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Continued Stability in Fancy Colour Prices in Q2 2018
Prices of yellow diamonds increased slightly after 4 years of downward trend
By: Diamond World News Service
Aug 13 2018 12:06PM
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Fancy colour diamond prices showed no significant change in the second quarter of 2018, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reported today.  FCRF’s Fancy Color Diamond Index indicated an overall rise of 0.1 per cent in Q2 2018 for yellow, pink and blue fancy colour diamonds, in all sizes and saturations. However, after having gradually decreased over the past 4 years, prices of yellow fancy colour diamonds increased by 0.2 per cent in Q2 2018, with fancy intense yellow outperforming all other saturation categories.

The prices of blue fancy colour diamonds increased by 1.5 per cent during Q2 2018, continuing the trend over the past 2 years. Prices of 2 carat fancy pink, 1 carat intense pink, and 3 carat vivid pink increased by 2 per cent in this quarter, while the pink category decreased by 0.5 per cent.

In Q2 2018, throughout all colours the prices of 1 – 3 carat stones increased, while prices of 3 carats and above slightly decreased.

On a year-to-year basis, when compared to Q2 2017, the Fancy Color Diamond Index increased by 0.5 per cent, with blue prices up 5.7 per cent and yellow and pink prices down by 0.7 per cent and 0.6 per cent, respectively. For a complete data analysis, please visit www.fcresearch.org

FCRF Advisory Board member Jim Pounds said,”The demand for the 1 - 3 carat weight category remains positive as they are relatively more affordable in their total amount, compared to 3 carats and above. However, larger exceptional yellows continue to command strong prices.”

The Fancy Color Diamond Index is published by the non-profit Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), tracking pricing data for yellow, pink, and blue fancy colour diamonds in three key global trading centers – Hong Kong, New York, and Tel Aviv.

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