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August 06, 18 by Staff Reporter image (IDEX Online) – Fancy color diamond prices showed no significant change in the second quarter of 2018, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reported today. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>   FCRF’s Fancy Color Diamond Index indicated an overall rise of 0.1% in Q2 2018 for yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds, in all sizes and saturations. However, after having gradually decreased over the past 4 years, prices of yellow fancy color diamonds increased by 0.2% in Q2 2018, with fancy intense yellow outperforming all other saturation categories.   The prices of blue fancy color diamonds increased by 1.5% 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% in this quarter, while the pink category as a whole decreased by 0.5%.   In Q2 2018, throughout all colors 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%, with blue prices up 5.7% and yellow and pink prices down by 0.7% and 0.6%, 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),...

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