Polished Diamond Prices Fell Again In August

09/09/2015 16:49

Polished diamond prices dropped further last month, with the sharp declines seen in financial markets worldwide during August not helping sentiment and slashing discretionary spending. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat laboratory-graded diamonds fell 0.9 percent, while for 0.30-carat diamonds there was a 1.7 percent drop, and RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds decreased by 1.9 percent. In bigger stones, RAPI for 3-carat diamonds dropped by 1.5 percent during the month.