Data Suppliers: Index Feedback

The FCRF data suppliers are 24 of the most influential fancy color diamond companies in the market. Among these companies are manufacturers, traders and other specialists, each representing a different segment of the fancy color niche. The data suppliers, in addition to being members of the FCRF, are responsible for providing high quality pricing data every quarter in order to generate the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). The interviews below provide insights on the quarterly index readings.

Name
Ishaia Gol
Company
Ishaia Trading Co.
Dealing in Fancy Color Since
1978
Location of Offices
New York, Geneva, and Ramat Gan
Fancy Color Price Category
Medium to High End
When the Chinese market reopens, what impact do you think it will have on the demand for fancy color diamonds?
I have no doubt that if the Chinese market reopens, it will have a strong impact on the market, being that this is a very big market. The Chinese have long been important clients for yellow diamonds, as well as very fine diamonds of other colors.
Name
David Ebrani
Company
Color Diamond Trading Co.
Dealing in Fancy Color Since
1988
Location of Offices
New York
Fancy Color Price Category
Medium to High End
When the Chinese market reopens, what impact do you think it will have on the demand for fancy color diamonds?
We interact constantly with clients in Hong Kong (and those who have offices in the mainland) and China. Their market has been relatively quiet post-COVID. Even once travel restrictions open up, I don't think that business will improve much. However, we do believe that future jewelry shows in Hong Kong can boost business once again, for them and for us.
Name
Eli Noor
Company
Ely & Co
Dealing in Fancy Color Since
1999
Location of Offices
Beverly Hills, California
Fancy Color Price Category
High End
When the Chinese market reopens, what impact do you think it will have on the demand for fancy color diamonds?
When the Chinese market reopens, I believe the demand will be phenomenal. Even while it has been closed, we have had quite a few requests coming in through Hong Kong for fancy color diamonds.