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India: Manufacturers Remain Cautious

January 17, 2019

Activity slower than usual for January. Dealers focused on China and Hong Kong for Chinese New Year period. Domestic demand steady as jewelers push bridal during ongoing wedding season. Manufacturers remain cautious due to tight profit margins, with factories operating below capacity since Diwali. Suppliers holding stock in preparation for Hong Kong show.

Round
-1 point:Good demand: $300-$650 whites.
-2 point:Fair demand: $225-$375 whites.
2-7 point:Fair demand: $225-$375 whites.
8-18 point:Fair demand: $350-$600 whites.
20 points:Fair demand: +$400 whites.
25 points:Fair demand: +$400 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: +$1500 whites.
Fair demand: -$1500 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-$800 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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