(IDEX Online News) – There were slightly more declines than risers in round and fancy shape diamonds in November. Round goods saw a downward trend in goods of less than 1 carat, while stones of 1.5 carats and above saw rises. There were decreases in 0.18-0.22 carat stones in H-I, SI1-SI2, of 4-5%; in 0.30-0.39 carat diamonds D, VVS2-SI2, of 2-3%; in 0.40-0.44 carat diamonds J-K, IF-VVS1, of 2%; as well as in 1.00-1.24 carats, D-G, IF-SI2.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
Meanwhile, there were rises in diamonds of 2.00-2.99 carats in L, VVS1-SI2, of 2-3%; in 3.00-3.99 carat stones, I-L, VVS2 of 3%; and in 4.00-4.99 carat stones, F-H, VS1-VS2, of 3%.
Fancy diamonds in general saw more decliners than risers. There were increases in bigger diamonds in the 0.90-0.99 carat category, G-I, VVS1 of 1-3% and in F, I1-I2, of 3-5%; and in 2.00-2.99 carat diamonds, H-I, VS2-SI1, of 2-3%.
Meanwhile, there were significant decreases in 0.30-0.39 carat stones, mostly of 2-4% in the VS-SI range / J+ colors; in 0.40-0.44 carat stones, D-E, VVS1-VS2 of 2-3% in 1.00-1.24 carat stones, D-I, VS1-SI2 of 2-3%; in 1.50-1.99 carat stones, D-H, VVS2-SI2 of 2-3%.
The following are some of the changes in this week's IDEX Online Diamond Price Report.
- 0.18-0.22 cts H-I / SI1-SI2 -4-5%, I / IF +3%
- 0.23-0.29 cts E / IF -2%, I / VVS1 +3%