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Price of Fancy Color Diamonds Rose 1.0% in Q3 2022

Yellow fancy color prices showed the highest increase

The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) announced the results of the Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) for the third quarter of 2022. After an increase of 0.8% in Q2 2022, the average price of all colors and sizes of fancy color diamonds climbed by 1.0% in Q3 2022. This climb was in contrast to the trend in white diamonds, which declined by 6.7%. Fancy Vivids across all color categories presented the highest increase (1.8%), with Fancy Vivid 8 carats demonstrating a rise of 3.6%, led by Fancy Vivid Pink 8 carats (5.5%). Overall, in the last 12 months, the Yellow segment in all sizes and saturations rose by 3.4% on average, Blues rose by 1.8%, and Pinks by 3.7%.


The Yellow segment rose overall by 1.4% in Q3 2022, led by an increase of 1.7% in the Fancy Intense category, and 1.6% in the Fancy category. The highest increase was evident in the Fancy Vivid 8 ct category (4.0%), with Fancy Intense 3 ct (3.3%) being the runner-up. In Q3 2022 all Yellow diamonds climbed except Fancy Intense 8 ct (-0.7%).


Pink diamonds rose overall by 0.9%, driven mainly by the Fancy Vivid category that increased by 2.7%. The Fancy and Fancy Intense grades climbed by 0.5% and 0.4%, respectively. Interestingly, Fancy Vivid 8 ct was the highest climber (5.5%) while Fancy Intense 8 ct was the highest slider (-2.2%).


Blue diamonds increased by 0.6% in Q3 2022 with Fancy Vivid 2 ct and 1.5 ct presenting the highest climb, 2.6% and 1.8%, respectively. The Fancy Vivid category (1.0%) outperformed the Fancy and Fancy Intense categories (0.2% and 0.4%). The weakest result was evident in Fancy Intense 10 ct (-1.1%).

FCRF Board member Eden Rachminov said: “The index results reflect price changes in cushion-shaped diamonds with average visual characteristics. From what I have seen, the price of stones with high-quality visual properties and shapes that are in high demand has increased even higher than what is reflected in the graphs“.

The Fancy Color Diamond Index is published by the non-profit Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), tracking pricing data for Yellow, Pink, and Blue Fancy Color Diamonds in the major global trading centers – Hong Kong, New York, Geneva, and Tel Aviv.