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Pink diamonds outperform blues and yellows in Q1 2019 

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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,

For Q1, pink diamonds increased by 0.5%, while blue diamonds showed a very slight decrease of 0.2%, and yellow diamonds fell by 1.5%.

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The pink category in all saturation and sizes increased by 0.5%, led by the 3 and 5ct vivid pink categories, which increased by an average of 3.1%. The rest of the categories showed no change in comparison to the previous quarter.

Although the fancy blue 1.5 ct category showed an increase of 3.4%, and fancy vivid blue 1.5 ct category increased by 1.3%, overall this category withness a drop. The highest appreciation in Q1 2019 was presented by 1ct fancy intense blue, which showed a rise of 3.9%

While the yellow segment decreased by 1.5% in Q1, the 1ct category in fancy yellow increased by 1.2% showing a recovery after decreasing by 1.6% in 2018.

The Fancy Color Diamond Index is published by the non-profit Fancy Color Research Foundation, tracking pricing data for yellow, pink, and blue fancy color diamonds in three key global trading centers – Hong Kong, New York, and Tel Aviv.

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Stacey Hailes

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