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The Fancy Color Diamond Index

The Fancy Color Diamond Index is a first-of-its-kind tracker of changes in the market prices (per carat) of yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds, the three most commonly traded FCD categories. It is a composite representation of changes in price points gathered since 2005, based on a statistically significant sample size (tens of thousands of diamonds). The index offers insight into variations in the appreciation of diamonds of different colors and sizes.

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  CAGR
(Jan '05 - Jan '17)
Total Appreciation
(Jan '05 - Jan '17)
Pink/PPink13.6%387.8%
Blue8.4%228.3%
Yellow3.8%48.5%
Gold9.1%183.9%
FCI8.4%164.1%
Colorless Diamonds1.2%14.8%
S&P5.7%94.5%
Dow Jones5.5%90.5%
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Graph Information

The index displays changes in average historic wholesale prices (per
carat) of fancy color diamonds. Data points represent 1, 3, 5 and 10
cts in clarities ranging from IF-SI1.

 

The data was collected semi-annually until April 2016 and will be
updated quarterly moving forward. For specific information on
subcategories, please refer to the most relevant graph.

Independent accounting firm Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, 
evaluated the mathematical inputs used in the calculations of the Index 
and recalculated the results used to aggregate the market data provided
by The Fancy Color Research Foundation Ltd.

  • Latest index price changes already represent current market prices
  • Changes in retail prices will lag wholesale price fluctuations by 3-6 months
  • January 2005 prices (per carat) are indexed to 100

The Index

The Fancy Color Price Index is a
first-of-its-kind tracker of changes in the
market prices (per carat) of yellow, pink
and blue fancy color diamonds, the three
most commonly traded FCD categories.
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Research

On the website you can find a variety of
research articles on fancy color diamonds
and the fancy color diamond niche,
including market overview, pre-auction
impressions and more.
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Books

Recommended books on
fancy color diamonds
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About Us

The FCRF is a self-funded organization.
Our main activities are promotion of best
practices in retail and the collection and
tracking of large scale proprietary fancy
color diamond supply availability
and pricing data.
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