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 (RAPIā„¢) for…

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Diamond Prices Stable in September

Diamond markets were steady in September. Sentiment improved as trading at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, a bellwether for the industry, was better than expected even though buyers refrained from large inventory purchases. The polished market was supported by relatively high rough prices…

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Diamond Prices Mixed in Slow August Trading

One-carat diamond prices remain under pressure with low trading volume during the August vacation period. Polished inventory is increasing with steady manufacturing and sluggish demand as dealers prepare for the fourth-quarter holiday season. Some improvement in under-the-carat goods as Chinese bridal demand stabilizes. The RapNet…

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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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Rapaport Hong Kong Polished Diamond Auction Sells Over 80,000 Carats for $12M

Rapaport Auctions closed its auction last week at the Hong Kong show achieving $12M for over 80,000 carats. The auction consisted of hundreds of parcels of recycled and finely assorted premium quality diamond parcels in all shapes, qualities and sizes. The diamonds were sourced from…

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Polished Diamond Prices Firm in February

One-Carat RAPI Rises for Fourth Consecutive Month PRESS RELEASE, March 1, 2016, New York ... Polished diamond prices rose in February continuing the uptrend evident since November. Shortages continue to support the market while trading slowed during the month as dealers in China and Hong…

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