well as a rise in rough diamond prices.


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