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  • Average price index of pink, blue, and yellow fancy-coloured diamonds since Q4 2021
  • Average price index of blue fancy-coloured diamonds from Q1 2022 to Q4 2022
  • Average price index of pink fancy-coloured diamonds from Q1 2022 to Q4 2022
  • Average price index of yellow fancy-coloured diamonds from Q1 2022 to Q4 2022

Fancy-coloured Diamonds Outperform Main Markets in 2022, says FCRF


The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced the results of the Q4 and 2022 full year Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) recently. The average price of all colours and sizes of fancy coloured diamonds rose by 3.9 percent in 2022, let by a 4.6-percent increase in all yellows, followed by a 3.9-percent rise in pinks and 1.8 percent in blues.


The annual increment of the yellow category was led by an increase of 5.6 percent in the intense grade across all sizes, 5.5-percent rise in the fancy grade and 3.7 percent in the vivid grade. The sharpest increase of 9 percent in the past year was seen in the fancy 8 carat grade, and fancy vivid 5 carat increasing by 6.6 percent. In Q4 2022, all yellows rose by 1.5 percent with no decrease seen in any segment. 


During 2022, weight categories of pinks below 8 carats presented significantly better results (with an average climb of 5.5 percent) than higher weight categories. The vivid 1.5 carat grade was the highest climber among all fancy diamonds in 2022, with an increase of 9.3 percent. 


Blue diamonds showed a moderate increase of 0.4 percent in the last quarter, and completed a 1.8-percent appreciation for the whole year. In 2022, the fancy vivid category rose by 2.7 percent, outperforming the fancy grade that increased by 1.5 percent and the fancy intense that decreased 0.3 percent. The highest increase of 6.4 percent in the blue segment was in the 2 carat category.


FCRF data supplier Israel Papushado said: 2022 was a very good year for yellow fancy-coloured diamonds in all sizes and saturations. It seems like yellow diamonds with high visual grades and in certain shapes increased by more than what is reflected in the index. Pink fancy-coloured diamonds performed with no significant change in comparison to previous years, however, blue diamonds did not perform as expected, probably due to limitations in the Chinese market which seems to change very soon.” (Photo courtesy: FCRF)





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