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January Market Report

January Market Report

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After the strong showing at the conclusion of the 2017 holiday season, the realization that it was not in keeping with the entire mediocre year that preceded it is dawning on many, but not all, traders. There is a rush for rough diamonds and price increases are expected – either by miners or just by the force of demand from the secondary market.

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Symbol of Love, or a Commodity Too?

Symbol of Love, or a Commodity Too?

Let’s be frank. Polished diamonds do not hold their price. They haven’t in years. Not only that they don’t hold their price, they don’t even beat inflation, the most basic requirement of any investment tool. By definition an investment must at least serve the purpose of wealth preservation. This state of affairs is not good for the diamond industry.

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Mercury Polished Diamond Prices: The End of a Tough Year

Mercury Polished Diamond Prices: The End of a Tough Year

Polished diamond prices have largely declined during 2017, although the rate of decline has slowed compared to 2016. The year was marked by an extended period of dropping prices across the board and with a sudden small improvement at the very end, according to the Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™) , an index of polished diamond transaction prices. The steady prices, following an extended period of price declines, are a welcome sign of stability for the global diamond industry.

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December 2017 Market Report

December 2017 Market Report

The diamond market finally improved towards the end of the year, thanks to the holiday season. Unfortunately, that only happened late in December. Traders reported good demand, and inventories have finally decreased meaningfully.

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Diamonds and Correlation

Diamonds and Correlation

Consider the following graph of three diamond indexes: RAPI 1 Carat by Rapaport, IDEX Diamond Index, and Mercury Diamond’s Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™). The three track diamond prices and generally move in the same directions. The variations are due to differences in methodology and what is being tracked. They differ mainly on a micro level. On a macro level, the general trends are virtually identical: prices rose until mid-2011, dropped sharply and then moderated through mid-2012, before falling again and then climbing a little until late 2015. From that point, we saw an ongoing, yet mild downward slope that continues today.

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