In the Media

2020

After months of a logistical halt, a 0.7% decrease for Fancy Color Diamonds Transactions picking up in Q3
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020.

22.11.20
Fancy Color Diamond Prices Remain Stable; Other Diamond Prices On Upswing
New York, NY—The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) annouces the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020. Due to the pandemic, the organization was unable to conduct any price surveys in 2020 prior to now.
16.11.20
Coloured diamond prices show stability
Price of fancy-colour diamonds dipped 0.7 percent in Q3, compared with Q4 2019, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).

16.11.20
fter Months Of A Logistical Halt, A 0.7% Decrease For Fancy Color Diamonds
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020.
18.11.20
After months of a logistical halt, a 0.7% decrease for Fancy Color Diamonds
After two long quarters, in which the FCRF was unable to conduct a price survey, we are thrilled to publish the first index for 2020.
17.11.20
Coronavirus: Fancy Color Diamond Prices Fall 0.7 per cent
The New York-based Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has produced its first quarterly index of 2020
15.11.20
Fancy Color Diamond prices dip a nominal 0.7% in Q3 2020
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has announced the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020. After two long quarters, due to COVID-19 restrictions, FCRF was unable to conduct a price survey. FCRF has now published the first index for 2020, says a press release from the Foundation.
16.11.20
Fancy-Color Prices Down Slightly Since January
Prices of fancy-color diamonds slipped 0.7% in the first nine months of the year, remaining relatively steady despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said.
15.11.20
After months of a logistical halt, a 0.7% decrease for Fancy Color Diamonds
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020.

14.11.20
After months of a logistical halt, a 0.7% decrease for Fancy Color Diamonds
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020.
14.11.20
Fancy Color Diamond Prices Slid by 0.7 Per Cent
New York: The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) yesterday announced the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2020.
13.11.20
Fancy colour diamond prices dip 0.7% in Q3
Prices of fancy colour diamonds were down by 0.7 per cent in the third quarter of the year, but business transactions have started to pick up during the period, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) revealed.
13.11.20
Sales of Fancy Color Diamonds Finally Recovering
Sales of fancy color diamonds have again been too slow for trade body the FRCF to produce a quarterly price index. But it says it can see signs of a recovery for Q3. The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) tracks changes in wholesale buying prices of yellow, pink and blue stones.
23.08.20
FCRF sees COVID-19’s damaging effect on the diamond industry
According to the Fancy Colored Research Foundation (FCRF), COVID-19 has had a significant effect on the global diamond trade. While demand for fancy color diamonds is percolating and sales are in the pipeline, only a limited number of deals are executed, says a press release from FCRF.
20.08.20
Diamond couriers and mining companies tell the industry’s story during COVID-19
The continuous freeze of business activity during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on the diamond trade. While demand for fancy color diamonds is percolating and sales are in the pipeline, only a limited number of deals are actually executed. Leading diamond courier companies and mining companies have been reporting zero activity at certain periods of time, something that has never been witnessed before in diamond industry history.
19.08.20
The Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index: Coloured diamonds update
In the latest in our series on the performance of luxury investments, we talk to Miri Chen, CEO of the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF)
28.05.20
Covid-19 restrictions temporarily halt fancy colour diamond trade
For the first time since its inception in 2015, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) will not publish the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q1 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
28.04.20
Coloured diamond index halts amidst pandemic
The Fancy Color Diamond Research Foundation (FCRF) has decided not to publish the Q1 2020 edition of its Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) due to the temporary halt of the fancy coloured diamond trade amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic.
28.04.20
COVID-19 restrictions temporarily halt fancy colour diamond trade
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time since its inception in 2015, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) will not publish the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q1 2020.
23.04.20
Colour diamond price index suspended
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), which releases a quarterly index of fancy colour diamond prices based on international sales data, will not publish price information for the first quarter of 2020.
21.04.20
COVID-19 restrictions temporarily halt fancy color diamond trade
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time since its inception in 2015, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) will not publish the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q1 2020.
21.04.20
No Quarterly Index for Fancy Color Diamonds
New York: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time since its inception in 2015, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) will not publish the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q1 2020.
20.04.20
FCRF won’t issue Q1 price index as virus disrupts trade
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) will not publish the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for the first quarter of 2020 owing to pandemic-induced disruptions in the supply chain.
20.04.20
Coronavirus: No Quarterly Index for Fancy Color Diamonds
(...) Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) has been tracking changes in wholesale buying prices of yellow, pink and blue stones since 2015.

But government lockdowns and travel restrictions have brought trading in fancy color diamonds to a virtual halt and there will no Q1 index.
19.04.20
Fancy Pink Diamonds Have Soared 116% in Value in the Past 10 Years
FANCY PINK DIAMONDS soared 116% in value over the past decade, outpacing blues (81%) and yellows (21%), according to a report by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), an Israel-based group that tracks diamond pricing data in the global trading centers of Hong Kong, New York and Tel Aviv.
16.02.20
FCRF: Pink Diamonds Led the Chart throughout the Decade
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) in 2019 and over the last decade. During the years 2010-2019 the general index showed a steady market price increase of 77%. Leading the index during the decade were Pink diamonds, which increased by 116%. The prices of Blue diamonds rose by 81% and of Yellow diamonds by 21%.
14.02.20
Pink diamond prices soared 116% from 2010
Prices of pink diamonds increased the most in the last 10 years compared to those of blue and yellow stones, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
14.02.20
Pink diamond prices increase 116 per cent
A long-term analysis conducted by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has revealed pink diamond prices more than doubled over the past ten years, increasing by 116 per cent.
14.02.20
Fancy Pink Diamonds Soar 116% in Value Over Past Decade, Says Research Group
Fancy pink diamonds soared 116% in value over the past decade, outpacing blues (81%) and yellows (21%), according to a report by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), an Israel-based group that tracks diamond pricing data in the global trading centers of Hong Kong, New York and Tel Aviv.

12.02.20
Pink Diamond Prices Appreciated 116% Over the Last Decade
Prices of pink diamonds have more than doubled over the last decade, outperforming other color diamonds, according to a report Monday.
10.02.20
Pink Diamond Prices +116 Percent in Past Decade
(IDEX Online) - Over the past 10 years, fancy color diamond prices have increased 77 percent. That's according to newly released information from the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
10.02.20
Despite 2019 Decline, Fancy Color Diamonds a Strong Investment
According to data published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), over the past decade (2010-2019) the general Fancy Color Diamond Index showed a steady market price increase of 77%.
What to invest in for 2020: from £2.5m hypercars to diving watches and pink diamonds
“Fancy colour diamonds are a good outlet for long-term wealth preservation, and when a whole colour subcategory is about to disappear from the face of the earth, an investment prospect is even more relevant,” says Miri Chen, CEO of the Fancy Colour Research Foundation.
01.01.20

2019

Blue and Pink Diamonds Show Price Stability in Q3 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reported that prices of Fancy Color diamonds in Q3 2019 largely remained stable. The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for Q3 2019 showed a decrease of 0.5% in overall Fancy Color prices, driven by a 1.5% decline in the prices of Yellow diamonds. Prices of Blues and Pinks stood firm.
11.11.19
Blue and Pink Diamond Prices Stable in Q3 2019; Yellow Diamond Prices Down 1.5%
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) recently put out a report stating that in Q3 2019, prices of Fancy Color diamonds largely remained stable.
11.11.19
FCRF: PRICES OF BLUE AND PINK DIAMONDS STABLE IN Q3
The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the third quarter of 2019, published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), shows that prices of Fancy Color diamonds have fallen 0.5%, “driven by a 1.5% decline in the prices of yellow diamonds”.
10.11.19
Blue and pink diamonds show price stability in Q3 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has reported prices of fancy colour diamonds in Q3 2019 largely remained stable.
Yellow Prices Fall in Third Quarter
RAPAPORT... Prices of yellow diamonds decreased in the third quarter, driving down the overall fancy- color index even while pinks and blues remained steady, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said.
07.11.19
Blue and Pink Diamonds Show Price Stability in Q3 2019
(IDEX Online) - Prices of fancy color diamonds remained stable in the third quarter of 2019, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation.
07.11.19
FCRF: Blue and pink Diamonds show price stability in Q3 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has reported that prices of Fancy Color diamonds in Q3 2019 largely remained stable.
07.11.19
Blue and Pink Diamonds Show Price Stability in Q3 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reported that prices of Fancy Color diamonds in Q3 2019 largely remained stable
07.11.19
Up, Up, and Away: The Rise in Natural Colored Diamond Prices
" (...) The value of a colored diamond is based in part on the strength of its color, which can range from light fancy to fancy to fancy intense to fancy vivid. The stronger the color, the more valuable the diamond."
28.10.19
Spirit of the Rose: Pink diamond cut in Moscow set to become Russia’s most expensive gem
The stone was the largest pink crystal ever discovered in Russia and had impeccable characteristics, with its discovery immediately making headlines across the globe. (...) “A large fancy vivid purple pink, internally flawless, with perfect visual characteristics such as this one, enters the market literally, once in a generation…"
19.08.19
New Alrosa Purple-Pink Diamond Could Fetch $60 Million
“A large fancy vivid purple-pink, internally flawless, with perfect visual characteristics such as this one, enters the market literally, once in a generation...”
19.08.19
Pink Russian Diamond May Rank Among World’s Most Valuable Gems
A 14.83-carat pink gem found and cut by Alrosa PJSC is expected to fetch one of the highest prices ever for a diamond. Colored diamonds, formed by impurities such as boron or nitrogen, are the most expensive and rarest, with pink and red stones fetching the highest prices (...) according to (the) Fancy Color Research Foundation.
14.08.19
Pink diamond from Russia may become one of the most expensive in the world
The full article about the Spirit of the Rose diamond appeared in Forbes Russia mentioning the FCRF's explanation about the rarity of pink diamonds.
14.08.19
Largest pink diamond ever found in Russia to fetch up to $65m
A 14.83-carat pink oval diamond found and polished by Russia’s Alrosa (MCX:ALRS) could fetch up to $65 million when it goes up for sale in November. According to (the) Fancy Color Research Foundation, the Spirit of the Rose may be one of the most expensive pink diamonds ever.
14.08.19
Rare Purple-Pink Diamond on Display in New York
A rare purple-pink diamond likely to be worth tens of millions of dollars is on display in New York City this month.
Pink diamonds have long been among the most popular—and rare—of the colored diamonds (...) according to data provided by the Fancy Color Research Foundation.
08.08.19
Pink Diamonds Show Strongest Price Growth
Pink diamonds registered a 0.4 percent price hike in the second quarter of 2019, outshining their blue and yellow counterparts, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).

FCRF’s Q2 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index also indicated a 0.1 percent drop in the overall prices of fancy colour diamonds during the period in review.
06.08.19
FCRF: pink diamonds outperformed blues and yellows in second quarter of year
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reported that for the second quarter of the year the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) indicated a decrease of 0.1 percent in overall prices of fancy color diamonds. Pink diamonds continued to rise, while prices of blues and yellows declined.
06.08.19
Pink diamonds outperform blues and yellows in Q2 2019
The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) indicates a decrease of 0.1% in overall prices of fancy colour diamonds during the second quarter.

While pink diamonds continued to rise, prices of blues and yellows declined.
05.08.19
Pink Diamonds Outperformed Blues and Yellows in Q2 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Q2 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). The FCDI indicates a decrease of 0.1% in overall prices of Fancy Color Diamonds in Q2 2019. Pink diamonds continued to rise, while prices of Blues and Yellows declined.
06.08.19
Pink diamonds outperform blues and yellows in Q2 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has announced the results of the Q2 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). The FCDI indicates a decrease of 0.1% in overall prices of Fancy Color Diamonds in Q2 2019. Pink diamonds continued to rise, while prices of Blues and Yellows declined.
02.08.19
Pink diamonds prices surpass Blues and Yellows in Q2 2019: FCRF
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has announced the results of the Q2 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). The FCDI indicates a decrease of 0.1 per cent in overall prices of Fancy Color Diamonds in Q2 2019. Pink diamonds continued to rise, while prices of Blues and Yellows declined.
03.08.19
Pink diamond prices up slightly in Q2, says FCRF
02.08.19
Pink diamonds continue to shine in second quarter
Pink diamonds outperformed blues and yellows in terms of price during the second quarter, according to the latest Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) from the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
01.08.19
Pink diamonds sparkle in first quarter
Pink diamonds outperformed blues and yellows in terms of price during the first quarter, according to the latest Fancy Color Diamond Index from the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
09.05.19
FCRF: Pink Diamonds Outperforms Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019
https://www.nemesisinternational.com/single-post/2019/05/08/FCRF-Pink-Diamonds-Outperforms-Blues-and-Yellows-in-Q1-2019
09.05.19
Pink diamonds outperform yellow and blue stones in Q1
The Fancy Color Diamond Index for Q1 2019, published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), shows that the overall colored diamond prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the Yellow category.
08.05.19
FCRF: Pink Diamonds outperforms Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has concluded the results of the Q1 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index as follows: The overall prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the Yellow category.
07.05.19
Price of pink diamonds stable in Q1
Fancy pink diamond prices rose slightly in the first quarter of the year, outpacing its blue and yellow counterparts, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
07.05.19
Pink Diamond Prices Steady in Q1, Yellows Continue Slide
The overall prices of fancy colored delinced by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced mainly by the continuing decline in the yellow category, while pink diamond prices performed best, rising by 0.5%, according to Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
06.05.19
Shades of Value
Fancy-colored diamonds’ success on the auction stage has made them an attractive investment prospect for many.
By Anthony DeMarco
20.04.19
Pink diamonds outperform blues and yellows in Q1 2019
"During the first quarter of 2019, pink diamonds outperformed yellows and blues.

The overall prices for coloured diamonds dipped by 0.2% during the quarter, something The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) says was influenced by a decrease in the yellow category."
03.05.19
Pink Diamonds Outperformed Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019
Pink Diamonds Outperformed Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019
The overall prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the Yellow category.
02.05.19
Pink Diamonds Outperformed Blues and Yellows in Q1 2019
"The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) concluded today the results of the Q1 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index. The overall prices decreased by 0.2% in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the Yellow category. Pink Diamonds increased by 0.5%, Blue Diamonds showed a very slight decrease of 0.2%, and Yellow Diamonds decreased by 1.5%."
05.05.19
Fancy Coloured Diamond Prices Stable in Q1 2019; Pink Diamonds Outperform Blues and Yellows
"The Fancy Color Diamond Index remained largely stable in Q1 2019 according to data compiled by the Fancy Colored Research Foundation (FCRF). While the overall price index was down by 0.2% during the period as compared to the previous quarter, the index showed that pink diamond prices were up 0.5%, with prices of blues showing a slight decrease of 0.2% and that of yellows decreasing by 1.5%, FCRF reported."
03.05.19
Pink diamonds lead Fancy Color Diamond Index in Q1 2019
"The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) concluded the results of the Q1 2019 Fancy Color Diamond Index. The overall prices decreased by 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, influenced by a decrease in the yellow category. Pink diamonds increased by 0.5 per cent, blue diamonds showed a very slight decrease of 0.2 per cent, and yellow diamonds decreased by 1.5 per cent."
05.05.19
Knight Frank 2019 The Wealth Report: Record breakers
"COLOURED DIAMONDS Oren Schneider, Fancy Color Research Foundation advisory board member
Last year was a fairly positive year for fancy coloured diamonds and we continue to see pricing stability. Prices across most colours and sizes rose slightly on average, even though the Chinese economic slowdown caused a decline in the number of fancy colour diamond retail transactions. "


06.03.19
INSIDE THE FASCINATING WORLD OF NATURAL COLOUR DIAMONDS
"The FCRF is committed to simplifying the “fragmented and scattered” information available about colour diamonds.

[FCRF CEO Miri] Chen explains: “In the near future, we will be launching our advanced Rarity Report. This tool will provide the owner with a document displaying the rarity of the fancy colour diamond based on data from mining companies, the GIA [Gemological Institute of America], fancy colour manufacturers around the world and online surveys, and will reflect years of research and data analysis.”
12.04.19
FCRF: Fancy color prices will rise as supply wanes
One of the most overlooked facts concerning the diamond industry is that the world’s diamond mines are rapidly depleting. Within a quarter of a century the majority of the 45 most notable diamond mines operating today will cease to exist, and the last diamond will be unearthed in 60 years, says a new research published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
22.02.19
FCRF: Most top diamond mines will close within one generation
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) contends that within a quarter of a century the majority of the 45 most notable diamond mines operating today will cease to exist. According to the FCRF, diamond prices will rise as supply wanes.
20.02.19
The Best Investments of 2018? Art, Wine and Cars
The market for high-end diamonds has been steady, gaining 0.4% in value in the first three quarters of 2018, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation in Tel Aviv.
01.01.19

2018

Blue Diamond Prices Are on the Rise
The fancy color diamond market is on the upswing, according to a report, with blue diamonds seeing the largest gains.
07.02.18
Professional Jeweller: Bonhams unveils the jewels commanding high prices at auction
"A one carat vivid blue diamond, for example, can command roughly ten times more than a light-blue stone of the same size, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation, whose recent figures show that between 2006 and 2014, blue, pink, and yellow diamonds experienced an average appreciation of 154.7 per cent."
15.01.18

2017

Idex: Fancy Color Diamond Price Index Climbs Slightly In Q3
The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the third quarter of 2017 indicates a slight rise overall of 0.2 percent over Q2 2017, for yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds in all sizes and saturations.
06.11.17
Rapaport: Blue Diamond Scarcity Drives Price Rise
Blue diamond prices climbed in the third quarter due to lower supply, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
07.11.17
JEWELLERY SPECIAL Luxury Investment Index Q2 2017
Jewellery overtakes cars as wine powers ahead
Records tumble as jewellery maintains its robust performance in the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index
19.09.17
Why coloured diamonds can be a cut above the rest
The foundation runs a Fancy Color Index, based on live pricing inputs from traders in Asia, the US and the Middle East, which recorded price increases for blue and pink diamonds of 5.5 per cent and 1.4 per cent respectively during 2016.
01.04.17
Demand Soars for Colored Diamonds
"Prices are being driven higher by investors who are hoping the hot market stays hot, many of whom have been disappointed by returns from other assets, say industry insiders. Over almost eight years, from the start of 2009 to Sept. 30, 2016, the latest recorded data, the price of pink diamonds has increased nearly 180% and sits at a record high. Blue and yellow diamonds are up by around 70% and 90%, respectively, over the same period, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation, based in Tel Aviv"
15.01.17

2016

Jewellerybusiness.com: FCRF unveils Fancy Color Rarity Evaluator
For the past five years, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has been collecting data and performing analysis to develop the Fancy Color Rarity Evaluator (FCRE™). This is the industry’s first-ever rarity evaluator for fancy-colour diamonds.
21.09.16
National Jeweler: Fancy Blue and Pink Diamond Prices On the Rise in Q2
New York The Fancy Color Research Foundation has released its data on second
quarter fancy colored diamond prices, noting a slight overall price increase after a
“relatively soft” first quarter
23.08.16
Fancy colour diamond prices increase slightly in Q2 2016
For the second quarter of 2016 fancy colour diamond prices edged up in the period between April
and June 2016, after a relatively soft first quarter.
17.08.16
Blue Diamonds Buoy Fancy Color Prices
RAPAPORT... Fancy color diamond prices rose in the second quarter due to a notable increase in demand for blues and pinks, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
15.08.16
The Jewellery Editor: The Unique Pink diamond sells for $31.56 million
“In the last 11 years, pink diamonds have risen in value by more than 350 per cent. By comparison, gold has risen by just over 160 per cent, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation.”
18.05.16
Diamonds.net: Fancy Blue Diamond Prices Outpace Yellows, Pinks in 1Q
Prices of fancy blue gems rose 1.7 percent sequentially in the three months compared with a 1.8-percent drop seen in fancy yellow stones. Fancy pink diamonds nudged up 0.3 percent, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said.
04.05.16
Fancy blue diamond demand up 4.8pc from year-ago period
The price of blue diamonds increased by 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2016, according to a new report by the Fancy Color Research Foundation
05.05.16
Forbes.com: Looking For An Engagement Ring? This Celebrity Blue Diamond Ring Has Its Own Asia Tour
In the third quarter of 2015, the best performing fancy color diamonds were Vivid blues
05.05.16
FT.com: Coloured diamonds are an auctioneer’s best friend
FCRF research shows that pink diamonds have risen in value by more than 350%.
06.04.16
The Diamond Loupe- Fancy Color Diamond Prices Rise in Q4
Fancy color diamond prices increased 0.3% on average during the fourth quarter of 2015 as better-than-expected holiday sales outweighed sluggish Asian demand, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index
12.02.16
Idex: Fancy Yellow Diamond Prices +1.1% in Q4 2015
The average price of fancy color diamonds increased slightly in the fourth quarter of 2015, with the yellow diamond segment growing 1.1 percent, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
10.02.16
Rapaport: Fancy Color Diamond Prices Rise on Shortages, Strong Holiday Sales
Fancy color diamond prices increased 0.3 percent on average during the fourth quarter of 2015 as better-than-expected holiday sales outweighed sluggish Asian demand, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index. Lower supply from diamond producers have led to a shortage of fancy yellow gems.
11.02.16

2015

The New York Times: When White Diamonds Won’t Cut It
Mr. Rachminov said the prices of yellows have been stable, tending to track the stock market, but the pinks and blues have soared in value, which has made some industry experts like Mr. Rapaport skeptical. (Red diamonds are at the top but they are exceedingly rare.) “There’s more interest from high-net-worth individuals, just like there’s more demand for art and wine and luxury items in general,” Mr. Rachminov said.
18.12.15
Rapaport: Jewelry Returns Outperform UK Equities, London Real Estate, Knight Frank
Jewelry outperformed UK equities and prime central London real estate over the past decade, generating a higher level of return amid lower volatility.
02.12.15
IDEX: Fancy Color Diamond Index Reports Strong Demand for Blue Stones in Q3 2015
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has said that fancy color diamond prices held steady during the third quarter of 2015, in marked contrast to the declines seen in the price of colorless stones.
03.11.15
Barron's: Fancy Colored Diamonds to Sparkle in 2016
Rare diamonds and gemstones will continue to fetch record prices, but there’s value in white diamonds.
11.12.15
Knight Frank Report: Jewellery Special, Luxury Investment Index Q3 2015
Over the 12 months to the end of September the value of the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) rose by 10%. This compares with an 8% drop in the value of the FTSE 100 equities index and a rise of only 1% for the top end of the London residential market
05.12.15
The Blue Moon, the Essence of the Cullinan Mine
While sitting in my seat on the plane heading back home from the exciting 2 days of auctions in Geneva, I was deep in my thoughts, trying to figure out how I can properly describe what happened during these two intense auction days. It was the most anticipated event of the year, and both Christie’s and Sotheby’s delivered on their promise, as always.
02.12.15
Diamond Investment & Intelligence Center: Is the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) reliable?
I have been asked several times in the past few months by consumers and by investors about the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF; www.fcresearch.org), its legitimacy, and its reliability.
04.12.15
Professional Jeweller: Record auction sales boost jewellery investment performance
Findings from the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) have been unveiled, highlighting the growing significance of coloured gemstones and pearls.
27.11.15
New York Post: This 'once in a blue moon diamond' could be worth $55 million
GENEVA — A large blue diamond, one of the world’s rarest, could fetch $35 million to $55 million at auction next week, Sotheby’s said Wednesday, as an industry group reported strong prices for color diamonds ahead of the holiday season.
04.11.15
Rapaport: Beautiful Diamonds that Sell in Any Market
The hype surrounding Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions in Geneva this week created a buzz in the diamond trade that is otherwise starved for excitement.
12.11.15
JCK: Demand for Blue Diamonds Is Up
Third quarter prices for blue diamonds were up 2 percent, with fancy vivid blue prices up 6 percent.
10.11.15
JNA: Fancy Color Diamond Index: Strong demand for fancy blue diamonds in Q3
As the diamond industry gears up for its hot selling holiday season, fancy coloured diamond prices are holding steady. According to the Fancy Color Diamond Index, prices of these diamonds remained stable during the third quarter of 2015, at a time when white diamond prices showed declines of 6 to 10 percent. The best performing fancy coloured diamonds were vivid blues, which showed price increases of up to 6 percent over the previous quarter, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said in a press release.
03.11.15
Reuters: "Once in a blue moon diamond" could fetch up to $55 million
A large blue diamond, one of the world's rarest, could fetch $35-55 million at auction next week, Sotheby's said on Wednesday, as an industry group reported strong prices for color diamonds ahead of the holiday season.
04.11.15
Professional Jeweller: Strong demand for blue fancy colour diamonds in Q3 2015
As the diamond industry gears up for the holiday season, fancy colour diamond prices are holding steady, according to the Fancy Color Diamond Index.
04.11.15
Rapaport: Fancy Color Diamond Prices Stable in 3Q
Fancy color diamond prices were stable during the third quarter of 2015 even as white diamond prices continue to decline, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
04.11.15
Rapaport: Blue Diamonds Drive Color Index Higher in Q2
The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI™) rose in the second quarter, driven mainly by the blue-diamond categories, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation. Fancy-color diamonds continued to outperform, showing price strength amid a backdrop of declines in their white counterparts during the second quarter.
25.08.15
Jewellery News Asia: New price trend index marks launch of Fancy Color Research Foundation
An index launched by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) revealed that fancy coloured diamonds have delivered strong and consistent price increases, outperforming key global asset indices, since 2005.
25.06.15
Diamond World: Colour Me Fancy!
Initiated by Eden Rachminov, The Fancy Colour Research Foundation was officially launched in 2014, along with the new price trend index.
15.06.15
Jewellery Review HK: Latest Fancy Color Diamond Index Shows Colored Diamonds are Growing in Value
Analysis of the latest data published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) in its third Fancy Color Index reveals a stark contrast between the performance of colored diamonds and their colorless counterparts.
08.06.15
Retail Jeweller: Fancy Colour Diamond Index shows growth in value
Data from the third Fancy Colour Index published by the Fancy Colour Research Foundation has revealed a growth in value of fancy coloured diamonds.
13.05.15
Rapaport: Fancy Color Diamond Index Holds Firm
Analysis of the latest data published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) in its third Fancy Color Index reveals a stark contrast between the performance of colored diamonds and their colorless counterparts.
13.05.15
IDEX: Fancy Color Index Shows Colored Diamonds Strengthening
According to the latest data published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) in its third Fancy Color Index, the value of fancy colored diamonds continued to hold firm, with key categories increasing in value between January and April 2015.
13.05.15
Chinese Jewellery News Asia: The Fancy Colour Index Displays Market Price Changes
Since retailers face difficulties in predicting the price of fancy colors diamonds and trading challenges, the Fancy Color Research Foundation was established last year to help this market to open new information channels.
08.05.15
Taiwan Jewellery Information: Fancy Color Diamond Prices Stable
The Fancy Color Diamond Index indicates that fancy color diamond prices were stable in the last months of 2014.
08.05.15
Darizi Magazine: For the first time, the Fancy Color Research Foundation has launched a price index for fancy color diamonds
Nowadays, brands and privates are interested in fancy color diamonds and they care about the price fluctuation of the diamonds.
28.04.15
Modern Jewellery: A new technique to analyse the fancy color diamond market - The Fancy Color Diamond Index
As the fancy color diamond market is growing, Chairman of the board of advisers for the FCRF, Eden Rachminov, stated that jewellery retailers as well as private buyers are very enthusiastic to learn more about fancy color diamond pricing trends. Therefore, the FCRF met the need of the industry and launched an official price index of different natural fancy colors diamonds, with data collected since 2005.
27.04.15
Professional Jeweller: FEATURE: Eden Rachminov on fancy colour diamonds
Formally established in 2014, the Fancy Color Research Foundation aims to bring transparency to the coloured diamond trade with its fancy color diamond index —a first-of-its-kind tracker designed to monitor changes in pink, yellow and blue fancy diamonds. Here, Eden Rachminov, one of the founders of the foundation, explains his motives and aims to Professional Jeweller.
16.04.15
The Hindu: Cut out for brave hearts
Intense pinks, luminous blues, or fiery reds aren't the domains of coloured sapphires or rubies alone. The white brilliance of diamonds, thanks to the influence of certain elements and other factors, are sometimes infused with hues of yellows, greens, oranges and more.
28.03.15
China Gems & Jades Magazine: The Fancy Color Diamond Index is launched by The Fancy Color Research Foundation
In November 2014, the Fancy Color Research Foundation launched the Fancy Color Diamond Price Index. (FCDI).
The FCDI is a unique tool analyzing the price behavior of the yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds for a fixed period of time.
02.04.15
Modern Jewellery Magazine: The Price of Colored Diamonds Kept Stable in the 4th Quarter of 2014
The Fancy Color Research Foundation has recently published the Fancy Color Diamonds Price Index of 2014 Q4. The figure demonstrated that in the last several months of 2014, the prices were stable.
01.03.15
Hong Kong Jewellery Magazine: FCRF, a new hub for fancy colour info
Established in the end of 2014, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) is based in Tel Aviv, Israel. It is an organization focused on promoting ethics and transparency of the fancy coloured diamond wholesale and retail segments.
15.03.15
Pursuitist: Pursuitist Q&A: Fancy Colored Diamond Trends
New data from the Fancy Color Research Foundation shows that colored diamonds are remaining strong and consistent in price levels, while overall diamond prices have declined in recent months. The Fancy Color Diamond Index, which measures market value of the colored diamond industry, tracks pricing data and relative popularity of the growing market for colored stones.
09.03.15
Professional Jeweller: Wealth Report shows coloured diamonds on the rise
Findings from the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index and its annual Wealth Report have been unveiled, highlighting the growing significance of coloured diamonds and pearls for investment in the Middle East and Asia.
09.03.15
Times of India: Coloured diamonds are investors' best friends
SURAT: Fancy coloured diamonds are fast overtaking the colourless white gems as long-term safe investment option.

An Israel-based Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has observed in its latest research that fancy color diamonds including pink and blue diamonds have outperformed the white diamonds and their prices were stable in the fourth quarter of 2014 when the colourless white diamonds saw steep price decline of 5-6 per cent across the board during the same period.
05.03.15
Knight Frank: The Wealth Report 2015
And now for the fun stuff. So far in The Wealth Report we’ve talked about big and important themes like global wealth distribution, the world’s most important cities, property markets and investments. In this chapter we look at exciting things like luxury goods, classic cars, art, jewellery and fine wine.
05.03.15
Rapaport: Fancy Color Investment Analysis
Eden Rachminov, the chairman of the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), shares his insights on investment opportunities around fancy color diamonds and explores how these assets have performed in recent years.
27.02.15
InStore Mag: Fancy Color Diamond Prices Demonstrate resilience in Q4
The Fancy Color Diamond Index indicates fancy color diamond prices showed stability in the last months of 2014.

The Fancy Color Diamond Index (The Index), developed by The Fancy Color Research Foundation, was first launched in November 2014 to measure and analyze the performance of these rare diamonds as an alternative asset class. The January 2015 Index read shows that fancy color diamonds are continuing to exhibit consistent price levels, against a backdrop of commodity value declines in Q4 of 2014.
18.02.15
IDEX: Fancy Color Diamond Prices Resilient in Q4 2014
(IDEX Online News) – Fancy color diamond prices showed stability in the last months of 2014, reports the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).

According to the FCRF’s Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for January 2015, fancy color diamonds continue to exhibit consistent price levels against a backdrop of commodity value declines in the fourth quarter of 2014. The January Index furthermore showed that fancy color diamonds remained practically unchanged in the period between October 1 and December 31, 2014.
19.02.15
Rough & Polished: Fancy Color Diamond Index reflects stable prices in Q4 2014
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) published the Fancy Color Diamond Index, first started in 2014 to measure and analyze the performance of these rare diamonds as an alternative asset class. The January 2015 Index shows that fancy color diamonds are continuing to exhibit consistent price levels, against a backdrop of commodity value declines in the fourth quarter of 2014.
19.02.15
GJEPC India: Fancy Colour Diamond Prices Remain Stable in Q4
In its latest report covering the three months ended Dec 31, 2014, The Fancy Color Research Foundation (The FCRF) has noted that The Fancy Color Diamond Index developed by it has remained “practically unchanged”. The Foundation says that “this performance is further testimony to the favorable supply-demand dynamics of fancy color diamonds”.
17.02.15
Hong Kong Jewellery Magazine: Fancy coloured diamonds prices remains “stable” in Q4 2014, says FCRF
The January 2015 statistics of the Fancy Color Diamond Index™ (FCDI) developed by The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) shows that price level of fancy coloured diamonds remained “stable” against falling commodity prices in Q4 of 2014.
17.02.15
Rapaport: The Fancy Color Diamond Index Stable in Q4 2014
According to the most recent index read in January 2015, fancy color diamonds remained practically unchanged in the period between October 1 and December 31, 2014. This performance is further testimony to the favorable supply-demand dynamics of fancy color diamonds.
16.02.15
Professional Jeweller: Coloured diamonds prices ‘stable’ says FCRF
The Fancy Color Diamond Index, developed by The Fancy Color Research Foundation (The FCRF), has presented its January 2015 report highlighting “consistent price levels” in coloured diamonds in Q4 2014.
12.02.15
Jewellery Focus: Fancy colour diamonds not affected by diamond price falls
Fancy colour diamonds are continuing to show consistent price levels, despite a backdrop of commodity value declines in Q4 2014.

This is according to the first Fancy Color Diamond Index developed by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (The FCRF), which was launched in November last year.
11.02.15
Forbes.com: Colored Diamonds: Asia's New Fancy Best Friend
The popularity and price of fancy colored diamonds have been on the rise globally, driven by Asian investors.

From 2006 to 2014, fancy colored diamonds (pink, yellow, and blue diamonds) experienced an average total appreciation of 154.7%, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), a colored diamond index that was established last year. In the same time period, the colorless, white diamond increased by 62.4%, according to the Diamond Prices Index.
05.02.15
Financial Times: How to set a value on the world’s rarest gems
Intensely coloured — or “fancy” — diamonds have long fetched high prices at auction, but in recent years those prices have soared. In 1960, Van Cleef & Arpels bought a 300-year-old rare pink diamond, from India’s Golconda mines, at Sotheby’s in London for $70,000 (equivalent to $555,000 at today’s prices). It weighed 34.64 carats and was known as the Princie. The stone sold again in 2013 at auction for $39m.
18.01.15

2014

Rapaport: Creating a Hub for Fancy Color Diamonds
The Fancy Color Research Foundation was launched in November to promote transparency and enhance consumer demand for fancy color diamonds. The foundation has access to data collected over the past decade about the fancy color diamond market and has developed a price index to track changes in price for pink, yellow and blue diamonds.
26.12.14
Leibish & Co: Fancy Color Research Foundation To Introduce Pricing Index
In order to be a true expert in any field, one must immerse themselves into the industry, soaking up every detail possible. However, if the goal is to serve others and not just themselves, they need to be ready and willing to take information from others as well. To accomplish this demanding task, reliable, extensive, and relevant sources are needed. Eden Rachminov, author of The Fancy Color Diamond Book and managing owner of Rachminov Diamonds, has recently launched a global organization aimed towards bringing transparency, fair-trade principles and high standards of ethics to the fancy color diamond wholesale and retail segments, as well as to promote and enhance consumer and retail confidence and adoption of fancy color diamonds.
03.12.14
Financial Times: Diamonds: miners’ best friend
Diamonds may have been a girl’s best friend since the late 1940s, but Rio Tinto has only just seen the light. This week, the Anglo-Australian company renewed its vows to a division it tried to dump just last year. Now, Rio has earmarked $350m of a shrinking capital spending budget to prolong production at its Diavik mine in Canada, to be spent over four years. This compares with first-half diamond capex of $84m, and rival Anglo American’s $320m via De Beers, of which it owns 85 per cent.
28.11.14
Retail Jeweller: ASK THE EXPERT Q&A: Fancy Color Research Foundation Board Member Eden Rachminov
Following the news that a new not-for-profit organisation called The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has launched Retail Jeweller caught up with one of its board members Eden Rachminov to find out more.
25.11.14
The Times: Diamond hues put sparkle in investor’s eye
Shirley Bassey is hardly renowned as an investment guru, but when it comes to diamonds she might have been on to something. Diamonds are forever is a strategy that would have worked wonders since 2005, at least, according to a new index.
13.11.14
Professional Jeweller: Focus on coloured diamonds for new research body
A new independent organisation called The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has launched aiming to promote fairtrade, ethics and transparency in the fancy coloured diamond retail, wholesale and mining industries.

12.11.14
National Jeweler: Index tracking fancy color diamond prices launched
Tel Aviv--A new global organization launched Wednesday that will focus on tracking prices and supporting sales of fancy color diamonds, particularly yellow, pink and blue stones.
13.11.14
Jewellery Monthly: Fancy colour diamonds identified as stable and high growth alternative
Fancy colour diamonds identified as stable and high growth alternative asset class against a backdrop of global market volatility.
13.11.14
Diamond Insights: New Fancy Coloured Diamonds Index Shows Coloured Diamonds Have Increased By 167% In Value Since Jan 2005
A new index by The Fancy Colour Research Foundation (FCRF) shows that fancy colour diamonds have delivered strong and consistent price increases, outperforming key global asset indices, since 2005.
12.11.14
Rapaport: Fancy Color Diamonds Identified as Stable, High Growth Alternative Asset Class
A new index by The Fancy Color Research Foundation (The FCRF) shows that fancy color diamonds have delivered strong and consistent price increases, outperforming key global asset indices since 2005.
12.11.14

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