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Pink Diamonds Outperformed Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019
The overall prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the Yellow category.
By: Diamond World News Service
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May 2 2019 5:02PM
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Reference: 19195  

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The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) concluded today the results of the Q1 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index. The overall prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced  by a decrease in the Yellow category. Pink Diamonds increased by 0.5%, Blue Diamonds showed a very slight decrease of 0.2%, and Yellow Diamonds decreased by 1.5%.

Pink

The Pink category in all saturation and sizes increased by 0.5%, led by the 3 and 5 ct Vivid Pink categories, which increased by an average of 3.1%. The rest of the categories showed no change in comparison to the previous quarter.

Blue

Although the Fancy Blue 1.5 ct category showed an increase of 3.4%, and, Fancy Vivid Blue 1.5 ct category increased by 1.3%The highest appreciation in Q1 2019 was presented by 1ct Fancy Intense Blue, which showed a rise of 3.9%.
The overall Blue segment decreased by 0.2% on average. In comparison, the fourth quarter of 2018 showed 0.8% increase in this category.


Yellow

In Q1 2019 the Yellow segment decreased by 1.5%. However, the 1ct category in Fancy Yellow increased by 1.2% showing a recovery after decreasing by 1.6% in 2018.

Summary

Compared to Q1 2018, the Fancy Color Diamond Index presents an increase in Blue Diamonds by 2.8% and in Pink Diamonds by 0.6%, and a decrease in the



FCRF Advisory Board member Oren Schneider said: “At a time of diamond market uncertainty, fueled by growing white diamond inventory and the emergence of lab grown diamonds, most categories of Fancy Color diamonds are showing continued pricing stability, with the Pink segment posting slight price increases.”

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