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Change in diamond indices for the previous month
  1. 0.30-0.39 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI213.820.27 (2.0%) 0.30-0.39 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI29.460.00 (0.0%) 0.30-0.39 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI28.260.09 (1.1%) 0.50-0.69 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI220.780.58 (2.9%) 0.50-0.69 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI214.980.00 (0.0%) 0.50-0.69 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI213.440.02 (0.1%) 0.70-0.89 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI227.460.78 (2.9%) 0.70-0.89 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI220.59-0.10 (-0.5%) 0.70-0.89 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI217.810.38 (2.2%) 1.00-1.49 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI251.17-0.44 (-0.9%) 1.00-1.49 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI234.700.36 (1.0%) 1.00-1.49 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI227.410.54 (2.0%) 1.50-1.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI263.40-0.89 (-1.4%) 1.50-1.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI250.190.20 (0.4%) 1.50-1.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI244.930.06 (0.1%) 2.00-2.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI289.21-0.15 (-0.2%) 2.00-2.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI267.690.60 (0.9%) 2.00-2.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI259.540.28 (0.5%) 3.00-3.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2132.70-1.91 (-1.4%) 3.00-3.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2101.400.47 (0.5%) 3.00-3.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI288.300.00 (0.0%) 5.00-5.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2225.09-2.94 (-1.3%) 5.00-5.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2183.41-0.96 (-0.5%) 5.00-5.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI2151.73-0.83 (-0.5%) 10.00-14.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2383.61-7.23 (-1.8%) 10.00-14.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2334.210.00 (0.0%) 10.00-14.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI2334.170.00 (0.0%) 20.00-29.99 Carat Rounds D-M IF-SI2543.31-8.35 (-1.5%) 20.00-29.99 Carat Semi Rounds D-M IF-SI2450.640.00 (0.0%) 20.00-29.99 Carat Squares D-M IF-SI2450.640.00 (0.0%)

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Mercury Polished Diamond Price Index: Only Smaller Sizes Improve

Prices of smaller goods recovered in November, responding to rising demand. Larger goods, however, suffered from further price declines. The Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™) averaged 110.1 in November 2018, down 1.30% from October. Polished diamond price increases are a typical cyclical trend in November, as holiday season purchases drive demand.

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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.

Prices of smaller goods recovered in November, responding to rising demand. Larger goods, however, suffered from further price declines. The Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™) averaged 110.1 in November 2018, down 1.30% from October. Polished diamond price increases are a typical cyclical trend in November, as holiday season purchases drive demand.

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) is the hub of the Israeli diamond center. Located in Ramat Gan, right by Tel Aviv it serves one of the largest and most important diamond trading centers.

In the past few months, we have witnessed polished diamond prices decline. They are sliding downward at a slow pace, with an occasional small rise before sliding again. So far this year, overall polished diamond prices lost 2.9%, according to Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™). The majority of the decline took place in the third quarter of the year – 1.3%.

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is semi-governmental organization, set up by the Indian Ministry of Commerce in 1966. GJEPC serves as the umbrella organization of India’s precious gems and jewelry industry. It was one of a number of Export Promotion Councils launched by the Indian Government to boost the country’s exports, as India’s economy began making forays into the international markets.

From the perspective of the diamond wholesale market, the November-December holiday season is off to a slow start. Traders disappointedly reported a relatively sluggish demand from retailers. Demand, where it did exist, was focused on very specific items, largely focused on top makes. As a result, stock-building aversive traders felt forced to reduce prices on goods in lower demand.

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