What is the Fancy Color Diamond index?

By Ariel Carmeli | 30.09.14

This index is a first-of-its-kind tracker of changes in the market[1] prices of yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds, the three most commonly traded fancy color diamond categories. The index is a composite representation of changes in price points gathered since 2005, based on a statistically significant sample size (over 65,000 diamonds). It offers insight into variations in the appreciation of diamonds of different colors and sizes. Currently the index includes 5 primary outputs which are offered free of charge to collectors, retailers and traders:

  1. A color composite fancy color diamond index (including a breakdown to yellow, pink and blue diamonds)
  2. Yellow fancy color diamond index – which tracks the changes of three yellow saturations (Fancy, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid)
  3. Pink fancy color diamond index – which tracks the changes of three pink saturations (Fancy, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid)
  4. Blue fancy color diamond index – which tracks the changes of three blue saturations (Fancy, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid)
  5. A size composite fancy color diamond index (including a breakdown to the performance of different sized diamonds)

[1] Market prices are wholesale transactions taking place in one or more of the global diamond trading centers.

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