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Polished diamond prices increase in India

14 january 2016
After facing a sharp decline in 2015, the polished diamond prices in India had been slowly recovering before the beginning the New Year, bringing back good cheer to the Indian market.
According to the Rapaport group, the certified polished diamond prices in various category rose by 0.50% to 4.7%. Market analysts attribute this to market sentiment that improved in December; and the current shortage of goods in the market due to closure of factories in Nov/Dec 2015. Inventories of polished diamonds presently is lower than normal in Indian market.
Also, initial reports about US holiday season jewellery sales are positive with general retail sales up about 8% and online mobile sales witnessing an increase up to 50-60%.
The price increase was recorded for the first time now, after the polished diamond prices witnessed a continuous decline in 2015. According to Rapaport's Rapnet Price list, the polished diamond prices in various categories decreased between 5.8% and 14.5% last year.
Understandably, there is still very limited dealer and retailer diamond inventory buying due to uncertainty about US post-holiday demand and the Chinese New Year.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished