Friday 14 June 2019

Market Pricing Trends: Q1 2019

Market Pricing Trends: Q1 2019

The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has released the results of the Q1 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index and the results indicate that Pink Diamonds Outperformed Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019.

Led by the 3 and 5 ct Vivid Pink categories, which increased by an average of 3.1%, the Pink category in all saturation and sizes increased by 0.5 %. The rest of the categories showed no change in comparison to the previous quarter.

The highest appreciation in Q1 2019 was presented by 1ct category Fancy Intense Blue, which showed a rise of 3.9%. This is followed by the Fancy Blue 1.5 ct category which showed an increase of 3.4%, and finally, the Fancy Vivid Blue 1.5 ct category, which increased by 1.3%.  

In Q1 2019 the Yellow segment decreased by 1.5%. However, the 1ct category in Fancy Yellow increased by 1.2%  a nice recovery after a decease of 1.6% in 2018.

Compared to Q1 2018, the Fancy Color Diamond Index shows an increase in Blue Diamonds by 2.8% and in Pink Diamonds by 0.6%.

Source FCRF