Diamond Prices Firm Slightly with U.S. Optimism

Diamond trading slowed in November as Indian liquidity dried up and manufacturing shut down for Diwali. U.S. jewelers completed their inventory purchases and focused on selling during the holiday season rather than buying from overseas suppliers. Sentiment improved as the season began. Stock markets rallied…

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Trump Victory Improves Outlook for Diamonds and Jewelry

Trump's election victory coupled with Republican control of Congress is expected to set the stage for improved economic conditions that will support increased demand for diamonds and jewelry. Lower taxes, higher domestic employment and the end of Obamacare will increase disposal income and encourage investment…

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Diamond Prices Decline in October

Diamond markets were quiet in October with wholesale businesses closing for the respective Chinese, Jewish and Indian holidays. Trading slowed as larger U.S. holiday orders were already filled and dealers shifted to accommodate specific requirements from their retail customers. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for…

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Rapaport Press Release: Diamond Prices Decline in July

Polished diamond prices softened in July continuing the downtrend in the second quarter. Diamond markets were seasonally quiet with U.S. wholesalers taking their annual summer vacation. Overall polished demand remains weak. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for one carat diamonds fell 1.7 percent in July.…

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Diamond Prices Soften In May

Polished diamond prices declined slightly in May with buyers waiting for the Las Vegas shows. Trading at the JCK Las Vegas show, which took place June 3 to 6, was relatively weak with traffic slower than previous years. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat,…

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Diamond Prices Soften with Weaker Global Demand

Polished diamond trading slowed in April due to sluggish demand at the start of a seasonally-quiet period. Sentiment weakened as the positive momentum from the first quarter failed to gain traction. Supplies significantly increased due to high rough sales and polished production in the first…

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Polished Diamond Prices Stable in March

April 5, 2016, New York ... Polished diamond prices were stable in March supported by steady dealer trading even though the outlook for consumer demand remains uncertain. In the first quarter, sentiment improved as polished prices rose and profitability increased on select new production. The…

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Polished Diamond Prices Rise in January

Shortages Spur Increases in RAPI for 0.30-0.50ct. Diamonds New York - Polished diamond prices rose in January as shortages continue to support the market. U.S. demand is steady after a reasonably good holiday season, while China's wholesale market slowed as the focus shifted to retail…

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Polished Diamond Prices Soften in October

November 3, 2015, New York ... Polished diamond prices fell in October despite rising expectations for the U.S. holiday season. Trading improved but turnover is well below last year's levels. Suppliers are holding large polished inventory, while dealers are trying to buy select goods at…

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Polished Diamond Prices Slide in September

RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1 ct. GIA-Graded Diamonds -6.3% in 3Q October 13, 2015, New York ... Diamond suppliers are under pressure as polished prices fell further in September. According to the Rapaport Monthly Report – October 2015, U.S. demand is steady as the…

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