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FCDI Q2 2021

Q2 2021: A Positive Trajectory for all Fancy Color Diamonds 

New York, July 29 2021: The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the results of the Q2 2021Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI). Prices of Fancy Color Diamonds across the board increased by 0.2% during Q2 2021. Blues (0.4%) and Pinks (0.3%) led the increase, while Yellows rose by 0.1%, as opposed to the slight decrease in the previous quarter. The price rise follows a 0.3% overall price increase in Q1 2021.

Pink

Pink diamond prices rose by 0.3% in Q2, mainly due to an increase of 0.6% in the Fancy grade category, with 2 and 3 carat Fancy Pinks rising by 1.6% and 2%, respectively. The 1 carat Fancy Pinks were the highest climbers in the Pink category (2.2%), while 10 carat Fancy Pinks showed a downturn in price, decreasing by -1.1%.

Blue

Blue diamond prices presented an overall increase of 0.4%, following an appreciation of 0.8% in the Fancy grade category. The 1.5 and 2 carat Blues, in all saturations, showed the highest increase (1.3%), with Fancy Blue 1.5 carats rising by 1.7% and Fancy Intense Blue 1.5 carats rising by 2.2%. Meanwhile, 3 and 5 carats in all saturation levels slightly declined by -0.2% and -0.1%, respectively.

Yellow

Yellow diamonds remained stable in Q2, with an increase of 0.1%. Most segments performed better in Q2 compared to Q1. The most prominent increase was in 5 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow (+1.3%). Fancy Vivid Yellow in the 10 carat category were a close second highest climber by 0.9%, while 10 carat Fancy Yellow presented a drop of -2.1%.  

For a complete data analysis, please visit www.fcresearch.org

 

 

Category Q2/21 vs. Q1/21

3M 2021

Q4/20 vs. Q4/19

12M 2020

All Fancy Color Diamonds 0.2% -0.8%
All Yellow Fancy Color Diamonds   0.1% -0.3%
All Pink Fancy Color Diamonds 0.3% -0.9%
All Blue Fancy Color Diamonds 0.4% -1.3%

FCRF Advisory Board member, Oren Schneider, CEO of Circa, said:  ”As retail in the US, Asia and Europe copes with the new realities and constraints of a COVID-economy, we are still seeing supply shortages in the Fancy Color Diamond segment that provide pricing stability. Inventories are still at a historically low level for this product.” 

FCDI Q1 2021

Q1 2021: Fancy color prices increase as the US rebounds from Covid

New York, May 4th,  2021: The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced today the Fancy Color Diamond INDEX results for Q1 2021. Prices of Fancy Color diamonds increased by 0.3% during Q1 2021 with Blues (0.5%) and Pinks (0.4%) marking the direction. 

Following a challenging year, the first quarter of 2021 proved that Fancy Color Diamond prices are resilient and on the rise across the board as things in the USA slowly go back to normal. In Q1 2021, Fancy Intense and Fancy Vivid segments both presented an increase of 0.4% in comparison to a slight decrease of 0.2% in the Fancy segment. The noticeable decrease this past quarter was in the Fancy 2 carats category (-1.1%). Conversely, the Fancy Intense 2 carats category presented the highest climb of 2.6% in Q1 2021, followed by the Fancy Intense 3 carats segment increasing by 1.9%

Pink
Prices of Pink diamonds presented an increase of  0.4% across the board, led by an increase of 1.5% and 1.4% in 2 and 3 carats in all saturations. Fancy Intense Pink diamonds of 2 carats rose by  3.4% and Fancy Intense Pink of 3 carats  increased by 2.3%. Prices of Fancy Pink of 2 carats decreased by -1.1%.

Blue
Blue diamonds presented a price rise of 0.5%, with 1.5 carat Fancy Intense Blue  leading with an increase of 2.6%. 1.5 carats in all blue saturations rose by 1.5%, with the Fancy Vivid Blue 1.5 carats rising by 1.9% as well. Prices of Fancy Blue 3 carats decreased by  -1.4%

Yellow
Fancy Vivid Yellow 3 carats and Fancy Vivid Yellow 10 carats showed a price increase of 1.1% and 1.2% respectively. In Q1 2021, the Yellow diamonds demonstrated a minor price decrease of -0.2% after a stable year, with the Fancy Yellow 5 carats segment dropping by -2.4%.

For a complete data analysis, please visit www.fcresearch.org

Category Q1/21 vs. Q4/20

3M 2020

Q4/20 vs. Q4/19

12M 2020

All Fancy Color Diamonds 0.3% -0.8%
All Yellow Fancy Color Diamonds -0.2% -0.3%
All Pink Fancy Color Diamonds 0.4% -0.9%
All Blue Fancy Color Diamonds 0.5% -1.3%

FCRF Data supplier David Shara said: “As the USA rebounds from Covid-19 we are witnessing an uplift in spirits, which in turn affects the demand for luxury goods. We see now, and will see a continuous rise in prices of Fancy Color diamonds.”

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