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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report

As of February 4

Feb 4, 2016 10:00 AM   By Rapaport News
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  Polished trading slows slightly as Hong Kong and Chinese wholesale buyers close for Chinese New Year vacation. Domestic Indian demand cautious as weak rupee (-2.6% from Jan. 1 to 68/$1) weighs on sentiment. India tops Nielsen global ranking of consumer confidence. Demand from U.S. and Israeli dealers steady with some inventory buying. Good demand for 0.30-2ct., D-J, VS-SI, RapSpec A2 (3X, none) diamonds with some shift toward lower-priced 3VG goods. Shortages supporting prices as new polished production entering the market at a slow pace. Large Surat factories raising manufacturing levels and small cutters returning as rough becomes affordable

Round  
-1 point: Good demand: $250-$450 whites.
  Fair demand: $300-$400 white natts.
-2 point: Fair demand: $300-$450 whites and $250-$350 white natts.
2-7 point: Good demand: $300-$450 whites.
  Fair demand $250-$350 white natts.
8-18 point: Very good demand: +$300 whites.
20 points: Fair demand: -$400 & +$650 whites.
25 points: Good demand: +$700 whites.
  Fair demand: $-400 whites.
33 points: Good demand: $700-$1300 whites.
  Fair demand: $400-$700 whites.
50 points: Good demand: +$1000-$1500 whites.
  Fair demand: -$800 whites.
75 points: Fair demand: $700-$900 and +$1,500 whites.
1 carat+: Good demand: +$1,500 whites and top shades.
  Fair demand: $700-$1000 whites.
   
Princess  
-3 point: Fair demand: $200-$300 whites.
+3 point: Fair demand: $200-$300 whites.
+9-18 point: Good demand: $350-$500 whites.
20 point: Fair demand: $600-$700 whites.
25 point: Fair demand: $800-$900 whites.
33 point: Fair demand: $500-$800 whites.
50 point: Good demand: +$800 whites.
75 point: Fair demand: $1,000-$1,400 whites.
1 carat+: Fair demand: +$1,500 whites.
   
Marquise  
-6 point: Fair demand: $400-$550 whites.
+7-18 point: Good demand: $500-$800 whites.
20 point: Fair demand: $300-$500 whites.
25 point: Good demand: $350-$550 whites.
33 point: Good demand: $500-$700 whites.
50 point: Good demand: $800-$1000 whites.
75 point: Fair demand: $800-$1000 whites.
1 carat+: Fair demand: +$1000 whites.
   
Tapers & Baguettes  
  Fair demand: $350-$400 2mm-2.5mm whites.
                        $450-$500 2.5mm-3mm whites.
                        $600-$700 3mm-4mm whites.
                        $700-$800 4mm-5mm whites.
                        $800-$1,000 +5mm whites.
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