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India: Polished Showing Signs of Improvement

February 21, 2019

Suppliers optimistic for Hong Kong show, with signs of improvement in polished trading. Overseas buyers looking for top-make VS-I1 goods, with shortages in select categories. Manufacturers maintaining lower production, as inventory of low-quality polished remains high. Tight liquidity due to reduced bank credit, squeezed profit margins and delayed payments from some overseas clients. Local jewelry market slow.

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:Good 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-$550 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:Good demand: $600-$900 whites.
50 point:Good 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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