Yellow diamonds sparkle in the third quarter

The price of blue, pink and yellow diamonds continued to rise during the third quarter, according to the latest Fancy Color Diamond Index from the Fancy Color Research Foundation.
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The price of blue, pink and yellow diamonds continued to rise during the third quarter, according to the latest Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) from the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).

The index, which is based on price details collected for blue, pink and yellow diamonds traded in Hong Kong, New York and Tel Aviv, shows an overall increase of 1.0% over the last quarter, prices for yellow fancy colors showing the biggest increase. (1.4%), followed by pinks (0.9%) and blues (0.6%). This rise contrasts with white diamonds, which fell 6.7% over the same period, reports FCRF.

Overall, over the past 12 months, the yellow segment across all diamond sizes and saturations has increased by an average of 3.4%, while pinks have increased by 3.7% and blues by 1. 8%.

“The index results reflect the price changes of cushion-shaped diamonds with average visual characteristics,” says Eden Rachminov, member of the FCRF board of directors. “From what I’ve seen, the price of stones with high-quality visual properties and high-demand shapes has gone up even more than what’s reflected in the charts.”

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Sarah C. Figueiredo