The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Q2 2021Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). Prices of Fancy Color Diamonds across the board increased by 0.2% during Q2 2021. Blues (0.4%) and Pinks (0.3%) led the increase, while Yellows rose by 0.1%, as opposed to the slight decrease in the previous quarter. The price rise follows a 0.3% overall price increase in Q1 2021.
Pink diamond prices rose by 0.3% in Q2, mainly due to an increase of 0.6% in the Fancy grade category, with 2 and 3 carat Fancy Pinks rising by 1.6% and 2%, respectively. The 1 carat Fancy Pinks were the highest climbers in the Pink category (2.2%), while 10 carat Fancy Pinks showed a downturn in price, decreasing by -1.1%.
Blue diamond prices presented an overall increase of 0.4%, following an appreciation of 0.8% in the Fancy grade category. The 1.5 and 2 carat Blues, in all saturations, showed the highest increase (1.3%), with Fancy Blue 1.5 carats rising by 1.7% and Fancy Intense Blue 1.5 carats rising by 2.2%. Meanwhile, 3 and 5 carats in all saturation levels slightly declined by -0.2% and -0.1%, respectively.
Yellow diamonds remained stable in Q2, with an increase of 0.1%. Most segments performed better in Q2 compared to Q1. The most prominent increase was in 5 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow (+1.3%). Fancy Vivid Yellow in the 10 carat category were a close second highest climber by 0.9%, while 10 carat Fancy Yellow presented a drop of -2.1%.
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