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India: Selective Shortages Emerging

April 18, 2019

Polished market slow amid tight liquidity. Business activity disrupted by national elections. Parcels of 0.30 to 0.50 ct. diamonds selling better than certs. Manufacturers reducing polished production, leading to selective shortages. Steady US demand for 1 ct., SI-I1 diamonds supporting the trade. Dealers expecting more trading to shift from Mumbai to Surat in coming years.

Round
-1 point:Good demand: $300-$650 whites.
-2 point:Fair demand: $250-$375 whites.
2-7 point:Fair demand: $250-$400 whites.
8-18 point:Fair demand: $350-$600 whites.
20 points:Fair demand: +$400 whites.
25 points:Fair demand: +$500 whites.
33 points:Good demand: +$700 whites.
Fair demand: -$700 whites.
50 points:Good demand: +$800 whites.
Fair demand: -$800 whites.
75 points:Fair demand: +$1000 whites.
1 carat+:Good demand: +$1200 whites.
Fair demand: -$1200 whites.
Princess
-3 point:Fair demand: $200-$300 whites.
+3 point:Fair demand: $200-$300 whites.
+9-18 point:Fair demand: -$400 whites.
20 point:Fair demand: $400-$500 whites.
25 point:Fair demand: -$500 whites.
33 point:Fair demand: $500-$800 whites.
50 point:Fair demand: +$800 whites.
75 point:Fair demand: $900-$1,200 whites.
1 carat+:Fair demand: +$1,500 whites.
Marquise
-6 point:Fair demand: $400-$500 whites.
+7-18 point:Fair demand: $500-$750 whites.
20 point:Fair demand: $300-$500 whites.
25 point:Fair demand: $350-$550 whites.
33 point:Fair demand: $600-$900 whites.
50 point:Fair demand: $800-$1200 whites.
75 point:Fair demand: $900-$1300 whites.
1 carat+:Fair demand: +$1200 whites.
Tapers & Baguettes
Fair demand: $350-$400 2mm-2.5mm whites.
                      $450-$500 2.5mm-3mm whites.
                      $600-$700 3mm-4mm whites.
                      $700-$800 4mm-5mm whites.
                      $800-$1,000 +5mm whites.

Article originally published on Diamonds.net here

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