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Change in diamond indices for the previous month
  1. 0.30-0.39 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI213.46-0.17 (-1.2%) 0.30-0.39 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI29.62-0.02 (-0.2%) 0.30-0.39 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI28.190.06 (0.7%) 0.50-0.69 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI220.58-0.12 (-0.6%) 0.50-0.69 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI215.37-0.37 (-2.4%) 0.50-0.69 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI213.130.09 (0.7%) 0.70-0.89 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI227.170.12 (0.4%) 0.70-0.89 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI220.57-0.28 (-1.3%) 0.70-0.89 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI217.310.37 (2.2%) 1.00-1.49 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI252.340.23 (0.4%) 1.00-1.49 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI234.84-0.16 (-0.5%) 1.00-1.49 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI227.03-0.39 (-1.4%) 1.50-1.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI264.51-0.43 (-0.7%) 1.50-1.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI250.63-1.58 (-3.0%) 1.50-1.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI245.23-0.32 (-0.7%) 2.00-2.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI291.26-0.91 (-1.0%) 2.00-2.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI267.80-2.07 (-3.0%) 2.00-2.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI258.16-0.34 (-0.6%) 3.00-3.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2139.96-1.04 (-0.7%) 3.00-3.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2106.241.70 (1.6%) 3.00-3.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI290.74-0.28 (-0.3%) 5.00-5.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2229.07-1.61 (-0.7%) 5.00-5.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2186.010.06 (0.0%) 5.00-5.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI2155.10-1.05 (-0.7%) 10.00-14.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2396.56-2.72 (-0.7%) 10.00-14.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2340.760.02 (0.0%) 10.00-14.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI2341.50-0.01 (0.0%) 20.00-29.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2561.610.00 (0.0%) 20.00-29.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2459.870.00 (0.0%) 20.00-29.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI2459.840.00 (0.0%)

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Mercury Polished Diamond Prices: Prices Soften in July

The summer months are here and with them polished diamond activity has slowed down. Demand from the retail and jewelry manufacturing sectors is down, and wholesale trading has decreased, leading in turn to a decline in wholesale polished diamondprices. The Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™) averaged 113.81 in July 2018, which is a 0.3% decline compared to June.

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Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond valuation, trading, manufacturing, retail and consultancy services, Laniado has mastered both the miniscule details of evaluating and pricing individual rough diamonds and the entire structure of the diamond industry. Today, his global operations are at the forefront of the industry, recognised in diamond capitals from Mumbai to Tel Aviv and Hong Kong to New York.

The summer months are here and with them polished diamond activity has slowed down. Demand from the retail and jewelry manufacturing sectors is down, and wholesale trading has decreased, leading in turn to a decline in wholesale polished diamondprices. The Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™) averaged 113.81 in July 2018, which is a 0.3% decline compared to June.

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The June Mercury Diamond polished price report has shown that prices of most round diamond size categories declined compared to May. The two size ranges that did rise were 0.50- and 0.70-carats. All other size ranges declined.

Not much is known about Frédéric Boucheron’s childhood or about his growing up. He was born on December 17, 1830 in Paris, France to a family in the textile business. According to some reports, the family was involved in garment making, according to other accounts they were drape makers. Be it one or the other, Frédéric did not want to work with fabrics, despite having a lifelong appreciation of them and their being a source of inspiration for his career of choice: a jeweler.

As diamond centers across the globe enter the summer slowdown, the market was characterized by limited activity and steady-to-declining demand. De Beers and ALROSA released their half year figures showing rising rough diamond prices and changes in production.

Sidney T. Ross wanted to be a lawyer. It was a pursuit he found great interest in, and eventually has even practiced to some extent. However, life took him to jewelry retailing where, as fate will have it, his legal background served him well. Ross was born in 1916 to a Jewish family in Lynn, MA, a short distance north of Boston, on the shores of the Atlantic. His family was not one of great means, as his father worked in a shoe factory. 

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