Monday, 7 August 2017

Yellow Diamonds Losing Shine

Analysis of pricing data by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) for the second quarter of 2017 indicates overall pricing stability.

A closer look at the numbers reveals that blue fancy color diamond prices continued to appreciate, climbing 5.5 percent over last year, while yellow fancy color diamond prices declined by 2.5 percent for the year.

'The Golden Empress' by Graff Diamonds featuring a 132.55 carat cushion-cut Fancy Intense yellow diamond
The strongest performing categories were 1 carat fancy vivid blues, 8 carat fancy intense blues and 1 carat fancy intense blues, appreciating by 13.1 percent, 11.5 percent and 11.4 percent respectively.

The weakest categories were large yellow fancy color diamonds. As in recent periods, across all color segments, fancy intense and fancy vivid broadly demonstrated price increases, whereas color diamonds in the “Fancy” were softer.