by Danielle Max
(Press Release) There was some price movement this week, with smaller stones showing negative changes. Diamonds sized between 1.5-3 carats had the most changes, especially in the lower colors and better clarities, with prices increasing up to 4 percent.
Smaller and larger fancy-cut diamonds experienced very little price movement, with most increases taking place in stones above 0.45 carats.
Following are some of the main changes in this week's IDEX Online Diamond Price Report.
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- 0.18-0.22 cts G / VVS1 and H / VVS2 down 3%. J / VVS2 down 4%
- 0.23-0.29 cts D-E / VVS1 down 2%
- 0.30-0.39 cts J / VVS2-VS1 up 3%
- 0.40-0.44 cts H / VS2 down 2% and K / SI2 down 3%.
- 0.45-0.49 cts J / I1 up 4%
- 0.50-0.69 cts no change
- 0.70-0.79 cts some positive changes including J / IF and K / SI2-3 up 3%
- 0.80-0.89 cts E / VVS1 down 3% and M / VS2 up 3%
- 0.90-0.99 cts some positive changes including G / SI1-2 up 2-3.5%
- 1.00-1.24 cts D, H and M / VVS1 up 2-3% and I and M / SI1 up 3%
- 1.25-1.49 cts D / IF up 3% and J-K / I1 down 3%
- 1.50-1.99 cts K / SI1+ up 2-4% and L / SI1-3 up 2-3%
- 2 cts many changes in the lower colors and better qualities up 3-4%
- 3 cts K / IF up 3%
- 4 cts H / VVS2 up 3%
- 5 cts L-N / VS1-SI1 up 2-3%
- 0.18-0.22 cts no change
- 0.23-0.29 cts no change
- 0.30-0.39 cts changes including F-H / VVS2 up 3% and E and G / VS2 up 3%
- 0.40-0.44 cts changes including D-E / SI1 up 2%
- 0.45-0.49 cts changes including D-E / SI1-I1 up 2-3.5%
- 0.50-0.69 cts D-I / VVS1-SI2 up 2-4%
- 0.70-0.79 cts a few changes including D / SI1 and H / VVS1-2 up 2%
- 0.80-0.89 cts changes including H / VVSI+ up 3%
- 0.90-0.99 cts changes including F-H / SI2 up 2-2.5%
- 1.00-1.24 cts changes including F / VVS2+ up 2-3% and H / VVS1-VS2 up 2%
- 1.25-1.49 cts G / VVS2+ up 1-3%
- 1.50-1.99 cts changes including D / VVS1-3 up 3% and H and VS1-2 up 2.5%
- 2 cts changes including D and H / VVS1 up 3% and F-G and K-L / VS2 up 2-3%
- 3 cts M / SI3 up 4%
- 4 cts N / SI3 up 4%
- 5 cts I / VVS2 up 3%