Fancy colour diamond prices show stability in Q4 2018: FCRF
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has reported that in Q4 2018 fancy colour diamond prices showed stability across all sizes and saturation.
The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) indicated that in Q4 prices of blue fancy colour diamonds increased by 0.8 per cent and fancy intense blues increased by 1.9 per cent. Pink diamond prices remained stable, while 2 carat pink diamonds carat category rose by 1.1 per cent, led by fancy vivid pink that rose by 2.1 per cent and 10 carat fancy pink decreased by 0.8 per cent. In the same period, Yellow fancy color diamonds showed a general decrease by 1.5 per cent, with an increase by 1.2 per cent in fancy vivid yellow 5 carat category.
On a yearly basis, in 2018 the Fancy Color Diamond Index increased by 0.2 per cent, with blue prices up by 4.1 per cent (1 to 1.5 carat up by 9.1 per cent), yellow prices down by 2.1 per cent (fancy yellow decreased by 3.9 per cent) and pink prices remained stable.
Interestingly in 2018 all fancy intense and fancy vivid diamonds increased by 0.7 per cent and 1.5 per cent, respectively, while the ‘fancy’ category decreased by 1.4 per cent.