Diamond Prices News Roundup – January 2013
Retail diamond prices held steady in January, as Pricescope tracked minor price changes for listed carat weights. Retail prices have remained relatively stable for the last three months, following a downward polished price trend for much of 2012. Retail diamond price changes are based on Pricescope’s database of over 450,000 diamonds from retail stores.
Retail Diamond Price Changes for January 2013
0 to 0.5 carat: no change
0.5 to 1.0 carat: + 1%
1.0 to 2.0 carats: no change
2.0 to 3.0 carats: – 1%
3.0 to 4.0 carats: – 2 %
4.0 to 99 carats: + 1 %
Pricescope has been charting retail diamond prices since 2007.
Certified polished diamond prices held relatively stable in January sustained by steady Far East demand ahead of the Chinese New Year Golden Week.
Polished diamond prices softened in January after their moderate increase in December.
2013 is going to be tough year for the small and medium diamantaires in the world’s biggest diamond cutting and polishing centre with the diamond mining companies in the world increasing the prices of rough diamonds by 3-5 per cent in January.
Sotheby’s has just announced that at $460.5 million, its worldwide jewelry sales in 2012 were the highest ever for the company…
Harry Winston’s purchase of the Ekati diamond mine now looks like a definite go.