IDEX Price Report for 1 October: Rounds Suffer Further Losses. Positive Pockets Suggest Decline May Be SlowingOctober 02, 22
(IDEX Online) - Losses among rounds were less marked than last month, as seasonal demand increased. Goods of 0.50-cts and up showed more mixed movement, and fancies saw significant gains, especially among 1.00-cts-2.99-cts goods. There has been some pickup in business in the last two or three weeks, though not what we'd expect in "normal" times.
Gains among commercial goods (0.50-cts to 2.00-cts) have largely been among the better colors and clarities, and losses have been more dominant in lower colors and clarities. This may indicate consumers' desire to buy more "investment quality" diamonds.
1.00-1.24 ct. D-E/ IF-VVS1-SI1 +3-5.5%
4.00-4.99 ct. I-L / IF-VVS2 +1-4%, D-E / IF-VS2 -1-4%
5.00-5.99 ct. D-F / IF-I1 +1-4%, I-N / IF-VVS2 +1-5%
1.00-1.24 ct. D-F / IF-SI1 +1-6.5%
1.25-1.49 ct. E-F / IF-VS2 +1-3.5%, F-I / VVS2-SI2 +1-5.5%
2.00-2.99 ct. D-H / IF-VVS2 +0.5-4.5%, D-I / SI1-3 +1.5-6%
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