PINK DIAMONDS OUTPERFORM YELLOW AND BLUE STONES IN Q1
The Fancy Color Diamond Index for Q1 2019, published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), shows that the overall colored diamond prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the Yellow category.
While the Pink category in all saturation and sizes increased 0.5%, the 3 and 5 carat Vivid Pink categories increased by an average of 3.1%. According to the FCRF, the rest of the categories showed no change quarter-over-quarter.
In the Blue category, the Fancy Blues rose 3.4%, Fancy Vivid Blue 1.5 carat category increased 1.3%, and 1-carat Fancy Intense Blue rose 3.9%. However, the overall Blue segment decreased by 0.2% on average. The Yellow category fell 1.5%, despite a 1.2% rise in the 1-carat category in Fancy Yellow.
All in all, 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 price of Yellow Diamonds by 3.5%.